Counselling in Midlothian

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Photo of Amani Hypnotherapy and Counselling, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Amani Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is made up of challenges, some are easy for us to coordinate, others seem to be harder to overcome. We are all products of our lived experiences and have challenges that are unique to us as individuals.There are so many things that impact us in the now that stem from our past experiences of life. Not all experiences may seem to be important, however, each day we have lived has given us an experience which has been either positive or negative. As unique individuals our needs are so important and everyone deserves a safe, non judgmental space to share their thoughts.
Life is made up of challenges, some are easy for us to coordinate, others seem to be harder to overcome. We are all products of our lived experiences and have challenges that are unique to us as individuals.There are so many things that impact us in the now that stem from our past experiences of life. Not all experiences may seem to be important, however, each day we have lived has given us an experience which has been either positive or negative. As unique individuals our needs are so important and everyone deserves a safe, non judgmental space to share their thoughts.
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Photo of Evolve CBT, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Evolve CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Do you feel stressed or have problems coping? Are your thoughts making you feel anxious or bringing your mood down? Sometimes we need help to make sense of why we think, feel, and behave the way we do. My name is Helen-Marie and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC). CBT is a problem-focused therapy that shows how your thinking can affect your feelings and behaviours. You will learn new skills and positive coping strategies which can help you achieve your goals and make long-term changes in your life. It is important that we work together at your pace to achieve your goals.
Do you feel stressed or have problems coping? Are your thoughts making you feel anxious or bringing your mood down? Sometimes we need help to make sense of why we think, feel, and behave the way we do. My name is Helen-Marie and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC). CBT is a problem-focused therapy that shows how your thinking can affect your feelings and behaviours. You will learn new skills and positive coping strategies which can help you achieve your goals and make long-term changes in your life. It is important that we work together at your pace to achieve your goals.
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Photo of Amy Caffrey, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Amy Caffrey
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
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 Bella Tanzer, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Bella Tanzer
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
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.
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Photo of Dennis James Gurr, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Dennis James Gurr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an independent counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice. I have knowledge and experience in a variety of roles and settings in the field of human relations & systems. I use a variety of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing & Solution Focused, Existential therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, creative counselling techniques and coaching skills. I hold to the core conditions of empathy, positive non-regard, honesty and non-judgmental which underpin my counselling and psychotherapy practice.
I am an independent counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice. I have knowledge and experience in a variety of roles and settings in the field of human relations & systems. I use a variety of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing & Solution Focused, Existential therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, creative counselling techniques and coaching skills. I hold to the core conditions of empathy, positive non-regard, honesty and non-judgmental which underpin my counselling and psychotherapy practice.
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Photo of Allison Ridley, Psychologist in Midlothian, Scotland
Allison Ridley
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
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.
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Photo of Yuxi Liu, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Yuxi Liu
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
From my work and life experience, I keep finding myself using visual art in helping individuals to find more possibilities in their life. I help individuals with general anxiety, especially those who experience life transitions, workplace and education stress, and cultural differences/adjustments. The modern life itself can be overwhelming but there are resources to help us feel better to achieve the goals we have. Visual art therapy is an effective one to express emotions and thoughts with the joint efforts of individuals and therapists.
From my work and life experience, I keep finding myself using visual art in helping individuals to find more possibilities in their life. I help individuals with general anxiety, especially those who experience life transitions, workplace and education stress, and cultural differences/adjustments. The modern life itself can be overwhelming but there are resources to help us feel better to achieve the goals we have. Visual art therapy is an effective one to express emotions and thoughts with the joint efforts of individuals and therapists.
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Photo of Emma Jane Ducklin, Psychologist in Midlothian, Scotland
Emma Jane Ducklin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Sharon Gurr, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Sharon Gurr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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 Kirti Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Kirti Lawrence
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
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Photo of Rory Ross, Counsellor in Midlothian, 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 Jan Barfoot, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Jan Barfoot
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
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 Midlothian, Scotland
Bu Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
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 Angela Mcilhagger, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Angela Mcilhagger
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Do you want to make changes to your health and wellbeing but don't know how? Perhaps you experience periods of low mood, anxiety, or low self esteem? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you understand your current mindset and teach you techniques to move forwards. I am a qualified CBT therapist based in Midlothian. I am passionate about helping people make long-lasting, helpful changes in their thoughts and daily habits to improve their wellbeing. I can coach you through the, 'how' of change and help you sustain new helpful daily habits.
Do you want to make changes to your health and wellbeing but don't know how? Perhaps you experience periods of low mood, anxiety, or low self esteem? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you understand your current mindset and teach you techniques to move forwards. I am a qualified CBT therapist based in Midlothian. I am passionate about helping people make long-lasting, helpful changes in their thoughts and daily habits to improve their wellbeing. I can coach you through the, 'how' of change and help you sustain new helpful daily habits.
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Photo of Kelly Combe, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Kelly Combe
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I believe that it's important for an individual to find the right counsellor, as one counsellors method may not suit all. I therefore offer my initial consultation at a reduced rate. The initial consultation is not only an opportunity for the counsellors to find out more about the client but also for the client to find out more about the counsellor, giving both the opportunity to discover if a suitable rapport can be built, creating an appropriate environment for counselling to take place.
I believe that it's important for an individual to find the right counsellor, as one counsellors method may not suit all. I therefore offer my initial consultation at a reduced rate. The initial consultation is not only an opportunity for the counsellors to find out more about the client but also for the client to find out more about the counsellor, giving both the opportunity to discover if a suitable rapport can be built, creating an appropriate environment for counselling to take place.
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Photo of Pauline Bell, Psychologist in Midlothian, 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.
0131 378 8335 View 0131 378 8335
Photo of Monika Trojanowska, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Monika Trojanowska
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
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Photo of Juulia Karlstedt, Counsellor in Midlothian, Scotland
Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
0131 322 1443 View 0131 322 1443
Photo of Ruth Galloway-Kirkland, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Loanhead EH20  (Online Only)
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
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Photo of Kimberley Cunningham, Psychotherapist in Midlothian, Scotland
Kimberley Cunningham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
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Number of Counsellors in Midlothian

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Midlothian who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
80% Stress
78% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Aviva
43% AXA PPP
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Midlothian see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Midlothian?

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.