Counselling in Marylebone, London

Photo of Geeta Gajwani, Psychotherapist in Marylebone, London, England
Geeta Gajwani
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W  (Online Only)
​Sometimes life can hurl difficulties our way and leaving us feeling conflicted, confused and depleted and at other times our thoughts and feelings may seem out of balance to the event that triggered them or do not seem to begin from anything specific at all. I work with you in a confidential space, where you can speak freely about what is troubling you, providing you with support and security, such that you no longer have to struggle on by yourself. My areas of expertise lie in treating anxiety, depression, traumata, loss and fertility concerns.
​Sometimes life can hurl difficulties our way and leaving us feeling conflicted, confused and depleted and at other times our thoughts and feelings may seem out of balance to the event that triggered them or do not seem to begin from anything specific at all. I work with you in a confidential space, where you can speak freely about what is troubling you, providing you with support and security, such that you no longer have to struggle on by yourself. My areas of expertise lie in treating anxiety, depression, traumata, loss and fertility concerns.
020 3962 0933 View 020 3962 0933
Photo of Farideh Banafshei, Counsellor in Marylebone, London, England
Farideh Banafshei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1G
Each individual’s experience with mental health is both nuanced and unique to them, which is why applying general labels as a way to describe your difficulties can feel reductive. As a relational integrative therapist, I integrate and tailor evidence-based psychological interventions, drawing knowledge from diverse schools of thought, to optimally create the most supportive approach to best suits your needs. Some of my main specialist areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, phobias, cultural and identity-related concerns and personal development.
Each individual’s experience with mental health is both nuanced and unique to them, which is why applying general labels as a way to describe your difficulties can feel reductive. As a relational integrative therapist, I integrate and tailor evidence-based psychological interventions, drawing knowledge from diverse schools of thought, to optimally create the most supportive approach to best suits your needs. Some of my main specialist areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, phobias, cultural and identity-related concerns and personal development.
020 8016 2138 View 020 8016 2138
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Dr Dayyanah Sumodhee
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Dayyanah, a Chartered Health Psychologist helping people across all areas related to health and wellbeing. If you feel like you want to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing but find it difficult to get started, I may be able to help. My work focuses on helping people to cope with anxiety and stress using a therapeutic approach that will best fit my client. I also specialise in treating smoking addiction and supporting dietary change.
Hi, I'm Dayyanah, a Chartered Health Psychologist helping people across all areas related to health and wellbeing. If you feel like you want to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing but find it difficult to get started, I may be able to help. My work focuses on helping people to cope with anxiety and stress using a therapeutic approach that will best fit my client. I also specialise in treating smoking addiction and supporting dietary change.
020 3984 8317 View 020 3984 8317
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Archibald Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marylebone, London W1W  (Online Only)
Feeling weighed down by life's challenges? You're not alone. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or past traumas, your desire for clarity and healing can be reached. If you're ready to break free from old patterns and rediscover joy and purpose then let's embark on this journey together. I hope to help you unlocking your potential and pave the way for a brighter future.
Feeling weighed down by life's challenges? You're not alone. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or past traumas, your desire for clarity and healing can be reached. If you're ready to break free from old patterns and rediscover joy and purpose then let's embark on this journey together. I hope to help you unlocking your potential and pave the way for a brighter future.
020 3984 9688 View 020 3984 9688
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Anna Dafna
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W  (Online Only)
I am an award-winning ADHD, executive function, NLP coach, qualified teacher, and psychologist. I coach neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, dyslexia) children, adolescents, adults, educational institutions and organisations working with neurodiverse groups globally. Specialism: self-belief, esteem, awareness, acceptance, compassion, confidence, happiness, academic, professional, business performance, communication, leadership, social skills, efficiency, productivity, organisation, time management, planning, prioritisation, task initiation, goal-directed persistence, focus, memory, emotional control, empowerment, inspiration, motivation.
I am an award-winning ADHD, executive function, NLP coach, qualified teacher, and psychologist. I coach neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, dyslexia) children, adolescents, adults, educational institutions and organisations working with neurodiverse groups globally. Specialism: self-belief, esteem, awareness, acceptance, compassion, confidence, happiness, academic, professional, business performance, communication, leadership, social skills, efficiency, productivity, organisation, time management, planning, prioritisation, task initiation, goal-directed persistence, focus, memory, emotional control, empowerment, inspiration, motivation.
020 8106 5615 View 020 8106 5615
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Where Is Your Mind? Life Coaching & Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1H
I am a highly trained Counsellor, Life coach and Hypnotherapist and have worked both in the Charity sector and in Private Practice. I help clients who are experiencing mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and I also use Psychometric Analysis to develop and improve Executive/business positions and work/life balance. My clients are often looking for a non-judgmental and safe listening space to express their concerns. I help clients pinpoint the root of their issue, use tools and coping mechanisms to improve and implement long term solutions.
I am a highly trained Counsellor, Life coach and Hypnotherapist and have worked both in the Charity sector and in Private Practice. I help clients who are experiencing mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and I also use Psychometric Analysis to develop and improve Executive/business positions and work/life balance. My clients are often looking for a non-judgmental and safe listening space to express their concerns. I help clients pinpoint the root of their issue, use tools and coping mechanisms to improve and implement long term solutions.
020 4538 3651 View 020 4538 3651
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Claudia Croppo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W
Have you been feeling lonely and isolated? Have those feelings impacted the way you perceive and connect with the world and people around you? Sometimes you may feel that difficult experiences from your past still haunt you, leaving very little space in your mind to be in the present. And it may feel hard to recognise the way you have been feeling lately. The mood swing, anxious and depressing feelings feel hard to manage. It can be daunting having to deal with confusing feelings and sensations and so much on your won, when you are just trying to be true to yourself.
Have you been feeling lonely and isolated? Have those feelings impacted the way you perceive and connect with the world and people around you? Sometimes you may feel that difficult experiences from your past still haunt you, leaving very little space in your mind to be in the present. And it may feel hard to recognise the way you have been feeling lately. The mood swing, anxious and depressing feelings feel hard to manage. It can be daunting having to deal with confusing feelings and sensations and so much on your won, when you are just trying to be true to yourself.
07481 358493 View 07481 358493
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Johnathan Sunley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W
If you’re searching this site it’s almost certainly because something in life is getting on top of you. It might be a worry you can’t stop thinking about. Or a more general sense of unease. Perhaps it’s worse than that and you can barely get out of bed in the morning or are turning more and more to addictions of one kind or another — food, social media, alcohol, porn, drugs — just to get through the day. You might be struggling in the aftermath of a bereavement. Or unsure what to do next in a difficult relationship. Perhaps it’s at work that you feel most stuck. Therapy can be very helpful for dealing with issues like these.
If you’re searching this site it’s almost certainly because something in life is getting on top of you. It might be a worry you can’t stop thinking about. Or a more general sense of unease. Perhaps it’s worse than that and you can barely get out of bed in the morning or are turning more and more to addictions of one kind or another — food, social media, alcohol, porn, drugs — just to get through the day. You might be struggling in the aftermath of a bereavement. Or unsure what to do next in a difficult relationship. Perhaps it’s at work that you feel most stuck. Therapy can be very helpful for dealing with issues like these.
020 3828 7282 View 020 3828 7282
Photo of Nevena Curcic, Counsellor in Marylebone, London, England
Nevena Curcic
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
01748 901328 View 01748 901328
Photo of Clare Davies, Counsellor in Marylebone, London, England
Clare Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marylebone, London W1W
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
0333 034 3033 View 0333 034 3033
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Sedef Oral Psychotherapy & Counselling Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1U
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
020 3319 1371 View 020 3319 1371
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Laura Panetta
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists, a psychodramatist registered with the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and I hold a BSc degree in Psychology. My approach is integrative and holistic, drawing from a wide range of theories. I use creative action methods besides talking therapy, to explore your challenges in a safe and supportive space – for short, medium, or long-term individual therapy. I work with a wide variety of concerns - depression, anxiety, childhood issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, addictions, psychiatric diagnoses, or personal growth.
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists, a psychodramatist registered with the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and I hold a BSc degree in Psychology. My approach is integrative and holistic, drawing from a wide range of theories. I use creative action methods besides talking therapy, to explore your challenges in a safe and supportive space – for short, medium, or long-term individual therapy. I work with a wide variety of concerns - depression, anxiety, childhood issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, addictions, psychiatric diagnoses, or personal growth.
020 7123 8436 View 020 7123 8436
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Ondine Smulders
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1G  (Online Only)
Perhaps you find life overwhelming or maybe you are struggling with a sudden crisis? Do you feel down and is it affecting your quality of life, your relationships with family and friends? Maybe you are trying really hard to accept life as is, or no matter how hard you try to make changes, time and again you meet similar situations, recognisable patterns that seem to be repeating themselves?
Perhaps you find life overwhelming or maybe you are struggling with a sudden crisis? Do you feel down and is it affecting your quality of life, your relationships with family and friends? Maybe you are trying really hard to accept life as is, or no matter how hard you try to make changes, time and again you meet similar situations, recognisable patterns that seem to be repeating themselves?
020 3823 6931 View 020 3823 6931
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Virginie Boury-Prin
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1W
You may want to seek therapy for a variety of reasons: you may experience emotional distress, feel stuck or in the grip of your anxiety, depressed or struggling with addictive behaviours, you may want to be more of an initiator in your life. I have experience of working with a range of mental health concerns with 15 years of practice in the field. As a professionally qualified integrative psychotherapist and dramatherapist, when appropriate, I use embodied and expressive methods. I work at The Practice in Central London close to Oxford Circus where I offer sessions in English or French, both to individuals and groups.
You may want to seek therapy for a variety of reasons: you may experience emotional distress, feel stuck or in the grip of your anxiety, depressed or struggling with addictive behaviours, you may want to be more of an initiator in your life. I have experience of working with a range of mental health concerns with 15 years of practice in the field. As a professionally qualified integrative psychotherapist and dramatherapist, when appropriate, I use embodied and expressive methods. I work at The Practice in Central London close to Oxford Circus where I offer sessions in English or French, both to individuals and groups.
020 3835 4160 View 020 3835 4160
Photo of Sally King, Psychotherapist in Marylebone, London, England
Sally King
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marylebone, London W1G
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
020 3818 5962 View 020 3818 5962
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Lina Adigun
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1G
People seek out therapy for many different reasons. It might be for help with feelings of anxiety and depression, feelings of being stuck or isolated. Sometimes we look for support after a sudden change or a traumatic experience, or for help to discover why we may feel uneasy in our own skin even then externally everything seems to be ‘just fine’. We might want something new but feel anxious about making a change and might need support in leaving the safety of what has felt familiar. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that affects you.
People seek out therapy for many different reasons. It might be for help with feelings of anxiety and depression, feelings of being stuck or isolated. Sometimes we look for support after a sudden change or a traumatic experience, or for help to discover why we may feel uneasy in our own skin even then externally everything seems to be ‘just fine’. We might want something new but feel anxious about making a change and might need support in leaving the safety of what has felt familiar. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that affects you.
020 8106 2503 View 020 8106 2503
Photo of Emma Osler, Psychotherapist in Marylebone, London, England
Emma Osler
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1G
I offer in-person private psychotherapy at Oxford Circus in central London, as well as online or telephone sessions when required. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about your difficulties. I work psychodynamically, meaning that as we think together about your experiences, I will help you to understand what may be going on unconsciously. This will include paying attention to how your past may be affecting how you relate to the world now.
I offer in-person private psychotherapy at Oxford Circus in central London, as well as online or telephone sessions when required. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about your difficulties. I work psychodynamically, meaning that as we think together about your experiences, I will help you to understand what may be going on unconsciously. This will include paying attention to how your past may be affecting how you relate to the world now.
020 3973 9132 View 020 3973 9132
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Kate Du Toit
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1K
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
020 4538 8402 View 020 4538 8402
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Janine Hayward - Composurepsychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marylebone, London W1G
Hello. Do you struggle with stress from; work, relationships, or parenting? Are you overwhelmed, worried, depressed, stuck, or low in self-esteem? You are not alone. Does your need to be perfect upset you or take up too much time? Is a trauma, threat to your health, an illness, a major loss or death hurting you? It doesn't have to be that way. We help people like you understand your distress, learn new skills for managing uncomfortable emotions and thoughts, improve relationships, and find meaning and focus. We're Clinical Psychologists (HCPC), with >10 years of experience delivering effective therapy to kids, teens and adults.
Hello. Do you struggle with stress from; work, relationships, or parenting? Are you overwhelmed, worried, depressed, stuck, or low in self-esteem? You are not alone. Does your need to be perfect upset you or take up too much time? Is a trauma, threat to your health, an illness, a major loss or death hurting you? It doesn't have to be that way. We help people like you understand your distress, learn new skills for managing uncomfortable emotions and thoughts, improve relationships, and find meaning and focus. We're Clinical Psychologists (HCPC), with >10 years of experience delivering effective therapy to kids, teens and adults.
0333 344 2063 View 0333 344 2063
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Lucy Thornby
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marylebone, London W1W
We could all use some support with our mental health sometimes. We can find ourselves feeling stuck - maybe you're feeling anxious, or experiencing low mood, perhaps facing a transition in your life or an evaluation of your identity, purpose or relationships. Therapy is a relationship and a process that supports you to make sense of yourself and the world around you. As an integrative psychotherapist, I will meet you empathetically, drawing upon a range of therapeutic skills and creative strategies that can help you gain a deeper understanding of your historical and present self, and help you understand and manage your emotions.
We could all use some support with our mental health sometimes. We can find ourselves feeling stuck - maybe you're feeling anxious, or experiencing low mood, perhaps facing a transition in your life or an evaluation of your identity, purpose or relationships. Therapy is a relationship and a process that supports you to make sense of yourself and the world around you. As an integrative psychotherapist, I will meet you empathetically, drawing upon a range of therapeutic skills and creative strategies that can help you gain a deeper understanding of your historical and present self, and help you understand and manage your emotions.
020 3907 2933 View 020 3907 2933

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Marylebone, London

500+

Average cost per session

£95

Counsellors in Marylebone, London who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in Marylebone, London see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Marylebone, 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.