Counselling in Tower Hill, London

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Hans Buschmann
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London EC3A  (Online Only)
Hello, Welcome to my webpage. It is not easy to find a suitable therapist, especially when you are in distress. I hope that this page will provide some clarity as to whether I might be be right therapist for you. I offer open-ended psychotherapy or brief counselling. In open-ended psychotherapy we could, for example, talk about your difficulties and explore the underlying issues. We could try to understand why you think, feel and behave the way you do. The insight which you gain could help you to let go of patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that may have sustained you in the past, but now cause you difficulties.
Hello, Welcome to my webpage. It is not easy to find a suitable therapist, especially when you are in distress. I hope that this page will provide some clarity as to whether I might be be right therapist for you. I offer open-ended psychotherapy or brief counselling. In open-ended psychotherapy we could, for example, talk about your difficulties and explore the underlying issues. We could try to understand why you think, feel and behave the way you do. The insight which you gain could help you to let go of patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that may have sustained you in the past, but now cause you difficulties.
020 4538 0032 View 020 4538 0032
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Adriana Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3R
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
020 3870 2414 View 020 3870 2414
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Cássia Testa Gallas Bhattacharya
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1  (Online Only)
Hi! I believe everyone has the right for decent relationships (with friends, family and partners) as it has tremendous influence in their quality of life. Many things influence the way people behave in relationships - I am here to help you explore what might be getting in the way of you getting the relationships you want. I work with all sorts of issues in relationships and sexual difficulties, and will offer you a non-judgmental environment while facilitating the therapeutic process for self-discovery and actualisation.
Hi! I believe everyone has the right for decent relationships (with friends, family and partners) as it has tremendous influence in their quality of life. Many things influence the way people behave in relationships - I am here to help you explore what might be getting in the way of you getting the relationships you want. I work with all sorts of issues in relationships and sexual difficulties, and will offer you a non-judgmental environment while facilitating the therapeutic process for self-discovery and actualisation.
020 8059 2130 View 020 8059 2130
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Despina Scutari
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3N
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, registered with the UKCP and BACP. I have many years experience of one-to-one therapeutic work and have completed a rigorous five year postgraduate training/qualification course at WPF therapy, one of the most respected centres for psychodynamic psychotherapy in the UK.
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, registered with the UKCP and BACP. I have many years experience of one-to-one therapeutic work and have completed a rigorous five year postgraduate training/qualification course at WPF therapy, one of the most respected centres for psychodynamic psychotherapy in the UK.
07471 162267 View 07471 162267
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Christine Burcham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1
I am a qualified, BACP registered, integrative humanist therapist, which means I draw on different approaches and techniques depending on your unique needs. I believe we are the experts on what is best for us, but we sometimes need some help along the way to figure things out. I offer a non-judgemental, empathetic, safe space where you can feel safe to be vulnerable and reflect and explore your inner thoughts, feelings and emotions to gain a greater understanding of why you feel the way you do.
I am a qualified, BACP registered, integrative humanist therapist, which means I draw on different approaches and techniques depending on your unique needs. I believe we are the experts on what is best for us, but we sometimes need some help along the way to figure things out. I offer a non-judgemental, empathetic, safe space where you can feel safe to be vulnerable and reflect and explore your inner thoughts, feelings and emotions to gain a greater understanding of why you feel the way you do.
020 7870 6498 View 020 7870 6498
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James Paterson
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London E1
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
020 3984 8598 View 020 3984 8598
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Dr Anna Flo Arcas
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London SE1
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with experience in a wide variety of settings, including the NHS, third sector, and private organisations. My areas of expertise are trauma, mood, and affective and relational difficulties, and I have worked in specialist services in these areas for nearly 10 years. I work from an integrative perspective, and thus adapt my work to the experiences and needs of each client. I have a special interest in critical approaches to mental health; linguistically sensitive services; and working with different forms of expression, including through the body, with objects, music, or art.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with experience in a wide variety of settings, including the NHS, third sector, and private organisations. My areas of expertise are trauma, mood, and affective and relational difficulties, and I have worked in specialist services in these areas for nearly 10 years. I work from an integrative perspective, and thus adapt my work to the experiences and needs of each client. I have a special interest in critical approaches to mental health; linguistically sensitive services; and working with different forms of expression, including through the body, with objects, music, or art.
020 3994 2237 View 020 3994 2237
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Saundra Rhoden (Sex And Relationship Therapy)
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London SE1
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Perhaps you’re feeling stressed and anxious about work, or your relationships are not going well. You want things to get better but you are losing hope that anything will ever change. Or, you have spent too long ignoring the situation and hoping it will go away. Why not take some time out for yourself. You’ve either tried talking to friends/ family or you don’t want to burden them. The answer may be to find a relatable counsellor who will listen calmly and guide you towards a better awareness of how to move forward. I am here to help.
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Perhaps you’re feeling stressed and anxious about work, or your relationships are not going well. You want things to get better but you are losing hope that anything will ever change. Or, you have spent too long ignoring the situation and hoping it will go away. Why not take some time out for yourself. You’ve either tried talking to friends/ family or you don’t want to burden them. The answer may be to find a relatable counsellor who will listen calmly and guide you towards a better awareness of how to move forward. I am here to help.
020 3962 1511 View 020 3962 1511
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citypsychologicalservices
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London EC3A
Have you been struggling with intensive emotions? Have you found it difficult to relate to people? Have you noticed that you have a strong fear of being rejected? Have you noticed that you move between extremes -- either liking someone or hating them the next moment? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" then mine is the correct Service for you. There is a long queue for NHS treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and I am able to offer the same treatment as NHS offers,
Have you been struggling with intensive emotions? Have you found it difficult to relate to people? Have you noticed that you have a strong fear of being rejected? Have you noticed that you move between extremes -- either liking someone or hating them the next moment? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" then mine is the correct Service for you. There is a long queue for NHS treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and I am able to offer the same treatment as NHS offers,
020 3667 2567 View 020 3667 2567
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Dr Rhea Dodhia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3N  (Online Only)
I am a specialist in multiple therapy models (such as CBT, CFT, ACT among others) and I have the experience to support with multiple difficulties/experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult, and my first aim is to create a space for change and exploration. We'll work towards specific goals or have a more general exploration depending on what you want. My expertise is to help you understand and achieve your goals for what brought you to therapy: be it anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodiversity, coping, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (and other goals). This will result in changes in your life.
I am a specialist in multiple therapy models (such as CBT, CFT, ACT among others) and I have the experience to support with multiple difficulties/experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult, and my first aim is to create a space for change and exploration. We'll work towards specific goals or have a more general exploration depending on what you want. My expertise is to help you understand and achieve your goals for what brought you to therapy: be it anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodiversity, coping, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (and other goals). This will result in changes in your life.
020 3872 2753 View 020 3872 2753
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Alex Ioannou
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1  (Online Only)
I'm an integrative psychotherapist with 8 years experience in the NHS and privately. I draw on different approaches, though mainly I work in an embodied and relational way. Embodied as most of our emotions and life stories are stored in our bodies and relational as I believe that as we get hurt in relationship, we also heal in relationship. I work in a non pathologising way so I won't try to fix you or treat you like you're broken. Whether you’re in crisis, feel like something's missing or simply want to enjoy a better quality of life, I aim to work with you so that you can come to better ways of understanding, being and relating.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist with 8 years experience in the NHS and privately. I draw on different approaches, though mainly I work in an embodied and relational way. Embodied as most of our emotions and life stories are stored in our bodies and relational as I believe that as we get hurt in relationship, we also heal in relationship. I work in a non pathologising way so I won't try to fix you or treat you like you're broken. Whether you’re in crisis, feel like something's missing or simply want to enjoy a better quality of life, I aim to work with you so that you can come to better ways of understanding, being and relating.
020 4538 8366 View 020 4538 8366
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Dr Belynder Walia - Serene Lifestyles
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London E1  (Online Only)
I am the founder of Serene Lifestyles, an online psychotherapy practice. I am accepting new clients and offering virtual appointments. I help people feel less anxiety or stress by transforming their mind to build confidence and self-esteem, so they feel amazing in their professional and personal relationships. I am passionate about helping people with their mental and emotional well-being.
I am the founder of Serene Lifestyles, an online psychotherapy practice. I am accepting new clients and offering virtual appointments. I help people feel less anxiety or stress by transforming their mind to build confidence and self-esteem, so they feel amazing in their professional and personal relationships. I am passionate about helping people with their mental and emotional well-being.
020 3870 2993 View 020 3870 2993
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Paula Barnby
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1
Welcome! I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1998 and work as a supervisor too, with practices in Exeter and London and online. I believe that many of our difficulties develop due to our early life and past experiences, including trauma. We repeat patterns in our lives hoping that things will get resolved. Sometimes these patterns are unhelpful to us. Therapy offers, in a confidential and safe space, the possible facilitation of being able to recognise these patterns and approach them from a new perspective. (more detailed information can be found on www.psycho-dynamic.co.uk)
Welcome! I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1998 and work as a supervisor too, with practices in Exeter and London and online. I believe that many of our difficulties develop due to our early life and past experiences, including trauma. We repeat patterns in our lives hoping that things will get resolved. Sometimes these patterns are unhelpful to us. Therapy offers, in a confidential and safe space, the possible facilitation of being able to recognise these patterns and approach them from a new perspective. (more detailed information can be found on www.psycho-dynamic.co.uk)
01392 531546 View 01392 531546
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Jerome Dawes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3R
Cognitive behavioural therapist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working in mental health services for the University of London - - I trained in two very different styles of therapy because people come to therapy for many reasons, and I wanted my work to embody the breadth of what therapy covers, from the evidence-based and goal-directed, to the creative and mysterious.
Cognitive behavioural therapist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working in mental health services for the University of London - - I trained in two very different styles of therapy because people come to therapy for many reasons, and I wanted my work to embody the breadth of what therapy covers, from the evidence-based and goal-directed, to the creative and mysterious.
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Amy Jo Spitalier
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London SE1
Certain life events, transitions, or longstanding struggles can cause our usual ways of coping to break down, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and extremely distressed. To continue to function, drugs, alcohol, food, self harm, sex, social media, a depressive state or abusive behaviour can be used to numb the distress or stand in for what feels missing. But this often leads to feelings of guilt, shame, anger or blame – whether of oneself or others. It can feel like being trapped in a loop of unsatisfactory or harmful relationships, or like reaching a dead-end, with confusion about finding a meaningful path ahead.
Certain life events, transitions, or longstanding struggles can cause our usual ways of coping to break down, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and extremely distressed. To continue to function, drugs, alcohol, food, self harm, sex, social media, a depressive state or abusive behaviour can be used to numb the distress or stand in for what feels missing. But this often leads to feelings of guilt, shame, anger or blame – whether of oneself or others. It can feel like being trapped in a loop of unsatisfactory or harmful relationships, or like reaching a dead-end, with confusion about finding a meaningful path ahead.
020 3984 8433 View 020 3984 8433
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Elena Miari
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with teenagers and adults. I provide therapy both online and from my offices in Blackheath and London Bridge. My approach is primarily Existential. The starting point of Existential Psychotherapy is your experience; this means that I focus on your unique experience of yourself and the world, and your meaning-making processes.I work with teenagers and adults, offering long term, short term and Single Session Therapy interventions. My specialisms are in ADHD, narcissistic abuse, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and life transitions.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with teenagers and adults. I provide therapy both online and from my offices in Blackheath and London Bridge. My approach is primarily Existential. The starting point of Existential Psychotherapy is your experience; this means that I focus on your unique experience of yourself and the world, and your meaning-making processes.I work with teenagers and adults, offering long term, short term and Single Session Therapy interventions. My specialisms are in ADHD, narcissistic abuse, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and life transitions.
020 3871 0532 View 020 3871 0532
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Ishbel Grace Straker
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3A
As the owner and director of I Straker Consultants, working from my private practice at The Honeycomb Building in Liverpool city centre, I specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health, Perimenopausal and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas. I am a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Ishbel specialises in ADHD assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adults. The charges for these assessments are £390. .
As the owner and director of I Straker Consultants, working from my private practice at The Honeycomb Building in Liverpool city centre, I specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health, Perimenopausal and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas. I am a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Ishbel specialises in ADHD assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adults. The charges for these assessments are £390. .
020 8064 2183 View 020 8064 2183
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Kristin Ramsey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London SE1
I offer clients a warm, collaborative space to be heard and understood. The therapeutic relationship I aim to create is that of respect, non-judgement and strict confidentiality. This safe foundation allows us to bring clarity and insight to thoughts and feelings, and an environment for exploring positive, lasting change. The pace of the therapy is attuned to individual client needs and experiences.
I offer clients a warm, collaborative space to be heard and understood. The therapeutic relationship I aim to create is that of respect, non-judgement and strict confidentiality. This safe foundation allows us to bring clarity and insight to thoughts and feelings, and an environment for exploring positive, lasting change. The pace of the therapy is attuned to individual client needs and experiences.
020 8059 9452 View 020 8059 9452
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Eileen Wallace
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tower Hill, London SE1
I'm an experienced psychotherapist having worked in both private practice and NHS . I have dealt with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety and depression, loneliness, relationship issues, sadness, loss, stress, self harm, sexual identity/gender, bereavement, redundancy, trauma, PTSD and disassociation. I have also worked with and set up a Post-Natal Depression Support Group for parents in collaboration with Surestart and a Doctor's Surgery in Surrey. I am also a member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.
I'm an experienced psychotherapist having worked in both private practice and NHS . I have dealt with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety and depression, loneliness, relationship issues, sadness, loss, stress, self harm, sexual identity/gender, bereavement, redundancy, trauma, PTSD and disassociation. I have also worked with and set up a Post-Natal Depression Support Group for parents in collaboration with Surestart and a Doctor's Surgery in Surrey. I am also a member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.
07427 545658 View 07427 545658
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Hazrath Khan
Verified Verified
Tower Hill, London EC3R
I am an award winning holistic therapist based in London, UK with expertise in 9 modalities that will enable me to help clients in the best way possible. I can help with most of the psychological issues and also with physical conditions that could not be resolved with the traditional medical help. I also help you to be the best version of yourself. I can help you to manifest what you want in your life. Most common issues I can help are anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, physical conditions, relationships issues, improving your confidence and self-esteem, energy healing, belief changes, money blocks, fulfilling life purpose
I am an award winning holistic therapist based in London, UK with expertise in 9 modalities that will enable me to help clients in the best way possible. I can help with most of the psychological issues and also with physical conditions that could not be resolved with the traditional medical help. I also help you to be the best version of yourself. I can help you to manifest what you want in your life. Most common issues I can help are anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, physical conditions, relationships issues, improving your confidence and self-esteem, energy healing, belief changes, money blocks, fulfilling life purpose
020 4538 6129 View 020 4538 6129

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tower Hill, London

60+

Average cost per session

£77

Counsellors in Tower Hill, London who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
89% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aviva
72% AXA PPP
68% Vitality

How Counsellors in Tower Hill, London see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tower Hill, 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.