Counselling in CO7

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Photo of Libby Allard - Cognitive Hypnotherapy in CO7, England
Libby Allard - Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Hi, I'm a registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping people with a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety and phobias. I use many different therapy techniques that allow me to create a treatment specifically for how you experience your problem and the outcome that you would like, in a way that you are comfortable with. "Amazing! I had just five sessions and Libby worked wonders. She managed so effortlessly to get to the root of my concerns without ever probing me too far or making me feel uncomfortable about sharing information". (AF, Essex)
Hi, I'm a registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping people with a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety and phobias. I use many different therapy techniques that allow me to create a treatment specifically for how you experience your problem and the outcome that you would like, in a way that you are comfortable with. "Amazing! I had just five sessions and Libby worked wonders. She managed so effortlessly to get to the root of my concerns without ever probing me too far or making me feel uncomfortable about sharing information". (AF, Essex)
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Liz Pickford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
01255 448839 View 01255 448839
Photo of Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie, Counsellor in CO7, England
Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
01206 237476 View 01206 237476
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
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Photo of Stephanie Jane Cross, Counsellor in CO7, England
Stephanie Jane Cross
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Most of us, at some point in our lives, will find ourselves struggling with certain issues, relationships, anxieties, low mood, depression. Emotions are a part of life, but they do not have to rule our life adversely, we can take back control, regain clarity, feel more content, understand and manage anxiety and low mood, feel connected to life again...
Most of us, at some point in our lives, will find ourselves struggling with certain issues, relationships, anxieties, low mood, depression. Emotions are a part of life, but they do not have to rule our life adversely, we can take back control, regain clarity, feel more content, understand and manage anxiety and low mood, feel connected to life again...
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Darren David
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Managing life's challenges and our mental health can be overwhelming. Whether it's anxiety, depression, coping with loss or just working out what's wrong and why we're feeling sad, we sometimes need help with our thoughts and feelings. Working online or in person in Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Managing life's challenges and our mental health can be overwhelming. Whether it's anxiety, depression, coping with loss or just working out what's wrong and why we're feeling sad, we sometimes need help with our thoughts and feelings. Working online or in person in Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
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Joanna Oxford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
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Photo of Sue Barber, Counsellor in CO7, England
Sue Barber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
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Photo of HEART Counselling, Counsellor in CO7, England
HEART Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Life can be a struggle; the things other people seem able to deal with can leave us feeling exhausted, demoralised, and desperate. Finding someone to talk to can be difficult because friends and family always have an opinion and can often make us feel judged or inadequate. As a person-centred counsellor I know that you are the expert in your own life; only you know how you feel. Talking to someone who is actively listening to you, who makes no judgement, and accepts you for who you are, can be transformative. Not only does it make you feel heard and validated, it can help you to better emotional and physical health
Life can be a struggle; the things other people seem able to deal with can leave us feeling exhausted, demoralised, and desperate. Finding someone to talk to can be difficult because friends and family always have an opinion and can often make us feel judged or inadequate. As a person-centred counsellor I know that you are the expert in your own life; only you know how you feel. Talking to someone who is actively listening to you, who makes no judgement, and accepts you for who you are, can be transformative. Not only does it make you feel heard and validated, it can help you to better emotional and physical health
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Photo of Dr Tom Barber, Psychotherapist in CO7, England
Dr Tom Barber
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Elmstead Market CO7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You know something isn’t right in your life, but you don’t quite know where to begin to get help. Maybe the idea of speaking with somebody feels a little daunting, or you’re concerned you won’t be able to find the words, or they won’t understand where you’re coming from. This is absolutely normal, and is what most people feel before the call a therapist to get help. Even if you’ve been to counselling and psychotherapy before, the thought of explaining your story yet again might fill you with dread. What you could really do with is somebody that gets it, that you can feel comfortable with, that can help you feel understood, quickly.
You know something isn’t right in your life, but you don’t quite know where to begin to get help. Maybe the idea of speaking with somebody feels a little daunting, or you’re concerned you won’t be able to find the words, or they won’t understand where you’re coming from. This is absolutely normal, and is what most people feel before the call a therapist to get help. Even if you’ve been to counselling and psychotherapy before, the thought of explaining your story yet again might fill you with dread. What you could really do with is somebody that gets it, that you can feel comfortable with, that can help you feel understood, quickly.
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Photo of Uruz Counselling Services, Counsellor in CO7, England
Uruz Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
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Photo of Emma Cameron, Psychotherapist in CO7, England
Emma Cameron
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
You're a sensitive, thoughtful person. In so many ways you know you should feel lucky to have achieved what you have. But lately you've been feeling worried, overwhelmed and sometimes a bit hopeless. And your sensitivity - which could be your superpower - instead seems to only make you feel worse. You feel like you should be able to sort yourself out and carry on - but deep inside a small inner voice is calling out that it needs to be honoured and heard. You long to find somewhere that you can feel truly listened to and understood. Where it's okay that you're a complex person, full of contradictions and questions.
You're a sensitive, thoughtful person. In so many ways you know you should feel lucky to have achieved what you have. But lately you've been feeling worried, overwhelmed and sometimes a bit hopeless. And your sensitivity - which could be your superpower - instead seems to only make you feel worse. You feel like you should be able to sort yourself out and carry on - but deep inside a small inner voice is calling out that it needs to be honoured and heard. You long to find somewhere that you can feel truly listened to and understood. Where it's okay that you're a complex person, full of contradictions and questions.
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Photo of Opal Therapies in CO7, England
Opal Therapies
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
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Photo of Sandra Mellor, Counsellor in CO7, England
Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
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Photo of Claire Chalcraft-Pears, Counsellor in CO7, England
Claire Chalcraft-Pears
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, offering individuals a safe space to explore their emotions and work through any anxieties or issues they may have. I work by integrating a variety of therapeutic theories and techniques which I adjust to each individual client, depending on their needs.
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, offering individuals a safe space to explore their emotions and work through any anxieties or issues they may have. I work by integrating a variety of therapeutic theories and techniques which I adjust to each individual client, depending on their needs.
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Photo of Ray's Therapy, Psychotherapist in CO7, England
Ray's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
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Photo of Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor, Counsellor in CO7, England
Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
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Photo of Mark John Penfold, Counsellor in CO7, England
Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
01206 879958 View 01206 879958
Photo of Beth Rogan, Psychotherapist in CO7, England
Beth Rogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
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Photo of Nicola Birchley, Counsellor in CO7, England
Nicola Birchley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CO7

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in CO7 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
93% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Vitality
60% Aviva
60% WPA

How Counsellors in CO7 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
17% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CO7?

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.