Counselling in Wishaw

Photo of Geraldine Meechan, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Geraldine Meechan
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wishaw ML2
As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I also draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I work with adults and young people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems providing a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I have worked with clients on with a range of issues including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship problems, Worry/Rumination, Social Anxiety, Anger Management, Life Transitions, Skin Picking and Trictillomania.
As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I also draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I work with adults and young people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems providing a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I have worked with clients on with a range of issues including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship problems, Worry/Rumination, Social Anxiety, Anger Management, Life Transitions, Skin Picking and Trictillomania.
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Photo of Margaret Wilde, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Margaret Wilde
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wishaw ML2  (Online Only)
You may find you are not satisfied with life the way it is but don't know why, or how to change. I am a pluralistic counsellor committed to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals seeking professional guidance and support. I believe in the power of collaboration, tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and preferences of each client. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to promote healing, personal growth, and overall well-being.
You may find you are not satisfied with life the way it is but don't know why, or how to change. I am a pluralistic counsellor committed to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals seeking professional guidance and support. I believe in the power of collaboration, tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and preferences of each client. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to promote healing, personal growth, and overall well-being.
01698 538723 View 01698 538723
Photo of Elaine M S White, Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Elaine M S White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wishaw ML2
Sometimes in life we can feel like something just isn't right, which can be troubling or upsetting, leaving us to feel lost. Speaking to a counsellor can help us to better understand these feelings. I appreciate that deciding to come along for counselling and which Therapist to choose can sometimes be a difficult decision to make, so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a Qualified Psychotherapist who works in an integrative way, very experienced in working with One to One Clients and with Groups, working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, low mood, depression, low self-esteem, addiction and bereavement.
Sometimes in life we can feel like something just isn't right, which can be troubling or upsetting, leaving us to feel lost. Speaking to a counsellor can help us to better understand these feelings. I appreciate that deciding to come along for counselling and which Therapist to choose can sometimes be a difficult decision to make, so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a Qualified Psychotherapist who works in an integrative way, very experienced in working with One to One Clients and with Groups, working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, low mood, depression, low self-esteem, addiction and bereavement.
01555 700745 View 01555 700745
Photo of Carmen Adriana Slobozeanu, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Carmen Adriana Slobozeanu
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wishaw ML2  (Online Only)
My name is Carmen, and I am a licensed MBACP Counsellor in the United Kingdom. I have worked with adults, children, and young people experiencing a variety of issues including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress-related issues, communication challenges, substance abuse, family conflict, loss and bereavement, and many others.
My name is Carmen, and I am a licensed MBACP Counsellor in the United Kingdom. I have worked with adults, children, and young people experiencing a variety of issues including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress-related issues, communication challenges, substance abuse, family conflict, loss and bereavement, and many others.
01698 757097 View 01698 757097
Photo of Vikki Carson - Lighthouse Lanarkshire Counselling, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Vikki Carson - Lighthouse Lanarkshire Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Wishaw ML2
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
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Photo of Jan’s Catch Therapy , Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Jan’s Catch Therapy
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wishaw ML2
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
Life is complex - as are we! It’s no surprise then that in our modern, frenetic world many of us may feel overwhelmed or less able to cope than ever before. Feelings of being ‘stuck’, distressed, anxious or unhappy can happen to anyone. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time for you to start prioritising your own emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Paul Mcilvenny, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Paul Mcilvenny
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wishaw ML2
My typical clients are those affected with different forms of compulsive / addictive behaviours - these might include Porn, Sex and Love Addictions; Gambling & Narcotics abuse; or those who are Workaholics. Usually clients first see me when they have reached a major crisis point in their lives and are seeking a person who has an understanding of their issues and how to help change their situation by tackling their problems head-on. I also undertake Relational and Pyschosexual therapy for individuals and couples. Further details on my background and approach can be found online at www.trustedtherapeutics.com
My typical clients are those affected with different forms of compulsive / addictive behaviours - these might include Porn, Sex and Love Addictions; Gambling & Narcotics abuse; or those who are Workaholics. Usually clients first see me when they have reached a major crisis point in their lives and are seeking a person who has an understanding of their issues and how to help change their situation by tackling their problems head-on. I also undertake Relational and Pyschosexual therapy for individuals and couples. Further details on my background and approach can be found online at www.trustedtherapeutics.com
0141 280 5966 View 0141 280 5966
Photo of Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wishaw ML2
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Therapy For The Mind , Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Therapy For The Mind
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Motherwell ML1
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
I am accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; I use a Person-Centred and Integrative approach to counselling; this involves using a variety of modalities and models in my work and practise. Those include Somatic Therapy with Emotional Mastery Techniques & Skills; I am a Clearing Method Specialist, a primary pain and root caused focused therapist. I am an accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) integrative therapist, this is used for the treatment of childhood & adult trauma, phobias, negative core beliefs, unprocessed grief and many more areas. I currently have my own Private Practice and I have worked as a
01355 202684 View 01355 202684
Photo of Kieran F Smyth, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Kieran F Smyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Motherwell ML1
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
01236 914423 View 01236 914423
Photo of Len Northfield, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Len Northfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Motherwell ML1
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
01453 708524 View 01453 708524
Photo of Gateway Counselling , Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Gateway Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Motherwell ML1
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
Welcome to Gateway Counselling (Lanarkshire). My name is Rosamond and I am available to offer counselling within a secure environment in order to explore whatever is happening in your life. Here at Gateway we understand that there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, at a loss and without hope concerning our past, our present and even our future. As Steve Jobs said “sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick”. It is because of this that i, myself, undertook personal counselling. This then led to my desire to reach out to others who face trauma and challenges in life where professional support and help is needed.
01453 703737 View 01453 703737
Photo of Tracey Catherine Currans, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Tracey Catherine Currans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Motherwell ML1
Not accepting new clients
☃️ABOUT ME........ ☃️ Counselling offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever may be troubling you.  I am committed to providing a space where we can work together to reflect and try and make sense of what is going on for you at the moment, as well as help you find your way through this experience.  You may be going through a specific experience, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, relationship issues or low self-esteem and self-confidence, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that something isn’t right and you would like a change and someone to talk to.
☃️ABOUT ME........ ☃️ Counselling offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever may be troubling you.  I am committed to providing a space where we can work together to reflect and try and make sense of what is going on for you at the moment, as well as help you find your way through this experience.  You may be going through a specific experience, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, relationship issues or low self-esteem and self-confidence, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that something isn’t right and you would like a change and someone to talk to.
07480 488519 View 07480 488519
Photo of Katie Hinshaw, Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Katie Hinshaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
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Photo of Jen Keppie, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Jen Keppie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newmains ML2
Do you feel as if you have lost a sense of who you are, what it means to be you? Maybe life’s responsibilities have meant your needs have always come second or you have always had a particular role that limits you in freely expressing your own needs. Maybe relationships or circumstances in your life have dominated your choices, and external judgement and expectations tend to shape and influence your life more than you’d like. Or perhaps a life event has led you to re-evaluate and reassess what feels important. It can be confusing and disempowering to feel so disconnected from the things in life that make you feel like you.
Do you feel as if you have lost a sense of who you are, what it means to be you? Maybe life’s responsibilities have meant your needs have always come second or you have always had a particular role that limits you in freely expressing your own needs. Maybe relationships or circumstances in your life have dominated your choices, and external judgement and expectations tend to shape and influence your life more than you’d like. Or perhaps a life event has led you to re-evaluate and reassess what feels important. It can be confusing and disempowering to feel so disconnected from the things in life that make you feel like you.
01555 700628 View 01555 700628
Photo of Colin Marshall, Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Motherwell ML1
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
0141 280 6116 View 0141 280 6116
Photo of Laura Beech, Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Laura Beech
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns. Currently only taking on EMDR Clients.
0121 817 7042 View 0121 817 7042
Photo of Jade Officer, Psychotherapist in Wishaw, Scotland
Jade Officer
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Motherwell ML1
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a deep-rooted passion and desire to help others lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Eating Disorders and Bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices.
01453 708213 View 01453 708213
Photo of Liz Nolan, Counsellor in Wishaw, Scotland
Liz Nolan
Counsellor, MA
Motherwell ML1
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
Hello, I’m Liz, thank you for exploring my profile. I know it can seem daunting to even think about discussing the challenges you face but I’m here to provide a safe space for you to do just that. You will be welcomed with empathy and acceptance and we will collaborate to facilitate the change you need. I work mainly in a person centred way but apply other therapeutic models according to your needs. I have a passionate belief in the hope for healing, growth, personal development and transformation that counselling affords and I am totally committed to the process of working with you to achieve progress and see you flourish.
01698 756414 View 01698 756414
Photo of Tania Casella This Can Heal Too, Psychologist in Wishaw, Scotland
Tania Casella This Can Heal Too
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Motherwell ML1
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
01355 206763 View 01355 206763

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wishaw

< 10

Counsellors in Wishaw who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Self Esteem
88% Anxiety
88% Self-Harming
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Addiction

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Bupa
50% Nuffield Health

How Counsellors in Wishaw see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wishaw?

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.