Counselling in Renfrew

Photo of Karen Ann Snadden - All Seasons Therapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
All Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
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Angela Gribben: Owner Of Trust Therapy
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
If you are struggling with emotional or psychological distress you are not alone. These struggles are part of being human and seeking support is a courageous first step towards your path to transformation, where you will re-discover your strengths and develop resilience. Investing in your well-being with Trust Therapy is a wise decision that will have lasting, positive effects on your future success and happiness. Wether you are dealing with anxiety, panic, depression, stress, relationship issues or any other challenges. I am here to help you feel validated and valued, which will optimise your potential to thrive and succeed.
If you are struggling with emotional or psychological distress you are not alone. These struggles are part of being human and seeking support is a courageous first step towards your path to transformation, where you will re-discover your strengths and develop resilience. Investing in your well-being with Trust Therapy is a wise decision that will have lasting, positive effects on your future success and happiness. Wether you are dealing with anxiety, panic, depression, stress, relationship issues or any other challenges. I am here to help you feel validated and valued, which will optimise your potential to thrive and succeed.
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Laura Hunter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Laura & I am an experienced CBT therapist specialising in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. I am based in Glasgow city centre but offer online therapy to clients throughout the UK. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task particularly if you are looking for a particular approach or skill set and it's so important to find someone you can trust and connect with. I help clients to identify, challenge and overcome their negative thought processes and unhelpful coping strategies that no longer serve them. I am also knowledgeable and experienced in using exposure response prevention techniques in the treatments of OCD.
Hi I'm Laura & I am an experienced CBT therapist specialising in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. I am based in Glasgow city centre but offer online therapy to clients throughout the UK. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task particularly if you are looking for a particular approach or skill set and it's so important to find someone you can trust and connect with. I help clients to identify, challenge and overcome their negative thought processes and unhelpful coping strategies that no longer serve them. I am also knowledgeable and experienced in using exposure response prevention techniques in the treatments of OCD.
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Annette Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Hi, I am Annette and I would be happy to work with you towards leading a more integrated and fulfilling life. Sometimes life can be really tough. It may well be that you are experiencing Stress, Anxiety ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD ), Panic Attacks or Depression at the moment and are unsure of how to cope with all of this. I have experience working with people who may have also have social anxiety or who have experienced abuse ( neglect, sexual or physical). If you would like to contact me and let me know what you are experiencing and how it is affecting you I can let you know if I think I can help.
Hi, I am Annette and I would be happy to work with you towards leading a more integrated and fulfilling life. Sometimes life can be really tough. It may well be that you are experiencing Stress, Anxiety ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD ), Panic Attacks or Depression at the moment and are unsure of how to cope with all of this. I have experience working with people who may have also have social anxiety or who have experienced abuse ( neglect, sexual or physical). If you would like to contact me and let me know what you are experiencing and how it is affecting you I can let you know if I think I can help.
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Carla Canepa
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4  (Online Only)
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
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Michelle Dickie Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
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Alison McAuley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
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Paisley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
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Jennifer Krysta Slann
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
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Anita counselling service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Counselling is a psychological connection. If you are feeling low, down, mixed up, confused, emotional and feel ready to explore what you are experiencing within a confidential setting, where you can be listened to compassionately to feel understood. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and safety, offering an non-judgemental acceptance, and empathetic understanding. The process of change develops through your own inner connection with your self, shifting your mindset and reactions into choices of responding. Moving forward in your own empowerment and self-worth, trusting your own decisions, instincts and responses.
Counselling is a psychological connection. If you are feeling low, down, mixed up, confused, emotional and feel ready to explore what you are experiencing within a confidential setting, where you can be listened to compassionately to feel understood. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and safety, offering an non-judgemental acceptance, and empathetic understanding. The process of change develops through your own inner connection with your self, shifting your mindset and reactions into choices of responding. Moving forward in your own empowerment and self-worth, trusting your own decisions, instincts and responses.
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Agnes McPake
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
I am a leading authority with extensive experience in sex addiction, sex therapy and psychosexual counselling for individuals and couples. If you feel apprehensive about addressing your sexual issues, please be assured I will put you at ease immediately. Working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors, who are qualified and accredited to COSRT the governing body of psychosexual counsellors. I work with clients with sexual issues on a daily basis and I will never judge your behaviour. My motivation is to help you.
I am a leading authority with extensive experience in sex addiction, sex therapy and psychosexual counselling for individuals and couples. If you feel apprehensive about addressing your sexual issues, please be assured I will put you at ease immediately. Working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors, who are qualified and accredited to COSRT the governing body of psychosexual counsellors. I work with clients with sexual issues on a daily basis and I will never judge your behaviour. My motivation is to help you.
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Dr Jenn Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychologist, I work with individuals on a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, self harm, relationship difficulties and more. I utilise a variety of the therapeutic approaches to deliver psychological interventions that are tailored to your individual needs. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to identify difficulties and goals for change. The therapeutic relationship is core to my practice and my first goal is to provide clients with a safe space in which they can develop trust with me to explore their difficulties.
As a psychologist, I work with individuals on a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, self harm, relationship difficulties and more. I utilise a variety of the therapeutic approaches to deliver psychological interventions that are tailored to your individual needs. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to identify difficulties and goals for change. The therapeutic relationship is core to my practice and my first goal is to provide clients with a safe space in which they can develop trust with me to explore their difficulties.
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Rebecca Strawser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Choosing a therapist can feel scary and overwhelming. With my friendly, professional and non-judgemental approach, I aim to make that process as comfortable as possible. I'm an accredited psychotherapist, practising CBT with an integrative approach. I have extensive experience working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem and other struggles. Get in touch for a no-obligation chat to see whether or not I might be a good fit for you. I can work online or in person.
Choosing a therapist can feel scary and overwhelming. With my friendly, professional and non-judgemental approach, I aim to make that process as comfortable as possible. I'm an accredited psychotherapist, practising CBT with an integrative approach. I have extensive experience working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem and other struggles. Get in touch for a no-obligation chat to see whether or not I might be a good fit for you. I can work online or in person.
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Saboohi Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Renfrew PA4  (Online Only)
I believe we win and lose battles in our minds. Understanding this, I offer to help you raise your confidence, self-worth and self-awareness by working with you on unhelpful thoughts and perceptions which might be based on your past experiences. Equipping you with tools and techniques to cope and manage, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Trauma, PTSD, focusing on improving relationship problems (personal or professional) Addictions, Bereavement. I can help you live your life to its full potential! Replacing your unhelpful thoughts and behaviours to helpful ones so you can learn to perceive life in a balanced and realistic manner.
I believe we win and lose battles in our minds. Understanding this, I offer to help you raise your confidence, self-worth and self-awareness by working with you on unhelpful thoughts and perceptions which might be based on your past experiences. Equipping you with tools and techniques to cope and manage, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Trauma, PTSD, focusing on improving relationship problems (personal or professional) Addictions, Bereavement. I can help you live your life to its full potential! Replacing your unhelpful thoughts and behaviours to helpful ones so you can learn to perceive life in a balanced and realistic manner.
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Susannah Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
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Angela McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renfrew PA4
I am a professionally qualified Accredited Psychotherapist (CBT), based in Paisley, providing therapy services face-to-face and online. I use an integrative style leading with empathy and compassion and the skillset of CBT (ACT), whilst focussing on your individual needs to get the best out of our sessions together. I aim to build a positive and trusting relationship with my clients and offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Using a collaborative non-judgmental approach, I can assist you in learning new ways of coping, decision making and problem-solving techniques.
I am a professionally qualified Accredited Psychotherapist (CBT), based in Paisley, providing therapy services face-to-face and online. I use an integrative style leading with empathy and compassion and the skillset of CBT (ACT), whilst focussing on your individual needs to get the best out of our sessions together. I aim to build a positive and trusting relationship with my clients and offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Using a collaborative non-judgmental approach, I can assist you in learning new ways of coping, decision making and problem-solving techniques.
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Debbie Guild
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4  (Online Only)
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
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Leandra McCluskey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renfrew PA4
Hello, I'm Leandra. Are you feeling anxious, down, overwhelmed and crying alot? You might have had experiences which have left you feeling sad or frightened. These experiences may be impacting on different areas of your life, like work, relationship, social life, personal well-being, or self-esteem. I am a fully qualified CBT Therapist, and I can help you in coping with your difficulties and the challenges life brings.
Hello, I'm Leandra. Are you feeling anxious, down, overwhelmed and crying alot? You might have had experiences which have left you feeling sad or frightened. These experiences may be impacting on different areas of your life, like work, relationship, social life, personal well-being, or self-esteem. I am a fully qualified CBT Therapist, and I can help you in coping with your difficulties and the challenges life brings.
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Christine Douglas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renfrew PA4
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience, it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience supporting them to meet their goals for therapy. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (it's normally right)!
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience, it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience supporting them to meet their goals for therapy. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (it's normally right)!
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Florence Gray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G13
With 20 years' experience, I am a leading authority in marriage, couple and relationship counselling. I have had the pleasure and privilege of helping countless couples resolve their differences and re-establish an emotional connection. I am passionate about my work and the changes I help to facilitate. When you’re having a relationship or marital problems, it’s natural to want to talk about it. Unfortunately, turning to those around you isn’t always possible or the best option. What you really need is an independent ear — someone who can view your relationship without bias and who won’t take sides.
With 20 years' experience, I am a leading authority in marriage, couple and relationship counselling. I have had the pleasure and privilege of helping countless couples resolve their differences and re-establish an emotional connection. I am passionate about my work and the changes I help to facilitate. When you’re having a relationship or marital problems, it’s natural to want to talk about it. Unfortunately, turning to those around you isn’t always possible or the best option. What you really need is an independent ear — someone who can view your relationship without bias and who won’t take sides.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Renfrew

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Renfrew who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
79% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Renfrew see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Renfrew?

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.