Counselling in Aberdeen

Photo of Denese Hamilton MacDonald, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Denese Hamilton MacDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
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Photo of Lynda Chebbihi, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Lynda Chebbihi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 16, in a confidential manner. You can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use a non-medicalised growth-driven model which forms the fundamental basis of Person-Centred Approach to explore with you any trauma, attachment issues you have experienced, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you understand your experiences and find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
I provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 16, in a confidential manner. You can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use a non-medicalised growth-driven model which forms the fundamental basis of Person-Centred Approach to explore with you any trauma, attachment issues you have experienced, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you understand your experiences and find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
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Photo of Specialist Therapies, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Specialist Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Aberdeen AB25
For anxiety and mood problems we can work together for your recovery. Only evidenced approaches are used so that you can be assured that you are doing the right thing. You are important, and so is your recovery. I have been working successfully in mental health recovery for a number of years, including the teaching and training of other therapists. We begin by having a shared understanding of your problem. We work together using techniques that are demonstrated to be successful. Therapy can be either face-to-face or virtual. it's time to make the right move. it's time to move on, and we can do it! The Future Belongs to You.
For anxiety and mood problems we can work together for your recovery. Only evidenced approaches are used so that you can be assured that you are doing the right thing. You are important, and so is your recovery. I have been working successfully in mental health recovery for a number of years, including the teaching and training of other therapists. We begin by having a shared understanding of your problem. We work together using techniques that are demonstrated to be successful. Therapy can be either face-to-face or virtual. it's time to make the right move. it's time to move on, and we can do it! The Future Belongs to You.
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Photo of Julia Charles, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Julia Charles
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
When we find ourselves in pain, finding someone who hears us and can help us understand ourselves can feel impossible. You have taken the difficult first step to reach out for help, and that has taken courage. You are unique and your time is precious. It can take time, but as you gain insight into your experiences, your self-belief, confidence and resilience can grow.
When we find ourselves in pain, finding someone who hears us and can help us understand ourselves can feel impossible. You have taken the difficult first step to reach out for help, and that has taken courage. You are unique and your time is precious. It can take time, but as you gain insight into your experiences, your self-belief, confidence and resilience can grow.
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Photo of Rhona Gough, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
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Photo of Aberdeen Reflection Counselling, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Aberdeen Reflection Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB11
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
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Photo of Faye Pirotta, Psychologist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Faye Pirotta
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Aberdeen AB25
If you are experiencing difficulties due to: anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, body image, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel, work on yourself and find a way forward. You may be looking for a professional who has the skills and expertise to sit, listen, and work with you with a commitment to understand and help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life.
If you are experiencing difficulties due to: anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, body image, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel, work on yourself and find a way forward. You may be looking for a professional who has the skills and expertise to sit, listen, and work with you with a commitment to understand and help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life.
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Photo of Susan McQuaker, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
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Photo of Julia Kohnert, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Julia Kohnert
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
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Photo of Grace Doris, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Grace Doris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB22
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
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Photo of Patricia McIntosh, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Patricia McIntosh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB15
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, low mood, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, low mood, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
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Photo of Anne Thompson, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Anne Thompson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
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Photo of Janie Keddie - Cadmar Counselling, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Janie Keddie - Cadmar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
Does life feel increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Anxiety can reach into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. You may want to break free of repeating patterns. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
Does life feel increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Anxiety can reach into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. You may want to break free of repeating patterns. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Ross, Psychologist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Dr Victoria Ross
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Aberdeen AB25  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
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Photo of Sheena Lang, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Sheena Lang
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB25
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you stuck, not sure which way to turn? Lets get started on finding your way forward, Online, In-person or Walk and Talk therapy.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you stuck, not sure which way to turn? Lets get started on finding your way forward, Online, In-person or Walk and Talk therapy.
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Photo of Jenny Thomson, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Jenny Thomson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Aberdeen AB12
With years of experience working in mental health delivering psychological interventions with the NHS, group therapy in private practice, and social work, I have a depth of knowledge and experience working with people seeking support for stress, anxiety, low mood, PTSD, OCD, panic, worry and thoughts of suicide. I am a LGBTQIA-friendly therapist and provide a non-judgemental service. My background offers me insight into the influence of social as well as psychological factors on individuals and their mental and emotional well-being. I have several years experience of working for a NHS Primary Care Team (Band 7)
With years of experience working in mental health delivering psychological interventions with the NHS, group therapy in private practice, and social work, I have a depth of knowledge and experience working with people seeking support for stress, anxiety, low mood, PTSD, OCD, panic, worry and thoughts of suicide. I am a LGBTQIA-friendly therapist and provide a non-judgemental service. My background offers me insight into the influence of social as well as psychological factors on individuals and their mental and emotional well-being. I have several years experience of working for a NHS Primary Care Team (Band 7)
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Photo of Paula Pratt, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Paula Pratt
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
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Photo of Agata Robertson, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
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Photo of Morag Ormiston, Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Morag Ormiston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, my name is Morag and I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods using CBT or CFT. I have been in a supportive role for many years from teaching to HR and now therapy. I work online and in person in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I really enjoy the collaborative approach that CBT/CFT offers so finding a time to suit us is essential. I also facilitate groups with professional colleagues, again online or in person. I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs whether this is for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, or grief.
Hi, my name is Morag and I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods using CBT or CFT. I have been in a supportive role for many years from teaching to HR and now therapy. I work online and in person in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I really enjoy the collaborative approach that CBT/CFT offers so finding a time to suit us is essential. I also facilitate groups with professional colleagues, again online or in person. I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs whether this is for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, or grief.
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Photo of Elle Gilbertson , Psychotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Elle Gilbertson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Aberdeen

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Aberdeen who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in Aberdeen see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Aberdeen?

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.

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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.