Counselling in Bellshill

Photo of Vikki Carson - Lighthouse Lanarkshire Counselling, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Vikki Carson - Lighthouse Lanarkshire Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Bellshill ML4
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
0161 509 5871 View 0161 509 5871
Photo of Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bellshill ML4
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
01698 674898 View 01698 674898
Photo of Jen Constantine, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Jen Constantine
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bellshill ML4
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on both the past and present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences is on influencing our current behaviour. I believe therapy can reduce pain from past experiences if you are willing and ready to motivate change within yourself. Whether it's short-term or open-ended therapy you are looking for I can help you gain a greater sense of wellbeing. Giving yourself the time to come to counselling will bring greater self-awareness and with it the opportunity for personal development and lasting change in your life.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on both the past and present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences is on influencing our current behaviour. I believe therapy can reduce pain from past experiences if you are willing and ready to motivate change within yourself. Whether it's short-term or open-ended therapy you are looking for I can help you gain a greater sense of wellbeing. Giving yourself the time to come to counselling will bring greater self-awareness and with it the opportunity for personal development and lasting change in your life.
07446 702939 View 07446 702939
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Michelle McQuillan MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bellshill ML4
If you have found yourself here you may be looking for support. Are you sad, anxious or depressed? Grieving the loss of a loved one, pet or a job and in need of emotional support, but have no one to turn to? Maybe you are struggling in a relationship or with a break up? Having a safe place to express and explore what is happening for you can empower you to work towards making changes to live your life more fully, in a way that is right for you. Talking with your Counsellor can help you to gain clarity and understanding about your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and see how you can use them to help you to grow with, or around them.
If you have found yourself here you may be looking for support. Are you sad, anxious or depressed? Grieving the loss of a loved one, pet or a job and in need of emotional support, but have no one to turn to? Maybe you are struggling in a relationship or with a break up? Having a safe place to express and explore what is happening for you can empower you to work towards making changes to live your life more fully, in a way that is right for you. Talking with your Counsellor can help you to gain clarity and understanding about your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and see how you can use them to help you to grow with, or around them.
01236 914490 View 01236 914490

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Photo of Laura Beech, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Laura Beech
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
0121 817 7042 View 0121 817 7042
Photo of Maggi McAllister-MacGregor, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Maggi McAllister-MacGregor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Coatbridge ML5
Much of what has hurt us in life has happened in relationships with others. I know too, that relationships can also be a source of healing and that a therapeutic relationship can offer a chance to have a different experience of what relationships can be. I offer you a space to explore any issues that are important, or are of concern to you. My own experiences of life, and my personal journey and development, has given me an insight into myself and others that allows me to work in a compassionate and non-judgemental way
Much of what has hurt us in life has happened in relationships with others. I know too, that relationships can also be a source of healing and that a therapeutic relationship can offer a chance to have a different experience of what relationships can be. I offer you a space to explore any issues that are important, or are of concern to you. My own experiences of life, and my personal journey and development, has given me an insight into myself and others that allows me to work in a compassionate and non-judgemental way
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Photo of Jane Hamilton, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Jane Hamilton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
01357 518914 View 01357 518914
Photo of Dipesh Gosar, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Dipesh Gosar
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G71
My approach to counselling is a mix of traditional counselling, CBT and mindfulness-based CBT. This enables me to adapt therapy to suit my client’s needs and ability to seek the desired change. I have experience working with clients at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre, and Lanarkshire Counselling and CBT Centre.
My approach to counselling is a mix of traditional counselling, CBT and mindfulness-based CBT. This enables me to adapt therapy to suit my client’s needs and ability to seek the desired change. I have experience working with clients at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre, and Lanarkshire Counselling and CBT Centre.
07534 282542 View 07534 282542
Photo of Julie Fraser, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Julie Fraser
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coatbridge ML5  (Online Only)
Hey! I am a Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapist. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hey! I am a Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapist. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
01357 513051 View 01357 513051
Photo of Thomas Simpson in Bellshill, Scotland
Thomas Simpson
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coatbridge ML5  (Online Only)
Hi, there. I'm Thomas, a Cognitive and Behavourial Therapist from the East End of Glasgow. I’ve experience treating clients with anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety and social anxiety. I’ve worked with many clients who have low-self esteem and low mood. I employ a collaborative approach with clients, like a driving instructor taking someone for a drive. As time goes on I’ll hand over more control to you until you’re the one the one confident enough to drive.
Hi, there. I'm Thomas, a Cognitive and Behavourial Therapist from the East End of Glasgow. I’ve experience treating clients with anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety and social anxiety. I’ve worked with many clients who have low-self esteem and low mood. I employ a collaborative approach with clients, like a driving instructor taking someone for a drive. As time goes on I’ll hand over more control to you until you’re the one the one confident enough to drive.
0141 673 1265 View 0141 673 1265
Photo of Liz Nolan, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Liz Nolan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uddingston G71
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
01698 756414 View 01698 756414
Photo of Len Northfield, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Len Northfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
01453 708524 View 01453 708524
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Gateway Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Uddingston G71
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
01453 703737 View 01453 703737
Photo of Auric Psychology, Psychologist in Bellshill, Scotland
Auric Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bothwell G71
We are a private Psychological Therapies Service in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. We have a number of highly qualified practitioners to suit your needs, including Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology. We work to find you the right person to support you, and the members of our team have varying specialities, availability and training. We work with adults and children who are struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, issues with self-esteem and confidence, anger and bereavement.
We are a private Psychological Therapies Service in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. We have a number of highly qualified practitioners to suit your needs, including Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology. We work to find you the right person to support you, and the members of our team have varying specialities, availability and training. We work with adults and children who are struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, issues with self-esteem and confidence, anger and bereavement.
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Photo of Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
01355 209692 View 01355 209692
Photo of Jill Spyra, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Jill Spyra
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hamilton ML3  (Online Only)
Starting therapy takes courage and I am here to support you through the process. Together, we'll create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Every person's story is unique, and I'm here to honour and understand yours. I believe in a collaborative and client-centred approach. Your goals, values, and pace guide our work together and we'll work as a team to foster positive change in your life. Examples of issues that clients commonly bring to me are: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress, abuse, coping with grief and loss, self-harm and relationship issues.
Starting therapy takes courage and I am here to support you through the process. Together, we'll create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Every person's story is unique, and I'm here to honour and understand yours. I believe in a collaborative and client-centred approach. Your goals, values, and pace guide our work together and we'll work as a team to foster positive change in your life. Examples of issues that clients commonly bring to me are: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress, abuse, coping with grief and loss, self-harm and relationship issues.
01698 537240 View 01698 537240
Photo of Jade Officer, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Jade Officer
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
01453 708213 View 01453 708213
Photo of Anchored Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Anchored Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hamilton ML3
When searching for a therapist/ starting therapy, it can be a daunting experience but extremely liberating once you begin your journey. As a qualified integrative psychotherapist I offer a welcoming, warm, safe space where we explore the challenges you have been facing and seek the best strategies that may support you to find relief, whether this is for a short while or longer term, I am able to journey alongside you. It is very important to me that my clients feel respected, heard, understood, and validated. I see every client as a person of worth, in need of support and understanding to heal and move forward from their difficulty.
When searching for a therapist/ starting therapy, it can be a daunting experience but extremely liberating once you begin your journey. As a qualified integrative psychotherapist I offer a welcoming, warm, safe space where we explore the challenges you have been facing and seek the best strategies that may support you to find relief, whether this is for a short while or longer term, I am able to journey alongside you. It is very important to me that my clients feel respected, heard, understood, and validated. I see every client as a person of worth, in need of support and understanding to heal and move forward from their difficulty.
01698 757618 View 01698 757618
Photo of Nicola Flanagan, Counsellor in Bellshill, Scotland
Nicola Flanagan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coatbridge ML5
Hi there welcome to my page. I am an integrated counsellor with the BACP offering online and face to face counselling. I am an honest, empathic person who offers my clients a comfortable non-judgmental space to share their experiences. I believe in building a good therapeutic relationship with clients is key in a successful counselling journey. Each session will be tailored to suit the clients individual needs and i aim to ensure clients feel heard and accepted for who they are. We will explore the challenges clients face together as a team with compassion, empathy and patience! Please contact me for a free 15min consultation
Hi there welcome to my page. I am an integrated counsellor with the BACP offering online and face to face counselling. I am an honest, empathic person who offers my clients a comfortable non-judgmental space to share their experiences. I believe in building a good therapeutic relationship with clients is key in a successful counselling journey. Each session will be tailored to suit the clients individual needs and i aim to ensure clients feel heard and accepted for who they are. We will explore the challenges clients face together as a team with compassion, empathy and patience! Please contact me for a free 15min consultation
0141 673 5856 View 0141 673 5856
Photo of Colin Marshall, Psychotherapist in Bellshill, Scotland
Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
0141 280 6116 View 0141 280 6116

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bellshill

< 10

Counsellors in Bellshill who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Self-Harming
100% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Bellshill see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bellshill?

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.