Counselling in Swiss Cottage, London

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Dr Sharon Hart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood or are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed or panicked? This can be understandably challenging and sometimes we all need someone who can help us through these times.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood or are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed or panicked? This can be understandably challenging and sometimes we all need someone who can help us through these times.
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Afonlinepsychotherapy Ltd Director
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
As a psychotherapist, I have a strong interest in the healing capacity of the arts and have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust seeing individuals and facilitating therapeutic groups using clay & artwork Psychotherapy can help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and other trauma. I am a qualified psychotherapist specialising in online therapy with an interest of what it means to be human & to thrive I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
As a psychotherapist, I have a strong interest in the healing capacity of the arts and have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust seeing individuals and facilitating therapeutic groups using clay & artwork Psychotherapy can help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and other trauma. I am a qualified psychotherapist specialising in online therapy with an interest of what it means to be human & to thrive I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
020 3838 0728 View 020 3838 0728
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Valdete Kapedani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who present with: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Wounds, Borderline Personality, Shame, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Infidelity, Loss, Addiction, Anger, Sexual & Domestic Abuse, Identity Issues, Attachment Patterns & OCD. I am MBACP registered and fully qualified Psychotherapist in Psychodynamic & CBT Therapy. Therapy enables us to have a deeper understanding of our unconscious motivations. It also enables us to reflect on our emotions before and after we react and become more aware of our repetitive behaviour and relationship patterns. I offer 30 minutes free consultations.
I work with individuals and couples who present with: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Wounds, Borderline Personality, Shame, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Infidelity, Loss, Addiction, Anger, Sexual & Domestic Abuse, Identity Issues, Attachment Patterns & OCD. I am MBACP registered and fully qualified Psychotherapist in Psychodynamic & CBT Therapy. Therapy enables us to have a deeper understanding of our unconscious motivations. It also enables us to reflect on our emotions before and after we react and become more aware of our repetitive behaviour and relationship patterns. I offer 30 minutes free consultations.
020 3856 4178 View 020 3856 4178
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Mahen Jhugroo
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW6  (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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Suzie Quartermaine
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Do you find yourself following the same destructive patterns again and again and not understand why? Perhaps you feel intensely anxious, lonely, angry or misunderstood by those around you or have a feeling of being at odds with yourself in day-to-day life. You may find yourself in a relationship which feels emotionally dangerous or where communication has completely broken down. Therapy can offer a way out of these painful patterns.
Do you find yourself following the same destructive patterns again and again and not understand why? Perhaps you feel intensely anxious, lonely, angry or misunderstood by those around you or have a feeling of being at odds with yourself in day-to-day life. You may find yourself in a relationship which feels emotionally dangerous or where communication has completely broken down. Therapy can offer a way out of these painful patterns.
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Walter Wills
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
I provide individual adult psychotherapy and have conducted psychotherapy groups across the life span both privately and within the NHS setting over the past 30+ years. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a Group Analyst and Member of the Institute of Group Analysis. I was awarded Lifetime Honorary Adult Psychotherapist by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. For the past twelve years I have conducted experiential groups for the Foundation Course at the Institute of Group Analysis and provided supervision of trainees in group psychotherapy within the NHS.
I provide individual adult psychotherapy and have conducted psychotherapy groups across the life span both privately and within the NHS setting over the past 30+ years. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a Group Analyst and Member of the Institute of Group Analysis. I was awarded Lifetime Honorary Adult Psychotherapist by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. For the past twelve years I have conducted experiential groups for the Foundation Course at the Institute of Group Analysis and provided supervision of trainees in group psychotherapy within the NHS.
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Javaneh Pirzadamoli
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Javaneh, specialised in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults. I work with several issues such as various forms of anxiety (health, social, panic, perfectionism), self-esteem and trauma.I believe in making warm connections with my clients and help them make sense of their difficult feelings in a safe space. I help my teen clients with symptoms of self-harm and intrusive/suicidal thoughts. I have 10 years of experience across schools, therapy organisations and private practice.
Hi! I'm Javaneh, specialised in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults. I work with several issues such as various forms of anxiety (health, social, panic, perfectionism), self-esteem and trauma.I believe in making warm connections with my clients and help them make sense of their difficult feelings in a safe space. I help my teen clients with symptoms of self-harm and intrusive/suicidal thoughts. I have 10 years of experience across schools, therapy organisations and private practice.
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Marina Gaspodini
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
I was born and raised in Italy. I came to England and studied psychology at university and then I trained as a mental health nurse. I have worked in the NHS as individual and group psychotherapist for over 25 years, in a variety of settings and different levels of complexity. I trained as a Group Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis in London and I have extensive experience in running groups. I have facilitated experiential groups in the statutory and third sector settings as well as staff reflective practice groups. I trained as a supervisor at the IGA and offer supervision. I am a member of the IGA and I belong to the UKCP.
I was born and raised in Italy. I came to England and studied psychology at university and then I trained as a mental health nurse. I have worked in the NHS as individual and group psychotherapist for over 25 years, in a variety of settings and different levels of complexity. I trained as a Group Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis in London and I have extensive experience in running groups. I have facilitated experiential groups in the statutory and third sector settings as well as staff reflective practice groups. I trained as a supervisor at the IGA and offer supervision. I am a member of the IGA and I belong to the UKCP.
020 3540 6446 View 020 3540 6446
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Shokoufeh Basset
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
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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Lorraine Berger
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
As an experienced integrative psychotherapist, I recognize that every one of us is unique and holds the potential for change and for healing. By working intuitively, creatively, empathically and with sensitivity, I remain fully engaged whilst providing encouragement, support and understanding, all of which contribute to a feeling of being valued and empowered. This approach, combined with utilizing a range of theoretical models ensures a personalized therapeutic experience.
As an experienced integrative psychotherapist, I recognize that every one of us is unique and holds the potential for change and for healing. By working intuitively, creatively, empathically and with sensitivity, I remain fully engaged whilst providing encouragement, support and understanding, all of which contribute to a feeling of being valued and empowered. This approach, combined with utilizing a range of theoretical models ensures a personalized therapeutic experience.
020 3322 8468 View 020 3322 8468
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Sara Wainstein
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
I offer long term individual and group analytic psychotherapy and shorter more focused work as well as supervision. As well as my private practice in NW3, I work in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock Clinic. I have extensive experience working in the NHS in adult psychotherapy and with vulnerable mothers and babies. I have worked with people of different ages and backgrounds with wide-ranging issues since 1998.
I offer long term individual and group analytic psychotherapy and shorter more focused work as well as supervision. As well as my private practice in NW3, I work in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock Clinic. I have extensive experience working in the NHS in adult psychotherapy and with vulnerable mothers and babies. I have worked with people of different ages and backgrounds with wide-ranging issues since 1998.
020 3823 6204 View 020 3823 6204
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Marina Christoforidou
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW6
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I provide a thinking and safe space where we will be exploring together possible relational pattens that might leads you to a dissatisfied life . I am passionate about helping you make changes and also help you grow by recognising possible unhelpful ways of living your life. Therapy can appear a difficult decision to make but by providing a strong therapeutic alliance, I can help you settle and make use this new space, called therapeutic space. I have years of working privately and in public sector and I have been holding several posts such as teaching and supervisory roles.
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I provide a thinking and safe space where we will be exploring together possible relational pattens that might leads you to a dissatisfied life . I am passionate about helping you make changes and also help you grow by recognising possible unhelpful ways of living your life. Therapy can appear a difficult decision to make but by providing a strong therapeutic alliance, I can help you settle and make use this new space, called therapeutic space. I have years of working privately and in public sector and I have been holding several posts such as teaching and supervisory roles.
020 4538 2371 View 020 4538 2371
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Daniella Shalev
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Life is rarely straightforward. If you’re having a difficult time, it can be helpful to talk with a professional outside your circle of friends and family. Whatever you are going through, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life, your past and your present challenges. If you need support, I can help support you as you identify the areas of your life you wish to work on. If you’re seeking change, I can help you achieve it. If you’re living with trauma or a traumatic event, I can help you through the process, examining your choices to help you move forward more positively in your life.
Life is rarely straightforward. If you’re having a difficult time, it can be helpful to talk with a professional outside your circle of friends and family. Whatever you are going through, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life, your past and your present challenges. If you need support, I can help support you as you identify the areas of your life you wish to work on. If you’re seeking change, I can help you achieve it. If you’re living with trauma or a traumatic event, I can help you through the process, examining your choices to help you move forward more positively in your life.
020 3960 5222 View 020 3960 5222
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Vasilios Magalios
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
020 3962 2197 View 020 3962 2197
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Dr Xiangkun Zhu
PsychD
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3  (Online Only)
When you're feeling psychologically uncomfortable in any way, you can turn to me, and here's how I can help. Whenever you're dealing with emotional turmoil, inner conflicts, or life's challenges, I'm here as your support system - a dedicated mental health counselor ready to extend a helping hand on your journey.
When you're feeling psychologically uncomfortable in any way, you can turn to me, and here's how I can help. Whenever you're dealing with emotional turmoil, inner conflicts, or life's challenges, I'm here as your support system - a dedicated mental health counselor ready to extend a helping hand on your journey.
020 3835 4338 View 020 3835 4338
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Andrew Sutton
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Most of us experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. We may turn to friends and family for help and support, but sometimes this is not possible, or not enough. At this point, therapy can help. A supportive relationship, with a therapist you can trust not to judge or criticise you, can give you the safety and space to share your feelings and to think about what is troubling you. This can lead to greater understanding and the possibility of lasting change and growth. From my practice in Finchley Road, I offer a private and confidential space to help you to explore and come to terms what is on your mind.
Most of us experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. We may turn to friends and family for help and support, but sometimes this is not possible, or not enough. At this point, therapy can help. A supportive relationship, with a therapist you can trust not to judge or criticise you, can give you the safety and space to share your feelings and to think about what is troubling you. This can lead to greater understanding and the possibility of lasting change and growth. From my practice in Finchley Road, I offer a private and confidential space to help you to explore and come to terms what is on your mind.
020 3994 2305 View 020 3994 2305
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Yael Stobezki
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW6
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of 35 years and a practice in London, NW6. I work with individuals seeking counselling for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, addictions,anger management, anxiety and depression, bereavement, life-transitions, panic attacks, post natal depression, blocked creativity, low self esteem/assertiveness and stress. I provide a safe and confidential, emphatic and non-judgmental environment in which we can together explore your issues and gain an understanding of your experience and the best way to change what can be changed.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of 35 years and a practice in London, NW6. I work with individuals seeking counselling for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, addictions,anger management, anxiety and depression, bereavement, life-transitions, panic attacks, post natal depression, blocked creativity, low self esteem/assertiveness and stress. I provide a safe and confidential, emphatic and non-judgmental environment in which we can together explore your issues and gain an understanding of your experience and the best way to change what can be changed.
020 3870 3442 View 020 3870 3442
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Celia Gould
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW6
When I start working with a new client, I view it as an exploration. Each individual I meet has a unique story and experience of life. The process of untangling and looking at the different parts in a persons life can be challenging but important if one wants to gain a deeper understanding of oneself and ultimately maybe make some changes? I understand the profound need to be heard and how this can be the catalyst for change. We can carry pain and distress, sometimes for years. Being able to trust a therapist and consequently share these feelings can help us manage our stress and possibly build a healthier life.
When I start working with a new client, I view it as an exploration. Each individual I meet has a unique story and experience of life. The process of untangling and looking at the different parts in a persons life can be challenging but important if one wants to gain a deeper understanding of oneself and ultimately maybe make some changes? I understand the profound need to be heard and how this can be the catalyst for change. We can carry pain and distress, sometimes for years. Being able to trust a therapist and consequently share these feelings can help us manage our stress and possibly build a healthier life.
020 3949 4770 View 020 3949 4770
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Ophra Gilead Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London N12
I have worked with issues such as relationships, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, family, childhood experiences, gender and cultural identity, infertility and significant life changes such as losing a job or relocation. I have worked for many years for the NHS and in private setting. I work with individuals, couples and family members. I am a qualified and experienced generic, DIT and Infertility supervisor.
I have worked with issues such as relationships, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, family, childhood experiences, gender and cultural identity, infertility and significant life changes such as losing a job or relocation. I have worked for many years for the NHS and in private setting. I work with individuals, couples and family members. I am a qualified and experienced generic, DIT and Infertility supervisor.
020 3879 4774 View 020 3879 4774
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The Journey Psychotherapy Msc Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swiss Cottage, London NW3
‘The Journey’ is a small group of Psychotherapists specialising in three areas: Mental health challenges, relationship difficulties and career related issues. Working on a one-to-one basis, you will be able to talk privately within a safe, confidential space. Together, we will work through your current situation and what’s brought you to reaching out. We will work through your past, reflecting on the significant events and how they have impacted you. When you feel ready, you can begin to build a future that you really want, one that motivates you and excites you. A future that you really want.
‘The Journey’ is a small group of Psychotherapists specialising in three areas: Mental health challenges, relationship difficulties and career related issues. Working on a one-to-one basis, you will be able to talk privately within a safe, confidential space. Together, we will work through your current situation and what’s brought you to reaching out. We will work through your past, reflecting on the significant events and how they have impacted you. When you feel ready, you can begin to build a future that you really want, one that motivates you and excites you. A future that you really want.
020 3835 3369 View 020 3835 3369

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swiss Cottage, London

50+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Swiss Cottage, London who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
74% Stress
63% Peer Relationships
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Swiss Cottage, London see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Swiss Cottage, London?

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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.