Counselling in Glasgow City Central, Glasgow

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Sisto Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, 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.
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Milena Nikolova
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
I am a person-centred counsellor, who wishes to support you through all the different shades of grief, love & life. If you feel you are struggling to adjust to life after a loss or a serious life transition - your journey matters, reach out! No matter which season of grief you are in. I strive to provide a space of empathy and impartialness, with the hope that instead of burying complex grief, pain, trauma and love – you consider crying, laughing, thinking, and talking about your journey of being human.
I am a person-centred counsellor, who wishes to support you through all the different shades of grief, love & life. If you feel you are struggling to adjust to life after a loss or a serious life transition - your journey matters, reach out! No matter which season of grief you are in. I strive to provide a space of empathy and impartialness, with the hope that instead of burying complex grief, pain, trauma and love – you consider crying, laughing, thinking, and talking about your journey of being human.
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Mary Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
I am a relational therapist and take a holistic approach to my clients. Broadly speaking this means I treat the person and not their problem or disorder. Rather than seeing mental health difficulties like depression or anxiety as something wrong with you that need to be fixed, I view them as valid and understandable responses to challenging life experiences. My work as a therapist is informed by both my academic training as well as my own personal struggles in striving for good mental health. I try to combine my theoretical knowledge of what can help with my own personal understanding of how challenging our lives and strugges can be
I am a relational therapist and take a holistic approach to my clients. Broadly speaking this means I treat the person and not their problem or disorder. Rather than seeing mental health difficulties like depression or anxiety as something wrong with you that need to be fixed, I view them as valid and understandable responses to challenging life experiences. My work as a therapist is informed by both my academic training as well as my own personal struggles in striving for good mental health. I try to combine my theoretical knowledge of what can help with my own personal understanding of how challenging our lives and strugges can be
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Deborah Lennox
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G4
I'm Debbie, a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Glasgow. With over 20 years of career experience, my background includes CBT therapy and offering support to individuals and families dealing with a variety of problems and issues. CBT is a talking therapy & a powerful support intervention to help manage problems by exploring & addressing the interconnection between thoughts, behaviours, & emotions. By breaking down overwhelming issues into manageable parts, CBT guides individuals in transforming negative thought patterns, into more positive ones, to help improve how you think & feel
I'm Debbie, a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Glasgow. With over 20 years of career experience, my background includes CBT therapy and offering support to individuals and families dealing with a variety of problems and issues. CBT is a talking therapy & a powerful support intervention to help manage problems by exploring & addressing the interconnection between thoughts, behaviours, & emotions. By breaking down overwhelming issues into manageable parts, CBT guides individuals in transforming negative thought patterns, into more positive ones, to help improve how you think & feel
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Dr Michelle Kitson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
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Francesca Lo Verso
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Are you tired of wearing a mask and not feeling like yourself around others? You don't have to be alone in this. I will sit alongside you and explore all that heaviness you are carrying together so you can finally put it down. Sometimes, we may not feel like we have control over our lives because of this, and the way we cope (substance or alcohol use, gaming, doom scrolling on social media, etc.) can get in the way of having connections and being who we really are in them. Counselling with me can support you in exploring these patterns, too, so you can live a more fulfilling, connecting life by being yourself.
Are you tired of wearing a mask and not feeling like yourself around others? You don't have to be alone in this. I will sit alongside you and explore all that heaviness you are carrying together so you can finally put it down. Sometimes, we may not feel like we have control over our lives because of this, and the way we cope (substance or alcohol use, gaming, doom scrolling on social media, etc.) can get in the way of having connections and being who we really are in them. Counselling with me can support you in exploring these patterns, too, so you can live a more fulfilling, connecting life by being yourself.
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Sleep Therapy Scotland
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Do you have problems with... falling asleep, staying asleep or still feeling tired after a night's sleep? At Sleep Therapy Scotland work with a full range of sleep related problems such as Insomnia, as well as emotional and psychological difficulties which can often impact sleep - such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD
Do you have problems with... falling asleep, staying asleep or still feeling tired after a night's sleep? At Sleep Therapy Scotland work with a full range of sleep related problems such as Insomnia, as well as emotional and psychological difficulties which can often impact sleep - such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD
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Sarah Krakoski
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy offers a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and increase understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. You may have concerns about events you've experienced, patterns you're engaging in or a general feeling of being stuck or dysregulated. In our sessions, we'll work collaboratively, exploring your inner world, the many “parts” of you from a place of compassion, curiosity, and presence. When you’re able to turn towards even the most challenging parts of you with this new lens, significant shifts begin to emerge. These shifts create space for healing, growth, and lasting change.
Psychotherapy offers a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and increase understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. You may have concerns about events you've experienced, patterns you're engaging in or a general feeling of being stuck or dysregulated. In our sessions, we'll work collaboratively, exploring your inner world, the many “parts” of you from a place of compassion, curiosity, and presence. When you’re able to turn towards even the most challenging parts of you with this new lens, significant shifts begin to emerge. These shifts create space for healing, growth, and lasting change.
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Marion Hill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
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Glasgow Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
We are a small team of psychologists who offer an assessment and diagnosis service for children and adults who are concerned that they may be experiencing Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. We work with speech and language therapists, occupational health specialists and psychiatrists to bring together the most appropriate multi-disciplinary team for each assessment we undertake. We also offer counselling services as well.
We are a small team of psychologists who offer an assessment and diagnosis service for children and adults who are concerned that they may be experiencing Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. We work with speech and language therapists, occupational health specialists and psychiatrists to bring together the most appropriate multi-disciplinary team for each assessment we undertake. We also offer counselling services as well.
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Yue Wu
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Clients (18+) work with me on a variety of issues, including relationships, stress, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief. I use a person-centred approach in therapy. This allows you to explore your thoughts and inner feelings in a safe, caring, and supportive environment, and at your own pace. My therapeutic style is gentle and non-judgemental. I endeavour to offer a space that enables you to feel accepted, nurtured, and supported. I’m interested in you as a whole person. I not only listen to your difficulties, but also to your interests and aspirations, facilitating a holistic view of what may be of help to you.
Clients (18+) work with me on a variety of issues, including relationships, stress, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief. I use a person-centred approach in therapy. This allows you to explore your thoughts and inner feelings in a safe, caring, and supportive environment, and at your own pace. My therapeutic style is gentle and non-judgemental. I endeavour to offer a space that enables you to feel accepted, nurtured, and supported. I’m interested in you as a whole person. I not only listen to your difficulties, but also to your interests and aspirations, facilitating a holistic view of what may be of help to you.
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Ava Winn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
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Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow City Central, 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.
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Emma Baxter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
I have been a qualified clinical psychologist in the NHS since 2015. I work with children, young people and their families. I am highly skilled at adapting therapy for children / young people, working indirectly with parents and working systemically with families. My training means I am skilled in working with people across the lifespan, from childhood right through adult life. I am very skilled at working therapeutically with adults and primarily focus on working with adults in my private practice. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties.
I have been a qualified clinical psychologist in the NHS since 2015. I work with children, young people and their families. I am highly skilled at adapting therapy for children / young people, working indirectly with parents and working systemically with families. My training means I am skilled in working with people across the lifespan, from childhood right through adult life. I am very skilled at working therapeutically with adults and primarily focus on working with adults in my private practice. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties.
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Connected Health and Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
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Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G1
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
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Amy Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Hello there, I'm Amy, thank you for visiting my page and seeking support today. I'm a qualified counsellor registered with the regulatory body BACP. I work integratively, therefore I draw from various different therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person Centred, and one of my favourite approaches is Compassion Focused Therapy. I tailor my approach based on what's best for you. I work with both adults and young people - please see further below on my page for some of the areas I have experience working with.
Hello there, I'm Amy, thank you for visiting my page and seeking support today. I'm a qualified counsellor registered with the regulatory body BACP. I work integratively, therefore I draw from various different therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person Centred, and one of my favourite approaches is Compassion Focused Therapy. I tailor my approach based on what's best for you. I work with both adults and young people - please see further below on my page for some of the areas I have experience working with.
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Kim Welch
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G1
If you needing some assistance moving forward with your life, I am here to facilitate and support you through that experience. Your emotional wellbeing is core to my compassionate approach where I provide short or long term counselling for the emotional difficulties you might currently be experiencing in your life. These could present in various ways, such as having feelings of anxiety or depression or perhaps a general dissatisfaction with the direction your life is taking. I provide face to face counselling from my Glasgow city centre practice, as well as offering online sessions with more options to fit with your schedule.
If you needing some assistance moving forward with your life, I am here to facilitate and support you through that experience. Your emotional wellbeing is core to my compassionate approach where I provide short or long term counselling for the emotional difficulties you might currently be experiencing in your life. These could present in various ways, such as having feelings of anxiety or depression or perhaps a general dissatisfaction with the direction your life is taking. I provide face to face counselling from my Glasgow city centre practice, as well as offering online sessions with more options to fit with your schedule.
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Christine Shaw
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
Having lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Manchester, and Glasgow, I gained unique cultural experiences and understood the struggle to fit in. Now, finding peace within my authentic self, I can empathise deeply with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety and self-doubt. I will treat your experience and opinions with respect, compassion and honesty because I want you to feel safe to talk openly in therapy. I intend to work with you as a team to fully understand how you respond to what happened. When you feel fully understood, a weight is lifted, and you will be more able to reflect and move forward.
Having lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Manchester, and Glasgow, I gained unique cultural experiences and understood the struggle to fit in. Now, finding peace within my authentic self, I can empathise deeply with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety and self-doubt. I will treat your experience and opinions with respect, compassion and honesty because I want you to feel safe to talk openly in therapy. I intend to work with you as a team to fully understand how you respond to what happened. When you feel fully understood, a weight is lifted, and you will be more able to reflect and move forward.
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Psyche Therapy Centre
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow City Central, Glasgow G2
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
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Number of Counsellors in Glasgow City Central, Glasgow

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Glasgow City Central, Glasgow who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
84% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
55% AXA PPP
55% Vitality

How Counsellors in Glasgow City Central, Glasgow see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glasgow City Central, 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.