Counselling in Bonnyrigg

Photo of Sharon Gurr, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Sharon Gurr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19
I work with clients who present with depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, hurts, habits and hang ups, loss and grief, parenting problems, career issues, adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I will provide a safe and non judgmental place where you can be listened to, explore your past and discover new skills and manage overwhelming emotions. I use a variety of modalities such as CBT & DBT, Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic. I also make use of creative techniques to overcome parts of our self that we may struggle with and ways to manage those overwhelming feelings and emotions
I work with clients who present with depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, hurts, habits and hang ups, loss and grief, parenting problems, career issues, adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I will provide a safe and non judgmental place where you can be listened to, explore your past and discover new skills and manage overwhelming emotions. I use a variety of modalities such as CBT & DBT, Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic. I also make use of creative techniques to overcome parts of our self that we may struggle with and ways to manage those overwhelming feelings and emotions
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Photo of Jan Barfoot, Psychotherapist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Jan Barfoot
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
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Photo of Dennis James Gurr, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Dennis James Gurr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonnyrigg EH19
Not accepting new clients
I am an independent counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice. I have knowledge and experience in a variety of roles and settings in the field of human relations & systems. I use a variety of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing & Solution Focused, Existential therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, creative counselling techniques and coaching skills. I hold to the core conditions of empathy, positive non-regard, honesty and non-judgmental which underpin my counselling and psychotherapy practice.
I am an independent counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice. I have knowledge and experience in a variety of roles and settings in the field of human relations & systems. I use a variety of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing & Solution Focused, Existential therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, creative counselling techniques and coaching skills. I hold to the core conditions of empathy, positive non-regard, honesty and non-judgmental which underpin my counselling and psychotherapy practice.
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Photo of Fiona Reid, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Fiona Reid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19  (Online Only)
Do you find relationships hard? Does life feel tough? Is there something you would like to address, but don't know who to talk to? Life can be challenging, and it is not always easy to share these things with friends or family. I can provide a safe space for you to explore and process so you can gain understanding of yourself and feel better. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental listener and I believe that working together to explore how and why your concerns affect you can be transformative. I have seen this through working with clients with various concerns from self-esteem, to big life changes, to processing trauma.
Do you find relationships hard? Does life feel tough? Is there something you would like to address, but don't know who to talk to? Life can be challenging, and it is not always easy to share these things with friends or family. I can provide a safe space for you to explore and process so you can gain understanding of yourself and feel better. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental listener and I believe that working together to explore how and why your concerns affect you can be transformative. I have seen this through working with clients with various concerns from self-esteem, to big life changes, to processing trauma.
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Photo of Amani Hypnotherapy and Counselling, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Amani Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonnyrigg EH19
Life is made up of challenges, some are easy for us to coordinate, others seem to be harder to overcome. We are all products of our lived experiences and have challenges that are unique to us as individuals.There are so many things that impact us in the now that stem from our past experiences of life. Not all experiences may seem to be important, however, each day we have lived has given us an experience which has been either positive or negative. As unique individuals our needs are so important and everyone deserves a safe, non judgmental space to share their thoughts.
Life is made up of challenges, some are easy for us to coordinate, others seem to be harder to overcome. We are all products of our lived experiences and have challenges that are unique to us as individuals.There are so many things that impact us in the now that stem from our past experiences of life. Not all experiences may seem to be important, however, each day we have lived has given us an experience which has been either positive or negative. As unique individuals our needs are so important and everyone deserves a safe, non judgmental space to share their thoughts.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kelly Combe, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Kelly Combe
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Loanhead EH20
I believe that it's important for an individual to find the right counsellor, as one counsellors method may not suit all. I therefore offer my initial consultation at a reduced rate. The initial consultation is not only an opportunity for the counsellors to find out more about the client but also for the client to find out more about the counsellor, giving both the opportunity to discover if a suitable rapport can be built, creating an appropriate environment for counselling to take place.
I believe that it's important for an individual to find the right counsellor, as one counsellors method may not suit all. I therefore offer my initial consultation at a reduced rate. The initial consultation is not only an opportunity for the counsellors to find out more about the client but also for the client to find out more about the counsellor, giving both the opportunity to discover if a suitable rapport can be built, creating an appropriate environment for counselling to take place.
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Photo of Bu Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Bu Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Waitlist for new clients
Bu Therapy works with YOU. You are, after all, the expert with what is going on in your life today. Together we will work on areas that might be affecting your life and what you would like to change. CBT therapy looks at the present rather than the past and identifies negative or maladaptive thinking styles that make you see things differently and out of focus. I will work with you in a collaborative manner so we can correct this “blurred view” of life and bring clarity, focus, and direction back into your life, and “together we can come out of the darkness and into the light".
Bu Therapy works with YOU. You are, after all, the expert with what is going on in your life today. Together we will work on areas that might be affecting your life and what you would like to change. CBT therapy looks at the present rather than the past and identifies negative or maladaptive thinking styles that make you see things differently and out of focus. I will work with you in a collaborative manner so we can correct this “blurred view” of life and bring clarity, focus, and direction back into your life, and “together we can come out of the darkness and into the light".
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Photo of Victoria Gillingham, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Victoria Gillingham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Dalkeith EH22  (Online Only)
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 26 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 26 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
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Photo of Ross Cairns, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Ross Cairns
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. My main training is in a humanistic approach and I have added further training over my many years in practice. I have lots of experience across many areas of therapy and client issues but perhaps some of the main issues that I have worked with include Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. I have also worked with many people who have experienced long term abuse both as children and as adults. I have some specialist training in working with Neuro diverse clients and have good experience with Autistic individuals and those with ADHD. I also offer relationship therapy and work with couples.
I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. My main training is in a humanistic approach and I have added further training over my many years in practice. I have lots of experience across many areas of therapy and client issues but perhaps some of the main issues that I have worked with include Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. I have also worked with many people who have experienced long term abuse both as children and as adults. I have some specialist training in working with Neuro diverse clients and have good experience with Autistic individuals and those with ADHD. I also offer relationship therapy and work with couples.
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Photo of Rachel Rickman, Psychotherapist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Rachel Rickman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Dalkeith EH22  (Online Only)
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
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Photo of Lianne Brodie, Psychotherapist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Lianne Brodie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Loanhead EH20
Hello and welcome to my page. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and out of control. We may experience unhelpful thinking and act in ways that may be out of character. The hardest part can be reaching out and asking for help. The good news is counselling can benefit so many. I know from personal experience that talking therapy can have positive, long lasting effects. I offer online and sessions in nature.
Hello and welcome to my page. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and out of control. We may experience unhelpful thinking and act in ways that may be out of character. The hardest part can be reaching out and asking for help. The good news is counselling can benefit so many. I know from personal experience that talking therapy can have positive, long lasting effects. I offer online and sessions in nature.
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Photo of Monika Trojanowska, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Monika Trojanowska
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
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Photo of Dr Scott, Psychologist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Photo of Mairi Rowan Counselling - Edinburgh and Online, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Mairi Rowan Counselling - Edinburgh and Online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Loanhead EH20
Whatever you are struggling with right now, I know how hard it can be to find someone to talk to. You may still be carrying emotional hurt and pain from past life experiences or finding it hard to cope with more recent life changes or events. Or perhaps you are feeling a bit lost, confused and alone in your life and are no longer experiencing true happiness or enjoyment in the things that you do. All of this may be leading to conflict and tension in your close relationships, having a negative impact on your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, and making you feel more irritable, anxious and depressed day to day.
Whatever you are struggling with right now, I know how hard it can be to find someone to talk to. You may still be carrying emotional hurt and pain from past life experiences or finding it hard to cope with more recent life changes or events. Or perhaps you are feeling a bit lost, confused and alone in your life and are no longer experiencing true happiness or enjoyment in the things that you do. All of this may be leading to conflict and tension in your close relationships, having a negative impact on your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, and making you feel more irritable, anxious and depressed day to day.
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Photo of Doreen Morici in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Doreen Morici
MSc
Loanhead EH20
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
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Photo of Marian Willoner, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Marian Willoner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Danderhall EH22
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
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Photo of Kimberley Cunningham, Psychotherapist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Kimberley Cunningham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
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Photo of Emma Jane Ducklin, Psychologist in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Emma Jane Ducklin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am very pleased to be able to offer a clinical psychology service based in Dalkeith, Midlothian which is high quality, easy and quick to access, and needs-led. I offer individually tailored psychological assessment and therapy for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a whole range of psychological difficulties and mental health issues. My specialist areas include psychological trauma of any kind, perinatal mental health issues including birth trauma, and complicated grief. I tend to work in an integrative way using elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
I am very pleased to be able to offer a clinical psychology service based in Dalkeith, Midlothian which is high quality, easy and quick to access, and needs-led. I offer individually tailored psychological assessment and therapy for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a whole range of psychological difficulties and mental health issues. My specialist areas include psychological trauma of any kind, perinatal mental health issues including birth trauma, and complicated grief. I tend to work in an integrative way using elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
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Photo of Amy Caffrey, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Amy Caffrey
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Are you looking for some support but not sure where to turn? I believe talking is a really powerful thing. I am really passionate about empowering you to become your own therapist by helping you find coping strategies that work for you and you can use in any situation life brings. Talking to a therapist can be quite daunting. However, I truly believe talking through a problem can really help. I can help you to identify and understand issues you are struggling with and together we can come up with a plan on how to help you overcome these.
Are you looking for some support but not sure where to turn? I believe talking is a really powerful thing. I am really passionate about empowering you to become your own therapist by helping you find coping strategies that work for you and you can use in any situation life brings. Talking to a therapist can be quite daunting. However, I truly believe talking through a problem can really help. I can help you to identify and understand issues you are struggling with and together we can come up with a plan on how to help you overcome these.
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Photo of Ariel Dunnett, Counsellor in Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Ariel Dunnett
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified
Dalkeith EH22
At times we can feel anxious, lost inside ourselves, shattered, fragmented and exhausted from trying to be strong. Maybe it's difficult for you to get your bearings and know your sense of direction. Or maybe you are seeking support to get through a particular life event such as a significant loss. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, repeating old unhelpful patterns that leave you feeling bewildered. I believe that finding someone who genuinely wants to understand how you feel without judgement is a good place to start.
At times we can feel anxious, lost inside ourselves, shattered, fragmented and exhausted from trying to be strong. Maybe it's difficult for you to get your bearings and know your sense of direction. Or maybe you are seeking support to get through a particular life event such as a significant loss. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, repeating old unhelpful patterns that leave you feeling bewildered. I believe that finding someone who genuinely wants to understand how you feel without judgement is a good place to start.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bonnyrigg

< 10

Counsellors in Bonnyrigg who prioritize treating:

80% Anxiety
80% Emotional Disturbance
80% Self Esteem
60% Relationship Issues
60% Depression
60% Bereavement
40% Infertility

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in Bonnyrigg see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bonnyrigg?

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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.