Counselling in Merchant City, Glasgow

Photo of Leeanne McKenna, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Leeanne McKenna
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that each person is unique and the expert of their own lived experience. As an integrative counsellor, I understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Instead, I will work collaboratively with you to identify your preferences and goals, drawing on different theories and methods that are most helpful for you. I take a strengths-based approach, identifying and building on your existing skills and resourcefulness to bring about change. I will seek to co-create a respectful therapeutic relationship that provides the safety you need to explore the experiences that brought you to counselling.
I believe that each person is unique and the expert of their own lived experience. As an integrative counsellor, I understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Instead, I will work collaboratively with you to identify your preferences and goals, drawing on different theories and methods that are most helpful for you. I take a strengths-based approach, identifying and building on your existing skills and resourcefulness to bring about change. I will seek to co-create a respectful therapeutic relationship that provides the safety you need to explore the experiences that brought you to counselling.
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Photo of Emma Baxter, Psychologist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Emma Baxter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Merchant City, 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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Photo of Gillian Wardhaugh, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
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Photo of Milena Nikolova, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Milena Nikolova
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, 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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Photo of Dr Amirah Khan, Psychologist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Amirah Khan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
I have experience of working with moderate to severe presentations across a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), disordered eating and trauma. I consider the client’s needs to be of utmost importance which complements the problem solving and goal setting approach of CBT. My approach to strengthening the therapeutic alliance is based on core conditions such as acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. My practice is also informed by Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and I am also trained in Psychodynamic Therapy.
I have experience of working with moderate to severe presentations across a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), disordered eating and trauma. I consider the client’s needs to be of utmost importance which complements the problem solving and goal setting approach of CBT. My approach to strengthening the therapeutic alliance is based on core conditions such as acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. My practice is also informed by Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and I am also trained in Psychodynamic Therapy.
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Photo of Ava Winn, Psychotherapist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Ava Winn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Merchant City, 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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Abide Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
Given that counselling can sometimes seem overwhelming at first, I want to reassure you that I will do my utmost to ensure your comfort and support throughout your counselling experience. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor who offers a safe and confidential space for all adults and young people (above 18 years old) to talk about their issues and concerns either in-person or online. Additionally, I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others. Finally, We will work together in order to help you feel more whole and live life more fully.
Given that counselling can sometimes seem overwhelming at first, I want to reassure you that I will do my utmost to ensure your comfort and support throughout your counselling experience. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor who offers a safe and confidential space for all adults and young people (above 18 years old) to talk about their issues and concerns either in-person or online. Additionally, I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others. Finally, We will work together in order to help you feel more whole and live life more fully.
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Photo of Len Northfield, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Len Northfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
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Photo of Sandra Joann Xavier, Psychotherapist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Sandra Joann Xavier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
I have experience working with individuals struggling with employment, immigration, mid-life crisis, menopause, bereavement, sexual abuse and assault, divorces, custody battles, generational trauma, abusive relationships, suicidal ideation, gender identities, relationship struggles, education, bullying, depression and anxiety.
I have experience working with individuals struggling with employment, immigration, mid-life crisis, menopause, bereavement, sexual abuse and assault, divorces, custody battles, generational trauma, abusive relationships, suicidal ideation, gender identities, relationship struggles, education, bullying, depression and anxiety.
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Photo of Ailsa Thomson, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Ailsa Thomson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
At different times in our lives we go through challenges that can affect how we feel and have a negative impact on us. We all have unique ways of dealing with situations. At these times, many people find it helpful to explore how they are feeling with somebody else. It is important at these times to have a safe space to do this.
At different times in our lives we go through challenges that can affect how we feel and have a negative impact on us. We all have unique ways of dealing with situations. At these times, many people find it helpful to explore how they are feeling with somebody else. It is important at these times to have a safe space to do this.
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Photo of Christine Shaw, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Christine Shaw
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, 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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Photo of Korora Counselling, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Korora Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
We all have times in life when things can feel challenging and overwhelming, when we might feel anxious or low. This might relate to issues at work, relationships, family dynamics or ill health and bereavement. It can be helpful at times like these to take support from those we are close to, but it can also be helpful to talk to someone outside our immediate support to help us get a fresh perspective on what is going on and how we might begin to address things. This is where counselling can help.
We all have times in life when things can feel challenging and overwhelming, when we might feel anxious or low. This might relate to issues at work, relationships, family dynamics or ill health and bereavement. It can be helpful at times like these to take support from those we are close to, but it can also be helpful to talk to someone outside our immediate support to help us get a fresh perspective on what is going on and how we might begin to address things. This is where counselling can help.
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Photo of Heidi Ashley, Psychologist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Heidi Ashley
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
I’m Heidi, a psychologist and supervisor who passionately promotes schema therapy to help adults overcome their problems and move on with their life. If your problem’s been bothering you a while, didn’t really shift when you tried therapy before, or returned once therapy ended, you shouldn’t feel disheartened. My greatest joy and satisfaction as a schema therapist is helping clients like you. It is possible to get so much more from therapy than insight or improved coping skills. Your difficulties don’t need to overshadow your life. I help with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-esteem.
I’m Heidi, a psychologist and supervisor who passionately promotes schema therapy to help adults overcome their problems and move on with their life. If your problem’s been bothering you a while, didn’t really shift when you tried therapy before, or returned once therapy ended, you shouldn’t feel disheartened. My greatest joy and satisfaction as a schema therapist is helping clients like you. It is possible to get so much more from therapy than insight or improved coping skills. Your difficulties don’t need to overshadow your life. I help with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-esteem.
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Photo of Derek Milroy, Psychotherapist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, 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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Photo of Hannah Goldie in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Hannah Goldie
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
I am a CBT Therapist with over 6.5 years experience in mental health. I am a trauma-informed therapist. I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be able to offer support. I named my business "Flying Start Therapy," as I aim to give clients a flying start back into their lives and towards their own personal goals. My biggest aim as a Therapist is to offer a non-judgemental space for clients to speak freely and envision a brighter future. I can work with a range of mental health conditions listed below, am currently running ADHD support group(s) and work with adults with ADHD 1:1.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 6.5 years experience in mental health. I am a trauma-informed therapist. I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be able to offer support. I named my business "Flying Start Therapy," as I aim to give clients a flying start back into their lives and towards their own personal goals. My biggest aim as a Therapist is to offer a non-judgemental space for clients to speak freely and envision a brighter future. I can work with a range of mental health conditions listed below, am currently running ADHD support group(s) and work with adults with ADHD 1:1.
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Photo of Lisa Ann Harkins, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Lisa Ann Harkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
Hi there, my name is Lisa Ann and I am a qualified registered counsellor with the BACP. I understand how difficult it can be to make the first step, to reaching out and getting some help. Also, how challenging it can be to find the right counsellor. My position as a counsellor is not to tell you what to do. My role is to respectively try and help you find the best possible solutions that will aid you, on your journey of healing. Please get in touch, for a free consultation, let us have a chat, and see if I can help you.
Hi there, my name is Lisa Ann and I am a qualified registered counsellor with the BACP. I understand how difficult it can be to make the first step, to reaching out and getting some help. Also, how challenging it can be to find the right counsellor. My position as a counsellor is not to tell you what to do. My role is to respectively try and help you find the best possible solutions that will aid you, on your journey of healing. Please get in touch, for a free consultation, let us have a chat, and see if I can help you.
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Photo of Ali Brown, Counsellor in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Ali Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G2
You may have come to counselling looking for help in dealing with a life changing event. You may be feeling overwhelmed and isolated. You may be struggling with sleep and find yourself emotional and irritated. You may be critical of yourself and think you 'should be able to manage better'. We can work together and explore how you see yourself and your situation. You may be able to identify the areas in your life you want to change. Through ongoing exploration you can come to have a fuller understanding of yourself and your difficulties and can put into place the changes you want to make at your own pace.
You may have come to counselling looking for help in dealing with a life changing event. You may be feeling overwhelmed and isolated. You may be struggling with sleep and find yourself emotional and irritated. You may be critical of yourself and think you 'should be able to manage better'. We can work together and explore how you see yourself and your situation. You may be able to identify the areas in your life you want to change. Through ongoing exploration you can come to have a fuller understanding of yourself and your difficulties and can put into place the changes you want to make at your own pace.
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Photo of Liz Cornwallis in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Liz Cornwallis
MSc
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
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Photo of Dr Dorothy Tait, Psychologist in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Dorothy Tait
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merchant City, 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.
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Photo of Robert McNeil Geelan in Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
Robert McNeil Geelan
Verified Verified
Merchant City, Glasgow G1
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
I am pleased to announce that I am now (dec, 2023) also a Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy. I am also Certified in Counselling Skills thro COSCA. Currently, I help clients with a range of issues from anxiety, feeling low, emotional regulation and phobias, and also to quit smoking. My journey began after hitting pretty much rock bottom after a co-dependency relationship with a narcissist. My search for answers took me to Canada and USA as well as my beautiful native Scotland.
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Number of Counsellors in Merchant City, Glasgow

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Merchant City, Glasgow who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
55% Vitality
53% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Merchant City, Glasgow see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Merchant City, Glasgow?

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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.