Photo of Dr Jill Rayner, Psychologist in DL1, England
Dr Jill Rayner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults of any age to help them reach their goals and improve their mental health and well being. I am interested in helping people with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, adjustment and relational difficulties.
I work with adults of any age to help them reach their goals and improve their mental health and well being. I am interested in helping people with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, adjustment and relational difficulties.
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Jenny Ward
Verified Verified
Are you worried about your child? Are they feeling down or overwhelmed with school, friendships or relationships? Maybe they feel angry all the time? Are they, or you, struggling with difficult past events? There is help. I have worked with young people and their families for over 15 years to help them overcome life’s challenges, in this time I have seen the transformational effect of supportive therapy.
Are you worried about your child? Are they feeling down or overwhelmed with school, friendships or relationships? Maybe they feel angry all the time? Are they, or you, struggling with difficult past events? There is help. I have worked with young people and their families for over 15 years to help them overcome life’s challenges, in this time I have seen the transformational effect of supportive therapy.
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Paula Stinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
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Photo of At One Relationship Therapy , Counsellor in DL1, England
At One Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Having problems with relationships? Either the relationship you have with yourself, your partner or your relationship as a parent? If you're struggling in any of these areas and finding that your mind is pre-occupied with troubling thoughts and it's getting in the way of normal enjoyment then I can assure you that it doesn't have to be this way.
Having problems with relationships? Either the relationship you have with yourself, your partner or your relationship as a parent? If you're struggling in any of these areas and finding that your mind is pre-occupied with troubling thoughts and it's getting in the way of normal enjoyment then I can assure you that it doesn't have to be this way.
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Darren Gallagher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m, a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor (MBACP/ UKCP) with a specialism of working with children, young people and adult clients. I have over twenty years’ experience with children and families within different settings, such as schools, hospices, charities, clinical settings, LAC teams and in the community – Like Violet Oaklander says ‘Play can be a serious business’. I am a humanistic, ‘integrative’ practitioner, so I use different methods and approaches to develop a warm, friendly relationship based on individual needs, respect and accepting the person as a whole – in other words - ‘I’m Ok – You’re Ok’.
Hi, I’m, a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor (MBACP/ UKCP) with a specialism of working with children, young people and adult clients. I have over twenty years’ experience with children and families within different settings, such as schools, hospices, charities, clinical settings, LAC teams and in the community – Like Violet Oaklander says ‘Play can be a serious business’. I am a humanistic, ‘integrative’ practitioner, so I use different methods and approaches to develop a warm, friendly relationship based on individual needs, respect and accepting the person as a whole – in other words - ‘I’m Ok – You’re Ok’.
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Photo of Janet Garcha, Psychotherapist in DL1, England
Janet Garcha
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to any work we do together. I will not judge you and will offer you the respect you deserve while we explore the reasons you are seeking therapy at this time. I work in a private, calm, relaxed and confidential space in the centre of Darlington. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering both long and short term therapy, dependent upon what you want at this time. Having someone to talk to in confidence can in itself be a healing experience. I am able to work using many different theories and methods depending on your needs.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to any work we do together. I will not judge you and will offer you the respect you deserve while we explore the reasons you are seeking therapy at this time. I work in a private, calm, relaxed and confidential space in the centre of Darlington. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering both long and short term therapy, dependent upon what you want at this time. Having someone to talk to in confidence can in itself be a healing experience. I am able to work using many different theories and methods depending on your needs.
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Photo of Soraya Hind Counselling, Counsellor in DL1, England
Soraya Hind Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Life has a way of challenging us beyond belief sometimes, especially currently. Counselling can provide a safe space to process some of these challenges. I have experience of supporting people with issues ranging from Hate Crime to Domestic Abuse. As a disabled mixed-race mother, I have been through a lot in life, even had to access counselling myself occasionally. I have an interest in counselling disabled people coming to terms with factors such as culture and race; as I do believe counselling should be made accessible for all. So, I aim to provide a non-judgemental and culturally sensitive space at all times.
Life has a way of challenging us beyond belief sometimes, especially currently. Counselling can provide a safe space to process some of these challenges. I have experience of supporting people with issues ranging from Hate Crime to Domestic Abuse. As a disabled mixed-race mother, I have been through a lot in life, even had to access counselling myself occasionally. I have an interest in counselling disabled people coming to terms with factors such as culture and race; as I do believe counselling should be made accessible for all. So, I aim to provide a non-judgemental and culturally sensitive space at all times.
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Photo of Alison Louise Doherty, Psychotherapist in DL1, England
Alison Louise Doherty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
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Photo of Andrea Sutton - Indigo Thinking Counselling, Counsellor in DL1, England
Andrea Sutton - Indigo Thinking Counselling
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, low mood or a desire to make sense of life, I am here to help. Through our therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to better understand your life experiences and the dynamics of your relationships. You will be able to develop more compassion for yourself, build greater emotional resilience, let go of past pain and bring forth your innate wisdom and strength to rediscover your authentic self.
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, low mood or a desire to make sense of life, I am here to help. Through our therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to better understand your life experiences and the dynamics of your relationships. You will be able to develop more compassion for yourself, build greater emotional resilience, let go of past pain and bring forth your innate wisdom and strength to rediscover your authentic self.
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Ryan Grey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, I will help you to bring about the change you are wanting to achieve. You may have a personal goal in mind, or you may not know exactly what it is you need from counselling yet. You may be struggling with life at the moment and finding it hard to see a way forward. You may feel lost and not have a good sense of who you are any more. You may have a long term condition that you need help with or you may have had a recent bereavement, separation or other traumatic life event. Maybe things just don't feel right. Whatever it is you need and wherever you need to get to, I am here to help you.
Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, I will help you to bring about the change you are wanting to achieve. You may have a personal goal in mind, or you may not know exactly what it is you need from counselling yet. You may be struggling with life at the moment and finding it hard to see a way forward. You may feel lost and not have a good sense of who you are any more. You may have a long term condition that you need help with or you may have had a recent bereavement, separation or other traumatic life event. Maybe things just don't feel right. Whatever it is you need and wherever you need to get to, I am here to help you.
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Photo of Claire Blackwell Counselling, Counsellor in DL1, England
Claire Blackwell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello. I am Claire and welcome to Claire Blackwell Counselling. Taking the step to seek counselling can be daunting. So with that in mind I am truly thankful you have taken to time to stop by and look at my profile.
Hello. I am Claire and welcome to Claire Blackwell Counselling. Taking the step to seek counselling can be daunting. So with that in mind I am truly thankful you have taken to time to stop by and look at my profile.
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Photo of Paula Haigh - Indigo Thinking Counselling, Counsellor in DL1, England
Paula Haigh - Indigo Thinking Counselling
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. Are you feeling out of sorts, lost, or not yourself? You may be struggling with anxiety, grief, or other emotional difficulties. Maybe you're coming to terms with a recent separation, a health condition, or another traumatic life event. Life can be challenging at times and we can find it hard to see a way forward. Pressures placed on us can be unrelenting and take their toll. These can often manifest in unrealistic expectations of oneself, leading to high stress levels and burnout. Whatever you bring I will hear you.
Hello and welcome. Are you feeling out of sorts, lost, or not yourself? You may be struggling with anxiety, grief, or other emotional difficulties. Maybe you're coming to terms with a recent separation, a health condition, or another traumatic life event. Life can be challenging at times and we can find it hard to see a way forward. Pressures placed on us can be unrelenting and take their toll. These can often manifest in unrealistic expectations of oneself, leading to high stress levels and burnout. Whatever you bring I will hear you.
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Photo of Hayley Harle - BU Therapy , Counsellor in DL1, England
Hayley Harle - BU Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to my page! After being a part of the military community for over 10 years, I was in close contact with individuals suffering with post-traumatic stress; Flashbacks and nightmares; triggers such as smells, social situations and physical sensations. These symptoms can then cause anxiety, depression, overwhelming feelings of anger and frustration, numbness, lack of sleep, relationship difficulties, substance use, isolation and sadly in some cases suicidal thoughts and attempts.. does any of these sound familiar? Then keep reading see if you think I could be the right fit for you
Hello and welcome to my page! After being a part of the military community for over 10 years, I was in close contact with individuals suffering with post-traumatic stress; Flashbacks and nightmares; triggers such as smells, social situations and physical sensations. These symptoms can then cause anxiety, depression, overwhelming feelings of anger and frustration, numbness, lack of sleep, relationship difficulties, substance use, isolation and sadly in some cases suicidal thoughts and attempts.. does any of these sound familiar? Then keep reading see if you think I could be the right fit for you
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Photo of Bishop Auckland Counselling and Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in DL1, England
Bishop Auckland Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist, which means my "eclectic" style of therapy is adaptable to the individual. The integrative approach views the client as a whole and considers many different therapy styles and approaches to find what works for the individual, and appeals most to their personality and attachment style. I view my clients as people, not jargon, and an advocate for personal autonomy. I use many techniques but specialise in Transactional Analysis.
I am a Humanistic Integrative therapist, which means my "eclectic" style of therapy is adaptable to the individual. The integrative approach views the client as a whole and considers many different therapy styles and approaches to find what works for the individual, and appeals most to their personality and attachment style. I view my clients as people, not jargon, and an advocate for personal autonomy. I use many techniques but specialise in Transactional Analysis.
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Photo of Life Pathways Counselling, Counsellor in DL1, England
Life Pathways Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer expert help for anxiety related disorders including panic attack I am able to deliver a broad range of tried and tested therapeutic techniques to alleviate your anxiety which can be triggered by various issues such as, work, health, relationships, loss to name a few. I use various approaches, CBT Solution Focused. Person Centred and added extra training in the Rewind Technique, this is useful for trauma and recurring troubled memories. EFT is a tapping technique can be useful for stress .
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer expert help for anxiety related disorders including panic attack I am able to deliver a broad range of tried and tested therapeutic techniques to alleviate your anxiety which can be triggered by various issues such as, work, health, relationships, loss to name a few. I use various approaches, CBT Solution Focused. Person Centred and added extra training in the Rewind Technique, this is useful for trauma and recurring troubled memories. EFT is a tapping technique can be useful for stress .
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Photo of Shirley Wilks, Psychotherapist in DL1, England
Shirley Wilks
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a Person Centred/Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked in the area of mental health since 2001 working with adult individuals, couples and groups. The therapeutic relationship is key and I am here to explore with you and support you in working through what might be troubling you at this time with a common goal, which is to improve your psychological mood and wellbeing. I provide clinical supervision to clinicians from trainees in placements to experienced therapists. I also work as an affiliate for EAP organisations.
I am a Person Centred/Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked in the area of mental health since 2001 working with adult individuals, couples and groups. The therapeutic relationship is key and I am here to explore with you and support you in working through what might be troubling you at this time with a common goal, which is to improve your psychological mood and wellbeing. I provide clinical supervision to clinicians from trainees in placements to experienced therapists. I also work as an affiliate for EAP organisations.
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Photo of Karena Serdecka, Psychotherapist in DL1, England
Karena Serdecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Whether working through significant change, life event or trying to manage/resolve longer term issues which prevent you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can work with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist and EMDR specialist Dip Psych & DPC (child and adolescent), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+.
Whether working through significant change, life event or trying to manage/resolve longer term issues which prevent you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can work with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist and EMDR specialist Dip Psych & DPC (child and adolescent), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+.
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Photo of JessEasonCBT, Psychotherapist in DL1, England
JessEasonCBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
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Photo of Emma Moore, Counsellor in DL1, England
Emma Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
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Photo of Eileen Moss, Counsellor in DL1, England
Eileen Moss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in DL1

30+

Average cost per session

£46

Counsellors in DL1 who prioritize treating:

97% Self Esteem
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Stress
77% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in DL1 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in DL1?

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.