Counselling in Central London, London

Photo of Kelly Dickson - Dr Kelly Dickson, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Kelly Dickson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1A
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
020 3962 0347 View 020 3962 0347
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Steven McFarlane
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC2R
Sometimes things in life can start to seem overwhelming; the useful strategies of the past may not be as helpful as they used to; we can find ourselves lost and unsure. This can often lead to added, despair, anxiety, and self-criticism. It can often seem hard to see a way out or to ask for help. You may need someone to listen without judgement and provide insights into understanding patterns in your life. You may also desire strategies to change your actions and the way that you think about things. The way to a fulfilling and valued life is available without a life-long commitment to therapy.
Sometimes things in life can start to seem overwhelming; the useful strategies of the past may not be as helpful as they used to; we can find ourselves lost and unsure. This can often lead to added, despair, anxiety, and self-criticism. It can often seem hard to see a way out or to ask for help. You may need someone to listen without judgement and provide insights into understanding patterns in your life. You may also desire strategies to change your actions and the way that you think about things. The way to a fulfilling and valued life is available without a life-long commitment to therapy.
020 3917 4985 View 020 3917 4985
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John Graham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
I am an integrative counsellor, and I am registered with the BACP. I provide an empathic, supportive space where you can feel safe to open up and feel seen and heard for who you are. I understand the pressures people can put upon themselves, which are unhelpful and can lead to damaging coping strategies. I will work with you to identify healthier ways of managing anxiety, low self-esteem and further underlying issues. I feel passionate in the potential of therapy to support you through difficult times in your life. Integrative counselling with John I have an integrative approach, meaning that I draw on several ways of working.
I am an integrative counsellor, and I am registered with the BACP. I provide an empathic, supportive space where you can feel safe to open up and feel seen and heard for who you are. I understand the pressures people can put upon themselves, which are unhelpful and can lead to damaging coping strategies. I will work with you to identify healthier ways of managing anxiety, low self-esteem and further underlying issues. I feel passionate in the potential of therapy to support you through difficult times in your life. Integrative counselling with John I have an integrative approach, meaning that I draw on several ways of working.
020 4538 7398 View 020 4538 7398
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Dr Paul Kong
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1V
Over 20 years of rich clinical experience. Long track record of serving patients with mental health problems in public hospitals in Hong Kong and held the role of Adult Psychiatry Service Team In-charge. Skilled in assessing and treating a wide variety of psychological problems of adolescents and adults, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction problem, eating disorders, couple relationship problem, emotional and stress problems, etc. Appointed as Guest Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Over 20 years of rich clinical experience. Long track record of serving patients with mental health problems in public hospitals in Hong Kong and held the role of Adult Psychiatry Service Team In-charge. Skilled in assessing and treating a wide variety of psychological problems of adolescents and adults, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction problem, eating disorders, couple relationship problem, emotional and stress problems, etc. Appointed as Guest Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
020 4538 3071 View 020 4538 3071
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Vince Perri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1X
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, pefectionism, ADHD, obsessive thoughts, stress, relationship and sexuality-related difficulties, loneliness and loss of direction in life. When feeling disoriented and troubled by any of these issues, the stable support of someone on our side can help to bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore ways of dealing with them.
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, pefectionism, ADHD, obsessive thoughts, stress, relationship and sexuality-related difficulties, loneliness and loss of direction in life. When feeling disoriented and troubled by any of these issues, the stable support of someone on our side can help to bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore ways of dealing with them.
020 3872 2930 View 020 3872 2930
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Michelle Williams - The Blackbird Clinic
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2M
Anxiety and burnout can make you feel stuck, but there is hope. I believe that recovery from adversity stimulates you to grow and to fulfil your full potential. My job is to help you to get back on your feet as quickly as possible and give you the tools to feel confident about your future. We will be a good fit if you are interested in: - a collaborative approach to therapy; - evidence-based treatment in an easily understandable and accessible way; - a professional who challenges you and is engaged and doesn’t sit back and nod; - open mind.
Anxiety and burnout can make you feel stuck, but there is hope. I believe that recovery from adversity stimulates you to grow and to fulfil your full potential. My job is to help you to get back on your feet as quickly as possible and give you the tools to feel confident about your future. We will be a good fit if you are interested in: - a collaborative approach to therapy; - evidence-based treatment in an easily understandable and accessible way; - a professional who challenges you and is engaged and doesn’t sit back and nod; - open mind.
07999 979821 View 07999 979821
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James Angel
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
​I believe that psychotherapy has the potential to get to the root of distress. Through a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship, we can come to understand ourselves better and live with more fulfilment, freedom and self-acceptance. Having been in therapy myself, I know first-hand that the process and effects can be profound. Part of this means looking at how experiences and relationships from earlier in your life are affecting things now. And part of this means learning to be with your present-day experience in a different way – becoming more mindful and curious about your emotions, your mind and your body.
​I believe that psychotherapy has the potential to get to the root of distress. Through a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship, we can come to understand ourselves better and live with more fulfilment, freedom and self-acceptance. Having been in therapy myself, I know first-hand that the process and effects can be profound. Part of this means looking at how experiences and relationships from earlier in your life are affecting things now. And part of this means learning to be with your present-day experience in a different way – becoming more mindful and curious about your emotions, your mind and your body.
020 4538 2960 View 020 4538 2960
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Ruth Brenner Ungar
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1X
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with many years of experience working with a diverse range of people and whatever they choose to bring to their therapy. Are you feeling like it's time to change the things that feel unhelpful and hinder your enjoyment of daily life? Working together, we can look at the past and the events in it which now inform your present. I work collaboratively, led by you, with warmth and an open attitude. I believe in helping you feel seen and heard - really listened to, perhaps in way you have not previously experienced.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with many years of experience working with a diverse range of people and whatever they choose to bring to their therapy. Are you feeling like it's time to change the things that feel unhelpful and hinder your enjoyment of daily life? Working together, we can look at the past and the events in it which now inform your present. I work collaboratively, led by you, with warmth and an open attitude. I believe in helping you feel seen and heard - really listened to, perhaps in way you have not previously experienced.
020 3909 6478 View 020 3909 6478
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Milo Brandon - Integrative Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1H
Are you experiencing the symptoms of trauma: flashbacks, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, anger, disrupted relationships and difficulties in your working life? Perhaps, you are suffering with disrupted sleep, dissociation (mental and physical). Maybe you have lived with some of these symptoms for a long time and have grown to consider them normal. You may now be at the point where you want to and feel able to do something about this because you want to get on and enjoy your life.
Are you experiencing the symptoms of trauma: flashbacks, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, anger, disrupted relationships and difficulties in your working life? Perhaps, you are suffering with disrupted sleep, dissociation (mental and physical). Maybe you have lived with some of these symptoms for a long time and have grown to consider them normal. You may now be at the point where you want to and feel able to do something about this because you want to get on and enjoy your life.
020 8138 8872 View 020 8138 8872
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Maggie Tambala
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2A  (Online Only)
I work with clients presenting a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, bereavement, loss, relationships, mental health. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of different therapeutic methods designed to meet your personal needs whilst allowing me to gain an understanding of the world from your unique perspective. Together we are able to build a confidential relationship in which you can feel safe, heard and understood, where you can share your problems, see them more clearly and develop better ways of coping with them.
I work with clients presenting a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, bereavement, loss, relationships, mental health. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of different therapeutic methods designed to meet your personal needs whilst allowing me to gain an understanding of the world from your unique perspective. Together we are able to build a confidential relationship in which you can feel safe, heard and understood, where you can share your problems, see them more clearly and develop better ways of coping with them.
020 4538 4918 View 020 4538 4918
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Dr Claudia, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC2A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
020 4538 5521 View 020 4538 5521
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Joanna Wajszczuk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC3V
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
020 3984 9798 View 020 3984 9798
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Working Through
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2M
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
020 8103 5619 View 020 8103 5619
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Shamiso Mazaiwana
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1Y  (Online Only)
***I currently have 4 low cost spaces available from January for students. Please contact me directly for more information.*** I provide counselling and support people who experience mental challenges both face to face and through telephone counselling. I have worked with and supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, pregnancy issues/complications, hoarding disorder, and OCD. I provide CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centered, Psychodynamic, Relational.
***I currently have 4 low cost spaces available from January for students. Please contact me directly for more information.*** I provide counselling and support people who experience mental challenges both face to face and through telephone counselling. I have worked with and supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, pregnancy issues/complications, hoarding disorder, and OCD. I provide CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centered, Psychodynamic, Relational.
020 4538 7954 View 020 4538 7954
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Pawan Dhillon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
I am an integrative counsellor offering Psychodynamic and Person Centered therapy. You might be seeking support because you could be experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and or just trying to make sense of what is going on. I know that seeking help and speaking about it might not be easy. Some of us perhaps never experienced being helped. A simple act of saying ‘No’ feels like one step away from disaster. My work with you will explore the emotions that you are going through, enabling you to find your voice and meaning in life
I am an integrative counsellor offering Psychodynamic and Person Centered therapy. You might be seeking support because you could be experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and or just trying to make sense of what is going on. I know that seeking help and speaking about it might not be easy. Some of us perhaps never experienced being helped. A simple act of saying ‘No’ feels like one step away from disaster. My work with you will explore the emotions that you are going through, enabling you to find your voice and meaning in life
020 3897 0627 View 020 3897 0627
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Mina De Pasquale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2R
Counselling is a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs or experiences over a period of time with the support of a trained listener. It is a non-judgmental, safe space, which helps to be able to reflect what is happening in your life and find alternative ways of handling them. Talking it through with a trusted counsellor helps to develop self-awareness and insight into how a person relates both to themselves and to those around them, along with finding new methods of dealing with everyday life experiences.
Counselling is a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs or experiences over a period of time with the support of a trained listener. It is a non-judgmental, safe space, which helps to be able to reflect what is happening in your life and find alternative ways of handling them. Talking it through with a trusted counsellor helps to develop self-awareness and insight into how a person relates both to themselves and to those around them, along with finding new methods of dealing with everyday life experiences.
07401 248158 View 07401 248158
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Amana van Staden
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1A
My approach is one of deep listening to what you bring. I offer gentle and caring support coupled with the belief in your inherent ability to heal. I work collaboratively, not giving advice but offering alternative perspectives and possibilities, interpretations, and a sense of containment and emotional holding. I believe that sustainable and safe change takes time and I follow the pace set by the client and work within their window of tolerance, which may change from session to session.
My approach is one of deep listening to what you bring. I offer gentle and caring support coupled with the belief in your inherent ability to heal. I work collaboratively, not giving advice but offering alternative perspectives and possibilities, interpretations, and a sense of containment and emotional holding. I believe that sustainable and safe change takes time and I follow the pace set by the client and work within their window of tolerance, which may change from session to session.
020 3376 6172 View 020 3376 6172
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Matthew Barnard
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2A  (Online Only)
Hello. I passionately believe that to achieve a successful outcome in counselling, a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential. My approach is collaborative and client-centred to work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I primarily use a psychodynamic therapy model in my work. This approach differs from other psychotherapies as it focuses on making sense of your current difficulty and the feelings, thoughts and associated memories that may have brought you to your current situation.
Hello. I passionately believe that to achieve a successful outcome in counselling, a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential. My approach is collaborative and client-centred to work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I primarily use a psychodynamic therapy model in my work. This approach differs from other psychotherapies as it focuses on making sense of your current difficulty and the feelings, thoughts and associated memories that may have brought you to your current situation.
020 3667 1671 View 020 3667 1671
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Dr Lisa Morgan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V  (Online Only)
JUNE 2024 - I have immediate availability for individual adult clients. My name is Lisa, an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with HCPC. I've worked in psychology roles since 2004 and completed my Clinical Doctoral training in 2011. I can help with anxiety, depression, OCD, health concerns, sleep issues, stress, loss of direction, change of life circumstances, struggles with the past, with grief, or anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or too preoccupied to function as you want to be. I recognise the responsibility of meeting with a person who is feeling vulnerable and I consider it a privilege to do this work.
JUNE 2024 - I have immediate availability for individual adult clients. My name is Lisa, an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with HCPC. I've worked in psychology roles since 2004 and completed my Clinical Doctoral training in 2011. I can help with anxiety, depression, OCD, health concerns, sleep issues, stress, loss of direction, change of life circumstances, struggles with the past, with grief, or anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or too preoccupied to function as you want to be. I recognise the responsibility of meeting with a person who is feeling vulnerable and I consider it a privilege to do this work.
020 3535 6499 View 020 3535 6499
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Torstein Stapley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2M
I specialise in anxiety presentations including OCD, phobia's, social anxiety, panic disorder and PTSD. I also work regularly with depression, addiction and eating related presentations and a range of other difficulties.
I specialise in anxiety presentations including OCD, phobia's, social anxiety, panic disorder and PTSD. I also work regularly with depression, addiction and eating related presentations and a range of other difficulties.
020 3870 6664 View 020 3870 6664

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Central London, London

1,000+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Central London, London who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
66% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Central London, London see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Central London, London?

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 Therapist 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 Therapist 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.