Counselling in Westhill

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Laura Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32  (Online Only)
Looking for a therapist can be a daunting experience, especially if things are tough for you right now, but you have taken the first step! I have experienced many times, both as a counsellor and personally in therapy, how people begin to feel less burdened and overwhelmed in their life when they feel really heard and accepted without judgement or criticism. I believe that the counselling relationship is a collaborative and dynamic process, and I am always receptive to feedback, as it can shape the dynamic between us. I feel that therapy can be proactive, and not just reactive. I have no expectations on what we speak about.
Looking for a therapist can be a daunting experience, especially if things are tough for you right now, but you have taken the first step! I have experienced many times, both as a counsellor and personally in therapy, how people begin to feel less burdened and overwhelmed in their life when they feel really heard and accepted without judgement or criticism. I believe that the counselling relationship is a collaborative and dynamic process, and I am always receptive to feedback, as it can shape the dynamic between us. I feel that therapy can be proactive, and not just reactive. I have no expectations on what we speak about.
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Photo of Mark Ernest Hepburn, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
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Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
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Photo of undefined - Green Meadows Counselling - Moira Mackenzie, Counsellor
Green Meadows Counselling - Moira Mackenzie
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
Hi, I'm Moira and I hate writing these adverts maybe as much as you hate scrolling through them? If, like me, you'd rather have a chat to find out more about me please feel free to give me a call. If you would like to know some of the basics first though....I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. I work on a one to one basis with in-person sessions available in Aberdeen and Westhill. Online sessions are also available. Outdoor options available from August. I have personal interest and experience working across neurodiversity, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse and sexual abuse.
Hi, I'm Moira and I hate writing these adverts maybe as much as you hate scrolling through them? If, like me, you'd rather have a chat to find out more about me please feel free to give me a call. If you would like to know some of the basics first though....I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. I work on a one to one basis with in-person sessions available in Aberdeen and Westhill. Online sessions are also available. Outdoor options available from August. I have personal interest and experience working across neurodiversity, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse and sexual abuse.
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Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
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Dr Katie MacPhee
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westhill AB32
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
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Photo of undefined - Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
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Julie Weir
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB21
At some point in our lives, we may feel ‘things’ are too much for us to manage alone. Whether, we have experienced trauma, feel anxious or depressed or just don’t know what’s wrong or who we are anymore, it can feel overwhelming. It is important to find someone you feel will listen to you and really hear what you are saying. I offer flexible appointments, for example, weekly, fortnightly.
At some point in our lives, we may feel ‘things’ are too much for us to manage alone. Whether, we have experienced trauma, feel anxious or depressed or just don’t know what’s wrong or who we are anymore, it can feel overwhelming. It is important to find someone you feel will listen to you and really hear what you are saying. I offer flexible appointments, for example, weekly, fortnightly.
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Photo of Carol @ Clear Haven Therapy, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Carol @ Clear Haven Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Inverurie AB51  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Taking the step towards therapy is a positive step. I assist adults with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, phobias and more. Drawing from my experience in NHS and private practice, I believe in nurturing internal happiness for a fulfilling life. Rediscover your confidence and unlock boundless possibilities. You deserve happiness. Contact me today to embark on your journey towards well-being.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Taking the step towards therapy is a positive step. I assist adults with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, phobias and more. Drawing from my experience in NHS and private practice, I believe in nurturing internal happiness for a fulfilling life. Rediscover your confidence and unlock boundless possibilities. You deserve happiness. Contact me today to embark on your journey towards well-being.
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Stephanie Campbell
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to a safe space where you can find comfort, support, and growth. Who am I? I’m a qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completing training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
Welcome to a safe space where you can find comfort, support, and growth. Who am I? I’m a qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completing training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
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Photo of undefined - Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
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Kerry Lee Devlin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
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Photo of Maya Tomse, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Maya Tomse
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Maya Tomse. I'm a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and a Counsellor. I work with couples and individuals, online. I specialise in relationships, and troubles specific to transitions we go through, especially complex life transitions. My interest in transitions and relationships stems from my own personal experiences. I was born in Yugoslavia, a country that got torn apart by war when I was around 10 years old. Later, throughout my life I've lived and worked in many different countries and at present hold 3 different citizenships.
Hi, I'm Maya Tomse. I'm a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and a Counsellor. I work with couples and individuals, online. I specialise in relationships, and troubles specific to transitions we go through, especially complex life transitions. My interest in transitions and relationships stems from my own personal experiences. I was born in Yugoslavia, a country that got torn apart by war when I was around 10 years old. Later, throughout my life I've lived and worked in many different countries and at present hold 3 different citizenships.
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Photo of Claire Crilly, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Claire Crilly
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
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Photo of Alita Beaser, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Alita Beaser
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Are you in a place where things just aren't working for you anymore? Are you ready to take charge of your healing journey? I specialize in working with those struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in those going through major life transitions, such as university students and expats. My deepest desire is that you feel safe to show up authentically, are supported in your vulnerability, and leave each session equipped with tools to help you accomplish your goals.
Are you in a place where things just aren't working for you anymore? Are you ready to take charge of your healing journey? I specialize in working with those struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in those going through major life transitions, such as university students and expats. My deepest desire is that you feel safe to show up authentically, are supported in your vulnerability, and leave each session equipped with tools to help you accomplish your goals.
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Paul Matthew
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Not accepting new clients
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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Aberdeen Reflection Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB11
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
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Photo of Dr Robert Dow, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Robert Dow
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Therapy can be genuinely transformative. My aim is to create a safe, accepting, non-judgemental and confidential space for you. Here, we can begin to work co-operatively to explore and create meaning from what we talk about together. Through our dialogue, we can begin to recognise new, emerging possibilities and the potential for genuine change.
Therapy can be genuinely transformative. My aim is to create a safe, accepting, non-judgemental and confidential space for you. Here, we can begin to work co-operatively to explore and create meaning from what we talk about together. Through our dialogue, we can begin to recognise new, emerging possibilities and the potential for genuine change.
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Photo of undefined - Elle Gilbertson , MSc, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Elle Gilbertson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
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Refana Saleem Saleem
Counsellor, MSc, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Westhill

< 10

Counsellors in Westhill who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Depression
71% ADHD
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
57% Bereavement
57% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Westhill see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Westhill?

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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.