Counselling in Scotland

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Photo of Glasgow Psychological Services, Psychologist in Scotland
Glasgow Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
We are a small team of psychologists who offer an assessment and diagnosis service for children and adults who are concerned that they may be experiencing Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. We work with speech and language therapists, occupational health specialists and psychiatrists to bring together the most appropriate multi-disciplinary team for each assessment we undertake. We also offer counselling services as well.
We are a small team of psychologists who offer an assessment and diagnosis service for children and adults who are concerned that they may be experiencing Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. We work with speech and language therapists, occupational health specialists and psychiatrists to bring together the most appropriate multi-disciplinary team for each assessment we undertake. We also offer counselling services as well.
0141 673 3436 View 0141 673 3436
Photo of Camilla Akoo, Psychotherapist in Scotland
Camilla Akoo
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues and attachment issues, but I have also worked with many clients who are struggling with depression, suicidal ideation, loss and gender issues. Furthermore, I have also worked with a number of clients who were either waiting on assessment for, or who had recently been diagnosed with either ASD or ADHD, and were looking for support on managing the impact that these neuro-divergences have on their day to day lives and relationships.
I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues and attachment issues, but I have also worked with many clients who are struggling with depression, suicidal ideation, loss and gender issues. Furthermore, I have also worked with a number of clients who were either waiting on assessment for, or who had recently been diagnosed with either ASD or ADHD, and were looking for support on managing the impact that these neuro-divergences have on their day to day lives and relationships.
0131 322 1641 View 0131 322 1641
Photo of Sonas Sanctuary MCOSCA, MBACP, Psychotherapist in Scotland
Sonas Sanctuary MCOSCA, MBACP
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Lanark ML11
Are you ready for change? Taking the first step is difficult but therapy can be your pathway to progress in understanding and taking control of your life. Why not call for a free 15-minute consultation. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural therapist. This means we work together on thoughts, feelings and behaviours to effect change. So, whether you feel down, anxious, overwhelmed or just don’t know, together we can work through it.
Are you ready for change? Taking the first step is difficult but therapy can be your pathway to progress in understanding and taking control of your life. Why not call for a free 15-minute consultation. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural therapist. This means we work together on thoughts, feelings and behaviours to effect change. So, whether you feel down, anxious, overwhelmed or just don’t know, together we can work through it.
01555 708862 View 01555 708862
Photo of Wendy Pezzani in Scotland
Wendy Pezzani
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
I have been successfully counselling clients throughout the Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire area where I live and facilitating their self-growth and psychological needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed by present day life's demands and situations, my sessions aim to introduce clarity, self-motivation, healing and self-esteem. I also teach relaxation techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life and the negative thoughts that go with this.
I have been successfully counselling clients throughout the Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire area where I live and facilitating their self-growth and psychological needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed by present day life's demands and situations, my sessions aim to introduce clarity, self-motivation, healing and self-esteem. I also teach relaxation techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life and the negative thoughts that go with this.
01259 235998 View 01259 235998
Photo of Dennis Uttridge, Counsellor in Scotland
Dennis Uttridge
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
01506 379866 View 01506 379866
Photo of Rory Ross, Counsellor in Scotland
Rory Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gorebridge EH23  (Online Only)
In our bustling lives, where responsibilities, deadlines, and expectations of career, relationships, and personal growth pull at our every moment, it feels like navigating stormy seas and it's easy to lose sight of yourself amidst the turbulence. Finding a sanctuary for our wellbeing is vital. Imagine a place that's always safe and secure, a haven from the stresses and worries of your everyday life. My speciality is using Transactional Analysis (TA), a form of social psychology that helps you understand your personality, how you interact with others and how past life events could be affecting your here-and-now experience.
In our bustling lives, where responsibilities, deadlines, and expectations of career, relationships, and personal growth pull at our every moment, it feels like navigating stormy seas and it's easy to lose sight of yourself amidst the turbulence. Finding a sanctuary for our wellbeing is vital. Imagine a place that's always safe and secure, a haven from the stresses and worries of your everyday life. My speciality is using Transactional Analysis (TA), a form of social psychology that helps you understand your personality, how you interact with others and how past life events could be affecting your here-and-now experience.
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C S Thomas Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G64  (Online Only)
Experienced in working with a range of issues including anxiety, low mood, depression, low self-confidence, bereavement, relationship issues, loss and grief. I offer a calm, compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore the issues affecting your life. We will work together to find ways to reach your goals in a way that fits best for you. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor using integrative techniques to create a therapy designed to meet your unique needs. A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to their ethical framework.
Experienced in working with a range of issues including anxiety, low mood, depression, low self-confidence, bereavement, relationship issues, loss and grief. I offer a calm, compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore the issues affecting your life. We will work together to find ways to reach your goals in a way that fits best for you. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor using integrative techniques to create a therapy designed to meet your unique needs. A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to their ethical framework.
01360 606064 View 01360 606064
Photo of Highland Trauma Services, Psychotherapist in Scotland
Highland Trauma Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Not Verified Not Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Deciding on the right therapist needs careful consideration. Welcome to evidence based approaches which get to the heart of the matter. I offer assessment and treatment which is based on up to date neuroscience to help reclaim your life. We now know that common signs of unprocessed past traumatic life events can present as depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, social anxiety and / or addiction . Please look up Highland Trauma Services to learn a little more about my clinical experience and qualifications in mental health.
Deciding on the right therapist needs careful consideration. Welcome to evidence based approaches which get to the heart of the matter. I offer assessment and treatment which is based on up to date neuroscience to help reclaim your life. We now know that common signs of unprocessed past traumatic life events can present as depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, social anxiety and / or addiction . Please look up Highland Trauma Services to learn a little more about my clinical experience and qualifications in mental health.
01456 494629 View 01456 494629
Photo of Chloe McDowell, Counsellor in Scotland
Chloe McDowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin IV30
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
01343 614731 View 01343 614731
Photo of Nick Kartsanis, Counsellor in Scotland
Nick Kartsanis
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
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Photo of Chattering Minds Therapy, Psychotherapist in Scotland
Chattering Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
0141 673 0418 View 0141 673 0418
Photo of The Talking Rooms, Psychotherapist in Scotland
The Talking Rooms
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
0141 471 9235 View 0141 471 9235
Photo of Martin McDonald, Counsellor in Scotland
Martin McDonald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Change is constant, change is inevitable. Life moves us in different directions affecting every aspect of our lives. Our relationships, both personal and professional, change. Our relationship with ourselves changes over time. We can have a tricky time expressing the impact this has on us. We can feel stuck, overwhelmed and weighed down by the load we carry. The juggling act of modern life, having too many balls in the air, can be exhausting. Counselling offers you a time to rest that load, maybe even leave some of it with me. A time to reflect, putting aspects of your life into perspective.
Change is constant, change is inevitable. Life moves us in different directions affecting every aspect of our lives. Our relationships, both personal and professional, change. Our relationship with ourselves changes over time. We can have a tricky time expressing the impact this has on us. We can feel stuck, overwhelmed and weighed down by the load we carry. The juggling act of modern life, having too many balls in the air, can be exhausting. Counselling offers you a time to rest that load, maybe even leave some of it with me. A time to reflect, putting aspects of your life into perspective.
0141 673 9514 View 0141 673 9514
Photo of Yvonne McNeill, Psychologist in Scotland
Yvonne McNeill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
At Yorkhill Childrens’ Hospital, Cross House Paediatic Unit and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, I helped children and adults manage illness, pain and invasive treatments. In Maternity & Neonatal Services, I supported couples during pregnancy, after traumatic birth and loss and supported families with babies in SCBU and ICU. I've worked in Adult Services, both in community mental health services and alongside the medical profession in hospitals. I worked for more than six years at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns unit supporting individuals with poor body image, changes in functioning due to illness or injury and PTSD.
At Yorkhill Childrens’ Hospital, Cross House Paediatic Unit and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, I helped children and adults manage illness, pain and invasive treatments. In Maternity & Neonatal Services, I supported couples during pregnancy, after traumatic birth and loss and supported families with babies in SCBU and ICU. I've worked in Adult Services, both in community mental health services and alongside the medical profession in hospitals. I worked for more than six years at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns unit supporting individuals with poor body image, changes in functioning due to illness or injury and PTSD.
0141 473 6870 View 0141 473 6870
Photo of David Barr, Counsellor in Scotland
David Barr
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m David. A very warm welcome to my page. Life can be really tough and challenging, particularly in these current uncertain times. Our tricky minds are often good at allowing us to become overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and this can make us stuck in certain behaviours and struggling to make sense of things. You may find yourself feeling anxious, low in mood or feeling stuck but not sure how to change things. Whatever may be going on for you, it can really help to have someone to talk to impartially to give you the space to talk through your difficulties, gain valuable insights and work towards your goals.
Hello, I’m David. A very warm welcome to my page. Life can be really tough and challenging, particularly in these current uncertain times. Our tricky minds are often good at allowing us to become overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and this can make us stuck in certain behaviours and struggling to make sense of things. You may find yourself feeling anxious, low in mood or feeling stuck but not sure how to change things. Whatever may be going on for you, it can really help to have someone to talk to impartially to give you the space to talk through your difficulties, gain valuable insights and work towards your goals.
0141 673 0008 View 0141 673 0008
Photo of Laura Johnston-Scott, Counsellor in Scotland
Laura Johnston-Scott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I am person-centred counsellor and my aim is to offer you a space where you will find a warm, non-judgmental haven for exploring your thoughts, emotions, and life's challenges. Life can sometimes become overwhelming, and seeking help is a courageous step towards achieving better mental health.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I am person-centred counsellor and my aim is to offer you a space where you will find a warm, non-judgmental haven for exploring your thoughts, emotions, and life's challenges. Life can sometimes become overwhelming, and seeking help is a courageous step towards achieving better mental health.
01463 217790 View 01463 217790
Photo of Dr Dela Mawutor - Topnotchd, Psychologist in Scotland
Dr Dela Mawutor - Topnotchd
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G11  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with extensive experience of working with adults, children, couples, groups and families. I practice pluralistically based on a pluralistic framework which draws on techniques and interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches and characterised by metatherapeutic communication with clients. Informed by my clinical experience and evidence-based practice, I work collaboratively with clients to help identify their therapeutic goals and corresponding appropriate tasks, tailored to their sense of what would be most useful for them.
I am an HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with extensive experience of working with adults, children, couples, groups and families. I practice pluralistically based on a pluralistic framework which draws on techniques and interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches and characterised by metatherapeutic communication with clients. Informed by my clinical experience and evidence-based practice, I work collaboratively with clients to help identify their therapeutic goals and corresponding appropriate tasks, tailored to their sense of what would be most useful for them.
0141 673 9460 View 0141 673 9460
Photo of Lara Cassani Counselling , Counsellor in Scotland
Lara Cassani Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perth PH2
Hello, my name is Lara, and I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor. I understand that from time to time life can feel overwhelming. We have all faced unexpected challenges in recent times. It can sometimes feel that there is an increasing gap between the pace of life and our ability to keep up. I aim to provide a welcoming environment, which is safe and non-judgmental. I am an authentic person, who is down to earth. I believe that sometimes we all need to be kinder to ourselves, though for some, this can be a challenge. If so, get in touch and try counselling.
Hello, my name is Lara, and I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor. I understand that from time to time life can feel overwhelming. We have all faced unexpected challenges in recent times. It can sometimes feel that there is an increasing gap between the pace of life and our ability to keep up. I aim to provide a welcoming environment, which is safe and non-judgmental. I am an authentic person, who is down to earth. I believe that sometimes we all need to be kinder to ourselves, though for some, this can be a challenge. If so, get in touch and try counselling.
01738 504065 View 01738 504065
Photo of Elaina Reilly, Counsellor in Scotland
Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
01294 445384 View 01294 445384
Photo of Naomi Nyamudoka, Counsellor in Scotland
Naomi Nyamudoka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
01764 915840 View 01764 915840

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Scotland who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
82% Depression
78% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
46% Vitality

How Counsellors in Scotland see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Scotland?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.