Photo of Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
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Photo of Lynn Hanford-Day, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Lynn Hanford-Day
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you: in search of healing? Yearning for meaning and purpose? Trying to make sense of repeating patterns that keep you stuck? Wanting to discover who you really are, your true self? Improve your sense of well-being? You may have done a lot of personal development and self-help, or none at all, yet you have a sense of the need to go deeper while getting some perspective.
Are you: in search of healing? Yearning for meaning and purpose? Trying to make sense of repeating patterns that keep you stuck? Wanting to discover who you really are, your true self? Improve your sense of well-being? You may have done a lot of personal development and self-help, or none at all, yet you have a sense of the need to go deeper while getting some perspective.
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Photo of Harriet Fraser Smith, Counsellor in BN21, England
Harriet Fraser Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you struggle with your emotions and want support to manage them? I offer face to face or online therapy for children, teenagers and adults experiencing difficulties with sadness, low self-esteem, shame, attachment anger, LGBTQ, women's health difficulties, autism, bereavement, trauma, loss, stress, depression, injury and anxiety in an empathic, non-judgemental manner. I am looking to help you deal with what life throws / has thrown at you and grow your coping mechanisms.
Do you struggle with your emotions and want support to manage them? I offer face to face or online therapy for children, teenagers and adults experiencing difficulties with sadness, low self-esteem, shame, attachment anger, LGBTQ, women's health difficulties, autism, bereavement, trauma, loss, stress, depression, injury and anxiety in an empathic, non-judgemental manner. I am looking to help you deal with what life throws / has thrown at you and grow your coping mechanisms.
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Photo of Johanna Laws Counselling, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Johanna Laws Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
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Photo of Cate Miller, Counsellor in BN21, England
Cate Miller
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or burnt out? Have you experienced trauma and want help to feel safe again? Maybe you are either diagnosed or self-diagnosed with autism, ADHD and/or dyslexia and you’re struggling in a world that doesn’t seem to be designed for you? You might feel like everything is spinning out of control and you’re too overwhelmed to know how to respond? Perhaps you even believe you’re too much for others to cope with and a burden on your friends and family?
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or burnt out? Have you experienced trauma and want help to feel safe again? Maybe you are either diagnosed or self-diagnosed with autism, ADHD and/or dyslexia and you’re struggling in a world that doesn’t seem to be designed for you? You might feel like everything is spinning out of control and you’re too overwhelmed to know how to respond? Perhaps you even believe you’re too much for others to cope with and a burden on your friends and family?
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Photo of Laura Lambert, Counsellor in BN21, England
Laura Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
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Photo of Helaine Wood Counselling & EMDR Services, Counsellor in BN21, England
Helaine Wood Counselling & EMDR Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you need an opportunity to help process your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment? I can offer you a warm, confidential and trusting relationship. Although what distresses you is the most important factor, I will also discuss with you your lifestyle, health, sleep patterns and other aspects, such as relaxation techniques. Whatever the situation take your first step whether you are anxious, depressed, grieving or feeling bad about yourself. You are the real expert in what is going on for you and what you need. I am here to support you and together we can work through your concerns. ​
Do you need an opportunity to help process your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment? I can offer you a warm, confidential and trusting relationship. Although what distresses you is the most important factor, I will also discuss with you your lifestyle, health, sleep patterns and other aspects, such as relaxation techniques. Whatever the situation take your first step whether you are anxious, depressed, grieving or feeling bad about yourself. You are the real expert in what is going on for you and what you need. I am here to support you and together we can work through your concerns. ​
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Photo of Silke Alexandra Tison, Counsellor in BN21, England
Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
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Photo of Sam Driscoll, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Sam Driscoll
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is difficult and often complex, sometimes engaging in a professional therapeutic relationship can help us make sense of things that are causing us distress. I am a person-centred therapist and I care deeply about the work I do. My therapeutic modality has trained me to work holistically with people as a whole rather than work in a problem specific way. I endeavour to co-create relationships which have a healing effect on my clients. Although I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety and addiction, I work with people, not just their problems.
Life is difficult and often complex, sometimes engaging in a professional therapeutic relationship can help us make sense of things that are causing us distress. I am a person-centred therapist and I care deeply about the work I do. My therapeutic modality has trained me to work holistically with people as a whole rather than work in a problem specific way. I endeavour to co-create relationships which have a healing effect on my clients. Although I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety and addiction, I work with people, not just their problems.
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Photo of Marie Feltham, Counsellor in BN21, England
Marie Feltham
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
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Photo of Alan Smithson, Counsellor in BN21, England
Alan Smithson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whatever you're going through, I'm listening.
Whatever you're going through, I'm listening.
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Photo of Alison Allart, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
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Photo of Zara O'Brien, Counsellor in BN21, England
Zara O'Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome, if you have found yourself here then you're perhaps navigating anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenthood, chronic health issues, grief, or other difficulties, and I'm here to offer my support. As a qualified Person-Centered Therapist with a BSc in Counselling Psychology and a current Doctoral student, I warmly invite you to explore life's complexities together. While my specialist clinical and research focus includes woman's psychology, in particular, motherhood, and parent caregiving, my practice is inclusive of all genders and open to individuals facing diverse challenges.
Welcome, if you have found yourself here then you're perhaps navigating anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenthood, chronic health issues, grief, or other difficulties, and I'm here to offer my support. As a qualified Person-Centered Therapist with a BSc in Counselling Psychology and a current Doctoral student, I warmly invite you to explore life's complexities together. While my specialist clinical and research focus includes woman's psychology, in particular, motherhood, and parent caregiving, my practice is inclusive of all genders and open to individuals facing diverse challenges.
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Photo of Francesca Hamilton, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Francesca Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
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Photo of Patrick McCurry, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Patrick McCurry
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
You are probably struggling with something in your life which you have been unable to resolve yourself. This may be a relationship or sexual problem, anger issues, family problems, anxiety/depression or maybe just a feeling that something is missing in your life. You may have found that you haven't been able to come up with a solution and that talking to family or friends feels like you're burdening them or it is hard to get an objective perspective. Instead of feeling like you're going round in circles and repeating the same mistakes, you'd like to feel more free and empowered.
You are probably struggling with something in your life which you have been unable to resolve yourself. This may be a relationship or sexual problem, anger issues, family problems, anxiety/depression or maybe just a feeling that something is missing in your life. You may have found that you haven't been able to come up with a solution and that talking to family or friends feels like you're burdening them or it is hard to get an objective perspective. Instead of feeling like you're going round in circles and repeating the same mistakes, you'd like to feel more free and empowered.
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Photo of Michaela Sheppard, Counsellor in BN21, England
Michaela Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced integrative therapist currently working in Harley Street, Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton. My practice is open to adults, adolescents and children. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, yearning for a better relationship, or seeking more fulfillment in life, therapy can offer relief and hope. I have a passion for working with children and teenagers, relationship and attachment issues. My goal is to assist those who wish to learn a new way of relating whether it involves parenting,couples or individuals. I use a combination of techniques that are tailored to you in your process towards healing.
I am an experienced integrative therapist currently working in Harley Street, Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton. My practice is open to adults, adolescents and children. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, yearning for a better relationship, or seeking more fulfillment in life, therapy can offer relief and hope. I have a passion for working with children and teenagers, relationship and attachment issues. My goal is to assist those who wish to learn a new way of relating whether it involves parenting,couples or individuals. I use a combination of techniques that are tailored to you in your process towards healing.
01323 409758 View 01323 409758
Photo of Nicolas Karapatis, Psychotherapist in BN21, England
Nicolas Karapatis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As an existential counsellor and psychotherapist I work with individuals who are seeking to improve their situation in life. You might be suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, or just wanting to reflect on your position in the world and the decisions that have brought you to the present moment. Whatever the issue might be, talking through your problems can bring new light to how you see yourself and those around you.
As an existential counsellor and psychotherapist I work with individuals who are seeking to improve their situation in life. You might be suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, or just wanting to reflect on your position in the world and the decisions that have brought you to the present moment. Whatever the issue might be, talking through your problems can bring new light to how you see yourself and those around you.
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Photo of Chloe Regan, Counsellor in BN21, England
Chloe Regan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, anxious or depressed? Or maybe it’s difficult to identify exactly what you are feeling. Life can be a complex journey which can leave you feeling isolated and lonely as you navigate your way through. Whatever it is that is drawing you to choose counselling, I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your challenges together. Through our sessions together, I aim to facilitate a space where you develop a better understanding of how to navigate your challenges, where resilience and self-esteem are increased and where you go on to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, anxious or depressed? Or maybe it’s difficult to identify exactly what you are feeling. Life can be a complex journey which can leave you feeling isolated and lonely as you navigate your way through. Whatever it is that is drawing you to choose counselling, I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your challenges together. Through our sessions together, I aim to facilitate a space where you develop a better understanding of how to navigate your challenges, where resilience and self-esteem are increased and where you go on to live a more fulfilling life.
01323 408026 View 01323 408026
Photo of Rebecca Tyler, Counsellor in BN21, England
Rebecca Tyler
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
A warm welcome to you. I understand that life can sometimes feel out of our depth and it can leave us not knowing where to turn. Seeking support can feel like a daunting experience but I can assure you that there will be no expectation of you. You will be met without judgement and accepted for you, just as you are. I will provide a safe, empathic, and confidential holding space for you to talk about things that are troubling you. I believe that with the right conditions in place everybody has the ability to change their world for the better.
A warm welcome to you. I understand that life can sometimes feel out of our depth and it can leave us not knowing where to turn. Seeking support can feel like a daunting experience but I can assure you that there will be no expectation of you. You will be met without judgement and accepted for you, just as you are. I will provide a safe, empathic, and confidential holding space for you to talk about things that are troubling you. I believe that with the right conditions in place everybody has the ability to change their world for the better.
01323 405839 View 01323 405839
Photo of Catherine M Telford, Counsellor in BN21, England
Catherine M Telford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing low motivation for your life and work, stuck or somehow blocked? Are you a creative professional or someone who identifies as creative?  Feeling lost, confused, doubting or criticising yourself? Maybe relationships are also being affected with professional and personal issues and you have noticed past pains and happenings have re-emerged?  Or where external pressures as well as internal processes that are uncomfortable, different can become repetitively frustrating, and then even huge difficulties in pursuit of the creative project.
Are you experiencing low motivation for your life and work, stuck or somehow blocked? Are you a creative professional or someone who identifies as creative?  Feeling lost, confused, doubting or criticising yourself? Maybe relationships are also being affected with professional and personal issues and you have noticed past pains and happenings have re-emerged?  Or where external pressures as well as internal processes that are uncomfortable, different can become repetitively frustrating, and then even huge difficulties in pursuit of the creative project.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BN21

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BN21 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Stress
76% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in BN21 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BN21?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.