Photo of Dr Vanessa Bogle, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Vanessa Bogle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
020 8059 9445 View 020 8059 9445
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Laura Panetta
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists, a psychodramatist registered with the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and I hold a BSc degree in Psychology. My approach is integrative and holistic, drawing from a wide range of theories. I use creative action methods besides talking therapy, to explore your challenges in a safe and supportive space – for short, medium, or long-term individual therapy. I work with a wide variety of concerns - depression, anxiety, childhood issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, addictions, psychiatric diagnoses, or personal growth.
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists, a psychodramatist registered with the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and I hold a BSc degree in Psychology. My approach is integrative and holistic, drawing from a wide range of theories. I use creative action methods besides talking therapy, to explore your challenges in a safe and supportive space – for short, medium, or long-term individual therapy. I work with a wide variety of concerns - depression, anxiety, childhood issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, addictions, psychiatric diagnoses, or personal growth.
020 7123 8436 View 020 7123 8436
Photo of Janelle Fairweather, Counsellor in W1W, England
Janelle Fairweather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can often feel like a big step and rather daunting at times. There may be various reasons why you are currently considering counselling. You may be experiencing emotions associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post a traumatic event. I offer a safe confidential space where you can work through these traumatic experiences. If you've experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse, do get in touch. I offer face-to-face sessions based in Central London and online sessions.
Starting therapy can often feel like a big step and rather daunting at times. There may be various reasons why you are currently considering counselling. You may be experiencing emotions associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post a traumatic event. I offer a safe confidential space where you can work through these traumatic experiences. If you've experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse, do get in touch. I offer face-to-face sessions based in Central London and online sessions.
020 3535 6637 View 020 3535 6637
Photo of Rosalyn Graham, Counsellor in W1W, England
Rosalyn Graham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I would describe my style as warm, compassionate, honest, empathic and humorous where applicable. Whatever the challenges of life have bought you to this page, I am here to listen to you primarily as a human, who has had relevant training and life experience with the therapeutic process, working at its best. I aim to meet you at where you are at, and walk with you as we navigate your personal journey of discovery, healing and growth.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I would describe my style as warm, compassionate, honest, empathic and humorous where applicable. Whatever the challenges of life have bought you to this page, I am here to listen to you primarily as a human, who has had relevant training and life experience with the therapeutic process, working at its best. I aim to meet you at where you are at, and walk with you as we navigate your personal journey of discovery, healing and growth.
020 4538 1672 View 020 4538 1672
Photo of Dr Zach Vogiatzis Chartered Psychologist, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Dr Zach Vogiatzis Chartered Psychologist
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness or just a feeling of being stuck. You might be experiencing relationship issues or work-related stress. You might be suffering from low self-esteem or low confidence. You might have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms such as overeating, drinking or exercising too much. Having worked as a clinician for several years, in the NHS and third-sector services, I can help you understand the origins of these difficulties and the tools to navigate your life as you develop better coping mechanisms and skills that alleviate suffering.
You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness or just a feeling of being stuck. You might be experiencing relationship issues or work-related stress. You might be suffering from low self-esteem or low confidence. You might have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms such as overeating, drinking or exercising too much. Having worked as a clinician for several years, in the NHS and third-sector services, I can help you understand the origins of these difficulties and the tools to navigate your life as you develop better coping mechanisms and skills that alleviate suffering.
020 3872 3069 View 020 3872 3069
Photo of Dr Johanna Salkin, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Johanna Salkin
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times we all need some support. Perhaps you are struggling, feeling stuck or feeling that something is out of balance in your life. Perhaps you have noticed difficult patterns and experiences in your relationships that you would like to address. You may wish to have a space to make sense of your wants, values and what brings you fulfilment. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and reflective space in which we can reflect on your experiences, difficulties and needs, whichever they may be. I am a Counselling Psychologist with significant experience in the NHS, private practice and specialist organisations.
There are times we all need some support. Perhaps you are struggling, feeling stuck or feeling that something is out of balance in your life. Perhaps you have noticed difficult patterns and experiences in your relationships that you would like to address. You may wish to have a space to make sense of your wants, values and what brings you fulfilment. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and reflective space in which we can reflect on your experiences, difficulties and needs, whichever they may be. I am a Counselling Psychologist with significant experience in the NHS, private practice and specialist organisations.
020 8154 5395 View 020 8154 5395
Photo of Dr Georgina Sergi, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Georgina Sergi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Gina, a London-based Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. With over eight years of experience in the NHS, I specialize in complex mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders, and neurodiversity. My therapeutic style is integrative, meaning that I will tailor my approach to your needs using a variety of evidence-based approaches including CBT, CFT and ACT. I also offer Autism diagnostic assessments using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R).
Hi, I'm Gina, a London-based Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. With over eight years of experience in the NHS, I specialize in complex mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders, and neurodiversity. My therapeutic style is integrative, meaning that I will tailor my approach to your needs using a variety of evidence-based approaches including CBT, CFT and ACT. I also offer Autism diagnostic assessments using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R).
020 3817 7717 View 020 3817 7717
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Dr Jonathan Smy-Aristizabal
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Chartered Psychologist who works in a trauma informed and LGBTQ+ affirmative manner. I strongly believe in the importance of offering an empathic and non-judgmental space. I am passionate about helping people build emotional resilience and raise self-awareness to allow them to reconnect to their values and sense of purpose.
I am a Chartered Psychologist who works in a trauma informed and LGBTQ+ affirmative manner. I strongly believe in the importance of offering an empathic and non-judgmental space. I am passionate about helping people build emotional resilience and raise self-awareness to allow them to reconnect to their values and sense of purpose.
020 3823 6961 View 020 3823 6961
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Lena Milioni
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
My name is Lena and I am an accredited psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety and mood-related disorders. I am specialising in the treatment of trauma (developmental, complex, relational or single-event trauma), addictions, and personality disorders. I also work with people with existential issues and bereavement. I have many years experience of working with adults in various different settings, including the NHS, prison settings, drug and alcohol services, primary care service (IAPT) and private practice. I have also worked in mental health services abroad.
My name is Lena and I am an accredited psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety and mood-related disorders. I am specialising in the treatment of trauma (developmental, complex, relational or single-event trauma), addictions, and personality disorders. I also work with people with existential issues and bereavement. I have many years experience of working with adults in various different settings, including the NHS, prison settings, drug and alcohol services, primary care service (IAPT) and private practice. I have also worked in mental health services abroad.
020 3974 1882 View 020 3974 1882
Photo of Dr Jon-Paul Marshall, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Jon-Paul Marshall
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified 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
Photo of Laura Magill, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Laura Magill
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello. I’m Laura, a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the BPC, BACP and UKCP. Psychodynamic therapy effectively addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress. You may have experienced a recent life stressor, such as a significant loss or relationship breakdown or you may be navigating a particularly difficult period of transition. Or it could be that you are feeling trapped or weighed down by a general sense of dissatisfaction, loneliness, or unease. Whatever it is, psychodynamic therapy can provide insight and relief and act as a catalyst for lasting and meaningful change and repair.
Hello. I’m Laura, a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the BPC, BACP and UKCP. Psychodynamic therapy effectively addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress. You may have experienced a recent life stressor, such as a significant loss or relationship breakdown or you may be navigating a particularly difficult period of transition. Or it could be that you are feeling trapped or weighed down by a general sense of dissatisfaction, loneliness, or unease. Whatever it is, psychodynamic therapy can provide insight and relief and act as a catalyst for lasting and meaningful change and repair.
020 3780 8650 View 020 3780 8650
Photo of Dr Oona McEwan, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Oona McEwan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. I am now offering ADHD assessment to adults.
Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, OCD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), as well as work-related challenges. I am now offering ADHD assessment to adults.
020 3835 2459 View 020 3835 2459
Photo of Dr Bishnu Upadhaya, Psychologist in W1W, England
Dr Bishnu Upadhaya
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Not Verified Not Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
An enthusiastic, skilled and well-motivated Psychological, Neuropsychological, Integrated Medicine and healthcare consultant with more than 19 years’ experiences, promoting the welfare of patients, families, and vulnerable people. Experienced in providing specialist Neuropsychological, Psychological, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine Assessments, Consultation and Treatments of direct and referred clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a psychological and holistic approach and treatment and tasting.
An enthusiastic, skilled and well-motivated Psychological, Neuropsychological, Integrated Medicine and healthcare consultant with more than 19 years’ experiences, promoting the welfare of patients, families, and vulnerable people. Experienced in providing specialist Neuropsychological, Psychological, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine Assessments, Consultation and Treatments of direct and referred clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a psychological and holistic approach and treatment and tasting.
020 3835 4892 View 020 3835 4892
Photo of Clare Davies, Counsellor in W1W, England
Clare Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
0333 034 3033 View 0333 034 3033
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Sanna Khan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Sanna - a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural & EMDR Therapist & clinical supervisor with over a decade of experience in both the NHS and the private sector. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and incorporate these strategies in my clinical practice. We offer psychotherapy in person and remotely, so you can get the support you need through the comfort of your own home as well as face to face.
Hello, I'm Sanna - a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural & EMDR Therapist & clinical supervisor with over a decade of experience in both the NHS and the private sector. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and incorporate these strategies in my clinical practice. We offer psychotherapy in person and remotely, so you can get the support you need through the comfort of your own home as well as face to face.
01895 546432 View 01895 546432
Photo of Leslie Sheinman, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Leslie Sheinman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
020 3962 0559 View 020 3962 0559
Photo of Barbara Josik, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Barbara Josik
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
As an integrative psychodynamic counselor, I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for you to work through any difficult thoughts, feelings, and events in your life. The integrative and psychodynamic model is a verified and established method of therapy for successfully healing mental and emotional distress. Within this framework, individuals gradually become more aware of aspects previously outside of their awareness. Opening up to talk about your past or the places in your life where you feel stuck can be difficult but, just by coming here, you’ve already taken the first step.
As an integrative psychodynamic counselor, I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for you to work through any difficult thoughts, feelings, and events in your life. The integrative and psychodynamic model is a verified and established method of therapy for successfully healing mental and emotional distress. Within this framework, individuals gradually become more aware of aspects previously outside of their awareness. Opening up to talk about your past or the places in your life where you feel stuck can be difficult but, just by coming here, you’ve already taken the first step.
01689 661725 View 01689 661725
Photo of Daniela Bloom, Psychologist in W1W, England
Daniela Bloom
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for someone to talk to but wonder what it will be like to tell someone you don't know about things that worry you and possibly cause you anxiety? Are you wondering about your relationships, about the dynamics, the love you feel or do not feel, trust and safety?I promise that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I offer the opportunity to discuss and explore your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you', both within relationships and on your own.
Are you looking for someone to talk to but wonder what it will be like to tell someone you don't know about things that worry you and possibly cause you anxiety? Are you wondering about your relationships, about the dynamics, the love you feel or do not feel, trust and safety?I promise that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I offer the opportunity to discuss and explore your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you', both within relationships and on your own.
020 3870 4262 View 020 3870 4262
Photo of Thomas Greally, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Thomas Greally
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
07957 759456 View 07957 759456
Photo of Simon Alexander Lyne, Psychotherapist in W1W, England
Simon Alexander Lyne
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
020 3823 6364 View 020 3823 6364

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W1W

100+

Average cost per session

£90

Counsellors in W1W who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
62% Vitality
57% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in W1W see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W1W?

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.