Counselling in Winchmore Hill, London

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Maria Cau
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Welcome! Asking for help is not easy, especially if you find difficult to talk about things that upset you. Have you been thinking to try counselling but postponing making that call? Are you going through a challenging time in your relationships or feeling anxious, under the weather, worried for the future? Maybe you are under a lot of stress at work or in your personal life and feel exhausted all the time, or you might be experiencing the pain of loss and bereavement. Remember that you don't have to do it all on your own. I offer one to one session and couple counselling sessions. Please contact me by email for any enquiries.
Welcome! Asking for help is not easy, especially if you find difficult to talk about things that upset you. Have you been thinking to try counselling but postponing making that call? Are you going through a challenging time in your relationships or feeling anxious, under the weather, worried for the future? Maybe you are under a lot of stress at work or in your personal life and feel exhausted all the time, or you might be experiencing the pain of loss and bereavement. Remember that you don't have to do it all on your own. I offer one to one session and couple counselling sessions. Please contact me by email for any enquiries.
020 3984 8670 View 020 3984 8670
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Dr Selina Kapasi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21  (Online Only)
Personal challenges occur through every stage of life, and they can be difficult to manage alone. In fact, our emotions can lead us to push others away, and isolate ourselves when we may be most in need. Tuning in to how we feel and asking for support is an important first step, and through an initial session we can understand your feelings and perspective and think together about a way forward; importantly this can be your opportunity to see if I am the right ‘fit’ for you. I seek to create a safe and confidential space, developing a trusting relationship so that together we can approach and reach your goals.
Personal challenges occur through every stage of life, and they can be difficult to manage alone. In fact, our emotions can lead us to push others away, and isolate ourselves when we may be most in need. Tuning in to how we feel and asking for support is an important first step, and through an initial session we can understand your feelings and perspective and think together about a way forward; importantly this can be your opportunity to see if I am the right ‘fit’ for you. I seek to create a safe and confidential space, developing a trusting relationship so that together we can approach and reach your goals.
01992 929614 View 01992 929614
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Pinar Demir
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Welcome to my profile.My name is Pinar, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of my clients.I work with children, adults and couples.In this day and age one in four people go through some kind of emotional or psychological difficulties throughout their lives.If that is how you have been feeling you are not alone, i am here to help you come to terms with your difficulties and help you resolve them with you.
Welcome to my profile.My name is Pinar, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of my clients.I work with children, adults and couples.In this day and age one in four people go through some kind of emotional or psychological difficulties throughout their lives.If that is how you have been feeling you are not alone, i am here to help you come to terms with your difficulties and help you resolve them with you.
07723 449546 View 07723 449546
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Marie Green
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Sometimes you want to be heard, truly heard. To have someone to talk to about whatever is on your mind, to be listened to without being judged or told what to do. If you are feeling unheard, anxious, upset or overwhelmed, I am here to listen and help you to explore your feelings, to better understand them and feel more in control. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore whatever is troubling you. By exploring your thoughts and feelings, both past and present, I can help you to better understand yourself and to accept and let go of what has been weighing you down, to allow you to move forward.
Sometimes you want to be heard, truly heard. To have someone to talk to about whatever is on your mind, to be listened to without being judged or told what to do. If you are feeling unheard, anxious, upset or overwhelmed, I am here to listen and help you to explore your feelings, to better understand them and feel more in control. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore whatever is troubling you. By exploring your thoughts and feelings, both past and present, I can help you to better understand yourself and to accept and let go of what has been weighing you down, to allow you to move forward.
07480 486496 View 07480 486496
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Place To Talk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
I am an experienced integrative Counsellor who creates a welcoming and safe space helping you to unravel and explore your thoughts. I will accept clients as they are, empathise, respect without judgement allowing them to lead or walk beside them as they take me to places in their life that they wish to talk about. In the client’s exploration, I believe that, in the right moments and times at their own pace, they will be able to find skills to better help manage their emotions no matter how long they have been driven by it.
I am an experienced integrative Counsellor who creates a welcoming and safe space helping you to unravel and explore your thoughts. I will accept clients as they are, empathise, respect without judgement allowing them to lead or walk beside them as they take me to places in their life that they wish to talk about. In the client’s exploration, I believe that, in the right moments and times at their own pace, they will be able to find skills to better help manage their emotions no matter how long they have been driven by it.
020 3824 1853 View 020 3824 1853
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Italia Rosapane
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Do you feel lost and disconnected from yourself and people around you and you do not know why? Have you lost a sense of purpose or hope, and feel you are lacking control over your own life? Are you repeating the same patterns in your life and find it difficult to change them? The idea of therapy can be daunting, and it can be scary to open up to someone, but you made the first step. I am here to work together with you, and go at your own pace. I provide a safe and non judgemental space offering empathy, creativity, integrity and compassion.
Do you feel lost and disconnected from yourself and people around you and you do not know why? Have you lost a sense of purpose or hope, and feel you are lacking control over your own life? Are you repeating the same patterns in your life and find it difficult to change them? The idea of therapy can be daunting, and it can be scary to open up to someone, but you made the first step. I am here to work together with you, and go at your own pace. I provide a safe and non judgemental space offering empathy, creativity, integrity and compassion.
07881 665634 View 07881 665634
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Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
07403 936134 View 07403 936134
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Jacqueline Court
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21  (Online Only)
I'd love to hear from you and be your therapist if you: 1) Would like to connect more with your feminine side and sexuality, self-esteem and self-care and reframe your experience with the patriarchal society. 2) Have experienced abusive or toxic relationships and/or would like to understand the way you relate to others and have meaningful relationships. 3) Have suffered from trauma and feel that this experience is impacting your life and manifesting directly in your body & in your relationships. 4) Feel toxic perfectionism, anxiety, self-criticism & self-judgment and would like to be more compassionate with yourself.
I'd love to hear from you and be your therapist if you: 1) Would like to connect more with your feminine side and sexuality, self-esteem and self-care and reframe your experience with the patriarchal society. 2) Have experienced abusive or toxic relationships and/or would like to understand the way you relate to others and have meaningful relationships. 3) Have suffered from trauma and feel that this experience is impacting your life and manifesting directly in your body & in your relationships. 4) Feel toxic perfectionism, anxiety, self-criticism & self-judgment and would like to be more compassionate with yourself.
01992 940630 View 01992 940630
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Alessandra Spagnoli
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Alessandra holds a warm, calm, and non-judgmental space to explore and enhance wellbeing. She is passionate and committed to self-development. Alessandra has a holistic approach developing awareness to explore clients' relationships with themselves and others and becoming more reflective and authentic. Also work around exploring personality, helping the client deal with dilemmas, conflicts, and patterns of behaviours that inhibit or prevent living life in meaningful and fulfilling ways.
Alessandra holds a warm, calm, and non-judgmental space to explore and enhance wellbeing. She is passionate and committed to self-development. Alessandra has a holistic approach developing awareness to explore clients' relationships with themselves and others and becoming more reflective and authentic. Also work around exploring personality, helping the client deal with dilemmas, conflicts, and patterns of behaviours that inhibit or prevent living life in meaningful and fulfilling ways.
01992 927937 View 01992 927937
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Eda Meteer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Psikolojik Danışman olarak 13 senedir alanında uzman olarak hizmet vermektedir. Londra’da kurucularından olduğu Uyanış AKADEMİ'de online ve yüzyüze çocuk, ergen ve yetişkinlerle süreçlerini yönetmektedir. Aynı zamanda Deneyimsel Oyun Terapisi Kurucusu olan Dr.Byron Norton’dan Uluslararası onaylı 2. Düzey Deneyimsel Oyun Terapistliği ünvanını almış, ve bu alanını süpervizyonlar ile desteklemeye devam etmektedir. 2012 senesinde almış olduğu Uluslararası Onaylı Profesyonel Yaşam Koç’u eğitimi ile beraber aynı zamanda hem öğrenciler ile uzun süre çalışmıştır.
Psikolojik Danışman olarak 13 senedir alanında uzman olarak hizmet vermektedir. Londra’da kurucularından olduğu Uyanış AKADEMİ'de online ve yüzyüze çocuk, ergen ve yetişkinlerle süreçlerini yönetmektedir. Aynı zamanda Deneyimsel Oyun Terapisi Kurucusu olan Dr.Byron Norton’dan Uluslararası onaylı 2. Düzey Deneyimsel Oyun Terapistliği ünvanını almış, ve bu alanını süpervizyonlar ile desteklemeye devam etmektedir. 2012 senesinde almış olduğu Uluslararası Onaylı Profesyonel Yaşam Koç’u eğitimi ile beraber aynı zamanda hem öğrenciler ile uzun süre çalışmıştır.
07435 511419 View 07435 511419
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Christina Gregory
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Are you struggling with life and work demands? Are you facing difficult life transitions or perhaps have lost pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem quite right. I appreciate that taking the first steps and reaching out to someone can be daunting, so it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. Whatever the reason that brings you to therapy, together we can create a treatment plan that suits your needs, so that you can lead a more fulfilling life.
Are you struggling with life and work demands? Are you facing difficult life transitions or perhaps have lost pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem quite right. I appreciate that taking the first steps and reaching out to someone can be daunting, so it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. Whatever the reason that brings you to therapy, together we can create a treatment plan that suits your needs, so that you can lead a more fulfilling life.
07480 538089 View 07480 538089
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Dr Kez Salaheddin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Hello and welcome! I'm Dr Kez Salaheddin, Clinical Psychologist and I specialise in Adult Mental Health with over 10yrs experience working across the NHS and private sector. I understand that everyone's journey through therapy is unique & very personal, you may have a clear idea of what you want to address, or you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed or feel that things generally are not going the way you expected to in life. My approach is NOT to see you through a diagnostic label, but to offer a safe space where you can begin to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships & process experiences (past and present).
Hello and welcome! I'm Dr Kez Salaheddin, Clinical Psychologist and I specialise in Adult Mental Health with over 10yrs experience working across the NHS and private sector. I understand that everyone's journey through therapy is unique & very personal, you may have a clear idea of what you want to address, or you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed or feel that things generally are not going the way you expected to in life. My approach is NOT to see you through a diagnostic label, but to offer a safe space where you can begin to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships & process experiences (past and present).
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Sue F Stephens
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Sometimes coping with life can become problematic because situations may lead us along a difficult pathway. We may try to understand our own behaviours, thoughts and emotions and those of others, but coping may not be easy. I regard each person as an individual in their own right, so my practice aims to suit diverse clients' needs. I bring together a variety of techniques to support people of all ages with a range of issues.
Sometimes coping with life can become problematic because situations may lead us along a difficult pathway. We may try to understand our own behaviours, thoughts and emotions and those of others, but coping may not be easy. I regard each person as an individual in their own right, so my practice aims to suit diverse clients' needs. I bring together a variety of techniques to support people of all ages with a range of issues.
01992 927809 View 01992 927809
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Sarah Gilmour
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
You may be struggling with low mood or anxiety, difficulties in relationships or with the challenges of everyday life. It may be that you have lost someone close to you or have a history of traumatic life events. Whatever brings you to therapy, the first step can be daunting. But, by reaching out, you can begin to make more sense of your experiences and, with support, work towards a better future. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist specialising in work with children, teenagers and young adults, I have worked with many young people with a range of emotional and mental health issues.
You may be struggling with low mood or anxiety, difficulties in relationships or with the challenges of everyday life. It may be that you have lost someone close to you or have a history of traumatic life events. Whatever brings you to therapy, the first step can be daunting. But, by reaching out, you can begin to make more sense of your experiences and, with support, work towards a better future. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist specialising in work with children, teenagers and young adults, I have worked with many young people with a range of emotional and mental health issues.
020 3835 2083 View 020 3835 2083
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Maria Kontos
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
I am here to help you explore your distressing feelings and create positive change in your life. I provide a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing that aims to help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. Guiding you with empathy and compassion to provide you with the insights you need to help explore your emotions. Counselling can be an extremely powerful tool to help us become more aware of who we are and gain a better understanding about our relationships with others and the situations we find ourselves in.
I am here to help you explore your distressing feelings and create positive change in your life. I provide a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing that aims to help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. Guiding you with empathy and compassion to provide you with the insights you need to help explore your emotions. Counselling can be an extremely powerful tool to help us become more aware of who we are and gain a better understanding about our relationships with others and the situations we find ourselves in.
07479 277641 View 07479 277641
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Sarah Aldridge
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Many people now have therapy, for different reasons and from a range of backgrounds. You might be feeling overwhelmed and not wanting to handle difficulties without support anymore; or be feeling confused, conflicted and just need help to understand things more clearly. Therapy provides a safe, confidential and consistent space to start exploring some of the things about ourselves that can be difficult to understand. People come with depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship dynamics, trauma or wanting to understand repeated patterns.
Many people now have therapy, for different reasons and from a range of backgrounds. You might be feeling overwhelmed and not wanting to handle difficulties without support anymore; or be feeling confused, conflicted and just need help to understand things more clearly. Therapy provides a safe, confidential and consistent space to start exploring some of the things about ourselves that can be difficult to understand. People come with depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship dynamics, trauma or wanting to understand repeated patterns.
07480 789792 View 07480 789792
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Stavros Orfanos
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I have over 12 years experience working across a variety of NHS and private care settings. I specialise in helping people manage low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties and trauma. I work with children, families and adults. I have also worked for larger organisations to support the delivery of wellbeing initiatives in the finance sector. I focus on helping people develop skills to manage their emotions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I have over 12 years experience working across a variety of NHS and private care settings. I specialise in helping people manage low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties and trauma. I work with children, families and adults. I have also worked for larger organisations to support the delivery of wellbeing initiatives in the finance sector. I focus on helping people develop skills to manage their emotions.
020 8629 1830 View 020 8629 1830
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Mina Arvanitopoulou Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Within my 17 years of experience I have helped thousands of people feeling low, stressed, anxious, having difficulties at work or in their relationships, struggling with their physical health, feeling angry, stuck, afraid or confused or wanting to make lasting changes in their lives. I offer psychological therapy for: • Stress, Anxiety, Burn out • Low mood, depression • Imposter syndrome •Work related stress • Panic attacks, phobias • Trauma • Relationship difficulties • Low self-esteem • Adjustment difficulties, coping with transition and life change, bereavement • Cardiac conditions, long covid, amongst other difficulties.
Within my 17 years of experience I have helped thousands of people feeling low, stressed, anxious, having difficulties at work or in their relationships, struggling with their physical health, feeling angry, stuck, afraid or confused or wanting to make lasting changes in their lives. I offer psychological therapy for: • Stress, Anxiety, Burn out • Low mood, depression • Imposter syndrome •Work related stress • Panic attacks, phobias • Trauma • Relationship difficulties • Low self-esteem • Adjustment difficulties, coping with transition and life change, bereavement • Cardiac conditions, long covid, amongst other difficulties.
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Isabelle Petronic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Common difficulties I work with are depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma. This means you might be struggling to manage stressors in your daily life, often feeling overwhelmed and that life is just too much to cope with. You might be struggling with socialising or managing day to day life tasks or finding it hard to move on from a difficult or traumatic experience, despite it being in the past. My aim as a therapist is to help you develop the skills and tools you need to manage life’s challenges again and to help you feel hopeful about the future.
Common difficulties I work with are depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma. This means you might be struggling to manage stressors in your daily life, often feeling overwhelmed and that life is just too much to cope with. You might be struggling with socialising or managing day to day life tasks or finding it hard to move on from a difficult or traumatic experience, despite it being in the past. My aim as a therapist is to help you develop the skills and tools you need to manage life’s challenges again and to help you feel hopeful about the future.
01992 940646 View 01992 940646
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Tijen Enver
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchmore Hill, London N21
Hello, my name is Tijen and I'm an integrated therapist and clinical hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety and confidence issues. You have your own reasons for wanting therapy right now and I recognise that you are a unique individual with your own story that has brought you here. My priority is to build a collaborative relationship with you, tailoring a plan which is suited to your needs as well as offering you a safe and confidential space to help you find the outcome you're looking for.
Hello, my name is Tijen and I'm an integrated therapist and clinical hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety and confidence issues. You have your own reasons for wanting therapy right now and I recognise that you are a unique individual with your own story that has brought you here. My priority is to build a collaborative relationship with you, tailoring a plan which is suited to your needs as well as offering you a safe and confidential space to help you find the outcome you're looking for.
020 3889 1466 View 020 3889 1466

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Winchmore Hill, London

40+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Winchmore Hill, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
87% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aviva
71% Vitality
64% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Winchmore Hill, London see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Winchmore 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.