Counselling in Prestonpans

Photo of Amaranth Counselling, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Amaranth Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Prestonpans EH32
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with life at present? It may be from a stressful work environment, relationship difficulties or perhaps unresolved trauma from your past. Do you want to be free of the past, less anxious about the future so that you can enjoy your present? I offer counselling and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) to clients who want to find joy and peace in their lives. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety at present, if you are struggling with a past trauma then I can help. I believe that the troubles that impact our mental wellbeing can be relieved through the therapeutic relationship of counselling
Are you struggling with life at present? It may be from a stressful work environment, relationship difficulties or perhaps unresolved trauma from your past. Do you want to be free of the past, less anxious about the future so that you can enjoy your present? I offer counselling and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) to clients who want to find joy and peace in their lives. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety at present, if you are struggling with a past trauma then I can help. I believe that the troubles that impact our mental wellbeing can be relieved through the therapeutic relationship of counselling
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Photo of Janis Sinclair, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Janis Sinclair
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Prestonpans EH32
Are you anxious and finding life overwhelming, suddenly the simplest decisions are impossible - this may be situational, relational or historical; large or small I offer a space to speak freely secure in the knowledge our sessions are confidential. My theory is person centred although I offer Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.
Are you anxious and finding life overwhelming, suddenly the simplest decisions are impossible - this may be situational, relational or historical; large or small I offer a space to speak freely secure in the knowledge our sessions are confidential. My theory is person centred although I offer Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.
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Photo of Anne Henderson, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Prestonpans EH32
I hope to offer you a warm welcome to my therapy room. There you will find a comfortable chair with a view of the beach. I welcome clients of all ages 16 years upwards. You may have a specific issue you wish to explore, or come to find a safe space to look more deeply at things that have been troubling you. Life can throw up all kinds of curve balls that can impact in many ways. Coming to talk together can help to make sense out of what can be confusing situations, relationships and feelings. I will meet you with acceptance and give you space and time to explore your options and support your change.
I hope to offer you a warm welcome to my therapy room. There you will find a comfortable chair with a view of the beach. I welcome clients of all ages 16 years upwards. You may have a specific issue you wish to explore, or come to find a safe space to look more deeply at things that have been troubling you. Life can throw up all kinds of curve balls that can impact in many ways. Coming to talk together can help to make sense out of what can be confusing situations, relationships and feelings. I will meet you with acceptance and give you space and time to explore your options and support your change.
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Photo of Ross Cairns, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Ross Cairns
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Prestonpans EH32
I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. My main training is in a humanistic approach and I have added further training over my many years in practice. I have lots of experience across many areas of therapy and client issues but perhaps some of the main issues that I have worked with include Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. I have also worked with many people who have experienced long term abuse both as children and as adults. I have some specialist training in working with Neuro diverse clients and have good experience with Autistic individuals and those with ADHD. I also offer relationship therapy and work with couples.
I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. My main training is in a humanistic approach and I have added further training over my many years in practice. I have lots of experience across many areas of therapy and client issues but perhaps some of the main issues that I have worked with include Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. I have also worked with many people who have experienced long term abuse both as children and as adults. I have some specialist training in working with Neuro diverse clients and have good experience with Autistic individuals and those with ADHD. I also offer relationship therapy and work with couples.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Marian Willoner, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Marian Willoner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Danderhall EH22
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
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Photo of Cathie Hutchison, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Cathie Hutchison
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Edinburgh EH15  (Online Only)
I have worked with individuals and couples bringing a varied range of issues from relationship breakdowns, anxiety, stress, depression, childhood emotional neglect, childhood abuse, confidence and self esteem issues, life transitions, bereavement, chronic ill health. I get deep satisfaction watching clients work through their issues and develop new coping strategies and tools. I love to see them leave at the end of the work smiling and content. Some even say that getting there is fun as well as satisfying. Let's get to work getting you what you want!
I have worked with individuals and couples bringing a varied range of issues from relationship breakdowns, anxiety, stress, depression, childhood emotional neglect, childhood abuse, confidence and self esteem issues, life transitions, bereavement, chronic ill health. I get deep satisfaction watching clients work through their issues and develop new coping strategies and tools. I love to see them leave at the end of the work smiling and content. Some even say that getting there is fun as well as satisfying. Let's get to work getting you what you want!
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Photo of Kerry Kirkwood, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Kerry Kirkwood
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Musselburgh EH21
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.
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Photo of Melanie Peele, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Melanie Peele
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
While there is so much joy in getting to know ourselves deeply and authentically, living as a queer and/or transgender person in this world is not always easy. I specialise in gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity. I work with adults and older adolescents who are LGBTQIA+/gender non-conforming, or questioning their identities. I also specialise in trauma recovery, treating healthcare professionals, and working with English speaking immigrants. I work from multiple affirming perspectives, including Health at Every Size, neurodiversity affirming, disability affirming, and fat-positive perspectives.
While there is so much joy in getting to know ourselves deeply and authentically, living as a queer and/or transgender person in this world is not always easy. I specialise in gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity. I work with adults and older adolescents who are LGBTQIA+/gender non-conforming, or questioning their identities. I also specialise in trauma recovery, treating healthcare professionals, and working with English speaking immigrants. I work from multiple affirming perspectives, including Health at Every Size, neurodiversity affirming, disability affirming, and fat-positive perspectives.
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Photo of Anna Shepherd, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Anna Shepherd
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15
Hello. My name is Anna Shepherd. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I offer Art Psychotherapy, Talking Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness. Seeking help can feel a bit daunting. I offer a confidential space in which you will be supported to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will meet you with gentle compassion, curiosity, warmth and humour. Meaningful connection will be the cornerstone of our work and together we will find helpful ways to ease whatever distress has brought you here.
Hello. My name is Anna Shepherd. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I offer Art Psychotherapy, Talking Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness. Seeking help can feel a bit daunting. I offer a confidential space in which you will be supported to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will meet you with gentle compassion, curiosity, warmth and humour. Meaningful connection will be the cornerstone of our work and together we will find helpful ways to ease whatever distress has brought you here.
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Photo of Kath Muirhead, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Kath Muirhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH9
My professional experience has been working with people affected by mental health issues such as depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety and panic, grief and loss among other issues. I also specialise in working with trauma particularly childhood sexual abuse and the debilitating impact of many life areas. I work with what people bring and go at their pace; my approach being person centred and bespoke to the individual.
My professional experience has been working with people affected by mental health issues such as depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety and panic, grief and loss among other issues. I also specialise in working with trauma particularly childhood sexual abuse and the debilitating impact of many life areas. I work with what people bring and go at their pace; my approach being person centred and bespoke to the individual.
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Photo of Rachel Rickman, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Rachel Rickman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Musselburgh EH21  (Online Only)
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
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Photo of Dr Hannah Ranaldi, Psychologist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Dr Hannah Ranaldi
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1
As a Health Psychologist, I specialise in supporting people adapt, cope and manage illness and changes in their health. I work with women's health (e.g., menopause and menstrual conditions), chronic pain, heart conditions, diabetes, and chronic fatigue. My clients often arrive feeling stuck, or depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Others come to me due to changes in their sleep or activity levels, or with low self-esteem, chronic stress, loss of identity, and relationship difficulties. Together, we will explore your current circumstances and identify goals to help you move forward. My practice is neuroaffirmative and LGBT+ allied.
As a Health Psychologist, I specialise in supporting people adapt, cope and manage illness and changes in their health. I work with women's health (e.g., menopause and menstrual conditions), chronic pain, heart conditions, diabetes, and chronic fatigue. My clients often arrive feeling stuck, or depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Others come to me due to changes in their sleep or activity levels, or with low self-esteem, chronic stress, loss of identity, and relationship difficulties. Together, we will explore your current circumstances and identify goals to help you move forward. My practice is neuroaffirmative and LGBT+ allied.
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Photo of Marie MacLeod, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Marie MacLeod
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you. I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.
Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you. I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.
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Photo of Valerie Smith, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Valerie Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Haddington EH41
Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you habitually sabotages your efforts.
Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you habitually sabotages your efforts.
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Photo of Jacqueline Green, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Jacqueline Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Are you a young person or adult who is finding life tough just now? Maybe something has happened, or changed, and it’s impacting your ability to live life fully. You may be feeling overwhelmed, scared, depressed, worried or confused. Whether you've waited a long time to come to therapy, or if recently you've become more aware that something isn't quite right - either way, therapy can really help you understand all that's going on. Therapy with me is person-centred, so together we will take into account your unique circumstances and needs, and individualise your support from this. Everyones journey to healing is different.
Are you a young person or adult who is finding life tough just now? Maybe something has happened, or changed, and it’s impacting your ability to live life fully. You may be feeling overwhelmed, scared, depressed, worried or confused. Whether you've waited a long time to come to therapy, or if recently you've become more aware that something isn't quite right - either way, therapy can really help you understand all that's going on. Therapy with me is person-centred, so together we will take into account your unique circumstances and needs, and individualise your support from this. Everyones journey to healing is different.
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Photo of Alana Breen Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Alana Breen Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Photo of Patrick Smyth, Counsellor in Prestonpans, Scotland
Patrick Smyth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Musselburgh EH21
I have been involved in counselling since 2004. In that time, I have helped a wide range of clients, with issues such as bereavement, serious illness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addictions, suicidal feelings, anger, family problems, sexuality and relationship difficulties. Life has a habit of presenting us with challenges and sometimes we need insight, help and support to overcome them. You may be experiencing a specific difficulty or it might be something that's hard to put your finger on - either way, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and deal with what's going on in your life.
I have been involved in counselling since 2004. In that time, I have helped a wide range of clients, with issues such as bereavement, serious illness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addictions, suicidal feelings, anger, family problems, sexuality and relationship difficulties. Life has a habit of presenting us with challenges and sometimes we need insight, help and support to overcome them. You may be experiencing a specific difficulty or it might be something that's hard to put your finger on - either way, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and deal with what's going on in your life.
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Photo of Fiwasade Onifade, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Fiwasade Onifade
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH7
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
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Photo of Celeste Micciche, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH7
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
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Photo of Jen Tays, Psychotherapist in Prestonpans, Scotland
Jen Tays
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH2  (Online Only)
As a Registered Counsellor & Therapist I am here for you, to help you transform your relationship within your world, whether that be with people in general, work colleagues, your partner or your parents. I can help with anxiety and traumas, big or small and those in between. As a trained EMDR Consultant I work with children and adults. If you're not sure where your issues stem from, I will help you locate it and transform it or we instead focus on the present. I will work with you to find your optimum. I am in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Online.
As a Registered Counsellor & Therapist I am here for you, to help you transform your relationship within your world, whether that be with people in general, work colleagues, your partner or your parents. I can help with anxiety and traumas, big or small and those in between. As a trained EMDR Consultant I work with children and adults. If you're not sure where your issues stem from, I will help you locate it and transform it or we instead focus on the present. I will work with you to find your optimum. I am in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Online.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Prestonpans

< 10

Counsellors in Prestonpans who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
75% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Prestonpans see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Prestonpans?

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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.