Counselling in Haymarket, Edinburgh

Photo of Mama’S Worth - Pregnancy Perinatal Counselling Katalin Thomann, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mama’S Worth - Pregnancy Perinatal Counselling Katalin Thomann
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3
My passion for wanting to support mums was borne out of my own difficult journey into motherhood. A challenging pregnancy and a traumatic birth followed by severe postnatal depression and PTSD fuelled my drive to working with mums to make their journeys more manageable and enjoyable. Having worked hard on recovering from this difficult start to motherhood, I went on to train as a counsellor at the University of Edinburgh (MSc) and Chrysalis (Postgraduate Diploma). I have completed numerous trainings on trauma - specifically birth trauma and continue to participate in CPDs to inform my practice as a perinatal mental health therapist
My passion for wanting to support mums was borne out of my own difficult journey into motherhood. A challenging pregnancy and a traumatic birth followed by severe postnatal depression and PTSD fuelled my drive to working with mums to make their journeys more manageable and enjoyable. Having worked hard on recovering from this difficult start to motherhood, I went on to train as a counsellor at the University of Edinburgh (MSc) and Chrysalis (Postgraduate Diploma). I have completed numerous trainings on trauma - specifically birth trauma and continue to participate in CPDs to inform my practice as a perinatal mental health therapist
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Photo of Sally Wright, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sally Wright
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
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Photo of BeeSan Psychotherapy and Counselling Services, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
BeeSan Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Starting therapy may seem daunting at first as we try to make sense of our world, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We might be repeating patterns of behaviour in our present lives due to past experiences and patterns. I want to help you shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues and reveal new perspectives. Whether it’s self-development, addressing emotional and psychological issues, or processing traumatic events, I will work with you to help you become more integrated in yourself. I offer both online and in-person appointments in the centre of Edinburgh where we will work together to help you achieve your goal.
Starting therapy may seem daunting at first as we try to make sense of our world, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We might be repeating patterns of behaviour in our present lives due to past experiences and patterns. I want to help you shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues and reveal new perspectives. Whether it’s self-development, addressing emotional and psychological issues, or processing traumatic events, I will work with you to help you become more integrated in yourself. I offer both online and in-person appointments in the centre of Edinburgh where we will work together to help you achieve your goal.
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Photo of Kerry Kirkwood, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kerry Kirkwood
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
What is it that moves us to look into ourselves? Such moments maybe preceded by climacteric, pivotal moments in which our lives seem redirected; a crisis of health, an accident, betrayal, a diagnosis, abandonment, grief, an uneasy feeling, discord, or ‘breakdown’ We may need to reflect on issues which were too big to hold at the time from our childhood. Perhaps we need to revisit adulthood landmarks or are seeking a deeper knowing of who we are. It could be that it is your current living situation or the broader climatic, cultural, societal, and global events that prompt and move you to examine your life.
What is it that moves us to look into ourselves? Such moments maybe preceded by climacteric, pivotal moments in which our lives seem redirected; a crisis of health, an accident, betrayal, a diagnosis, abandonment, grief, an uneasy feeling, discord, or ‘breakdown’ We may need to reflect on issues which were too big to hold at the time from our childhood. Perhaps we need to revisit adulthood landmarks or are seeking a deeper knowing of who we are. It could be that it is your current living situation or the broader climatic, cultural, societal, and global events that prompt and move you to examine your life.
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Photo of Jane Edwards, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
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Photo of Marika Maria Lisowska Gestalt Therapy, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Marika Maria Lisowska Gestalt Therapy
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
I get that it’s not easy to ask for support and admit to vulnerability. I view therapy as as a journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we will work with your ‘embodied awareness’ of ‘how’ you are in relationships, ‘how’ you make choices and ‘how’ you co-create your world. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what seems 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support', fully acknowledge the situation we are in, and commit to work.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
I get that it’s not easy to ask for support and admit to vulnerability. I view therapy as as a journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we will work with your ‘embodied awareness’ of ‘how’ you are in relationships, ‘how’ you make choices and ‘how’ you co-create your world. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what seems 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support', fully acknowledge the situation we are in, and commit to work.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
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Photo of Suzanne Price, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Suzanne Price
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Life can be very challenging at times leading to anxious feelings, low self esteem and depression. Whether this is down to some recent happening with family, work, friends other relationships or life transitions. Or something else that is worrying you. I offer a judgement-free space with emotional support away from everyday life and this might be just what you need right now. Allowing yourself some time and opportunity to process the situation while considering your thoughts and feelings. If change is what you need, counselling is a great start.
Life can be very challenging at times leading to anxious feelings, low self esteem and depression. Whether this is down to some recent happening with family, work, friends other relationships or life transitions. Or something else that is worrying you. I offer a judgement-free space with emotional support away from everyday life and this might be just what you need right now. Allowing yourself some time and opportunity to process the situation while considering your thoughts and feelings. If change is what you need, counselling is a great start.
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Photo of Carolyn Cassidy, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Carolyn Cassidy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Hello and a warm welcome. Counselling is a process in which a trained therapist can help you to understand and deal with difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. These can be linked with previous difficult life experiences. People often seek counselling when they are going through challenging times in their lives. You may be feeling low, anxious or depressed. I can help you make sense of what is happening and try to help you to find ways of dealing with this.
Hello and a warm welcome. Counselling is a process in which a trained therapist can help you to understand and deal with difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. These can be linked with previous difficult life experiences. People often seek counselling when they are going through challenging times in their lives. You may be feeling low, anxious or depressed. I can help you make sense of what is happening and try to help you to find ways of dealing with this.
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Photo of Ali Hogan, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ali Hogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. It could be something in particular that is causing you difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self confidence, bereavement or relationship issues (family, personal or work). Or it can be a feeling of uncertainty, something about how you are feeling isn't quite right. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason I give attention to what is happening now, your personal history, life situation and narrative.
When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. It could be something in particular that is causing you difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self confidence, bereavement or relationship issues (family, personal or work). Or it can be a feeling of uncertainty, something about how you are feeling isn't quite right. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason I give attention to what is happening now, your personal history, life situation and narrative.
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Photo of Tom Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
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Photo of Ellie Pickett, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ellie Pickett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
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Photo of Katie Murray, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Katie Murray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Making the decision to start therapy is a courageous one. And if you are thinking about therapy you already recognise the need for someone to talk to about the difficulties you are experiencing. It can be challenging, but therapy can help you make sense of your life, be transformative and help you better understand your relationship with yourself and others.
Making the decision to start therapy is a courageous one. And if you are thinking about therapy you already recognise the need for someone to talk to about the difficulties you are experiencing. It can be challenging, but therapy can help you make sense of your life, be transformative and help you better understand your relationship with yourself and others.
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Photo of Holly Allen, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Holly Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3
Coming to counselling is daunting - I want to eleviate as much of those initial fears as I can - I will never push my clients to speak about anything they are not ready to. My sessions go at my clients pace - I am not the expert in their lives - they are, my clients autonomy is something that I will encourage my clients to explore. Quite often we have the answers and know ourselves what we need to do to change or improve our lives but we need the help to uncover it.  In a world of filters, social media and the insatiable need to always be and want more it is no wonder the children and young people in our lives are suffering.
Coming to counselling is daunting - I want to eleviate as much of those initial fears as I can - I will never push my clients to speak about anything they are not ready to. My sessions go at my clients pace - I am not the expert in their lives - they are, my clients autonomy is something that I will encourage my clients to explore. Quite often we have the answers and know ourselves what we need to do to change or improve our lives but we need the help to uncover it.  In a world of filters, social media and the insatiable need to always be and want more it is no wonder the children and young people in our lives are suffering.
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Photo of Ruth Galloway-Kirkland, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Are you here for support, but you aren't sure if counselling is quite right for you? I am a Coach and a Therapist. I will facilitate a transformational coaching experience in which you will experience profound personal change. I work well with senior leaders, founders, leaders, solo-preneurs, and entrepreneurs. In addition, I am an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), and Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Psychotherapist. I work especially well with trauma, sleep issues, and addictions. I have 1 coaching space, and no counselling spaces available now.
Are you here for support, but you aren't sure if counselling is quite right for you? I am a Coach and a Therapist. I will facilitate a transformational coaching experience in which you will experience profound personal change. I work well with senior leaders, founders, leaders, solo-preneurs, and entrepreneurs. In addition, I am an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), and Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Psychotherapist. I work especially well with trauma, sleep issues, and addictions. I have 1 coaching space, and no counselling spaces available now.
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Photo of Paddy Hare, Counsellor in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Paddy Hare
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12
Do you want to talk about the big stuff? Does it feel like it’s too big sometimes, and that it’ll make the people around you treat you differently? Does sharing those parts of yourself feel like they’re a ‘burden’ to others? Do you feel like you’ve been punished just for being yourself? I’m not scared of the big stuff. It deserves time, attention, and respect, just like you. I want to be gentle with whatever process you are going through. I don’t know if you’re like me yet, but I’ve had enough of the world’s unkindness.
Do you want to talk about the big stuff? Does it feel like it’s too big sometimes, and that it’ll make the people around you treat you differently? Does sharing those parts of yourself feel like they’re a ‘burden’ to others? Do you feel like you’ve been punished just for being yourself? I’m not scared of the big stuff. It deserves time, attention, and respect, just like you. I want to be gentle with whatever process you are going through. I don’t know if you’re like me yet, but I’ve had enough of the world’s unkindness.
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Photo of Prism Psychology, Psychologist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Prism Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Online Therapists

Photo of Noam Simon, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Noam Simon
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
So often our difficulties make us feel stuck, bound in place. Sometimes we can see we are caught in a loop, but don't know how to get free. Or we know what to do, but just can't seem to do it. And sometimes we don't even know what is making us feel stuck and where to start. Problems with our health, mood, traumatic experiences, changes to our life circumstances such as our employment or living arrangement, relationships, achievements, habits- any of these can make us feel stuck. Even good things such as weddings or promotions can be a stressor that gets us feeling this way.
So often our difficulties make us feel stuck, bound in place. Sometimes we can see we are caught in a loop, but don't know how to get free. Or we know what to do, but just can't seem to do it. And sometimes we don't even know what is making us feel stuck and where to start. Problems with our health, mood, traumatic experiences, changes to our life circumstances such as our employment or living arrangement, relationships, achievements, habits- any of these can make us feel stuck. Even good things such as weddings or promotions can be a stressor that gets us feeling this way.
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Photo of Dr Elaine A Smith, Psychologist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Elaine A Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Edinburgh EH2  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious and struggling to focus at work? Maybe you dread work, and perhaps you are off sick or feel close to burnout. Work-related stress and burnout are challenging, and can really impact performance, confidence and mental health. This can create a vicious cycle of mood and work performance difficulties, due to feeling 'not good enough', and feeling under pressure to put on a 'brave face'. It can feel isolating to experience this high pressure, especially if your peers do not discuss their struggles. Regardless of job role, we are human and at times we all need support.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious and struggling to focus at work? Maybe you dread work, and perhaps you are off sick or feel close to burnout. Work-related stress and burnout are challenging, and can really impact performance, confidence and mental health. This can create a vicious cycle of mood and work performance difficulties, due to feeling 'not good enough', and feeling under pressure to put on a 'brave face'. It can feel isolating to experience this high pressure, especially if your peers do not discuss their struggles. Regardless of job role, we are human and at times we all need support.
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Photo of Sylvain H. Ayité, Psychotherapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sylvain H. Ayité
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I work from the heart to bring about spiritual development with psychological healing. I am focused on helping my clients achieve positive, tangible, and permanent changes. With 20 years’ experience in the helping profession, I have helped people improve their life outlook on issues related to and including mental health and wellbeing, childhood trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, relationships, love and loss as well as professional development.
I work from the heart to bring about spiritual development with psychological healing. I am focused on helping my clients achieve positive, tangible, and permanent changes. With 20 years’ experience in the helping profession, I have helped people improve their life outlook on issues related to and including mental health and wellbeing, childhood trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, relationships, love and loss as well as professional development.
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Photo of Lorena Recio Aparicio, Psychologist in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lorena Recio Aparicio
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
If you are tired of feeling confused and lost in your life and you struggle to deal with daily life events, if you are experiencing a difficult moment and you do not have the coping skills to bear it or if you feel you are not confident enough to make the changes that you would like to make and you struggle with your relationships and putting bounderies to those relationships, I would like to help you by upskilling you with the knowledge and abilites you need to face the issues you might find.
If you are tired of feeling confused and lost in your life and you struggle to deal with daily life events, if you are experiencing a difficult moment and you do not have the coping skills to bear it or if you feel you are not confident enough to make the changes that you would like to make and you struggle with your relationships and putting bounderies to those relationships, I would like to help you by upskilling you with the knowledge and abilites you need to face the issues you might find.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Haymarket, Edinburgh

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Haymarket, Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

94% Relationship Issues
94% Depression
94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
81% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Haymarket, Edinburgh see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Haymarket, Edinburgh?

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.