Counselling in Blantyre

Photo of Dr Leigh-Anne Lynch, Psychologist in Blantyre, Scotland
Dr Leigh-Anne Lynch
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blantyre G72
I am Dr Leigh-Anne Lynch, I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with The Beacon Practice. I have over sixteen years experience practising clinical psychology. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with a wide age range, including children and adults to help clients understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. I use a range of psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to help clients improve their quality of life. I am friendly, approachable and caring.
I am Dr Leigh-Anne Lynch, I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with The Beacon Practice. I have over sixteen years experience practising clinical psychology. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with a wide age range, including children and adults to help clients understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. I use a range of psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to help clients improve their quality of life. I am friendly, approachable and caring.
01355 209638 View 01355 209638
Photo of Claire Stevens, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Claire Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blantyre G72
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
01357 510627 View 01357 510627
Photo of Auric Psychology, Psychologist in Blantyre, Scotland
Auric Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Blantyre G72
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 also work with couples and families with varying needs.
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 also work with couples and families with varying needs.
07723 480329 View 07723 480329

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kevin Clarke, Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Kevin Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cambuslang G72
Hello, I’m Kevin. I’m a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP. I have my own calm and peaceful therapy room based in Bridgeton, Glasgow (see pictures below). I work with clients face-to-face or remotely via Zoom. I have experience of working within a range of areas including anxiety, depression, understanding emotions, work-related stress, addiction, anger, trauma, relationship issues, bereavement, low self-esteem and more.
Hello, I’m Kevin. I’m a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP. I have my own calm and peaceful therapy room based in Bridgeton, Glasgow (see pictures below). I work with clients face-to-face or remotely via Zoom. I have experience of working within a range of areas including anxiety, depression, understanding emotions, work-related stress, addiction, anger, trauma, relationship issues, bereavement, low self-esteem and more.
0141 673 5840 View 0141 673 5840
Photo of Eleanor Parris, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Eleanor Parris
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Uddingston G71
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck? Struggle with addiction, anxiety, shame or overwhelm? Have experiences of abuse, sexual violence or unhealthy patterns in relationships? Do your past experiences impact on your wellbeing today? Do you need support establishing boundaries and healthy coping mechanisms? Counselling can help with all of these issues; I offer a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Therapy helps to process and integrate the unresolved and unconscious aspects of yourself, so you can return to a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. It increases the control you have over your emotions and a sense of freedom in your own life.
Do you feel stuck? Struggle with addiction, anxiety, shame or overwhelm? Have experiences of abuse, sexual violence or unhealthy patterns in relationships? Do your past experiences impact on your wellbeing today? Do you need support establishing boundaries and healthy coping mechanisms? Counselling can help with all of these issues; I offer a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Therapy helps to process and integrate the unresolved and unconscious aspects of yourself, so you can return to a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. It increases the control you have over your emotions and a sense of freedom in your own life.
0141 673 1149 View 0141 673 1149
Photo of Therapy For The Mind , Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Therapy For The Mind
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Glasgow G72
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
01355 202684 View 01355 202684
Photo of Jen Constantine, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Jen Constantine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cambuslang G72
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
Photo of Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G72
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 Lisa P Bedwell, Psychologist in Blantyre, Scotland
Lisa P Bedwell
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Glasgow G73  (Online Only)
Facing the day with a niggling sense of confusion, unease or sadness will affect everything around you, it limits your ability to engage and really be in the moment. These feelings may be linked to a past event in your life, a situation you are currently in or you may be unclear as to why you feel this way. What is important is that at the centre is you. Often, we know we need to prioritise ourselves better, but maybe we do not know how to, we are unsure what we need and are hesitant to ask for this. Are you eager to find out why you respond the way you do? Why you think the way you do at times?
Facing the day with a niggling sense of confusion, unease or sadness will affect everything around you, it limits your ability to engage and really be in the moment. These feelings may be linked to a past event in your life, a situation you are currently in or you may be unclear as to why you feel this way. What is important is that at the centre is you. Often, we know we need to prioritise ourselves better, but maybe we do not know how to, we are unsure what we need and are hesitant to ask for this. Are you eager to find out why you respond the way you do? Why you think the way you do at times?
0141 673 5678 View 0141 673 5678
Photo of Laura Hunter, Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Laura Hunter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Glasgow G71  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Laura & I am an experienced CBT therapist specialising in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. I am based in Glasgow city centre but offer online therapy to clients throughout the UK. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task particularly if you are looking for a particular approach or skill set and it's so important to find someone you can trust and connect with. I help clients to identify, challenge and overcome their negative thought processes and unhelpful coping strategies that no longer serve them. I am also knowledgeable and experienced in using exposure response prevention techniques in the treatments of OCD.
Hi I'm Laura & I am an experienced CBT therapist specialising in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. I am based in Glasgow city centre but offer online therapy to clients throughout the UK. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task particularly if you are looking for a particular approach or skill set and it's so important to find someone you can trust and connect with. I help clients to identify, challenge and overcome their negative thought processes and unhelpful coping strategies that no longer serve them. I am also knowledgeable and experienced in using exposure response prevention techniques in the treatments of OCD.
0141 465 5898 View 0141 465 5898
Photo of Dr Aniko Szilagyi, Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Dr Aniko Szilagyi
Psychotherapist, PhD, MCOSCA
Verified
Cambuslang G72
When we're struggling, we have many urgent needs: to be held and understood, to feel warmth, empathy and compassion, to have guidance, support, safety, wisdom. Sometimes we need help with a specific issue, and at other times we might have a vague feeling that something is wrong but not quite know what, or how to make it better. We might find ourselves in the depths of despair, or feel sort of OK but keep wondering if there's more to life. If you recognise yourself in any of the above then there is a good chance that counselling, which is a combination of science and humanity, would help you. It could even be life-changing.
When we're struggling, we have many urgent needs: to be held and understood, to feel warmth, empathy and compassion, to have guidance, support, safety, wisdom. Sometimes we need help with a specific issue, and at other times we might have a vague feeling that something is wrong but not quite know what, or how to make it better. We might find ourselves in the depths of despair, or feel sort of OK but keep wondering if there's more to life. If you recognise yourself in any of the above then there is a good chance that counselling, which is a combination of science and humanity, would help you. It could even be life-changing.
0141 483 7470 View 0141 483 7470
Photo of Dr Jonell Smith, Psychologist in Blantyre, Scotland
Dr Jonell Smith
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G71
I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist & a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. I work in a flexible, client-centred & integrative way & tailor my therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals & preferences. I offer a collaborative, warm & welcoming approach where we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage & to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, my office operates online & by appointment only. I do not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist & a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. I work in a flexible, client-centred & integrative way & tailor my therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals & preferences. I offer a collaborative, warm & welcoming approach where we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage & to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, my office operates online & by appointment only. I do not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
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Photo of Chattering Minds Therapy, Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Chattering Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G72
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
0141 673 0418 View 0141 673 0418
Photo of Jan’s Catch Therapy , Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Jan’s Catch Therapy
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G71
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
01698 538859 View 01698 538859
Photo of Gateway Counselling , Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Gateway Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
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 Louise Montgomery, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Louise Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cambuslang G72
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
07790 232202 View 07790 232202
Photo of Katie Hinshaw, Psychotherapist in Blantyre, Scotland
Katie Hinshaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G71  (Online Only)
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
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Photo of Liz Nolan, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Liz Nolan
Counsellor, MA
Glasgow 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 Autonomy Counselling Services, Counsellor in Blantyre, Scotland
Autonomy Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G72
As an actor/performer for 20 years, I spent the majority of my time looking into what makes people tick. Why do we do what we do and what do we get out of it? These questions are very rarely easy to answer about ourselves and this can lead us to feel life is unfulfilling or lead to a myriad of mental health issues. We can get anxious and depressed from life. I use my experience in understanding others as a way of conceptualising what you want and how you might achieve it. I will never tell you what to do, but I will absolutely stand beside you whilst you build the strength and self-belief to do what you need to for yourself.
As an actor/performer for 20 years, I spent the majority of my time looking into what makes people tick. Why do we do what we do and what do we get out of it? These questions are very rarely easy to answer about ourselves and this can lead us to feel life is unfulfilling or lead to a myriad of mental health issues. We can get anxious and depressed from life. I use my experience in understanding others as a way of conceptualising what you want and how you might achieve it. I will never tell you what to do, but I will absolutely stand beside you whilst you build the strength and self-belief to do what you need to for yourself.
0141 471 9156 View 0141 471 9156
Photo of Lynda Dickie in Blantyre, Scotland
Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
2 Endorsed
Uddingston G71
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
01698 757622 View 01698 757622

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blantyre

< 10

Counsellors in Blantyre who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Blantyre see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blantyre?

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.