Counselling in Rutherglen

Photo of Ambreen Azad, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Ambreen Azad
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rutherglen G73  (Online Only)
As a Counsellor I specialise in Couple & Individual Counselling. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues like Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, Trauma and etc. Areas of speciality include working with any issues with couples, depression, anxiety and trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to counsellors and those in the helping professions.
As a Counsellor I specialise in Couple & Individual Counselling. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues like Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, Trauma and etc. Areas of speciality include working with any issues with couples, depression, anxiety and trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to counsellors and those in the helping professions.
0141 280 7725 View 0141 280 7725
Photo of Susannah Gill, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Susannah Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Rutherglen G73
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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Photo of Dawn McGuire in Rutherglen, Scotland
Dawn McGuire
3 Endorsed
Rutherglen G73
Each one of us has times in life when we feel uncertain of how to move forward. Perhaps you’ve noticed yourself getting stuck in unhelpful patterns or cycles of behaviour and you’re finding it hard to see a way out? Or you’re experiencing difficult feelings that are getting in the way of living a more fulfilled, contented life? I work with clients to help make sense of the challenges that have brought them to therapy. I work with a wide range of issues including Self-Esteem, Depressions, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Stress, Bereavement and many more.
Each one of us has times in life when we feel uncertain of how to move forward. Perhaps you’ve noticed yourself getting stuck in unhelpful patterns or cycles of behaviour and you’re finding it hard to see a way out? Or you’re experiencing difficult feelings that are getting in the way of living a more fulfilled, contented life? I work with clients to help make sense of the challenges that have brought them to therapy. I work with a wide range of issues including Self-Esteem, Depressions, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Stress, Bereavement and many more.
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Photo of Dr Aniko Szilagyi, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Dr Aniko Szilagyi
Psychotherapist, PhD, MCOSCA
Verified
Rutherglen G73
When we're struggling, we have many urgent needs: to be held and understood, to feel warmth, empathy and compassion, to have guidance, support, safety, wisdom. Sometimes we need help with a specific issue, and at other times we might have a vague feeling that something is wrong but not quite know what, or how to make it better. We might find ourselves in the depths of despair, or feel sort of OK but keep wondering if there's more to life. If you recognise yourself in any of the above then there is a good chance that counselling, which is a combination of science and humanity, would help you. It could even be life-changing.
When we're struggling, we have many urgent needs: to be held and understood, to feel warmth, empathy and compassion, to have guidance, support, safety, wisdom. Sometimes we need help with a specific issue, and at other times we might have a vague feeling that something is wrong but not quite know what, or how to make it better. We might find ourselves in the depths of despair, or feel sort of OK but keep wondering if there's more to life. If you recognise yourself in any of the above then there is a good chance that counselling, which is a combination of science and humanity, would help you. It could even be life-changing.
0141 483 7470 View 0141 483 7470
Photo of Ava Winn, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Ava Winn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Rutherglen G73
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
0141 465 5529 View 0141 465 5529
Photo of Jackie Hay, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Jackie Hay
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Rutherglen G73
Not accepting new clients
Everything starts with a thought - this is what Cognitive Behavioural Therapy bases it's theory on and how I can help you to overcome your current issues. Motivation to change is important in therapy and you have started the process by looking here to see what is on offer. It can be overwhelming - just like your thoughts, together we can break it down bit by bit working from past to present or present to past, we will decide on this together.
Everything starts with a thought - this is what Cognitive Behavioural Therapy bases it's theory on and how I can help you to overcome your current issues. Motivation to change is important in therapy and you have started the process by looking here to see what is on offer. It can be overwhelming - just like your thoughts, together we can break it down bit by bit working from past to present or present to past, we will decide on this together.
01698 757096 View 01698 757096
Photo of Michelle Patricia Kerins, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Michelle Patricia Kerins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Rutherglen G73  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes we can feel stuck in life, and find ourselves caught in a cycle of unhelpful behaviour patterns or ways of relating to ourselves and others. We may feel conflicted,anxious sad or depressed but don't know why. We want to understand ourselves better and to be understood by others. We want to achieve inner peace but we don’t know how to, or feel we have the capacity to make changes or achieve lasting healing.
Sometimes we can feel stuck in life, and find ourselves caught in a cycle of unhelpful behaviour patterns or ways of relating to ourselves and others. We may feel conflicted,anxious sad or depressed but don't know why. We want to understand ourselves better and to be understood by others. We want to achieve inner peace but we don’t know how to, or feel we have the capacity to make changes or achieve lasting healing.
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Photo of Agnes McPake, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Agnes McPake
Counsellor
Verified
Rutherglen G73
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.
0141 473 4865 View 0141 473 4865
Photo of Claire Stevens, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Claire Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rutherglen G73
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
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Photo of Amanda Wu, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Amanda Wu
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Rutherglen G73
Amanda is an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She provides counselling to children, adolescents & adults. Amanda uses an integrative approach, therefore she integrates a number of different models to her work including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, gestalt & transactional analysis.
Amanda is an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She provides counselling to children, adolescents & adults. Amanda uses an integrative approach, therefore she integrates a number of different models to her work including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, gestalt & transactional analysis.
01698 674892 View 01698 674892
Photo of Chattering Minds Therapy, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Chattering Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Rutherglen G73
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
0141 673 0418 View 0141 673 0418
Photo of Tania Casella This Can Heal Too, Psychologist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Tania Casella This Can Heal Too
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Rutherglen G73
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
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Photo of Daniel Manastireanu, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Daniel Manastireanu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Rutherglen G73
If you're looking for counselling, it's likely that you're experiencing confusion around what's happening in your life. My first role as a therapist is to create a safe space through deep empathic listening, helping you to gain more and more clarity about your own life situation. This clarity will then help you to define your goals and begin working towards achieving them.
If you're looking for counselling, it's likely that you're experiencing confusion around what's happening in your life. My first role as a therapist is to create a safe space through deep empathic listening, helping you to gain more and more clarity about your own life situation. This clarity will then help you to define your goals and begin working towards achieving them.
0141 673 9564 View 0141 673 9564
Photo of Ligia Manastireanu, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Ligia Manastireanu
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Rutherglen G73
I am an experienced Person-centred and Emotion Focused psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, as well as a co-founding director of the Scottish Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy. I am bringing many years of experience in working with clients from various charity and private sector settings, in a therapist and clinical lead role. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of difficulties: depression, perinatal depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, trauma, abuse, bereavement, difficulties around loss/change, identity issues, borderline processes.
I am an experienced Person-centred and Emotion Focused psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, as well as a co-founding director of the Scottish Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy. I am bringing many years of experience in working with clients from various charity and private sector settings, in a therapist and clinical lead role. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of difficulties: depression, perinatal depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, trauma, abuse, bereavement, difficulties around loss/change, identity issues, borderline processes.
0141 673 6384 View 0141 673 6384

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Jonell Smith, Psychologist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Dr Jonell Smith
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G5
I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist & a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. I work in a flexible, client-centred & integrative way & tailor my therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals & preferences. I offer a collaborative, warm & welcoming approach where we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage & to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, my office operates online & by appointment only. I do not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist & a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. I work in a flexible, client-centred & integrative way & tailor my therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals & preferences. I offer a collaborative, warm & welcoming approach where we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage & to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, my office operates online & by appointment only. I do not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
0141 473 6994 View 0141 473 6994
Photo of Rosanna Veitch, Counsellor in Rutherglen, Scotland
Rosanna Veitch
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified
Glasgow G1
It is a courageous step to reach out to a therapist and, in recognition of this, I have wholeheartedly devoted 30 years of my life to helping people create real and lasting change. I have completed a vast amount of psychological training and am guided by extensive experience in really hearing the parts of my clients’ experience which are keeping them ‘stuck’ or are barriers to happiness. I help people to understand crucial scientific findings about how the brain affects our happiness and I use the most effective techniques to help clients become liberated from unhelpful repetitive behaviours or thought patterns.
It is a courageous step to reach out to a therapist and, in recognition of this, I have wholeheartedly devoted 30 years of my life to helping people create real and lasting change. I have completed a vast amount of psychological training and am guided by extensive experience in really hearing the parts of my clients’ experience which are keeping them ‘stuck’ or are barriers to happiness. I help people to understand crucial scientific findings about how the brain affects our happiness and I use the most effective techniques to help clients become liberated from unhelpful repetitive behaviours or thought patterns.
0131 357 6190 View 0131 357 6190
Photo of Laura Hunter, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Laura Hunter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Glasgow G1  (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.
0141 465 5898 View 0141 465 5898
Photo of Asma Khan, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Asma Khan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G73
Therapy requires bravery, vulnerability, and self-love. Sometimes it is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life, but it can be the most rewarding. As a Cognitive behavioural psychotherapist I help people understand how the stories they have created about themselves impact their lives today, and what they can do to create a new story. The overall aim of therapy is to support you to explore your difficulties in a safe space and achieve the goals that you identify. My practice is centred on trust, empathy and empowerment.
Therapy requires bravery, vulnerability, and self-love. Sometimes it is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life, but it can be the most rewarding. As a Cognitive behavioural psychotherapist I help people understand how the stories they have created about themselves impact their lives today, and what they can do to create a new story. The overall aim of therapy is to support you to explore your difficulties in a safe space and achieve the goals that you identify. My practice is centred on trust, empathy and empowerment.
0141 673 7453 View 0141 673 7453
Photo of Raj Sandhu Chima, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
Raj Sandhu Chima
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G73
Hello and a very warm welcome to you! We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, my passion is for people. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and work with a blend of evidence-based modalities.
Hello and a very warm welcome to you! We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, my passion is for people. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and work with a blend of evidence-based modalities.
01563 597371 View 01563 597371
Photo of The Talking Rooms, Psychotherapist in Rutherglen, Scotland
The Talking Rooms
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G32
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
Well done you! Your life is about to get a whole lot better… You may well have been recommended by a friend, or just stumbled upon The Talking Rooms, but there’s a good chance, you’re looking for some help with how you are feeling, and I’m guessing that you are hopeful that you can find a solution, so that you don’t feel that way anymore. If I’m right, keep reading… I like to call this YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If you are feeling stuck and low, and YOUR QUALITY of LIFE is dire. It’s pretty horrible isn’t it? If you are feeling like life is a bit of a struggle, and your joy is so far off in the horizon, it can all feel a bit hopeless can’t it? TODAY I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FOCUS TO YOU, AND RECOGNISE THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR CHANGE. Listen to YOUR CALL TO ACTION, and make a change. Give yourself this gift, invest in yourself today. Give yourself the time and commitment to overcome your hurdles, and have the life you want, one were you feel genuine joy and happiness!
0141 471 9235 View 0141 471 9235

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rutherglen

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Rutherglen who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
57% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Vitality
50% Aetna

How Counsellors in Rutherglen see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rutherglen?

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.