Can going to therapy become as straightforward as going to the gym?

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At Self Space, Jodie Cariss offers flexibility, online bookings and the chance to change therapist mid-treatment. But does it work? Stuart Jeffries tries it out

I am standing outside a building in Shoreditch, east London, admiring its elegantly distressed paintwork. It could be an artisanal cheese shop but for the name, Self Space, and the blurb on the window that reads: “A good conversation with a qualified person.” Let’s hope. I have a session booked: 30 minutes of therapy for £44.

I have many questions, and not just about my mental health. Can a one-off therapy session make a difference? And is Self Space at risk of being swamped by a stream of neurotic people like me?

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