Counselling in Glasgow

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Michelle Black
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G51
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
0141 673 6682 View 0141 673 6682
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Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
01698 757622 View 01698 757622
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Shirley Burton
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Whether short- or long-term support is required, we are social beings and respond best to the security of a trusting relationship - I seek to start building that together immediately, regardless of the person or what they are bringing. When we feel safe from judgement, it is easier to access the answers to the questions that we seek, moving through challenges with more resilience and allowing us to tap into our innate intuition for guidance.
Whether short- or long-term support is required, we are social beings and respond best to the security of a trusting relationship - I seek to start building that together immediately, regardless of the person or what they are bringing. When we feel safe from judgement, it is easier to access the answers to the questions that we seek, moving through challenges with more resilience and allowing us to tap into our innate intuition for guidance.
0141 465 5930 View 0141 465 5930
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Dr Louise Legg
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
01355 206752 View 01355 206752
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Carla Canepa
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
0141 280 2057 View 0141 280 2057
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Nick Kartsanis
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
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Dr Emma Selby
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
Not accepting new clients
I believe the difficulties we experience in life can be highly impactful on how we see ourselves, how we relate to ourselves/others and on our own wellbeing. We can become stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, trapped in our own internal conflict or afraid of/detached from our own emotion. Recognising that each of us is unique, I view therapy as a highly individualised process that aims to help us understand how our own internal world may be impacting our external problems. Focus is placed on gaining a compassionate understanding of why our lives are as they are and on processing any blocked emotion that is preventing change.
I believe the difficulties we experience in life can be highly impactful on how we see ourselves, how we relate to ourselves/others and on our own wellbeing. We can become stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, trapped in our own internal conflict or afraid of/detached from our own emotion. Recognising that each of us is unique, I view therapy as a highly individualised process that aims to help us understand how our own internal world may be impacting our external problems. Focus is placed on gaining a compassionate understanding of why our lives are as they are and on processing any blocked emotion that is preventing change.
0141 465 5636 View 0141 465 5636
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Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G62  (Online Only)
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
0141 673 3016 View 0141 673 3016
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David Barr
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G41
Hello, I’m David. A very warm welcome to my page. Life can be really tough and challenging, particularly in these current uncertain times. Our tricky minds are often good at allowing us to become overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and this can make us stuck in certain behaviours and struggling to make sense of things. You may find yourself feeling anxious, low in mood or feeling stuck but not sure how to change things. Whatever may be going on for you, it can really help to have someone to talk to impartially to give you the space to talk through your difficulties, gain valuable insights and work towards your goals.
Hello, I’m David. A very warm welcome to my page. Life can be really tough and challenging, particularly in these current uncertain times. Our tricky minds are often good at allowing us to become overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and this can make us stuck in certain behaviours and struggling to make sense of things. You may find yourself feeling anxious, low in mood or feeling stuck but not sure how to change things. Whatever may be going on for you, it can really help to have someone to talk to impartially to give you the space to talk through your difficulties, gain valuable insights and work towards your goals.
0141 673 0008 View 0141 673 0008
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Jenny Leivo
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
0141 473 6967 View 0141 473 6967
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Yew Tree Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G41
We provide Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals dealing with personal or sexual issues and Couples dealing with Relationship issues or Sexual difficulties. Psychosexual therapy or Sex Therapy is a talking-based treatment and doesn't involve touch during consultation. Psychosexual problems can be emotional and/or psychological and can be caused by, or lead to, physical problems. Our approach is based on the Biopsychosocial Healthcare Model so, we may at times refer a client to a GP if necessary e.g., for an endocrine test to check various hormone levels.
We provide Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals dealing with personal or sexual issues and Couples dealing with Relationship issues or Sexual difficulties. Psychosexual therapy or Sex Therapy is a talking-based treatment and doesn't involve touch during consultation. Psychosexual problems can be emotional and/or psychological and can be caused by, or lead to, physical problems. Our approach is based on the Biopsychosocial Healthcare Model so, we may at times refer a client to a GP if necessary e.g., for an endocrine test to check various hormone levels.
0141 673 9563 View 0141 673 9563
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Michelle O'Shea
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I qualified in 2016 and have since worked with adults and older adults with a range of difficulties such a low mood, anxiety, stress, insomnia or struggling to cope with changes in their life. I have a particular interest in helping people adjust to changes in their physical health and managing the challenges that comes with this.
Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I qualified in 2016 and have since worked with adults and older adults with a range of difficulties such a low mood, anxiety, stress, insomnia or struggling to cope with changes in their life. I have a particular interest in helping people adjust to changes in their physical health and managing the challenges that comes with this.
0141 673 8814 View 0141 673 8814
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Nicola Toye Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Glasgow G33
Do you feel you would like your relationship to be in a better place? Perhaps you're going through a life transition, such as becoming parents, or you're raising a family and you would love to find that spark between you as a couple again. Have you noticed a distance between you, and that you miss the closeness and intimacy you once shared? Maybe your relationship has reached a crisis point such as an affair and you're looking to help your relationship heal. Or maybe communication has become an issue, leaving you feeling that your true needs are not being met and you would like to understand each other better.
Do you feel you would like your relationship to be in a better place? Perhaps you're going through a life transition, such as becoming parents, or you're raising a family and you would love to find that spark between you as a couple again. Have you noticed a distance between you, and that you miss the closeness and intimacy you once shared? Maybe your relationship has reached a crisis point such as an affair and you're looking to help your relationship heal. Or maybe communication has become an issue, leaving you feeling that your true needs are not being met and you would like to understand each other better.
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Christine Douglas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G53
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience, it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience supporting them to meet their goals for therapy. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (it's normally right)!
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience, it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience supporting them to meet their goals for therapy. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (it's normally right)!
01505 805901 View 01505 805901
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Fiona McCarthy Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
If you are having difficulty coping at present or experiencing problems with your mental health, it may be helpful for you to discuss these with a trained therapist. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and work towards goals for recovery within a safe and supportive environment. I am skilled in treating anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias as well as depression, low self esteem, stress and sleep disturbance.
If you are having difficulty coping at present or experiencing problems with your mental health, it may be helpful for you to discuss these with a trained therapist. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and work towards goals for recovery within a safe and supportive environment. I am skilled in treating anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias as well as depression, low self esteem, stress and sleep disturbance.
0141 483 7421 View 0141 483 7421
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Martyn Forbes - The Queer Couch
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
We are all unique individuals, so it makes sense that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space for individuals of all flavours to work through their difficulties. Gender and sexuality may not be the reason you are seeking therapy, but I understand the significance these parts of you may play in your life. Therapy should never be a place where you feel the need to watch what you say or educate your own therapist about who you are. Therapy is time for you.
We are all unique individuals, so it makes sense that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space for individuals of all flavours to work through their difficulties. Gender and sexuality may not be the reason you are seeking therapy, but I understand the significance these parts of you may play in your life. Therapy should never be a place where you feel the need to watch what you say or educate your own therapist about who you are. Therapy is time for you.
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Jill Ogston
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61  (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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Robert McNeil Geelan
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
0141 280 4176 View 0141 280 4176
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Sharon Joyce
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
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Ligia Manastireanu
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G40
I am an experienced Person-centred and Emotion Focused psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, as well as a co-founding director of the Scottish Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy. I am bringing many years of experience in working with clients from various charity and private sector settings, in a therapist and clinical lead role. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of difficulties: depression, perinatal depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, trauma, abuse, bereavement, difficulties around loss/change, identity issues, borderline processes.
I am an experienced Person-centred and Emotion Focused psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, as well as a co-founding director of the Scottish Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy. I am bringing many years of experience in working with clients from various charity and private sector settings, in a therapist and clinical lead role. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of difficulties: depression, perinatal depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, trauma, abuse, bereavement, difficulties around loss/change, identity issues, borderline processes.
0141 673 6384 View 0141 673 6384
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Glasgow

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Glasgow who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
84% Depression
82% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
52% Vitality

How Counsellors in Glasgow see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glasgow?

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.