Counselling in Southside, Edinburgh

Photo of Victoria Gillingham, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Victoria Gillingham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9  (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 Aaron Kelly, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Aaron Kelly
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
Are you finding life emotionally challenging in some way? I offer specialist, confidential, specifically tailored therapy for clients based on each individual's own unique needs and circumstances. I have undertaken extensive training in a number of psychological treatment approaches which means that I am able to use a pluralistic approach to therapy and treat a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low confidence and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, stress, phobias, anger problems, body image, self-harming, abuse, trauma issues and more.
Are you finding life emotionally challenging in some way? I offer specialist, confidential, specifically tailored therapy for clients based on each individual's own unique needs and circumstances. I have undertaken extensive training in a number of psychological treatment approaches which means that I am able to use a pluralistic approach to therapy and treat a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low confidence and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, stress, phobias, anger problems, body image, self-harming, abuse, trauma issues and more.
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Photo of Joanna Kemp, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Joanna Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards changes that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards changes that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.
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Photo of Ilona Snitka, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ilona Snitka
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a background in medicine. I work with adults and young people 16+ with different issues and from diverse backgrounds with warmth, compassion, and respect for their particular circumstances. I work face to face in private practice in the Newington area of Edinburgh, offering long and short term individual psychotherapy.
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a background in medicine. I work with adults and young people 16+ with different issues and from diverse backgrounds with warmth, compassion, and respect for their particular circumstances. I work face to face in private practice in the Newington area of Edinburgh, offering long and short term individual psychotherapy.
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Photo of Zsofia Kaplar, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Zsofia Kaplar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
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Photo of Dr Corinna Panagou - Trauma Therapist, Psychologist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Corinna Panagou - Trauma Therapist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
Warm welcome, I'm Corinna, an academic and a registered Clinical Psychologist with doctoral-level training in evidence-based therapies, and a profound interest in trauma, and relationship issues. I bring extensive experience from diverse NHS settings, working with various age groups. My integrative approach includes CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, Schema Therapy, and DBT, enriched by psychodynamic insights. I am also trained in Flash and EMDR for trauma. I combine therapies for a personalized and tailored approach to each client's unique needs.
Warm welcome, I'm Corinna, an academic and a registered Clinical Psychologist with doctoral-level training in evidence-based therapies, and a profound interest in trauma, and relationship issues. I bring extensive experience from diverse NHS settings, working with various age groups. My integrative approach includes CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, Schema Therapy, and DBT, enriched by psychodynamic insights. I am also trained in Flash and EMDR for trauma. I combine therapies for a personalized and tailored approach to each client's unique needs.
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Photo of Sam Karpa, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sam Karpa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
Taking the first step towards therapy, or returning to therapy, can be difficult. Yet working through your experiences can help to process life more meaningfully. Being a qualified psychodynamic therapist means that I understand how even the smallest of issues can play such a huge part in what you may be feeling inside. We can work through this together, as I invite you to share your issues in a warm, empathic, yet well-held space.
Taking the first step towards therapy, or returning to therapy, can be difficult. Yet working through your experiences can help to process life more meaningfully. Being a qualified psychodynamic therapist means that I understand how even the smallest of issues can play such a huge part in what you may be feeling inside. We can work through this together, as I invite you to share your issues in a warm, empathic, yet well-held space.
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Photo of Crystal Lei, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Crystal Lei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
I am a fully qualified and BACP-registered counsellor. I am dedicated to offering you a space of psychological safety, compassion and genuine human connection within my therapeutic practice. In a world where feeling truly heard can be a rarity, I believe in the profound healing power of real conversation and empathetic listening.
I am a fully qualified and BACP-registered counsellor. I am dedicated to offering you a space of psychological safety, compassion and genuine human connection within my therapeutic practice. In a world where feeling truly heard can be a rarity, I believe in the profound healing power of real conversation and empathetic listening.
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Photo of Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Josephine Blomqvist Almbring
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is difficult and you want something different, a change for yourself. Therapy is a space where we can share our stories, our histories that influence the person we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as people. I offer a safe, empathic and confidential space where you can explore, without judgement, your story and any personal difficulties you are experiencing. I will work with you, in your rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
Sometimes life is difficult and you want something different, a change for yourself. Therapy is a space where we can share our stories, our histories that influence the person we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as people. I offer a safe, empathic and confidential space where you can explore, without judgement, your story and any personal difficulties you are experiencing. I will work with you, in your rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
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Photo of Iain Campbell Counselling , Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Iain Campbell Counselling
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
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Photo of Dr Pallavi Parihar, Psychologist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Pallavi Parihar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
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Photo of Dr Susan Mackay, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Susan Mackay
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
Here is a safe place where you can bring what’s on your mind and together we can make sense of it to find a clearer way forward. Sometimes troubles can feel too stuck or confusing to find words for. In sessions with me, along with words, we can use art materials, or any to hand objects, like a pencil, a piece of paper or string to express what is happening for you. This can give a cathartic sense of difficulties as if lifted from you and shared. Working together in this way can support new ways of thinking and improve relationships through increased self-awareness and emotional mastery.
Here is a safe place where you can bring what’s on your mind and together we can make sense of it to find a clearer way forward. Sometimes troubles can feel too stuck or confusing to find words for. In sessions with me, along with words, we can use art materials, or any to hand objects, like a pencil, a piece of paper or string to express what is happening for you. This can give a cathartic sense of difficulties as if lifted from you and shared. Working together in this way can support new ways of thinking and improve relationships through increased self-awareness and emotional mastery.
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Photo of Narmeen Ahmad, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Narmeen Ahmad
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southside, Edinburgh EH1
Starting therapy can seem daunting and scary at first. But it's the first step you have taken to embark on this journey. Feeling isolated and not able to make sense of the world around you? Questioning all that you have grown up with? Racing thoughts constantly clouding your mind? Feeling detached, anxious or upset? Not sure how to process what you are experiencing? All this seems pretty overwhelming but more common than you think. Through acceptance and kindness why not allow yourself to be able to make sense of all this through therapy. Let each session speak for itself and discover different parts of yourself.
Starting therapy can seem daunting and scary at first. But it's the first step you have taken to embark on this journey. Feeling isolated and not able to make sense of the world around you? Questioning all that you have grown up with? Racing thoughts constantly clouding your mind? Feeling detached, anxious or upset? Not sure how to process what you are experiencing? All this seems pretty overwhelming but more common than you think. Through acceptance and kindness why not allow yourself to be able to make sense of all this through therapy. Let each session speak for itself and discover different parts of yourself.
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Photo of Ania Kinga, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ania Kinga
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
Kiedy jest nam źle, to normalne że chcemy aby było lepiej. Może nas coś boli, martwi albo przeszkadza nam pewna sytuacja i zastanawiamy się co zrobić, jak rozwiązać nasz problem. Wtedy możemy porozmawiać z psychoterapeutą, osobą która zna się na ludzkiej psychologii (myślach, emocjach, zachowaniach) i która wie, jak pomoc: zrozumieć skąd się bierze problem i jak się z nim zmierzyć. Jako psychoterapeutka pomagam poprzez rozmowę i znam różne sposoby poruszania trudnych tematów, aby było łatwo, emocjonalnie bezpiecznie, ale też konkretnie i skutecznie. Zależnie od problemu, zaproponuję counselling albo psychoterapię.
Kiedy jest nam źle, to normalne że chcemy aby było lepiej. Może nas coś boli, martwi albo przeszkadza nam pewna sytuacja i zastanawiamy się co zrobić, jak rozwiązać nasz problem. Wtedy możemy porozmawiać z psychoterapeutą, osobą która zna się na ludzkiej psychologii (myślach, emocjach, zachowaniach) i która wie, jak pomoc: zrozumieć skąd się bierze problem i jak się z nim zmierzyć. Jako psychoterapeutka pomagam poprzez rozmowę i znam różne sposoby poruszania trudnych tematów, aby było łatwo, emocjonalnie bezpiecznie, ale też konkretnie i skutecznie. Zależnie od problemu, zaproponuję counselling albo psychoterapię.
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Photo of Marie McCahey, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Marie McCahey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
Hi, welcome :). If you recognise the need for change and are committed to exploring the depths of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, this is the space for you. Whether it's dealing with emotional aftermath of a breakup, the desire to unravel the complexities of one's own mind, or to break free from patterns that hinder personal development, you've made the first step. Together, we navigate relationships, unravel patterns, and foster self-awareness, we look at how your experiences have shaped the person you are today.
Hi, welcome :). If you recognise the need for change and are committed to exploring the depths of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, this is the space for you. Whether it's dealing with emotional aftermath of a breakup, the desire to unravel the complexities of one's own mind, or to break free from patterns that hinder personal development, you've made the first step. Together, we navigate relationships, unravel patterns, and foster self-awareness, we look at how your experiences have shaped the person you are today.
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Photo of Kavya Ravi in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kavya Ravi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southside, Edinburgh EH1
Psychotherapy can be beneficial for more than just relief from psychological difficulties, trauma, or crises. It can also facilitate personal development and growth. By providing a confidential and compassionate space, psychotherapy enables individuals to explore their inner selves and reconnect with neglected aspects of themselves. Acknowledging and accepting these parts can be difficult to face alone. However, the therapy process can provide a sense of safety to work through these challenges and explore new ways of being.
Psychotherapy can be beneficial for more than just relief from psychological difficulties, trauma, or crises. It can also facilitate personal development and growth. By providing a confidential and compassionate space, psychotherapy enables individuals to explore their inner selves and reconnect with neglected aspects of themselves. Acknowledging and accepting these parts can be difficult to face alone. However, the therapy process can provide a sense of safety to work through these challenges and explore new ways of being.
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Photo of Vessela Ivkova, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
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Photo of Helena Trebar, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Helena Trebar
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
A decline of one’s sense of wellbeing can be caused by and often leads to greater disconnect and displacement. Certain coping strategies or habits may have ceased in bringing relief and are instead hindering the possibility of living in a more spontaneous way.
A decline of one’s sense of wellbeing can be caused by and often leads to greater disconnect and displacement. Certain coping strategies or habits may have ceased in bringing relief and are instead hindering the possibility of living in a more spontaneous way.
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Photo of Paulina Bak, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southside, Edinburgh EH9
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
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Photo of Matt Cormack, Counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Matt Cormack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southside, Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
At the moment, I am offer low cost psychosexual therapy for individuals, couples, and polyamorous relationships. Psychosexual therapy is a specialist type of therapy to address sexual issues such as, but not limited to, erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed orgasm, or pain during sex. I am keen to work with neurodivergent clients and LGBTQIA+ clients in psychosexual therapy. My practice is queer and neurodivergent affirming. I have experience working with both neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ groups, supported by training. I also bring my lived experience as a queer, neurodivergent therapist.
At the moment, I am offer low cost psychosexual therapy for individuals, couples, and polyamorous relationships. Psychosexual therapy is a specialist type of therapy to address sexual issues such as, but not limited to, erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed orgasm, or pain during sex. I am keen to work with neurodivergent clients and LGBTQIA+ clients in psychosexual therapy. My practice is queer and neurodivergent affirming. I have experience working with both neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ groups, supported by training. I also bring my lived experience as a queer, neurodivergent therapist.
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Number of Counsellors in Southside, Edinburgh

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Southside, Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
82% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
55% Vitality

How Counsellors in Southside, Edinburgh see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southside, Edinburgh?

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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.