Launch of Revolutionary New Online Therapy Service. - Upp Therapy
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Upp Therapy

Launch of Revolutionary New Online Therapy Service.

When: Friday, 18, 2020

Time:   11:30 am

Where: Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH

Contact: Mike Tapia, Upp Therapy partner, tel: 07535 110117,

 You are invited to attend a photo call for the launch of new online mental health and counselling service Upp Therapy at Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH on Friday, September 18 at 11:30am.

 In attendance will be Upp Therapy co-founders Mike Tapia and Richard Reid (latter via live stream using the Upp Therapy system), and the Rt Hon Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health & Social Care.

Upp Therapy is an online service designed to make mental health and counselling services more accessible and affordable. Therapy sessions are conducted directly with a therapist via video link, meaning there is no need for clients to leave the comfort of their home. And, if a client doesn’t have a car, then they don’t have to worry about taking public transport.

Clients who find video intimidating can change their sessions to audio-only. Email and text-only help is also available.

Upp Therapy partner Mike Tapia said: “The thinking behind the Upp Therapy concept is to make accessing therapy as easy as possible for those who need it. Clients can speak to a therapist wherever they are located and, because the service is online, it’s less expensive than ‘physical’ session. The main reason for this is because the therapist doesn’t have to hire a consulting room in which to meet their client. They too can work from home.”

Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health & Social Care, and Twickenham MP, Munira Wilson applauded the service.

She said: “This type of online help is exactly what thousands of people need right now. They can access therapy whilst self-isolating and not having to worry about going outdoors and mixing.

“Fear over Covid-19 and the changes it has wrought to many people’s lifestyles makes access to talking therapies and this type of service more important than ever.”

Those looking for help can choose from a range of qualified therapists on the site. Mike’s Upp Therapy co-partner, Richard Reid, is a professional psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator who specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He has also appeared as a mental health and counselling expert on Sky One, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio, and BBC 5Live.

Upp Therapy counsellors deal with a huge range of issues from anxiety and bereavement to pain management and phobias. The site is primarily for adults, but teenagers too can access help.

To find out more about what type of services are available and how to sign up, see

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