Counselling in Motherwell

Photo of Yvonne M Farrell, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Yvonne M Farrell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
Welcome. How can I help? I imagine you might be struggling with anxiety or low mood and experiencing changes in your life that you might be looking for some help with. I am qualified and experienced in dealing with the problems you may be facing from mild to severe. I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 15 years with a wide range of difficulties, my area of particular expertise being trauma. Let me help you.
Welcome. How can I help? I imagine you might be struggling with anxiety or low mood and experiencing changes in your life that you might be looking for some help with. I am qualified and experienced in dealing with the problems you may be facing from mild to severe. I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 15 years with a wide range of difficulties, my area of particular expertise being trauma. Let me help you.
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Photo of Kieran F Smyth, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Kieran F Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
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Photo of Paul Mcilvenny, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Paul Mcilvenny
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
My typical clients are those affected with different forms of compulsive / addictive behaviours - these might include Porn, Sex and Love Addictions; Gambling & Narcotics abuse; or those who are Workaholics. Usually clients first see me when they have reached a major crisis point in their lives and are seeking a person who has an understanding of their issues and how to help change their situation by tackling their problems head-on. I also undertake Relational and Pyschosexual therapy for individuals and couples. Further details on my background and approach can be found online at www.trustedtherapeutics.com
My typical clients are those affected with different forms of compulsive / addictive behaviours - these might include Porn, Sex and Love Addictions; Gambling & Narcotics abuse; or those who are Workaholics. Usually clients first see me when they have reached a major crisis point in their lives and are seeking a person who has an understanding of their issues and how to help change their situation by tackling their problems head-on. I also undertake Relational and Pyschosexual therapy for individuals and couples. Further details on my background and approach can be found online at www.trustedtherapeutics.com
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Photo of Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR), Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
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Photo of Len Northfield, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Len Northfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
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Photo of Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
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Photo of Katie Hinshaw, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Katie Hinshaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
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Photo of Therapy For The Mind , Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Therapy For The Mind
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
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Photo of Clare Farr Therapy - CBT Therapist, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Clare Farr Therapy - CBT Therapist
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Deciding on therapy can be a huge step for many and there is a reason why you’re on this page today. Maybe you’ve not been yourself recently? Or you’re in a situation that you feel you have no control over? Perhaps you’ve always struggled with anxieties or low mood and it’s starting to get in the way of moving forward in life. Perhaps there is no communication or understanding with loved ones and family and everything tried so far in the past has failed. Whatever your personal circumstance, therapy will give you the ability to feel more in control of your situation rather than overwhelmed.
Deciding on therapy can be a huge step for many and there is a reason why you’re on this page today. Maybe you’ve not been yourself recently? Or you’re in a situation that you feel you have no control over? Perhaps you’ve always struggled with anxieties or low mood and it’s starting to get in the way of moving forward in life. Perhaps there is no communication or understanding with loved ones and family and everything tried so far in the past has failed. Whatever your personal circumstance, therapy will give you the ability to feel more in control of your situation rather than overwhelmed.
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Photo of Jane Hamilton, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Jane Hamilton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
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Photo of Jan’s Catch Therapy , Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Jan’s Catch Therapy
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1
Waitlist for new clients
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Tania Casella This Can Heal Too, Psychologist in Motherwell, Scotland
Tania Casella This Can Heal Too
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
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Photo of Julie Fraser, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Julie Fraser
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML12  (Online Only)
Hey! I am a Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapist. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hey! I am a Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapist. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
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Photo of Colin Marshall, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Photo of Auric Psychology, Psychologist in Motherwell, Scotland
Auric Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML10
We are a private Psychological Therapies Service in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. We have a number of highly qualified practitioners to suit your needs, including Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology. We work to find you the right person to support you, and the members of our team have varying specialities, availability and training. We work with adults and children who are struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, issues with self-esteem and confidence, anger and bereavement.
We are a private Psychological Therapies Service in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. We have a number of highly qualified practitioners to suit your needs, including Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology. We work to find you the right person to support you, and the members of our team have varying specialities, availability and training. We work with adults and children who are struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, issues with self-esteem and confidence, anger and bereavement.
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Photo of Liz Nolan, Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Liz Nolan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
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Photo of Jade Officer, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Jade Officer
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
01453 708213 View 01453 708213
Photo of Laura Beech, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Laura Beech
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
0121 817 7042 View 0121 817 7042
Photo of Gateway Counselling , Counsellor in Motherwell, Scotland
Gateway Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML1
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
01453 703737 View 01453 703737
Photo of Michelle McQuillan MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Motherwell, Scotland
Michelle McQuillan MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Motherwell ML3
If you have found yourself here you may be looking for support. Are you sad, anxious or depressed? Grieving the loss of a loved one, pet or a job and in need of emotional support, but have no one to turn to? Maybe you are struggling in a relationship or with a break up? Having a safe place to express and explore what is happening for you can empower you to work towards making changes to live your life more fully, in a way that is right for you. Talking with your Counsellor can help you to gain clarity and understanding about your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and see how you can use them to help you to grow with, or around them.
If you have found yourself here you may be looking for support. Are you sad, anxious or depressed? Grieving the loss of a loved one, pet or a job and in need of emotional support, but have no one to turn to? Maybe you are struggling in a relationship or with a break up? Having a safe place to express and explore what is happening for you can empower you to work towards making changes to live your life more fully, in a way that is right for you. Talking with your Counsellor can help you to gain clarity and understanding about your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and see how you can use them to help you to grow with, or around them.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Motherwell

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Motherwell who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
38% Bupa

How Counsellors in Motherwell see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Motherwell?

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.