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Psychotherapists in London

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Psychotherapy in London can help you overcome emotional issues that affect your life. 

98% of our clients continue to take therapy with us and would recommend Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO) to others. 

Reach out to a psychotherapist today!

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Select a Psychotherapist

Watch short videos and read the full profiles, specialisations, and expertise of psychotherapists in the UK to find the best fit. 

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Schedule Your Session

Click the ‘Book a Session’ button on a Therapist’s profile and select the date and modality. Book a session after viewing the price and availability of your Therapist. 

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Begin Your Therapy

Fill out the Intake Form with your presenting problems and goals for therapy. You will work with your psychotherapist on a personalised Therapeutic Plan.

Why Psychotherapy With TYHO?​

Connect with our online psychotherapists in London, known for their commitment to client-centred care.

Experienced Psychotherapists

All TYHO psychotherapists in London have a minimum of a master's in counselling or psychology and are well-equipped with approaches such as narrative therapy.

Personalised Therapy Plans

Psychotherapists provide tailored therapy through psychological assessments and therapy homework and share their clinical impressions to track your progress.

Inclusive Psychotherapists

Meet expert psychotherapists in London who use a queer-affirmative and trauma-informed lens to conduct online therapy sessions.

Accessible Service

Our platform is user-friendly, and you can access all TYHO features – including keeping in touch with your psychotherapist – in one place. You don’t need another app.

Ongoing Support

Psychotherapists offer short-term and long-term counselling to help solve your immediate concerns or chronic issues such as social anxiety.

Uncompromising Privacy

We use strict privacy guidelines to keep all your information confidential. Your psychotherapists maintain complete confidentiality during online sessions.

Psychotherapy in the UK: Introduction

1) What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a space where mental health professionals such as psychotherapists and psychologists help you work through your problems. 

At TYHO, psychotherapists in London apply scientific therapeutic tools such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you learn healthy coping mechanisms, develop effective habits, and learn to overcome emotional distress.

Other types of talk therapies your psychotherapist may use include interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

During sessions, you will work with one of TYHO’s expert psychotherapists and initially focus on building a positive therapeutic environment and relationship.

To do so, you may exchange conversations and engage in open dialogue. In fact, TYHO psychotherapists are highly empathetic and understanding – so you will have objective, unconditional, and non-judgmental support. 

Together with your Therapist, you may focus on identifying unhelpful thoughts, exploring negative childhood experiences and how they impact your current life, and learning how to manage your feelings and thoughts effectively. 

Psychotherapy is highly effective not only in working on solutions for the issue that brought you in but also in learning skills and tools that you can apply to better cope with problems that may arise in the future. 

2) Who benefits from psychotherapy?

At TYHO, we provide therapy services to individuals, families, children, couples, and nearly anyone who may need help at any stage of their life. 

Our online psychotherapists in London have experience working with different age groups and people from different cultures and backgrounds. 

You can seek help with us if you are based in the UK or from anywhere worldwide – including therapy in Birmingham and Manchester.

Please visit each psychotherapist’s complete profile and see the sections ‘Issues Therapist Can Help With’ and ‘Therapeutic Approaches’. 

Under the sections, you will find more information about what kind of services your shortlisted Therapist in London provides and what approaches they have training and expertise in.

Many people are often reluctant to try therapy simply because they believe that their issue is not severe enough. 

Most times, even if you know that therapy is for everyone, you may feel nervous trying it out for yourself. 

However, overcoming your nervousness around therapy is worth it and can help you in the long term. If there is anything important enough or any time in your life when you feel stuck or unhappy, psychotherapy at TYHO can help you. 

TYHO clients most commonly seek therapy with us for issues such as:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Low moods (eg depression or mood swings)
  • Anxiety
  • Personal or work-related stress
  • Anger management

On the other hand, we also have clients who wish to improve their self-awareness and lifestyle. 

Most also seek help for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Hence, almost everyone – regardless of their issues and age – could benefit from psychotherapy. 

3) What are the different kinds of psychotherapy?

At TYHO, our psychotherapists in the UK have expertise in several different kinds of psychotherapy. Some of these include: 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema Therapy

Your psychotherapist may draw from one or more of the above therapeutic approaches. However, do note that the above list is not exhaustive. 

For example, if you seek help to improve your relationship, your psychotherapist may use Gottman’s Method. Similarly, TYHO Therapists may use expressive therapy to help children express their thoughts and emotions. 

Each theoretical model acts as a roadmap to help your Therapist understand your problems. The type of therapy approach you receive will depend on several factors, such as:

  • Your presenting problems
  • Your psychotherapist’s theoretical orientation and speciality
  • Current psychological research
  • Your personality and needs for therapy
  • What works best for your situation

Your psychotherapist’s style of conducting therapy sessions may also depend on the kind of approach they use. 

For example, if your Therapist uses CBT, your sessions may have a more practical approach to treatment. 

You may be asked to engage in certain therapeutic exercises or activities to understand your thought patterns. During CBT, you may also have therapy homework that you will be expected to work on outside therapy.

On the other hand, if your psychotherapist uses ACT, your sessions may be a bit more conversational and flexible. 

During ACT, you may focus on discussing your early life experiences, trying to understand your problems, and reaching a state of acceptance through unconditional support from your Therapist. 

The style usually depends on what works best for you and what doesn’t. The most important thing to know about therapy is that you may have to be an active participant and talk openly to your psychotherapist about anything that may be bothering you. 

How Can Psychotherapy Help You?

What issues can psychotherapy help with?

TYHO psychotherapists can help people of all ages from all walks of life. You can seek therapy if you need a diagnosis, need help managing an existing condition, want to improve your life, or simply want to understand yourself and your life goals better. 

Although it is not possible to list out all the issues TYHO Therapists can help with, you can always visit individual psychotherapist’s profiles to see what issues they can help you with. 

Below is a list of the most common issues our psychotherapists in London can address:

  • Anxiety disorders: Including GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), social anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • Mood disorders: Such as major depressive disorder (clinical depression), bipolar disorder, and mood swings.
  • Relationship issues: Problems with partners, friends, or colleagues.
  • Depression: Consistent low mood and loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities.
  • Family conflicts and trauma: Issues you may face in relationships within the family and past traumatic events.
  • Substance abuse: Including addiction to alcohol, drugs, and non-substance things such as gambling and shopping.
  • Eating disorders: Including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and pica.
  • Unhealthy coping mechanisms, Such as self-harm or avoidance.
  • Personality disorders: Including BPD (borderline personality disorder) and narcissistic personality disorder.
  • Grief or loneliness: Feelings associated with loss or lack of companionship.
  • Chronic pain or physical illness: Ongoing health issues that affect daily life.
  • Bullying, discrimination, or harassment: Problems in social, educational, or professional environments.
  • Life transitions: Challenges related to significant life changes such as moving, job change, or retirement.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Characterised by repetitive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and actions (compulsions).
  • Intimacy & sex-related issues: Problems with sexual function (eg masturbating excessively), preference, or relationship dynamics.
  • Parental and caregiver stress: The stress associated with caring for children or ageing adults.
  • Elderly issues: Challenges specific to older age, such as isolation, loss of independence, and health concerns.
How should I prepare for therapy?

Once you have shortlisted an online psychotherapist in London, you can book a session with them from their profiles. 

Before starting therapy, you will be filling out the Intake Form and sections of a Therapeutic Plan. You can expect to fill in details such as:

  • Your expectations of your psychotherapist
  • Long-term therapy goals
  • Presenting problems

Additionally, you can prepare a list of questions to ask your Therapist, such as the duration of therapy, the psychotherapist’s therapeutic approach, and their experience with handling issues similar to yours. 

At TYHO, we also provide detailed information to improve your therapy experience with us. Try to go through the details about what you can expect from our psychotherapists and prepare yourself for the first session. 

You can brainstorm and list down all the issues you want to address during therapy. You can bring up these issues one at a time or give the list to your psychotherapist and work on them based on your needs and priorities. 

Similarly, if you have already been to therapy previously, try to think about what you liked, what worked at that time, and what didn’t. Your thoughts about therapy will also help your psychotherapist tailor the program to your unique needs. 

Keep an open mind and try to put in the effort from your side. Since therapy is a collaborative process, you will notice the most benefits when you work with your psychotherapist. 

Collaborating includes actively sharing your thoughts about their approach, finishing your therapy homework, being honest, and sharing feedback! 

What is therapy like?

During therapy, you can openly talk to your psychotherapist about your life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. 

Initially, your psychotherapist will focus on building a connection with you. To do so, you may have to answer several questions about your life. Some of these can include:

  • Your childhood experiences
  • Academic history 
  • Work background
  • Family medical and mental health history 
  • Past and current relationships
  • Perspective of yourself and the world around you

Your Therapist will get to know you through these questions. Try to be as honest as possible, as openness will set the foundation for what your therapy will look like in the following sessions. 

As you develop a positive therapeutic alliance (ie relationship with your psychotherapist) – you will then focus on setting clear and achievable goals. 

You can participate actively during therapy and talk about your needs and hopes for what you expect to achieve during the timeframe you set for yourself. 

After setting goals, your psychotherapist in the UK will equip you with therapeutic skills to improve your communication, coping skills, relationships, work performance, and more. 

If you are ever uncertain about the process, please feel free to ask questions – about your psychotherapist’s background, the types of issues they have handled, therapy styles, or anything that may help you ease your apprehensions. 

Your Therapist will decide the duration and frequency of therapy based on your requirements and goals. 

Be assured that all online audio and video sessions are highly confidential at TYHO. However, your Therapist may contact your loved ones if you are at risk of harming yourself or others around you.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to find an online therapist in London?

Note: On TYHO, we use the term ‘Therapists’ to collectively refer to psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists.

To find a TYHO psychotherapist in London, please visit this link – https://app.talkyourheartout.com/

Here, you can filter psychotherapists based on factors such as issues, gender, language, service type and medium. For example, if you prefer someone experienced with issues such as low self-esteem, you can select that issue from the drop-down list. 

The results will show you all the Therapists who can help you with that particular issue. 

Similarly, you can visit the psychotherapist’s profile to read about their qualifications, experience, specialisations, issues they can help with and their therapeutic approaches.

You can also watch short videos of Therapists to get to know them better. Lastly, try to read some of the client reviews on our reviews page to make an informed decision. 

You can also reach out to us via WhatsApp (click the icon on the bottom right corner of the TYHO website) or email us at [email protected] if you need help selecting a psychotherapist in the UK.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of therapy sessions you need may depend on:

  • Your issues
  • The intensity of your issues
  • Your therapy goals
  • Your psychotherapist’s recommendations
  • Life situations and problems that may arise later on

Your need for therapy may stay the same throughout or may keep constantly changing as you attend therapy regularly. 

The need changes because once you achieve a certain goal, you might start focusing on other issues in your life. 

You can take therapy with us for as long as you need. 

TYHO psychotherapists in London provide both short-term and long-term therapy. 

For example, if you need help with a current and temporary problem, such as conflict in the workplace or solving issues, such as financial disagreements in your romantic relationship, short-term therapy can help you. 

On the other hand, long-term therapy can help you explore your childhood experiences and their impact on your current life and help you better understand yourself and your thoughts.

Some people may start noticing the changes after only a few sessions and decide to stop therapy. In contrast, others may take longer to progress. Sometimes, people continue to seek therapy for years and later attend sessions only when they are in need of it. 

Hence, how many sessions you need entirely depends on your therapy goals. Try to have an open discussion with your psychotherapist about your preferences!

How do you pick the right psychotherapist?

The key point to remember while choosing a psychotherapist is the therapeutic alliance and your comfort levels. 

TYHO psychotherapists are all empathetic, non-judgmental, and open-minded. Hence, to decide if a Therapist is the right fit for you, try to ask them as many questions as possible. 

You can attend a few sessions to gauge how you feel. During these sessions, try to share about your therapy goals and needs.

If you find that you can easily talk about your issues and if you feel heard and seen – it means that your psychotherapist is also willing to work with you. 

The openness you share with your psychotherapist can help you create a strong and positive therapeutic relationship with them. 

However, if at any point you feel hesitant to share aspects of your life in therapy, please talk to your Therapist about it. It may take some time for you to feel at ease, and that is completely okay. 

If you do not see any progress, feel free to change your psychotherapist. Finding the right match can take some time, but prioritising a strong relationship with your Therapist can help set the foundation of therapy. 

What happens after psychotherapy ends?

After psychotherapy ends, you could visit your psychotherapist once in a while to monitor your progress and to see how you’re coping with life challenges. 

If you feel confident and ready to end therapy, you can wrap things up during that follow-up session. 

However, if you feel like you may need help with some issues or other problems that recently came up, you can continue to seek therapy.

Remember that therapy does not have a beginning and end. In other words, you can seek therapy after a few years, one month after your termination, or even after a few days of ending therapy. There are no rules when it comes to seeking help. 

It may be hard for us to predict when we need help or what turns our lives may take. After ending therapy, you may encounter a new situation you need help with. 

At that time, you can simply reach out to your counsellor in London again and book a session with them. 

Moreover, you do not need to wait for a crisis to come up to revisit your psychotherapist. Even long after therapy has ended, you can book a session if you simply want a ‘boost’ to reinforce the skills you learned in the previous session. 

In contrast, if you feel like you have solved your problems and your needs have been met, you can stop therapy anytime you want. 

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Still Contemplating Psychotherapy?

We completely understand! As you consider your options, feel free to engage with our supportive community at TYHO.

We regularly distribute insightful materials via blog articles exploring diverse facets of mental health.

Moreover, we conduct free interactive webinars and events providing therapeutic guidance and strategies.

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