Counselling in North London, London

Photo of Dr Galya Smith, Psychologist in North London, London, England
Dr Galya Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N11  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience helping adults to make lasting change. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist who makes you feel understood is the most important basis for any work towards change and growth. There is a lot of self-help material out there, and most people will work very hard to try things on their own to feel better. But doing all this alone can sometimes feel lonely and overwhelming or rather stuck if nothing seems to be working. If that is the case for you, I hope that you will reach out and we can work together to make sense of things and empower you to be able to make the changes you seek.
I have over 20 years of experience helping adults to make lasting change. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist who makes you feel understood is the most important basis for any work towards change and growth. There is a lot of self-help material out there, and most people will work very hard to try things on their own to feel better. But doing all this alone can sometimes feel lonely and overwhelming or rather stuck if nothing seems to be working. If that is the case for you, I hope that you will reach out and we can work together to make sense of things and empower you to be able to make the changes you seek.
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Photo of Geraldine Beirne, Counsellor in North London, London, England
Geraldine Beirne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North London, London N17
I'm a qualified and experienced Psychosynthesis therapist registered with the BACP, offering short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults, as well as plant medicine preparation and integration sessions. This will be in-person at my healing space in north London and on Zoom. Psychosynthesis is psychodynamic in its roots (ie your current problems and behaviour patterns are related to childhood) but takes a humanistic approach ie we look for the potential for self growth in your life challenges and suffering, instead of just trying to fix the problem.
I'm a qualified and experienced Psychosynthesis therapist registered with the BACP, offering short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults, as well as plant medicine preparation and integration sessions. This will be in-person at my healing space in north London and on Zoom. Psychosynthesis is psychodynamic in its roots (ie your current problems and behaviour patterns are related to childhood) but takes a humanistic approach ie we look for the potential for self growth in your life challenges and suffering, instead of just trying to fix the problem.
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Photo of Laura Stannard -Sex & Relationship Therapy, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Laura Stannard -Sex & Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
North London, London N8  (Online Only)
I'm a neurodivergent sex therapist dedicated to helping you foster acceptance, peace, and understanding in your relationships and sex life. As someone who is autistic and has ADHD, I offer personalised support for individuals and people in relationships navigating intimacy and communication with the added bonus of lived experience. You may be waiting for an assessment, recently diagnosed or questioning your neurotype. You may have noticed conventional sex and relationship advice doesn't work for you. I can help you understand yourself and your needs relating to sex and relationships as they are unique as we are.
I'm a neurodivergent sex therapist dedicated to helping you foster acceptance, peace, and understanding in your relationships and sex life. As someone who is autistic and has ADHD, I offer personalised support for individuals and people in relationships navigating intimacy and communication with the added bonus of lived experience. You may be waiting for an assessment, recently diagnosed or questioning your neurotype. You may have noticed conventional sex and relationship advice doesn't work for you. I can help you understand yourself and your needs relating to sex and relationships as they are unique as we are.
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Photo of Veronique Christie Therapy, Counsellor in North London, London, England
Veronique Christie Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N4
Are you experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and wondering why life feels difficult to manage? Are you feeling isolated and alone? Have you reached a crisis point or feeling stuck and not sure where to turn to? Counselling is a way for us to begin a journey of exploration. It can help us to express feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental environment that we may feel unable to share with others. Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting at first but building trust with your counsellor can lead to effective change.
Are you experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and wondering why life feels difficult to manage? Are you feeling isolated and alone? Have you reached a crisis point or feeling stuck and not sure where to turn to? Counselling is a way for us to begin a journey of exploration. It can help us to express feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental environment that we may feel unable to share with others. Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting at first but building trust with your counsellor can lead to effective change.
020 3960 5377 View 020 3960 5377
Photo of Sharon Breen, Counsellor in North London, London, England
Sharon Breen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North London, London N6
Hi and a warm welcome to my counselling page. I have 10+ years experience helping people manage stress, anxiety and self-critical, bullying thoughts so they can live a more relaxed, fulfilling life. Many people come to me struggling with relationships with family and friends, wanting to explore and try to improve this. I offer practical strategies to help you cope better, alongside deeper exploration of unhelpful behavioural patterns to support longer term change in your mental health and well being. If this sounds like you, why not get in touch and let's get started on your journey to wellness.
Hi and a warm welcome to my counselling page. I have 10+ years experience helping people manage stress, anxiety and self-critical, bullying thoughts so they can live a more relaxed, fulfilling life. Many people come to me struggling with relationships with family and friends, wanting to explore and try to improve this. I offer practical strategies to help you cope better, alongside deeper exploration of unhelpful behavioural patterns to support longer term change in your mental health and well being. If this sounds like you, why not get in touch and let's get started on your journey to wellness.
020 3389 7524 View 020 3389 7524
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Michael Henry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N7
you have ended up here... so let me just say that whatever you are going through can be surmounted... whatever need, issue or goal you have, you have all the resources you need to reach there... and I am confident that I can collaborate with you and help you get to that 'place' on the other side whereas this need, issue or goal can either be gone, managed or achieved...
you have ended up here... so let me just say that whatever you are going through can be surmounted... whatever need, issue or goal you have, you have all the resources you need to reach there... and I am confident that I can collaborate with you and help you get to that 'place' on the other side whereas this need, issue or goal can either be gone, managed or achieved...
020 8167 3627 View 020 8167 3627
Photo of Sally Bild, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Sally Bild
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
Life can be challenging and there are times when we may need help to navigate our way through it. Often our early experiences in our families don't equip us to manage life as well as we would like. This can cause difficulties in our relationships, both with ourselves and others and can lead us to repeat patterns that are unhelpful and leave us feeling depressed and anxious or stuck and unfulfilled. Therapy can help us to understand ourselves and our experiences and to give us the resources to cope with difficult feelings and circumstances. It can help us to improve our lives and relationships and make better decisions.
Life can be challenging and there are times when we may need help to navigate our way through it. Often our early experiences in our families don't equip us to manage life as well as we would like. This can cause difficulties in our relationships, both with ourselves and others and can lead us to repeat patterns that are unhelpful and leave us feeling depressed and anxious or stuck and unfulfilled. Therapy can help us to understand ourselves and our experiences and to give us the resources to cope with difficult feelings and circumstances. It can help us to improve our lives and relationships and make better decisions.
020 4538 3497 View 020 4538 3497
Photo of Dr Michael Shankleman Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in North London, London, England
Dr Michael Shankleman Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N3
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ​Maybe you're feeling anxious and worried about the future. Perhaps confidence and self-esteem are at an all-time low. It could be that the demands of looking after your health have made life a misery and making changes feels too stressful. As an HCPC registered clinical psychologist, I have worked with many people to make sense of and overcome similar difficulties, identify their strengths, and learn coping strategies. I would like to help you get life back on track.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ​Maybe you're feeling anxious and worried about the future. Perhaps confidence and self-esteem are at an all-time low. It could be that the demands of looking after your health have made life a misery and making changes feels too stressful. As an HCPC registered clinical psychologist, I have worked with many people to make sense of and overcome similar difficulties, identify their strengths, and learn coping strategies. I would like to help you get life back on track.
020 4524 3093 View 020 4524 3093
Photo of Georgie Gee Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Georgie Gee Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N6
I have the ability to really sit and think with adolescents and young people (up to the age of 25 years) and their families and consider their emotional experiences. They may be worried about life transitions, such as the next steps after leaving university or moving schools, or parental divorce. They may have social anxiety or had a traumatic experience. Rest assured that no worry is too small or too to think about. Good emotional health starts with a safe place to talk. No judgement, just someone to really think with you about your circumstances, either face to face or via virtual appointments.
I have the ability to really sit and think with adolescents and young people (up to the age of 25 years) and their families and consider their emotional experiences. They may be worried about life transitions, such as the next steps after leaving university or moving schools, or parental divorce. They may have social anxiety or had a traumatic experience. Rest assured that no worry is too small or too to think about. Good emotional health starts with a safe place to talk. No judgement, just someone to really think with you about your circumstances, either face to face or via virtual appointments.
020 4538 5179 View 020 4538 5179
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Sondous @ yatb.uk (English/Farsi)
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N1
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
020 3095 4703 View 020 3095 4703
Photo of Heather Wilson, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Heather Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N6
If you're seeking an experienced therapist with a deep understanding of both professional and personal life challenges, contact me. I provide a safe space where you and I explore difficult feelings and gain enhanced awareness of how past and present relationships, break-ups, grief or traumas may be affecting you from day to day. Your feelings of enjoyment and fulfilment in life may be painfully disrupted. Work pressures, difficult relationships, lack of support, sleep interruptions are just some of the factors that can drain your energy and leave you feeling low, lacking motivation and depressed.
If you're seeking an experienced therapist with a deep understanding of both professional and personal life challenges, contact me. I provide a safe space where you and I explore difficult feelings and gain enhanced awareness of how past and present relationships, break-ups, grief or traumas may be affecting you from day to day. Your feelings of enjoyment and fulfilment in life may be painfully disrupted. Work pressures, difficult relationships, lack of support, sleep interruptions are just some of the factors that can drain your energy and leave you feeling low, lacking motivation and depressed.
020 3879 4437 View 020 3879 4437
Photo of Tricia Di Pino, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Tricia Di Pino
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
North London, London N14
I am a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, with over 20 years’ experience working with parents and children. I undertake short and long-term psychotherapy, parenting guidance, communication work and assessments. I cover a range of emotional and psychological difficulties with expertise including: General anxiety, Separation anxiety, Family Difficulties/issues, Parental separation, Sadness, Stress and worry, Low self-esteem, Bereavement and loss, Anger and behavioural difficulties, Sleep Feeding Attachment difficulties, Depression and low mood, Trauma, Abuse, Difficulties at school – including bullying
I am a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, with over 20 years’ experience working with parents and children. I undertake short and long-term psychotherapy, parenting guidance, communication work and assessments. I cover a range of emotional and psychological difficulties with expertise including: General anxiety, Separation anxiety, Family Difficulties/issues, Parental separation, Sadness, Stress and worry, Low self-esteem, Bereavement and loss, Anger and behavioural difficulties, Sleep Feeding Attachment difficulties, Depression and low mood, Trauma, Abuse, Difficulties at school – including bullying
020 4538 9082 View 020 4538 9082
Photo of Marek Dvonc, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Marek Dvonc
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N1
My name is Marek and I am an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, registered and accredited member of BACP. Over the years, I have worked with adult individuals and couples, who have come to me with many presenting difficulties. I supported them with managing their stressful lives and finding new perspectives for the future. It can be too much to even start making the first step, let along contacting a therapist to talk to about your life. I am here and if you would like to book an initial consultation to find out more about how I might be able to support you therapeutically, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
My name is Marek and I am an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, registered and accredited member of BACP. Over the years, I have worked with adult individuals and couples, who have come to me with many presenting difficulties. I supported them with managing their stressful lives and finding new perspectives for the future. It can be too much to even start making the first step, let along contacting a therapist to talk to about your life. I am here and if you would like to book an initial consultation to find out more about how I might be able to support you therapeutically, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
020 8059 4130 View 020 8059 4130
Photo of Marina Prevezer, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Marina Prevezer
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North London, London N12
I work in person and online with adolescents and adults. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore emotional difficulties and current situations. I listen without judgement, helping you to make your own decisions, to develop self-reliance, resilience, self-awareness and confidence to effect change. I have significant experience in working with clients who have or think that they have Autism as well as additional educational needs in general.
I work in person and online with adolescents and adults. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore emotional difficulties and current situations. I listen without judgement, helping you to make your own decisions, to develop self-reliance, resilience, self-awareness and confidence to effect change. I have significant experience in working with clients who have or think that they have Autism as well as additional educational needs in general.
020 3540 7379 View 020 3540 7379
Photo of Lizzy Duverney, Counsellor in North London, London, England
Lizzy Duverney
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N3
Hello i'm Lizzy an integrative therapist. You may have experienced anxiety, depression a trauma (historical or recent) a bereavement or relationship breakdown. You could be coming to terms with addiction or just need to make sense of life. Embarking on a therapeutic journey provides a space to think, to speak, to feel and to be heard. Therapy provides you with autonomy in your space to hear your words, experience your feelings and begin your own independent journey to a more fulfilled and resilient existence. This will happen when you and I explore your goals and and expectations at a pace that works for you.
Hello i'm Lizzy an integrative therapist. You may have experienced anxiety, depression a trauma (historical or recent) a bereavement or relationship breakdown. You could be coming to terms with addiction or just need to make sense of life. Embarking on a therapeutic journey provides a space to think, to speak, to feel and to be heard. Therapy provides you with autonomy in your space to hear your words, experience your feelings and begin your own independent journey to a more fulfilled and resilient existence. This will happen when you and I explore your goals and and expectations at a pace that works for you.
020 3763 8562 View 020 3763 8562
Photo of Tiffany Fuller (DipCBH) Therapist & Coach in North London, London, England
Tiffany Fuller (DipCBH) Therapist & Coach
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North London, London N4
Hello! I'm Tiffany, a CBT hypnotherapist and coach. Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming, so I offer a complimentary 15mins consultation, obligation-free. I specialise in helping individuals address and manage issues they are facing such as anxiety, stress, sleep, confidence, and self-esteem. My approach focuses on creating a supportive and encouraging environment, where you'll learn and develop tools, skills, and strategies such as self-hypnosis, mindfulness, and psychoeducation to help you overcome the hurdles holding you back. Gaining clarity and a better understanding of yourself in the process.
Hello! I'm Tiffany, a CBT hypnotherapist and coach. Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming, so I offer a complimentary 15mins consultation, obligation-free. I specialise in helping individuals address and manage issues they are facing such as anxiety, stress, sleep, confidence, and self-esteem. My approach focuses on creating a supportive and encouraging environment, where you'll learn and develop tools, skills, and strategies such as self-hypnosis, mindfulness, and psychoeducation to help you overcome the hurdles holding you back. Gaining clarity and a better understanding of yourself in the process.
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Photo of Terapi Londra, Psychologist in North London, London, England
Terapi Londra
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
North London, London N17
Yetişkin, çift ve çocuk ruh sağlığı alanında uzman ekibimizle Terapi Londra ailesi olarak yanınızdayız. 2023 yılı Mayıs ayında Lordship Lane'de bulunan merkezimizle faaliyete başladık. Kurucularımızdan Uzman Psikolog ve CBT Terapisti Baran Karabulut, Uzman Psikolog ve Akredite EMDR Avrupa Terapisti Gökçe Ünal Demirci ve Psikolog ve Gottman Çift Terapisi Uygulayıcısı Melike Barış bir araya gelerek Londra'da yaşayan tüm yetişkin, çift ve çocuklara hizmet vermeyi amaçlamaktadır. Sizlere kapılarımızı ilk kez açtığımız günden beri, daima güvenli bir ortamda kaliteli ruh sağlığı hizmeti almanız için çalışmaktayız.
Yetişkin, çift ve çocuk ruh sağlığı alanında uzman ekibimizle Terapi Londra ailesi olarak yanınızdayız. 2023 yılı Mayıs ayında Lordship Lane'de bulunan merkezimizle faaliyete başladık. Kurucularımızdan Uzman Psikolog ve CBT Terapisti Baran Karabulut, Uzman Psikolog ve Akredite EMDR Avrupa Terapisti Gökçe Ünal Demirci ve Psikolog ve Gottman Çift Terapisi Uygulayıcısı Melike Barış bir araya gelerek Londra'da yaşayan tüm yetişkin, çift ve çocuklara hizmet vermeyi amaçlamaktadır. Sizlere kapılarımızı ilk kez açtığımız günden beri, daima güvenli bir ortamda kaliteli ruh sağlığı hizmeti almanız için çalışmaktayız.
020 4530 8271 View 020 4530 8271
Photo of Holly Cassidy, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Holly Cassidy
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N15
We all face emotional difficulties at some point that stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like. Talking to friends and family can be helpful, but sometimes this isn't possible or doesn't feel enough. Whether you're finding things challenging personally or in your relationship, or you have a sense that you could be more connected with yourself and others in your life, therapy can offer a unique opportunity to explore whatever is troubling you, and can help by providing you with support and understanding.
We all face emotional difficulties at some point that stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like. Talking to friends and family can be helpful, but sometimes this isn't possible or doesn't feel enough. Whether you're finding things challenging personally or in your relationship, or you have a sense that you could be more connected with yourself and others in your life, therapy can offer a unique opportunity to explore whatever is troubling you, and can help by providing you with support and understanding.
020 3815 7909 View 020 3815 7909
Photo of Dr Anita Goraya, Psychotherapist in North London, London, England
Dr Anita Goraya
Psychotherapist, MBBS, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North London, London N20  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, trauma and long term physical health problems can reduce your quality of life and leaving you feeling alone and fearful. I am a former GP with over 20 years of medical experience. I offer a uniquely blended approach to working with people who suffer with all types of anxiety and low mood, chronic stress and burnout, low self esteem, and chronic pain. I also work with people who have ADHD and people who have experienced a significant single trauma event. I have a special interest in working with doctors with mental health problems. I meditate regularly and bring a Buddhism informed approach to CBT where helpful.
Anxiety, depression, trauma and long term physical health problems can reduce your quality of life and leaving you feeling alone and fearful. I am a former GP with over 20 years of medical experience. I offer a uniquely blended approach to working with people who suffer with all types of anxiety and low mood, chronic stress and burnout, low self esteem, and chronic pain. I also work with people who have ADHD and people who have experienced a significant single trauma event. I have a special interest in working with doctors with mental health problems. I meditate regularly and bring a Buddhism informed approach to CBT where helpful.
020 8106 2947 View 020 8106 2947
Photo of Ann-Marie Williams, Counsellor in North London, London, England
Ann-Marie Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North London, London N1  (Online Only)
Are you finding life difficult right now? Whether it is anxiety, low mood, a recent loss, a transition in life, relationship difficulties or a sense of just feeling out of sorts. I'm here to help and support you. My experience lies with counselling adults, children and families.I truly believe we can all work towards being our best selves, sometimes we just need the tools and support to get us there!
Are you finding life difficult right now? Whether it is anxiety, low mood, a recent loss, a transition in life, relationship difficulties or a sense of just feeling out of sorts. I'm here to help and support you. My experience lies with counselling adults, children and families.I truly believe we can all work towards being our best selves, sometimes we just need the tools and support to get us there!
020 3856 8052 View 020 3856 8052

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North London, London

1,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in North London, London who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
81% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in North London, London see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North London, 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.