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Hi there...

Over the past few years a spotlight has been shone on mental health. Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma attached to it and when people do reach out for help, it isn’t as accessible as it could be. Glyde was born to connect you with therapists you want to talk to. Who will help you make sense of life’s bumps and dips. We want you to glide (or ‘glyde’ as we like to spell it) through life.

The short

Our mission is to further normalise therapy and bring it to the masses, because, simple as it is – people need it.

Founded by husband and wife team, Spencer and Nikki Scher, the idea behind glyde came about after some of their friends experienced menal health issues and didn’t know where to go for help. Exasperated with wait times, and tired and faffy therapist’s sites, they had a lightbulb moment and decided that they could create something modern and positive.

“You shouldn’t have to live in a big city, have loads of money, have to take time off or wait three months for an appointment. With glyde, you just need a phone and somewhere comfortable to chat.” Spencer, founder.

We hope you like what we're doing, and if you have any feedback .

Spencer & Nikki Scher

Have a question?

What is therapy?

Therapists are trained to help you explore and understand thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that affect your life negatively - and to try to help you change them.

When is therapy right for me?

You'll know when something's not felt right for a while. Even if it's something you can't put your finger on, if it's affecting your work, study or homelife, then it's time to seek help.

You might feel like therapy is only for extreme cases, but speaking to a therapist is starting to become as normal as seeing a dentist or doctor. Also, having mental health problems from time to time is very normal too. Especially, in this social media driven, 24/7, modern society. It's good to take a time out.

If you are in danger of self-harm or know someone who is, please visit your local Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or book an Emergency GP appointment as soon as possible. glyde should not be treated as an emergency service.

What can therapy treat?

Depression, anxiety, stress - pretty much anything that's troubling your mental health.

Sometimes there will be underlying issues (often from childhood) or maybe it's a particularly stressful period in your life, such as work, loss, relationships, health or money worries, or sometimes it's just an accumulation of mental wear and tear.

What about my privacy?

Your therpist won't divulge any details of your therapy to anyone. If your employer is paying, they won't even know that you've booked an appointment.

Your personal details (name, email address etc.) are encrypted on our database and no details about your therapy itself is stored on our system.

Apart from you, the only person who will ever know any details of your treatment is your therapist.

How does video calling work?

Many therapists offer the option of video calling – this will be stated on their profile page. Both Zoom and Skype are free of charge, though you'll need to download their software onto your device.

Your session will begin by phone and can continue by video call if desired.