Counselling in Wandsworth, London

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Susanna Hailstone Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW12
Hello. I’m an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in adult and older adult mental health. I practice psychodynamically, which means helping people work through complex and often unexplored issues, problems and fears. In psychodynamic therapy, past experiences are as important as present ones. Our early lives - especially our childhood and relationships with parents, caregivers and families - shape our personalities, our way of thinking and behaving, and how we relate to,other people. And sometimes those thoughts, feelings and patterns which start early can become the cause of problems later on.
Hello. I’m an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in adult and older adult mental health. I practice psychodynamically, which means helping people work through complex and often unexplored issues, problems and fears. In psychodynamic therapy, past experiences are as important as present ones. Our early lives - especially our childhood and relationships with parents, caregivers and families - shape our personalities, our way of thinking and behaving, and how we relate to,other people. And sometimes those thoughts, feelings and patterns which start early can become the cause of problems later on.
020 4524 5282 View 020 4524 5282
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Olivia Osborne
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW11
Life can be challenging and at times we may find ourselves out of control, struggling to cope and in emotional pain. Whatever the issue may be, therapy may help you to understand your experiences, feelings and thoughts. I believe in supporting my clients to recognise what is important to them and to live a life in line with their values. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a healing process and I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can feel able to explore your difficulties in depth and increase your self-understanding in order to bring change and possibility.
Life can be challenging and at times we may find ourselves out of control, struggling to cope and in emotional pain. Whatever the issue may be, therapy may help you to understand your experiences, feelings and thoughts. I believe in supporting my clients to recognise what is important to them and to live a life in line with their values. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a healing process and I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can feel able to explore your difficulties in depth and increase your self-understanding in order to bring change and possibility.
01273 934578 View 01273 934578
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Charlie Maguire-King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW18
I help people who are feeling lost, in pain and increasingly unable to cope. I work with people who suffer from debilitating anxiety, depression and trauma and all of the many manifestations these can have in your life such as alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders and self harm, relationship difficulties, social anxiety, codependency and suicidal thoughts and feelings. Clients I see often, above all else, just want some peace of mind. This often comes alongside self acceptance, healthy relationships with friends and family and a satisfying work life balance.
I help people who are feeling lost, in pain and increasingly unable to cope. I work with people who suffer from debilitating anxiety, depression and trauma and all of the many manifestations these can have in your life such as alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders and self harm, relationship difficulties, social anxiety, codependency and suicidal thoughts and feelings. Clients I see often, above all else, just want some peace of mind. This often comes alongside self acceptance, healthy relationships with friends and family and a satisfying work life balance.
020 8059 2172 View 020 8059 2172
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Kelsey Wiemer
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15  (Online Only)
Life is hard and full of unsuspected challenges. Often the more we journey toward where we want to go, the bumpier the road gets. The impact of past experiences, present stressors, and worries about the future threaten to keep us stuck in an unhelpful loop. We repeat old, conditioned patterns and behaviours simply because we're on autopilot and maybe haven't had the space to reflect. By increasing our awareness, bringing our attention to the present, detaching from old stories, and focusing on what's helpful we make meaningful choices.
Life is hard and full of unsuspected challenges. Often the more we journey toward where we want to go, the bumpier the road gets. The impact of past experiences, present stressors, and worries about the future threaten to keep us stuck in an unhelpful loop. We repeat old, conditioned patterns and behaviours simply because we're on autopilot and maybe haven't had the space to reflect. By increasing our awareness, bringing our attention to the present, detaching from old stories, and focusing on what's helpful we make meaningful choices.
020 3974 1472 View 020 3974 1472
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Becky Parker
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Dealing with the same relationship dynamics over and over again? Struggling with over-thinking, feeling unseen or misunderstood? Are you a people pleaser who wants to break the chains of self-doubt and overthinking? I specialise in working with motivated, insightful clients who want to better understand how their past has impacted them and to find new ways of being and relating. My goal is to offer exploratory but compassionate therapy to heal you from the inside out. I have a wealth of counselling experience in different settings, using both short term and long term models.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Dealing with the same relationship dynamics over and over again? Struggling with over-thinking, feeling unseen or misunderstood? Are you a people pleaser who wants to break the chains of self-doubt and overthinking? I specialise in working with motivated, insightful clients who want to better understand how their past has impacted them and to find new ways of being and relating. My goal is to offer exploratory but compassionate therapy to heal you from the inside out. I have a wealth of counselling experience in different settings, using both short term and long term models.
020 3667 9462 View 020 3667 9462
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Natasha Menoni: ADHD & Autism Specialist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW18  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
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Alice Weller
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW11
It can be daunting when we start addressing things that are painful and open up parts of our self which don't often, or ever, get expressed. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and accepted, so aim to create a space for this to flourish, whilst using the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Whatever has brought you to me, I aim to meet you where you are, help you gain deeper insight to yourself, and facilitate meaningful change.
It can be daunting when we start addressing things that are painful and open up parts of our self which don't often, or ever, get expressed. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and accepted, so aim to create a space for this to flourish, whilst using the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Whatever has brought you to me, I aim to meet you where you are, help you gain deeper insight to yourself, and facilitate meaningful change.
07411 609089 View 07411 609089
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Dr Niamh O Connor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW17  (Online Only)
What brings someone to therapy? Sometimes it’s a general feeling that something isn’t right or needs to change, while for others, it’s a particular event or situation that has led to feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Difficult feelings may be related to a current/specific problem or there may be a sense that there has been a build-up of stresses or traumas over the years. I am trained in a range of psychological therapies which allows me to tailor my approach to your specific experience, needs and goals. I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to my work, endeavouring to help you feel listened to and understood.
What brings someone to therapy? Sometimes it’s a general feeling that something isn’t right or needs to change, while for others, it’s a particular event or situation that has led to feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Difficult feelings may be related to a current/specific problem or there may be a sense that there has been a build-up of stresses or traumas over the years. I am trained in a range of psychological therapies which allows me to tailor my approach to your specific experience, needs and goals. I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to my work, endeavouring to help you feel listened to and understood.
020 8106 8829 View 020 8106 8829
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Verity Owers Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW11
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor providing general counselling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and low self-esteem. I also offer specialist support for those struggling with grief and loss following a bereavement. Whether you are struggling with a particular issue or generally feeling unhappy in your life, I can help you explore any limiting beliefs or difficult life experiences that may be holding you back. I offer both short and long term / open-ended therapy and provide a safe, caring and confidential space to talk.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor providing general counselling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and low self-esteem. I also offer specialist support for those struggling with grief and loss following a bereavement. Whether you are struggling with a particular issue or generally feeling unhappy in your life, I can help you explore any limiting beliefs or difficult life experiences that may be holding you back. I offer both short and long term / open-ended therapy and provide a safe, caring and confidential space to talk.
020 3984 9064 View 020 3984 9064
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Julia Harries
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW18
Waitlist for new clients
You may be considering professional counselling for many different reasons. It may be that you are experiencing emotional difficulty or discomfort as a result of some kind of severe and identifiable trauma or loss or it may be that you have more of a feeling or sense of unease that things are not quite right, or could be better. Some people have a particular experience or challenge they want to work through, for others their goals are less specific and more general. Whatever your situation, professional counselling could help. Please feel free to get in touch.
You may be considering professional counselling for many different reasons. It may be that you are experiencing emotional difficulty or discomfort as a result of some kind of severe and identifiable trauma or loss or it may be that you have more of a feeling or sense of unease that things are not quite right, or could be better. Some people have a particular experience or challenge they want to work through, for others their goals are less specific and more general. Whatever your situation, professional counselling could help. Please feel free to get in touch.
020 4538 8373 View 020 4538 8373
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Genevieve Smail
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15
Finding yourself in a crisis, a difficult relationship or feelings anxious, restless or stuck, are some of the reasons people reach out to me for space and safety to unravel their experiences and gain support. I work with adults, couples and more recently, children and families. I’m committed and passionate about providing support for my clients to explore all they need to in a creative, safe, supportive and connected way, helping them to re-connect with themselves, their lives, their families and friends.
Finding yourself in a crisis, a difficult relationship or feelings anxious, restless or stuck, are some of the reasons people reach out to me for space and safety to unravel their experiences and gain support. I work with adults, couples and more recently, children and families. I’m committed and passionate about providing support for my clients to explore all they need to in a creative, safe, supportive and connected way, helping them to re-connect with themselves, their lives, their families and friends.
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Sophie Lawton
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW17  (Online Only)
I am an integrative therapist, meaning I draw on multiple approaches and theories in my practice, but my way of working has been particularly shaped by relational psychotherapy and attachment theory. This means I believe that the relationships we experience in our early lives affect our later ways of relating to both ourselves and others. I believe that therapy is a fundamentally relational endeavour - not that people are broken and therefore need to be “fixed” - but rather that through working together we can come to new ways of relating, understanding and being.
I am an integrative therapist, meaning I draw on multiple approaches and theories in my practice, but my way of working has been particularly shaped by relational psychotherapy and attachment theory. This means I believe that the relationships we experience in our early lives affect our later ways of relating to both ourselves and others. I believe that therapy is a fundamentally relational endeavour - not that people are broken and therefore need to be “fixed” - but rather that through working together we can come to new ways of relating, understanding and being.
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Rose Churchill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15
Starting your counselling journey can be daunting. You have already taken the biggest step in looking for therapy. It’s important to ensure that you can choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and heard. I offer a safe space where there is no judgement and an environment to explore any issues you may be experiencing in a confidential setting. Perhaps something has brought you here, but you aren't sure what you need - I'm available to help you through your counselling journey.
Starting your counselling journey can be daunting. You have already taken the biggest step in looking for therapy. It’s important to ensure that you can choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and heard. I offer a safe space where there is no judgement and an environment to explore any issues you may be experiencing in a confidential setting. Perhaps something has brought you here, but you aren't sure what you need - I'm available to help you through your counselling journey.
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Bella Whittaker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15
Hi, I'm Bella. I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor who specialises in working with young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. I have chosen to work with this age group because back in my university days, I realised that there was a mental health crisis amongst the young, and I wanted to do something about it. I’m really aware of the pressures faced and understand the stress caused by this age of comparison and competitiveness that contribute to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. I primarily work relationally, and I think the most important thing is that, at the core, we’re just two people meeting and connecting as humans.
Hi, I'm Bella. I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor who specialises in working with young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. I have chosen to work with this age group because back in my university days, I realised that there was a mental health crisis amongst the young, and I wanted to do something about it. I’m really aware of the pressures faced and understand the stress caused by this age of comparison and competitiveness that contribute to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. I primarily work relationally, and I think the most important thing is that, at the core, we’re just two people meeting and connecting as humans.
020 3984 9338 View 020 3984 9338
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Caroline Marlow
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15
Having musculoskeletal injury and chronic pain can be tough, especially when it affects how you feel, how you feel about yourself, and stops you doing the things you love. I’m a personable psychologist who specialises in injury and chronic pain. Research shows that if you understand your pain, you hurt less. So together, we can explore your pain experience, answer your questions, and find ways for you to get back in control of your recovery and being you again. My support uses a unique blend of psychology support, latest knowledge from pain science that tells us how and why we feel pain, and wellbeing promotion.
Having musculoskeletal injury and chronic pain can be tough, especially when it affects how you feel, how you feel about yourself, and stops you doing the things you love. I’m a personable psychologist who specialises in injury and chronic pain. Research shows that if you understand your pain, you hurt less. So together, we can explore your pain experience, answer your questions, and find ways for you to get back in control of your recovery and being you again. My support uses a unique blend of psychology support, latest knowledge from pain science that tells us how and why we feel pain, and wellbeing promotion.
01323 921071 View 01323 921071
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Leo Conville
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW15  (Online Only)
Welcome. Therapy is an impactful experience becasue it helps resolve unwanted emotional life-patterns or behaviours, clearing the way for a more fulfilling life. I am an integrative therapist, which means I take more than one school of psychotherapy into account. I especially draw upon Freudian, Jungian, and existential approaches. People often come to see me when they are fed-up of suffering and sense there is a better life available to them. Other times, when a life-crisis comes, or for couples when they want to work on improving their relationship.
Welcome. Therapy is an impactful experience becasue it helps resolve unwanted emotional life-patterns or behaviours, clearing the way for a more fulfilling life. I am an integrative therapist, which means I take more than one school of psychotherapy into account. I especially draw upon Freudian, Jungian, and existential approaches. People often come to see me when they are fed-up of suffering and sense there is a better life available to them. Other times, when a life-crisis comes, or for couples when they want to work on improving their relationship.
020 3667 2728 x44 View 020 3667 2728 x44
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Minds in Session
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW11
We enjoy working with all things diversity from neurodiversity to cultural diversity. We work with organisations to ensure psychological safety but we also dedicate work to coach individuals to maximise their neurodiverse strengths for high performance in the workplace. We have developed a programme to treat racial trauma and a programme to help allies to support their colleagues, friends, family and peers. If you are worried about your mood, your relationships or your performance at work and you are neurodiverse or culturally diverse, we can help you....no we can work together.
We enjoy working with all things diversity from neurodiversity to cultural diversity. We work with organisations to ensure psychological safety but we also dedicate work to coach individuals to maximise their neurodiverse strengths for high performance in the workplace. We have developed a programme to treat racial trauma and a programme to help allies to support their colleagues, friends, family and peers. If you are worried about your mood, your relationships or your performance at work and you are neurodiverse or culturally diverse, we can help you....no we can work together.
020 3763 3993 View 020 3763 3993
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Dr Christina Cusack
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW18
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist who can work with children age 10+ and adults through various mental health difficulties, although my main speciality is trauma & EMDR. I am passionate about supporting people to rebuild their identity and develop coping skills after difficult experiences. I recognise that mental health is impacted by negative beliefs about ourselves and the world, but also consider the link between wellbeing and what we have gone through in our lives. I believe in a trauma-informed, non-blaming approach, validating that people are impacted by what may have happened to them, not what is ‘wrong’ with them.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist who can work with children age 10+ and adults through various mental health difficulties, although my main speciality is trauma & EMDR. I am passionate about supporting people to rebuild their identity and develop coping skills after difficult experiences. I recognise that mental health is impacted by negative beliefs about ourselves and the world, but also consider the link between wellbeing and what we have gone through in our lives. I believe in a trauma-informed, non-blaming approach, validating that people are impacted by what may have happened to them, not what is ‘wrong’ with them.
020 3835 3852 View 020 3835 3852
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Ali Xavier
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wandsworth, London SW17
Waitlist for new clients
I work with Millennial adults 1-1 and with couples, who are experiencing challenges in life transitions, their mental health, and relationships. It can be that all of these affect one another; therapy is a non-judgemental space to explore these, with the aim of coming to a fuller sense of understanding, renewed perspective, with clarity and healing along the way. My client work includes working managing a range of mental health issues, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, sexual abuse, and identity change. Work with couples includes conflict management, affair recovery, and supporting communication.
I work with Millennial adults 1-1 and with couples, who are experiencing challenges in life transitions, their mental health, and relationships. It can be that all of these affect one another; therapy is a non-judgemental space to explore these, with the aim of coming to a fuller sense of understanding, renewed perspective, with clarity and healing along the way. My client work includes working managing a range of mental health issues, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, sexual abuse, and identity change. Work with couples includes conflict management, affair recovery, and supporting communication.
020 3835 4483 View 020 3835 4483
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Holly Triggs
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Wandsworth, London SW11
Often people come to therapy assuming there is something wrong with them. I am a firm believer that this is not true; there is not something wrong with you, there is just something wrong. It's okay to have doubts, it’s okay if life doesn’t make sense, it’s okay to not be sure who you are, at any age or stage. Often these thoughts are the ones that lead to the biggest growth. I know not everyone comes to therapy to change; sometimes it’s a tool to make sense of yourself, your past and hopes for the future, or sometimes it’s just a chance to have someone truly listen to you, perhaps for the first time.
Often people come to therapy assuming there is something wrong with them. I am a firm believer that this is not true; there is not something wrong with you, there is just something wrong. It's okay to have doubts, it’s okay if life doesn’t make sense, it’s okay to not be sure who you are, at any age or stage. Often these thoughts are the ones that lead to the biggest growth. I know not everyone comes to therapy to change; sometimes it’s a tool to make sense of yourself, your past and hopes for the future, or sometimes it’s just a chance to have someone truly listen to you, perhaps for the first time.
020 3835 5728 View 020 3835 5728

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wandsworth, London

400+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Wandsworth, London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
69% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in Wandsworth, London see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wandsworth, 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.