Counselling in Ladbroke Grove, London

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Helen Woods
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11  (Online Only)
I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person Centred Experiential Therapy. Working as a Senior Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the NHS I have helped many people overcome depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, eating disorders, relationship issues, as well as helping to manage living with Long Term Conditions such as IBS and Long Covid. My postgraduate training was at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, where I received tuition from world leading experts in CBT.
I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person Centred Experiential Therapy. Working as a Senior Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the NHS I have helped many people overcome depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, eating disorders, relationship issues, as well as helping to manage living with Long Term Conditions such as IBS and Long Covid. My postgraduate training was at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, where I received tuition from world leading experts in CBT.
020 7870 3429 View 020 7870 3429
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Paul Moldovan
Counsellor
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am Paul, I am a London-based accredited and registered ACCPH and BAATN counsellor and therapist providing adults and young individuals, couples and groups therapies. My approach is warm and non judgemental that will help you to understand and resolve situations around your health and stress, relationships, anxiety, work related issues, self confidence, trauma and stuck behavioural patterns.
I am Paul, I am a London-based accredited and registered ACCPH and BAATN counsellor and therapist providing adults and young individuals, couples and groups therapies. My approach is warm and non judgemental that will help you to understand and resolve situations around your health and stress, relationships, anxiety, work related issues, self confidence, trauma and stuck behavioural patterns.
020 3871 8700 View 020 3871 8700
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Daniela Stablum
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W10  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working in the NHS with children, adolescents and adults. I help parents understand their child’s behaviour and emotional needs. My areas of expertise is in neurodiversity - autism spectrum condition, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents - and associated mental health needs - low self esteem, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties. For parents, I offer sessions to identify parenting/behavioural strategies and pre and post diagnostic support. I also offer individual sessions for children and young people.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working in the NHS with children, adolescents and adults. I help parents understand their child’s behaviour and emotional needs. My areas of expertise is in neurodiversity - autism spectrum condition, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents - and associated mental health needs - low self esteem, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties. For parents, I offer sessions to identify parenting/behavioural strategies and pre and post diagnostic support. I also offer individual sessions for children and young people.
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Christina Macadam
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adolescents and young people since 2015. I have worked in NHS CAMHS, the third sector and schools, and currently work in private practice and the Nightingale Hospital. I support adolescents and young adults with a range of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, self-destructive thoughts and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively to explore and make sense of some of the difficulties that individuals are experiencing and how it might be affecting their behaviour, thoughts or feelings.
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adolescents and young people since 2015. I have worked in NHS CAMHS, the third sector and schools, and currently work in private practice and the Nightingale Hospital. I support adolescents and young adults with a range of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, self-destructive thoughts and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively to explore and make sense of some of the difficulties that individuals are experiencing and how it might be affecting their behaviour, thoughts or feelings.
020 4538 8639 View 020 4538 8639
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Elizabeth Shaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W10
I feel the best thing about therapy is being seen, being held in mind, knowing that when you walk into that room you are free to speak openly in a way you may feel unable to with anyone else in your life. Whatever is behind your reason for looking for therapy now, an immediate crisis, a lack of motivation, social anxiety, relationship issues, a background or childhood that you feel may be getting in your way I hope that you will take the possibly life changing step to understand yourself more deeply.
I feel the best thing about therapy is being seen, being held in mind, knowing that when you walk into that room you are free to speak openly in a way you may feel unable to with anyone else in your life. Whatever is behind your reason for looking for therapy now, an immediate crisis, a lack of motivation, social anxiety, relationship issues, a background or childhood that you feel may be getting in your way I hope that you will take the possibly life changing step to understand yourself more deeply.
020 8138 8845 View 020 8138 8845
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Dr Panos Platanitis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and BPS. I am trained to Doctoral level to deliver psychological therapy, working with adults from a wide range of backgrounds. I practice various therapeutic models including CBT, EMDR, psychoanalytical and Schema therapy. I have over 10 years of experience working in mental health services, in both the NHS and private healthcare, supporting clients with a wide range of mild to severe difficulties.
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and BPS. I am trained to Doctoral level to deliver psychological therapy, working with adults from a wide range of backgrounds. I practice various therapeutic models including CBT, EMDR, psychoanalytical and Schema therapy. I have over 10 years of experience working in mental health services, in both the NHS and private healthcare, supporting clients with a wide range of mild to severe difficulties.
020 3816 3649 View 020 3816 3649
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Eva Maiwald
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W10
I am a highly skilled chartered psychologist and psychotherapist with wide experience working in international and UK clinical settings. I specialise in more complex presentations, often trauma-related and/or resistant to change. A lot of my clients present with mood- or anxiety-driven symptoms that stem from more long-term patterns. Some have had therapy before and might feel frustrated or a bit hopeless about their experience. Or they are already very well educated about their symptoms and are looking for a way to turn all that knowledge into the results they are hoping for. I am here to support you with all my experience.
I am a highly skilled chartered psychologist and psychotherapist with wide experience working in international and UK clinical settings. I specialise in more complex presentations, often trauma-related and/or resistant to change. A lot of my clients present with mood- or anxiety-driven symptoms that stem from more long-term patterns. Some have had therapy before and might feel frustrated or a bit hopeless about their experience. Or they are already very well educated about their symptoms and are looking for a way to turn all that knowledge into the results they are hoping for. I am here to support you with all my experience.
07533 063576 View 07533 063576
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Heather Finlay
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W10
I offer therapy in a safe environment, providing confidential, non-judgemental support to help you explore the difficulties that have led you to seek help. I strive to build a supportive and trusting relationship through listening and talking, to work through issues that may be upsetting you, such as relationship problems, loss, anxiety, depression, shame, trauma, addictions or low self-esteem. We will explore these problems together and find ways to manage feelings that may overwhelm you, challenge self defeating behaviour, identify goals and increase motivation to change, through sessions tailor made to meet your needs.
I offer therapy in a safe environment, providing confidential, non-judgemental support to help you explore the difficulties that have led you to seek help. I strive to build a supportive and trusting relationship through listening and talking, to work through issues that may be upsetting you, such as relationship problems, loss, anxiety, depression, shame, trauma, addictions or low self-esteem. We will explore these problems together and find ways to manage feelings that may overwhelm you, challenge self defeating behaviour, identify goals and increase motivation to change, through sessions tailor made to meet your needs.
020 3962 0254 View 020 3962 0254
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Tim Thomas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
MA; IGA(memb.); UKCP. Many years teaching at Goldsmiths College as well as conducting psychotherapy training groups at Tavistock Couples Counselling, and patient groups at Hillingdon Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals. Individual work for depression/anxiety, work related issues, mentoring (member of Association of Management Education), couples, perplexity. Also see Groups Online.
MA; IGA(memb.); UKCP. Many years teaching at Goldsmiths College as well as conducting psychotherapy training groups at Tavistock Couples Counselling, and patient groups at Hillingdon Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals. Individual work for depression/anxiety, work related issues, mentoring (member of Association of Management Education), couples, perplexity. Also see Groups Online.
020 4524 2898 View 020 4524 2898
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Darren Knight
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
With experience working in various clinical settings, including the NHS's inpatient and outpatient services and bereavement services, I can help you navigate a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, disrupted attachments, loss, trauma, and more.
With experience working in various clinical settings, including the NHS's inpatient and outpatient services and bereavement services, I can help you navigate a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, disrupted attachments, loss, trauma, and more.
020 3871 8345 View 020 3871 8345
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Julia Elstrodt
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
In my practice, therapy is treated as a combination of Art and Science. The work is guided by intuition, creativity, and curiosity. My background is rooted in spiritual principles and in the depth psychology of C. G. Jung, whose ideas fascinated me from a young age and always resonated in an embodied way. Hence, my practice includes body work, breathing, and meditation. Together with my cat assistant Luna, we offer a caring and non-judgmental space for you to express Your Truth.
In my practice, therapy is treated as a combination of Art and Science. The work is guided by intuition, creativity, and curiosity. My background is rooted in spiritual principles and in the depth psychology of C. G. Jung, whose ideas fascinated me from a young age and always resonated in an embodied way. Hence, my practice includes body work, breathing, and meditation. Together with my cat assistant Luna, we offer a caring and non-judgmental space for you to express Your Truth.
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Will Roberts
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (UKCP) providing a safe and confidential space for the exploration of feelings and thoughts. I respect every human being is a unique individual and support each of my clients to tackle issues they bring to the space. Through engaging with therapy with me, I have seen clients achieve a better understanding of themselves, feel more fulfilled and more able to tackle life's challenges. Alongside traditional talking therapy, I encourage the use of other modes of creative and artistic expression. This can provide further and useful insight, resonance and self-understanding.
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (UKCP) providing a safe and confidential space for the exploration of feelings and thoughts. I respect every human being is a unique individual and support each of my clients to tackle issues they bring to the space. Through engaging with therapy with me, I have seen clients achieve a better understanding of themselves, feel more fulfilled and more able to tackle life's challenges. Alongside traditional talking therapy, I encourage the use of other modes of creative and artistic expression. This can provide further and useful insight, resonance and self-understanding.
020 4538 2394 View 020 4538 2394
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Dr Shaun Bruwer
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
Hello. My name is Shaun. I am both a Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) and a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS chartered), with a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. I provide psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment, to collaboratively explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing. My approach is integrative: I adapt my approach to suit the client’s needs and draw on a range of schools of psychology to work with each unique individual.
Hello. My name is Shaun. I am both a Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) and a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS chartered), with a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. I provide psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment, to collaboratively explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing. My approach is integrative: I adapt my approach to suit the client’s needs and draw on a range of schools of psychology to work with each unique individual.
07403 935211 View 07403 935211
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Nicholas Antoni Opyrchal
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who is interested in helping clients find a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, coping with anxiety and depression and helping them find more fulfilling relationships. I enjoy working with people who feel like 'outsiders', and also have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and integrating disturbing experiences - including clients who want to integrate experiences with psychedelic substances, or have recovered from psychosis. I am also interested in working with people who have been in relationships which have been abusive, helping them to learn to move forward into new more healthy relationships.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who is interested in helping clients find a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, coping with anxiety and depression and helping them find more fulfilling relationships. I enjoy working with people who feel like 'outsiders', and also have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and integrating disturbing experiences - including clients who want to integrate experiences with psychedelic substances, or have recovered from psychosis. I am also interested in working with people who have been in relationships which have been abusive, helping them to learn to move forward into new more healthy relationships.
020 3893 2069 View 020 3893 2069
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Verele Anne Vorstman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I offer a balanced set of approaches that I can apply to suit your needs. Some people are better helped with insights into their patterns; others may need more skills and again others may feel they do everything right yet they are still unhappy. I strongly believe in trying out new behaviour, as this creates the biggest shifts and minimizes relapse. I integrate lifestyle factors such as nutrition when necessary. When the chemicals aren't right, talking isn't going to lift your mood. We will always explore the source of your issues, relating it to your system, so as to radically release and uproot it and make change more effortless.
I offer a balanced set of approaches that I can apply to suit your needs. Some people are better helped with insights into their patterns; others may need more skills and again others may feel they do everything right yet they are still unhappy. I strongly believe in trying out new behaviour, as this creates the biggest shifts and minimizes relapse. I integrate lifestyle factors such as nutrition when necessary. When the chemicals aren't right, talking isn't going to lift your mood. We will always explore the source of your issues, relating it to your system, so as to radically release and uproot it and make change more effortless.
07533 061114 View 07533 061114
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Marilena Tzafettas
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
I am a licensed health psychologist and CBT therapist with several years of clinical experience in providing psychological services mostly focusing on adults (NHS setting - since 2014). I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, stress, depression and have also worked with groups on managing chronic pain and long-term conditions. I have a particular interest in perinatal psychological wellbeing and aim to support women and/or their partners who are dealing with postnatal depression, loss of a pregnancy or baby, or even those trying to adjust to their family’s new dynamics and all the stress that this can cause.
I am a licensed health psychologist and CBT therapist with several years of clinical experience in providing psychological services mostly focusing on adults (NHS setting - since 2014). I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, stress, depression and have also worked with groups on managing chronic pain and long-term conditions. I have a particular interest in perinatal psychological wellbeing and aim to support women and/or their partners who are dealing with postnatal depression, loss of a pregnancy or baby, or even those trying to adjust to their family’s new dynamics and all the stress that this can cause.
020 3826 8620 View 020 3826 8620
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Serena Fianco
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
My approach to therapy is existential-phenomenological, but my training is integrative and I draw on psychodynamic and person-centred models of therapy as well as CBT whenever I feel they may be helpful to my clients. I gained my MA in Psychotherapy at Regent’s University’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology in London where I wrote a dissertation on the experience of regret as a catalyst for change. I have and Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy and existential philosophy tends to influence the way I look at the world. I am bilingual and practice in English and Italian.
My approach to therapy is existential-phenomenological, but my training is integrative and I draw on psychodynamic and person-centred models of therapy as well as CBT whenever I feel they may be helpful to my clients. I gained my MA in Psychotherapy at Regent’s University’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology in London where I wrote a dissertation on the experience of regret as a catalyst for change. I have and Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy and existential philosophy tends to influence the way I look at the world. I am bilingual and practice in English and Italian.
020 8106 2119 View 020 8106 2119
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Tara Watson
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
Looking for an outsider's perspective? Wanting a change? When working together closely, in an open, honest and confidential setting, we can access parts of your past, present and future to break old beliefs and thought patterns. Among all the new perspectives therapy has to offer, learning coping strategies to help you function in everyday life is something concrete you can take away.
Looking for an outsider's perspective? Wanting a change? When working together closely, in an open, honest and confidential setting, we can access parts of your past, present and future to break old beliefs and thought patterns. Among all the new perspectives therapy has to offer, learning coping strategies to help you function in everyday life is something concrete you can take away.
020 4538 1736 View 020 4538 1736
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UK Online Counselling, Monica Sala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
0117 463 4592 View 0117 463 4592
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Dr Michael Acton
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ladbroke Grove, London W11
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Michael Acton Psy.D., M.Ed. (Psych.) Hons., M.A.C. Psych., AfBPsS, BACP (Accred)., MICF - is a relationship consultant and author known for his ability to cause intense shifts in his clients. He is the founder of the London-based private practice MPA Mind, and has worked with celebrities, aristocracy, CEOs, and Family Offices, worldwide. Acton is a trusted psychologist, in demand expert for the media, and well known global relationship guru. He is deeply devoted to his clients, and keeps his list open for people who have worked with him over the years and a small number of occasional urgent situations.
Dr. Michael Acton Psy.D., M.Ed. (Psych.) Hons., M.A.C. Psych., AfBPsS, BACP (Accred)., MICF - is a relationship consultant and author known for his ability to cause intense shifts in his clients. He is the founder of the London-based private practice MPA Mind, and has worked with celebrities, aristocracy, CEOs, and Family Offices, worldwide. Acton is a trusted psychologist, in demand expert for the media, and well known global relationship guru. He is deeply devoted to his clients, and keeps his list open for people who have worked with him over the years and a small number of occasional urgent situations.
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Number of Counsellors in Ladbroke Grove, London

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Ladbroke Grove, London who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in Ladbroke Grove, London see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ladbroke Grove, 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.