Counselling in Peebles

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Janus Wellbeing
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Peebles EH45
Are things just feeling out of kilter? Know something needs to change? Are you unsure what the right support is for your needs? Are you feeling anxious or low mood? Have you lost someone? Has your confidence dropped? In a time like no other, more than ever we need to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and invest in ourselves. The beauty of my practice is recognising your individualisation and tailoring how I can help with your needs through a holistic approach encompassing counselling, CBT, and coaching. We're people, we don't fit into one neat little box! With me you'll have a warm, confidential and safe space to talk.
Are things just feeling out of kilter? Know something needs to change? Are you unsure what the right support is for your needs? Are you feeling anxious or low mood? Have you lost someone? Has your confidence dropped? In a time like no other, more than ever we need to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and invest in ourselves. The beauty of my practice is recognising your individualisation and tailoring how I can help with your needs through a holistic approach encompassing counselling, CBT, and coaching. We're people, we don't fit into one neat little box! With me you'll have a warm, confidential and safe space to talk.
01721 546470 View 01721 546470
Photo of Doreen Morici in Peebles, Scotland
Doreen Morici
MSc
Peebles EH45
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
0131 381 0296 View 0131 381 0296
Photo of Ruth Ruthven, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Ruth Ruthven
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Peebles EH45
Space to talk and be heard can make such a difference to our wellbeing; confidential space to connect with ourselves, reflect upon our situation and work things through. I offer you...a warm, accepting and welcoming space for you to talk about what you need to talk about...a place where you can feel seen and heard...space to explore aspects of your life you may currently be struggling with, you may have carried for a long time or you may have difficulty discussing elsewhere...risk and challenge appropriate to your growth...sound, ethical working practice and look forward to meeting you online or face-to-face in my Peebles workspace.
Space to talk and be heard can make such a difference to our wellbeing; confidential space to connect with ourselves, reflect upon our situation and work things through. I offer you...a warm, accepting and welcoming space for you to talk about what you need to talk about...a place where you can feel seen and heard...space to explore aspects of your life you may currently be struggling with, you may have carried for a long time or you may have difficulty discussing elsewhere...risk and challenge appropriate to your growth...sound, ethical working practice and look forward to meeting you online or face-to-face in my Peebles workspace.
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Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Peebles EH45  (Online Only)
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
0131 381 8066 View 0131 381 8066
Photo of Evolve CBT, Counsellor in Peebles, Scotland
Evolve CBT
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Peebles EH45
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 a registered 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 a registered 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.
0131 510 2783 View 0131 510 2783
Photo of Bu Therapy, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Bu Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Peebles EH45
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 Alex Kennedy, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Alex Kennedy
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Peebles EH45
The therapy we offer is person centred, highly effective and beneficial for a wide variety of personal, mental and emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why you might have found yourself looking for help with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Life is full of challenges and difficulties, many of us find ourselves struggling at one point or another, but the good news is you don't need to continue to struggle on alone. Our priorities are for you to feel better, to take back control, learn new coping skills, regain lost confidence and begin to thrive.
The therapy we offer is person centred, highly effective and beneficial for a wide variety of personal, mental and emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why you might have found yourself looking for help with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Life is full of challenges and difficulties, many of us find ourselves struggling at one point or another, but the good news is you don't need to continue to struggle on alone. Our priorities are for you to feel better, to take back control, learn new coping skills, regain lost confidence and begin to thrive.
01750 702983 View 01750 702983
Photo of Prism Psychology, Psychologist in Peebles, Scotland
Prism Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peebles EH45  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
01427 809594 View 01427 809594

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Michelle Kitson, Psychologist in Peebles, Scotland
Dr Michelle Kitson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Innerleithen EH44  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
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Photo of Jacki Knox, Counsellor in Peebles, Scotland
Jacki Knox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
West Linton EH46  (Online Only)
The world tells us from a young age how to look after our hair, how to eat well, how to have a strong body, but what about what’s happening on the inside? It’s so important to prioritise our mental health because we truly get our glow from the inside. We don’t think twice about going to see our dentist regularly or going for a trim, but yet we often wait until we are on our knees before we consider talking to a counsellor. What I hear clients say so often is ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’. You will never regret putting your mental health front and centre.
The world tells us from a young age how to look after our hair, how to eat well, how to have a strong body, but what about what’s happening on the inside? It’s so important to prioritise our mental health because we truly get our glow from the inside. We don’t think twice about going to see our dentist regularly or going for a trim, but yet we often wait until we are on our knees before we consider talking to a counsellor. What I hear clients say so often is ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’. You will never regret putting your mental health front and centre.
01968 700314 View 01968 700314

Online Therapists

Photo of New Beginnings Counselling , Counsellor in Peebles, Scotland
New Beginnings Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Glenrothes KY6
Taking that first step looking for help is brave and daunting. I am here to provide a safe space to listen without judgment to your thoughts and feelings. Life is messy and difficult and can feel like you are trapped in a cycle that’s doesn’t stop. This can be so difficult and that’s ok, you are human. You will be heard and I am here to walk along side you.
Taking that first step looking for help is brave and daunting. I am here to provide a safe space to listen without judgment to your thoughts and feelings. Life is messy and difficult and can feel like you are trapped in a cycle that’s doesn’t stop. This can be so difficult and that’s ok, you are human. You will be heard and I am here to walk along side you.
01592 809994 View 01592 809994
Photo of Jan Barfoot, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Jan Barfoot
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bonnyrigg EH19
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
Hello, I'm a registered, experienced person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Morningside, Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Have you found yourself stuck, depressed, anxious, struggling to find your sense of aliveness or move forward? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement, illness, painful experience, traumatic event or abuse that has left you with low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed, at odds with your own body or numb. I offer a supportive environment to help you talk about and explore what has happened. I will work with you to help you build understanding and, in time, live your own life more fully.
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Photo of HB Psychotherapy and Counselling Services, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
HB Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tranent EH33
Is everything okay?....... This can be a difficult question to answer. Our default response is often "yes", but deep down, for a lot of us, that's simply not true. Often we struggle to verbalise it, can be exceptionally good at denying it even exists or spend copious amounts of emotional energy keeping it at bay. Perhaps you know why you don't feel okay and perhaps you don't. Either way, I can help. I offer a safe, confidential space to allow you to explore any issues you may be experiencing. "Above all things, to thine own self be true"- William Shakespeare.
Is everything okay?....... This can be a difficult question to answer. Our default response is often "yes", but deep down, for a lot of us, that's simply not true. Often we struggle to verbalise it, can be exceptionally good at denying it even exists or spend copious amounts of emotional energy keeping it at bay. Perhaps you know why you don't feel okay and perhaps you don't. Either way, I can help. I offer a safe, confidential space to allow you to explore any issues you may be experiencing. "Above all things, to thine own self be true"- William Shakespeare.
01875 632038 View 01875 632038
Photo of Nicola Flanagan, Counsellor in Peebles, Scotland
Nicola Flanagan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G33  (Online Only)
Hi there welcome to my page. I am a registered counsellor with the BACP offering online services. I am an honest, empathic person who offers my clients a comfortable nonjudgmental space to share their experiences. I’ve had my own counselling journey and understand how hard it can be to reach out! I believe building a good therapeutic relationship with clients is key in a successful counselling journey. I’ve had experience working with trauma, anxiety, loss , depression, suicide, relationship breakdowns and many more. I’ve worked in care for 14 years and consider myself a compassion person who dedicates 100% to everything I do.
Hi there welcome to my page. I am a registered counsellor with the BACP offering online services. I am an honest, empathic person who offers my clients a comfortable nonjudgmental space to share their experiences. I’ve had my own counselling journey and understand how hard it can be to reach out! I believe building a good therapeutic relationship with clients is key in a successful counselling journey. I’ve had experience working with trauma, anxiety, loss , depression, suicide, relationship breakdowns and many more. I’ve worked in care for 14 years and consider myself a compassion person who dedicates 100% to everything I do.
0141 673 5856 View 0141 673 5856
Photo of Kerry Kirkwood, Counsellor in Peebles, Scotland
Kerry Kirkwood
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Edinburgh EH12
What is it that moves us to look into ourselves? Such moments maybe preceded by climacteric, pivotal moments in which our lives seem redirected; a crisis of health, an accident, betrayal, a diagnosis, abandonment, grief, an uneasy feeling, discord, or ‘breakdown’ We may need to reflect on issues which were too big to hold at the time from our childhood. Perhaps we need to revisit adulthood landmarks or are seeking a deeper knowing of who we are. It could be that it is your current living situation or the broader climatic, cultural, societal, and global events that prompt and move you to examine your life.
What is it that moves us to look into ourselves? Such moments maybe preceded by climacteric, pivotal moments in which our lives seem redirected; a crisis of health, an accident, betrayal, a diagnosis, abandonment, grief, an uneasy feeling, discord, or ‘breakdown’ We may need to reflect on issues which were too big to hold at the time from our childhood. Perhaps we need to revisit adulthood landmarks or are seeking a deeper knowing of who we are. It could be that it is your current living situation or the broader climatic, cultural, societal, and global events that prompt and move you to examine your life.
01764 917001 View 01764 917001
Photo of Vasiliki Pyrgidou, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Vasiliki Pyrgidou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Edinburgh EH8
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in an open hearted way, without judging us. When we are feeling distressed and upset it can be very hard to know who to contact, and to make this first important step to get in touch. I offer trauma informed and awareness based psychotherapeutic practice in the form of Core Process Psychotherapy. I integrate therapeutic skills, knowledge and understanding that are evolving on an open ended inquiry in the fields of mindfulness and psychological trauma.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in an open hearted way, without judging us. When we are feeling distressed and upset it can be very hard to know who to contact, and to make this first important step to get in touch. I offer trauma informed and awareness based psychotherapeutic practice in the form of Core Process Psychotherapy. I integrate therapeutic skills, knowledge and understanding that are evolving on an open ended inquiry in the fields of mindfulness and psychological trauma.
01764 915873 View 01764 915873
Photo of Rodrigo Silva, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Rodrigo Silva
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Saint Helier JE2
My name is Rodrigo and I am a Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Psychotherapist. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) as my main approaches, however I'm also accredited Clinical Psychologist in Portugal. This means that I'm able to draw upon a number of different psychological approaches to meet the individual needs of my clients. CBT helps people learn how to identify and change the destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior and emotions
My name is Rodrigo and I am a Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Psychotherapist. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) as my main approaches, however I'm also accredited Clinical Psychologist in Portugal. This means that I'm able to draw upon a number of different psychological approaches to meet the individual needs of my clients. CBT helps people learn how to identify and change the destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior and emotions
07458 153479 View 07458 153479
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Richard Alexander Taneus-Miller Art Therapist Accepting New Clients
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Edinburgh EH10
“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” (D. W. Winnicott) I am a state registered Art Therapist with twenty years’ experience, having worked primarily in the NHS since qualifying in 2003. I am currently employed as the head of Arts Therapies with an NHS board. I am also active with the Scottish Council of the British Association of Art Therapists.
“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” (D. W. Winnicott) I am a state registered Art Therapist with twenty years’ experience, having worked primarily in the NHS since qualifying in 2003. I am currently employed as the head of Arts Therapies with an NHS board. I am also active with the Scottish Council of the British Association of Art Therapists.
01244 667051 View 01244 667051
Photo of Sarah Smith, Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
0191 743 3588 View 0191 743 3588
Photo of SJ Speirits CBT therapist , Psychotherapist in Peebles, Scotland
SJ Speirits CBT therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Glasgow G33
Hi, I'm SJ a fully trained and insured Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where clients and therapists work together. My approach is rooted in CBT , a proven method for addressing a wide range of life's struggles. I strive to create a safe, familiar and inspiring space where clients can develop the skills and strategies they need to overcome challenges and live a fulfilling life. I am committed to making you feel at ease and helping you reach your goals. I can help you with -Anxiety - Worry - Fears & Phobias -Addictions -Self Esteem -Loss -Low Mood -Depression -OCD
Hi, I'm SJ a fully trained and insured Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where clients and therapists work together. My approach is rooted in CBT , a proven method for addressing a wide range of life's struggles. I strive to create a safe, familiar and inspiring space where clients can develop the skills and strategies they need to overcome challenges and live a fulfilling life. I am committed to making you feel at ease and helping you reach your goals. I can help you with -Anxiety - Worry - Fears & Phobias -Addictions -Self Esteem -Loss -Low Mood -Depression -OCD
0141 673 0799 View 0141 673 0799

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Peebles

< 10

Counsellors in Peebles who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
88% Bereavement
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% WPA
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in Peebles see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Peebles?

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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.