Counselling in Ardrossan

Photo of Elaina Reilly, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ardrossan KA22
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.
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Photo of Linda McConnachie, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Linda McConnachie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ardrossan KA22  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Alison Mclean, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Alison Mclean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
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Photo of Ken Lee, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Ken Lee
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
Troon KA10
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
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Photo of Charlotte Crawford, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Charlotte Crawford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
West Kilbride KA23
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
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Photo of Dr Lynne Cochrane, Psychologist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Dr Lynne Cochrane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Troon KA10  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
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Photo of Sophie Robertson, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Sophie Robertson
Counsellor, MRes, BACP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transitions.
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transitions.
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Photo of Zoe Victoria Fridd, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Zoe Victoria Fridd
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Saltcoats KA21
Welcome. I started my training in 2003 and completed a Bsc in Psychology. I gained a Msc in Health Psychology specifically focussing on behaviour change and health related counselling. My Post Graduate Diploma was in Counselling Psychology. My last post was within a recovery service working as a counsellor supporting individuals with problematic alcohol use from a person centred and integrative modality. I am currently working for a service who have launched an in-house therapeutic service for individuals working through family conflict, separation and trauma. This includes developmental trauma, childhood trauma and acute trauma.
Welcome. I started my training in 2003 and completed a Bsc in Psychology. I gained a Msc in Health Psychology specifically focussing on behaviour change and health related counselling. My Post Graduate Diploma was in Counselling Psychology. My last post was within a recovery service working as a counsellor supporting individuals with problematic alcohol use from a person centred and integrative modality. I am currently working for a service who have launched an in-house therapeutic service for individuals working through family conflict, separation and trauma. This includes developmental trauma, childhood trauma and acute trauma.
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Photo of Andbreathe - CBT Therapist, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Andbreathe - CBT Therapist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
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Photo of Alan Mclauchlan in Ardrossan, Scotland
Alan Mclauchlan
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
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Photo of Jeni Mackay, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Jeni Mackay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
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Photo of Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Troon KA10
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
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Photo of Vicky Paterson, Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Vicky Paterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine KA12
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
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Photo of Sam Pattison, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11  (Online Only)
I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above, of any race, gender and sexuality. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse. I also offer parent support sessions where appropriate when working with a child or young person, these are specifically focused on supporting parents to assist in their child’s therapeutic work and progress.
I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above, of any race, gender and sexuality. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse. I also offer parent support sessions where appropriate when working with a child or young person, these are specifically focused on supporting parents to assist in their child’s therapeutic work and progress.
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Photo of Gayle Cowie, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Gayle Cowie
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork., Counsellor in Ardrossan, Scotland
Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kilbirnie KA25  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
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Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in Ardrossan, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beith KA15
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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Photo of Robert Fulton, Psychotherapist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Robert Fulton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who runs Progress Psychotherapy. The service operates in Kilmarnock or UK wide if you prefer videocalls. My experience involves treating anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD low self-esteem, self-harm, BPD, DID and many other issues.
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who runs Progress Psychotherapy. The service operates in Kilmarnock or UK wide if you prefer videocalls. My experience involves treating anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD low self-esteem, self-harm, BPD, DID and many other issues.
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Photo of Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology, Psychologist in Ardrossan, Scotland
Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
Stevenston KA20
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to help clients develop psychological flexibility. Sessions take place in a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to help clients develop psychological flexibility. Sessions take place in a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ardrossan

< 10

Counsellors in Ardrossan who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ardrossan see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ardrossan?

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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.