Our Story

Talk and Grow was born in 2018 out of the desire to challenge the mental health industry to be the best it can be. The idea came from our founder, Iona, and her own challenging experience seeking out a counsellor.

When Iona studied counselling herself, she met many others who had faced equally overwhelming and frustrating experiences in their search for finding the right counsellor. She knew it shouldn’t be this difficult, and so Iona began to develop a process that would make the task of finding a counsellor easier for her and others. As she asked questions to see if her ideas would meet the needs of people seeking out a counsellor, the answers she found instilled confidence in her that more needed to be done. It was time for a solution to help those who don’t know much about the world of therapy find the right person for them to talk to.

At Talk and Grow we have all had positive experiences of therapy and are all either qualified counsellors or in training. We are passionate about therapy and truly believe in its benefits for everyone. We also have a strong admiration and respect for counsellors and therapists who dedicate their lives to supporting those in difficulty.

Ultimately,  we aim to provide a space where people who need to talk can find someone to listen with ease, whilst helping therapists manage their practice and connect with suitable clients.

Are you counsellor? Find out more about joining Talk and Grow here.

Are you looking for a counsellor? Start your journey here today.

Our Mission

Make finding a counsellor easy

We believe that finding a counsellor should be easy, especially if you are in a difficult place when searching for one. The world of therapy can be a bit daunting if you don’t know what to look for, so we want to help. We want to be there to inform and support people in their brave step of finding a therapist!

Counselling isn’t like any other service. It’s a bit like a relationship in many ways (not as scary as it sounds, we promise!). You want to get a good match so that you can do the work together and feel comfortable doing so. We want to help with that too.

Remove the stigma

More and more people are changing the way they view mental health for the good, but we still have some way to go. We want to be a part of getting the world to a place where it is easy for people to say they’ve had or are having a counselling session if they want to.

We go to the dentist if we have a toothache, or the doctors if we’re feeling ill, so let’s go to counselling when there’s something causing us issues in our mind.

We also know that it can feel like it’s a big deal going to therapy, so we want to celebrate and encourage people when they have done something so courageous. We want people to be proud of us making that step.

Make counselling accessible

One of the main mottos at Talk and Grow is; counselling is for everyone. This is because we believe everyone should feel as though they can arrange to speak to someone when they need to. Therapy is not just for those with mental health problems, which is sometimes a misconception people believe. It is, in fact, for anyone who needs to talk. That’s why we’re here.

How it works


Answer a set of quick questions, and we will narrow a list of suitable matching counsellors.


Easily choose a scheduled time to organise a session call with your chosen counsellor.


Start your counselling session, book further sessions or look for other possible matches.

Register as a Counsellor

Register as a Counsellor

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