Counselling in Heriot

Photo of Pauline Bell, Psychologist in Heriot, Scotland
Pauline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Heriot EH38  (Online Only)
I work with individuals (16+) experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions & relationship difficulties. Whatever your concerns, I believe that therapy can be an important tool in helping us to understand our thoughts, feelings, choices & experiences better. When we can do this, we are better equipped to make the choices that are right for us and to live in more satisfying ways. If you are struggling with something in your life, talking it through in a confidential space with a trained and experienced listener can help make sense of problems, offer new perspectives & clarify choices.
I work with individuals (16+) experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions & relationship difficulties. Whatever your concerns, I believe that therapy can be an important tool in helping us to understand our thoughts, feelings, choices & experiences better. When we can do this, we are better equipped to make the choices that are right for us and to live in more satisfying ways. If you are struggling with something in your life, talking it through in a confidential space with a trained and experienced listener can help make sense of problems, offer new perspectives & clarify choices.
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Bella Tanzer
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief or other issues? Are you looking for an accepting, and compassionate space to explore what is going on for you? Then you have come to the right place.
Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief or other issues? Are you looking for an accepting, and compassionate space to explore what is going on for you? Then you have come to the right place.
0131 381 8371 View 0131 381 8371
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Dr Chrissie Wanner
Counsellor, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stow TD1
Free initial online consultation to discuss your needs and how we might work together. I offer safe, steady, calm, warm, and non-judgemental support to work through current or past difficulties that might feel too big or complex to face alone. I'm happy to work with individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life, either online or in person. I'm also happy to work flexibly around childcare and/or work commitments.
Free initial online consultation to discuss your needs and how we might work together. I offer safe, steady, calm, warm, and non-judgemental support to work through current or past difficulties that might feel too big or complex to face alone. I'm happy to work with individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life, either online or in person. I'm also happy to work flexibly around childcare and/or work commitments.
01578 517317 View 01578 517317
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Hazel Stevenson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalkeith EH22  (Online Only)
Welcome! Talking is a wonderful way to share what’s on your mind. You may not even know what is bothering you, but by talking, it helps to get in touch with your emotions and make sense of your thoughts. Changes are often small but can be significant. Speaking with someone who is really listening and can offer a non-judgemental space to fully express yourself, improve your self awareness, and accept you for being you, can help!
Welcome! Talking is a wonderful way to share what’s on your mind. You may not even know what is bothering you, but by talking, it helps to get in touch with your emotions and make sense of your thoughts. Changes are often small but can be significant. Speaking with someone who is really listening and can offer a non-judgemental space to fully express yourself, improve your self awareness, and accept you for being you, can help!
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Amy Caffrey
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Gorebridge EH23
Are you looking for some support but not sure where to turn? I believe talking is a really powerful thing. I am really passionate about empowering you to become your own therapist by helping you find coping strategies that work for you and you can use in any situation life brings. Talking to a therapist can be quite daunting. However, I truly believe talking through a problem can really help. I can help you to identify and understand issues you are struggling with and together we can come up with a plan on how to help you overcome these.
Are you looking for some support but not sure where to turn? I believe talking is a really powerful thing. I am really passionate about empowering you to become your own therapist by helping you find coping strategies that work for you and you can use in any situation life brings. Talking to a therapist can be quite daunting. However, I truly believe talking through a problem can really help. I can help you to identify and understand issues you are struggling with and together we can come up with a plan on how to help you overcome these.
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Photo of Lianne Brodie, Psychotherapist in Heriot, Scotland
Lianne Brodie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loanhead EH20
Hello and welcome to my page. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and out of control. We may experience unhelpful thinking and act in ways that may be out of character. The hardest part can be reaching out and asking for help. The good news is counselling can benefit so many. I know from personal experience that talking therapy can have positive, long lasting effects. I offer online and sessions in nature.
Hello and welcome to my page. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and out of control. We may experience unhelpful thinking and act in ways that may be out of character. The hardest part can be reaching out and asking for help. The good news is counselling can benefit so many. I know from personal experience that talking therapy can have positive, long lasting effects. I offer online and sessions in nature.
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Photo of Emma Jane Ducklin, Psychologist in Heriot, Scotland
Emma Jane Ducklin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am very pleased to be able to offer a clinical psychology service based in Dalkeith, Midlothian which is high quality, easy and quick to access, and needs-led. I offer individually tailored psychological assessment and therapy for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a whole range of psychological difficulties and mental health issues. My specialist areas include psychological trauma of any kind, perinatal mental health issues including birth trauma, and complicated grief. I tend to work in an integrative way using elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
I am very pleased to be able to offer a clinical psychology service based in Dalkeith, Midlothian which is high quality, easy and quick to access, and needs-led. I offer individually tailored psychological assessment and therapy for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a whole range of psychological difficulties and mental health issues. My specialist areas include psychological trauma of any kind, perinatal mental health issues including birth trauma, and complicated grief. I tend to work in an integrative way using elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
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Sharon Gurr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19
I work with clients who present with depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, hurts, habits and hang ups, loss and grief, parenting problems, career issues, adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I will provide a safe and non judgmental place where you can be listened to, explore your past and discover new skills and manage overwhelming emotions. I use a variety of modalities such as CBT & DBT, Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic. I also make use of creative techniques to overcome parts of our self that we may struggle with and ways to manage those overwhelming feelings and emotions
I work with clients who present with depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, hurts, habits and hang ups, loss and grief, parenting problems, career issues, adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I will provide a safe and non judgmental place where you can be listened to, explore your past and discover new skills and manage overwhelming emotions. I use a variety of modalities such as CBT & DBT, Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic. I also make use of creative techniques to overcome parts of our self that we may struggle with and ways to manage those overwhelming feelings and emotions
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Photo of Victoria Gillingham, Counsellor in Heriot, Scotland
Victoria Gillingham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Gorebridge EH23  (Online Only)
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 26 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 26 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
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Photo of Ariel Dunnett, Counsellor in Heriot, Scotland
Ariel Dunnett
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Tranent EH33
At times we can feel anxious, lost inside ourselves, shattered, fragmented and exhausted from trying to be strong. Maybe it's difficult for you to get your bearings and know your sense of direction. Or maybe you are seeking support to get through a particular life event such as a significant loss. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, repeating old unhelpful patterns that leave you feeling bewildered. I believe that finding someone who genuinely wants to understand how you feel without judgement is a good place to start.
At times we can feel anxious, lost inside ourselves, shattered, fragmented and exhausted from trying to be strong. Maybe it's difficult for you to get your bearings and know your sense of direction. Or maybe you are seeking support to get through a particular life event such as a significant loss. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, repeating old unhelpful patterns that leave you feeling bewildered. I believe that finding someone who genuinely wants to understand how you feel without judgement is a good place to start.
01875 440206 View 01875 440206
Photo of Rachel Rickman, Psychotherapist in Heriot, Scotland
Rachel Rickman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Photo of Rory Ross, Counsellor in Heriot, Scotland
Rory Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gorebridge EH23  (Online Only)
In our bustling lives, where responsibilities, deadlines, and expectations of career, relationships, and personal growth pull at our every moment, it feels like navigating stormy seas and it's easy to lose sight of yourself amidst the turbulence. Finding a sanctuary for our wellbeing is vital. Imagine a place that's always safe and secure, a haven from the stresses and worries of your everyday life. My speciality is using Transactional Analysis (TA), a form of social psychology that helps you understand your personality, how you interact with others and how past life events could be affecting your here-and-now experience.
In our bustling lives, where responsibilities, deadlines, and expectations of career, relationships, and personal growth pull at our every moment, it feels like navigating stormy seas and it's easy to lose sight of yourself amidst the turbulence. Finding a sanctuary for our wellbeing is vital. Imagine a place that's always safe and secure, a haven from the stresses and worries of your everyday life. My speciality is using Transactional Analysis (TA), a form of social psychology that helps you understand your personality, how you interact with others and how past life events could be affecting your here-and-now experience.
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Photo of Miriam McHardy, Counsellor in Heriot, Scotland
Miriam McHardy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Sometimes life's difficult. Whether it’s an overwhelming crisis, or a slow realisation that things aren't right, we can often end up feeling stuck or that life isn’t what we intended. That’s when counselling can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor, I believe our past experiences often have an effect on our present-day life and relationships, sometimes causing us to get stuck in unhelpful patterns. By working through some of those experiences in counselling it can help us understand how they might be affecting us now and use those insights to make positive changes.
Sometimes life's difficult. Whether it’s an overwhelming crisis, or a slow realisation that things aren't right, we can often end up feeling stuck or that life isn’t what we intended. That’s when counselling can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor, I believe our past experiences often have an effect on our present-day life and relationships, sometimes causing us to get stuck in unhelpful patterns. By working through some of those experiences in counselling it can help us understand how they might be affecting us now and use those insights to make positive changes.
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Photo of Kirti Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Heriot, Scotland
Kirti Lawrence
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonnyrigg EH19
Having worked across sectors with children and families such as Early Years, Education, Health, Social Work and the Third Sector for over 24 years, I offer highly specialized trauma-focused, attachment-based psychotherapy treatment to children (pre-school to 12 years) and adolescents (12 to 19 years) and young adults (19 to 25 years) with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Additionally, I have over 13 years’ experience in working with children and young people who are looked after and accommodated.
Having worked across sectors with children and families such as Early Years, Education, Health, Social Work and the Third Sector for over 24 years, I offer highly specialized trauma-focused, attachment-based psychotherapy treatment to children (pre-school to 12 years) and adolescents (12 to 19 years) and young adults (19 to 25 years) with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Additionally, I have over 13 years’ experience in working with children and young people who are looked after and accommodated.
0131 381 5844 View 0131 381 5844
Photo of Allison Ridley, Psychologist in Heriot, Scotland
Allison Ridley
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
You may be considering therapy to address specific difficulties such as depression, the impact of trauma, or difficulties in relationships with others, or you may have a wish for personal growth. Therapy recognises the importance of our experiences and our relationships or contact with others and our efforts to manage these. It offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of ourselves, of how we think, feel, behaviour & relate (including with ourselves) & consider change. After almost 30 years of working as a therapist in the NHS I moved into independent practice.
You may be considering therapy to address specific difficulties such as depression, the impact of trauma, or difficulties in relationships with others, or you may have a wish for personal growth. Therapy recognises the importance of our experiences and our relationships or contact with others and our efforts to manage these. It offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of ourselves, of how we think, feel, behaviour & relate (including with ourselves) & consider change. After almost 30 years of working as a therapist in the NHS I moved into independent practice.
0131 381 0083 View 0131 381 0083
Photo of Doreen Morici in Heriot, Scotland
Doreen Morici
MSc
Verified Verified
Loanhead EH20
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
0131 381 0296 View 0131 381 0296
Photo of Jan Barfoot, Psychotherapist in Heriot, Scotland
Jan Barfoot
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
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Photo of Bu Therapy, Psychotherapist in Heriot, Scotland
Bu Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dalkeith EH22
Waitlist for new clients
Bu Therapy works with YOU. You are, after all, the expert with what is going on in your life today. Together we will work on areas that might be affecting your life and what you would like to change. CBT therapy looks at the present rather than the past and identifies negative or maladaptive thinking styles that make you see things differently and out of focus. I will work with you in a collaborative manner so we can correct this “blurred view” of life and bring clarity, focus, and direction back into your life, and “together we can come out of the darkness and into the light".
Bu Therapy works with YOU. You are, after all, the expert with what is going on in your life today. Together we will work on areas that might be affecting your life and what you would like to change. CBT therapy looks at the present rather than the past and identifies negative or maladaptive thinking styles that make you see things differently and out of focus. I will work with you in a collaborative manner so we can correct this “blurred view” of life and bring clarity, focus, and direction back into your life, and “together we can come out of the darkness and into the light".
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Photo of Fiona Reid, Counsellor in Heriot, Scotland
Fiona Reid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19  (Online Only)
Have you ever thought, "why do I act like this? Why do I think this way? I wish I didn't!" You are not alone, but it is not always easy to discuss these things with friends or family. Exploring how past and present intersect can help you understand why you respond the way you do. I help my clients to discover who they are and how that is linked to their past. In counselling jargon, this is called psychodynamic work. You can gain insight into patterns of behaviour or thoughts, which is the first step towards changing them. This is not about managing symptoms but addressing the underlying cause.
Have you ever thought, "why do I act like this? Why do I think this way? I wish I didn't!" You are not alone, but it is not always easy to discuss these things with friends or family. Exploring how past and present intersect can help you understand why you respond the way you do. I help my clients to discover who they are and how that is linked to their past. In counselling jargon, this is called psychodynamic work. You can gain insight into patterns of behaviour or thoughts, which is the first step towards changing them. This is not about managing symptoms but addressing the underlying cause.
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Number of Counsellors in Heriot

< 10

Counsellors in Heriot who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Life Coaching
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Heriot see their clients

100% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Heriot?

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.