Counselling in Highland

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Photo of James McComas, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
James McComas
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
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Photo of Sam Southey, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
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Photo of Brodie McGeown, Psychologist in Highland, Scotland
Brodie McGeown
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beauly IV4  (Online Only)
Specialising in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
Specialising in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
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Photo of Elke Ambrose, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Elke Ambrose
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nairn IV12
I really love my job and helping individuals through tough times towards peace and fulfilment is something I'm deeply passionate about. I believe every person has the potential for growth and change and that sometimes it's helpful to have someone to support you in that journey.
I really love my job and helping individuals through tough times towards peace and fulfilment is something I'm deeply passionate about. I believe every person has the potential for growth and change and that sometimes it's helpful to have someone to support you in that journey.
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Photo of Zachari Duncalf, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Zachari Duncalf
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
A warm welcome to you, At some point in our lives all of us will experience mental health difficulties that bring us to a place where we need to find care and support from another person to help us work through them. You do not have to be on your own whilst you are experiencing a challenging time in your life. I have experience of working with many different people from a variety of backgrounds bringing a wide range of issues. At the core i am interested in you as a person and together I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing.
A warm welcome to you, At some point in our lives all of us will experience mental health difficulties that bring us to a place where we need to find care and support from another person to help us work through them. You do not have to be on your own whilst you are experiencing a challenging time in your life. I have experience of working with many different people from a variety of backgrounds bringing a wide range of issues. At the core i am interested in you as a person and together I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing.
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Photo of Rae Moss, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Rae Moss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV1  (Online Only)
Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you want something in your life to be different. This could be the way you feel / think about yourself, your relationships with others, and / or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn and sometimes you can feel very alone, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted. Therapy is an empowering process, supporting you to become more aware of and connect with yourself. Through it you'll heal past wounds, identify and prioritise your needs, enhancing the feeling of security within yourself and relationships.
Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you want something in your life to be different. This could be the way you feel / think about yourself, your relationships with others, and / or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn and sometimes you can feel very alone, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted. Therapy is an empowering process, supporting you to become more aware of and connect with yourself. Through it you'll heal past wounds, identify and prioritise your needs, enhancing the feeling of security within yourself and relationships.
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Photo of Kasia McMorland, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Kasia McMorland
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kyle IV40  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in the humanistic values of person-centred and emotion-focused modalities. I provide a safe environment for each client to explore their concerns by offering acceptance, respect, and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase each client’s self-awareness, which consequently aids personal growth and the fulfilment of innate potential. I am also passionate about the current findings of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and its application to psychotherapy.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in the humanistic values of person-centred and emotion-focused modalities. I provide a safe environment for each client to explore their concerns by offering acceptance, respect, and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase each client’s self-awareness, which consequently aids personal growth and the fulfilment of innate potential. I am also passionate about the current findings of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and its application to psychotherapy.
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Photo of Christine Anne Lauritsen, Psychotherapist in Highland, Scotland
Christine Anne Lauritsen
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Difficult and challenging life situations affect us all. Sometimes however, we can get overwhelmed or find it a struggle to cope with these things, whether they are in our surroundings, our relationships or in our own thinking and general emotional health. If you feel that you would benefit from support, then it would be my sincere hope that by working with me you would quickly recover a sense of equilibrium and get back on track.
Difficult and challenging life situations affect us all. Sometimes however, we can get overwhelmed or find it a struggle to cope with these things, whether they are in our surroundings, our relationships or in our own thinking and general emotional health. If you feel that you would benefit from support, then it would be my sincere hope that by working with me you would quickly recover a sense of equilibrium and get back on track.
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Photo of Janet Hunter-Steele, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Janet Hunter-Steele
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life is overwhelming at times. It’s hard to feel you are dealing with it alone. Every journey begins with a first small step. I hope to be able to help you through difficult times to see change and a way ahead. Finding the inner strength to cope can make all the difference. You have the power within you to find the best you and you deserve to. You are the only person who knows your life, challenges, self , feelings and emotions. Don’t struggle in silence. I will be there with and for you each step to hear and listen to what you want and need. You are in control of each session.
Life is overwhelming at times. It’s hard to feel you are dealing with it alone. Every journey begins with a first small step. I hope to be able to help you through difficult times to see change and a way ahead. Finding the inner strength to cope can make all the difference. You have the power within you to find the best you and you deserve to. You are the only person who knows your life, challenges, self , feelings and emotions. Don’t struggle in silence. I will be there with and for you each step to hear and listen to what you want and need. You are in control of each session.
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Photo of Lorraine Davidson, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Lorraine Davidson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. Some situations can feel overwhelming. I'm here to listen and to start you on the path to good mental health. Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential. Your viewpoint will always be respected. Counselling can support you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living. You can gain insight into your feelings and behaviour and make positive changes for mental health
I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. Some situations can feel overwhelming. I'm here to listen and to start you on the path to good mental health. Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential. Your viewpoint will always be respected. Counselling can support you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living. You can gain insight into your feelings and behaviour and make positive changes for mental health
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Photo of Jen Keppie, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Jen Keppie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you feel as if you have lost a sense of who you are, what it means to be you? Maybe life’s responsibilities have meant your needs have always come second or you have always had a particular role that limits you in freely expressing your own needs. Maybe relationships or circumstances in your life have dominated your choices, and external judgement and expectations tend to shape and influence your life more than you’d like. Or perhaps a life event has led you to re-evaluate and reassess what feels important. It can be confusing and disempowering to feel so disconnected from the things in life that make you feel like you.
Do you feel as if you have lost a sense of who you are, what it means to be you? Maybe life’s responsibilities have meant your needs have always come second or you have always had a particular role that limits you in freely expressing your own needs. Maybe relationships or circumstances in your life have dominated your choices, and external judgement and expectations tend to shape and influence your life more than you’d like. Or perhaps a life event has led you to re-evaluate and reassess what feels important. It can be confusing and disempowering to feel so disconnected from the things in life that make you feel like you.
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Photo of Julia Donald - Cognitive Vitality Ltd, Psychotherapist in Highland, Scotland
Julia Donald - Cognitive Vitality Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV2  (Online Only)
Life is full of ups and downs. There are times it can feel like an endless uphill battle with little reprieve. Maybe you are noticing an increase in feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are having issues at work, your relationships, low self esteem or the loss of a loved one. If you have experienced childhood or adult trauma(s) there may be painful memories, flashbacks or nightmares disrupting your life, even many years after the event. I work with most mental health concerns but specialise in trauma, anxiety, dissociation, fertility issues, baby loss and low self esteem. I work exclusively online.
Life is full of ups and downs. There are times it can feel like an endless uphill battle with little reprieve. Maybe you are noticing an increase in feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are having issues at work, your relationships, low self esteem or the loss of a loved one. If you have experienced childhood or adult trauma(s) there may be painful memories, flashbacks or nightmares disrupting your life, even many years after the event. I work with most mental health concerns but specialise in trauma, anxiety, dissociation, fertility issues, baby loss and low self esteem. I work exclusively online.
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Photo of Brooke Hulsizer in Highland, Scotland
Brooke Hulsizer
MSc
Verified Verified
I am originally from the USA, where I have experience working with adults, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My passions lie in working with people impacted by trauma, attachment disorders, relational distress, addiction, depression/anxiety, and general unhappiness. I often work alongside my clients to figure out why they feel the way they do and identify their needs based on what we discover. I use modalities like CBT, DBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and EMDR to understand and heal underlying causes of external problems.
I am originally from the USA, where I have experience working with adults, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My passions lie in working with people impacted by trauma, attachment disorders, relational distress, addiction, depression/anxiety, and general unhappiness. I often work alongside my clients to figure out why they feel the way they do and identify their needs based on what we discover. I use modalities like CBT, DBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and EMDR to understand and heal underlying causes of external problems.
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Fran Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thurso KW14
I am a psycho-dynamic counsellor and have been counselling couples, adults and teenagers for over twenty years. I work with issues creating such distressing issues as anxiety, bereavement, relationships, eating problems, illnesses - in fact most of the problems which need to be looked at to improve life for my clients. I work with couples and with individuals of all ages. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other therapies which I have studied in order to help clients to change or cope with their problems. I can offer a non-judgemental, safe place for people to bring their problems for help.
I am a psycho-dynamic counsellor and have been counselling couples, adults and teenagers for over twenty years. I work with issues creating such distressing issues as anxiety, bereavement, relationships, eating problems, illnesses - in fact most of the problems which need to be looked at to improve life for my clients. I work with couples and with individuals of all ages. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other therapies which I have studied in order to help clients to change or cope with their problems. I can offer a non-judgemental, safe place for people to bring their problems for help.
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Photo of Alexandra Maclean, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Alexandra Maclean
Counsellor, MA, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This means I draw on different approaches depending on your needs; my training and experience include Person Centered, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I work with a range of clients including, children, young people and adults. I offer a non-judgmental space to help you to connect with and make sense of your deeper thoughts and emotions. We will work together to look through your past and present influences, unhelpful behavioural and thought patterns and make space for your future hopes and dreams, personal identity, self-esteem and confidence.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This means I draw on different approaches depending on your needs; my training and experience include Person Centered, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I work with a range of clients including, children, young people and adults. I offer a non-judgmental space to help you to connect with and make sense of your deeper thoughts and emotions. We will work together to look through your past and present influences, unhelpful behavioural and thought patterns and make space for your future hopes and dreams, personal identity, self-esteem and confidence.
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Photo of Kim Alice Brown, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Kim Alice Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nairn IV12
I work with both individuals and Couples to support their movement towards their desired outcomes and provide a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space for clients to discuss their worries. My aim is to support my clients with my therapeutic and blended approach using my 2 areas of expertise, Counselling, and Peter Hess Sound massage in my 90 min sessions to work together with my clients to help foster a deeper sense of calm, connection and communication. My space is one of inclusivity, relishing in the individuality of each client and their experiences. I pride myself on offering a warm, caring environment for my clients
I work with both individuals and Couples to support their movement towards their desired outcomes and provide a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space for clients to discuss their worries. My aim is to support my clients with my therapeutic and blended approach using my 2 areas of expertise, Counselling, and Peter Hess Sound massage in my 90 min sessions to work together with my clients to help foster a deeper sense of calm, connection and communication. My space is one of inclusivity, relishing in the individuality of each client and their experiences. I pride myself on offering a warm, caring environment for my clients
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Photo of Simon Stedman, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Simon Stedman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
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Photo of Jack McDonald Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Highland, Scotland
Jack McDonald Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
My name is Jack and I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist working in Inverness. I provide one-to-one therapy for adults and offer in-person appointments, online (Zoom) appointments, and telephone appointments. There are many reasons why you might be considering coming to therapy. Maybe you are looking for some help with a specific personal or emotional issue, or perhaps you have a more general sense of just not feeling okay. Whatever is troubling you, I can offer you the chance to discuss your problems in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment.
My name is Jack and I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist working in Inverness. I provide one-to-one therapy for adults and offer in-person appointments, online (Zoom) appointments, and telephone appointments. There are many reasons why you might be considering coming to therapy. Maybe you are looking for some help with a specific personal or emotional issue, or perhaps you have a more general sense of just not feeling okay. Whatever is troubling you, I can offer you the chance to discuss your problems in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment.
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Photo of Personal Meaning Counselling, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Personal Meaning Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nairn IV12
Hi, I'm Pamela and if you are struggling to find meaning in life right now, I'm here to work with you to find the answers you need. Perhaps you have experienced loss, trauma or are trying to navigate a period of change in your life. Bereavement, the end of a relationship, loss of health or loss of employment may have left you unable to find purpose in the present and unable to envision a meaningful future. Or perhaps something from your past is still haunting you. At times like these it can be difficult to imagine a meaningful future and you might feel stuck, undervalued, unheard or just unsure how you can carry on. I'm here to help
Hi, I'm Pamela and if you are struggling to find meaning in life right now, I'm here to work with you to find the answers you need. Perhaps you have experienced loss, trauma or are trying to navigate a period of change in your life. Bereavement, the end of a relationship, loss of health or loss of employment may have left you unable to find purpose in the present and unable to envision a meaningful future. Or perhaps something from your past is still haunting you. At times like these it can be difficult to imagine a meaningful future and you might feel stuck, undervalued, unheard or just unsure how you can carry on. I'm here to help
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Photo of Shaun Simon, Counsellor in Highland, Scotland
Shaun Simon
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I’m a person-centred counsellor based in the North of Scotland. I offer one-to-one sessions with adults, face-to-face in Inverness, or online and by phone from anywhere in the UK. I offer a compassionate and personalised approach to counselling, with the aim to bring about the change you desire and to nurture your well-being. As a person-centred psychotherapist, my main goal is to assist you in understanding and dealing with your thoughts, emotions, and personal challenges.
I’m a person-centred counsellor based in the North of Scotland. I offer one-to-one sessions with adults, face-to-face in Inverness, or online and by phone from anywhere in the UK. I offer a compassionate and personalised approach to counselling, with the aim to bring about the change you desire and to nurture your well-being. As a person-centred psychotherapist, my main goal is to assist you in understanding and dealing with your thoughts, emotions, and personal challenges.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Highland

70+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Highland who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Highland see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Highland?

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.