Counselling in Glasgow

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Photo of Fiona Perkins, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Fiona Perkins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G33
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel right now that you're struggling with your problems or just feeling stuck with your direction in life? Be rest assured that my approach comes from a place of compassion, understanding and support which helps to provide a good start to help implement change and enhance personal growth. I'm sure you will find our sessions friendly and authentic to find the best solution to help move you forward in life. Or perhaps you're just needing a safe space to offload right now and seeking a different perspective with no solutions just yet but with someone impartial just to gain a clearer view in life.
Do you feel right now that you're struggling with your problems or just feeling stuck with your direction in life? Be rest assured that my approach comes from a place of compassion, understanding and support which helps to provide a good start to help implement change and enhance personal growth. I'm sure you will find our sessions friendly and authentic to find the best solution to help move you forward in life. Or perhaps you're just needing a safe space to offload right now and seeking a different perspective with no solutions just yet but with someone impartial just to gain a clearer view in life.
0141 280 1640 View 0141 280 1640
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Dr Dorothy Tait
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G62  (Online Only)
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
0141 673 0403 View 0141 673 0403
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Ruth Jones
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G69
Hello, I am Ruth, a counsellor fully qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a member of COSCA, counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland. I specialise in bereavement, anxiety and low self-esteem. I am available for online and face-to-face counselling, and I am very flexible with appointments. In an ever-changing world, it is important that we look after our well-being, and it can be difficult to take that first step. I work with my clients and tailor treatment to their needs to achieve their goals.
Hello, I am Ruth, a counsellor fully qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a member of COSCA, counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland. I specialise in bereavement, anxiety and low self-esteem. I am available for online and face-to-face counselling, and I am very flexible with appointments. In an ever-changing world, it is important that we look after our well-being, and it can be difficult to take that first step. I work with my clients and tailor treatment to their needs to achieve their goals.
0141 673 9544 View 0141 673 9544
Photo of Alison Keogh, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Alison Keogh
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I work predominantly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on perspectives from other therapies giving me a more holistic approach to my practice. I have extensive experience working with young people and their families in school settings and privately.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I work predominantly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on perspectives from other therapies giving me a more holistic approach to my practice. I have extensive experience working with young people and their families in school settings and privately.
0141 673 4327 View 0141 673 4327
Photo of Dr Richard Golsworthy, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Richard Golsworthy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
0141 280 4485 View 0141 280 4485
Photo of Andrea Zdanaviciute - EasyBeing, MSc, BACP (Accred), GMBPsS, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
EasyBeing, MSc, BACP (Accred), GMBPsS
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
I work with clients who normally function well in their daily lives but are currently experiencing feelings of stuckness, frustration, or a lack of direction or meaning. This can be the result of a number of life events, such as a loss (e.g. of relationship, employment) or an interpersonal conflict, accompanied by feelings of low mood, disappointment, a sense of meaninglessness and, occasionally, anxiety that is difficult to explain. The clients I work best with are curious and motivated to explore their thinking patterns, emotions, and behaviour. They are willing to be challenged and to try new, more satisfying ways of being.
I work with clients who normally function well in their daily lives but are currently experiencing feelings of stuckness, frustration, or a lack of direction or meaning. This can be the result of a number of life events, such as a loss (e.g. of relationship, employment) or an interpersonal conflict, accompanied by feelings of low mood, disappointment, a sense of meaninglessness and, occasionally, anxiety that is difficult to explain. The clients I work best with are curious and motivated to explore their thinking patterns, emotions, and behaviour. They are willing to be challenged and to try new, more satisfying ways of being.
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Photo of Gerry Quinn - GMQ Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
GMQ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G74
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
01355 201352 View 01355 201352
Photo of Wendy B Hanson, PhD, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Wendy B Hanson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G41  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, stress and work-place issues. I’ll help you discover and learn tools for dealing with these issues and, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, we can work through what is going on for you now and help you develop a means of moving forward in your life.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, stress and work-place issues. I’ll help you discover and learn tools for dealing with these issues and, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, we can work through what is going on for you now and help you develop a means of moving forward in your life.
0141 483 7504 View 0141 483 7504
Photo of Vicki Allen, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Vicki Allen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
0141 280 6719 View 0141 280 6719
Photo of Dr Ilkim Ezgi Murdoch, DCounsPsych, HCPC-Couns. Psych., Psychotherapist
Dr Ilkim Ezgi Murdoch
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, HCPC-Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61  (Online Only)
My goal is to empower you to overcome challenges, cultivate resilience, and live a more fulfilling life. Together, we'll work towards greater self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I specialise in Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, and EMDR psychotherapies, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. With warmth and empathy, I provide a safe space for individuals and couples seeking support and guidance.
My goal is to empower you to overcome challenges, cultivate resilience, and live a more fulfilling life. Together, we'll work towards greater self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I specialise in Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, and EMDR psychotherapies, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. With warmth and empathy, I provide a safe space for individuals and couples seeking support and guidance.
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Photo of Catriona Tyre, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Catriona Tyre
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Living with Stress? Anxiety? Low self-esteem? Depression/ low mood? If you're finding that negative thoughts and behaviours are hindering your sense of self or if you're struggling to comprehend why you're feeling low or anxious, I'm here to help. I'm Catriona, a fully-qualified CBT therapist specialising in supporting individuals through their journey towards resilience, strength and emotional wellbeing. Engaging with CBT offers an opportunity to navigate through difficult and unwanted emotions, transforming thoughts and behaviours. I provide a secure, non-judgmental, environment for precisely this purpose.
Are you feeling stuck? Living with Stress? Anxiety? Low self-esteem? Depression/ low mood? If you're finding that negative thoughts and behaviours are hindering your sense of self or if you're struggling to comprehend why you're feeling low or anxious, I'm here to help. I'm Catriona, a fully-qualified CBT therapist specialising in supporting individuals through their journey towards resilience, strength and emotional wellbeing. Engaging with CBT offers an opportunity to navigate through difficult and unwanted emotions, transforming thoughts and behaviours. I provide a secure, non-judgmental, environment for precisely this purpose.
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Photo of Florence Gray, MBACP, Counsellor
Florence Gray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
With 20 years' experience, I am a leading authority in marriage, couple and relationship counselling. I have had the pleasure and privilege of helping countless couples resolve their differences and re-establish an emotional connection. I am passionate about my work and the changes I help to facilitate. When you’re having a relationship or marital problems, it’s natural to want to talk about it. Unfortunately, turning to those around you isn’t always possible or the best option. What you really need is an independent ear — someone who can view your relationship without bias and who won’t take sides.
With 20 years' experience, I am a leading authority in marriage, couple and relationship counselling. I have had the pleasure and privilege of helping countless couples resolve their differences and re-establish an emotional connection. I am passionate about my work and the changes I help to facilitate. When you’re having a relationship or marital problems, it’s natural to want to talk about it. Unfortunately, turning to those around you isn’t always possible or the best option. What you really need is an independent ear — someone who can view your relationship without bias and who won’t take sides.
0141 353 9373 View 0141 353 9373
Photo of Ellis Reddick, MSc, MBABCP, Counsellor
Ellis Reddick
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G51  (Online Only)
I'm an integrative CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My gentle and non-judgmental approach creates a safe environment for self-exploration.
I'm an integrative CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My gentle and non-judgmental approach creates a safe environment for self-exploration.
0141 673 1657 View 0141 673 1657
Photo of Refana Saleem, MSc, PMCOSCA, Counsellor
Refana Saleem Saleem
Counsellor, MSc, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G67
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
01236 914479 View 01236 914479
Photo of Vijayalakshmi Sriram, MBACP, Counsellor
Vijayalakshmi Sriram
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G66
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specialises in helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression and stress. With a deep understanding of the complexities of these mental health conditions, I am committed to providing effective therapeutic interventions that empower individuals to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. While my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I believe in the importance of tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs. Having worked extensively with both adults and young people, I recognise the unique needs and dynamics present in each stage of life.
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specialises in helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression and stress. With a deep understanding of the complexities of these mental health conditions, I am committed to providing effective therapeutic interventions that empower individuals to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. While my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I believe in the importance of tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs. Having worked extensively with both adults and young people, I recognise the unique needs and dynamics present in each stage of life.
0141 673 3407 View 0141 673 3407
Photo of Sara Mackey, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Sara Mackey
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G21  (Online Only)
Does life constantly feel overwhelming? Do you have past or present trauma that seems to affect everything you think or do? Do you feel like your partner never listens to or understands you? Or does it feel like they just don’t care about you or your needs at all? These are all common experiences for individuals and couples. The good news is, there is hope and help. I can help you work through your trauma so it does not affect you constantly. I can teach you and your partner how to communicate more effectively so that you can meet each other’s needs and get back to that loving place you were in at the start of the relationship.
Does life constantly feel overwhelming? Do you have past or present trauma that seems to affect everything you think or do? Do you feel like your partner never listens to or understands you? Or does it feel like they just don’t care about you or your needs at all? These are all common experiences for individuals and couples. The good news is, there is hope and help. I can help you work through your trauma so it does not affect you constantly. I can teach you and your partner how to communicate more effectively so that you can meet each other’s needs and get back to that loving place you were in at the start of the relationship.
0141 673 8386 View 0141 673 8386
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Craig Lavery
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G5
My name is Craig and I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from South Lanarkshire but based in Glasgow. If you give me the opportunity I'd like us to work together to provide the help you need, to uncover why you are feeling this way and then to find the solutions that you can use going forward in your everyday life. Taking the first step in therapy is never easy but just by reading this today you have taken that step. I have an office in Rutherglen/Shawfield that is easily accessible from the motorway. I understand the thought of calling someone new is daunting so if you would prefer then you could email to make first contact.
My name is Craig and I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from South Lanarkshire but based in Glasgow. If you give me the opportunity I'd like us to work together to provide the help you need, to uncover why you are feeling this way and then to find the solutions that you can use going forward in your everyday life. Taking the first step in therapy is never easy but just by reading this today you have taken that step. I have an office in Rutherglen/Shawfield that is easily accessible from the motorway. I understand the thought of calling someone new is daunting so if you would prefer then you could email to make first contact.
0141 673 2476 View 0141 673 2476
Photo of Michael Donnelly, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Michael Donnelly
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G40  (Online Only)
Thank you for looking at my profile. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people in Glasgow. I have over 10 years of specialist experience working with adults and students who are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and addiction. I work with people who want to overcome difficulties such as; stress, uncontrollable worry, low mood, OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and relationship difficulties. It takes much courage to ask for help and I will do my best to put your mind at ease when starting therapy with me.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people in Glasgow. I have over 10 years of specialist experience working with adults and students who are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and addiction. I work with people who want to overcome difficulties such as; stress, uncontrollable worry, low mood, OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and relationship difficulties. It takes much courage to ask for help and I will do my best to put your mind at ease when starting therapy with me.
0141 673 5178 View 0141 673 5178
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Sisto Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
It’s normal, at some point, to get stuck, or to struggle facing life's challenges. Sometimes we know exactly what’s wrong but at other times we might just have a nagging sense that something isn’t quite right. Therapy can help by supporting you to explore the roots of your distress, understand more clearly what’s keeping you stuck, and create new ways to think about yourself and your relationship roles and patterns. By uncovering the obstacles holding you back, you can learn to problem-solve, make better choices, practise healthier coping strategies, and turn your goals into realities to find a greater sense of peace and fulfilment.
It’s normal, at some point, to get stuck, or to struggle facing life's challenges. Sometimes we know exactly what’s wrong but at other times we might just have a nagging sense that something isn’t quite right. Therapy can help by supporting you to explore the roots of your distress, understand more clearly what’s keeping you stuck, and create new ways to think about yourself and your relationship roles and patterns. By uncovering the obstacles holding you back, you can learn to problem-solve, make better choices, practise healthier coping strategies, and turn your goals into realities to find a greater sense of peace and fulfilment.
0141 673 8761 View 0141 673 8761
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Jon Rorke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G31  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All I ask of my client is that they be willing to examine their lives in order to move forward in a positive way; counselling is not for everyone and I will not make demands of my clients to return should they feel counselling is not for them, openness is paramount and I want my clients to feel comfortable to hold me accountable should there be issues outstanding that are stunting our progress.
All I ask of my client is that they be willing to examine their lives in order to move forward in a positive way; counselling is not for everyone and I will not make demands of my clients to return should they feel counselling is not for them, openness is paramount and I want my clients to feel comfortable to hold me accountable should there be issues outstanding that are stunting our progress.
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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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.