Counselling in Stepney, London

Photo of Dr Shirin Mustafa, Psychologist in Stepney, London, England
Dr Shirin Mustafa
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1
It takes a lot of courage to accept that we are struggling and to take the first steps to seeking support. You are not alone and I am here to help. As a psychologist with wide ranging experience, I am trained in multiple approaches which help to find the right fit for those seeking support and to make therapy a meaningful endeavour. I am trained across the life span so can provide talking therapy for children, teens, adults and those who may have retired. I can also work individually, with couples or groups and with those who may have additional needs.
It takes a lot of courage to accept that we are struggling and to take the first steps to seeking support. You are not alone and I am here to help. As a psychologist with wide ranging experience, I am trained in multiple approaches which help to find the right fit for those seeking support and to make therapy a meaningful endeavour. I am trained across the life span so can provide talking therapy for children, teens, adults and those who may have retired. I can also work individually, with couples or groups and with those who may have additional needs.
020 3927 4457 View 020 3927 4457
Photo of Gabriella Carpentieri, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Gabriella Carpentieri
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E3  (Online Only)
We begin therapy by having a shared understanding of the problems you are experiencing, including how the problems came about and what is keep them going. and what you would like to get out of therapy. We would like then to make a plan together to uncover deep-rooted patterns, belief systems, memories and examine their impacts on your different aspects of your life. We would gently exploring alternative routes together to embrace changes going forward. Although beginning therapy can be scary, you will be provided a space in which you will feel heard and comfortable.
We begin therapy by having a shared understanding of the problems you are experiencing, including how the problems came about and what is keep them going. and what you would like to get out of therapy. We would like then to make a plan together to uncover deep-rooted patterns, belief systems, memories and examine their impacts on your different aspects of your life. We would gently exploring alternative routes together to embrace changes going forward. Although beginning therapy can be scary, you will be provided a space in which you will feel heard and comfortable.
020 3816 3689 View 020 3816 3689
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Paula Broome
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low mood or anxiety? Perhaps this is affecting your performance at work or your relationships? Maybe you have experienced years of low self-esteem or depression or feel you are not the person you once were? We all experience difficulties in life and carry negative beliefs about ourselves. This can lead to feelings of low self-worth which can negatively impact our lives. I have extensive experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, panic, life transitions and bereavement, as well as specifically with coercive control (abusive relationships and religious trauma).
Are you struggling with low mood or anxiety? Perhaps this is affecting your performance at work or your relationships? Maybe you have experienced years of low self-esteem or depression or feel you are not the person you once were? We all experience difficulties in life and carry negative beliefs about ourselves. This can lead to feelings of low self-worth which can negatively impact our lives. I have extensive experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, panic, life transitions and bereavement, as well as specifically with coercive control (abusive relationships and religious trauma).
020 3835 5411 View 020 3835 5411
Photo of Gordon Wax, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Gordon Wax
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E14
Hi, my name is Gordon. Welcome! I’m an experienced counsellor based in East London, working both online and in person. I was born and raised in London. Personal therapy helped me to untangle my relationship with myself and my emotions. The world alone is a chaotic place to manage our own unknowns, anxieties, and traumas. I understand that everyone experiences the world in different ways, so unique problems require bespoke responses. Our lives are constantly changing, so it’s natural to feel emotions strongly, think differently and respond atypically. I help clients explore all spheres of their life to help build hope and cope
Hi, my name is Gordon. Welcome! I’m an experienced counsellor based in East London, working both online and in person. I was born and raised in London. Personal therapy helped me to untangle my relationship with myself and my emotions. The world alone is a chaotic place to manage our own unknowns, anxieties, and traumas. I understand that everyone experiences the world in different ways, so unique problems require bespoke responses. Our lives are constantly changing, so it’s natural to feel emotions strongly, think differently and respond atypically. I help clients explore all spheres of their life to help build hope and cope
020 3871 8210 View 020 3871 8210
Photo of 1-2-1 CBT & Coaching Online - Giorgio Aprile, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
1-2-1 CBT & Coaching Online - Giorgio Aprile
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1  (Online Only)
How would your life change if you got rid of anxiety, insecurity, stress and low mood? CBT and coaching can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are, and put you back in control of your own life and emotions. Through CBT and coaching, you’ll also get practical tools that are scientifically proven to work. Whatever problem you’re experiencing right now, it can be overcome with the right strategy and techniques. You won’t have to worry about your emotions getting out of control again, because you’ll know how to cope with them.
How would your life change if you got rid of anxiety, insecurity, stress and low mood? CBT and coaching can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are, and put you back in control of your own life and emotions. Through CBT and coaching, you’ll also get practical tools that are scientifically proven to work. Whatever problem you’re experiencing right now, it can be overcome with the right strategy and techniques. You won’t have to worry about your emotions getting out of control again, because you’ll know how to cope with them.
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Photo of Alex Monk, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Alex Monk
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
Psychotherapy can help you to gently gain a new perspective on your relationships, without judgement, in a confidential space. Although relational patterns may have served you well in the past, perhaps you feel they are not helpful to you any longer. You may feel that things are just not working out, without ever really understanding why. Perhaps you keep choosing particular people as friends or partners that you know are not healthy but can't resist anyway. Perhaps this makes you feel anxious, depressed or you can't sleep at night and well meaning advice from friends of family doesn't seem to help.
Psychotherapy can help you to gently gain a new perspective on your relationships, without judgement, in a confidential space. Although relational patterns may have served you well in the past, perhaps you feel they are not helpful to you any longer. You may feel that things are just not working out, without ever really understanding why. Perhaps you keep choosing particular people as friends or partners that you know are not healthy but can't resist anyway. Perhaps this makes you feel anxious, depressed or you can't sleep at night and well meaning advice from friends of family doesn't seem to help.
020 3948 6487 View 020 3948 6487
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The Life Academy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
Hello, I am Harris and I can help you to heal and flourish. I am an Edinburgh-based Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor, working with individuals and couples both in person (in Edinburgh) or via Skype.I use a pluralistic psychotherapeutic approach, which means I combine tools and knowledge gained from across many different psychotherapies to develop a programme that is uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.Through a collaborative, creative and integrative approach, I will work with you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of wide range of effective psychotherapies.
Hello, I am Harris and I can help you to heal and flourish. I am an Edinburgh-based Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor, working with individuals and couples both in person (in Edinburgh) or via Skype.I use a pluralistic psychotherapeutic approach, which means I combine tools and knowledge gained from across many different psychotherapies to develop a programme that is uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.Through a collaborative, creative and integrative approach, I will work with you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of wide range of effective psychotherapies.
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Photo of Wendy Levy, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Wendy Levy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor offering a one to one counselling service in London. This can be short or long term depending on your needs and wishes. I am a fully insured and supervised member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework.
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor offering a one to one counselling service in London. This can be short or long term depending on your needs and wishes. I am a fully insured and supervised member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework.
020 3984 9014 View 020 3984 9014
Photo of Haleh's Counselling Room, Counsellor in Stepney, London, England
Haleh's Counselling Room
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
My clients value openly talking about themselves and the difficulties they experience to work out how to move forward in their lives. To date I have worked with clients who experience: deep loneliness; anxiety and/or depression; who want to change their outlook of their life; who have an inability to cope with recent or continual change; who experience unhappiness with their work/life balance or relationship issues; who are impacted by or have been impacted by domestic violence.
My clients value openly talking about themselves and the difficulties they experience to work out how to move forward in their lives. To date I have worked with clients who experience: deep loneliness; anxiety and/or depression; who want to change their outlook of their life; who have an inability to cope with recent or continual change; who experience unhappiness with their work/life balance or relationship issues; who are impacted by or have been impacted by domestic violence.
07588 682658 View 07588 682658
Photo of Jane Zoega, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Jane Zoega
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1
Thank you for taking a look at my page. You are probably here because you are struggling with something life has thrown at you. I hope I can help. It is important when embarking on a therapeutic journey that you feel comfortable working with your therapist of choice. I offer a free initial consultation so you can get a feel for how I work and if I am the right therapist for you. I work with individuals, couples and I run groups. I tend to start by working weekly but am flexible depending on your needs. Some clients are looking for long-term counselling, others might only need a few sessions.
Thank you for taking a look at my page. You are probably here because you are struggling with something life has thrown at you. I hope I can help. It is important when embarking on a therapeutic journey that you feel comfortable working with your therapist of choice. I offer a free initial consultation so you can get a feel for how I work and if I am the right therapist for you. I work with individuals, couples and I run groups. I tend to start by working weekly but am flexible depending on your needs. Some clients are looking for long-term counselling, others might only need a few sessions.
023 8235 7301 View 023 8235 7301
Photo of Jamil Ahmed, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Jamil Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
As we are thrown into the thick of life, it is our response to these circumstances which reveal who we are and where we may want to go. As life is anything but a linear process - we may often stumble or get stuck along the way. We may even describe the stumbling blocks as anxiety, depression, numbness or even shame. Some of our work could involve examining those stumbling blocks and challenging your ideas, choices and reasoning processes. I encourage you to remain open to all aspects and stimulate you to consider ones often overlooked.
As we are thrown into the thick of life, it is our response to these circumstances which reveal who we are and where we may want to go. As life is anything but a linear process - we may often stumble or get stuck along the way. We may even describe the stumbling blocks as anxiety, depression, numbness or even shame. Some of our work could involve examining those stumbling blocks and challenging your ideas, choices and reasoning processes. I encourage you to remain open to all aspects and stimulate you to consider ones often overlooked.
020 4538 9011 View 020 4538 9011
Photo of Inner Voice Wellbeing Services, Psychologist in Stepney, London, England
Inner Voice Wellbeing Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
Does it lately feel like the odds have been stacked against you? Or are you going through a rough time on the personal front and can’t seem to see even a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? Would you like to make some concrete positive changes to your life but can’t seem to escape the fog of negativity? Then why not enlist my help to make things happen. I know how stressful high pressured jobs are, how problems with finances can lead to despair and frustration. I know what it feels like when life is spiraling out of control, and I know how to climb out of this cycle of despair. This means that I can help you to do the same.
Does it lately feel like the odds have been stacked against you? Or are you going through a rough time on the personal front and can’t seem to see even a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? Would you like to make some concrete positive changes to your life but can’t seem to escape the fog of negativity? Then why not enlist my help to make things happen. I know how stressful high pressured jobs are, how problems with finances can lead to despair and frustration. I know what it feels like when life is spiraling out of control, and I know how to climb out of this cycle of despair. This means that I can help you to do the same.
01225 982882 View 01225 982882
Photo of Mandi Martin, Counsellor in Stepney, London, England
Mandi Martin
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading this, you have already begun the process of finding a therapist and I understand that this is a courageous step. A step towards change and commitment to yourself. Maybe you are wanting to understand yourself better? Looking for an opportunity to have a deeper knowledge of yourself and your behaviour? You might want more satisfaction in your career or be struggling with a personal or business relationship? Experiencing a loss? Recent diagnosis of life limiting illness? Or seeking a professional relationship with someone that will allow space for talking about your problems/challenges and explore these experiences?
If you are reading this, you have already begun the process of finding a therapist and I understand that this is a courageous step. A step towards change and commitment to yourself. Maybe you are wanting to understand yourself better? Looking for an opportunity to have a deeper knowledge of yourself and your behaviour? You might want more satisfaction in your career or be struggling with a personal or business relationship? Experiencing a loss? Recent diagnosis of life limiting illness? Or seeking a professional relationship with someone that will allow space for talking about your problems/challenges and explore these experiences?
020 3994 7614 View 020 3994 7614
Photo of Silvia Melis, Counsellor in Stepney, London, England
Silvia Melis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one-to-one basis offering short-term and open-ended talking therapy. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from different models and techniques (psychodynamic, CBT and person centred) to best suit your individual needs. My aim is to help you find and change those repetitive unhelpful or destructive patterns in your behaviour and relationships, as well as providing you with a space for personal development, growth and exploration.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one-to-one basis offering short-term and open-ended talking therapy. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from different models and techniques (psychodynamic, CBT and person centred) to best suit your individual needs. My aim is to help you find and change those repetitive unhelpful or destructive patterns in your behaviour and relationships, as well as providing you with a space for personal development, growth and exploration.
020 3871 8461 View 020 3871 8461
Photo of Marta Zdzieblowska, Psychotherapist in Stepney, London, England
Marta Zdzieblowska
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1
You may be grappling with intense emotions, mental health challenges, facing an invisible barrier or navigating the complexities of life. Whether you are looking for personal growth or grappling with difficulties, together we can make space for what matters to you. I will listen attentively and adapt my approach to your needs. I can support you to • Regulate your nervous system • Make sense of your personal story and the impact it has on you • Deepen your connection with yourself and others • Find self-compassion and a sense of agency no matter your circumstances • Implement sustainable changes that align with your goals and values
You may be grappling with intense emotions, mental health challenges, facing an invisible barrier or navigating the complexities of life. Whether you are looking for personal growth or grappling with difficulties, together we can make space for what matters to you. I will listen attentively and adapt my approach to your needs. I can support you to • Regulate your nervous system • Make sense of your personal story and the impact it has on you • Deepen your connection with yourself and others • Find self-compassion and a sense of agency no matter your circumstances • Implement sustainable changes that align with your goals and values
020 3909 3628 View 020 3909 3628
Photo of Dr Roberta Babb, Psychologist in Stepney, London, England
Dr Roberta Babb
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am aware that the decision to enter therapy can be an emotional one, and I offer an initial consultation where you can begin to explore your issues with me and see if you would like to work with me. I facilitate a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and thoughtful space where you can explore a range of problematic issues, your sense of self, values, relationships, and patterns of behaviour to name a few. My work is influenced by psychodynamic psychotherapy, cultural psychology and others.
I am aware that the decision to enter therapy can be an emotional one, and I offer an initial consultation where you can begin to explore your issues with me and see if you would like to work with me. I facilitate a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and thoughtful space where you can explore a range of problematic issues, your sense of self, values, relationships, and patterns of behaviour to name a few. My work is influenced by psychodynamic psychotherapy, cultural psychology and others.
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Photo of Sarah Marzillier, Psychologist in Stepney, London, England
Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
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Lesley Inglis Supervisor
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
01573 400476 View 01573 400476
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NeuroAffective-CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stepney, London E1
Sarah is a successful paralegal in the City who struggled with shameful feelings and self-disgust most of her life. Typically as Christmas was approaching and lots of parties invitations started to arrive on her desk, she would surrender into procrastination and self-criticism, in order to avoid a situation she felt likely to fail, supported by an exaggerated set of predictions about social embarrassment or other social disasters. Sarah struggles to improve her confidence and esteem - in spite of a successful academic and professional life. Her efforts are genuine but exhausting and she often is trapped by episodes of depression.
Sarah is a successful paralegal in the City who struggled with shameful feelings and self-disgust most of her life. Typically as Christmas was approaching and lots of parties invitations started to arrive on her desk, she would surrender into procrastination and self-criticism, in order to avoid a situation she felt likely to fail, supported by an exaggerated set of predictions about social embarrassment or other social disasters. Sarah struggles to improve her confidence and esteem - in spite of a successful academic and professional life. Her efforts are genuine but exhausting and she often is trapped by episodes of depression.
07479 276083 View 07479 276083
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Dr Elvis Langley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, London E1
I am a UKCP qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych, CPsychol.). Everyone deserves to have someone in their lives who can listen compassionately and hold a space of non-judgemental understanding. I try to offer that space, first and foremost. While doing this, I seek to understand where things may have been difficult and hold in mind your potential for growth and change. The underlying core of my approach is based on respecting your needs and safety, as well as helping you bring out your innate wisdom and strengths.
I am a UKCP qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych, CPsychol.). Everyone deserves to have someone in their lives who can listen compassionately and hold a space of non-judgemental understanding. I try to offer that space, first and foremost. While doing this, I seek to understand where things may have been difficult and hold in mind your potential for growth and change. The underlying core of my approach is based on respecting your needs and safety, as well as helping you bring out your innate wisdom and strengths.
020 3984 9270 View 020 3984 9270

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stepney, London

50+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Stepney, London who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
85% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
76% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
62% Vitality
58% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Stepney, London see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
38% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stepney, 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.