Counselling in Renfrewshire

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Photo of Angela Gribben: Owner Of Trust Therapy in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Angela Gribben: Owner Of Trust Therapy
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Jamie Kinlochan, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Jamie Kinlochan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I think that it is really powerful when we feel heard and understood. When we feel like someone is trying to get who we are and where we’re coming from. My desire to listen, properly, is based on my years of working with people who have gone unheard by others and who don't want to ignore themselves and their needs any more. I think things can really change when we understand more about ourselves and what drives us to do the things we do.
I think that it is really powerful when we feel heard and understood. When we feel like someone is trying to get who we are and where we’re coming from. My desire to listen, properly, is based on my years of working with people who have gone unheard by others and who don't want to ignore themselves and their needs any more. I think things can really change when we understand more about ourselves and what drives us to do the things we do.
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Photo of Thoughts4change, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Thoughts4change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
My name Angela Stanton I have worked within the mental health field for more than 13 years; working in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. I have a broad range of experience in complex mental health, substance use, mood disorder, eating issues and issues related to life adjustment and relational issues.
My name Angela Stanton I have worked within the mental health field for more than 13 years; working in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. I have a broad range of experience in complex mental health, substance use, mood disorder, eating issues and issues related to life adjustment and relational issues.
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Photo of Lauren Russell, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Lauren Russell
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, a member of the BABCP. We all need a little help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, a member of the BABCP. We all need a little help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
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Photo of Jess Hoar, Counsellor in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Jess Hoar
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5  (Online Only)
Hello, I provide individual, couple, and multi-partner psychosexual and relationship therapy. Most people will experience changes, challenges and difficulties connected to intimacy at some point in their life. My role is to support you through this process to work towards more fulfilling intimacy and relationships. Psychosexual and relationship therapy provides a space to explore your sexual self, your relationships, and how things could change in a supportive and compassionate environment. I believe in a sex positive, empowering framework which recognises the diversity of human sexual expression.
Hello, I provide individual, couple, and multi-partner psychosexual and relationship therapy. Most people will experience changes, challenges and difficulties connected to intimacy at some point in their life. My role is to support you through this process to work towards more fulfilling intimacy and relationships. Psychosexual and relationship therapy provides a space to explore your sexual self, your relationships, and how things could change in a supportive and compassionate environment. I believe in a sex positive, empowering framework which recognises the diversity of human sexual expression.
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Photo of Arran Southall (Desktop Counselling), Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Arran Southall (Desktop Counselling)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Struggling with a difficult situation? Therapy is an investment in yourself and can enable great change in your life. It would be my privilege to support you in whatever challenge you are facing.
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Struggling with a difficult situation? Therapy is an investment in yourself and can enable great change in your life. It would be my privilege to support you in whatever challenge you are facing.
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Photo of Michelle Dickie Mbacp, Counsellor in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Michelle Dickie Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Jane Danielle Davidson, Counsellor in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Jane Danielle Davidson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Jane and I am a fully accredited counsellor with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred) and registered independent counsellor United Kingdom Register of counsellors. Ive been working with people since the 80s but started offering counselling from 1999. I have worked within the NHS, as a therapist , and I run a private practise, in newton mearns. I have now retired from the NHS , after over 20years of offering therapy. I have also taught counselling within some university courses . I offer counselling for individuals, couples and clinical supervision for students and counsellors
Hi my name is Jane and I am a fully accredited counsellor with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred) and registered independent counsellor United Kingdom Register of counsellors. Ive been working with people since the 80s but started offering counselling from 1999. I have worked within the NHS, as a therapist , and I run a private practise, in newton mearns. I have now retired from the NHS , after over 20years of offering therapy. I have also taught counselling within some university courses . I offer counselling for individuals, couples and clinical supervision for students and counsellors
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Photo of Dr Katie Smith, Psychologist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Dr Katie Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Dr Katie Smith. Now, more than ever, it is important to look after our mental health and I enjoy helping clients to do just that. I specialise in providing psychological therapy to adults experiencing challenges to their mental health or adjusting to physical health conditions. I work online and from my office in South Glasgow/East Renfrewshire. I have extensive experience from over 20 years working in the NHS and my background as a Clinical Psychologist means that I am trained to the highest professional standards and I strive to provide a high quality and effective service for my clients.
Hello, I am Dr Katie Smith. Now, more than ever, it is important to look after our mental health and I enjoy helping clients to do just that. I specialise in providing psychological therapy to adults experiencing challenges to their mental health or adjusting to physical health conditions. I work online and from my office in South Glasgow/East Renfrewshire. I have extensive experience from over 20 years working in the NHS and my background as a Clinical Psychologist means that I am trained to the highest professional standards and I strive to provide a high quality and effective service for my clients.
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Photo of Andbreathe - CBT Therapist, Counsellor in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Andbreathe - CBT Therapist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Erskine PA8  (Online Only)
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
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Photo of Jennifer Krysta Slann, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Jennifer Krysta Slann
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Annette MacDonald, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Annette MacDonald
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hi. My name is Annette and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of the BABCP. We all need a help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
Hi. My name is Annette and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of the BABCP. We all need a help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
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Photo of Mark Abrami, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Mark Abrami
Psychotherapist, MSc, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G76  (Online Only)
I am an experienced psychotherapist with over fifteen years experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues and problems. The therapeutic relationship is the most important process in helping each and every individual client make the changes they wish to achieve when working with me. Every person is unique and I will tailor my approach to help every client achieve their goals. I have extensive training to Post Graduate Masters level. I am an Accredited Practitioner. I have a sincere willingness to help every client make a success of their therapy journey.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with over fifteen years experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues and problems. The therapeutic relationship is the most important process in helping each and every individual client make the changes they wish to achieve when working with me. Every person is unique and I will tailor my approach to help every client achieve their goals. I have extensive training to Post Graduate Masters level. I am an Accredited Practitioner. I have a sincere willingness to help every client make a success of their therapy journey.
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Photo of Dr Carole Gallagher Dickie, Psychologist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Dr Carole Gallagher Dickie
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Carole. I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist available for remote sessions throughout the UK. I work with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties over both long and short term including anxiety, stress, low mood, low self-esteem, chronic illness and family difficulties. I offer a warm, compassionate yet professional safe space for you to explore whatever is important to you and I draw on a range of evidence based psychological interventions that are personalised to each client's difficulties and preferences.
Hello, I'm Carole. I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist available for remote sessions throughout the UK. I work with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties over both long and short term including anxiety, stress, low mood, low self-esteem, chronic illness and family difficulties. I offer a warm, compassionate yet professional safe space for you to explore whatever is important to you and I draw on a range of evidence based psychological interventions that are personalised to each client's difficulties and preferences.
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Photo of Carole Mcmillan, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Carole Mcmillan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling. Emotional distress can be overwhelming and disabling as well as having an impact on your ability to live a full life. I aim to help clients explore their feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Each person is unique and I tailor my approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual client. I draw upon a number of techniques within a person-centred and Integrative approach to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their lives and address the problems and issues that may be causing them distress.
There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling. Emotional distress can be overwhelming and disabling as well as having an impact on your ability to live a full life. I aim to help clients explore their feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Each person is unique and I tailor my approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual client. I draw upon a number of techniques within a person-centred and Integrative approach to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their lives and address the problems and issues that may be causing them distress.
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Photo of Laura Clark, Psychologist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Laura Clark
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is tough. We didn’t choose to be born into this world, nor did we choose our earliest life experiences. But these lay the foundations, and set out our initial resources, for understanding and engaging in the world. We all need a bit of support at times, to reconnect with our true selves, build on our available resources or to navigate a particularly difficult experience or life adjustment.
Life is tough. We didn’t choose to be born into this world, nor did we choose our earliest life experiences. But these lay the foundations, and set out our initial resources, for understanding and engaging in the world. We all need a bit of support at times, to reconnect with our true selves, build on our available resources or to navigate a particularly difficult experience or life adjustment.
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Photo of Heather Higgins, Counsellor in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Heather Higgins
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
I am a person-centred Counsellor with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also certified in Life, Health & Wellness Coaching. Counselling Supervisor in training. Supervision will be available from Aug 2024. Let’s chat to see which service is best for you. I look forward to meeting you
I am a person-centred Counsellor with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also certified in Life, Health & Wellness Coaching. Counselling Supervisor in training. Supervision will be available from Aug 2024. Let’s chat to see which service is best for you. I look forward to meeting you
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Photo of Angela McCafferty, Psychotherapist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Angela McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Photo of Dr Jenn Cooper, Psychologist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Dr Jenn Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Finola Sparshott-McDaid, Psychologist in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Finola Sparshott-McDaid
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be difficult to manage at times, especially when stressors build up, or we experience difficult events. Our early life experiences may also impact our view of ourselves, our behaviour, and our mood. This can prevent us from feeling at our best. Sometimes we may not know why we feel down or worried. Psychological talking therapy acts to increase understanding of why a person may feel a certain way and offers approaches to improving mood and mental wellbeing. Foremost, my aim is always to create a respectful and supportive environment where you will be listened to, and together we can work towards your therapy goals.
Life can be difficult to manage at times, especially when stressors build up, or we experience difficult events. Our early life experiences may also impact our view of ourselves, our behaviour, and our mood. This can prevent us from feeling at our best. Sometimes we may not know why we feel down or worried. Psychological talking therapy acts to increase understanding of why a person may feel a certain way and offers approaches to improving mood and mental wellbeing. Foremost, my aim is always to create a respectful and supportive environment where you will be listened to, and together we can work towards your therapy goals.
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Number of Counsellors in Renfrewshire

90+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Renfrewshire who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
81% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
62% Bereavement
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
46% Vitality

How Counsellors in Renfrewshire see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Renfrewshire?

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.