Counselling in WC1N

Photo of Dr Morvwen Duncan, Psychologist in WC1N, England
Dr Morvwen Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Erica Eassom
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
I can help if you're struggling in your relationship to yourself or those around you. This might include feeling repeatedly let down, rejected, abandoned; feeling depressed, anxious, ashamed as well as self-critical; lacking in intimacy and trust or even fearing others. I can also help if you have been affected by past trauma. You might struggle with food and eating, self-harming or experience unstable emotions as well as substance abuse. You might have difficulty asserting yourself or consistently finding yourself in vulnerable situations and problematic relationships and have difficulty establishing long-term relationships.
I can help if you're struggling in your relationship to yourself or those around you. This might include feeling repeatedly let down, rejected, abandoned; feeling depressed, anxious, ashamed as well as self-critical; lacking in intimacy and trust or even fearing others. I can also help if you have been affected by past trauma. You might struggle with food and eating, self-harming or experience unstable emotions as well as substance abuse. You might have difficulty asserting yourself or consistently finding yourself in vulnerable situations and problematic relationships and have difficulty establishing long-term relationships.
020 8051 7910 View 020 8051 7910
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The Spectrum Clinic
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
020 3667 9039 View 020 3667 9039
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Dr Gary Burgess
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with children, adolescents, young adults and families. When emotional problems arise it can be difficult to acknowledge them and know where to turn. Your search for help, for yourself or for your child, may have begun with difficulties in relationships or feeling stuck, lost, overwhelmed or frustrated. I seek to understand these feelings and understand them as signposts to underlying challenges. I work at multiple levels to affect change and aim to help you have an increased sense of freedom and enjoyment in individual and/or family life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with children, adolescents, young adults and families. When emotional problems arise it can be difficult to acknowledge them and know where to turn. Your search for help, for yourself or for your child, may have begun with difficulties in relationships or feeling stuck, lost, overwhelmed or frustrated. I seek to understand these feelings and understand them as signposts to underlying challenges. I work at multiple levels to affect change and aim to help you have an increased sense of freedom and enjoyment in individual and/or family life.
020 8106 5348 View 020 8106 5348
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Graham Johnston
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London WC1N  (Online Only)
I offer evidence-based therapy and coaching. I will help you challenge the way you think about your life, and to behave in new ways. We won’t just talk about the causes of your problems, like a lot of therapy. I tend to work with successful people who on the surface are doing OK, but underneath are really struggling. I'm not the expert on how you should live your life; but I can help and guide you towards feeling better and living the life you want. I've co-written the book on what the evidence shows makes up the best therapy – A Straight Talking Introduction to Therapy. So, you can be reassured you're in good hands.
I offer evidence-based therapy and coaching. I will help you challenge the way you think about your life, and to behave in new ways. We won’t just talk about the causes of your problems, like a lot of therapy. I tend to work with successful people who on the surface are doing OK, but underneath are really struggling. I'm not the expert on how you should live your life; but I can help and guide you towards feeling better and living the life you want. I've co-written the book on what the evidence shows makes up the best therapy – A Straight Talking Introduction to Therapy. So, you can be reassured you're in good hands.
020 3835 3668 View 020 3835 3668
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Sona Kaur
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
I am a Clinical Psychologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. I also currently run my own private practice in London. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have experience working with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) and complex trauma.
I am a Clinical Psychologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. I also currently run my own private practice in London. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have experience working with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) and complex trauma.
020 4538 8166 View 020 4538 8166
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Sandro @ Crystal Layers Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT General
Verified
2 Endorsed
London WC1N
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
020 3597 6732 View 020 3597 6732
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Dr Roxanne Barrett
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
London WC1N  (Online Only)
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience of working within a range of psychological services within the NHS. I have worked across both mental and physical health settings and I am experienced in working with a range of psychological difficulties such as depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. I have an interest in working with individuals who are struggling with long term physical health conditions, as well as issues relating to pregnancy and the postpartum period. My overriding goal is to support clients to move their lives in the direction they personally feel is most meaningful and rewarding.
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience of working within a range of psychological services within the NHS. I have worked across both mental and physical health settings and I am experienced in working with a range of psychological difficulties such as depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. I have an interest in working with individuals who are struggling with long term physical health conditions, as well as issues relating to pregnancy and the postpartum period. My overriding goal is to support clients to move their lives in the direction they personally feel is most meaningful and rewarding.
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Dr Suzanna Chojnacki
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
I am a Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private practice. At the heart of my practice is cultivating a warm relationship with my clients that allows them to feel heard, validated & respected. I aim to help them develop a deep and practical understanding of their struggles & a focus on the steps needed to make change. I have expertise in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, burnout, health issues, bereavement & family strain. I additionally have a particular interest in exploring sex, sexual health and sexuality. I have worked extensively and affirmatively with LGBTQI+ communities.
I am a Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private practice. At the heart of my practice is cultivating a warm relationship with my clients that allows them to feel heard, validated & respected. I aim to help them develop a deep and practical understanding of their struggles & a focus on the steps needed to make change. I have expertise in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, burnout, health issues, bereavement & family strain. I additionally have a particular interest in exploring sex, sexual health and sexuality. I have worked extensively and affirmatively with LGBTQI+ communities.
020 3974 2713 View 020 3974 2713
Photo of Jonathan Hugo Edwards, Psychotherapist in WC1N, England
Jonathan Hugo Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
London WC1N
With over 25 years of experience, ranging from addiction through to sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, anger and numbness, I'd like to support you. In recent years I have moved my work focus to integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) as I find this way of working empowering to the client, engaging and highly effective. It may be you hear a loud critical voice inside or joy and fun may be fleeting or missing, you might like to access them again (or for the first time!). If your goal is a compassionate, connected, creative Self then maybe Internal Family systems be what you are looking for in therapy.
With over 25 years of experience, ranging from addiction through to sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, anger and numbness, I'd like to support you. In recent years I have moved my work focus to integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) as I find this way of working empowering to the client, engaging and highly effective. It may be you hear a loud critical voice inside or joy and fun may be fleeting or missing, you might like to access them again (or for the first time!). If your goal is a compassionate, connected, creative Self then maybe Internal Family systems be what you are looking for in therapy.
07989 444563 View 07989 444563
Photo of Fiona Coates Therapy, Counsellor in WC1N, England
Fiona Coates Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
London WC1N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, registered with the BACP. I work with individuals and with couples for short term and long term periods. I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to talk and explore the challenges they are facing and how this impacts their life. I respect the individuality of my clients, their experience and capacity to decide and choose their own destiny. You may have a goal or outcome you'd like to achieve, but often you may not, and this is okay. I work relationally and believe the supportive and trusting relationship between myself and my clients helps facilitate change and a way forward.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, registered with the BACP. I work with individuals and with couples for short term and long term periods. I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to talk and explore the challenges they are facing and how this impacts their life. I respect the individuality of my clients, their experience and capacity to decide and choose their own destiny. You may have a goal or outcome you'd like to achieve, but often you may not, and this is okay. I work relationally and believe the supportive and trusting relationship between myself and my clients helps facilitate change and a way forward.
020 3823 6181 View 020 3823 6181
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CBT & Couples Therapy at LCAP
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London WC1N
We offer help informed by the most recent research, to relieve distress, improve your life, and achieve your potential. We are trained in a range of therapies, to offer you an evidence-based approach, tailored to your needs. We set up the London Centre for Applied Psychology because we believe that getting help when you feel overwhelmed should be as normal as going to your GP when you have a persistent cough, or unexplained pain. Therapy and coaching work: the overall effect size for therapy is larger than the success rate for flu vaccines; and 75 percent of people who come to therapy are better off than those who don’t.
We offer help informed by the most recent research, to relieve distress, improve your life, and achieve your potential. We are trained in a range of therapies, to offer you an evidence-based approach, tailored to your needs. We set up the London Centre for Applied Psychology because we believe that getting help when you feel overwhelmed should be as normal as going to your GP when you have a persistent cough, or unexplained pain. Therapy and coaching work: the overall effect size for therapy is larger than the success rate for flu vaccines; and 75 percent of people who come to therapy are better off than those who don’t.
020 3835 2589 View 020 3835 2589
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Lynn Hyde
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London WC1N
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
020 4538 3299 View 020 4538 3299
Photo of Michael Bloomfield, Psychiatrist in WC1N, England
Michael Bloomfield
Psychiatrist, PhD
Verified
London WC1N
Dr Bloomfield can help across a range of mental health problems including: Feeling low, problems sleeping, feeling very worried, feeling nervous around other people, having unwanted thoughts or images, doing things a particular way or over and over again until it “feels right”, panic attacks, being scared and avoiding certain situations, hearing voices, feeling like someone or something is trying to harm you, unwanted memories or bad dreams after a sad or bad event, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, or relationship problems including problems forming and maintaining stable relationships with other people.
Dr Bloomfield can help across a range of mental health problems including: Feeling low, problems sleeping, feeling very worried, feeling nervous around other people, having unwanted thoughts or images, doing things a particular way or over and over again until it “feels right”, panic attacks, being scared and avoiding certain situations, hearing voices, feeling like someone or something is trying to harm you, unwanted memories or bad dreams after a sad or bad event, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, or relationship problems including problems forming and maintaining stable relationships with other people.
020 4538 0554 View 020 4538 0554
Photo of Simon Kasprowicz, Psychotherapist in WC1N, England
Simon Kasprowicz
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
London WC1N
The challenges and choices we all face in our lives are as unique as we are. We all have our own paths, problems, opportunities and solutions. Whatever brought you here today, therapy can help you find the path that is right for you.
The challenges and choices we all face in our lives are as unique as we are. We all have our own paths, problems, opportunities and solutions. Whatever brought you here today, therapy can help you find the path that is right for you.
020 3962 0871 View 020 3962 0871
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Attuned Psychology and Psychiatry
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in a national specialist CAMHS trauma service. My work within this team, specialist inpatient and outpatient CAMHS, as well as in adult mental health services, has given me experience in supporting adults, children, and young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Through my training I have developed high-level knowledge of the theory and practice of both CBT including CFT, ACT, DBT and trauma-focussed CBT, and systemic approaches. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in a national specialist CAMHS trauma service. My work within this team, specialist inpatient and outpatient CAMHS, as well as in adult mental health services, has given me experience in supporting adults, children, and young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Through my training I have developed high-level knowledge of the theory and practice of both CBT including CFT, ACT, DBT and trauma-focussed CBT, and systemic approaches. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
020 3828 7637 View 020 3828 7637
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Xenia Watson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
London WC1N
I cannot imagine an ideal client, each person is so unique. At the moment most of my clients suffer with anxiety or depression, a lack of confidence in themselves. But the needs are similar, a desire to become autonomous, to find a new direction and a self belief, to feel able and capable and change their outlook. To blend different therapies to suit individuals needs according to their personalities.
I cannot imagine an ideal client, each person is so unique. At the moment most of my clients suffer with anxiety or depression, a lack of confidence in themselves. But the needs are similar, a desire to become autonomous, to find a new direction and a self belief, to feel able and capable and change their outlook. To blend different therapies to suit individuals needs according to their personalities.
0115 647 0249 View 0115 647 0249
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Sal Jefferies Coaching
London WC1N
Feeling stuck, stressed and exhausted is bad for you, your health and your work. But it doesn’t have to be like this. These feelings are signals that it's time to change. With the right guidance and support, you can think and feel differently about yourself and life. It all starts in the mind. I integrate psychology, human behaviour, body intelligence to create the conditions for change. I work with people who think deeply and feel deeply and ready to change. If you'd like to learn more about how I could help you, please reach out . You can also listen to my podcast - search Apple or Spotify for 'Mindset, Mood & Movement'.
Feeling stuck, stressed and exhausted is bad for you, your health and your work. But it doesn’t have to be like this. These feelings are signals that it's time to change. With the right guidance and support, you can think and feel differently about yourself and life. It all starts in the mind. I integrate psychology, human behaviour, body intelligence to create the conditions for change. I work with people who think deeply and feel deeply and ready to change. If you'd like to learn more about how I could help you, please reach out . You can also listen to my podcast - search Apple or Spotify for 'Mindset, Mood & Movement'.
01273 092394 View 01273 092394
Photo of Wanderley Santos, Psychotherapist in WC1N, England
Wanderley Santos
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
London WC1N
In some moments in our lives, we need professional help when we can’t deal with difficult feelings alone. In these situations, it doesn’t matter if you are not feeling ready to start therapy. The most important thing is to be with someone you feel comfortable enough to express your concerns and feelings.​ I am here to work with you regardless of your emotional difficulties. I specialise in working with various emotional issues as well as considering how various elements, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, nationality, disability, religion, age and others, can affect a person’s wellbeing.
In some moments in our lives, we need professional help when we can’t deal with difficult feelings alone. In these situations, it doesn’t matter if you are not feeling ready to start therapy. The most important thing is to be with someone you feel comfortable enough to express your concerns and feelings.​ I am here to work with you regardless of your emotional difficulties. I specialise in working with various emotional issues as well as considering how various elements, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, nationality, disability, religion, age and others, can affect a person’s wellbeing.
020 8103 8586 View 020 8103 8586
Photo of Dr Jennifer Stock, Psychologist in WC1N, England
Dr Jennifer Stock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London WC1N  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Is anxiety, procrastination or lack of confidence getting in the way of you living the life you want? Would you like to better understand your thoughts and emotions? Build on your coping skills? Improve your mood? Be more compassionate towards yourself and others? I work with people to help them gain an understanding of the difficulties they are facing and what will help. I use evidence based therapy approaches which I adapt to each individual and their needs. I am experienced in working with anxiety, OCD, trauma, depression and unusual experiences including hearing voices and hallucinations etc
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Is anxiety, procrastination or lack of confidence getting in the way of you living the life you want? Would you like to better understand your thoughts and emotions? Build on your coping skills? Improve your mood? Be more compassionate towards yourself and others? I work with people to help them gain an understanding of the difficulties they are facing and what will help. I use evidence based therapy approaches which I adapt to each individual and their needs. I am experienced in working with anxiety, OCD, trauma, depression and unusual experiences including hearing voices and hallucinations etc
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WC1N

20+

Average cost per session

£110

Counsellors in WC1N who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
87% Depression
87% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
90% WPA
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in WC1N see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

51% Female
40% Male
9% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WC1N?

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.