Counselling in Troon

Photo of Elaine McQueen, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Elaine McQueen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Troon KA10
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
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Photo of Ken Lee, Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Ken Lee
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified
Troon KA10
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
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Photo of Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness, Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Troon KA10
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
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Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Troon KA10
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
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Photo of Alan Mclauchlan in Troon, Scotland
Alan Mclauchlan
1 Endorsed
Troon KA10
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
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Photo of Harmony Counselling services, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Harmony Counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Troon KA10
Harmony counselling services is an Ayrshire based mental health and well being service based in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire. My name is Annie and i am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and mental health practitioner. For many people struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult to cope with every day life, perhaps you have lost a loved one and feel stuck in your grief, you may have served in the army or experienced/witnessed a traumatising event that is leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or perhaps you find it difficult to make sense of your emotions. If this sounds like you, give me a call or message to chat.
Harmony counselling services is an Ayrshire based mental health and well being service based in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire. My name is Annie and i am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and mental health practitioner. For many people struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult to cope with every day life, perhaps you have lost a loved one and feel stuck in your grief, you may have served in the army or experienced/witnessed a traumatising event that is leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or perhaps you find it difficult to make sense of your emotions. If this sounds like you, give me a call or message to chat.
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Photo of Dr Lynne Cochrane, Psychologist in Troon, Scotland
Dr Lynne Cochrane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Troon KA10  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
Are you experiencing a difficult life transition such as perimenopause or menopause and struggling with debilitating physical and mental health symptoms? Are you pregnant and experiencing depression or anxiety? Is the prospect of giving birth overwhelming and anxiety-provoking? Have you had a previous difficult birth and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD? Has a pre-existing mental health condition been exacerbated by your pregnancy, birth experience or menopause symptoms? Has this life change led you to feel you've lost control over your body and mind, and you're no longer enjoying a fulfilling life?
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Photo of Victoria Pollard, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Victoria Pollard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Troon KA10
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
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Photo of Gayle Cowie, Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Gayle Cowie
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Troon KA10
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
Hello, my name is Gayle , I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need to reach out for a little help and support. Taking this first step is a brave decision to make but by seeking help and speaking to a qualified therapist you will gain a better understanding of where your problems originate and how this is affecting your everyday life. You are perhaps feeling lost, stuck and unsure of how to make changes, I can help with this. If you feel ready to make changes or just to have a one to one meeting to chat about your problems with no obligation , contact me.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in Troon, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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Photo of Simon Hunt, Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Simon Hunt
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term. I understand that. As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.
When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term. I understand that. As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.
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Photo of Sophie Robertson, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Sophie Robertson
Counsellor, MRes, BACP
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transpositions.
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transpositions.
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Photo of Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology in Troon, Scotland
Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology
MSc
Stevenston KA20
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to create a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to create a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
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Photo of Sheryl Grant, Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Sheryl Grant
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Kilmarnock KA3
Hello, my name is Sheryl. I am a person centered counsellor and an EMDR psychotherapist I help people deal with what life can throw at us. I work with children and young people in a secondary school setting. I also have a private practice specialising in working with adults and children who have suffered trauma (of any form) in their lives. I am a wife, a mother, a psychotherapist and an author
Hello, my name is Sheryl. I am a person centered counsellor and an EMDR psychotherapist I help people deal with what life can throw at us. I work with children and young people in a secondary school setting. I also have a private practice specialising in working with adults and children who have suffered trauma (of any form) in their lives. I am a wife, a mother, a psychotherapist and an author
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Photo of Connect Counselling Ayrshire, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Connect Counselling Ayrshire
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ayr KA7
Are you finding life difficult? Do you feel 'stuck' and unsure how to move on. Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Or is life just overwhelming? Help is at hand. My name is Christine and I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in using more than one type of counselling which helps me to tailor the therapy to suit each individual. After all no two people are the same and I don't use a "one size doesn't fits all" approach. I can gently help you to see what it is that is holding you back and preventing you from getting the most out of life. Change is possible!
Are you finding life difficult? Do you feel 'stuck' and unsure how to move on. Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Or is life just overwhelming? Help is at hand. My name is Christine and I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in using more than one type of counselling which helps me to tailor the therapy to suit each individual. After all no two people are the same and I don't use a "one size doesn't fits all" approach. I can gently help you to see what it is that is holding you back and preventing you from getting the most out of life. Change is possible!
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Photo of Kate Miller (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist), Psychotherapist in Troon, Scotland
Kate Miller (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist)
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Ayr KA7  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Kate. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I care about what is happening for you and want you to know, there is always hope. Although you may be undergoing distress, which is of no fault of your own. The effects of this can have a severe impact on your mental health, it can also affect your family, friends and workplace. I can help you process what is happening, in order you lead as fulfilling a life as is possible.
Hi there, my name is Kate. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I care about what is happening for you and want you to know, there is always hope. Although you may be undergoing distress, which is of no fault of your own. The effects of this can have a severe impact on your mental health, it can also affect your family, friends and workplace. I can help you process what is happening, in order you lead as fulfilling a life as is possible.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Troon, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Irvine KA11
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Alison Mclean, Counsellor in Troon, Scotland
Alison Mclean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Kilmarnock KA1
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
Hello my name is Alison, I am an integrative therapist. What this means is I can draw upon various modalities/techniques to work with you. I believe in working together with you to move through any difficulties that is causing you distress in your life. If you are feeling stuck please get in touch and I am happy to arrange a time to either have a quick chat on the phone or meet up to help you decide if therapy is for you. I have experience of working with both children and adults.
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Photo of Fiona Murray, Psychologist in Troon, Scotland
Fiona Murray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kilmarnock KA3
Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working across the lifespan and all areas of mental health problems. Trained in CBT, IPT, EMDR and other modalities.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working across the lifespan and all areas of mental health problems. Trained in CBT, IPT, EMDR and other modalities.
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Photo of Andrea Webb in Troon, Scotland
Andrea Webb
PsychD
Kilmarnock KA1  (Online Only)
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
Counselling and CBT psychotherapist. High success rate in outcomes for clients. A professional approach with a warm and caring manner. always putting your needs first. Providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment working together to gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I offer focused counselling and psychotherapy where we can work together to explore deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time. Working together to gain a new and different perspective.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Troon

< 10

Counsellors in Troon who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% Family Conflict
78% Peer Relationships
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

How Counsellors in Troon see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Troon?

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.