Counselling in EH5

Photo of Fiona Reid, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Fiona Reid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH5  (Online Only)
Do you find relationships hard? Does life feel tough? Is there something you would like to address, but don't know who to talk to? Life can be challenging, and it is not always easy to share these things with friends or family. I can provide a safe space for you to explore and process so you can gain understanding of yourself and feel better. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental listener and I believe that working together to explore how and why your concerns affect you can be transformative. I have seen this through working with clients with various concerns from self-esteem, to big life changes, to processing trauma.
Do you find relationships hard? Does life feel tough? Is there something you would like to address, but don't know who to talk to? Life can be challenging, and it is not always easy to share these things with friends or family. I can provide a safe space for you to explore and process so you can gain understanding of yourself and feel better. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental listener and I believe that working together to explore how and why your concerns affect you can be transformative. I have seen this through working with clients with various concerns from self-esteem, to big life changes, to processing trauma.
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Photo of Siobhan Tyrrell, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Siobhan Tyrrell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
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Photo of Sally Harris, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Sally Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH5  (Online Only)
You’re probably experiencing some difficulties at the moment, either as a couple or as an individual, and looking for a space to explore what is going on for you, understand why you feel as you do, and perhaps put in place some strategies for making a positive change. You may be looking to communicate better with your partner, or thinking about ending a relationship. You may be going through the stress of infertility, or have experienced the loss of a baby, and are looking for a place to talk through your thoughts and feelings. You are not alone in looking for support, so there is no need to feel uncomfortable in doing so.
You’re probably experiencing some difficulties at the moment, either as a couple or as an individual, and looking for a space to explore what is going on for you, understand why you feel as you do, and perhaps put in place some strategies for making a positive change. You may be looking to communicate better with your partner, or thinking about ending a relationship. You may be going through the stress of infertility, or have experienced the loss of a baby, and are looking for a place to talk through your thoughts and feelings. You are not alone in looking for support, so there is no need to feel uncomfortable in doing so.
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Photo of Lorena Recio Aparicio, Psychologist in EH5, Scotland
Lorena Recio Aparicio
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
If you are tired of feeling confused and lost in your life and you struggle to deal with daily life events, if you are experiencing a difficult moment and you do not have the coping skills to bear it or if you feel you are not confident enough to make the changes that you would like to make and you struggle with your relationships and putting bounderies to those relationships, I would like to help you by upskilling you with the knowledge and abilites you need to face the issues you might find.
If you are tired of feeling confused and lost in your life and you struggle to deal with daily life events, if you are experiencing a difficult moment and you do not have the coping skills to bear it or if you feel you are not confident enough to make the changes that you would like to make and you struggle with your relationships and putting bounderies to those relationships, I would like to help you by upskilling you with the knowledge and abilites you need to face the issues you might find.
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Photo of Deborah McGill, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Deborah McGill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with people bringing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, difficulties around weight, size and eating, loss and grief, and relationship problems. You may feel stuck and not know how to move forward in your life or you may be aware of repeating unhelpful patterns in relationships. Together we can explore your difficulties and look for ways forward.
I work with people bringing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, difficulties around weight, size and eating, loss and grief, and relationship problems. You may feel stuck and not know how to move forward in your life or you may be aware of repeating unhelpful patterns in relationships. Together we can explore your difficulties and look for ways forward.
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Photo of Autistically Brilliant in EH5, Scotland
Autistically Brilliant
MSc
Edinburgh EH5  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a member of BAAT. I offer neurodiversity affirming, specialist counselling/art psychotherapy. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a member of BAAT. I offer neurodiversity affirming, specialist counselling/art psychotherapy. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
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Photo of Neliona Moutsou, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Neliona Moutsou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
A warm welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am Neliona, a trauma and anxiety counsellor based in the city centre of Edinburgh. In a welcoming, safe, compassionate,nurturing environment, I will be your companion through this tough process of putting the pieces of your life and your self back together. One piece at a time we can work together towards healing, self love and wholeness. In my years of experience I have worked with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, abuse, work related stress and personal growth. I have had extensive experience in working with anxiety and trauma and have made these two my areas of expertise.
A warm welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am Neliona, a trauma and anxiety counsellor based in the city centre of Edinburgh. In a welcoming, safe, compassionate,nurturing environment, I will be your companion through this tough process of putting the pieces of your life and your self back together. One piece at a time we can work together towards healing, self love and wholeness. In my years of experience I have worked with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, abuse, work related stress and personal growth. I have had extensive experience in working with anxiety and trauma and have made these two my areas of expertise.
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Photo of Eva Chmelikova, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
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Photo of Tim McConville, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Tim McConville
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
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Photo of Wendy Robertson Fyfe, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Wendy Robertson Fyfe
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I work with folks who are deeply committed to exploring what might be emerging in your longing for a different way that is more authentic to who you really are which happens to also be truly aligned with Earth's ways. You may arrive through loss of connection, bewilderment, longing, grief, lost, a misfit, crisis, trauma, addiction, depression, illness, betrayal, relationship breakdown. You may be longing to connect with Nature, intimately. We work with self-healing and wholing, and the Pilgrimage of Soul which includes focus on soulcentric dreamwork, deep imagination, archetypes, art, the unbidden, inner & outer journeys.
I work with folks who are deeply committed to exploring what might be emerging in your longing for a different way that is more authentic to who you really are which happens to also be truly aligned with Earth's ways. You may arrive through loss of connection, bewilderment, longing, grief, lost, a misfit, crisis, trauma, addiction, depression, illness, betrayal, relationship breakdown. You may be longing to connect with Nature, intimately. We work with self-healing and wholing, and the Pilgrimage of Soul which includes focus on soulcentric dreamwork, deep imagination, archetypes, art, the unbidden, inner & outer journeys.
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Photo of Kerry Rae, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Kerry Rae
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people that are navigating their way through a relationship break-up. Maybe you are experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from a sense of grief, anger, confusion, sadness and relief. Counselling can give you a space to talk through your feelings in order to better understand them and process them. Maybe you want a neutral person that you can talk freely with, to openly share your thoughts and feelings with. Heartbreak is difficult and maybe you just want some support to work out how to best support yourself to heal, to figure out who you are outside the relationship and to slowly move forward.
I work with people that are navigating their way through a relationship break-up. Maybe you are experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from a sense of grief, anger, confusion, sadness and relief. Counselling can give you a space to talk through your feelings in order to better understand them and process them. Maybe you want a neutral person that you can talk freely with, to openly share your thoughts and feelings with. Heartbreak is difficult and maybe you just want some support to work out how to best support yourself to heal, to figure out who you are outside the relationship and to slowly move forward.
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Photo of David Sanmartino, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
David Sanmartino
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
I promote a deep transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional expertise and experience to help you explore whatever is important to you, in a respectful, non-judgemental and open way. In my sessions, I use a positive, holistic and integrative approach to take care of my clients and I work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2015 I have worked with a wide diversity of clients to deal with the many different circumstances that are unique to their lives.
I promote a deep transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional expertise and experience to help you explore whatever is important to you, in a respectful, non-judgemental and open way. In my sessions, I use a positive, holistic and integrative approach to take care of my clients and I work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2015 I have worked with a wide diversity of clients to deal with the many different circumstances that are unique to their lives.
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Photo of Pauline Tait, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Pauline Tait
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to working with clients is honest, genuine, straightforward. I am gentle when required to be and direct and challenging when I’m needed to be. I am warm, engaging and have a great sense of humour! We will work together to make you more self aware and able to find a way forward .
My approach to working with clients is honest, genuine, straightforward. I am gentle when required to be and direct and challenging when I’m needed to be. I am warm, engaging and have a great sense of humour! We will work together to make you more self aware and able to find a way forward .
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Photo of Emma Ryland Positive About Neurodiversity, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Emma Ryland Positive About Neurodiversity
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
It’s a big step to come to therapy, especially if you’ve had a lifetime of feeling different and not understood or heard. Maybe you experience anxiety and it’s starting to impact your life? Perhaps you have poor self-esteem and would like to set better boundaries? Have you or someone you care about recently received an autism or ADHD diagnosis and you’re having complicated feelings, not sure what to do now? Are you keen to please others but really harsh on yourself? I regularly work with people who answer 'yes' to these types of question.
It’s a big step to come to therapy, especially if you’ve had a lifetime of feeling different and not understood or heard. Maybe you experience anxiety and it’s starting to impact your life? Perhaps you have poor self-esteem and would like to set better boundaries? Have you or someone you care about recently received an autism or ADHD diagnosis and you’re having complicated feelings, not sure what to do now? Are you keen to please others but really harsh on yourself? I regularly work with people who answer 'yes' to these types of question.
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Photo of Sally Wright, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Sally Wright
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
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Photo of Ellie Pickett, Psychotherapist in EH5, Scotland
Ellie Pickett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
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Photo of Adam Macalpine, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Adam Macalpine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
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Photo of Sarah Elliott, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Sarah Elliott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
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Photo of Annie Hay, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Annie Hay
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I believe mental health is just as important as physical health, the two are intricately bound together. In a non-judgemental, warm and supportive environment, I will help you to understand where the problems you are experiencing have arisen. We will work out why they have become so problematic and hard to deal with. I will help you to find strategies to cope better and tools to help you unpick patterns and to move on in your life, feel stronger and more content. As with any problem, the sooner it is acknowledged, the sooner you can begin your recovery. This is true of emotional and physical issues, as well as practical.
I believe mental health is just as important as physical health, the two are intricately bound together. In a non-judgemental, warm and supportive environment, I will help you to understand where the problems you are experiencing have arisen. We will work out why they have become so problematic and hard to deal with. I will help you to find strategies to cope better and tools to help you unpick patterns and to move on in your life, feel stronger and more content. As with any problem, the sooner it is acknowledged, the sooner you can begin your recovery. This is true of emotional and physical issues, as well as practical.
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Photo of Evangelia Botsaki, Counsellor in EH5, Scotland
Evangelia Botsaki
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a CBT, Trauma-Focused therapist and I have experience working with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, life changes, loss, relationship issues, self-confidence issues. My goal is to help you find your own solutions – whether that is making effective changes in your life or change the way you view yourself and others and experience relationships. Therapy is a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any issues or concerns you might have.
I am a CBT, Trauma-Focused therapist and I have experience working with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, life changes, loss, relationship issues, self-confidence issues. My goal is to help you find your own solutions – whether that is making effective changes in your life or change the way you view yourself and others and experience relationships. Therapy is a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any issues or concerns you might have.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EH5

20+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in EH5 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
89% Depression
89% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
71% Peer Relationships
71% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Aviva

How Counsellors in EH5 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EH5?

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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.