Counselling in Glasgow South, Glasgow

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Dr Maciej Iwanowicz
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G42  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, with additional Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. In my practice I prioritise putting clients and their individual needs in the forefront of therapy. I work collaboratively and flexibly within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I want you to feel heard and understood and find the best way we can work together.
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, with additional Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. In my practice I prioritise putting clients and their individual needs in the forefront of therapy. I work collaboratively and flexibly within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I want you to feel heard and understood and find the best way we can work together.
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Martin Frater - CampfireCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44
Hi my name is Martin and my key belief is that the outdoor environment is healing and can add real depth to counselling sessions.I specialise in providing counselling sessions in the natural world. Our daily lives are often so busy that we don’t have a moment too think of the bigger picture. Counselling does not provide any magic wands. What counselling can do is offer a safe space in the storm where you can pause and really take stock of what is happening.
Hi my name is Martin and my key belief is that the outdoor environment is healing and can add real depth to counselling sessions.I specialise in providing counselling sessions in the natural world. Our daily lives are often so busy that we don’t have a moment too think of the bigger picture. Counselling does not provide any magic wands. What counselling can do is offer a safe space in the storm where you can pause and really take stock of what is happening.
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Andrea Webb
PsychD
Glasgow South, Glasgow G41  (Online Only)
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
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Louise Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G46
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
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Janette (Jinny) Coalter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G42
An Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I am also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my therapeutic approach centres on the idea that effective therapeutic collaboration considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, socioeconomical and linguistic influences. My aim is to facilitate a space for individual clients to talk and explore their problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their difficulties. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
An Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I am also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my therapeutic approach centres on the idea that effective therapeutic collaboration considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, socioeconomical and linguistic influences. My aim is to facilitate a space for individual clients to talk and explore their problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their difficulties. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
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Aye Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G46  (Online Only)
Throughout life we are presented with uncertainties and difficulties, some can be overwhelming and take a toll over our mental wellbeing, physical health and come in the way of being able to lead the meaningful lives we wish to have. If you are struggling with repeated unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, wish to explore means of taking care of your mental health and build an understanding of how challenges have impacted on you, accessing psychological therapy could help you to make meaningful change and/ or build acceptance in your life. Aye Psychology is committed to supporting you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Throughout life we are presented with uncertainties and difficulties, some can be overwhelming and take a toll over our mental wellbeing, physical health and come in the way of being able to lead the meaningful lives we wish to have. If you are struggling with repeated unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, wish to explore means of taking care of your mental health and build an understanding of how challenges have impacted on you, accessing psychological therapy could help you to make meaningful change and/ or build acceptance in your life. Aye Psychology is committed to supporting you and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Martin Innes
Counsellor
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44
Hello! I am Martin and I am a qualified CBT approach counsellor. I offer 50 minute sessions either online (Thursday’s up until 8pm) or face to face at Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre in Shawlands (Mondays 9am to 12pm and Wednesday 6pm to 9pm). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is useful for people experiencing long or short- term issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, stress or an intertwining of all or some of these experiences. Are these the reasons you came here? If so, then perhaps I am the counsellor whom can work beside you in overcoming unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Hello! I am Martin and I am a qualified CBT approach counsellor. I offer 50 minute sessions either online (Thursday’s up until 8pm) or face to face at Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre in Shawlands (Mondays 9am to 12pm and Wednesday 6pm to 9pm). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is useful for people experiencing long or short- term issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, stress or an intertwining of all or some of these experiences. Are these the reasons you came here? If so, then perhaps I am the counsellor whom can work beside you in overcoming unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
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David Barr
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Glasgow South, 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.
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Jeremy Sachs
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Glasgow South, Glasgow G42
Hello, My name is Jeremy Sachs and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. This means I am trained in multiple models of psychological care so I can respond to your needs in a flexible and friendly way. I work with couples, groups and individuals to help them better understand their experience, be that distressing issues from the past or challenges they are currently facing. Feel free to visit my website for free resources and additional information about my practice. www.jeremysachs.com
Hello, My name is Jeremy Sachs and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. This means I am trained in multiple models of psychological care so I can respond to your needs in a flexible and friendly way. I work with couples, groups and individuals to help them better understand their experience, be that distressing issues from the past or challenges they are currently facing. Feel free to visit my website for free resources and additional information about my practice. www.jeremysachs.com
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Ambreen Azad
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44  (Online Only)
As a Counsellor I specialise in Couple & Individual Counselling. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues like Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, Trauma and etc. Areas of speciality include working with any issues with couples, depression, anxiety 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.
As a Counsellor I specialise in Couple & Individual Counselling. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues like Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, Trauma and etc. Areas of speciality include working with any issues with couples, depression, anxiety 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.
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Mind Change Why? Limited
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G41  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Pain, manifests in many varied ‘illnesses’. Whether they be Physical or Psychological. It could be Arthritis, ADHD, Addictions, Migraines, or Mental Ill Health. The root cause is always some environmental trigger, whether in childhood or adulthood. The Medical Institutions treat only the symptoms of this pain, not the causes. Pharmacotherapy can be beneficial in the short term, to alleviate intense physical or psychic pain, but Western Medicine, has demonstrably failed, to address the causes and manifestations, of chronic illness: physical or psychological. I offer an initial Assessment of causes, and self-care coping mechanisms
Pain, manifests in many varied ‘illnesses’. Whether they be Physical or Psychological. It could be Arthritis, ADHD, Addictions, Migraines, or Mental Ill Health. The root cause is always some environmental trigger, whether in childhood or adulthood. The Medical Institutions treat only the symptoms of this pain, not the causes. Pharmacotherapy can be beneficial in the short term, to alleviate intense physical or psychic pain, but Western Medicine, has demonstrably failed, to address the causes and manifestations, of chronic illness: physical or psychological. I offer an initial Assessment of causes, and self-care coping mechanisms
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Vicki Creanor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44  (Online Only)
Within my practice, it is imperative that all clients are aware that therapy is taken at their individual pace. Following a thorough assessment, I help clients understand their current difficulties by building a narrative of what past events have contributed to the current problem and what may be maintaining it. From this, we collaboratively create an individual treatment plan that targets the presenting problem/s using the most relevant therapeutic approach available.
Within my practice, it is imperative that all clients are aware that therapy is taken at their individual pace. Following a thorough assessment, I help clients understand their current difficulties by building a narrative of what past events have contributed to the current problem and what may be maintaining it. From this, we collaboratively create an individual treatment plan that targets the presenting problem/s using the most relevant therapeutic approach available.
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Samantha Mair
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome! Usually there is a reason for taking the step to come along and try therapy. Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. It's my job to help tease this out with you, and figure out together how to help you move forward. I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful relationships or patterns of behaviour, and help you find meaning and satisfaction. Treating a wide variety of common mental health/emotional problems, I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space, that exists solely for you, to explore what it is that’s causing difficulty.
Hello & welcome! Usually there is a reason for taking the step to come along and try therapy. Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. It's my job to help tease this out with you, and figure out together how to help you move forward. I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful relationships or patterns of behaviour, and help you find meaning and satisfaction. Treating a wide variety of common mental health/emotional problems, I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space, that exists solely for you, to explore what it is that’s causing difficulty.
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Linda Mooney
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G52
As a fully qualified Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist with experience working with individuals, both adults as well as children and young people, I am able to adapt to a humanistic and person centred approach, I use a range of counselling skills and tools to support each individual. I offer a confidential and safe space to allow each person the time to talk.
As a fully qualified Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist with experience working with individuals, both adults as well as children and young people, I am able to adapt to a humanistic and person centred approach, I use a range of counselling skills and tools to support each individual. I offer a confidential and safe space to allow each person the time to talk.
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Alasdair Sladen
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Glasgow South, Glasgow G51  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page. Through providing a trusting and honest relationship I can bring insight of the unconscious into awareness. This helps provide the tools to develop a better understanding of how the past impacts the present as well as resolving issues you might have with interpersonal relationships, defences, and emotions. How long we work together is dependent on the issue(s) and your preference as a client but I would look to review how you felt the sessions were going at least every 4 weeks.
Welcome to my page. Through providing a trusting and honest relationship I can bring insight of the unconscious into awareness. This helps provide the tools to develop a better understanding of how the past impacts the present as well as resolving issues you might have with interpersonal relationships, defences, and emotions. How long we work together is dependent on the issue(s) and your preference as a client but I would look to review how you felt the sessions were going at least every 4 weeks.
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Helen Watkins
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G41
Are you tired of pretending everything’s fine or fed up of not feeling heard? Maybe you’ve been blindsided by life events, feel overwhelmed and need to make changes but don’t know where to start? I support people coping with change and loss, such as relationship difficulties, shifts in sexual identity, new careers, retirement, parenthood, illness or bereavement. Life changes like these can bring up doubts and fears that shake your sense of self. You may also find that traumatic or distressing events from the past push their way up and refuse to be ignored. I can help you face things that seem too daunting to tackle alone.
Are you tired of pretending everything’s fine or fed up of not feeling heard? Maybe you’ve been blindsided by life events, feel overwhelmed and need to make changes but don’t know where to start? I support people coping with change and loss, such as relationship difficulties, shifts in sexual identity, new careers, retirement, parenthood, illness or bereavement. Life changes like these can bring up doubts and fears that shake your sense of self. You may also find that traumatic or distressing events from the past push their way up and refuse to be ignored. I can help you face things that seem too daunting to tackle alone.
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Eleanor Parris
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G42
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck? Struggle with addiction, anxiety, shame or overwhelm? Have experiences of abuse, sexual violence or unhealthy patterns in relationships? Do your past experiences impact on your wellbeing today? Do you need support establishing boundaries and healthy coping mechanisms? Counselling can help with all of these issues; I offer a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Therapy helps to process and integrate the unresolved and unconscious aspects of yourself, so you can return to a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. It increases the control you have over your emotions and a sense of freedom in your own life.
Do you feel stuck? Struggle with addiction, anxiety, shame or overwhelm? Have experiences of abuse, sexual violence or unhealthy patterns in relationships? Do your past experiences impact on your wellbeing today? Do you need support establishing boundaries and healthy coping mechanisms? Counselling can help with all of these issues; I offer a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Therapy helps to process and integrate the unresolved and unconscious aspects of yourself, so you can return to a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. It increases the control you have over your emotions and a sense of freedom in your own life.
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Julie Strain
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow South, Glasgow G53
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and sometimes it feels like you're on your own. I often felt like that until I turned to a therapist for some support and guidance along the way. I soon realised that I wasn't on my own. The old saying of 'it's good to talk' is never a truer word spoken. I'm a good listener and I'm ready to hear you. The first step is what you're doing right now. We will work together through the challenges you face and set some goals. Clients often say they want to get back to their old self, however, my hope is that you become able to lead the life you want becoming a better version of your self.
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and sometimes it feels like you're on your own. I often felt like that until I turned to a therapist for some support and guidance along the way. I soon realised that I wasn't on my own. The old saying of 'it's good to talk' is never a truer word spoken. I'm a good listener and I'm ready to hear you. The first step is what you're doing right now. We will work together through the challenges you face and set some goals. Clients often say they want to get back to their old self, however, my hope is that you become able to lead the life you want becoming a better version of your self.
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Tracey Rhodie
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44
It is normal from time to time in our life for us to seek support, reassurance and acceptance when faced with change, challenges and uncertainty. Choosing therapy can feel scary and daunting however counselling can provide the space for you to explore and navigate the difficulties which are having a negative impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Finding the right counsellor for you is imperative and I offer a Free 15-minute consultation to chat and to see if working together feels like a good fit for you.
It is normal from time to time in our life for us to seek support, reassurance and acceptance when faced with change, challenges and uncertainty. Choosing therapy can feel scary and daunting however counselling can provide the space for you to explore and navigate the difficulties which are having a negative impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Finding the right counsellor for you is imperative and I offer a Free 15-minute consultation to chat and to see if working together feels like a good fit for you.
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Andrew Power Whitelaw (Unconditional Counselling)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow South, Glasgow G44
I want to offer you some encouragement as you scroll through this site looking for a counsellor - it is not easy to do when you're experiencing all sorts of complicated thoughts and emotions. You're here though. You're already doing something to help yourself, and my hope is that you'll find the support you need either with myself or another counsellor. I am qualified and experienced in holding and responding to complex experiences and emotions. However, equally important to the training and experience of a counsellor is how you feel in their presence.
I want to offer you some encouragement as you scroll through this site looking for a counsellor - it is not easy to do when you're experiencing all sorts of complicated thoughts and emotions. You're here though. You're already doing something to help yourself, and my hope is that you'll find the support you need either with myself or another counsellor. I am qualified and experienced in holding and responding to complex experiences and emotions. However, equally important to the training and experience of a counsellor is how you feel in their presence.
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Number of Counsellors in Glasgow South, Glasgow

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Glasgow South, Glasgow who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
90% Depression
84% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Cigna and Evernorth
63% AXA PPP
58% Aviva

How Counsellors in Glasgow South, Glasgow see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glasgow South, 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.