Counselling in Dunblane

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Alex Oliver
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
As a Sports and Exercise Psychologist (in training), I support and empower my clients to overcome challenges faced. Challenges may be anxiety and motivation to engage in exercise or may relate to sporting performance.
As a Sports and Exercise Psychologist (in training), I support and empower my clients to overcome challenges faced. Challenges may be anxiety and motivation to engage in exercise or may relate to sporting performance.
0121 817 3720 View 0121 817 3720
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Suze Mackintosh
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
Hi I'm Suze. I am a fully registered Play Therapist, accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). My background is in primary teaching and over the past twenty years I have supported children and families with a range of difficulties and needs. Children of any age can face challenges and it can be difficult for them to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Play Therapy is to children, what counselling is to adults. I offer a supportive and healing therapeutic approach where children experience acceptance, validation, and we work together to promote emotional wellbeing, healing and growth.
Hi I'm Suze. I am a fully registered Play Therapist, accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). My background is in primary teaching and over the past twenty years I have supported children and families with a range of difficulties and needs. Children of any age can face challenges and it can be difficult for them to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Play Therapy is to children, what counselling is to adults. I offer a supportive and healing therapeutic approach where children experience acceptance, validation, and we work together to promote emotional wellbeing, healing and growth.
0121 827 6921 View 0121 827 6921
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Cheryl Young
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
As a CBT Therapist, I have experience in supporting clients with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, low self esteem, depression and grief. My clients often come to me ready to make a change, have a goal they want to achieve or just want to explore why they behave in certain ways. CBT gives you the tools to do this, working together to achieve your goal, make the necessary changes and how to maintain them. My specialities lie in treating low self esteem, men's mental health and work related stress and anxiety. I am also trained in suicide prevention, having completed my ASIST training in 2023.
As a CBT Therapist, I have experience in supporting clients with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, low self esteem, depression and grief. My clients often come to me ready to make a change, have a goal they want to achieve or just want to explore why they behave in certain ways. CBT gives you the tools to do this, working together to achieve your goal, make the necessary changes and how to maintain them. My specialities lie in treating low self esteem, men's mental health and work related stress and anxiety. I am also trained in suicide prevention, having completed my ASIST training in 2023.
01786 649914 View 01786 649914
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Stella Cloquet
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
We all have periods in our life where we struggle to understand or find meaning in what is happening to us. I know from my own experience, and that of the clients I have worked with, that acknowledging we need help is challenging and asking for help can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. Hopefully by reading my profile, you will find information that will help you to decide if you would like to find out more about us working together.In my approach to therapy, the relationship we will form will be central to providing a safe space for you to explore with confidence, the current challenges you are experiencing.
We all have periods in our life where we struggle to understand or find meaning in what is happening to us. I know from my own experience, and that of the clients I have worked with, that acknowledging we need help is challenging and asking for help can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. Hopefully by reading my profile, you will find information that will help you to decide if you would like to find out more about us working together.In my approach to therapy, the relationship we will form will be central to providing a safe space for you to explore with confidence, the current challenges you are experiencing.
01786 239839 View 01786 239839
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Dr Dawn Lindsay
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
I am a qualified HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and I have worked within the NHS for 9 years in specialist services for adult mental health and clinical health. It can be very difficult to make the decision to seek support for your mental health and psychological wellbeing. My priority is in creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space, with warmth and compassion to help you speak openly. I work from an integrative approach, drawing on a range of evidence-based therapies to best with your experiences and difficulties.
I am a qualified HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and I have worked within the NHS for 9 years in specialist services for adult mental health and clinical health. It can be very difficult to make the decision to seek support for your mental health and psychological wellbeing. My priority is in creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space, with warmth and compassion to help you speak openly. I work from an integrative approach, drawing on a range of evidence-based therapies to best with your experiences and difficulties.
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Tranquility Toolbox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
I am a qualified CBT therapist and a Neurodivergent counsellor who is passionate about supporting people. No matter what you bring to our sessions, I will provide you with a safe and confidential space and provide you with some tools to bring tranquility back into your life. My mission is to empower, support, coach, teach and inspire all that cross my path. My counselling style is person centred and I use my expertise to personalise my counselling approach to best meet my clients needs. I draw from many modalities such as motivational interviewing, compassion focused therapy and solution focused therapy.
I am a qualified CBT therapist and a Neurodivergent counsellor who is passionate about supporting people. No matter what you bring to our sessions, I will provide you with a safe and confidential space and provide you with some tools to bring tranquility back into your life. My mission is to empower, support, coach, teach and inspire all that cross my path. My counselling style is person centred and I use my expertise to personalise my counselling approach to best meet my clients needs. I draw from many modalities such as motivational interviewing, compassion focused therapy and solution focused therapy.
01259 235986 View 01259 235986
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Sparc-CBT
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15  (Online Only)
I offer online 1-1 CBT sessions of psychotherapy for various mental health conditions, including anxiety & depression. We can start by having a free 15 minute chat by Teams, WhatsApp video, FaceTime etc initially. You can ask me questions you need to know to help you decide if you would like to go ahead & book a session with me. Bookings can be made on my Sparc-CBT Therapy Facebook page, or by telephone, or by e-mail. My aim it to provide you with the comfort of a safe therapeutic relationship that will allow you, through facilitation, to flourish in your life. My 30+ years career has been involved in offering support & guidance.
I offer online 1-1 CBT sessions of psychotherapy for various mental health conditions, including anxiety & depression. We can start by having a free 15 minute chat by Teams, WhatsApp video, FaceTime etc initially. You can ask me questions you need to know to help you decide if you would like to go ahead & book a session with me. Bookings can be made on my Sparc-CBT Therapy Facebook page, or by telephone, or by e-mail. My aim it to provide you with the comfort of a safe therapeutic relationship that will allow you, through facilitation, to flourish in your life. My 30+ years career has been involved in offering support & guidance.
01786 232238 View 01786 232238
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Vicky McLeod
Psychologist, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
I am a seasoned therapist committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to seeking personal growth and healing. With a foundation built on empathy, understanding, strong interpersonal skills, trustworthiness, flexibility, and sensitivity, I take a person-centred approach which puts clients at the centre. Prioritising your unique perspective, I create an environment free from judgment, fostering open and honest exploration. Through attentive and reflective listening, I aim to deeply understand your experiences, providing a space for your narrative to unfold, cultivating a trusting collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I am a seasoned therapist committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to seeking personal growth and healing. With a foundation built on empathy, understanding, strong interpersonal skills, trustworthiness, flexibility, and sensitivity, I take a person-centred approach which puts clients at the centre. Prioritising your unique perspective, I create an environment free from judgment, fostering open and honest exploration. Through attentive and reflective listening, I aim to deeply understand your experiences, providing a space for your narrative to unfold, cultivating a trusting collaborative therapeutic relationship.
01786 236991 View 01786 236991
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Kimberley Cunningham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunblane FK15
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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Isabella Burns Msc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stirling FK8
I am an experienced counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with adult individuals and couples. I work with clients who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, such as: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic, relationship issues, gender identity, life changes. I provide a safe and confidential environment for clients online. Each person is unique and experiences life in different ways. If your particular problem isn't listed here, don't let this put you off contacting me. I can offer short or long term counselling.
I am an experienced counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with adult individuals and couples. I work with clients who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, such as: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic, relationship issues, gender identity, life changes. I provide a safe and confidential environment for clients online. Each person is unique and experiences life in different ways. If your particular problem isn't listed here, don't let this put you off contacting me. I can offer short or long term counselling.
07998 073623 View 07998 073623
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Elanor Cormack
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
I am Dr Elanor Cormack and am a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist based in Perthshire, Scotland. I operate Cormack Psychology to provide psychologist support to sport performers and exercisers of all levels. I bring more than a decade of experience working in sports management, combined with academic studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. I believe that everyone can benefit from psychological support and development, regardless of their level of involvement in sport or exercise. I draw my approach from the needs of my client and spend time exploring these with clients before agreeing a plan of support.
I am Dr Elanor Cormack and am a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist based in Perthshire, Scotland. I operate Cormack Psychology to provide psychologist support to sport performers and exercisers of all levels. I bring more than a decade of experience working in sports management, combined with academic studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. I believe that everyone can benefit from psychological support and development, regardless of their level of involvement in sport or exercise. I draw my approach from the needs of my client and spend time exploring these with clients before agreeing a plan of support.
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Naomi Nyamudoka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
01764 915840 View 01764 915840
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Robert McNeil Geelan
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
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Limitless Counselling (Caroline)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stirling FK9
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
01382 919400 View 01382 919400
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Samantha Chapman-Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Auchterarder PH4  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feelings of inadequacy and a fraud? Do you often doubt your accomplishments and compare yourself unfavorably to others? Perhaps you're burdened by high standards and the constant pressure to achieve flawlessness? I help individuals like you break free from these patterns. Through therapy, we'll work together to develop a healthier self-perception, build confidence, increase motivation, and reduce anxiety so that you can start to live the life that you want to.
Are you struggling with feelings of inadequacy and a fraud? Do you often doubt your accomplishments and compare yourself unfavorably to others? Perhaps you're burdened by high standards and the constant pressure to achieve flawlessness? I help individuals like you break free from these patterns. Through therapy, we'll work together to develop a healthier self-perception, build confidence, increase motivation, and reduce anxiety so that you can start to live the life that you want to.
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NP Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stirling FK9  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
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Caitlin Imray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stirling FK8
Hello, welcome. I'm Caitlin, a highly sensitive therapist providing an inclusive and personalised therapy space where you can begin to feel better. For many of us, the world can feel like it is made for certain types of people. As an HSP (highly sensitive person), I know what it's like to feel expected to conform, mask or tick certain boxes. Most of us know that one size does not fit all. Unfortunately, the world, including the therapy world, can often feel like this is the case. This can feel restrictive and overwhelming for those of us who feel different.
Hello, welcome. I'm Caitlin, a highly sensitive therapist providing an inclusive and personalised therapy space where you can begin to feel better. For many of us, the world can feel like it is made for certain types of people. As an HSP (highly sensitive person), I know what it's like to feel expected to conform, mask or tick certain boxes. Most of us know that one size does not fit all. Unfortunately, the world, including the therapy world, can often feel like this is the case. This can feel restrictive and overwhelming for those of us who feel different.
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Photo of Emma Rhodes, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Emma Rhodes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stirling FK7
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
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Dr Cheryl Venart - Neurodivergent Specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stirling FK9
Are you looking for some support? Perhaps you have autism/ADHD? As a Health Psychologist, I work holistically to consider your mental and physical health. Having lived experience of being a neurodivergent Psychologist, I am also uniquely skilled in supporting neurodivergent clients, life coaching (ADHD, sensory challenges and advocacy), self-esteem and diagnosing and assessing ADHD. I work with adults of all ages, and young people (8+ years old). I currently provide gold standard and thorough ADHD assessments for adolescents (16+) and adults. - Please contact the admin email on my website, as I am currently on leave at present. -
Are you looking for some support? Perhaps you have autism/ADHD? As a Health Psychologist, I work holistically to consider your mental and physical health. Having lived experience of being a neurodivergent Psychologist, I am also uniquely skilled in supporting neurodivergent clients, life coaching (ADHD, sensory challenges and advocacy), self-esteem and diagnosing and assessing ADHD. I work with adults of all ages, and young people (8+ years old). I currently provide gold standard and thorough ADHD assessments for adolescents (16+) and adults. - Please contact the admin email on my website, as I am currently on leave at present. -
0141 673 8378 View 0141 673 8378
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Rebecca Connelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK8
I work with people to help them make sense of their emotions and process their experiences through therapy. I work with people who have had challenging childhoods, family relationships and work lives, or have experienced abuse and trauma. My work includes deeply understanding life changing experiences of loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I also work with people who feel that they might need counselling but are unsure about the causes and maintenances of their feelings and behaviours. Life is varied and complex- your reasons for coming to counselling might be too.
I work with people to help them make sense of their emotions and process their experiences through therapy. I work with people who have had challenging childhoods, family relationships and work lives, or have experienced abuse and trauma. My work includes deeply understanding life changing experiences of loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I also work with people who feel that they might need counselling but are unsure about the causes and maintenances of their feelings and behaviours. Life is varied and complex- your reasons for coming to counselling might be too.
01324 374336 View 01324 374336

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dunblane

< 10

Counsellors in Dunblane who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% WPA

How Counsellors in Dunblane see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dunblane?

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.