Counselling in Prestwick

Photo of Dr Lynne Cochrane, Psychologist in Prestwick, Scotland
Dr Lynne Cochrane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Prestwick KA9  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
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Photo of Shirley Macmillan, Psychotherapist in Prestwick, Scotland
Shirley Macmillan
Psychotherapist
Prestwick KA9  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
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Photo of Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness, Psychotherapist in Prestwick, Scotland
Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Prestwick KA9
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
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Photo of Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork., Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Prestwick KA9  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
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Photo of Elle Gilbertson , Psychotherapist in Prestwick, Scotland
Elle Gilbertson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Prestwick KA9  (Online Only)
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
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Photo of Vicky Paterson, Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Vicky Paterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Prestwick KA9
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in Prestwick, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Prestwick, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Anita counselling service , Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Anita counselling service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
When you are experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, or having mixed or overwhelming feelings of anger, sadness, confusion, and need support, I can listen with a compassionate awareness to explore your issues with you, so that you can make your own decisions on what options feels right for you. I will work with you, at your pace, through a process of connection and acceptance. Your choice for change, is in your hands, and together, we can gain a therapeutic relationship of trust to explore a deeper level of awareness and move forward in a direction that is right for you.
When you are experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, or having mixed or overwhelming feelings of anger, sadness, confusion, and need support, I can listen with a compassionate awareness to explore your issues with you, so that you can make your own decisions on what options feels right for you. I will work with you, at your pace, through a process of connection and acceptance. Your choice for change, is in your hands, and together, we can gain a therapeutic relationship of trust to explore a deeper level of awareness and move forward in a direction that is right for you.
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Photo of Alison Mclean, Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Alison Mclean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
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Connected Health and Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ayr KA8
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
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Photo of Andrea Webb in Prestwick, Scotland
Andrea Webb
PsychD
Kilmarnock KA1  (Online Only)
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
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Photo of Linda McConnachie, Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Linda McConnachie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
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Photo of Gemma Holmes, Psychologist in Prestwick, Scotland
Gemma Holmes
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Ayr KA7
HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society (BPS). Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a qualified Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I offer specialist ADHD & Autism (ASD) assessment, psychological therapy and consultancy from my practices in Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have over 20 years experience of working in mental health with a wide range of client groups and I am trained across several therapeutic modalities.
HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society (BPS). Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a qualified Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I offer specialist ADHD & Autism (ASD) assessment, psychological therapy and consultancy from my practices in Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have over 20 years experience of working in mental health with a wide range of client groups and I am trained across several therapeutic modalities.
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Photo of Fiona Mclean, Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
Fiona Mclean
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
Welcome to my profile. I believe that successful counselling starts with rapport and trust. From there, having a safe space to be able to talk about what is causing distress to you, is only beneficial if there is a good therapeutic foundation. Over the years, I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to children and adults with many different presenting issues. Counselling is a journey with many lightbulb moments and helping find answers in the darkest corners. I have always felt that it is a gift to be able to talk to someone and share your story, which allows growth and change
Welcome to my profile. I believe that successful counselling starts with rapport and trust. From there, having a safe space to be able to talk about what is causing distress to you, is only beneficial if there is a good therapeutic foundation. Over the years, I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to children and adults with many different presenting issues. Counselling is a journey with many lightbulb moments and helping find answers in the darkest corners. I have always felt that it is a gift to be able to talk to someone and share your story, which allows growth and change
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Photo of Ken Lee, Psychotherapist in Prestwick, Scotland
Ken Lee
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified
Troon KA10
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
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Photo of RFK Counselling, Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
RFK Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA3
Going through difficult times at varying times in your life happens to most people. I offer a comfortable, safe, confidential environment to explore those difficulties with an aim to improve self-worth, confidence, and self-awareness. I am based in Kilmarnock, within walking distance of both the train station and bus station. I have personal experience of difficulties affecting mental well-being and have a desire to help others in similar situations.
Going through difficult times at varying times in your life happens to most people. I offer a comfortable, safe, confidential environment to explore those difficulties with an aim to improve self-worth, confidence, and self-awareness. I am based in Kilmarnock, within walking distance of both the train station and bus station. I have personal experience of difficulties affecting mental well-being and have a desire to help others in similar situations.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services, Psychologist in Prestwick, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine KA11
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
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Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in Prestwick, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Irvine KA11
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
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Photo of Simon Hunt, Psychotherapist in Prestwick, Scotland
Simon Hunt
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term. I understand that. As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.
When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term. I understand that. As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Prestwick

< 10

Counsellors in Prestwick who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
67% Chronic Pain
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Prestwick see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Prestwick?

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.