Counselling in W1K

Photo of Luq Adejumo, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Luq Adejumo
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
You as a person are at the centre of my approach to therapy. When life is a struggle, it can be surprisingly helpful to speak to someone who really listens, carefully, warmly, and without judgement. It can be a starting point to finding a way forward, especially if it is currently difficult to speak to those around you or you’re going around in circles with an intractable issue. My approach is to work with you to help you achieve your objectives and to help develop a more understanding and accepting relationship to yourself. Ultimately everyone is their own life expert. By working together, we can help fine tune this expertise.
You as a person are at the centre of my approach to therapy. When life is a struggle, it can be surprisingly helpful to speak to someone who really listens, carefully, warmly, and without judgement. It can be a starting point to finding a way forward, especially if it is currently difficult to speak to those around you or you’re going around in circles with an intractable issue. My approach is to work with you to help you achieve your objectives and to help develop a more understanding and accepting relationship to yourself. Ultimately everyone is their own life expert. By working together, we can help fine tune this expertise.
020 3984 8631 View 020 3984 8631
Photo of Joanne Bell, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Joanne Bell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
In my experience every client comes to therapy with a unique set of life circumstances. Sometimes these contribute to personal and emotional problems which can feel overwhelming or even insurmountable. Often, it is at this point that a person reaches out for professional help. They may identify that low mood, negative thinking, stress or relationship problems are impediments to living a good life and they will want help to restore healthy self-esteem, confidence, balance and self-worth. Often clients are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and caring professional to guide them on their journey to wellbeing.
In my experience every client comes to therapy with a unique set of life circumstances. Sometimes these contribute to personal and emotional problems which can feel overwhelming or even insurmountable. Often, it is at this point that a person reaches out for professional help. They may identify that low mood, negative thinking, stress or relationship problems are impediments to living a good life and they will want help to restore healthy self-esteem, confidence, balance and self-worth. Often clients are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and caring professional to guide them on their journey to wellbeing.
020 3835 6345 View 020 3835 6345
Photo of Venetia Leonidaki, Psychologist in W1K, England
Venetia Leonidaki
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
5 Endorsed
We could all do with help sometimes. I get it. Our world is imperfect and challenging and there is no way to know what life throws next. You may have experienced a loss or trauma and others around you cannot grasp its magnitude. Or you may have resorted to ways of coping that harm you and cannot break free. Or perhaps you are tired of recurrent disappointments, rejections, criticism that have affected how you feel within yourself and your relationships. Forming a genuine connection with each other in therapy will hopefully make it possible for you to work toward changes or make what you cannot change easier to bear.
We could all do with help sometimes. I get it. Our world is imperfect and challenging and there is no way to know what life throws next. You may have experienced a loss or trauma and others around you cannot grasp its magnitude. Or you may have resorted to ways of coping that harm you and cannot break free. Or perhaps you are tired of recurrent disappointments, rejections, criticism that have affected how you feel within yourself and your relationships. Forming a genuine connection with each other in therapy will hopefully make it possible for you to work toward changes or make what you cannot change easier to bear.
020 3917 4668 View 020 3917 4668
Photo of Tanya Refson Marks, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Tanya Refson Marks
Psychotherapist
Verified
Sometimes it may feel as though patterns are being repeated over and over again and each time you find yourself surprised at reaching the same result. However, people are in constant motion and I hold to the notion that therapy enables self reflection and transformation driving along the process of change. In practice, I will try to ensure you experience a sense of safety in the space for us to better explore your way of being in the world and consider the importance of relationships and memory which are a transformative and pivotal part of what it is you bring to the work and are encouraged to share
Sometimes it may feel as though patterns are being repeated over and over again and each time you find yourself surprised at reaching the same result. However, people are in constant motion and I hold to the notion that therapy enables self reflection and transformation driving along the process of change. In practice, I will try to ensure you experience a sense of safety in the space for us to better explore your way of being in the world and consider the importance of relationships and memory which are a transformative and pivotal part of what it is you bring to the work and are encouraged to share
020 3856 4497 View 020 3856 4497
Photo of Anna Kelberg, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Anna Kelberg
Psychotherapist, PhD, COSRT General
Verified
3 Endorsed
In our modern world, many have encountered non-monogamy in its varied forms - from discovering a partner's affair, to managing the complexities of jealousy within an open relationship, or the rollercoaster of emotions while contemplating attractions outside a committed partnership. My specialty lies in assisting my clients, some of whom are just starting to explore non-monogamy, to navigate these intricate experiences. Under my gentle guidance you will be able to transform the potent energy of non-monogamy into avenues for personal growth, self-discovery, deeper emotional connection and greater intimacy with your partner.
In our modern world, many have encountered non-monogamy in its varied forms - from discovering a partner's affair, to managing the complexities of jealousy within an open relationship, or the rollercoaster of emotions while contemplating attractions outside a committed partnership. My specialty lies in assisting my clients, some of whom are just starting to explore non-monogamy, to navigate these intricate experiences. Under my gentle guidance you will be able to transform the potent energy of non-monogamy into avenues for personal growth, self-discovery, deeper emotional connection and greater intimacy with your partner.
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Photo of Gulya Diyarova, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Gulya Diyarova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
I am fully qualified Relationship and Psychosexual therapist trained as a Medical Doctor in my 1st career. I help people who come stuck in distress, to change their destructive patterns of ‘blame-distance’ or 'attack-withdraw' into safe emotional connection, repair their relationships and learn to resolve differences. I work mainly in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, integrating other approaches when needed, with different and challenging life stage transitions and all kinds of relationships, or individuals. I am founding director of Re-connect. EFT Clinic in Central London leading a team of experienced EFT practitioners.
I am fully qualified Relationship and Psychosexual therapist trained as a Medical Doctor in my 1st career. I help people who come stuck in distress, to change their destructive patterns of ‘blame-distance’ or 'attack-withdraw' into safe emotional connection, repair their relationships and learn to resolve differences. I work mainly in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, integrating other approaches when needed, with different and challenging life stage transitions and all kinds of relationships, or individuals. I am founding director of Re-connect. EFT Clinic in Central London leading a team of experienced EFT practitioners.
020 3856 4258 View 020 3856 4258
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Dr Zeny Melissourgaki at Spiral Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like help with difficult feelings, anxiety, low mood, relationships or the impact of trauma and adverse past experiences? Are you an expectant or new parent finding parenthood hard? Are you a young person, struggling with the transition to adulthood? Since obtaining my degree in Psychology in 2016, I have worked with families and people across the life span, with different levels of privilege and discrimination and with a range of mental health difficulties, spanning from anxiety and depression to more enduring presentations (e.g., psychosis) and addiction (e.g., substance use, gambling).
Would you like help with difficult feelings, anxiety, low mood, relationships or the impact of trauma and adverse past experiences? Are you an expectant or new parent finding parenthood hard? Are you a young person, struggling with the transition to adulthood? Since obtaining my degree in Psychology in 2016, I have worked with families and people across the life span, with different levels of privilege and discrimination and with a range of mental health difficulties, spanning from anxiety and depression to more enduring presentations (e.g., psychosis) and addiction (e.g., substance use, gambling).
020 3667 0946 View 020 3667 0946
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Dr Samina Khatun
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Dr Samina is a highly specialist counselling psychologist who treats people suffering from a wide spectrum of disorders. Her areas of expertise lie in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders, confidence and low self-esteem, relationship issues and trauma. She has over 10 years clinical experience within the NHS and private practice including the Priory in London Harley Street. Her integrative method will help you identify blocks and subconscious programming that are holding you back so that you can heal and shift into a more magnetic state and live your life with greater ease.
Dr Samina is a highly specialist counselling psychologist who treats people suffering from a wide spectrum of disorders. Her areas of expertise lie in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders, confidence and low self-esteem, relationship issues and trauma. She has over 10 years clinical experience within the NHS and private practice including the Priory in London Harley Street. Her integrative method will help you identify blocks and subconscious programming that are holding you back so that you can heal and shift into a more magnetic state and live your life with greater ease.
020 4538 3892 View 020 4538 3892
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Michael Green
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop. I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient can be a vehicle for growth. I have worked with addiction, relationship and sexual issues, depression/anxiety and loss, as well as dealing with anger and violence. I am a psychodynamic practitioner. This means that as a therapist I am interested in listening to you and trying to help you understand how past experiences, often from childhood, affect your life today and the way you view yourself. Together with the therapist you can think in a different way about your past, present and future.
I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop. I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient can be a vehicle for growth. I have worked with addiction, relationship and sexual issues, depression/anxiety and loss, as well as dealing with anger and violence. I am a psychodynamic practitioner. This means that as a therapist I am interested in listening to you and trying to help you understand how past experiences, often from childhood, affect your life today and the way you view yourself. Together with the therapist you can think in a different way about your past, present and future.
020 3893 8856 View 020 3893 8856
Photo of Re-connect EFT Clinic, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Re-connect EFT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
As skilled practitioners specialising in the renowned Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), we offer compassionate expert guidance towards reconnection, healing and greater life success. Our practitioners have years of experience working with couples and families to help with a range of emotional, relational and sexual issues. We help them move towards safe and loving emotional connection from being stuck in destructive conflict patterns of attack-withdraw and blame-defend. We also work with individuals (including children and young people) to help with mental health, sexual and relational issues, addictions and interpersonal trauma.
As skilled practitioners specialising in the renowned Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), we offer compassionate expert guidance towards reconnection, healing and greater life success. Our practitioners have years of experience working with couples and families to help with a range of emotional, relational and sexual issues. We help them move towards safe and loving emotional connection from being stuck in destructive conflict patterns of attack-withdraw and blame-defend. We also work with individuals (including children and young people) to help with mental health, sexual and relational issues, addictions and interpersonal trauma.
020 3962 0906 View 020 3962 0906
Photo of Cedric Bouet-Willaumez, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Cedric Bouet-Willaumez
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
An established and experienced professional, I aim to help people get through life's challenges safely and usefully. I have worked with people from very different walks of life, and in very different settings (charities, the NHS and private practice since 2002).
An established and experienced professional, I aim to help people get through life's challenges safely and usefully. I have worked with people from very different walks of life, and in very different settings (charities, the NHS and private practice since 2002).
020 8103 3883 View 020 8103 3883
Photo of Celine Ruud, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Celine Ruud
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel like anxiety is holding you back? Perhaps you notice that imposter syndrome kicking in? Is that self-critical voice making you feel like you’re not good enough, or you should do more, be better, try harder? I work with individuals to help understand their inner-critic and better manage the difficulties that come with it. I specialise in CBT and work with a practical, evidence-based approach to help you work towards your goals and alleviate your struggles. I have a passion for helping people to build their confidence and overcome anxiety in order to reach their potential.
Do you feel like anxiety is holding you back? Perhaps you notice that imposter syndrome kicking in? Is that self-critical voice making you feel like you’re not good enough, or you should do more, be better, try harder? I work with individuals to help understand their inner-critic and better manage the difficulties that come with it. I specialise in CBT and work with a practical, evidence-based approach to help you work towards your goals and alleviate your struggles. I have a passion for helping people to build their confidence and overcome anxiety in order to reach their potential.
020 8106 2958 View 020 8106 2958
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Beverley Blackman
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I have been working in psychotherapy since 2003. My background encompasses both private mental health sectors and NHS Mental Health Trusts, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems. I continue to enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and presentations, from personal development goals to mental health spectrum based work. I also work as a clinical supervisor, and head up Beverley Blackman Associates (please see website for more details).
I have been working in psychotherapy since 2003. My background encompasses both private mental health sectors and NHS Mental Health Trusts, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems. I continue to enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and presentations, from personal development goals to mental health spectrum based work. I also work as a clinical supervisor, and head up Beverley Blackman Associates (please see website for more details).
020 3962 1159 View 020 3962 1159
Philippe Jacquet & Associates
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
As our group of experienced psychotherapists, counselorsPsychotherapists and psychotherapists who work in the field of psychotherapy We are able to provide support for our customers with our trained, professional and accredited staff that is simply not found elsewhere in the Central London area. Philippe Jacquet has an extensive resume in the field of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and working with clients with a range of different issues and concerns. Mr. Backgammon, and all the therapists and counselors Philippe Jacquet & Associates Offices in Central London are fully committed to using the best practice options with every custom
As our group of experienced psychotherapists, counselorsPsychotherapists and psychotherapists who work in the field of psychotherapy We are able to provide support for our customers with our trained, professional and accredited staff that is simply not found elsewhere in the Central London area. Philippe Jacquet has an extensive resume in the field of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and working with clients with a range of different issues and concerns. Mr. Backgammon, and all the therapists and counselors Philippe Jacquet & Associates Offices in Central London are fully committed to using the best practice options with every custom
020 3962 2191 View 020 3962 2191
Photo of Kate Du Toit, Psychologist in W1K, England
Kate Du Toit
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
020 4538 8402 View 020 4538 8402
Photo of Ruth Lewis Clarke, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Ruth Lewis Clarke
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! I am a qualified and fully accredited psychotherapist, working from offices in Central London (near Bond Street tube) and WimbIedon. I work with clients facing a range of difficult issues in their lives. This is usually long-term work, but can also be short-term depending on needs. For me, the journey of psychotherapy is about deeper self-knowledge so that you gain the confidence to reveal more of your authentic self in the outside world. It is a fascinating (though at times painful) journey to find your feelings, voice, strength and qualities.
Hello and welcome! I am a qualified and fully accredited psychotherapist, working from offices in Central London (near Bond Street tube) and WimbIedon. I work with clients facing a range of difficult issues in their lives. This is usually long-term work, but can also be short-term depending on needs. For me, the journey of psychotherapy is about deeper self-knowledge so that you gain the confidence to reveal more of your authentic self in the outside world. It is a fascinating (though at times painful) journey to find your feelings, voice, strength and qualities.
020 8059 4336 View 020 8059 4336
Photo of Stella Stathi, Psychotherapist in W1K, England
Stella Stathi
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London W1K  (Online Only)
I am a qualified, experienced Jungian/Somatic psychotherapist and Inner Alchemy guide. I work with people approaching or navigating the transformative time of midlife, as well as with fellow healing practitioners and creatives, supporting them in their personal and professional Individuation process; the psychospiritual journey toward wholeness. I weave together the disciplines of Depth Psychology (psyche), Embodiment (soma) and Alchemical Spirituality (soul). My work is oriented toward personal development, so it would be most suitable for you if you have already had or continue having therapy, and are not new to inner work.
I am a qualified, experienced Jungian/Somatic psychotherapist and Inner Alchemy guide. I work with people approaching or navigating the transformative time of midlife, as well as with fellow healing practitioners and creatives, supporting them in their personal and professional Individuation process; the psychospiritual journey toward wholeness. I weave together the disciplines of Depth Psychology (psyche), Embodiment (soma) and Alchemical Spirituality (soul). My work is oriented toward personal development, so it would be most suitable for you if you have already had or continue having therapy, and are not new to inner work.
020 3958 4295 View 020 3958 4295
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Dr Dayyanah Sumodhee
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
London W1K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Dayyanah, a Chartered Health Psychologist helping people across all areas related to health and wellbeing. If you feel like you want to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing but find it difficult to get started, I may be able to help. My work focuses on helping people to cope with anxiety and stress using a therapeutic approach that will best fit my client. I also specialise in treating smoking addiction and supporting dietary change.
Hi, I'm Dayyanah, a Chartered Health Psychologist helping people across all areas related to health and wellbeing. If you feel like you want to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing but find it difficult to get started, I may be able to help. My work focuses on helping people to cope with anxiety and stress using a therapeutic approach that will best fit my client. I also specialise in treating smoking addiction and supporting dietary change.
020 3984 8317 View 020 3984 8317
Photo of Zrinka Ivkovic, Counsellor in W1K, England
Zrinka Ivkovic
Counsellor, MA
I have experience counselling people encountering temporary stressors or life-long behavioural and emotional challenges and/or those with mental health diagnoses. Relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression/low mood, trauma, and anxiety are just a few of the themes with which I have supported clients. I also have experience working with complex cases, including those with dual-diagnoses. The work that I do rests on a threshold of respect, compassion, and non-judgement. It is also collaborative: I offer an educated and human perspective to help bring heightened awareness to challenges, creating an opportunity for change.
I have experience counselling people encountering temporary stressors or life-long behavioural and emotional challenges and/or those with mental health diagnoses. Relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression/low mood, trauma, and anxiety are just a few of the themes with which I have supported clients. I also have experience working with complex cases, including those with dual-diagnoses. The work that I do rests on a threshold of respect, compassion, and non-judgement. It is also collaborative: I offer an educated and human perspective to help bring heightened awareness to challenges, creating an opportunity for change.
07479 270680 View 07479 270680
Photo of Jenny Gilder, Psychologist in W1K, England
Jenny Gilder
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Are you working diligently to become a successful leader, but still not getting the results, rewards and sense of accomplishment you want? So many smart and hardworking leaders get stuck and struggle to be effective at senior levels – even if they’ve been successful previously. You work harder than everyone else and achieve great results, but your contribution doesn’t get recognised. You’re reluctant to speak up in meetings or if you do talk people don’t listen. Perhaps you don’t advocate for yourself, overthink things or struggle to let go of set-backs. Or maybe you struggle with perfectionism or impostor syndrome.
Are you working diligently to become a successful leader, but still not getting the results, rewards and sense of accomplishment you want? So many smart and hardworking leaders get stuck and struggle to be effective at senior levels – even if they’ve been successful previously. You work harder than everyone else and achieve great results, but your contribution doesn’t get recognised. You’re reluctant to speak up in meetings or if you do talk people don’t listen. Perhaps you don’t advocate for yourself, overthink things or struggle to let go of set-backs. Or maybe you struggle with perfectionism or impostor syndrome.
020 3910 6113 View 020 3910 6113

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Number of Counsellors in W1K

60+

Average cost per session

£92

Counsellors in W1K who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
74% Stress
69% Family Conflict
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aviva
70% AXA PPP
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in W1K see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W1K?

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.