Photo of Alice Lawrence, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Alice Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
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Jayne Lambert
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
With 20 years experience as a Counsellor & 10 years as an Art Psychotherapist within various NHS, Education and Community-based services, I've since specialised in EMDR therapy and am now an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Although EMDR is widely recognised as a trauma-focused therapy, it can effectively treat a broad range of issues, often in a relatively short-term time-frame. EMDR helps process intense emotions, self-limiting beliefs & behavioural patterns in the present which seem stuck on repeat, as they often track back to distressing or overwhelming relational-issues or life events in the past.
With 20 years experience as a Counsellor & 10 years as an Art Psychotherapist within various NHS, Education and Community-based services, I've since specialised in EMDR therapy and am now an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Although EMDR is widely recognised as a trauma-focused therapy, it can effectively treat a broad range of issues, often in a relatively short-term time-frame. EMDR helps process intense emotions, self-limiting beliefs & behavioural patterns in the present which seem stuck on repeat, as they often track back to distressing or overwhelming relational-issues or life events in the past.
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Heartfelt Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Dawn. I have been a Counselling Professional since 2005. I have a lived experience of depression and life and how we build building blocks, one upon the other, carrying all these blocks within us and how we need to release these blocks. I have a depth of experience both professionally and personally especially with mental health issues with children and adults. I live in reality and know the depths of pain that we can hold inside and the depths of pain this has on those around us. I also know the beauty that acceptance of this pain leads to and the creativity, the freeing and the emergence of you really are.
Hi my name is Dawn. I have been a Counselling Professional since 2005. I have a lived experience of depression and life and how we build building blocks, one upon the other, carrying all these blocks within us and how we need to release these blocks. I have a depth of experience both professionally and personally especially with mental health issues with children and adults. I live in reality and know the depths of pain that we can hold inside and the depths of pain this has on those around us. I also know the beauty that acceptance of this pain leads to and the creativity, the freeing and the emergence of you really are.
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Health Care - Private
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We were all born with the potential for growth and a capacity to embrace change. I value individual differences, honesty, integrity, finding your own path, standing out from the crowd, connection and relationship. I deeply believe power can be empowered to find your own answers. We build a relationship together where you feel heard and safe.
We were all born with the potential for growth and a capacity to embrace change. I value individual differences, honesty, integrity, finding your own path, standing out from the crowd, connection and relationship. I deeply believe power can be empowered to find your own answers. We build a relationship together where you feel heard and safe.
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Maria Malster
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
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Holly Hutchings
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I can work with issues such as; Depression and low mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worry), Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Phobias (including Agoraphobia, needle and blood phobias, and Emetophobia – fear of vomit), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (including complex trauma), low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties with emotional regulation, stress, sleep difficulties, long-term difficulties stemming from childhood abuse and/or neglect
I can work with issues such as; Depression and low mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worry), Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Phobias (including Agoraphobia, needle and blood phobias, and Emetophobia – fear of vomit), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (including complex trauma), low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties with emotional regulation, stress, sleep difficulties, long-term difficulties stemming from childhood abuse and/or neglect
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Jolene Broad
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
People often say they wonder if their issues are ‘enough’ to seek therapy. I say that ‘If it bothers you then that is ‘enough’ to seek therapy.’ The relationship between you and your therapist is unique, one you won't experience anywhere else, and one where you are at the heart. I am separate from your social circles & family, and I won’t judge, give my opinion or give advice. Together we can create a space that is entirely focused on you and what you need. I am committed to building a relationship with you that will allow you to be honest, open, honest and feel safe enough to explore yourself, your world and your problems.
People often say they wonder if their issues are ‘enough’ to seek therapy. I say that ‘If it bothers you then that is ‘enough’ to seek therapy.’ The relationship between you and your therapist is unique, one you won't experience anywhere else, and one where you are at the heart. I am separate from your social circles & family, and I won’t judge, give my opinion or give advice. Together we can create a space that is entirely focused on you and what you need. I am committed to building a relationship with you that will allow you to be honest, open, honest and feel safe enough to explore yourself, your world and your problems.
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Keila Barnard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
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Leanne Sands Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be struggling to cope with every day life, feeling overwhelmed with anxiety & dread social situations that take up your energy, resulting in you feeling there is no hope. Relationships may feel unhealthy, difficult & problematic, or like you just don’t fit in, and this can be within our families, our friendships, in the school environment, in the work place & beyond. Changes & transitions may feel too much & stop you from living the life that you want where you may feel stuck & dissatisfied, & trauma may prevent you from feeling at peace.
You may be struggling to cope with every day life, feeling overwhelmed with anxiety & dread social situations that take up your energy, resulting in you feeling there is no hope. Relationships may feel unhealthy, difficult & problematic, or like you just don’t fit in, and this can be within our families, our friendships, in the school environment, in the work place & beyond. Changes & transitions may feel too much & stop you from living the life that you want where you may feel stuck & dissatisfied, & trauma may prevent you from feeling at peace.
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Vivienne Pettman MBACP - Fairwinds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
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Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
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Ann-Louise McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
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Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
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Photo of Nicola Janes, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Nicola Janes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
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Photo of Christina Michael, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Christina Michael
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
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Photo of Michaela Ann Gaffney, BACP, Psychotherapist
Michaela Ann Gaffney
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
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Photo of Amanda Swan, MA, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Amanda Swan
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
01604 279362 View 01604 279362
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Sara Biddle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
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Jane Gore
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
01227 949755 View 01227 949755
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Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
01227 947993 View 01227 947993

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CT6

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in CT6 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
57% Bupa
57% Vitality

How Counsellors in CT6 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CT6?

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.