Counselling in Falkirk

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C Jane Boyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
I am a fully insured, fully qualified, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have 10 years of experience working in various mental health roles within a local mental health charity, including as a Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Senior Manager. I have worked with adults and young people aged 13 plus, who are experiencing mental ill health or reduced mental wellbeing. I have experience working with a range of mental health symptoms and presenting issues. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am a fully insured, fully qualified, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have 10 years of experience working in various mental health roles within a local mental health charity, including as a Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Senior Manager. I have worked with adults and young people aged 13 plus, who are experiencing mental ill health or reduced mental wellbeing. I have experience working with a range of mental health symptoms and presenting issues. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
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HMH Therapy
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Hi my name is Heather Hutchison of HMH Therapy and I am an experienced Hypnotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. My areas of specialisms are Anxiety and/or Depression as well treating the more traditional hypnotherapy areas such as smoking cessation, habit breaks and weight management. I work with both adults and children from the age of 7 years upwards using a client centred approached. I hold an enhanced full disclosure certificate enabling me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
Hi my name is Heather Hutchison of HMH Therapy and I am an experienced Hypnotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. My areas of specialisms are Anxiety and/or Depression as well treating the more traditional hypnotherapy areas such as smoking cessation, habit breaks and weight management. I work with both adults and children from the age of 7 years upwards using a client centred approached. I hold an enhanced full disclosure certificate enabling me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
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Clare Williamina Foster
MSc
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Hi There, Im Clare, I am a qualified psychotherapist and have been working in the counselling field since 2015, I understand all too well what life circumstances can bring people into the counselling room. It can be a very hard decision to make to come to therapy as the process can be emotional. I offer safe and confidential counselling with an integrative approach that really works well with life issues. Taking the first step to come into counselling is often the hardest part, I would love to work with you through whatever life situation you may be facing or have experienced.
Hi There, Im Clare, I am a qualified psychotherapist and have been working in the counselling field since 2015, I understand all too well what life circumstances can bring people into the counselling room. It can be a very hard decision to make to come to therapy as the process can be emotional. I offer safe and confidential counselling with an integrative approach that really works well with life issues. Taking the first step to come into counselling is often the hardest part, I would love to work with you through whatever life situation you may be facing or have experienced.
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Karen Campbell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Karen and I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, having worked within a GP surgery and my private practice. I have experience of working with a wide range of client issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, illness, relationship and family issues, sexual identity, body image, bereavement and loss and many others. I am working one-to-one, long and short-term with individuals from the age of 16 years via telephone and the Zoom video conferencing app.
Hi, I’m Karen and I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, having worked within a GP surgery and my private practice. I have experience of working with a wide range of client issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, illness, relationship and family issues, sexual identity, body image, bereavement and loss and many others. I am working one-to-one, long and short-term with individuals from the age of 16 years via telephone and the Zoom video conferencing app.
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Rebecca Connelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
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.
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Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
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Robert Michael Haas
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1  (Online Only)
I am a person-centred counsellor and place a strong emphasis on my client’s being the experts of their own lives, I am the person to walk alongside and help manoeuvre difficult territoty. Although I’m happy to work with clients of all walks of life and offer a therapeutic relationship to anyone, I have a specific interest in working with queer people, neuro-diverse people and people affected by religious trauma. My practice is primarily focussed around letting my client lead the conversation and I pick up on potentially hard parts and offer empathy, kindness and acceptance to them.
I am a person-centred counsellor and place a strong emphasis on my client’s being the experts of their own lives, I am the person to walk alongside and help manoeuvre difficult territoty. Although I’m happy to work with clients of all walks of life and offer a therapeutic relationship to anyone, I have a specific interest in working with queer people, neuro-diverse people and people affected by religious trauma. My practice is primarily focussed around letting my client lead the conversation and I pick up on potentially hard parts and offer empathy, kindness and acceptance to them.
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Wendy Sneddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
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Marion Laird
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
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Antonia Higgins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2
Not accepting new clients
I offer face-to-face counselling from my therapy room in Falkirk and online video counselling. I work with adults of all genders individually, and with couples or small groups for relationship counselling. Counselling can have a positive impact in helping you deal with many issues including abuse, anxiety, bullying, confidence, depression, domestic abuse, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, personal boundaries, self-harming behaviours, trauma and work-related problems.
I offer face-to-face counselling from my therapy room in Falkirk and online video counselling. I work with adults of all genders individually, and with couples or small groups for relationship counselling. Counselling can have a positive impact in helping you deal with many issues including abuse, anxiety, bullying, confidence, depression, domestic abuse, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, personal boundaries, self-harming behaviours, trauma and work-related problems.
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Margaret Rose Gibson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
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Kerry Mooney
MSc
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1  (Online Only)
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
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Photo of Jill Ogston, Psychologist in Falkirk, Scotland
Jill Ogston
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK2  (Online Only)
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
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Katrina Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falkirk FK1
Receiving criticism and having conditions and opinions put on you, may prevent you from being your real self, impacting your confidence and self-belief. Carrying shame and guilt may mean you put yourself down and compare yourself to others. Not feeling good enough and unheard can be overwhelming, increasing anxiety and low mood. Counselling can help you process and move past unspoken experiences with issues of loss, abuse, confidence and relationships. It can support you to communicate your feelings more assertively, making your relationships more fulfilling. Encouraging self-kindness is sprinkled throughout my practice.
Receiving criticism and having conditions and opinions put on you, may prevent you from being your real self, impacting your confidence and self-belief. Carrying shame and guilt may mean you put yourself down and compare yourself to others. Not feeling good enough and unheard can be overwhelming, increasing anxiety and low mood. Counselling can help you process and move past unspoken experiences with issues of loss, abuse, confidence and relationships. It can support you to communicate your feelings more assertively, making your relationships more fulfilling. Encouraging self-kindness is sprinkled throughout my practice.
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Dr Dawn Lindsay
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
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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Photo of Vicky McLeod, Psychologist in Falkirk, Scotland
Vicky McLeod
Psychologist, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
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.
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Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph
MSc
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
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Photo of Dr Hazel Connery, Psychologist in Falkirk, Scotland
Dr Hazel Connery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist with almost two decades of experience working with adults to treat a wide range of emotional difficulties. I can provide one to one therapy as well as remote sessions for example, via Skype. I can help with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including, anxiety, work/exam stress, OCD, abuse, depression, low self-esteem and trauma including PTSD. I also have specialist experience in helping people from a psychological perspective to manage chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, memory difficulties and other issues associated with ageing.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with almost two decades of experience working with adults to treat a wide range of emotional difficulties. I can provide one to one therapy as well as remote sessions for example, via Skype. I can help with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including, anxiety, work/exam stress, OCD, abuse, depression, low self-esteem and trauma including PTSD. I also have specialist experience in helping people from a psychological perspective to manage chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, memory difficulties and other issues associated with ageing.
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Photo of Sue Cooper, Counsellor in Falkirk, Scotland
Sue Cooper
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Falkirk

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Falkirk who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
77% Bereavement
74% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aviva
33% AXA PPP
33% WPA

How Counsellors in Falkirk see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Falkirk?

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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.