Photo of Wendy Pezzani in Alloa, 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. For more information on me, view my website on counselllingcbt.com wendy.
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. For more information on me, view my website on counselllingcbt.com wendy.
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Photo of Erin Kate Molloy, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Erin Kate Molloy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
Hi, I'm Erin, I offer a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling alongside skills in sand play therapy. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, illness, relationship and family issues, bereavement and loss plus many others. I am guessing that you are here, because you are experiencing things in your life that feel unsafe or unknown, challenging, saddening, perhaps scary. Maybe you have experiences in the past that you want to explore and understand more. Whatever reasons have brought you to seek a counsellor, taking this initial step is courageous.
Hi, I'm Erin, I offer a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling alongside skills in sand play therapy. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, illness, relationship and family issues, bereavement and loss plus many others. I am guessing that you are here, because you are experiencing things in your life that feel unsafe or unknown, challenging, saddening, perhaps scary. Maybe you have experiences in the past that you want to explore and understand more. Whatever reasons have brought you to seek a counsellor, taking this initial step is courageous.
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Photo of Emma M McArthur, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Emma M McArthur
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
Creating a space for personal growth in therapy begins with the development of a safe therapeutic relationship. My approach offers a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental active listening space where you can take time to explore your experience. This allows us to work together to define areas that may require our attention first and to check in on how you are experiencing your internal and external environment. Doing this helps to form a clearer picture of environmental, emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioural events in your experience and how you currently manage and respond to them.
Creating a space for personal growth in therapy begins with the development of a safe therapeutic relationship. My approach offers a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental active listening space where you can take time to explore your experience. This allows us to work together to define areas that may require our attention first and to check in on how you are experiencing your internal and external environment. Doing this helps to form a clearer picture of environmental, emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioural events in your experience and how you currently manage and respond to them.
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Photo of Kerry Mooney in Alloa, Scotland
Kerry Mooney
MSc
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10  (Online Only)
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
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Photo of Jim Maxwell, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Jim Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alloa FK10
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
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Photo of Paisley Counselling, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Paisley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
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Photo of Antonia Higgins, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Antonia Higgins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
Not accepting new clients
I offer face-to-face counselling from my therapy room in Falkirk and online video counselling. I work with adults of all genders individually, and with couples or small groups for relationship counselling. Counselling can have a positive impact in helping you deal with many issues including abuse, anxiety, bullying, confidence, depression, domestic abuse, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, personal boundaries, self-harming behaviours, trauma and work-related problems.
I offer face-to-face counselling from my therapy room in Falkirk and online video counselling. I work with adults of all genders individually, and with couples or small groups for relationship counselling. Counselling can have a positive impact in helping you deal with many issues including abuse, anxiety, bullying, confidence, depression, domestic abuse, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, personal boundaries, self-harming behaviours, trauma and work-related problems.
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Photo of Cameron Counselling, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Cameron Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
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Photo of Stella Cloquet, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Stella Cloquet
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
We all have periods in our life where we struggle to understand or find meaning in what is happening to us. I know from my own experience, and that of the clients I have worked with, that acknowledging we need help is challenging and asking for help can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. Hopefully by reading my profile, you will find information that will help you to decide if you would like to find out more about us working together.In my approach to therapy, the relationship we will form will be central to providing a safe space for you to explore with confidence, the current challenges you are experiencing.
We all have periods in our life where we struggle to understand or find meaning in what is happening to us. I know from my own experience, and that of the clients I have worked with, that acknowledging we need help is challenging and asking for help can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. Hopefully by reading my profile, you will find information that will help you to decide if you would like to find out more about us working together.In my approach to therapy, the relationship we will form will be central to providing a safe space for you to explore with confidence, the current challenges you are experiencing.
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Photo of Vicky McLeod, Psychologist in Alloa, Scotland
Vicky McLeod
Psychologist, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
I am a seasoned therapist committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to seeking personal growth and healing. With a foundation built on empathy, understanding, strong interpersonal skills, trustworthiness, flexibility, and sensitivity, I take a person-centred approach which puts clients at the centre. Prioritising your unique perspective, I create an environment free from judgment, fostering open and honest exploration. Through attentive and reflective listening, I aim to deeply understand your experiences, providing a space for your narrative to unfold, cultivating a trusting collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I am a seasoned therapist committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to seeking personal growth and healing. With a foundation built on empathy, understanding, strong interpersonal skills, trustworthiness, flexibility, and sensitivity, I take a person-centred approach which puts clients at the centre. Prioritising your unique perspective, I create an environment free from judgment, fostering open and honest exploration. Through attentive and reflective listening, I aim to deeply understand your experiences, providing a space for your narrative to unfold, cultivating a trusting collaborative therapeutic relationship.
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Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alloa FK10
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
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Photo of Stephen Balfour, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Stephen Balfour
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alloa FK10  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult and painful at times and we could all benefit from a safe space to make sense of and process difficult emotions, develop our resilience and coping strategies. I am a qualified CBT Counsellor but can also call upon skills and experience I have gained through additional training in clinical hypnotherapy, life coaching and person-centred counselling.
Life can be difficult and painful at times and we could all benefit from a safe space to make sense of and process difficult emotions, develop our resilience and coping strategies. I am a qualified CBT Counsellor but can also call upon skills and experience I have gained through additional training in clinical hypnotherapy, life coaching and person-centred counselling.
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Photo of Yvonne McNeill, Psychologist in Alloa, Scotland
Yvonne McNeill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stirling FK8
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.
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Photo of Douglas Sharp - Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Douglas Sharp - Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
I am interested in people. How we think, feel, and act in relationships, and how we are affected through our lives. I think we always try to do our best, but sometimes we get stuck. I value openness, and I invite you to bring your challenges to therapy where we understand more about what happens. I aim to help you clear a path for better flow in your life and work journey. I value creating a healthy baseline - moving & eating well, sleeping soundly, contact with nourishing people, and living with awareness. I am experienced in Gestalt and Deep Brain approaches - check out: www.relationalchange.org / www.deepbrainreorienting.com
I am interested in people. How we think, feel, and act in relationships, and how we are affected through our lives. I think we always try to do our best, but sometimes we get stuck. I value openness, and I invite you to bring your challenges to therapy where we understand more about what happens. I aim to help you clear a path for better flow in your life and work journey. I value creating a healthy baseline - moving & eating well, sleeping soundly, contact with nourishing people, and living with awareness. I am experienced in Gestalt and Deep Brain approaches - check out: www.relationalchange.org / www.deepbrainreorienting.com
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Photo of Dr Derek Robertson, Psychologist in Alloa, Scotland
Dr Derek Robertson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Systemic Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required. This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing your uniqueness and strengths, within a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering you and working as a team with equal power where you are always in control of the work and your are kept fully informed.
I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Systemic Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required. This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing your uniqueness and strengths, within a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering you and working as a team with equal power where you are always in control of the work and your are kept fully informed.
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Photo of Emma Jackson, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Emma Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
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C Jane Boyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
I am a fully insured, fully qualified, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have 10 years of experience working in various mental health roles within a local mental health charity, including as a Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Senior Manager. I have worked with adults and young people aged 13 plus, who are experiencing mental ill health or reduced mental wellbeing. I have experience working with a range of mental health symptoms and presenting issues. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am a fully insured, fully qualified, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have 10 years of experience working in various mental health roles within a local mental health charity, including as a Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Senior Manager. I have worked with adults and young people aged 13 plus, who are experiencing mental ill health or reduced mental wellbeing. I have experience working with a range of mental health symptoms and presenting issues. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
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Photo of Tom Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Alloa, Scotland
Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stirling FK8
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
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Elanor Cormack
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
I am Dr Elanor Cormack and am a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist based in Perthshire, Scotland. I operate Cormack Psychology to provide psychologist support to sport performers and exercisers of all levels. I bring more than a decade of experience working in sports management, combined with academic studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. I believe that everyone can benefit from psychological support and development, regardless of their level of involvement in sport or exercise. I draw my approach from the needs of my client and spend time exploring these with clients before agreeing a plan of support.
I am Dr Elanor Cormack and am a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist based in Perthshire, Scotland. I operate Cormack Psychology to provide psychologist support to sport performers and exercisers of all levels. I bring more than a decade of experience working in sports management, combined with academic studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. I believe that everyone can benefit from psychological support and development, regardless of their level of involvement in sport or exercise. I draw my approach from the needs of my client and spend time exploring these with clients before agreeing a plan of support.
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Photo of Robert Michael Haas, Counsellor in Alloa, Scotland
Robert Michael Haas
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1  (Online Only)
I am a person-centred counsellor and place a strong emphasis on my client’s being the experts of their own lives, I am the person to walk alongside and help manoeuvre difficult territoty. Although I’m happy to work with clients of all walks of life and offer a therapeutic relationship to anyone, I have a specific interest in working with queer people, neuro-diverse people and people affected by religious trauma. My practice is primarily focussed around letting my client lead the conversation and I pick up on potentially hard parts and offer empathy, kindness and acceptance to them.
I am a person-centred counsellor and place a strong emphasis on my client’s being the experts of their own lives, I am the person to walk alongside and help manoeuvre difficult territoty. Although I’m happy to work with clients of all walks of life and offer a therapeutic relationship to anyone, I have a specific interest in working with queer people, neuro-diverse people and people affected by religious trauma. My practice is primarily focussed around letting my client lead the conversation and I pick up on potentially hard parts and offer empathy, kindness and acceptance to them.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Alloa

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Alloa who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Health Assured
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Other

How Counsellors in Alloa see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alloa?

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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.