Counselling in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
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Matthew Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3
Taking the first step towards seeking help is a courageous decision. If you believe that I can be the right counsellor for you or your loved one, please don't hesitate to reach out. Whatever your situation, I will aim to understand, empathise and help you through these problems. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and non-judgment, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace in a safe and encouraging environment.
Taking the first step towards seeking help is a courageous decision. If you believe that I can be the right counsellor for you or your loved one, please don't hesitate to reach out. Whatever your situation, I will aim to understand, empathise and help you through these problems. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and non-judgment, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace in a safe and encouraging environment.
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Dr. Mihill AT Clear Mind Psychology Center
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3
I am Dr. Mihill. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychotherapist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychotherapist , I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Psy.D. in Counselling Psychology. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services.
I am Dr. Mihill. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychotherapist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychotherapist , I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Psy.D. in Counselling Psychology. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services.
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Alexandra Groves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
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Nour El Masry
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1
You may be looking here because you are dealing with upsetting or challenging feelings and experiences, feeling overwhelmed, or having troubles in your relationships. If so, psychotherapy could help you. In the psychotherapy sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled-up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
You may be looking here because you are dealing with upsetting or challenging feelings and experiences, feeling overwhelmed, or having troubles in your relationships. If so, psychotherapy could help you. In the psychotherapy sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled-up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
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Nadine Wilson
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
I warmly welcome you to my page. You have taken a courageous first step towards improving your life satisfaction. I know that sometimes our sense of direction and ways of coping in life can get a little out of sync and even friends or loved ones seem absent or unable to help. Sometimes they're part of the problems we are dealing with. Whether you're seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help.
I warmly welcome you to my page. You have taken a courageous first step towards improving your life satisfaction. I know that sometimes our sense of direction and ways of coping in life can get a little out of sync and even friends or loved ones seem absent or unable to help. Sometimes they're part of the problems we are dealing with. Whether you're seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help.
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Dr Victoria Uwannah
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
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Plug-in Therapy - Rajie Sokhi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
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Inner Healing Psychotherapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life, or have experienced a form of trauma in the past, Inner Healing Psychotherapy Clinic is here to help you regain your life. I believe every individual has the right to live a happy and fulfilling life - so if anxieties, worries, or unresolved issues are holding you back, I can offer a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for you to begin to unpick your difficulties and live the life you deserve and want.
If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life, or have experienced a form of trauma in the past, Inner Healing Psychotherapy Clinic is here to help you regain your life. I believe every individual has the right to live a happy and fulfilling life - so if anxieties, worries, or unresolved issues are holding you back, I can offer a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for you to begin to unpick your difficulties and live the life you deserve and want.
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Dr Ed Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1
Hi there! I specialise in working with complex emotional needs using a range of evidence based therapies. My clients have often experienced a range of adverse experiences such as trauma, neglect or emotional abuse and may be experiencing depression, anxiety, low self worth, intense emotionality or difficulty in relationships. I see people for both longer term and time limited therapy. I work well with people who experience shame around their issues or experiences, who are anxious about therapy or who have found previous therapy unhelpful. I also provide supervision and training to other psychologists and institutions.
Hi there! I specialise in working with complex emotional needs using a range of evidence based therapies. My clients have often experienced a range of adverse experiences such as trauma, neglect or emotional abuse and may be experiencing depression, anxiety, low self worth, intense emotionality or difficulty in relationships. I see people for both longer term and time limited therapy. I work well with people who experience shame around their issues or experiences, who are anxious about therapy or who have found previous therapy unhelpful. I also provide supervision and training to other psychologists and institutions.
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Dr Kavita Bhalla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Hello, and a warm welcome. I am a HCPC registered Health Psychologist with over 10 years of experience of working in physical and mental health settings. I currently work within the NHS as a Health Psychologist offering psychological therapy and in private practice. I specialise in the assessment and treatment of adults with a range of physical (long term health condition), psychological and emotional difficulties including (e.g anxiety, depression, confidence/self esteem issues).
Hello, and a warm welcome. I am a HCPC registered Health Psychologist with over 10 years of experience of working in physical and mental health settings. I currently work within the NHS as a Health Psychologist offering psychological therapy and in private practice. I specialise in the assessment and treatment of adults with a range of physical (long term health condition), psychological and emotional difficulties including (e.g anxiety, depression, confidence/self esteem issues).
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Eshmit Kaur
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Going to therapy can be hard; having to share inner conflicts and pain can feel exposing, yet liberating. My purpose is to create an empowering environment with you for these vulnerabilities to be safely shared. At EK Therapy, my aim is to reduce barriers of access for individuals and communities that feel like care systems have not fully understood their needs. Embedded in Sikh Ethos, I value honesty, non-judgement and universal truth. “EK” in Gurmukhi means “One.” Integration of the Soul, Mind and Body means we’re able to reach a more fulfilled state and way of living.
Going to therapy can be hard; having to share inner conflicts and pain can feel exposing, yet liberating. My purpose is to create an empowering environment with you for these vulnerabilities to be safely shared. At EK Therapy, my aim is to reduce barriers of access for individuals and communities that feel like care systems have not fully understood their needs. Embedded in Sikh Ethos, I value honesty, non-judgement and universal truth. “EK” in Gurmukhi means “One.” Integration of the Soul, Mind and Body means we’re able to reach a more fulfilled state and way of living.
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Photo of Dr Elaine Catherine Frawley, Psychologist in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England
Dr Elaine Catherine Frawley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1
I offer therapy to adults and young people who are struggling with psychological distress and/or mental health issues. I work with individuals who wish to increase their understanding and awareness of themselves in order to progress in any aspect of their lives. I have the clinical expertise to work with a variety of difficulties and I use a variety of therapeutic models and approaches to facilitate this. I currently work as a Principal Psychologist for the NHS.
I offer therapy to adults and young people who are struggling with psychological distress and/or mental health issues. I work with individuals who wish to increase their understanding and awareness of themselves in order to progress in any aspect of their lives. I have the clinical expertise to work with a variety of difficulties and I use a variety of therapeutic models and approaches to facilitate this. I currently work as a Principal Psychologist for the NHS.
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Openforwards
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
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Harvey Lidstone-Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
020 3958 4304 View 020 3958 4304
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Charly Pennicott-Henry - CPH Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18
Hello, how are you really feeling? Anxious? Stressed? Distraught? Concerned? Pondered? Or just not your usual self? Do you question your future relationship with yourself or others? Perhaps you find it hard to say no, and always prioritise others needs and wants, ignoring your own. Maybe assumptions and perceived ideas has become the default way of communicating, or have you checked out and decided saying nothing is best? So many questions, issues and challenges, that we all think and feel at times with a different level of intensity, that needs a safe space where you can reflect and explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviour.
Hello, how are you really feeling? Anxious? Stressed? Distraught? Concerned? Pondered? Or just not your usual self? Do you question your future relationship with yourself or others? Perhaps you find it hard to say no, and always prioritise others needs and wants, ignoring your own. Maybe assumptions and perceived ideas has become the default way of communicating, or have you checked out and decided saying nothing is best? So many questions, issues and challenges, that we all think and feel at times with a different level of intensity, that needs a safe space where you can reflect and explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviour.
0121 387 9705 View 0121 387 9705
Photo of Dunya Sullivan- Eating Disorders, Psychotherapist in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England
Dunya Sullivan- Eating Disorders
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and a TA psychotherapist (transactional analysis). I work with a variety of psychological challenges but I am specialized in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder). The individuals I work with often come to therapy having tried many behavioral interventions that brought little change (being more disciplined with their diet, exercising more/less, creating plans etc.).
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and a TA psychotherapist (transactional analysis). I work with a variety of psychological challenges but I am specialized in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder). The individuals I work with often come to therapy having tried many behavioral interventions that brought little change (being more disciplined with their diet, exercising more/less, creating plans etc.).
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Kinder Sandhu
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3
My caring nature and my ability to listen to other's and their struggles was always a beautiful skill that I developed. Life is a colourful rollercoaster and as we move through our time, experiences, people and our health play a part in how we feel about our self. The impact of these experiences create a negative feeling, thought and actions and we lose all value for our own way of being to the point we no longer recognise who we are, creating depression, anxiety and negative thoughts.
My caring nature and my ability to listen to other's and their struggles was always a beautiful skill that I developed. Life is a colourful rollercoaster and as we move through our time, experiences, people and our health play a part in how we feel about our self. The impact of these experiences create a negative feeling, thought and actions and we lose all value for our own way of being to the point we no longer recognise who we are, creating depression, anxiety and negative thoughts.
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Paul Lowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3
Working as a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and your guide; I am experienced in approaching each client individually, this includes drawing on CBT, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Creativity and Imagery techniques with which I am able to create a flexible and individually blended therapy plan.
Working as a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and your guide; I am experienced in approaching each client individually, this includes drawing on CBT, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Creativity and Imagery techniques with which I am able to create a flexible and individually blended therapy plan.
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Photo of Whitney Ross, Psychotherapist in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England
Whitney Ross
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3  (Online Only)
I am an integrative counsellor which means I can use multiple modalities to tailor therapy to suit you.  I hold a safe and non-judgmental space, ensuring your best interests and needs are always put first.  Please contact me to arrange a free initial 15 minute call. This will give you an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable talking to me and to decide if I'm the right therapist to help support you through your counselling journey.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I can use multiple modalities to tailor therapy to suit you.  I hold a safe and non-judgmental space, ensuring your best interests and needs are always put first.  Please contact me to arrange a free initial 15 minute call. This will give you an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable talking to me and to decide if I'm the right therapist to help support you through your counselling journey.
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Number of Counsellors in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% Vitality
33% Other

How Counsellors in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham?

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.