Counselling in Ashford

Photo of Autism Assessment Centre, Psychologist in Ashford, England
Autism Assessment Centre
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
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Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
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Photo of Katrina Meulemans, Psychotherapist in Ashford, England
Katrina Meulemans
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN26
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to offer a bespoke intervention that is right for you in particular. Every individual is unique, so each problem requires its own specific person-centered solution. I will work closely with you to identify the positive influences in your life – what makes you tick – and develop a personalised treatment plan from there. My approaches include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to offer a bespoke intervention that is right for you in particular. Every individual is unique, so each problem requires its own specific person-centered solution. I will work closely with you to identify the positive influences in your life – what makes you tick – and develop a personalised treatment plan from there. My approaches include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction.
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Debra George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN25
I use the Person-Centred approach as a foundation for my practice, as the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is an important aspect of therapy. A trusting, non-judgemental and respectful relationship between you and your therapist is at the heart of any successful therapy. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which we can explore and talk about the difficulties or challenges you are facing.
I use the Person-Centred approach as a foundation for my practice, as the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is an important aspect of therapy. A trusting, non-judgemental and respectful relationship between you and your therapist is at the heart of any successful therapy. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which we can explore and talk about the difficulties or challenges you are facing.
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Rebecca Winterflood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN27
We live in an extremely busy world where it can feel that no one has the time for us as individuals, sometime not even ourselves; but finding our voices and actually being heard can be very powerful and rewarding. Deciding that you might need or want to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, but even just the fact that you are looking for one is that first step on your journey.
We live in an extremely busy world where it can feel that no one has the time for us as individuals, sometime not even ourselves; but finding our voices and actually being heard can be very powerful and rewarding. Deciding that you might need or want to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, but even just the fact that you are looking for one is that first step on your journey.
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Anna Sturpino
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Having a fulfilling sexual life is often what we aspire to, but anxiety, physical pain and relationship issues might make it difficult to achieve. I believe everyone has an innate ability to connect to others and to build healthy relationships. As a sex and relationship therapist, my aim is to help you find your inner resources to overcome the challenges you are coming with. Whether you need your relationship to achieve its full potential or to overcome a crisis, we will work together to identify the issues you are struggling with and support you in the areas where you feel change is needed.
Having a fulfilling sexual life is often what we aspire to, but anxiety, physical pain and relationship issues might make it difficult to achieve. I believe everyone has an innate ability to connect to others and to build healthy relationships. As a sex and relationship therapist, my aim is to help you find your inner resources to overcome the challenges you are coming with. Whether you need your relationship to achieve its full potential or to overcome a crisis, we will work together to identify the issues you are struggling with and support you in the areas where you feel change is needed.
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Jules Ward
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
I get you. I worked for many years in the corporate creative world, moving into psychotherapy using the arts specifically to work with burnout, anxiety and stress. Because I came from that background I know how important confidentially and trust is, I also believe you deserve support tailored specifically to your unique needs. That's why I work privately out of office hours. Perhaps you have a secret you can't discuss with others, maybe you want to regain your edge, be confident in you relationships, or perhaps you just want to be able to get out of bed in the morning?
I get you. I worked for many years in the corporate creative world, moving into psychotherapy using the arts specifically to work with burnout, anxiety and stress. Because I came from that background I know how important confidentially and trust is, I also believe you deserve support tailored specifically to your unique needs. That's why I work privately out of office hours. Perhaps you have a secret you can't discuss with others, maybe you want to regain your edge, be confident in you relationships, or perhaps you just want to be able to get out of bed in the morning?
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Dr Tracy King
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
You may know what your specific concerns are that you want some help with or you may simply feel stuck and dissatisfied with life. You may want to stabilise a current mental health concern or you may want to expand upon some strengths and find your purpose in life. I offer therapy and coaching that gets to the root of your concerns and helps you to rebuild your life in the way you would like it. I have trained in many different approaches over my 24 years working therapeutically. This means we can find an integration of mind, body and soul interventions to suit your needs, at a pace that works for you.
You may know what your specific concerns are that you want some help with or you may simply feel stuck and dissatisfied with life. You may want to stabilise a current mental health concern or you may want to expand upon some strengths and find your purpose in life. I offer therapy and coaching that gets to the root of your concerns and helps you to rebuild your life in the way you would like it. I have trained in many different approaches over my 24 years working therapeutically. This means we can find an integration of mind, body and soul interventions to suit your needs, at a pace that works for you.
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Hannah Jackson
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN27
Have you confidence or self esteem issues, do you suffer from depression? I love working with adults, young and old, who have goals but sometimes get stuck because of issues from the past; perhaps trauma, bullying or family issues. I can help to identify what these issues are and find ways to overcome them. Or you may be suffering from PTSD and wish to be free of the debilitating symptoms this can cause for yourself and your family. I have many tools to draw upon and a wide range of life and work experience. I can work with you to get you back on track quickly and safely so that you can lead a happier and healthier life
Have you confidence or self esteem issues, do you suffer from depression? I love working with adults, young and old, who have goals but sometimes get stuck because of issues from the past; perhaps trauma, bullying or family issues. I can help to identify what these issues are and find ways to overcome them. Or you may be suffering from PTSD and wish to be free of the debilitating symptoms this can cause for yourself and your family. I have many tools to draw upon and a wide range of life and work experience. I can work with you to get you back on track quickly and safely so that you can lead a happier and healthier life
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Photo of Neil Bedwell, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Neil Bedwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
We all experience difficult times in our lives, times when we can't make sense and feel stuck.It may be a life event such as bereavement, relationship break up or illness which has left you in need of support, or you may not be able to pinpoint what you feel is wrong. Often we have ways of coping with emotional distress that come from what happened in our childhood, and those ways of coping no longer serve us as adults. Sometimes it may feel like there are different ‘parts’ of ourselves that are in conflict with each other and this can cause us distress. By not rejecting but listening to and accepting those parts, we can change.
We all experience difficult times in our lives, times when we can't make sense and feel stuck.It may be a life event such as bereavement, relationship break up or illness which has left you in need of support, or you may not be able to pinpoint what you feel is wrong. Often we have ways of coping with emotional distress that come from what happened in our childhood, and those ways of coping no longer serve us as adults. Sometimes it may feel like there are different ‘parts’ of ourselves that are in conflict with each other and this can cause us distress. By not rejecting but listening to and accepting those parts, we can change.
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Photo of Sujatha Iyer, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Sujatha Iyer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashford TW15
I have come to counselling and psychotherapy as my second career after spending over 25 years in the corporate sector as part of the human resources function for global technology companies. My desire and ability to connect with people combined with a quest to find deeper meaning in my work led me to retrain and find my true vocation. I have navigated challenging life experiences and have grown and found peace through my own personal therapy. I’m versatile in my clinical approach, drawing from a rich theoretical foundation having trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
I have come to counselling and psychotherapy as my second career after spending over 25 years in the corporate sector as part of the human resources function for global technology companies. My desire and ability to connect with people combined with a quest to find deeper meaning in my work led me to retrain and find my true vocation. I have navigated challenging life experiences and have grown and found peace through my own personal therapy. I’m versatile in my clinical approach, drawing from a rich theoretical foundation having trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
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Photo of Leila Drake, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Leila Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN24
Hello, my name is Leila and I work with adults, couples and young people to explore and make sense of their issues, with a warm, empathic and non judgmental approach. My aim is to put you, the client at the heart of what I do. If you are experiencing distressing emotions or circumstances, I can help by providing a private and safe space, where we can explore your difficulties in a way that can enable positive change. I am very much on this journey with you, and I strive to really understand what you are experiencing, so that we can make sense of it together.
Hello, my name is Leila and I work with adults, couples and young people to explore and make sense of their issues, with a warm, empathic and non judgmental approach. My aim is to put you, the client at the heart of what I do. If you are experiencing distressing emotions or circumstances, I can help by providing a private and safe space, where we can explore your difficulties in a way that can enable positive change. I am very much on this journey with you, and I strive to really understand what you are experiencing, so that we can make sense of it together.
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Albert jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN27
My name is Ali Jones and I am a psychotherapist and supervisor. I hold multiple accreditations with different professional bodies, as both a supervisor and psychotherapist, including BABCP, BACP and UKCP. I work with adults and young people (teenagers onwards) and I provide supervision and consultative support to Psychological Therapists and other professionals. I offer appointments in my office in Egerton (TN27) and offer on-line sessions.I have over thirty years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked for over 20 years within the NHS in a Secondary Care Psychology team as the Principal Psychotherapist and Operational lead.
My name is Ali Jones and I am a psychotherapist and supervisor. I hold multiple accreditations with different professional bodies, as both a supervisor and psychotherapist, including BABCP, BACP and UKCP. I work with adults and young people (teenagers onwards) and I provide supervision and consultative support to Psychological Therapists and other professionals. I offer appointments in my office in Egerton (TN27) and offer on-line sessions.I have over thirty years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked for over 20 years within the NHS in a Secondary Care Psychology team as the Principal Psychotherapist and Operational lead.
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Photo of Mathew Roderick, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Mathew Roderick
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN27  (Online Only)
If you feel you want to change your life but aren't sure where to start, I can help. I've dedicated my life to helping others. As a counsellor I use my skills to help you improve your well-being and optimise your mental health. I will create an environment where you feel safe and encouraged to be the best version of yourself. So much so that I can also use my skills as a personal trainer to help you improve your physical health if you wish.
If you feel you want to change your life but aren't sure where to start, I can help. I've dedicated my life to helping others. As a counsellor I use my skills to help you improve your well-being and optimise your mental health. I will create an environment where you feel safe and encouraged to be the best version of yourself. So much so that I can also use my skills as a personal trainer to help you improve your physical health if you wish.
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Alys Hernandez
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN24
My main aim in counselling is to provide you with a safe, warm and private space to talk and be heard non-judgmentally and with compassion. I believe in working collaborative to understand how we have come to perceive our experiences of the world and the effect this has had upon us. All experiences are valid and our responses to these are understandable. Talking therapy can help to bring about a level of awareness, understanding, and often an opportunity to challenge how we perceive and/ or respond to these experiences if we would wish to.
My main aim in counselling is to provide you with a safe, warm and private space to talk and be heard non-judgmentally and with compassion. I believe in working collaborative to understand how we have come to perceive our experiences of the world and the effect this has had upon us. All experiences are valid and our responses to these are understandable. Talking therapy can help to bring about a level of awareness, understanding, and often an opportunity to challenge how we perceive and/ or respond to these experiences if we would wish to.
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Photo of Anna Honeysett, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Anna Honeysett
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN24
Hello. Firstly I would like to say well done for starting the process of asking for help, it takes great courage to make that step towards change. We all have difficulties in life and sometimes we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends and to work through issues with someone impartial. I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the hope that you will be able to live your life more fully. Counselling is not a magic wand but in my experience it can give you insight into who you really are and promote personal freedom.
Hello. Firstly I would like to say well done for starting the process of asking for help, it takes great courage to make that step towards change. We all have difficulties in life and sometimes we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends and to work through issues with someone impartial. I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the hope that you will be able to live your life more fully. Counselling is not a magic wand but in my experience it can give you insight into who you really are and promote personal freedom.
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Photo of J L Hardy Counselling, Counsellor in Ashford, England
J L Hardy Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
I want to offer you a safe and supportive space. I know what it is like not to be understood or to have feelings and thoughts that are too difficult to voice. I will help you to explore your true feelings and together we will find choices specific to you that lead to positive change. If you are dealing with an overwhelming situation, feeling stuck or battling negative emotions, we can work together to help you find a way forward. You will find yourself having the space and quiet to slow things down and I will be alongside you supporting you.
I want to offer you a safe and supportive space. I know what it is like not to be understood or to have feelings and thoughts that are too difficult to voice. I will help you to explore your true feelings and together we will find choices specific to you that lead to positive change. If you are dealing with an overwhelming situation, feeling stuck or battling negative emotions, we can work together to help you find a way forward. You will find yourself having the space and quiet to slow things down and I will be alongside you supporting you.
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Photo of Jacqueline Jones, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Jacqueline Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
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Photo of Talkroom counselling, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Talkroom counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
You may be my new client, you will probably reached a crossroads in your life's journey which may have hampered your progress. You are keen to find out how to proceed and be ready, willing and keen to work with an experienced and fully qualified counsellor to help you to clear your way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
You may be my new client, you will probably reached a crossroads in your life's journey which may have hampered your progress. You are keen to find out how to proceed and be ready, willing and keen to work with an experienced and fully qualified counsellor to help you to clear your way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Alison Ebanks Counselling, Counsellor in Ashford, England
Alison Ebanks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN23
Hello I'm Alison.  I work with individuals and couples. Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.
Hello I'm Alison.  I work with individuals and couples. Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ashford

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Ashford who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
71% Coping Skills
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
53% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ashford see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ashford?

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.