Counselling in Ashton-under-Lyne

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Genesis Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6
I'm a fully qualified Integrative Therapist, registered with the BACP. I specialise in one to one adult therapy. I offer a safe space for the individual to learn about themselves, explore past and current issues and promote positive change
I'm a fully qualified Integrative Therapist, registered with the BACP. I specialise in one to one adult therapy. I offer a safe space for the individual to learn about themselves, explore past and current issues and promote positive change
0161 524 8437 View 0161 524 8437
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Jon Astbury
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Taking the step to talk to a Counsellor can be a daunting prospect but the experience of speaking to someone who doesn't criticise or judge or have their own agenda can be powerful, freeing and sometimes life-changing. My commitment is to value and understand your world as you see it and be a skilled companion in exploring the issues you raise in depth. I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist and mental health worker having worked in the NHS, crisis services, the third sector and as an independent practitioner. I am a registered and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred).
Taking the step to talk to a Counsellor can be a daunting prospect but the experience of speaking to someone who doesn't criticise or judge or have their own agenda can be powerful, freeing and sometimes life-changing. My commitment is to value and understand your world as you see it and be a skilled companion in exploring the issues you raise in depth. I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist and mental health worker having worked in the NHS, crisis services, the third sector and as an independent practitioner. I am a registered and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred).
0161 850 6871 View 0161 850 6871
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Cornetta Williams Walker Msc Mbacp. Ap
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL7
Hello, my name is Cornetta and I am the mother of an adult child. I grew up in a difficult home environment and experienced ACE. I am often asked why have I been able to stay centred and grounded. I laugh and say “I have made lots of mistakes and I am human!’ Reflecting on this, I feel it’s my ability to listen, learn, and reflect but most of all to look at my life with compassion, acceptance, openness, and love. If you feel I can be of service and help please contact me and read some more. I am an integrative addiction therapist and psychotherapist. As a result of working in different settings,
Hello, my name is Cornetta and I am the mother of an adult child. I grew up in a difficult home environment and experienced ACE. I am often asked why have I been able to stay centred and grounded. I laugh and say “I have made lots of mistakes and I am human!’ Reflecting on this, I feel it’s my ability to listen, learn, and reflect but most of all to look at my life with compassion, acceptance, openness, and love. If you feel I can be of service and help please contact me and read some more. I am an integrative addiction therapist and psychotherapist. As a result of working in different settings,
07380 316330 View 07380 316330
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Pam Arland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5  (Online Only)
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
0161 524 1741 View 0161 524 1741
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Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
0161 519 0736 View 0161 519 0736
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The Therapy Hive with Lisa
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL7
Not accepting new clients
Situations such as a new job, new baby, new partner, relationship breakdown, Divorce, Childhood Trauma, infidelity, health problems, bereavement or situations of loss can be hard to deal with. They can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depression. I can offer a space for you to talk about your feelings, fears and difficulties without having to worry about the impact your friends and family. This can help support and offer new opportunities to feel unburdened and move forward.
Situations such as a new job, new baby, new partner, relationship breakdown, Divorce, Childhood Trauma, infidelity, health problems, bereavement or situations of loss can be hard to deal with. They can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depression. I can offer a space for you to talk about your feelings, fears and difficulties without having to worry about the impact your friends and family. This can help support and offer new opportunities to feel unburdened and move forward.
0161 524 1494 View 0161 524 1494
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
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Kim Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
01457 600887 View 01457 600887
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Healing Hearts Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
07507 176923 View 07507 176923
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Huddersfield Holistic Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
01484 959726 View 01484 959726
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Julie Embrey-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5
Are you struggling right now? Maybe with panic, fear, general anxiety? Maybe your teenager is having difficulties. Are you struggling with Domestic Abuse? Would you like to explore the root of your problems and be in a better place? If so, I may be the counsellor you are looking for. Sometimes in life we all struggle, and it is important to recognise this and seek some self-care. Life for a teenager can be particularly difficult but an area I have worked in for 35 years. Counselling can seem like a very daunting experience and leave you wondering what to expect, what counselling could do for you or whether this will help you.
Are you struggling right now? Maybe with panic, fear, general anxiety? Maybe your teenager is having difficulties. Are you struggling with Domestic Abuse? Would you like to explore the root of your problems and be in a better place? If so, I may be the counsellor you are looking for. Sometimes in life we all struggle, and it is important to recognise this and seek some self-care. Life for a teenager can be particularly difficult but an area I have worked in for 35 years. Counselling can seem like a very daunting experience and leave you wondering what to expect, what counselling could do for you or whether this will help you.
01457 604898 View 01457 604898
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Humanistic and multiple Evidence-based techniques, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually online. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Humanistic and multiple Evidence-based techniques, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually online. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
01663 790112 View 01663 790112

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Lauren Higgins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stalybridge SK15
I understand that it can be scary to take the initial step in asking for help or booking a first counselling session, but if you are reading this, then you have begun to take that first step.
I understand that it can be scary to take the initial step in asking for help or booking a first counselling session, but if you are reading this, then you have begun to take that first step.
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Forever growing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stalybridge SK15
Hi, I'm Vicky to begin I’d like to acknowledge how difficult it can be making that first step to recognising you may need some support. It takes courage to admit you may need a helping hand, or someone to help bear that heavy weight you may be carrying. Something I believe most of us need at some point in our lives. It can be difficult to turn to those closest to us for fear we may be judged or not truly listened to. So, I offer a safe confidential space for you to be heard, and to explore the issues that may be troubling you, in a non-judgemental way. Somewhere you can lead at your own pace.
Hi, I'm Vicky to begin I’d like to acknowledge how difficult it can be making that first step to recognising you may need some support. It takes courage to admit you may need a helping hand, or someone to help bear that heavy weight you may be carrying. Something I believe most of us need at some point in our lives. It can be difficult to turn to those closest to us for fear we may be judged or not truly listened to. So, I offer a safe confidential space for you to be heard, and to explore the issues that may be troubling you, in a non-judgemental way. Somewhere you can lead at your own pace.
01457 604906 View 01457 604906
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Virginia Vaccaro
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Droylsden M43
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
0161 524 7479 View 0161 524 7479
Photo of Daisy Samantha Dixon, Psychotherapist in Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Daisy Samantha Dixon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Dukinfield SK16
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
01942 925346 View 01942 925346
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Rachael Gaynon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dukinfield SK16
Hello and welcome to Sana Te Psychotherapy. I’m Rachael and I welcome you to my page. Here is a little about me and my practice. I have worked for more than 25 years within university education, and more recently within front line services and a local hospice. These experiences have allowed me to deeply understand the impact trauma and emotional experiences can have on your everyday life. I am passionate about how strong the healing process can be when the right relationship qualities, approach and care are offered to you. I am also a qualified Menopause practitioner and am passionate about supporting women around this.
Hello and welcome to Sana Te Psychotherapy. I’m Rachael and I welcome you to my page. Here is a little about me and my practice. I have worked for more than 25 years within university education, and more recently within front line services and a local hospice. These experiences have allowed me to deeply understand the impact trauma and emotional experiences can have on your everyday life. I am passionate about how strong the healing process can be when the right relationship qualities, approach and care are offered to you. I am also a qualified Menopause practitioner and am passionate about supporting women around this.
0161 524 3006 View 0161 524 3006
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Healing with Jade
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Springhead OL4
Hello I'm Jade. I'm here to provide you with compassionate and client-focused support for your emotional well-being. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, so you can achieve personal growth and healing. How can counselling help you? Having counselling can help you to achieve a peaceful mind, help to manage stress, navigate challenges in your life and gain an insight into your emotion and experiences.
Hello I'm Jade. I'm here to provide you with compassionate and client-focused support for your emotional well-being. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, so you can achieve personal growth and healing. How can counselling help you? Having counselling can help you to achieve a peaceful mind, help to manage stress, navigate challenges in your life and gain an insight into your emotion and experiences.
01706 619838 View 01706 619838
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Alexia Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dukinfield SK16
If you’re at a point in your life where you’re struggling, feeling low, anxious, or alone with your problems, I would genuinely like to listen, understand and help you find a way forward. It is not always easy to speak to those closest to us, especially if worried about how they might respond. You don’t need to be alone with your thoughts, feelings, or issues anymore. I will listen with compassion and really hear what it is like for you and work with you to help you see a way forward.
If you’re at a point in your life where you’re struggling, feeling low, anxious, or alone with your problems, I would genuinely like to listen, understand and help you find a way forward. It is not always easy to speak to those closest to us, especially if worried about how they might respond. You don’t need to be alone with your thoughts, feelings, or issues anymore. I will listen with compassion and really hear what it is like for you and work with you to help you see a way forward.
01663 797419 View 01663 797419
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Care for me Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL4
I am an experienced MBACP Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, I offer private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events. I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work with integrity with people from different social background, I am culturally sensitive.
I am an experienced MBACP Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, I offer private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events. I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work with integrity with people from different social background, I am culturally sensitive.
07449 850608 View 07449 850608

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ashton-under-Lyne

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Ashton-under-Lyne who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
92% Divorce
92% Stress
83% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% WPA
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ashton-under-Lyne see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ashton-under-Lyne?

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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.