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Amanda Bradley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At times, life can feel hard to manage. When this happens, it helps to have a space where we can be listened to, just as we are, so we can make sense of what's happening. You may feel anxious, stuck, trapped or hopeless - maybe something's missing but you can't work out what. Or something has left you reeling, but when you try and talk to friends and family, they say it's normal so you should "just be able to cope with it". Perhaps you feel isolated and alone, unable to engage with loved ones, overwhelmed by routine and responsibility or feeling like you have to look fine and be strong for everyone around you.
At times, life can feel hard to manage. When this happens, it helps to have a space where we can be listened to, just as we are, so we can make sense of what's happening. You may feel anxious, stuck, trapped or hopeless - maybe something's missing but you can't work out what. Or something has left you reeling, but when you try and talk to friends and family, they say it's normal so you should "just be able to cope with it". Perhaps you feel isolated and alone, unable to engage with loved ones, overwhelmed by routine and responsibility or feeling like you have to look fine and be strong for everyone around you.
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Bianca Hansen-Hamburger West London Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with various ages of individuals, from young children to adults. People come to see me with a variety of problems, for example, anxiety, self-harm, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, or overwhelming sadness. People usually seek help when they feel completely stuck and have nowhere else to turn. From there, we work together to figure out how to create the changes they would like. My client's goals are primarily around wanting to change their lives for the better, to have healthier coping skills, to engage more easily with others, to feel less lonely or just a space to be heard.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with various ages of individuals, from young children to adults. People come to see me with a variety of problems, for example, anxiety, self-harm, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, or overwhelming sadness. People usually seek help when they feel completely stuck and have nowhere else to turn. From there, we work together to figure out how to create the changes they would like. My client's goals are primarily around wanting to change their lives for the better, to have healthier coping skills, to engage more easily with others, to feel less lonely or just a space to be heard.
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Nevena Curcic
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
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Charlotte Lucas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with an MSc in Transactional Analysis. I know that coming to therapy can often feel difficult and scary. The desire to want to change often comes out of finding yourself stuck in the same place. This can feel confusing and even overwhelming, so finding the right therapist for you is essential. Together, we will work on making sense of the mental blocks you’ve hit to unlock new ways of thinking through the past in order to awaken present. I am a warm, empathic and direct counsellor who can offer you a confidential space to explore yourself deeply and in your own time.
Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with an MSc in Transactional Analysis. I know that coming to therapy can often feel difficult and scary. The desire to want to change often comes out of finding yourself stuck in the same place. This can feel confusing and even overwhelming, so finding the right therapist for you is essential. Together, we will work on making sense of the mental blocks you’ve hit to unlock new ways of thinking through the past in order to awaken present. I am a warm, empathic and direct counsellor who can offer you a confidential space to explore yourself deeply and in your own time.
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Patricia A McGillicuddy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We all come with issues of relating to the world in which we have grown. Having lived experience of difference has been the foundation of my practice. My Integrative approach incorporates the Intercultural model of therapy. I have worked extensively with people of various cultural backgrounds. I listen from the perspective of what is troubling you enabling an open environment for your issues to be explored. Working holistically, my intention is to create the confidence for your wholeness to shine through and, with warm acceptance, enabling the real connection to your true self. Call for a free 15min chat to explore your needs.
We all come with issues of relating to the world in which we have grown. Having lived experience of difference has been the foundation of my practice. My Integrative approach incorporates the Intercultural model of therapy. I have worked extensively with people of various cultural backgrounds. I listen from the perspective of what is troubling you enabling an open environment for your issues to be explored. Working holistically, my intention is to create the confidence for your wholeness to shine through and, with warm acceptance, enabling the real connection to your true self. Call for a free 15min chat to explore your needs.
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Joggs Camfield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Every person is unique, experiencing an individual journey that sometimes can become difficult to navigate. We can lose our way and the challenges and obstacles we face are hard to negotiate alone. Working with the right psychotherapist allows a client to understand the origin of how things can affect us and what possibilities lie in the here and now to facilitate positive emotional change. I work with individual adults from welcoming rooms in Chiswick and Kensington as well as online. I provide a secure, empathetic, non-judgemental space to reflect & explore experiences, feelings and behaviours from where personal growth can occur.
Every person is unique, experiencing an individual journey that sometimes can become difficult to navigate. We can lose our way and the challenges and obstacles we face are hard to negotiate alone. Working with the right psychotherapist allows a client to understand the origin of how things can affect us and what possibilities lie in the here and now to facilitate positive emotional change. I work with individual adults from welcoming rooms in Chiswick and Kensington as well as online. I provide a secure, empathetic, non-judgemental space to reflect & explore experiences, feelings and behaviours from where personal growth can occur.
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Dr Tanya McDonnaugh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
My name is Dr Tanya McDonnaugh and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am experienced at assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small. You might be struggling with a specific problem like anxiety or low mood, or maybe you have the sense that you are just not functioning at your best. Perhaps you have noticed difficulties in relationships, with your self-esteem, or in your ability to engage with daily tasks.
My name is Dr Tanya McDonnaugh and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am experienced at assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small. You might be struggling with a specific problem like anxiety or low mood, or maybe you have the sense that you are just not functioning at your best. Perhaps you have noticed difficulties in relationships, with your self-esteem, or in your ability to engage with daily tasks.
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Maria Gomes
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Maria, an art psychotherapist from Brazil based in London. I offer 1:1 art psychotherapy sessions both online and in person. Additionally, I conduct reflective art therapy workshops and therapeutic groups for women. Drawing from years of experience as a psychotherapist in Brazil, where I worked with diverse client groups, my focus currently is with adult mental health and empowering women on their personal journeys. Art psychotherapy, to me, is a transformative medium that transcends traditional verbal therapy. Through the expressive use of art materials and dialogue, it unlocks profound insights and
Hello, I'm Maria, an art psychotherapist from Brazil based in London. I offer 1:1 art psychotherapy sessions both online and in person. Additionally, I conduct reflective art therapy workshops and therapeutic groups for women. Drawing from years of experience as a psychotherapist in Brazil, where I worked with diverse client groups, my focus currently is with adult mental health and empowering women on their personal journeys. Art psychotherapy, to me, is a transformative medium that transcends traditional verbal therapy. Through the expressive use of art materials and dialogue, it unlocks profound insights and
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Adriana Amorim
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Adriana Amorim. I have worked with individuals suffering from a number of difficulties and challenges including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement & loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, amongst others.
My name is Adriana Amorim. I have worked with individuals suffering from a number of difficulties and challenges including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement & loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, amongst others.
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Dr George A Georgiou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a chartered psychologist, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been a Programme Director and a Senior Lecturer on a number of doctorate programmes including the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology where I taught cognitive behavioural therapy. I am currently working in the NHS offering psychological interventions to those experience acute distress.
I am a chartered psychologist, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been a Programme Director and a Senior Lecturer on a number of doctorate programmes including the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology where I taught cognitive behavioural therapy. I am currently working in the NHS offering psychological interventions to those experience acute distress.
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Jinny Gupta
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
You may have been feeling stuck or hopeless for a while, and have tried many different things to change your situation. Your issues may be related to low mood, feelings of irritation, depression, anxiety, relationship with food or body image, self-esteem, people pleasing tendencies, procrastination, bullying, feeling lost in relationship or work. You may be coming to therapy for the first time and are a bit unsure, or you may have tried it before and not had much luck. You are curious to see if you can finally find the right therapist who understands what you're going through, and can help provide some relief from your symptoms.
You may have been feeling stuck or hopeless for a while, and have tried many different things to change your situation. Your issues may be related to low mood, feelings of irritation, depression, anxiety, relationship with food or body image, self-esteem, people pleasing tendencies, procrastination, bullying, feeling lost in relationship or work. You may be coming to therapy for the first time and are a bit unsure, or you may have tried it before and not had much luck. You are curious to see if you can finally find the right therapist who understands what you're going through, and can help provide some relief from your symptoms.
020 3987 1733 View 020 3987 1733
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Florence Marston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties or if you have a history of trauma, therapy can be a safe way to explore your suffering in a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment. My aim is to help you understand, accept and trust yourself and, ultimately, recognise that you have the resources to manage life's difficulties and uncertainties. Some of our current struggles come from the emotional injuries we sustained earlier in life and these need careful, gentle attention so that healing can happen. So, together we will tend to focus both on your current issues and on examining the past.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties or if you have a history of trauma, therapy can be a safe way to explore your suffering in a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment. My aim is to help you understand, accept and trust yourself and, ultimately, recognise that you have the resources to manage life's difficulties and uncertainties. Some of our current struggles come from the emotional injuries we sustained earlier in life and these need careful, gentle attention so that healing can happen. So, together we will tend to focus both on your current issues and on examining the past.
020 3701 7924 View 020 3701 7924
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Julia Mair
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maybe a particular event, crisis, or relationship has brought you here. Maybe you don't have a clear reason but feel frustrated or despondent or simply sense that something is 'off'. Whether you feel your difficulties are specific or vague, together we can look at what brings you to therapy and what needs to change so that life is more manageable and enjoyable. My style is warm, engaging, and I practise in a sensitive and thoughtful way. I have completed a rigorous training and I am a fully qualified integrative therapist. Alongside general practice, I specialise in supporting clients who work in the creative industries.
Maybe a particular event, crisis, or relationship has brought you here. Maybe you don't have a clear reason but feel frustrated or despondent or simply sense that something is 'off'. Whether you feel your difficulties are specific or vague, together we can look at what brings you to therapy and what needs to change so that life is more manageable and enjoyable. My style is warm, engaging, and I practise in a sensitive and thoughtful way. I have completed a rigorous training and I am a fully qualified integrative therapist. Alongside general practice, I specialise in supporting clients who work in the creative industries.
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Basak Jeffreys
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
We live in a challenging world. There are times in our lives when we must endure pain, stress and loss whilst holding our business and personal lives together. Some people choose to work through their issues alone, perhaps considering reaching for help is as a sign of weakness. However, all healthy humans require personal connections. Talking with someone who has no relationship to your daily life, willing to listen and understand your concerns can help. I understand the pressures of difficult emotions and circumstances.
We live in a challenging world. There are times in our lives when we must endure pain, stress and loss whilst holding our business and personal lives together. Some people choose to work through their issues alone, perhaps considering reaching for help is as a sign of weakness. However, all healthy humans require personal connections. Talking with someone who has no relationship to your daily life, willing to listen and understand your concerns can help. I understand the pressures of difficult emotions and circumstances.
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Lisa Cotter
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor offering a compassionate, relaxed and confidential space to explore current and past issues which may be impacting your life. I additionally hold a PhD in Psychology and have spent many years working across the NHS and private mental health services, as well as charitable organisations, bereavement services and the education sector. I have experience working with trauma, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, women’s health, cancer support, bereavement, youth and adolescent development, and eating disorders.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor offering a compassionate, relaxed and confidential space to explore current and past issues which may be impacting your life. I additionally hold a PhD in Psychology and have spent many years working across the NHS and private mental health services, as well as charitable organisations, bereavement services and the education sector. I have experience working with trauma, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, women’s health, cancer support, bereavement, youth and adolescent development, and eating disorders.
020 3871 8648 View 020 3871 8648
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Charlotte Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, anxious or depressed, therapy may be able to help. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy attempts to understand how early relationships and patterns of behaviour can affect and lead to difficulties later in life. Perhaps an immediate crisis or longer term feelings of unhappiness have brought you here; both are valid and may benefit from therapy. I can offer a calm, confidential and supportive space to help you try and understand why you are feeling a certain way, and together we can work to resolve any deeper issues.
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, anxious or depressed, therapy may be able to help. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy attempts to understand how early relationships and patterns of behaviour can affect and lead to difficulties later in life. Perhaps an immediate crisis or longer term feelings of unhappiness have brought you here; both are valid and may benefit from therapy. I can offer a calm, confidential and supportive space to help you try and understand why you are feeling a certain way, and together we can work to resolve any deeper issues.
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Renata P Andrade
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W4  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Renata – a location-independent Counselor and Brazilian Psychologist. Just like most of the people I work with, I’ve moved countries a few times, been figuring out how to raise my kids internationally, and met a few obstacles to continuing my career as we moved around. Some people come for a more profound healing journey. Others, for work more focused on a specific aspect of their lives, like their career, a recent loss, or after an overwhelming life event like divorce, medical diagnosis, or moving.
Hi, I’m Renata – a location-independent Counselor and Brazilian Psychologist. Just like most of the people I work with, I’ve moved countries a few times, been figuring out how to raise my kids internationally, and met a few obstacles to continuing my career as we moved around. Some people come for a more profound healing journey. Others, for work more focused on a specific aspect of their lives, like their career, a recent loss, or after an overwhelming life event like divorce, medical diagnosis, or moving.
020 3835 2539 View 020 3835 2539
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Dr Catharine Hunt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society, I aim to think with my clients about their current challenges and also about their hopes for the future. I offer compassionate psychological support, tailored to suit the needs of each individual. I approach each client gently and respectfully in order to identify helpful ways of working together, which will assist them in reaching their potential. If you are experiencing overwhelming emotions or you simply feel that you have lost direction, please feel free to make contact.
As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society, I aim to think with my clients about their current challenges and also about their hopes for the future. I offer compassionate psychological support, tailored to suit the needs of each individual. I approach each client gently and respectfully in order to identify helpful ways of working together, which will assist them in reaching their potential. If you are experiencing overwhelming emotions or you simply feel that you have lost direction, please feel free to make contact.
020 8016 3927 View 020 8016 3927
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Tanya Kuznetsova
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I combine my 25 years of corporate experience in business and senior HR roles, my MBA, and my psychotherapy training to support busy professionals with their psychological difficulties in work and personal lives. I offer therapy and coaching to help people resolve or/and learn to manage their issues and find a way forward. I also utilise EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which is a unique, evidence based, powerful therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. You can learn more about me and how I work on my website www.tktherapy.co.uk.
I combine my 25 years of corporate experience in business and senior HR roles, my MBA, and my psychotherapy training to support busy professionals with their psychological difficulties in work and personal lives. I offer therapy and coaching to help people resolve or/and learn to manage their issues and find a way forward. I also utilise EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which is a unique, evidence based, powerful therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. You can learn more about me and how I work on my website www.tktherapy.co.uk.
020 8159 1003 View 020 8159 1003
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Irene Jermoli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are suffering because of a bereavement or a loss in your life (a breakup, chronic illness, infertility, miscarriage, financial instability), feeling sad about your present state or anxious about the future, I can help you go through your emotional and psychological difficulties, exploring together patterns and how these can be changed, so you can live your present with joy and love for yourself and the people you care about most. My extensive experience and warm approach has helped many people to live a fulfilled life, finding purpose and grow around their losses.
If you are suffering because of a bereavement or a loss in your life (a breakup, chronic illness, infertility, miscarriage, financial instability), feeling sad about your present state or anxious about the future, I can help you go through your emotional and psychological difficulties, exploring together patterns and how these can be changed, so you can live your present with joy and love for yourself and the people you care about most. My extensive experience and warm approach has helped many people to live a fulfilled life, finding purpose and grow around their losses.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W4

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in W4 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
71% Bereavement
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aviva
73% AXA PPP
66% Vitality

How Counsellors in W4 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W4?

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.