Counselling in Kennington, London

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Mehboob Dada
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Kennington, London SE11
I provide counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, enabling an exploration of personal issues. I have worked on issues related to relationships, depression, harm reduction, trauma and bereavement. Skilled in empowering individuals addressing self-esteem and acceptance. Working with cultural, religious or sexual minorities is central to my practice.
I provide counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, enabling an exploration of personal issues. I have worked on issues related to relationships, depression, harm reduction, trauma and bereavement. Skilled in empowering individuals addressing self-esteem and acceptance. Working with cultural, religious or sexual minorities is central to my practice.
020 3962 1127 View 020 3962 1127
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Sam Cotton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennington, London SE11
I’m Sam - I’ve been a psychotherapist for about eight years. I became a therapist because I had been in therapy for years myself and it really helped, and so I wanted to support others in the same way. I’m Scottish living in Central London, a gay man and I work with people of any gender or sexual orientation - I have a wide mix of clients, some straight, some gay, some people of colour, some white, male, female, non binary and everything in between. I’m 50 years old, had countless jobs and lots of life experience before training in psychotherapy. My style is warm, non-judgmental, empathic and challenging when appropriate!
I’m Sam - I’ve been a psychotherapist for about eight years. I became a therapist because I had been in therapy for years myself and it really helped, and so I wanted to support others in the same way. I’m Scottish living in Central London, a gay man and I work with people of any gender or sexual orientation - I have a wide mix of clients, some straight, some gay, some people of colour, some white, male, female, non binary and everything in between. I’m 50 years old, had countless jobs and lots of life experience before training in psychotherapy. My style is warm, non-judgmental, empathic and challenging when appropriate!
020 4538 5073 View 020 4538 5073
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Diana Rollanson-Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Kennington, London SW9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes you just need to find space to clear your head and find your own solution, with someone listening, prompting, clarifying and challenging your assumptions on the way. I provide a safe place for you to do this, to explore the concerns and issues you have, without fear of being judged. I work short and long term depending on your needs. With over 20 years of coaching experience and a decade of delivering therapy working with adults and young people. I specialise in supporting you to move into new ways of being, to emerge into a life of vision and purpose living fully and authentically in every area of your life.
Sometimes you just need to find space to clear your head and find your own solution, with someone listening, prompting, clarifying and challenging your assumptions on the way. I provide a safe place for you to do this, to explore the concerns and issues you have, without fear of being judged. I work short and long term depending on your needs. With over 20 years of coaching experience and a decade of delivering therapy working with adults and young people. I specialise in supporting you to move into new ways of being, to emerge into a life of vision and purpose living fully and authentically in every area of your life.
020 4524 3102 View 020 4524 3102
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Meret Aeschlimann
MA
Verified
Kennington, London SW9
I am a child-centred play therapist and work with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Play therapy is a therapeutic approach which allows the child to process their emotions, trauma and relationship dynamics through play, the child's natural form of communication. Play therapy helps children process traumatic events and relationships, gain more self-esteem and self-acceptance, and lessens anxiety and depression. As a play therapist I provide a safe and containing setting by building a trusting, therapeutic relationship with the child. I am registered with BAPT and follow their code of ethics.
I am a child-centred play therapist and work with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Play therapy is a therapeutic approach which allows the child to process their emotions, trauma and relationship dynamics through play, the child's natural form of communication. Play therapy helps children process traumatic events and relationships, gain more self-esteem and self-acceptance, and lessens anxiety and depression. As a play therapist I provide a safe and containing setting by building a trusting, therapeutic relationship with the child. I am registered with BAPT and follow their code of ethics.
020 7123 8359 View 020 7123 8359
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Marie Maguire
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Kennington, London SW9
I am fascinated by how psychotherapy can transform our lives. I learn anew from each client and focus on any issue they bring. I have particular expertise in working with the ever-shifting landscape of sexuality, gender, identity and orientation. I am published worldwide on these issues. I have worked for decades in a multicultural area and also in projects based around women's issues and class.
I am fascinated by how psychotherapy can transform our lives. I learn anew from each client and focus on any issue they bring. I have particular expertise in working with the ever-shifting landscape of sexuality, gender, identity and orientation. I am published worldwide on these issues. I have worked for decades in a multicultural area and also in projects based around women's issues and class.
020 8106 8977 View 020 8106 8977
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Karolina Christopher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Kennington, London SE1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with self-esteem issues or low mood? Talking things through can help, whether it's troubling thoughts, painful life events or negative patterns that seem to repeat themselves in your life or relationships. My style is relational, and I take a holistic (mind/body) view on emotional wellbeing. I help you gently explore and address the root of the problem, so you can feel calmer inside and begin to enjoy life again. I also offer somatic work and creative arts therapy for those who like working in this way.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with self-esteem issues or low mood? Talking things through can help, whether it's troubling thoughts, painful life events or negative patterns that seem to repeat themselves in your life or relationships. My style is relational, and I take a holistic (mind/body) view on emotional wellbeing. I help you gently explore and address the root of the problem, so you can feel calmer inside and begin to enjoy life again. I also offer somatic work and creative arts therapy for those who like working in this way.
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Davis Emotional Well-being
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Kennington, London SE1
Hello! My name is Anthony Davis. I am an experienced psychotherapist and coach accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered with the Association for Coaching. I have 13 years’ experience working in mental health, social care and charity sector with individuals of various age groups and diverse backgrounds. I provide face to face and online therapy and coaching. All of us have the potential for personal change, growth and development and my goal is to help you develop the coping skills necessary to manage life’s difficulties.
Hello! My name is Anthony Davis. I am an experienced psychotherapist and coach accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered with the Association for Coaching. I have 13 years’ experience working in mental health, social care and charity sector with individuals of various age groups and diverse backgrounds. I provide face to face and online therapy and coaching. All of us have the potential for personal change, growth and development and my goal is to help you develop the coping skills necessary to manage life’s difficulties.
020 3856 4152 View 020 3856 4152
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Beth Anfilogoff
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Kennington, London SE17  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be daunting. I view my role as supporting people in understanding themselves better or making changes in their lives. I have worked with a wide range of challenges such as depression and anxiety, difficult life events, relationship issues and trauma. I work with adults across the life-span, ages 18+. I have a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, which is the highest academic qualification, and means I am accredited with the HCPC, who regulate my profession as a psychologist.
Starting therapy can be daunting. I view my role as supporting people in understanding themselves better or making changes in their lives. I have worked with a wide range of challenges such as depression and anxiety, difficult life events, relationship issues and trauma. I work with adults across the life-span, ages 18+. I have a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, which is the highest academic qualification, and means I am accredited with the HCPC, who regulate my profession as a psychologist.
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Rene Coffey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Kennington, London SE17
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in a respectful, collaborative relationship which focuses on your individual history, context, personality and life situation in the here-and-now. Through empathic listening, I aim to enable us to explore your patterns and concerns at a safe pace, and in depth. Our thoughtful dialogue can help you build a more compassionate and insightful understanding, appreciation and acceptance of yourself. We will explore ways to enable you to connect with your feelings, wishes, needs and voice, and to build on strategies for managing your life in ways that feel more empowered, authentic, creative and meaningful.
I believe in a respectful, collaborative relationship which focuses on your individual history, context, personality and life situation in the here-and-now. Through empathic listening, I aim to enable us to explore your patterns and concerns at a safe pace, and in depth. Our thoughtful dialogue can help you build a more compassionate and insightful understanding, appreciation and acceptance of yourself. We will explore ways to enable you to connect with your feelings, wishes, needs and voice, and to build on strategies for managing your life in ways that feel more empowered, authentic, creative and meaningful.
020 3835 5342 View 020 3835 5342
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Edinson Zapata Castrillon
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennington, London SE1
I'm a counsellor who brings calm and peacefulness into the chaotic and hectic situations of modern times. I am able to maintain the calm and serenity required when dealing with issues and experiences that could bring painful feelings and overwhelming emotions. I use a Person-Centred approach to counselling. I believe that everyone has the innate ability to resolve their psycho-emotional issues and decide on the best direction to take in order to live a happy and fulfilling life. I can create the right environment so that each individual can explore the best way to achieve this for themselves.
I'm a counsellor who brings calm and peacefulness into the chaotic and hectic situations of modern times. I am able to maintain the calm and serenity required when dealing with issues and experiences that could bring painful feelings and overwhelming emotions. I use a Person-Centred approach to counselling. I believe that everyone has the innate ability to resolve their psycho-emotional issues and decide on the best direction to take in order to live a happy and fulfilling life. I can create the right environment so that each individual can explore the best way to achieve this for themselves.
020 4538 7827 View 020 4538 7827
Caroline Parks
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennington, London SW9  (Online Only)
Everyone walks through shadow and light during the course of their lives. Often we can work our way through the difficult times with help from friends and family, or our own internal resource. But sometimes we just need something more than this. A space to be deeply heard; where there is no judgement; where we can explore the troubling; difficult; unexplored aspects of ourselves and experience. As we do this they often lead us in the direction of our own innate wisdom to find the answer to what is troubling us. As a person centred therapist; it is this unique space that I will provide.
Everyone walks through shadow and light during the course of their lives. Often we can work our way through the difficult times with help from friends and family, or our own internal resource. But sometimes we just need something more than this. A space to be deeply heard; where there is no judgement; where we can explore the troubling; difficult; unexplored aspects of ourselves and experience. As we do this they often lead us in the direction of our own innate wisdom to find the answer to what is troubling us. As a person centred therapist; it is this unique space that I will provide.
020 3667 9640 View 020 3667 9640
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Talia Drew
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kennington, London SW9  (Online Only)
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist with several years’ experience working in NHS settings, including long-term health conditions, eating disorders, child and adolescent services, adult mental health and inpatient settings. I am trained in a range of evidence-based approaches including Systemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Typically, my approach is integrative as I try to adapt different therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs. I am currently based in an NHS eating disorder service, and offer evening sessions online for private work.
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist with several years’ experience working in NHS settings, including long-term health conditions, eating disorders, child and adolescent services, adult mental health and inpatient settings. I am trained in a range of evidence-based approaches including Systemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Typically, my approach is integrative as I try to adapt different therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs. I am currently based in an NHS eating disorder service, and offer evening sessions online for private work.
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Michelle Halabi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Kennington, London SE1
Hello, my name’s Michelle and I am a Chartered Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. My experience ranges from various issues such as bereavement/grief, trauma, domestic abuse, postnatal depression, homelessness, personality disorders, mental/physical health problems, issues with alcohol, substances as work difficulties. Together, we can make meaning of personal loss, help you to better cope with the difficulties you are facing, address any work challenges you are experiencing, or have healthier relationships.
Hello, my name’s Michelle and I am a Chartered Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. My experience ranges from various issues such as bereavement/grief, trauma, domestic abuse, postnatal depression, homelessness, personality disorders, mental/physical health problems, issues with alcohol, substances as work difficulties. Together, we can make meaning of personal loss, help you to better cope with the difficulties you are facing, address any work challenges you are experiencing, or have healthier relationships.
020 3856 3495 View 020 3856 3495
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Gemma Autumn
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified
Kennington, London SE11
Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Low self-esteem? I offer therapeutic counselling using talking and creative therapy so you can plant the seeds of awareness and grow change in your life. I (she/her) am a trained integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, ecopsychotherapist and practising artist. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout, trauma, attachment, creative blocks, divorce, intimacy, abuse, sexuality, OCD, religion, family problems, money stories, spiritual disconnection, psychedelic integration and living abroad.
Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Low self-esteem? I offer therapeutic counselling using talking and creative therapy so you can plant the seeds of awareness and grow change in your life. I (she/her) am a trained integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, ecopsychotherapist and practising artist. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout, trauma, attachment, creative blocks, divorce, intimacy, abuse, sexuality, OCD, religion, family problems, money stories, spiritual disconnection, psychedelic integration and living abroad.
020 4538 2317 View 020 4538 2317
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Ian Martin
MSc
Kennington, London SE11
My name is Ian Martin and I'm an accredited (AREBT) Psychotherapist with practices in Central, South and South-West London. I'm also a Senior Lecturer with The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in Central London (www.ccbttherapies.org.uk). I see clients at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, and in private practise in Central London. www.selfacceptance.co
My name is Ian Martin and I'm an accredited (AREBT) Psychotherapist with practices in Central, South and South-West London. I'm also a Senior Lecturer with The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in Central London (www.ccbttherapies.org.uk). I see clients at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, and in private practise in Central London. www.selfacceptance.co
020 8138 9305 View 020 8138 9305
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Fergus A Mooney
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennington, London SE11
The world can be frustrating when you get tangled up in unhealthy thinking patterns. You can feel lost, or overwhelmed, with moments of real darkness. That is where I can help. If you lose control of your anger or your anxiety holds you back, we can unpack what makes you tick. If you hide your emotions in harmful behaviour, we can uncover them. What I enjoy most is helping people to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I used to this when working with the Prince's Trust and Mind, the leading UK mental health agency. This gave me insight into those dealing with addiction, anxiety and depression.
The world can be frustrating when you get tangled up in unhealthy thinking patterns. You can feel lost, or overwhelmed, with moments of real darkness. That is where I can help. If you lose control of your anger or your anxiety holds you back, we can unpack what makes you tick. If you hide your emotions in harmful behaviour, we can uncover them. What I enjoy most is helping people to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I used to this when working with the Prince's Trust and Mind, the leading UK mental health agency. This gave me insight into those dealing with addiction, anxiety and depression.
020 3893 3563 View 020 3893 3563
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Vanja Rossberg
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Kennington, London SE1
I am a Couple and Family Psychotherapist with more than 15 years experience of working with individuals, couples and families who have seen their emotional stability and relationships being impacted by life experiences, like physical or mental health struggles, trauma, loss, challenging transitions between life cycle stages, separation, relationship conflict or adverse childhood experiences. I facilitate work that gives the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what is going on for you, a clearer idea of how you would like things to be, exploring and experimenting with ways to achieve this.
I am a Couple and Family Psychotherapist with more than 15 years experience of working with individuals, couples and families who have seen their emotional stability and relationships being impacted by life experiences, like physical or mental health struggles, trauma, loss, challenging transitions between life cycle stages, separation, relationship conflict or adverse childhood experiences. I facilitate work that gives the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what is going on for you, a clearer idea of how you would like things to be, exploring and experimenting with ways to achieve this.
020 3835 6242 View 020 3835 6242
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Caroline Newell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kennington, London SW9
Do you feel that you’re constantly reinventing yourself in order to feel accepted? Do you put others’ needs and wants before your own? Maybe you’re going through a major transition in your life, which is causing you to question who you are or where you fit in. Whether the transition is expected, chosen or imposed, it can be difficult to adjust whilst enduring intense feelings of fear and uncertainty. If this sounds familiar and you would like to start making positive changes then give me a call or email me. I will help you to heal the disconnection and build resilience, so you can develop strength from the challenges you’re facing.
Do you feel that you’re constantly reinventing yourself in order to feel accepted? Do you put others’ needs and wants before your own? Maybe you’re going through a major transition in your life, which is causing you to question who you are or where you fit in. Whether the transition is expected, chosen or imposed, it can be difficult to adjust whilst enduring intense feelings of fear and uncertainty. If this sounds familiar and you would like to start making positive changes then give me a call or email me. I will help you to heal the disconnection and build resilience, so you can develop strength from the challenges you’re facing.
020 3835 3425 View 020 3835 3425
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Dr Rosanna Michalczuk
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kennington, London SE11  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming process for many people. I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people to explore their thoughts and feelings. I have a broad range of interests and over 15 years experience in the field of mental health including treating low self esteem, anxiety, sleep problems and depression. I take pride in my collaborative and empathic approach, wanting to understand and learn from my clients’ unique perspectives and experiences. When I feel that I have played a part in helping someone move closer to the life they value and deserve, it is the most rewarding work I can imagine.
Therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming process for many people. I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people to explore their thoughts and feelings. I have a broad range of interests and over 15 years experience in the field of mental health including treating low self esteem, anxiety, sleep problems and depression. I take pride in my collaborative and empathic approach, wanting to understand and learn from my clients’ unique perspectives and experiences. When I feel that I have played a part in helping someone move closer to the life they value and deserve, it is the most rewarding work I can imagine.
020 4538 5393 View 020 4538 5393
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Patrizia Di Camillo
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified
Kennington, London SW8
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kennington, London

60+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Kennington, London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Kennington, London see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kennington, 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.