Counselling in Richmond

Photo of Tallulah Turney, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Tallulah Turney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
I am a supportive and empathic counsellor providing a safe and welcoming space where you may explore whatever it is that brings you to therapy. With an empathic and non judgemental approach I will listen with understanding & compassion. It may be that you are experiencing difficulties in your life, feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. You may feel the need for a place to talk. Whatever is troubling you - may be unearthed within the safety of our therapeutic relationship. As a fully qualified & experienced Humanistic Counsellor I offer a blended approach across person centred, TA & Gestalt modalities.
I am a supportive and empathic counsellor providing a safe and welcoming space where you may explore whatever it is that brings you to therapy. With an empathic and non judgemental approach I will listen with understanding & compassion. It may be that you are experiencing difficulties in your life, feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. You may feel the need for a place to talk. Whatever is troubling you - may be unearthed within the safety of our therapeutic relationship. As a fully qualified & experienced Humanistic Counsellor I offer a blended approach across person centred, TA & Gestalt modalities.
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Photo of Issaka Jone Zango, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Issaka Jone Zango
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
Life is difficult, confusing and scary sometimes, we can feel misunderstood and overwhelmed by issues that seem to multiply by the day. Perhaps you have a vision of where you want to go but no way to get there, perhaps even planning what you want for dinner is a struggle. You may be anxious, depressed, lost, grieving, searching for direction or struggling to cope with it all. I understand. Speaking about emotional pain can feel risky. Discovering the honesty and courage to put your experience into words can contribute to developing insight, self-confidence and self-respect.
Life is difficult, confusing and scary sometimes, we can feel misunderstood and overwhelmed by issues that seem to multiply by the day. Perhaps you have a vision of where you want to go but no way to get there, perhaps even planning what you want for dinner is a struggle. You may be anxious, depressed, lost, grieving, searching for direction or struggling to cope with it all. I understand. Speaking about emotional pain can feel risky. Discovering the honesty and courage to put your experience into words can contribute to developing insight, self-confidence and self-respect.
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Photo of Sonia Marquardt, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Sonia Marquardt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
Hello, my name is Dr Sonia Marquardt and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I offer individual psychological therapy to young people and adults who are looking for a professional to explore their difficulties with. Mental health affects all of us at some point in our lives. The last two years have been particularly challenging. Many of us have been affected in multiple ways by the covid pandemic and we may need some external support to manage feelings of stress, loneliness and isolation, panic and worry, and feeling low. I now offer walk and talk therapy, which can be by the river or in Old Deer park.
Hello, my name is Dr Sonia Marquardt and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I offer individual psychological therapy to young people and adults who are looking for a professional to explore their difficulties with. Mental health affects all of us at some point in our lives. The last two years have been particularly challenging. Many of us have been affected in multiple ways by the covid pandemic and we may need some external support to manage feelings of stress, loneliness and isolation, panic and worry, and feeling low. I now offer walk and talk therapy, which can be by the river or in Old Deer park.
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Photo of Dr Amanda Mwale Online Psychologist For Professionals, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Dr Amanda Mwale Online Psychologist For Professionals
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
Are you a high performing professional or entrepreneur feeling overwhelmed right now? Do you feel anxious, stressed, self-critical, burnt out or low in mood? Are you struggling in relationship with yourself and others? Do you have a desire to understand yourself better? Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and your body? Has something life changing occurred that you need help adjusting to? Are there things from your past that you need to work through to help you thrive in your life? Do you need to change and transform old patterns? Do you want to get 'unstuck' so you can create the life you really prefer?
Are you a high performing professional or entrepreneur feeling overwhelmed right now? Do you feel anxious, stressed, self-critical, burnt out or low in mood? Are you struggling in relationship with yourself and others? Do you have a desire to understand yourself better? Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and your body? Has something life changing occurred that you need help adjusting to? Are there things from your past that you need to work through to help you thrive in your life? Do you need to change and transform old patterns? Do you want to get 'unstuck' so you can create the life you really prefer?
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Photo of Vernon Stokoe, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Vernon Stokoe
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Vernon is a qualified Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Relationship Therapist with a practice in Richmond and online sessions available. Recognised by the BPS, he's also a member of both the CNHC and NCIP. Vernon's educational journey is as diverse as it is rich, encompassing Art, Psychology, and Philosophy. He holds a BA in Fine Art, an MSc in Psychology, and has furthered his studies in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy at the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, affiliated with Surrey University. Vernon's deep personal interest in Philosophy, especially Zazen, enhances his therapeutic skills.
Vernon is a qualified Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Relationship Therapist with a practice in Richmond and online sessions available. Recognised by the BPS, he's also a member of both the CNHC and NCIP. Vernon's educational journey is as diverse as it is rich, encompassing Art, Psychology, and Philosophy. He holds a BA in Fine Art, an MSc in Psychology, and has furthered his studies in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy at the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, affiliated with Surrey University. Vernon's deep personal interest in Philosophy, especially Zazen, enhances his therapeutic skills.
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Photo of Genny Hawken, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Genny Hawken
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I am an integrative therapist and draw from the psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. I consider the therapeutic relationship central to the process and place the unique experience of each person at the centre of the therapeutic process. Together, we will embark on a journey to explore and understand what may be causing the present difficulty and any associated patterns of behaviour that may contribute to the present unhappiness and work out together what might facilitate change.
I am an integrative therapist and draw from the psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. I consider the therapeutic relationship central to the process and place the unique experience of each person at the centre of the therapeutic process. Together, we will embark on a journey to explore and understand what may be causing the present difficulty and any associated patterns of behaviour that may contribute to the present unhappiness and work out together what might facilitate change.
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Photo of Magdalena Kedziora, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Magdalena Kedziora
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Are you looking for support in finding a new way forward in your life or relationships? Do you feel stuck and not sure how to make the changes you desire? Is your past preventing you from thriving? Addressing issues at the root in therapy, can help you find freedom and get more out of life. It can help you find more peace, confidence and joy and improve the overall quality of your life. Getting things off your chest in a safe place can make you feel seen for who you are and offer relief in challenging times. I can support you in moving from a sense of dissatisfaction, anxiety or depression into living life more fully in the present.
Are you looking for support in finding a new way forward in your life or relationships? Do you feel stuck and not sure how to make the changes you desire? Is your past preventing you from thriving? Addressing issues at the root in therapy, can help you find freedom and get more out of life. It can help you find more peace, confidence and joy and improve the overall quality of your life. Getting things off your chest in a safe place can make you feel seen for who you are and offer relief in challenging times. I can support you in moving from a sense of dissatisfaction, anxiety or depression into living life more fully in the present.
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Photo of Lucy Chamberlin Couples Individuals Therapist, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Lucy Chamberlin Couples Individuals Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I offer space for individuals and couples to explore their relationships. Working with individuals and couples from all cultural backgrounds, genders, identity and sexual orientations. Each individual is unique, deserves respect and dignity. I offer a calm, non-judgemental space for you to explore your relationship.
I offer space for individuals and couples to explore their relationships. Working with individuals and couples from all cultural backgrounds, genders, identity and sexual orientations. Each individual is unique, deserves respect and dignity. I offer a calm, non-judgemental space for you to explore your relationship.
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Photo of Sarah Bishop, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Sarah Bishop
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
I am a warm, friendly and creative MNCPS (Accred) (MBACP) adult, children and young people's counsellor. I specialise in working with children and young people aged 9 to 25. Adolescence can be a challenging time for young people and their families. Difficulties at school/university/work, worries about the future, exam pressure, peer and family dynamics, bereavement and divorce, (among other issues) can be difficult to negotiate. Such issues can cause anxiety, low self-esteem, anger issues, lack of motivation, mood swings, depression and coping mechanisms such as self-harm that can be confusing and frightening.
I am a warm, friendly and creative MNCPS (Accred) (MBACP) adult, children and young people's counsellor. I specialise in working with children and young people aged 9 to 25. Adolescence can be a challenging time for young people and their families. Difficulties at school/university/work, worries about the future, exam pressure, peer and family dynamics, bereavement and divorce, (among other issues) can be difficult to negotiate. Such issues can cause anxiety, low self-esteem, anger issues, lack of motivation, mood swings, depression and coping mechanisms such as self-harm that can be confusing and frightening.
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Photo of Maria Teresa Capasso, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Maria Teresa Capasso
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9  (Online Only)
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor working with Adults and Adolescents. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, self-esteem,​ and relationship issues. Sometimes it is difficult to find the words to describe your emotions or how you are feeling. Please note I am still offering both online and telephone counseling during the COVID situation.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor working with Adults and Adolescents. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, self-esteem,​ and relationship issues. Sometimes it is difficult to find the words to describe your emotions or how you are feeling. Please note I am still offering both online and telephone counseling during the COVID situation.
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Photo of Lisa Williams Therapy, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Lisa Williams Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
I am an Integrative Counsellor and hypnotherapist and have been working in private practice for 6 years. My therapy room is in my garden and is well ventilated and thoroughly sanitised between clients with my chairs spaced 2 metres apart in line with current government advice during the current pandemic to keep my clients safe. I also offer online therapy via Skype, Zoom WhatsApp or FaceTime. I can help clients with anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Confidence and Self-esteem, Weight control ,addiction, Smoking cessation, Relationship issues, Trauma, Healing the inner child. I use a combination of Counselling, Hypnotherapy CBT and NLP
I am an Integrative Counsellor and hypnotherapist and have been working in private practice for 6 years. My therapy room is in my garden and is well ventilated and thoroughly sanitised between clients with my chairs spaced 2 metres apart in line with current government advice during the current pandemic to keep my clients safe. I also offer online therapy via Skype, Zoom WhatsApp or FaceTime. I can help clients with anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Confidence and Self-esteem, Weight control ,addiction, Smoking cessation, Relationship issues, Trauma, Healing the inner child. I use a combination of Counselling, Hypnotherapy CBT and NLP
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Photo of Chris Cleave, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Chris Cleave
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
I offer confidential and creative psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work worldwide using Zoom, and in-person in London, UK. My clients usually arrive to work through a difficulty – including anxiety and depression, situations with relationships and sex, issues with alcohol or drugs, loss, recent or historic abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or a sense of being directionless or stuck. I respect the urgency of the situation – the need to find a way through – and the need for that way to be sustainable and authentic to who you are.
I offer confidential and creative psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work worldwide using Zoom, and in-person in London, UK. My clients usually arrive to work through a difficulty – including anxiety and depression, situations with relationships and sex, issues with alcohol or drugs, loss, recent or historic abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or a sense of being directionless or stuck. I respect the urgency of the situation – the need to find a way through – and the need for that way to be sustainable and authentic to who you are.
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Photo of Mike Carter, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Mike Carter
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW10
Many years experience working with people with alcohol and drug problems and also with others with the more general problems associated with therapy: depression, anxiety, relational problems, work problems, poor self image, stress, existential problems of identity and meaninglessness etc. Have worked extensively as a counsellor at the Priory Roehampton, Sharp London Day Care Project, the Capio Psychiatric Hospital, The Recovery Centre Knightsbridge, and Promis Counselling Centre in Kent. I've also had a private practice for many years.
Many years experience working with people with alcohol and drug problems and also with others with the more general problems associated with therapy: depression, anxiety, relational problems, work problems, poor self image, stress, existential problems of identity and meaninglessness etc. Have worked extensively as a counsellor at the Priory Roehampton, Sharp London Day Care Project, the Capio Psychiatric Hospital, The Recovery Centre Knightsbridge, and Promis Counselling Centre in Kent. I've also had a private practice for many years.
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Photo of Lifespace Therapy, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Lifespace Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
From experience we find not all clients arrive with a clear goal in mind and that’s OK. Initially, we will listen to your story offering a supportive environment as you describe your experience and what brings you to counselling. Our style of working is compassionate and we respect that our clients are the experts of themselves. Through our interactions we will help you identify your source of pain or conflict. Likewise, we will encourage you to self-reflect and deepen your self-awareness, embrace your uniqueness and enhance your resilience so that you can move towards your desired outcomes.
From experience we find not all clients arrive with a clear goal in mind and that’s OK. Initially, we will listen to your story offering a supportive environment as you describe your experience and what brings you to counselling. Our style of working is compassionate and we respect that our clients are the experts of themselves. Through our interactions we will help you identify your source of pain or conflict. Likewise, we will encourage you to self-reflect and deepen your self-awareness, embrace your uniqueness and enhance your resilience so that you can move towards your desired outcomes.
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Photo of Edward Archer, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Edward Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW10
Hi, I’m Edward, I’m a counsellor and I’ve trained in range of therapies including the main schools of psychotherapy. These different therapies are integrated into my practice and I bring the parts that I think will be most useful in responding to your specific needs. My experience includes private practice, charity sector work and NHS referrals.
Hi, I’m Edward, I’m a counsellor and I’ve trained in range of therapies including the main schools of psychotherapy. These different therapies are integrated into my practice and I bring the parts that I think will be most useful in responding to your specific needs. My experience includes private practice, charity sector work and NHS referrals.
020 3988 4355 View 020 3988 4355
Photo of Dr Christopher Lloyd, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Dr Christopher Lloyd
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
Practice Website: www.wearejustthinking.co.uk You may have come across my page as you're struggling with low mood, anxiety, or relationship issues. It may be that life has become difficult only recently or that you've realised you have been struggling over the longer term. I am an empathic and approachable psychologist, which advanced clinical and research training. I offer a warm, safe and affirming space where you can make sense of your difficulties and importantly, make positive changes which will enhance your quality of life. Please message me to find out more.
Practice Website: www.wearejustthinking.co.uk You may have come across my page as you're struggling with low mood, anxiety, or relationship issues. It may be that life has become difficult only recently or that you've realised you have been struggling over the longer term. I am an empathic and approachable psychologist, which advanced clinical and research training. I offer a warm, safe and affirming space where you can make sense of your difficulties and importantly, make positive changes which will enhance your quality of life. Please message me to find out more.
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Photo of Linda Campbell-Arthur, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Linda Campbell-Arthur
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
Waitlist for new clients
Is stress the cornerstone of your life? Perhaps you are struggling with a relationship or with your own coping mechanisms. Or you may be looking for new parenting techniques to manage your child's behaviour or anxiety. I help children to build social competencies and relationships. I also work with families to get through a difficult experience or loss or change unhelpful family patterns.
Is stress the cornerstone of your life? Perhaps you are struggling with a relationship or with your own coping mechanisms. Or you may be looking for new parenting techniques to manage your child's behaviour or anxiety. I help children to build social competencies and relationships. I also work with families to get through a difficult experience or loss or change unhelpful family patterns.
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Photo of Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy-Counselling Psychologist, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy-Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
As a Counselling Psychologist, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are supported by clinical research. My work focuses on helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, worry, depression, betrayal trauma or have been subjected to harmful practices such as ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. I work with clients wanting to begin a journey of healing, rebuild self-esteem, build a self that is independent of their past or space for reflection. I work collaboratively with my clients gaining an insight into their coping responses towards a variety of concerns.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are supported by clinical research. My work focuses on helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, worry, depression, betrayal trauma or have been subjected to harmful practices such as ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. I work with clients wanting to begin a journey of healing, rebuild self-esteem, build a self that is independent of their past or space for reflection. I work collaboratively with my clients gaining an insight into their coping responses towards a variety of concerns.
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Photo of Julia Denington, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Julia Denington
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I have over 30 years experience working as a professional in mental health, and ove20 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I provide either short-term counselling or longer term psychotherapy depending on need. Prior to obtaining a Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy I worked for 16 years as a social worker, in the field of substance misuse, HIV, homelessness and child protection. I have experience of working within the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS. I have a private practice in Kew, near Richmond, where I offer counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. There is street parking available.
I have over 30 years experience working as a professional in mental health, and ove20 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I provide either short-term counselling or longer term psychotherapy depending on need. Prior to obtaining a Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy I worked for 16 years as a social worker, in the field of substance misuse, HIV, homelessness and child protection. I have experience of working within the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS. I have a private practice in Kew, near Richmond, where I offer counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. There is street parking available.
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Will Llewellyn
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Richmond

200+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Richmond who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Richmond see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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.