Counselling in N17

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Melis Okur
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Welcome to my practice! I am a psychologist (registered with the BPS) who works with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, cultures, genders and sexual orientations from an integrative/humanistic approach. I align my therapy work with the goals, wishes and needs of the clients I work with.
Welcome to my practice! I am a psychologist (registered with the BPS) who works with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, cultures, genders and sexual orientations from an integrative/humanistic approach. I align my therapy work with the goals, wishes and needs of the clients I work with.
020 3974 1811 View 020 3974 1811
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LORNA Aher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As a person-centred counsellor based in north London, I believe that talking can help us feel less isolated with our problems and thoughts.    Sometimes it’s difficult to talk to family and friends; you may not wish to cause worry or distress or you may not want their advice and opinion. I provide an understanding ,  non-judgemental and safe space where you will be heard and where you can bring issues and concerns that may be preventing you from being who you want to be and where you want to be in your life. I offer an initial assessment, which will enable us to see if we connect and whether you feel comfortable within the counsel
As a person-centred counsellor based in north London, I believe that talking can help us feel less isolated with our problems and thoughts.    Sometimes it’s difficult to talk to family and friends; you may not wish to cause worry or distress or you may not want their advice and opinion. I provide an understanding ,  non-judgemental and safe space where you will be heard and where you can bring issues and concerns that may be preventing you from being who you want to be and where you want to be in your life. I offer an initial assessment, which will enable us to see if we connect and whether you feel comfortable within the counsel
020 8106 2102 View 020 8106 2102
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Rebecca Bogue
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I believe therapy is transformative. I provide a holding and supportive space where all feelings, thoughts and experiences are welcome. I am an integrative counsellor: I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. Exploring integration can also mean where our socio-political-cultural context shapes or meets our inner narratives. I adopt an intersectional perspective that invites GSRD and cross-cultural experiences. I maintain a creative, somatic practice and this can feature in therapy when the talking cure feels limited: where the non-verbal feels prevalent or when a ‘rehearsal for life’ feels useful.
I believe therapy is transformative. I provide a holding and supportive space where all feelings, thoughts and experiences are welcome. I am an integrative counsellor: I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. Exploring integration can also mean where our socio-political-cultural context shapes or meets our inner narratives. I adopt an intersectional perspective that invites GSRD and cross-cultural experiences. I maintain a creative, somatic practice and this can feature in therapy when the talking cure feels limited: where the non-verbal feels prevalent or when a ‘rehearsal for life’ feels useful.
01992 662430 View 01992 662430
Photo of Niki Stavrianou, Psychotherapist in N17, England
Niki Stavrianou
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I provide safe, confidential and professional psychological therapy which aims to help people to learn to listen and communicate better with their emotions, reflect on their experiences, understand patterns of thoughts and behaviors which may be problematic, and support themselves by investing on the voyage towards self-awareness and self-care. My empathetic approach doesn’t involve judgments of any kind.
I provide safe, confidential and professional psychological therapy which aims to help people to learn to listen and communicate better with their emotions, reflect on their experiences, understand patterns of thoughts and behaviors which may be problematic, and support themselves by investing on the voyage towards self-awareness and self-care. My empathetic approach doesn’t involve judgments of any kind.
0113 733 6703 View 0113 733 6703
Photo of Sushila Barton-King, Psychotherapist in N17, England
Sushila Barton-King
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
There are times in our life when we can feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed or unfufilled. Therapy can provide support through challenging times, or a space for exploration of patterns that cause us to feel stuck and unhappy. I offer a warm, open and non judgemental space where we can explore your unique needs together at your own pace.
There are times in our life when we can feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed or unfufilled. Therapy can provide support through challenging times, or a space for exploration of patterns that cause us to feel stuck and unhappy. I offer a warm, open and non judgemental space where we can explore your unique needs together at your own pace.
01992 927865 View 01992 927865
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Linda Bush
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am great at supporting people to grow to be the best, most fully functioning version of themselves. The barrier to this is unique to you. You may have a difficult past, problems in the present or fear about the future. I know you'll need to feel safe to speak about deep feelings and it can take time for this trust to develop. It will help if you are willing to be kind to yourself and to work with me to find a way to say the things that feel most difficult or scary. It can be useful to try to be curious about yourself, to notice and name thoughts and feelings as they arise, I will listen without judgment.
I am great at supporting people to grow to be the best, most fully functioning version of themselves. The barrier to this is unique to you. You may have a difficult past, problems in the present or fear about the future. I know you'll need to feel safe to speak about deep feelings and it can take time for this trust to develop. It will help if you are willing to be kind to yourself and to work with me to find a way to say the things that feel most difficult or scary. It can be useful to try to be curious about yourself, to notice and name thoughts and feelings as they arise, I will listen without judgment.
01992 940423 View 01992 940423
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Lesley-Anne Holder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N17  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Person Centred trained counsellor with an Integrative approach to therapy. I use different theories and concepts from different therapeutic models. As every one is unique I adapt my approach to best suit and support you. I have worked in the voluntary, statutory and private sector working with a wide range of clientele in a vast range of therapeutic settings. I have worked with Mind, Rethink and Nia. I have organised a Hearing Voices Group for the community. I'm also a Mental Health 1st Aider.
I'm a Person Centred trained counsellor with an Integrative approach to therapy. I use different theories and concepts from different therapeutic models. As every one is unique I adapt my approach to best suit and support you. I have worked in the voluntary, statutory and private sector working with a wide range of clientele in a vast range of therapeutic settings. I have worked with Mind, Rethink and Nia. I have organised a Hearing Voices Group for the community. I'm also a Mental Health 1st Aider.
020 3962 1101 View 020 3962 1101
Photo of Terapi Londra, Psychologist in N17, England
Terapi Londra
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Yetişkin, çift ve çocuk ruh sağlığı alanında uzman ekibimizle Terapi Londra ailesi olarak yanınızdayız. 2023 yılı Mayıs ayında Lordship Lane'de bulunan merkezimizle faaliyete başladık. Kurucularımızdan Uzman Psikolog ve CBT Terapisti Baran Karabulut, Uzman Psikolog ve Akredite EMDR Avrupa Terapisti Gökçe Ünal Demirci ve Psikolog ve Gottman Çift Terapisi Uygulayıcısı Melike Barış bir araya gelerek Londra'da yaşayan tüm yetişkin, çift ve çocuklara hizmet vermeyi amaçlamaktadır. Sizlere kapılarımızı ilk kez açtığımız günden beri, daima güvenli bir ortamda kaliteli ruh sağlığı hizmeti almanız için çalışmaktayız.
Yetişkin, çift ve çocuk ruh sağlığı alanında uzman ekibimizle Terapi Londra ailesi olarak yanınızdayız. 2023 yılı Mayıs ayında Lordship Lane'de bulunan merkezimizle faaliyete başladık. Kurucularımızdan Uzman Psikolog ve CBT Terapisti Baran Karabulut, Uzman Psikolog ve Akredite EMDR Avrupa Terapisti Gökçe Ünal Demirci ve Psikolog ve Gottman Çift Terapisi Uygulayıcısı Melike Barış bir araya gelerek Londra'da yaşayan tüm yetişkin, çift ve çocuklara hizmet vermeyi amaçlamaktadır. Sizlere kapılarımızı ilk kez açtığımız günden beri, daima güvenli bir ortamda kaliteli ruh sağlığı hizmeti almanız için çalışmaktayız.
020 4530 8271 View 020 4530 8271
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Approach Counselling & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
My main approach is to encourage you to explore your feelings and take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. As I work in a way that empowers the client, I always work with what you present. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief, jealousy, sadness, shame and pain can become very overwhelming.The opportunity to express them can make it much easier to understand yourself and others. As I acknowledge your feelings and respect you as a person in your own right, you gain self-respect and a sense of being valued. This leads to building trust between counsellor and client, which is an essential part of the process.
My main approach is to encourage you to explore your feelings and take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. As I work in a way that empowers the client, I always work with what you present. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief, jealousy, sadness, shame and pain can become very overwhelming.The opportunity to express them can make it much easier to understand yourself and others. As I acknowledge your feelings and respect you as a person in your own right, you gain self-respect and a sense of being valued. This leads to building trust between counsellor and client, which is an essential part of the process.
07904 554468 View 07904 554468
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Pinar Demir
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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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Sharon Frazer-Carroll
Counsellor, MSc, BPC
Verified
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, who has worked in a range of settings and sectors, with a wide range of clients. My way of working involves helping clients to gain increased understanding of the way events in the past continue to influence present circumstances. A specialist in transcultural and inclusive therapy, clients see me for a range of reasons: including: anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed / stuck / confused or being out of sorts for no particular reason. I offer open ended therapy (where the client decides when they are ready to leave counselling) and fixed term sessions according to client need.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, who has worked in a range of settings and sectors, with a wide range of clients. My way of working involves helping clients to gain increased understanding of the way events in the past continue to influence present circumstances. A specialist in transcultural and inclusive therapy, clients see me for a range of reasons: including: anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed / stuck / confused or being out of sorts for no particular reason. I offer open ended therapy (where the client decides when they are ready to leave counselling) and fixed term sessions according to client need.
07427 541033 View 07427 541033
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Konstantina Panoutsopoulou
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor and Gestalt psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. I have experience working with clients from different backgrounds and with a variety of presenting issues in a social care setting, in private practice and for counselling charities. I offer short term and long term- open ended therapy. In my practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist I am aspiring to engage in the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity, authenticity, an embodied approach and with the intention to be fully present and relational with the people I work with. I offer a safe, warm, compassionate and confidential space to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and relationships with your self and others; make sense of any difficulties you may be experiencing e.g. feeling stuck in ways of being and behaving that no longer work for you, painful events in the present, distressing memories from the past or worries about the future. I will accompany you throughout a journey of awareness, growth and change.
I am a qualified counsellor and Gestalt psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. I have experience working with clients from different backgrounds and with a variety of presenting issues in a social care setting, in private practice and for counselling charities. I offer short term and long term- open ended therapy. In my practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist I am aspiring to engage in the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity, authenticity, an embodied approach and with the intention to be fully present and relational with the people I work with. I offer a safe, warm, compassionate and confidential space to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and relationships with your self and others; make sense of any difficulties you may be experiencing e.g. feeling stuck in ways of being and behaving that no longer work for you, painful events in the present, distressing memories from the past or worries about the future. I will accompany you throughout a journey of awareness, growth and change.
07449 829963 View 07449 829963
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Filiz Benli
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Life brings challenges to all of us from time to time and we might feel loss or overwhelmed by them. I offer a safe and confidential space to address and explore these issues. I am open to work with variety issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, finding meaning in life, low self esteem. My aim is not advising you, but to help you to find your own path and to look at yourself and your own issues with more compassion and understanding.
Life brings challenges to all of us from time to time and we might feel loss or overwhelmed by them. I offer a safe and confidential space to address and explore these issues. I am open to work with variety issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, finding meaning in life, low self esteem. My aim is not advising you, but to help you to find your own path and to look at yourself and your own issues with more compassion and understanding.
01992 929920 View 01992 929920
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Dr Jon-Paul Marshall
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple and complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and death.
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple and complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and death.
020 3870 2591 View 020 3870 2591
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Sam Grayston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with individual adults of all ages, both face-to-face and online. I provide 50-minute, once-weekly counselling on a short-term, medium-term or open-ended basis. I can provide help in many areas, including but not limited to: Anxiety, Identity/Sense of Self, Challenges experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community, Relationship Difficulties, Navigating Non-Monogamy and Polyamory, Trauma, Bereavement/Loss, Anger Management, Gendered Experience, End of Life/Chronic Illness, Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts and Stress.
I work with individual adults of all ages, both face-to-face and online. I provide 50-minute, once-weekly counselling on a short-term, medium-term or open-ended basis. I can provide help in many areas, including but not limited to: Anxiety, Identity/Sense of Self, Challenges experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community, Relationship Difficulties, Navigating Non-Monogamy and Polyamory, Trauma, Bereavement/Loss, Anger Management, Gendered Experience, End of Life/Chronic Illness, Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts and Stress.
020 3322 1280 View 020 3322 1280
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Farkhunda Salam
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N17  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Farkhunda and I am a qualified and registered Person-Centred counsellor. Having been a client myself, I am familiar with the processes of seeking therapy and how difficult it can be. At Brain Fog Therapy, I aim to make the process as easy as it can be for you to reduce the unnecessary stress that can often come with finding a therapist.
Hey, I’m Farkhunda and I am a qualified and registered Person-Centred counsellor. Having been a client myself, I am familiar with the processes of seeking therapy and how difficult it can be. At Brain Fog Therapy, I aim to make the process as easy as it can be for you to reduce the unnecessary stress that can often come with finding a therapist.
01992 927315 View 01992 927315
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CAPSYR Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hi, welcome to CAPSYR Counselling. This is a face to face counselling and groups support. I have over 11 years experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy to help individuals to manage and cope with problems or challenges such as recovering from Addictions, Mental Health, Trauma, Abuse from childhood, Stress, PTSD, Bereavement; Loss of a Job; Change of Career; Return to Work. If you are experiencing any of these challenges or you are close to someone who is suffering from addiction problems, mental health and/or abuse and you don't know how to deal with it, please, do not hesitate to contact me. RegisteredMBPS
Hi, welcome to CAPSYR Counselling. This is a face to face counselling and groups support. I have over 11 years experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy to help individuals to manage and cope with problems or challenges such as recovering from Addictions, Mental Health, Trauma, Abuse from childhood, Stress, PTSD, Bereavement; Loss of a Job; Change of Career; Return to Work. If you are experiencing any of these challenges or you are close to someone who is suffering from addiction problems, mental health and/or abuse and you don't know how to deal with it, please, do not hesitate to contact me. RegisteredMBPS
020 8059 9437 View 020 8059 9437
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Selin Temizel Kirisman
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
People seek psychotherapy for many different reasons. Sometimes things can feel overwhelming and you don’t feel like you can cope. Some look for support through difficult experiences in life, both past and present; some want to gain a better understanding of their recurrent patterns. If these are familiar with how you have been feeling, I'm here to support you to find out your difficulties and resolve them with you. I believe my relationship with you in the therapeutic process is important for change and transformation. I am compassionate about helping people to find their own ways and treating a variety of clients for many years.
People seek psychotherapy for many different reasons. Sometimes things can feel overwhelming and you don’t feel like you can cope. Some look for support through difficult experiences in life, both past and present; some want to gain a better understanding of their recurrent patterns. If these are familiar with how you have been feeling, I'm here to support you to find out your difficulties and resolve them with you. I believe my relationship with you in the therapeutic process is important for change and transformation. I am compassionate about helping people to find their own ways and treating a variety of clients for many years.
020 3974 1027 View 020 3974 1027
Photo of Kieran Falconer, Psychotherapist in N17, England
Kieran Falconer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
My aim is to support you through any difficulty you are experiencing now. I offer a warm, non-judgemental and confidential setting where you can talk about the issues that are distressing you. Together I hope we can gain an understanding of what you want from life, what fulfils you and what holds you back. Normal people go to therapy. They worry about life, relationships, family, fulfilment, have suffered trauma, have caused trauma, have loved and lost. It is entirely reasonable to have times in your life when you’re finding it difficult to cope. Yet going to therapy is a brave decision and looking at this profile is the first step.
My aim is to support you through any difficulty you are experiencing now. I offer a warm, non-judgemental and confidential setting where you can talk about the issues that are distressing you. Together I hope we can gain an understanding of what you want from life, what fulfils you and what holds you back. Normal people go to therapy. They worry about life, relationships, family, fulfilment, have suffered trauma, have caused trauma, have loved and lost. It is entirely reasonable to have times in your life when you’re finding it difficult to cope. Yet going to therapy is a brave decision and looking at this profile is the first step.
020 8106 2384 View 020 8106 2384
Photo of Alison Greenaway, Counsellor in N17, England
Alison Greenaway
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression or stress, if you’re feeling stuck, or if you’re facing a big change in your life, it can help to talk to someone independent and outside of family and friendship groups. I’m Alison, a psychodynamic counsellor based in Walthamstow Village, E17. I work with individuals on an open-ended or short-term basis.
If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression or stress, if you’re feeling stuck, or if you’re facing a big change in your life, it can help to talk to someone independent and outside of family and friendship groups. I’m Alison, a psychodynamic counsellor based in Walthamstow Village, E17. I work with individuals on an open-ended or short-term basis.
020 3828 7242 View 020 3828 7242

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Number of Counsellors in N17

30+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in N17 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Bereavement
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% Bupa
80% Vitality

How Counsellors in N17 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N17?

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.