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Psychology 4U Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
You might look like you've got it all together — success, drive, ambition — but inside, you're wrestling with anxiety, self-doubt, or feeling like an imposter. You're likely hard on yourself, aiming for perfection, often delaying tasks because they feel too daunting, finding it hard to switch off at night, or constantly trying to meet others' expectations at the expense of your own well-being. Despite all this, you're looking for a way to make your inner life as rewarding and fulfilling as your outer achievements suggest. You want to break free from the cycle of worry and self-criticism to find peace.
You might look like you've got it all together — success, drive, ambition — but inside, you're wrestling with anxiety, self-doubt, or feeling like an imposter. You're likely hard on yourself, aiming for perfection, often delaying tasks because they feel too daunting, finding it hard to switch off at night, or constantly trying to meet others' expectations at the expense of your own well-being. Despite all this, you're looking for a way to make your inner life as rewarding and fulfilling as your outer achievements suggest. You want to break free from the cycle of worry and self-criticism to find peace.
020 4538 0408 View 020 4538 0408
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Henrietta Rose Whitfield
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life and relationships are not easy to navigate, and if you’re experiencing anxiety and depression, or going through difficult times, things can feel overwhelming. I understand how difficulties cause you to lose your sense of control, your overall wellbeing and even your sense of who you are. These are normal experiences, but if you’re struggling to feel a basic sense of joy about being you, or if your relationships are causing you more pain than pleasure, then it might be time to seek help. It can be difficult to imagine how talking therapy can help, but together we can work towards symptomatic relief and the freedom to be youself.
Life and relationships are not easy to navigate, and if you’re experiencing anxiety and depression, or going through difficult times, things can feel overwhelming. I understand how difficulties cause you to lose your sense of control, your overall wellbeing and even your sense of who you are. These are normal experiences, but if you’re struggling to feel a basic sense of joy about being you, or if your relationships are causing you more pain than pleasure, then it might be time to seek help. It can be difficult to imagine how talking therapy can help, but together we can work towards symptomatic relief and the freedom to be youself.
020 3675 0453 View 020 3675 0453
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Sandra Harewood
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Feeling unhappy, lost, and lonely in your marriage? It can be challenging to maintain your energy and self-confidence while navigating these emotions, leading to a sense of disconnection. If thoughts of divorce keep you awake at 3:17 am and your relationship consumes your thoughts, seeking support can help you reconnect. Through personal growth and self-awareness, both you and your partner can gain a deeper understanding of each other, fostering a stronger connection and mutual understanding.
Feeling unhappy, lost, and lonely in your marriage? It can be challenging to maintain your energy and self-confidence while navigating these emotions, leading to a sense of disconnection. If thoughts of divorce keep you awake at 3:17 am and your relationship consumes your thoughts, seeking support can help you reconnect. Through personal growth and self-awareness, both you and your partner can gain a deeper understanding of each other, fostering a stronger connection and mutual understanding.
020 3962 1880 View 020 3962 1880
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Patrick Hentsch
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
My purpose is to guide and facilitate my clients toward an empowered, spiritually connected, and self-directed life. Individuals who are discouraged by, and feel powerless over their impulsivity and compulsions, battle against their own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, and who have lost their connection to living in joy, are those I feel compassionately called to serve.
My purpose is to guide and facilitate my clients toward an empowered, spiritually connected, and self-directed life. Individuals who are discouraged by, and feel powerless over their impulsivity and compulsions, battle against their own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, and who have lost their connection to living in joy, are those I feel compassionately called to serve.
020 3835 6234 View 020 3835 6234
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Andre de Trichateau
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
020 4538 9593 View 020 4538 9593
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Alisa Serik
MA
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
My name is Alisa Serik, and I am a psychologist and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist. My work involves utilizing psychoanalytic methods to help my clients achieve a deep understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a profound and intensive form of talk therapy that enables the exploration of the origins of emotional issues and facilitates their fundamental transformation.
My name is Alisa Serik, and I am a psychologist and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist. My work involves utilizing psychoanalytic methods to help my clients achieve a deep understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a profound and intensive form of talk therapy that enables the exploration of the origins of emotional issues and facilitates their fundamental transformation.
020 7123 9297 View 020 7123 9297
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Karmela Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Karmela at Mixed Emotions Counselling. As a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist, I will work with you collaboratively, as a team focused on you, where you are the expert on your life and I provide empathy, challenge, insight and practical strategies. The most important aspect of therapy is that we "click" and feel a connection that allows you to open up and feel safe and understood. Whether you're looking for more clarity in your life, support with life changes, relationships, or managing anxiety or depression, we can work through it together. All identities and orientations are respected and welcome.
Hi, I'm Karmela at Mixed Emotions Counselling. As a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist, I will work with you collaboratively, as a team focused on you, where you are the expert on your life and I provide empathy, challenge, insight and practical strategies. The most important aspect of therapy is that we "click" and feel a connection that allows you to open up and feel safe and understood. Whether you're looking for more clarity in your life, support with life changes, relationships, or managing anxiety or depression, we can work through it together. All identities and orientations are respected and welcome.
020 4538 5026 View 020 4538 5026
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Madeleine Vieira
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is a Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist specialised in Anxiety Disorders and has also extensively worked with the following: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Third Culture Kids' Issues, Grief, Family Change, Cultural Adaptation, Transitions, Friendships, Academic Achievement, Learning Difficulties, Behavioural Difficulties, Illness, Social Isolation, Teenager / Adolescent Issues.
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is a Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist specialised in Anxiety Disorders and has also extensively worked with the following: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Third Culture Kids' Issues, Grief, Family Change, Cultural Adaptation, Transitions, Friendships, Academic Achievement, Learning Difficulties, Behavioural Difficulties, Illness, Social Isolation, Teenager / Adolescent Issues.
020 3828 0681 View 020 3828 0681
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Robin Robinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can be challenging and difficult. The current global climate and cost of living crisis has triggered a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and stress in many. Perhaps you’ve suffered from workplace issues or a redundancy? Perhaps you have experienced loss or a bereavement and want to make sense of this? Perhaps you feel anxious or you feel under pressure about exams and deadlines? Maybe you are in the midst of a career change? Perhaps you don’t feel like yourself & need unbiased, confidential support. Whatever the challenge, I will help you to address your challenges and transform. Contact me today for a free consultation.
Sometimes life can be challenging and difficult. The current global climate and cost of living crisis has triggered a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and stress in many. Perhaps you’ve suffered from workplace issues or a redundancy? Perhaps you have experienced loss or a bereavement and want to make sense of this? Perhaps you feel anxious or you feel under pressure about exams and deadlines? Maybe you are in the midst of a career change? Perhaps you don’t feel like yourself & need unbiased, confidential support. Whatever the challenge, I will help you to address your challenges and transform. Contact me today for a free consultation.
020 3962 2369 View 020 3962 2369
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Frances Shippey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling confused, indecisive or lost? Don’t know what to do for the best? Perhaps you’re overwhelmed with sadness and have an empty feeling. There could be shame or guilt about something you’ve done that is a heavy burden. These are all things that normal people come to therapy about and the chance to share, with someone who won’t judge and will hold what you share confidentially , allows you to find clarity, awareness, answers and direction to help you move forward, perhaps make changes and move on with your life with contentment.
Are you feeling confused, indecisive or lost? Don’t know what to do for the best? Perhaps you’re overwhelmed with sadness and have an empty feeling. There could be shame or guilt about something you’ve done that is a heavy burden. These are all things that normal people come to therapy about and the chance to share, with someone who won’t judge and will hold what you share confidentially , allows you to find clarity, awareness, answers and direction to help you move forward, perhaps make changes and move on with your life with contentment.
020 3816 1647 View 020 3816 1647
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Bozena Skarbek-Cielecka
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a UKCP accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist holding a membership with the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis. My main modality is psychodynamic, although I integrate different approaches such as art, music therapy and body awareness work. I prefer to work collaboratively to help us choose the best approach that will meet your needs. I have a high degree of skill and understanding of underlying issues and difficulties that may not be obvious to you. I practice in a warm, empathetic, and compassionate way.
I am a UKCP accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist holding a membership with the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis. My main modality is psychodynamic, although I integrate different approaches such as art, music therapy and body awareness work. I prefer to work collaboratively to help us choose the best approach that will meet your needs. I have a high degree of skill and understanding of underlying issues and difficulties that may not be obvious to you. I practice in a warm, empathetic, and compassionate way.
020 3984 8963 View 020 3984 8963
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Tara Gallagher. Talking Therapy. Emdr. Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Since 2009, I've been committed to supporting clients in their healing journey by offering talking therapy and conducting over 4000 successful EMDR sessions. Specialised training with Esther Perel enriches my marriage counselling approach, exploring issues like freedom versus security, struggles with intimacy and connection, emotional shutdowns, conflicts over finances and recurring arguments. In therapy, we start by understanding your story's narrative. We unravel underlying beliefs like "I'm not good enough," "It's my fault," and "I'm unsafe." Together, we collaborate to establish secure attachment and facilitate repair.
Since 2009, I've been committed to supporting clients in their healing journey by offering talking therapy and conducting over 4000 successful EMDR sessions. Specialised training with Esther Perel enriches my marriage counselling approach, exploring issues like freedom versus security, struggles with intimacy and connection, emotional shutdowns, conflicts over finances and recurring arguments. In therapy, we start by understanding your story's narrative. We unravel underlying beliefs like "I'm not good enough," "It's my fault," and "I'm unsafe." Together, we collaborate to establish secure attachment and facilitate repair.
020 4538 7154 View 020 4538 7154
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Monica Susanne Mason
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Modern life in a big city like London can be exciting but also unsettling at times. It is easy to sometimes feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone and at loss of where to start. Therapy can help in times of uncertainty. By exploring your thoughts and feelings from both past and present, links can be made to increase your understanding and thereby helping you moving forward. Increased self knowledge and insight can be crucial in forming close and authentic relationships with others, often bringing higher self esteem as a result. Therapy can be a good support and give you hope when you are going through a difficult time.
Modern life in a big city like London can be exciting but also unsettling at times. It is easy to sometimes feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone and at loss of where to start. Therapy can help in times of uncertainty. By exploring your thoughts and feelings from both past and present, links can be made to increase your understanding and thereby helping you moving forward. Increased self knowledge and insight can be crucial in forming close and authentic relationships with others, often bringing higher self esteem as a result. Therapy can be a good support and give you hope when you are going through a difficult time.
023 8214 6815 View 023 8214 6815
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Lucia Rossi
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor with over a decade of training in mental health, working with an integrative approach. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). I have trained integratively in the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. I also hold relevant training in CBT. I am currently completing the UKCP approved MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Insitute and Middlesex University. I am a member of the BPS, a Registered Member of the BACP and hold a DBS check certificate on the Update Service.
I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor with over a decade of training in mental health, working with an integrative approach. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). I have trained integratively in the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. I also hold relevant training in CBT. I am currently completing the UKCP approved MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Insitute and Middlesex University. I am a member of the BPS, a Registered Member of the BACP and hold a DBS check certificate on the Update Service.
020 3974 2437 View 020 3974 2437
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Rosana Silva
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m an experienced psychotherapist & counsellor offering individual therapy; I provide both short-term and open-ended therapy. Alongside my private practice, I work at a community counselling in Waterloo. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and have helped people from various nationalities, backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. I have previously worked at the Holloway prison in London, YMCA, for institutions in Greece, India, and Nepal. My extensive experience working with various people and presentations supports my understanding and compassion of mental and physical conditions.
I’m an experienced psychotherapist & counsellor offering individual therapy; I provide both short-term and open-ended therapy. Alongside my private practice, I work at a community counselling in Waterloo. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and have helped people from various nationalities, backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. I have previously worked at the Holloway prison in London, YMCA, for institutions in Greece, India, and Nepal. My extensive experience working with various people and presentations supports my understanding and compassion of mental and physical conditions.
020 8106 2156 x44 View 020 8106 2156 x44
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Lee Martin: Mbacp(Sen.accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip Emdr(Accred)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 3376 7948 View 020 3376 7948
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Dr Marina Pouliadi
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Counselling Psychologist and a Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar at Stanford University, specialising in the treatment of body-image related concerns, trauma, and eating disorders. I have extensive experience in working within specialist NHS services and the charity sector. My practice takes a relational psychodynamic, trauma-informed approach that is thoughtfully tailored to each unique individual. Therapy is a means of understanding ourselves and the world around us. Within a non-judgmental and compassionate space, we can build a strong therapeutic relationship where you can start your journey to self awareness.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and a Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar at Stanford University, specialising in the treatment of body-image related concerns, trauma, and eating disorders. I have extensive experience in working within specialist NHS services and the charity sector. My practice takes a relational psychodynamic, trauma-informed approach that is thoughtfully tailored to each unique individual. Therapy is a means of understanding ourselves and the world around us. Within a non-judgmental and compassionate space, we can build a strong therapeutic relationship where you can start your journey to self awareness.
01438 901702 View 01438 901702
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Alex Luckhurst
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I understand that seeking help can be a difficult decision and I believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and meaningful life which I am committed to assisting you achieve. I am here to help you on your journey towards self-discovery, healing and personal transformation and together we can work towards creating a life that is aligned with your values, goals and aspirations.
I understand that seeking help can be a difficult decision and I believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and meaningful life which I am committed to assisting you achieve. I am here to help you on your journey towards self-discovery, healing and personal transformation and together we can work towards creating a life that is aligned with your values, goals and aspirations.
020 3805 2431 View 020 3805 2431
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Coralie Tauty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
0131 510 6110 View 0131 510 6110
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NOATerapi - Nuray Ozben Avsar
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Nuray Ozben Avsar completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological Counseling at Bogazici University and obtained her postgraduate in Psychology. She is a mental health professional practicing for the past 15 years. Mrs. Avsar is highly skilled in working with people across all age groups, including, children, teenagers, adults and older adults who are experiencing a various type of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physical difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, low-self-esteem, loss and adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, social anxiety, emotional dysregulation, panic disorder, perfectionism..
Nuray Ozben Avsar completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological Counseling at Bogazici University and obtained her postgraduate in Psychology. She is a mental health professional practicing for the past 15 years. Mrs. Avsar is highly skilled in working with people across all age groups, including, children, teenagers, adults and older adults who are experiencing a various type of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physical difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, low-self-esteem, loss and adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, social anxiety, emotional dysregulation, panic disorder, perfectionism..
020 4538 3390 View 020 4538 3390

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SW7

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in SW7 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Self Esteem
84% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in SW7 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SW7?

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.