Counselling in St. John's Wood, London

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Predrag Bogdanovich
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
1 Endorsed
St. John's Wood, London NW8  (Online Only)
I provide Affordable Short-Term Psychosexual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, and Coaching in Optimal Life or/and Sex Coaching. I have been systematically seeing clients presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties in the clinical setting in Relate (July 2019 - October 2023) and on Private Basis from December 2022. I have acquired approximately 600 clinical hours. For difficulties that I most often encounter in my work and can help you with please visit my website osle.info or just book a FREE 20 to 30-minute Video Meeting with me.
I provide Affordable Short-Term Psychosexual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, and Coaching in Optimal Life or/and Sex Coaching. I have been systematically seeing clients presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties in the clinical setting in Relate (July 2019 - October 2023) and on Private Basis from December 2022. I have acquired approximately 600 clinical hours. For difficulties that I most often encounter in my work and can help you with please visit my website osle.info or just book a FREE 20 to 30-minute Video Meeting with me.
020 3540 7293 View 020 3540 7293
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Rivka Mennesson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
I'm an experienced Individual and Couple Therapist in both private and public sectors. I’m a Supervisor and occasional Lecturer. I have an MA at the Tavistock and a PGdip at the WPF, Couple Therapy ( I have been working for a marriage Charity for 10 years) and Supervision Certificates. I'm in my 40s and practice in English, Italian and French. I worked in a Mental Health Unit, 20 years ago. I help running a support group for women with PND and I have experience giving workshops on different psychoanalytic subjects.I also work with victims of Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression and fear of Abandonment
I'm an experienced Individual and Couple Therapist in both private and public sectors. I’m a Supervisor and occasional Lecturer. I have an MA at the Tavistock and a PGdip at the WPF, Couple Therapy ( I have been working for a marriage Charity for 10 years) and Supervision Certificates. I'm in my 40s and practice in English, Italian and French. I worked in a Mental Health Unit, 20 years ago. I help running a support group for women with PND and I have experience giving workshops on different psychoanalytic subjects.I also work with victims of Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression and fear of Abandonment
020 3962 0581 View 020 3962 0581
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Wendy Sage
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
I offer a safe, confidential & non judgemental environment in which to explore & discuss personal & professional concerns, recognise & develop your own resilience & open up to possibilities & opportunities individually or together as a couple. Relationships are difficult, counselling can help you to better understand yourself & others, to manage stress, to expand limiting beliefs & goals & to cultivate new pathways to build skilful communication. We work towards strengthening your ability to face challenges, create self awareness & best potential to bring results for caring and compassionate relationships for yourself & others.
I offer a safe, confidential & non judgemental environment in which to explore & discuss personal & professional concerns, recognise & develop your own resilience & open up to possibilities & opportunities individually or together as a couple. Relationships are difficult, counselling can help you to better understand yourself & others, to manage stress, to expand limiting beliefs & goals & to cultivate new pathways to build skilful communication. We work towards strengthening your ability to face challenges, create self awareness & best potential to bring results for caring and compassionate relationships for yourself & others.
020 3872 2463 View 020 3872 2463
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Daniela Bailey
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
Finding a therapist that "feels right" can be a daunting prospect at a time when you may already be feeling overwhelmed. I offer a space that is safe and without judgement, where you can start to make sense of your feelings. I am interested in how we relate to each other and what makes us connect as human beings. Working relationally, I take notice of what happens between us as this will reveal something of your relationships with other people. I believe that once we gain a better understanding of our experience and what motivates us, we can make new choices, rather than being driven by old patterns of behaviour.
Finding a therapist that "feels right" can be a daunting prospect at a time when you may already be feeling overwhelmed. I offer a space that is safe and without judgement, where you can start to make sense of your feelings. I am interested in how we relate to each other and what makes us connect as human beings. Working relationally, I take notice of what happens between us as this will reveal something of your relationships with other people. I believe that once we gain a better understanding of our experience and what motivates us, we can make new choices, rather than being driven by old patterns of behaviour.
07427 527492 View 07427 527492
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Cinzia Frederick
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
People consider starting therapy for a variety of challenges. Sometimes you may find yourself repeating patterns from the past, getting stuck in relationships which may not be helpful to you or you might be overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety. I offer an attachment-based psychoanalytic approach to therapy, which has at its core an understanding of the importance of relationships throughout life and how problems and distress in the present may be related to early experiences. Making sense of your feelings and experiences will help you develop your own choices and resources to change your life.
People consider starting therapy for a variety of challenges. Sometimes you may find yourself repeating patterns from the past, getting stuck in relationships which may not be helpful to you or you might be overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety. I offer an attachment-based psychoanalytic approach to therapy, which has at its core an understanding of the importance of relationships throughout life and how problems and distress in the present may be related to early experiences. Making sense of your feelings and experiences will help you develop your own choices and resources to change your life.
020 3835 6444 View 020 3835 6444
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Antonia Caplan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Let me help you take control of your life. With over a decade of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and accreditation by the BABCP, I offer personalised and supportive care to help you overcome your mental health challenges. Whether you're dealing with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, or PTSD, I have the expertise to help you break free from these debilitating conditions. I'm passionate about helping people make meaningful changes in their lives.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Let me help you take control of your life. With over a decade of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and accreditation by the BABCP, I offer personalised and supportive care to help you overcome your mental health challenges. Whether you're dealing with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, or PTSD, I have the expertise to help you break free from these debilitating conditions. I'm passionate about helping people make meaningful changes in their lives.
020 4538 3395 View 020 4538 3395
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Lorna Devine
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
I support Leaders and Entrepreneurs to let go of high-functioning anxiety so that they can feel calmer, confident and achieve a sense of balance between their personal and professional life, without burning out and without sacrificing their health and relationships. After 12+ years working in the therapy and coaching industry, having worked with 1000’s of clients including members of the global royal family and experiencing high-functioning anxiety and burnout myself many years ago, I discovered that to create freedom from high-functioning anxiety, a powerful combination of evidence-based therapies, tools and coaching is required.
I support Leaders and Entrepreneurs to let go of high-functioning anxiety so that they can feel calmer, confident and achieve a sense of balance between their personal and professional life, without burning out and without sacrificing their health and relationships. After 12+ years working in the therapy and coaching industry, having worked with 1000’s of clients including members of the global royal family and experiencing high-functioning anxiety and burnout myself many years ago, I discovered that to create freedom from high-functioning anxiety, a powerful combination of evidence-based therapies, tools and coaching is required.
020 3389 7943 View 020 3389 7943
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Soul Full Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
St. John's Wood, London NW8  (Online Only)
Are you done with wondering why you're different? Are you exploring neurodiversity and noticing that pieces of the puzzle are falling together? Are you looking to make sense of your self, and understand yourself better so that you can be the best, most authentic version of yourself? I see you. Do you want to be better able to communicate your needs, to make life easier for yourself and those around you? Adults who suspect or are diagnosed as neurodiverse go through a transition process, of shedding who we thought we were and truly accepting who we are. I can help you with that.
Are you done with wondering why you're different? Are you exploring neurodiversity and noticing that pieces of the puzzle are falling together? Are you looking to make sense of your self, and understand yourself better so that you can be the best, most authentic version of yourself? I see you. Do you want to be better able to communicate your needs, to make life easier for yourself and those around you? Adults who suspect or are diagnosed as neurodiverse go through a transition process, of shedding who we thought we were and truly accepting who we are. I can help you with that.
020 3912 7474 View 020 3912 7474
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Maria Hernandez
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
I am an experienced psychotherapist specialised in relationship difficulties based in North London (NW8). If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, family problems, online dating disappointments, anxiety or going through a difficult period, please contact me If you'd like to discuss whether counselling could help. I offer face to face and online therapy (or both, if you find this combination works for you) I work both in English and Spanish
I am an experienced psychotherapist specialised in relationship difficulties based in North London (NW8). If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, family problems, online dating disappointments, anxiety or going through a difficult period, please contact me If you'd like to discuss whether counselling could help. I offer face to face and online therapy (or both, if you find this combination works for you) I work both in English and Spanish
020 4538 1041 View 020 4538 1041
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Dr Maria A. Padilla
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). Over the last decade, I have gained extensive clinical experience whilst working with children, adults, couples, families and groups in the NHS, charity, private sectors and through my own private practice. Due to the unforeseen circumstances, currently I am offering only Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). Over the last decade, I have gained extensive clinical experience whilst working with children, adults, couples, families and groups in the NHS, charity, private sectors and through my own private practice. Due to the unforeseen circumstances, currently I am offering only Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
020 4538 0605 View 020 4538 0605
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Marcelle Little
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8  (Online Only)
Do you identify as an anxious people-pleaser, a highly sensitive person, or an overwhelmed adult that is going through life transition at lightening speed? Codependency, life transitions, and trauma show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them.
Do you identify as an anxious people-pleaser, a highly sensitive person, or an overwhelmed adult that is going through life transition at lightening speed? Codependency, life transitions, and trauma show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them.
020 3818 1086 View 020 3818 1086
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Mary McGee Jolliffe
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
Would you like to S T O P... and have time to think about where you are. I offer a comfortable space for weekly reflection on 'everything that has happened so far...' You are curious about yourself, maybe with a mild depression, which feels ongoing, and which you have had to manage yourself. We can explore this together, track it back and discover the origins. We will see the shadows this casts over your life today. You will come to see that a good life and hope are possible; as well as accepting the past and what has been lost.
Would you like to S T O P... and have time to think about where you are. I offer a comfortable space for weekly reflection on 'everything that has happened so far...' You are curious about yourself, maybe with a mild depression, which feels ongoing, and which you have had to manage yourself. We can explore this together, track it back and discover the origins. We will see the shadows this casts over your life today. You will come to see that a good life and hope are possible; as well as accepting the past and what has been lost.
01923 961252 View 01923 961252
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Mahen Jhugroo
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8  (Online Only)
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist with experience working in the NHS and the Health Service Executive for almost 15 years. I have completed my training at the Institute of Education, University of London and the National University Ireland, Galway and feels very privileged to have trained in centres of excellence where I have gained a wealth of experience. As an experienced clinician working across the lifespan in various settings with individuals experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I provide an integrative approach to my work, including working with adolescents and adults.
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist with experience working in the NHS and the Health Service Executive for almost 15 years. I have completed my training at the Institute of Education, University of London and the National University Ireland, Galway and feels very privileged to have trained in centres of excellence where I have gained a wealth of experience. As an experienced clinician working across the lifespan in various settings with individuals experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I provide an integrative approach to my work, including working with adolescents and adults.
020 8154 5430 View 020 8154 5430
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Paulina Treanor
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
If you've landed here, you're likely navigating a myriad of emotions – feeling the weight of relationship dynamics, wrestling with parental challenges, and navigating the unique terrain of neurodiversity, burnout, authenticity, loss, anxiety, and the aftermath of betrayal. Take a breath – you're not alone. In the tapestry of your thoughts, you might be seeing patterns that seem too complex to untangle, moments of disconnection, and the silent struggles that cast shadows on your relationships. This space is your guide—a companion through the highs and lows, a partner in deciphering the intricacies of your unique journey.
If you've landed here, you're likely navigating a myriad of emotions – feeling the weight of relationship dynamics, wrestling with parental challenges, and navigating the unique terrain of neurodiversity, burnout, authenticity, loss, anxiety, and the aftermath of betrayal. Take a breath – you're not alone. In the tapestry of your thoughts, you might be seeing patterns that seem too complex to untangle, moments of disconnection, and the silent struggles that cast shadows on your relationships. This space is your guide—a companion through the highs and lows, a partner in deciphering the intricacies of your unique journey.
07723 455507 View 07723 455507
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Shokoufeh Basset
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
As an experienced Clinical Psychotherapist, I provide counselling to adults and couples. I describe myself as an Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist; My experience and training have enabled me to develop expertise in various treatment models which enables me to draw on different approaches and techniques that suit the person you are and the issues that you are presented with. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Existential and Person-Centred therapies. My theoretical approach is predominantly informed by psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy, which explores how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behaviours.
As an experienced Clinical Psychotherapist, I provide counselling to adults and couples. I describe myself as an Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist; My experience and training have enabled me to develop expertise in various treatment models which enables me to draw on different approaches and techniques that suit the person you are and the issues that you are presented with. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Existential and Person-Centred therapies. My theoretical approach is predominantly informed by psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy, which explores how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behaviours.
020 7870 3160 View 020 7870 3160
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Rita Pohoomal
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
WORKING TOWARDS A HAPPIER FUTURE....If you are thinking about having counselling or psychotherapy then you may be looking for help with something you feel is not going quite right in your life. You may want to change this but perhaps don't know where to start. My aim is to support you on the journey to inner healing and transformation.
WORKING TOWARDS A HAPPIER FUTURE....If you are thinking about having counselling or psychotherapy then you may be looking for help with something you feel is not going quite right in your life. You may want to change this but perhaps don't know where to start. My aim is to support you on the journey to inner healing and transformation.
020 3475 2918 View 020 3475 2918
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Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6792 View 020 4538 6792
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Andrea Breninek C B T Online
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
020 3835 4681 View 020 3835 4681
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Daniela Bloom
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
Are you looking for someone to talk to but wonder what it will be like to tell someone you don't know about things that worry you and possibly cause you anxiety? Are you wondering about your relationships, about the dynamics, the love you feel or do not feel, trust and safety?I promise that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I offer the opportunity to discuss and explore your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you', both within relationships and on your own.
Are you looking for someone to talk to but wonder what it will be like to tell someone you don't know about things that worry you and possibly cause you anxiety? Are you wondering about your relationships, about the dynamics, the love you feel or do not feel, trust and safety?I promise that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I offer the opportunity to discuss and explore your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you', both within relationships and on your own.
020 3870 4262 View 020 3870 4262
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Alison Goolnik
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St. John's Wood, London NW8
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
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Number of Counsellors in St. John's Wood, London

80+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in St. John's Wood, London who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Stress
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
53% Vitality

How Counsellors in St. John's Wood, London see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in St. John's Wood, 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.