Counselling in AL3

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Photo of Christina Johnson, Counsellor in AL3, England
Christina Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
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Tessa Davies
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialise in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression and CBT for depression. I am also experienced in delivering CBT for anxiety disorders such as panic, social anxiety, general anxiety, health anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am now in private practice but I have 13 years experience in the NHS. I have worked with a wide range of adult clients including those with long term conditions for which i have received specialist training. I see my role as developing a shared understanding of someone's situation and helping them to work towards their goals.
I specialise in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression and CBT for depression. I am also experienced in delivering CBT for anxiety disorders such as panic, social anxiety, general anxiety, health anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am now in private practice but I have 13 years experience in the NHS. I have worked with a wide range of adult clients including those with long term conditions for which i have received specialist training. I see my role as developing a shared understanding of someone's situation and helping them to work towards their goals.
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Natalie Englander
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Natalie, I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, and I've got over 12 years experience working in mental health. I have my own private practice and I also work in the NHS as Deputy Clinical Lead & Principal CBT Therapist for a 'Talking Therapies for Anxiety & Depression' service in Hertfordshire. With my private clients I help them overcome anxiety, worry, overthinking, procrastination, perfectionism, overwhelm and self-doubt. I can show you how to break the vicious cycles that are keeping you stuck, so you can live your life feeling more confident, calm and content.
Hi I'm Natalie, I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, and I've got over 12 years experience working in mental health. I have my own private practice and I also work in the NHS as Deputy Clinical Lead & Principal CBT Therapist for a 'Talking Therapies for Anxiety & Depression' service in Hertfordshire. With my private clients I help them overcome anxiety, worry, overthinking, procrastination, perfectionism, overwhelm and self-doubt. I can show you how to break the vicious cycles that are keeping you stuck, so you can live your life feeling more confident, calm and content.
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Photo of Lisa Claire Rodger, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Lisa Claire Rodger
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all experience challenges and difficult times in our lives. During these times it can feel as if nobody understands us or knows what we are going through. This can feel isolating and lonely. But you are not alone. As a qualified and experienced therapist, I can provide a safe space where together we can explore what is troubling you and make sense of it - giving you the time and space to reflect on your needs. I can help you to recognise what strengthens you and what weakens you, enabling you to make positive choices to ensure these needs are met in the future.
We all experience challenges and difficult times in our lives. During these times it can feel as if nobody understands us or knows what we are going through. This can feel isolating and lonely. But you are not alone. As a qualified and experienced therapist, I can provide a safe space where together we can explore what is troubling you and make sense of it - giving you the time and space to reflect on your needs. I can help you to recognise what strengthens you and what weakens you, enabling you to make positive choices to ensure these needs are met in the future.
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Marc Hamilton
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
My approach to therapy is informed by ongoing developments in psychological knowledge and research, and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. Therapy and treatment for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, relationships, couple therapy, depression, stress, trauma, self esteem, workplace issues, dealing with health difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, life difficulties and transition and well being.
My approach to therapy is informed by ongoing developments in psychological knowledge and research, and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. Therapy and treatment for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, relationships, couple therapy, depression, stress, trauma, self esteem, workplace issues, dealing with health difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, life difficulties and transition and well being.
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Ross Mallinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults of any age, race, religious group or gender. My clients have been quite varied. My ideal client is someone who has something that they need to talk about.
I work with adults of any age, race, religious group or gender. My clients have been quite varied. My ideal client is someone who has something that they need to talk about.
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Photo of Anja Josefsberg, Counsellor in AL3, England
Anja Josefsberg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I'm Anja Josefsberg, a qualified counsellor and registered BACP member. I offer a warm, respectful and effective approach to improving your mental health. Life can be really hard and I aim to support you to find your way through difficult times and the personal challenges you might face. My practice is grounded in evidence-based therapies such as Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Rewind Trauma Therapy. I work integratively which means that we will choose the best approach based on your wishes, goals and preferences.
Hello and welcome! I'm Anja Josefsberg, a qualified counsellor and registered BACP member. I offer a warm, respectful and effective approach to improving your mental health. Life can be really hard and I aim to support you to find your way through difficult times and the personal challenges you might face. My practice is grounded in evidence-based therapies such as Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Rewind Trauma Therapy. I work integratively which means that we will choose the best approach based on your wishes, goals and preferences.
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Michelle Harris
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
St Albans AL3  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Michelle Harris (previously Bennett); I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
Hello, my name is Michelle Harris (previously Bennett); I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
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Photo of Pieter Willem Nel, Psychologist in AL3, England
Pieter Willem Nel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
In the 30 years since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked with people in both physical and mental health services I have substantial experience in helping and supporting children, young people, parents, adults, couples, families who are experiencing difficulties in life. I have a strong belief that people are inherently resilient and resourceful, and that with the right help and support people can overcome their problems and lead a happy and fulfilling life. In all my work I aim to help people to develop, restore or strengthen connections with those who are important in their lives.
In the 30 years since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked with people in both physical and mental health services I have substantial experience in helping and supporting children, young people, parents, adults, couples, families who are experiencing difficulties in life. I have a strong belief that people are inherently resilient and resourceful, and that with the right help and support people can overcome their problems and lead a happy and fulfilling life. In all my work I aim to help people to develop, restore or strengthen connections with those who are important in their lives.
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Photo of Doug Hobson, Psychologist in AL3, England
Doug Hobson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
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Hannah Wilkinson
MSc
I offer psychanalytic psychotherapy to adults suffering with their mental health. Psychotherapy is a way of relating to each other, patient to therapist, where more formative patterns of thinking can be identified and thought about in a safe and confidential environment. You may need help with a more recent set of circumstances, a loss, stress or pressure, depression or anxiety. You may feel it is now time to put words to and perhaps come to terms with a much earlier experience or traumatic period that seems to have had long term effects. You might have no idea why you feel the way you do. Psychotherapy may offer some relief.
I offer psychanalytic psychotherapy to adults suffering with their mental health. Psychotherapy is a way of relating to each other, patient to therapist, where more formative patterns of thinking can be identified and thought about in a safe and confidential environment. You may need help with a more recent set of circumstances, a loss, stress or pressure, depression or anxiety. You may feel it is now time to put words to and perhaps come to terms with a much earlier experience or traumatic period that seems to have had long term effects. You might have no idea why you feel the way you do. Psychotherapy may offer some relief.
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Photo of Dee Critoph, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Dee Critoph
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Would you like a Safe Space to Speak Freely and Explore whatever is on 'Your Mind'? As an experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional, I have worked with a diverse range of people struggling with a wide range of challenges. I would work to help you make sense of your feelings, moods, behaviour and motivations. Helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over your relationship with yourself and others.
Would you like a Safe Space to Speak Freely and Explore whatever is on 'Your Mind'? As an experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional, I have worked with a diverse range of people struggling with a wide range of challenges. I would work to help you make sense of your feelings, moods, behaviour and motivations. Helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over your relationship with yourself and others.
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Photo of Alison Jane Caisley, Counsellor in AL3, England
Alison Jane Caisley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
At some point in our lives we all need helping hand. Struggling with emotional issues can impact on the way we move forward which can cause us to feel frustrated, frightened and apprehensive. Working together, we can explore both past and present experiences that may be impacting on your life now. With understanding and empathy we can discover and develop more benefical coping strategies which may also help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and help you feel calmer about managing your situation.
At some point in our lives we all need helping hand. Struggling with emotional issues can impact on the way we move forward which can cause us to feel frustrated, frightened and apprehensive. Working together, we can explore both past and present experiences that may be impacting on your life now. With understanding and empathy we can discover and develop more benefical coping strategies which may also help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and help you feel calmer about managing your situation.
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Photo of Lucy Shaw, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Lucy Shaw
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
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Photo of Julie Greenhalgh, Counsellor in AL3, England
Julie Greenhalgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
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Photo of Dianna- Working Through It Therapy UK, Counsellor in AL3, England
Dianna- Working Through It Therapy UK
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3  (Online Only)
I offer consultations, 1:1 & group online therapy sessions for young people between 11-25yr. Life is a journey & can have various struggles along the way. It's ok to need support to break through some painful and frustrating day to day barriers. If there's a struggle with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, grief or anger, it's time to take a step forward -so let's work through it together! I explore early/recent experiences which may drive presenting behaviours or feelings & explore unconscious processes contributing towards unhealthy patterns/behaviours.
I offer consultations, 1:1 & group online therapy sessions for young people between 11-25yr. Life is a journey & can have various struggles along the way. It's ok to need support to break through some painful and frustrating day to day barriers. If there's a struggle with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, grief or anger, it's time to take a step forward -so let's work through it together! I explore early/recent experiences which may drive presenting behaviours or feelings & explore unconscious processes contributing towards unhealthy patterns/behaviours.
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Photo of Juliet Grace, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Juliet Grace
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Most of us want a sense of purpose, need meaning, and strive for balance and peace in our lives. My clients are often working through difficult and knotty issues which can evoke confusion, sadness and shame. If you are thinking about therapy you may be feeling sad, lost, confused, anxious, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Or you may want to take a step back, reassess your life and start to live it differently. Whatever your situation I will work with you to help you reach an accommodation and understanding which helps you to move forwards with your life in a positive way.
Most of us want a sense of purpose, need meaning, and strive for balance and peace in our lives. My clients are often working through difficult and knotty issues which can evoke confusion, sadness and shame. If you are thinking about therapy you may be feeling sad, lost, confused, anxious, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Or you may want to take a step back, reassess your life and start to live it differently. Whatever your situation I will work with you to help you reach an accommodation and understanding which helps you to move forwards with your life in a positive way.
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Photo of Lauren Street, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Lauren Street
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
As therapists for both adults & children we understand the impact of today's ever changing world can have on us at any age. We will offer you the opportunity to talk through your worries and feel more emotionally tolerant for the future ahead; whichever path you choose to take. We can help you build your self-esteem and promote confidence in your own ability; using the tools you already have and new ones you'll develop. Anxiety, anger, depression & shame are words we're hearing more frequently but have we become intolerant to experiencing them? We offer you an opportunity to talk through your issues in an emotionally healthy way.
As therapists for both adults & children we understand the impact of today's ever changing world can have on us at any age. We will offer you the opportunity to talk through your worries and feel more emotionally tolerant for the future ahead; whichever path you choose to take. We can help you build your self-esteem and promote confidence in your own ability; using the tools you already have and new ones you'll develop. Anxiety, anger, depression & shame are words we're hearing more frequently but have we become intolerant to experiencing them? We offer you an opportunity to talk through your issues in an emotionally healthy way.
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Photo of Hayley Ryan, Psychotherapist in AL3, England
Hayley Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
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Photo of Karen Rowlands, Counsellor in AL3, England
Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in AL3

40+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in AL3 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
54% Bupa

How Counsellors in AL3 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in AL3?

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.