Counselling in Tayport

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Susanne Thomson: Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tayport DD6  (Online Only)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
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Julie Ramage CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tayport DD6  (Online Only)
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
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Kerry Collins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tayport DD6
I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults or children. I also offer Couples Counselling. I am the lead counsellor at All-of-You Therapy, located in Central Dundee, south of the Kingsway Bypass. In addition to providing our children's counselling service at All-of-You Therapy, I have provided counselling in primary schools for children with the award winning Place2Be, providing early intervention, play-led therapy. Early intervention provides children, who find themselves vulnerable, anxious, worried or dealing with other issues, with emotional tools to cope in the present but also to deal with these issues in later life.
I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults or children. I also offer Couples Counselling. I am the lead counsellor at All-of-You Therapy, located in Central Dundee, south of the Kingsway Bypass. In addition to providing our children's counselling service at All-of-You Therapy, I have provided counselling in primary schools for children with the award winning Place2Be, providing early intervention, play-led therapy. Early intervention provides children, who find themselves vulnerable, anxious, worried or dealing with other issues, with emotional tools to cope in the present but also to deal with these issues in later life.
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Clare Fisher
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tayport DD6
I am a down to earth, friendly and caring qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist. I want to work with you to support you to find solutions to your problems and work with you to reach your goals. In our sessions I will listen, I will talk but I will not judge. I will use my skills to support you, empower you and help you to become the resilient authentic person that you know you can be. You may want only one session or you can book as many as you feel is necessary. 45min Sessions £50 book http://www.empower-counselling.online/ I offer online, in person and email Psychotherapy.
I am a down to earth, friendly and caring qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist. I want to work with you to support you to find solutions to your problems and work with you to reach your goals. In our sessions I will listen, I will talk but I will not judge. I will use my skills to support you, empower you and help you to become the resilient authentic person that you know you can be. You may want only one session or you can book as many as you feel is necessary. 45min Sessions £50 book http://www.empower-counselling.online/ I offer online, in person and email Psychotherapy.
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Liam Quinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tayport DD6
Therapy generally can be challenging, discovering ones barriers, patterns of behaviour, amongst many other possible struggles that aren't serving you well in your daily life or that you've been carrying with you for a long time. As a pluralistic counsellor and psychotherapist, I embrace this diversity of human experiences and what each individual brings to the counselling room. I specialise in working with individuals who have experienced abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions and bereavement. Whether seeking support in these areas or others, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore, grow, and thrive.
Therapy generally can be challenging, discovering ones barriers, patterns of behaviour, amongst many other possible struggles that aren't serving you well in your daily life or that you've been carrying with you for a long time. As a pluralistic counsellor and psychotherapist, I embrace this diversity of human experiences and what each individual brings to the counselling room. I specialise in working with individuals who have experienced abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions and bereavement. Whether seeking support in these areas or others, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore, grow, and thrive.
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Andy Sanwell
Counsellor, MSc, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dundee DD1
I assume you have something you would like to talk privately to somebody about. I wonder what it is like to be you. Do you often feel alien, struggling to understand and be understood by others? Is finding friends and keeping them hard? Would you rather avoid groups whilst wanting to belong? Does change hit you hard? Do you feel distant from others and even yourself? And maybe answering seemingly simple questions, such as “how are you?” or “what do you need?” feels difficult. I have some idea of what that is like. I offer you acceptance within a non-judgemental, empathic therapeutic relationship.
I assume you have something you would like to talk privately to somebody about. I wonder what it is like to be you. Do you often feel alien, struggling to understand and be understood by others? Is finding friends and keeping them hard? Would you rather avoid groups whilst wanting to belong? Does change hit you hard? Do you feel distant from others and even yourself? And maybe answering seemingly simple questions, such as “how are you?” or “what do you need?” feels difficult. I have some idea of what that is like. I offer you acceptance within a non-judgemental, empathic therapeutic relationship.
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Wendy Nicoll Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport-on-Tay DD6
Not accepting new clients
Life throws us many challenges and we all need some help from time to time. Together we can explore uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment to help your cope better and think more fondly about yourself. I can help you reduce your anxiety or stress; improve low mood and wellbeing; increase your self-esteem; improve your self-confidence; reduce negative body image thoughts; replace yo-yo dieting with longer term sustainable strategies; cope with the impact of living in a larger body; help work towards stopping binge eating; and cope better with hormone related issues, perimenopause, and menopause.
Life throws us many challenges and we all need some help from time to time. Together we can explore uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment to help your cope better and think more fondly about yourself. I can help you reduce your anxiety or stress; improve low mood and wellbeing; increase your self-esteem; improve your self-confidence; reduce negative body image thoughts; replace yo-yo dieting with longer term sustainable strategies; cope with the impact of living in a larger body; help work towards stopping binge eating; and cope better with hormone related issues, perimenopause, and menopause.
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Paul Matthew
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Hi I'm Paul and I'm a Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am experienced and flexible to work with any presenting issue. I can offer short or longer term therapy and work with you to find the best route for you. I have experience in Anxiety, Cancer and Long term illness, Depression, low mood, Feeling Sad, Uni Students, Relational issues, Bereavement, older Teenagers, Work related stress and redundancy, I can also work with anger, trauma and any other presenting issue.
Hi I'm Paul and I'm a Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am experienced and flexible to work with any presenting issue. I can offer short or longer term therapy and work with you to find the best route for you. I have experience in Anxiety, Cancer and Long term illness, Depression, low mood, Feeling Sad, Uni Students, Relational issues, Bereavement, older Teenagers, Work related stress and redundancy, I can also work with anger, trauma and any other presenting issue.
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Fenwick Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD2
A warm welcome to you. I am Maggi, a fully registered BACP Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who will ensure that you have a very comfortable, safe, and confidential space to share the difficulties you have been experiencing (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, PTSD). Reaching out is your first step ... whether this is your first time starting your therapeutic journey or you have had therapy in the past.
A warm welcome to you. I am Maggi, a fully registered BACP Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who will ensure that you have a very comfortable, safe, and confidential space to share the difficulties you have been experiencing (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, PTSD). Reaching out is your first step ... whether this is your first time starting your therapeutic journey or you have had therapy in the past.
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Lisa Campbell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1  (Online Only)
I’ll help you make connections to understand current and past experiences. I can bring different perspectives to your situation and help identify ways of coping. I will tailor therapy to your unique needs and preferences, acknowledging your individuality, strengths, and experiences. Most of my experience has been working with people who have experienced abuse, trauma, neglect, discrimination, or adversity. I’ve listened to and supported them in understanding their feelings, improving self-belief, feeling less anxious, improving their mood, finding ways to relax, asserting boundaries, and doing the things they’ve held back from.
I’ll help you make connections to understand current and past experiences. I can bring different perspectives to your situation and help identify ways of coping. I will tailor therapy to your unique needs and preferences, acknowledging your individuality, strengths, and experiences. Most of my experience has been working with people who have experienced abuse, trauma, neglect, discrimination, or adversity. I’ve listened to and supported them in understanding their feelings, improving self-belief, feeling less anxious, improving their mood, finding ways to relax, asserting boundaries, and doing the things they’ve held back from.
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Mairi McAllister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
I specialise in working with people who are struggling with issues that may be the result of Trauma, some traumas are very obvious like domestic abuse, sexual assault, neglect, serving in the armed forces or experiencing a serious event like a car crash. As a result you may have PTSD/cPTSD, anxiety, depression etc. Sometimes though its what we didn't have that's the problem, attention, a person you could talk to about difficult things, encouragement and support. If you didn't you may struggle with confidence, self esteem, relationships and parenting. Your not alone, most of us have things we would benefit from talking about.
I specialise in working with people who are struggling with issues that may be the result of Trauma, some traumas are very obvious like domestic abuse, sexual assault, neglect, serving in the armed forces or experiencing a serious event like a car crash. As a result you may have PTSD/cPTSD, anxiety, depression etc. Sometimes though its what we didn't have that's the problem, attention, a person you could talk to about difficult things, encouragement and support. If you didn't you may struggle with confidence, self esteem, relationships and parenting. Your not alone, most of us have things we would benefit from talking about.
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Kirsty Webster
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dundee DD1
I’m a BACP qualified pluralistic therapist (MBACP) and Mental Health First Aid Instructor (SQA/FAA approved). I work with you to explore challenging experiences; thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be getting in the way of living the life you want to lead. Therapy can help with many different issues, sometimes uncovering challenges that you were unaware of. Managing difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviours; dealing with a mental health condition such as depression and anxiety; or coping with traumatic experiences and events, therapy offers a safe space to explore, to understand yourself, find ways to cope, and even grow.
I’m a BACP qualified pluralistic therapist (MBACP) and Mental Health First Aid Instructor (SQA/FAA approved). I work with you to explore challenging experiences; thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be getting in the way of living the life you want to lead. Therapy can help with many different issues, sometimes uncovering challenges that you were unaware of. Managing difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviours; dealing with a mental health condition such as depression and anxiety; or coping with traumatic experiences and events, therapy offers a safe space to explore, to understand yourself, find ways to cope, and even grow.
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Laura McNaught
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
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Dr Samantha Baradhi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist offering psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy to adults, couples and young people above 14 years. As a counselling psychologist her approach is relational and attachment focused. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in-depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, whilst an integration of therapeutic models allows Samantha to work with each individual's specific needs and goals. She has been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist offering psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy to adults, couples and young people above 14 years. As a counselling psychologist her approach is relational and attachment focused. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in-depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, whilst an integration of therapeutic models allows Samantha to work with each individual's specific needs and goals. She has been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
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Therapy in the City
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Dundee DD4
The first steps we take on our healing journey can be the most challenging but finding the right therapist to work with that you can trust and feel comfortable with can make all the difference in helping you move forward and feel safe and supported in exploring the issues you are facing. I have always believed therapy should be an informal, authentic and relaxing experience. The therapeutic approach I offer is gentle and empathetic , you will find yourself at the centre of our therapy together building a trusting relationship, valuing your individuality rather than just working with your issue.
The first steps we take on our healing journey can be the most challenging but finding the right therapist to work with that you can trust and feel comfortable with can make all the difference in helping you move forward and feel safe and supported in exploring the issues you are facing. I have always believed therapy should be an informal, authentic and relaxing experience. The therapeutic approach I offer is gentle and empathetic , you will find yourself at the centre of our therapy together building a trusting relationship, valuing your individuality rather than just working with your issue.
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Shirley Anne Henderson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Shirley and I am an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I deliver CBT online and by telephone as this is convenient for you to be in your home/suitable location, at a time that suits you, without travelling to appointments. CBT is a problem-specific and pragmatic approach which helps you identify your specific issues and then we can work together to give you tools and strategies that help you make changes in your life. CBT helps you understand the importance of thinking and how it affects how you feel and what you do. I will help you stay in control and manage your own recovery on a long-term basis.
Hello, I'm Shirley and I am an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I deliver CBT online and by telephone as this is convenient for you to be in your home/suitable location, at a time that suits you, without travelling to appointments. CBT is a problem-specific and pragmatic approach which helps you identify your specific issues and then we can work together to give you tools and strategies that help you make changes in your life. CBT helps you understand the importance of thinking and how it affects how you feel and what you do. I will help you stay in control and manage your own recovery on a long-term basis.
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Emma Rhodes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
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Heartwork Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport-on-Tay DD6
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
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RamLeaf Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newport-on-Tay DD6
Life often presents us with unexpected problems, often leaving us feeling distressed and overwhelmed. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, the impact of trauma, the weight of sorrow or loss, or want to build a deeper self-understanding and purpose, my approach is personalised to your specific needs. My values hold a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship, believing that a genuine, caring, safe, trusting, and compassionate connection is the foundation for effective growth in therapy. The goal is to help you develop a greater self-understanding and empower you to make decisions.
Life often presents us with unexpected problems, often leaving us feeling distressed and overwhelmed. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, the impact of trauma, the weight of sorrow or loss, or want to build a deeper self-understanding and purpose, my approach is personalised to your specific needs. My values hold a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship, believing that a genuine, caring, safe, trusting, and compassionate connection is the foundation for effective growth in therapy. The goal is to help you develop a greater self-understanding and empower you to make decisions.
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Alison MacLeod
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
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Number of Counsellors in Tayport

< 10

Counsellors in Tayport who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Dissociative Disorders (DID)
100% Self Esteem
100% Men's Issues
80% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in Tayport see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tayport?

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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.