Counselling in EC3V

Photo of Ana Maria Santos Castro, Counsellor in EC3V, England
Ana Maria Santos Castro
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
London EC3V
Hello & Welcome! If you are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Taking the step to seek professional help can be a big step to take, as it requires you to make some changes. By reaching out beyond your immediate circle, you have already shown great courage. It's important to find a qualified, skilled, experienced, and accredited practitioner. Equally important is finding someone you can connect with, who listens with genuine understanding and empathy. Based on my experience, these are the catalysts for change that I offer my clients.
Hello & Welcome! If you are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Taking the step to seek professional help can be a big step to take, as it requires you to make some changes. By reaching out beyond your immediate circle, you have already shown great courage. It's important to find a qualified, skilled, experienced, and accredited practitioner. Equally important is finding someone you can connect with, who listens with genuine understanding and empathy. Based on my experience, these are the catalysts for change that I offer my clients.
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Ana Castro
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
London EC3V
Hello & Welcome! If you are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Taking the step to seek professional help can be a big step to take, as it requires you to make some changes. By reaching out beyond your immediate circle, you have already shown great courage. It's important to find a qualified, skilled, experienced, and accredited practitioner. Equally important is finding someone you can connect with, who listens with genuine understanding and empathy. Based on my experience, these are the catalysts for change that I offer my clients.
Hello & Welcome! If you are looking for support with mental health issues or feelings of increased stress and frustration, I am here to help. Taking the step to seek professional help can be a big step to take, as it requires you to make some changes. By reaching out beyond your immediate circle, you have already shown great courage. It's important to find a qualified, skilled, experienced, and accredited practitioner. Equally important is finding someone you can connect with, who listens with genuine understanding and empathy. Based on my experience, these are the catalysts for change that I offer my clients.
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Emma Hulse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London EC3V
Many people come to therapy with a sense that something in their life needs to change. For some, the journey from ‘understanding’ to ‘changing’ can be challenging, but possible. For others, the changes that we want are unattainable or overwhelming and so the focus may be on finding ways to live creatively within these limitations that still allows a full life. Accepting ourselves for who we are - perhaps letting go of a requirement to change for others – can be just as powerful. Therapy offers a space where we can take a break from the demands of our regular lives, to slow things down and begin to make some sense of our feelings.
Many people come to therapy with a sense that something in their life needs to change. For some, the journey from ‘understanding’ to ‘changing’ can be challenging, but possible. For others, the changes that we want are unattainable or overwhelming and so the focus may be on finding ways to live creatively within these limitations that still allows a full life. Accepting ourselves for who we are - perhaps letting go of a requirement to change for others – can be just as powerful. Therapy offers a space where we can take a break from the demands of our regular lives, to slow things down and begin to make some sense of our feelings.
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Photo of Joanna Wajszczuk, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Joanna Wajszczuk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London EC3V
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
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Photo of Collin Siemer, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Collin Siemer
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London EC3V
In my practice, I create a warm, nurturing, and confidential environment where you can openly explore how you became who you are and grow to understand yourself better. I am committed to maintaining an unwavering sense of respect, empathy, and non-judgment, ensuring that you feel heard and understood.
In my practice, I create a warm, nurturing, and confidential environment where you can openly explore how you became who you are and grow to understand yourself better. I am committed to maintaining an unwavering sense of respect, empathy, and non-judgment, ensuring that you feel heard and understood.
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Photo of Dr Christopher McCormack, Psychologist in EC3V, England
Dr Christopher McCormack
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC3V
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
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Photo of Laura Drane, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Laura Drane
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
London EC3V
Do you suffer with addictive and self-sabotaging behaviours? Keep repeating destructive patterns? Need help to stop addictive and compulsive actions? You may have a history of staying in and returning to unfulfilling relationships. You may suspect that you suffer with codependence, love addiction, or an addiction to sex and pornography. I can help you uncover answers. I provide a compassionate and straightforward approach to therapy. Together we will explore your current circumstances and look for the reasons behind them. Then we will work towards a solution.
Do you suffer with addictive and self-sabotaging behaviours? Keep repeating destructive patterns? Need help to stop addictive and compulsive actions? You may have a history of staying in and returning to unfulfilling relationships. You may suspect that you suffer with codependence, love addiction, or an addiction to sex and pornography. I can help you uncover answers. I provide a compassionate and straightforward approach to therapy. Together we will explore your current circumstances and look for the reasons behind them. Then we will work towards a solution.
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Photo of Dr Sasha Somasekar, Psychologist in EC3V, England
Dr Sasha Somasekar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London EC3V
Life can present us with challenges we may struggle to cope with, leaving us feeling lost and unable to engage with life in the way we want to. Therapy can provide a source of support that helps you learn more about yourself and your difficulties, increase your self awareness, and feel more empowered.
Life can present us with challenges we may struggle to cope with, leaving us feeling lost and unable to engage with life in the way we want to. Therapy can provide a source of support that helps you learn more about yourself and your difficulties, increase your self awareness, and feel more empowered.
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Photo of Nicola Moore, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Nicola Moore
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London EC3V
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with adults in both private practice and the NHS. Although I have a practice in London I am currently working entirely via VC and able to take on new clients. I work largely in the psychodynamic model but always remain flexible to offer the best possible help. I encourage open-ended therapy for the most opportunity for change, growth, and support but also I am happy to offer time-limited/short-term therapy if that is what might suit you better. I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers should you wish to apply via them. Please see my website for more details
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with adults in both private practice and the NHS. Although I have a practice in London I am currently working entirely via VC and able to take on new clients. I work largely in the psychodynamic model but always remain flexible to offer the best possible help. I encourage open-ended therapy for the most opportunity for change, growth, and support but also I am happy to offer time-limited/short-term therapy if that is what might suit you better. I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers should you wish to apply via them. Please see my website for more details
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Photo of Brieanne Doyle, Counsellor in EC3V, England
Brieanne Doyle
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC3V
As a high achiever you are used to success. You work hard, you enjoy work and you have meaningful relationships, but something is missing. You've tried all manner of ways to fill this gap - working more, working harder, prioritising your personal life, your health, your relationships - but it never quite fits. You wonder how you can achieve at work, but not in other areas of your life? Will it always be this exhausting? What if you could ditch the hustle and find a different way to show up in your life, your work, your relationships?
As a high achiever you are used to success. You work hard, you enjoy work and you have meaningful relationships, but something is missing. You've tried all manner of ways to fill this gap - working more, working harder, prioritising your personal life, your health, your relationships - but it never quite fits. You wonder how you can achieve at work, but not in other areas of your life? Will it always be this exhausting? What if you could ditch the hustle and find a different way to show up in your life, your work, your relationships?
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Photo of Ruth M Shelley, Psychologist in EC3V, England
Ruth M Shelley
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London EC3V
You don’t have to suffer alone. In fact, exploring together, we are likely to find sense and meaning in any suffering as well as signs of your unique self and your potential to live a more fulfilling life. ‘Personal Consultancy’ is the official label for the way I work, combining the best of the main talking cures (counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching). I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society, with almost 30 years of experience.
You don’t have to suffer alone. In fact, exploring together, we are likely to find sense and meaning in any suffering as well as signs of your unique self and your potential to live a more fulfilling life. ‘Personal Consultancy’ is the official label for the way I work, combining the best of the main talking cures (counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching). I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society, with almost 30 years of experience.
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Photo of Emmanuelle Smith, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Emmanuelle Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
London EC3V
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience working with clients on a wide range of issues, and an empathetic, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. Alongside my private practice, I have two years experience in the NHS, working as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in secondary care, with South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM). I was formerly a secondary school teacher and journalist.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience working with clients on a wide range of issues, and an empathetic, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. Alongside my private practice, I have two years experience in the NHS, working as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in secondary care, with South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM). I was formerly a secondary school teacher and journalist.
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Photo of Henry Sweeting, Counsellor in EC3V, England
Henry Sweeting
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London EC3V
I help people deal with anxiety or depression by looking at how past events and relationships have an effect on the present. You may be able to point to a specific reason for why you want to start counselling, or you may have a sense that things do not feel right without being able to put your finger on why. This feeling could have developed recently, or may have been with you a long time, it may come and go, or it may feel as if it never ends. Making the decision to start counselling can elicit feelings from fear to excitement, from anxiety to relief, and may even be all of those things at the same time.
I help people deal with anxiety or depression by looking at how past events and relationships have an effect on the present. You may be able to point to a specific reason for why you want to start counselling, or you may have a sense that things do not feel right without being able to put your finger on why. This feeling could have developed recently, or may have been with you a long time, it may come and go, or it may feel as if it never ends. Making the decision to start counselling can elicit feelings from fear to excitement, from anxiety to relief, and may even be all of those things at the same time.
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Photo of Martyn Bignold, Psychologist in EC3V, England
Martyn Bignold
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London EC3V
As a doctor of psychology, I provide a safe space where you can explore what is troubling you and start to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. I offer short-term and long-term therapy, using psychological models with a proven track record, to address anxiety, low mood, relationship issues, workplace stresses, addictions, trauma and grief. Ultimately, our goal may be for you to become your own therapist. After all, you know the client better than anyone.
As a doctor of psychology, I provide a safe space where you can explore what is troubling you and start to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. I offer short-term and long-term therapy, using psychological models with a proven track record, to address anxiety, low mood, relationship issues, workplace stresses, addictions, trauma and grief. Ultimately, our goal may be for you to become your own therapist. After all, you know the client better than anyone.
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Photo of Ania Dyczkowska, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Ania Dyczkowska
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC3V
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 15 years experience in the field and working in Central London and City of London. I offer short and long term therapy to adult individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. My aim is to support clients going through change and transition in their life to find a greater meaning and fulfilment personally and professionally. I work with relationships difficulty, career related problems, anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, family issues, bereavement and loss, childhood trauma, self confidence and self esteem, life crisis and transitions, and addictive patterns.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 15 years experience in the field and working in Central London and City of London. I offer short and long term therapy to adult individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. My aim is to support clients going through change and transition in their life to find a greater meaning and fulfilment personally and professionally. I work with relationships difficulty, career related problems, anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, family issues, bereavement and loss, childhood trauma, self confidence and self esteem, life crisis and transitions, and addictive patterns.
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Counselling Therapy London
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
London EC3V
Do you feel you want to change something in your life? Or perhaps you just need to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space? Do you feel disconnected or distant in your relationships? Or perhaps you have been affected by an external factor that you’re having difficulty coming to terms with? Therapy will offer you the opportunity to re-establish some balance in your world by helping you make sense of things or understand them better.  Engaging in therapy, gives you the opportunity to find some inner peace with yourself and work towards being a better and happier version of yourself.
Do you feel you want to change something in your life? Or perhaps you just need to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space? Do you feel disconnected or distant in your relationships? Or perhaps you have been affected by an external factor that you’re having difficulty coming to terms with? Therapy will offer you the opportunity to re-establish some balance in your world by helping you make sense of things or understand them better.  Engaging in therapy, gives you the opportunity to find some inner peace with yourself and work towards being a better and happier version of yourself.
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Photo of Nicoleta Popa, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Nicoleta Popa
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London EC3V
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and I work with depression, early relational trauma, relationship difficulties, abuse, attachment issues, low self-esteem, life transitions and bereavement. I firmly believe in the power of human connection and that fostering a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for healing and personal growth, while also understanding that true transformation often requires stepping out of the comfort zones to embrace challenges. I aim to create a dynamic and empowering therapeutic experience, a space for both vulnerability and exploration.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and I work with depression, early relational trauma, relationship difficulties, abuse, attachment issues, low self-esteem, life transitions and bereavement. I firmly believe in the power of human connection and that fostering a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for healing and personal growth, while also understanding that true transformation often requires stepping out of the comfort zones to embrace challenges. I aim to create a dynamic and empowering therapeutic experience, a space for both vulnerability and exploration.
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Photo of Pat Capel, Psychotherapist in EC3V, England
Pat Capel
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
London EC3V
Are you or your loved ones struggling with difficulties like depression, anxiety or trauma? Tricky relationships or situations at work or at home can cause stress and anxiety. For your children, the difficulties could be about school and university. I enjoy working with adults and young people who are finding life a little tricky. My 30 year career in the classroom means I understand adolescents and their difficulties. My aim is to help you identify the areas that are difficult and then to find strategies and solutions to overcome these.
Are you or your loved ones struggling with difficulties like depression, anxiety or trauma? Tricky relationships or situations at work or at home can cause stress and anxiety. For your children, the difficulties could be about school and university. I enjoy working with adults and young people who are finding life a little tricky. My 30 year career in the classroom means I understand adolescents and their difficulties. My aim is to help you identify the areas that are difficult and then to find strategies and solutions to overcome these.
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Photo of Maya von Spreckelsen, Psychologist in EC3V, England
Maya von Spreckelsen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London EC3V
I am an HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have diverse and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults (and their families) with complex and enduring mental, neurological and physical health difficulties. I have worked in NHS hospital in-patient and out-patient services, GP practice based mental health services and secondary care mental health services. I have also worked in community mental health teams, counselling services offering long term counselling and psychotherapy and occupational health services offering short term counselling and psychotherapy.
I am an HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have diverse and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults (and their families) with complex and enduring mental, neurological and physical health difficulties. I have worked in NHS hospital in-patient and out-patient services, GP practice based mental health services and secondary care mental health services. I have also worked in community mental health teams, counselling services offering long term counselling and psychotherapy and occupational health services offering short term counselling and psychotherapy.
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Photo of Lara Arthur, Counsellor in EC3V, England
Lara Arthur
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London EC3V
People can sometimes think of therapy as a sign of weakness, when really it’s a sign of courage and strength. Therapy means not having to face your issues alone. It also offers the opportunity for exploration and insight, empowering you to understand yourself better and make long-lasting change. I provide a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come as you are, and together we can think about and make sense of whatever’s troubling you. I work with a range of issues including: anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, cultural difficulties, compulsive behaviours, bereavement and self-harm.
People can sometimes think of therapy as a sign of weakness, when really it’s a sign of courage and strength. Therapy means not having to face your issues alone. It also offers the opportunity for exploration and insight, empowering you to understand yourself better and make long-lasting change. I provide a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come as you are, and together we can think about and make sense of whatever’s troubling you. I work with a range of issues including: anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, cultural difficulties, compulsive behaviours, bereavement and self-harm.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC3V

40+

Average cost per session

£90

Counsellors in EC3V who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
93% Relationship Issues
90% Self Esteem
86% Stress
79% Bereavement
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Vitality
57% Aviva
48% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in EC3V see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EC3V?

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.