Counselling in Irvine

Photo of Vicky Paterson, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Vicky Paterson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine KA12
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
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Photo of Elaina Reilly, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA12
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
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Photo of Alison Mclean, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Alison Mclean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
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Photo of Robert Fulton, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Robert Fulton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Irvine KA12
Progress Psychotherapy is operated by Robert Fulton & associates. Robert is an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. The service operates counselling & psychotherapy services in Kilmarnock as well as across the UK via videoconferencing. We believe that everyone should be able to access mental health services which is why we are attempting to run at the minimal possible cost to allow people of any income to begin the life-changing journey that therapy can offer.
Progress Psychotherapy is operated by Robert Fulton & associates. Robert is an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. The service operates counselling & psychotherapy services in Kilmarnock as well as across the UK via videoconferencing. We believe that everyone should be able to access mental health services which is why we are attempting to run at the minimal possible cost to allow people of any income to begin the life-changing journey that therapy can offer.
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Photo of Sam Pattison, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11  (Online Only)
I work in a person-centred way with clients 16 and above, of any race, gender and sexuality. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse. Part of the focus of my work is to assist people in fostering and maintaining a positive relationship with themselves, which is especially important when things become difficult.
I work in a person-centred way with clients 16 and above, of any race, gender and sexuality. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse. Part of the focus of my work is to assist people in fostering and maintaining a positive relationship with themselves, which is especially important when things become difficult.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Irvine, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Shirley Macmillan, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Shirley Macmillan
Psychotherapist
Irvine KA12  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services, Psychologist in Irvine, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
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Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in Irvine, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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Photo of Alan Mclauchlan in Irvine, Scotland
Alan Mclauchlan
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
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Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA11
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
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Photo of Elaine McQueen, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Elaine McQueen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA11
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
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Photo of Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Irvine KA11
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
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Photo of Dynamic Diamond Consultancy, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Dynamic Diamond Consultancy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA12
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist my interest in becoming a therapist developed within my career in Social Care and Trauma Informed services. I am also an experienced Trainer and currently deliver various Self Esteem, Wellbeing & Nutrition Workshops, including Retrain your Brain - Mood Food which provides Psychoeducation around anxiety and food. In life we may have similar experiences but our uniqueness as human beings mean we all recover from emotional pain in our own individual way. Whatever you’re experience we can work together to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist my interest in becoming a therapist developed within my career in Social Care and Trauma Informed services. I am also an experienced Trainer and currently deliver various Self Esteem, Wellbeing & Nutrition Workshops, including Retrain your Brain - Mood Food which provides Psychoeducation around anxiety and food. In life we may have similar experiences but our uniqueness as human beings mean we all recover from emotional pain in our own individual way. Whatever you’re experience we can work together to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
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Photo of Gayle Cowie, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Gayle Cowie
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
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Photo of Linda McConnachie, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Linda McConnachie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA11  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Fiona Mclean, Counsellor in Irvine, Scotland
Fiona Mclean
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
Welcome to my profile. I believe that successful counselling starts with rapport and trust. From there, having a safe space to be able to talk about what is causing distress to you, is only beneficial if there is a good therapeutic foundation. Over the years, I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to children and adults with many different presenting issues. Counselling is a journey with many lightbulb moments and helping find answers in the darkest corners. I have always felt that it is a gift to be able to talk to someone and share your story, which allows growth and change
Welcome to my profile. I believe that successful counselling starts with rapport and trust. From there, having a safe space to be able to talk about what is causing distress to you, is only beneficial if there is a good therapeutic foundation. Over the years, I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to children and adults with many different presenting issues. Counselling is a journey with many lightbulb moments and helping find answers in the darkest corners. I have always felt that it is a gift to be able to talk to someone and share your story, which allows growth and change
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Photo of Abi Lloyd-Milner, Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Abi Lloyd-Milner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Kilbride KA23
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
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Photo of Jill Ogston, Psychologist in Irvine, Scotland
Jill Ogston
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1  (Online Only)
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
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Photo of Vicky Gordon ( Cbt Therapist), Psychotherapist in Irvine, Scotland
Vicky Gordon ( Cbt Therapist)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilmarnock KA1
My name is Vicky and I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. (BABCP) I am available to help you to understand and work through your difficulties. CBT is an evidence based practice and effective in treating problems such as depression, low confidence, panic, stress, obsessional problems, phobias, PTSD, health anxieties and excessive worry. My aim is to help you to understand your problems better and to assist you to learn and practice using proven techniques which can reduce distress so that you can lead a life with a greater sense of enjoyment and fulfilment.
My name is Vicky and I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. (BABCP) I am available to help you to understand and work through your difficulties. CBT is an evidence based practice and effective in treating problems such as depression, low confidence, panic, stress, obsessional problems, phobias, PTSD, health anxieties and excessive worry. My aim is to help you to understand your problems better and to assist you to learn and practice using proven techniques which can reduce distress so that you can lead a life with a greater sense of enjoyment and fulfilment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Irvine

10+

Average cost per session

£49

Counsellors in Irvine who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
69% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% AXA PPP
33% Vitality
33% WPA

How Counsellors in Irvine see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Irvine?

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.