Counselling in Scottish Borders

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Photo of Dr Chrissie Wanner, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Dr Chrissie Wanner
Counsellor, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Stow TD1
Free initial online consultation to discuss your needs and how we might work together. I offer safe, steady, calm, warm, and non-judgemental support to work through current or past difficulties that might feel too big or complex to face alone. I'm happy to work with individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life, either online or in person. I'm also happy to work flexibly around childcare and/or work commitments.
Free initial online consultation to discuss your needs and how we might work together. I offer safe, steady, calm, warm, and non-judgemental support to work through current or past difficulties that might feel too big or complex to face alone. I'm happy to work with individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life, either online or in person. I'm also happy to work flexibly around childcare and/or work commitments.
01578 517317 View 01578 517317
Photo of Ruth Ruthven, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Ruth Ruthven
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Peebles EH45
Space to talk and be heard can make such a difference to our wellbeing; confidential space to connect with ourselves, reflect upon our situation and work things through. I offer you...a warm, accepting and welcoming space for you to talk about what you need to talk about...a place where you can feel seen and heard...space to explore aspects of your life you may currently be struggling with, you may have carried for a long time or you may have difficulty discussing elsewhere...risk and challenge appropriate to your growth...sound, ethical working practice and look forward to meeting you online or face-to-face in my Peebles workspace.
Space to talk and be heard can make such a difference to our wellbeing; confidential space to connect with ourselves, reflect upon our situation and work things through. I offer you...a warm, accepting and welcoming space for you to talk about what you need to talk about...a place where you can feel seen and heard...space to explore aspects of your life you may currently be struggling with, you may have carried for a long time or you may have difficulty discussing elsewhere...risk and challenge appropriate to your growth...sound, ethical working practice and look forward to meeting you online or face-to-face in my Peebles workspace.
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Photo of Janus Wellbeing, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Janus Wellbeing
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Peebles EH45
Are things just feeling out of kilter? Know something needs to change? Are you unsure what the right support is for your needs? Are you feeling anxious or low mood? Have you lost someone? Has your confidence dropped? In a time like no other, more than ever we need to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and invest in ourselves. The beauty of my practice is recognising your individualisation and tailoring how I can help with your needs through a holistic approach encompassing counselling, CBT, and coaching. We're people, we don't fit into one neat little box! With me you'll have a warm, confidential and safe space to talk.
Are things just feeling out of kilter? Know something needs to change? Are you unsure what the right support is for your needs? Are you feeling anxious or low mood? Have you lost someone? Has your confidence dropped? In a time like no other, more than ever we need to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and invest in ourselves. The beauty of my practice is recognising your individualisation and tailoring how I can help with your needs through a holistic approach encompassing counselling, CBT, and coaching. We're people, we don't fit into one neat little box! With me you'll have a warm, confidential and safe space to talk.
01721 546470 View 01721 546470
Photo of Doreen Morici in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Doreen Morici
MSc
Peebles EH45
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
0131 381 0296 View 0131 381 0296
Photo of Karen Lerpiniere, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Karen Lerpiniere
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Duns TD11
Hello. I'm a final year student at the Karuna Institute studying Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy. That means using a Mindfulness, compassion based approach to whatever brings you to therapy. Please don't worry that that means you have to fit into some kind of box, though. It's just my training and orientation and, unless you want to know more, it's the behind the scenes stuff. Hopefully what it means in practice is an experience for you of feeling seen and heard in a safe, non judgemental, confidential, compassionate space.
Hello. I'm a final year student at the Karuna Institute studying Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy. That means using a Mindfulness, compassion based approach to whatever brings you to therapy. Please don't worry that that means you have to fit into some kind of box, though. It's just my training and orientation and, unless you want to know more, it's the behind the scenes stuff. Hopefully what it means in practice is an experience for you of feeling seen and heard in a safe, non judgemental, confidential, compassionate space.
01890 234755 View 01890 234755
Photo of Gemma Ramsey, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Gemma Ramsey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kelso TD5
Life can throw up unexpected changes and challenges which can be stressful, concerning and often frightening. Sometimes this can leave us feeling low, lost and numb. I can provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore your worries and concerns. I listen with kindness and compassion as together we explore your challenges, giving you space to find your way through.
Life can throw up unexpected changes and challenges which can be stressful, concerning and often frightening. Sometimes this can leave us feeling low, lost and numb. I can provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore your worries and concerns. I listen with kindness and compassion as together we explore your challenges, giving you space to find your way through.
01578 517337 View 01578 517337
Photo of Prism Psychology, Psychologist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Prism Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Galashiels TD1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I work with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, psychological issues caused by physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain), phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues (OCD), personality issues, low self-esteem, managing life transitions (such as retirement or having a baby) and many more issues. I specialise in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and those who have experienced psychological trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
01427 809594 View 01427 809594
Photo of Mark Oakshott, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Mark Oakshott
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kelso TD5
As a person-centred therapist I don’t see clients as a collection of symptoms, traumas and anxieties, nor do I see myself as having ‘all the answers’. Instead I believe my clients already hold these keys, but they can be lost, confused or alone. It is my job to work alongside them as another human being who deeply listens and cares. I came to counselling through my own struggles in life and I know how important it is to really connect with the person you’re sharing your journey with. My work with clients avoids judgment and shame; instead I seek to provide a warm and supportive space for us to sit alongside each other.
As a person-centred therapist I don’t see clients as a collection of symptoms, traumas and anxieties, nor do I see myself as having ‘all the answers’. Instead I believe my clients already hold these keys, but they can be lost, confused or alone. It is my job to work alongside them as another human being who deeply listens and cares. I came to counselling through my own struggles in life and I know how important it is to really connect with the person you’re sharing your journey with. My work with clients avoids judgment and shame; instead I seek to provide a warm and supportive space for us to sit alongside each other.
01896 800626 View 01896 800626
Photo of Bob Owtram, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Bob Owtram
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bob uses his expert understanding of CBT to help clients recover as quickly as possible from a range of common mental health problems associated with anxiety and depression. CBT is recommended by NICE for treating common mental health problems. Bob is also qualified to provide EMDR therapy for clients seeking to recover from traumatic experiences. EMDR is recommended by NICE for this purpose.
Bob uses his expert understanding of CBT to help clients recover as quickly as possible from a range of common mental health problems associated with anxiety and depression. CBT is recommended by NICE for treating common mental health problems. Bob is also qualified to provide EMDR therapy for clients seeking to recover from traumatic experiences. EMDR is recommended by NICE for this purpose.
01890 234752 View 01890 234752
Photo of Crossing Borders, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Crossing Borders
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I have built up hundreds of hours in practice with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them come to terms with a wide range of issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and sexual identity. Nature and my place in the environment have always been deeply important to me, and I am happy to consider outdoor and walking therapy. I also have a long-standing interest in existentialism, believing that we all have the capacity to create meaning and find peace within us, no matter how chaotic or painful life is.
I have built up hundreds of hours in practice with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them come to terms with a wide range of issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and sexual identity. Nature and my place in the environment have always been deeply important to me, and I am happy to consider outdoor and walking therapy. I also have a long-standing interest in existentialism, believing that we all have the capacity to create meaning and find peace within us, no matter how chaotic or painful life is.
01578 517326 View 01578 517326
Photo of Susanne Elisabetha Pugh, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Susanne Elisabetha Pugh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Hello, I am Susanne and welcome to my profile, thank you for stopping by. I congratulate you on taking the first step to reaching out, whatever you are going through or experiencing at this time, you don’t have to go through it alone. I am an integrative Counsellor, with a grounding in Transactional Analysis. I offer you a safe empathic, confidential space where there is no judgement, just bring yourself. Sometimes life experiences can leave us feeling alone and vulnerable, we can work together to manage these difficulties.
Hello, I am Susanne and welcome to my profile, thank you for stopping by. I congratulate you on taking the first step to reaching out, whatever you are going through or experiencing at this time, you don’t have to go through it alone. I am an integrative Counsellor, with a grounding in Transactional Analysis. I offer you a safe empathic, confidential space where there is no judgement, just bring yourself. Sometimes life experiences can leave us feeling alone and vulnerable, we can work together to manage these difficulties.
01427 808054 View 01427 808054
Photo of Marie Finlay, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Marie Finlay
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a parent seeking counselling for your child or teenager? Are you concerned about your child's well-being, emotional health, or anxiety? With over 30 years of experience working with children, I specialise in empowering young individuals to conquer anxiety and regain control of their lives. I have dedicated my career to helping children and teenagers navigate this complex emotional landscape. My evidence-based techniques and tailored interventions are designed to equip them with the tools they need to manage anxiety effectively. At the heart of my practice is compassion.
Are you a parent seeking counselling for your child or teenager? Are you concerned about your child's well-being, emotional health, or anxiety? With over 30 years of experience working with children, I specialise in empowering young individuals to conquer anxiety and regain control of their lives. I have dedicated my career to helping children and teenagers navigate this complex emotional landscape. My evidence-based techniques and tailored interventions are designed to equip them with the tools they need to manage anxiety effectively. At the heart of my practice is compassion.
01578 517323 View 01578 517323
Photo of Liezl Laidlaw, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Liezl Laidlaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Jedburgh TD8  (Online Only)
Have you had enough of the difficulties ADHD, Anxiety, or Panic are causing in your life? Issues with work, relationships, physical signs of stress, sleep loss, addictive behaviours, or just no peace!? Clients consistently express the relief they feel after airing it all with someone impartial and they describe how hope and confidence follows from the tools and strategies they gain. If you benefit from working to a plan aiming at a goal, let's look at where all these difficulties started and find the best approach for your current circumstances, together.
Have you had enough of the difficulties ADHD, Anxiety, or Panic are causing in your life? Issues with work, relationships, physical signs of stress, sleep loss, addictive behaviours, or just no peace!? Clients consistently express the relief they feel after airing it all with someone impartial and they describe how hope and confidence follows from the tools and strategies they gain. If you benefit from working to a plan aiming at a goal, let's look at where all these difficulties started and find the best approach for your current circumstances, together.
01835 340145 View 01835 340145
Photo of Chrissie Isabell Gerstenberger, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Chrissie Isabell Gerstenberger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Galashiels TD1  (Online Only)
How Counselling can help? Counselling can help you to manage many of life’s challenges, from traumatic experiences and events to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, managing uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories and behaviours. Counselling can also help you to cope with grief/loss. It can provide general support when life becomes too much. A supportive, non-judgemental warm helpful hand is there to help you through whatever is going on in your life at the moment. It is a place without judgment but acceptance. I am happy to offer a free initial session to ensure you are comfortable with me without obligation
How Counselling can help? Counselling can help you to manage many of life’s challenges, from traumatic experiences and events to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, managing uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories and behaviours. Counselling can also help you to cope with grief/loss. It can provide general support when life becomes too much. A supportive, non-judgemental warm helpful hand is there to help you through whatever is going on in your life at the moment. It is a place without judgment but acceptance. I am happy to offer a free initial session to ensure you are comfortable with me without obligation
07440 342351 View 07440 342351
Photo of Lesley Inglis Supervisor, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Lesley Inglis Supervisor
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
Kelso TD5  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
01573 400476 View 01573 400476
Photo of Dr Michelle Kitson, Psychologist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Dr Michelle Kitson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Innerleithen EH44  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can provide high quality evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties. I have over a decade of clinical experience and continue to hold senior positions within NHS mental health services. I have specialised in supporting individuals affected by trauma and adverse events across their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with people affected by anxiety disorders such as OCD; generalised anxiety; panic attacks and phobias; social anxiety and fears around health.
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Photo of Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy, Psychologist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Peebles EH45  (Online Only)
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
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Photo of Alex Kennedy, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Alex Kennedy
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
The therapy we offer is person centred, highly effective and beneficial for a wide variety of personal, mental and emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why you might have found yourself looking for help with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Life is full of challenges and difficulties, many of us find ourselves struggling at one point or another, but the good news is you don't need to continue to struggle on alone. Our priorities are for you to feel better, to take back control, learn new coping skills, regain lost confidence and begin to thrive.
The therapy we offer is person centred, highly effective and beneficial for a wide variety of personal, mental and emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why you might have found yourself looking for help with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Life is full of challenges and difficulties, many of us find ourselves struggling at one point or another, but the good news is you don't need to continue to struggle on alone. Our priorities are for you to feel better, to take back control, learn new coping skills, regain lost confidence and begin to thrive.
01750 702983 View 01750 702983
Photo of John James Muirhead, Counsellor in Scottish Borders, Scotland
John James Muirhead
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
To be listened to and accepted for where you are in your life is important. From practicing as a person centred counsellor for over 10 years, I believe that a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing. This is especially so after socially isolating ourselves in recent times. Alongside listening, I offer counselling tools when needed to help. If you prefer, we can chat initially about counselling via mobile or email.
To be listened to and accepted for where you are in your life is important. From practicing as a person centred counsellor for over 10 years, I believe that a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing. This is especially so after socially isolating ourselves in recent times. Alongside listening, I offer counselling tools when needed to help. If you prefer, we can chat initially about counselling via mobile or email.
07427 516314 View 07427 516314
Photo of Liselle Van Zyl, Psychotherapist in Scottish Borders, Scotland
Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 22 years experience in the mental health field. I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. My practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and am trained in Brainspotting for trauma and addictions. I work with individuals on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations. Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 22 years experience in the mental health field. I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. My practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and am trained in Brainspotting for trauma and addictions. I work with individuals on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations. Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Scottish Borders

30+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in Scottish Borders who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
84% Depression
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Bupa
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Scottish Borders see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Scottish Borders?

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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.