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Alex Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA6
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
01278 550543 View 01278 550543
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Stephanie Frances Patton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
01935 316669 View 01935 316669
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Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
01443 706667 View 01443 706667
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New Lanes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
01747 441379 View 01747 441379
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Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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Kevin Alton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Worried about your relationships? Have your feeling towards your partner changed? Do you have fears about being judged? Unsure of why you keep repeating the same destructive patterns? Do you feel you are not good enough? Feel like it is going end anyway/They will leave me?
Worried about your relationships? Have your feeling towards your partner changed? Do you have fears about being judged? Unsure of why you keep repeating the same destructive patterns? Do you feel you are not good enough? Feel like it is going end anyway/They will leave me?
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Bev Hale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Specialising in sand tray therapy, I work creatively to help you explore your world. When words just don't seem enough, then sand is a kinetic and 3D way of understanding and exploring. I am a Professionally qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults. I have had the honour of teaching counselling for the last 15 years at Weston College. This experience has been both enriching and challenging and has taught me how amazing people are, when given the right environment and support. I adhere to BACP code of ethics, and am fully insured.
Specialising in sand tray therapy, I work creatively to help you explore your world. When words just don't seem enough, then sand is a kinetic and 3D way of understanding and exploring. I am a Professionally qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults. I have had the honour of teaching counselling for the last 15 years at Weston College. This experience has been both enriching and challenging and has taught me how amazing people are, when given the right environment and support. I adhere to BACP code of ethics, and am fully insured.
01275 402799 View 01275 402799
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Kirsty Robinson-Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS24
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
01934 314499 View 01934 314499
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Ellie Gray
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS24
My counselling practice is centred on the belief that difficulties can send us ‘off-track’ but we all have the capacity to find our way back, we might just need a little help. I work with what you bring, using the counselling approach that meets your individual needs, rather than fitting your needs into a predecided approach. For example you may need some immediate help with tools to manage your current symptoms, and then later want to look deeper into discovering the cause of those symptoms. Whatever you bring I will not judge. I will offer you the care, empathy and understanding that I would want in a counsellor.
My counselling practice is centred on the belief that difficulties can send us ‘off-track’ but we all have the capacity to find our way back, we might just need a little help. I work with what you bring, using the counselling approach that meets your individual needs, rather than fitting your needs into a predecided approach. For example you may need some immediate help with tools to manage your current symptoms, and then later want to look deeper into discovering the cause of those symptoms. Whatever you bring I will not judge. I will offer you the care, empathy and understanding that I would want in a counsellor.
01934 313466 View 01934 313466
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Kerry Berber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
01934 314144 View 01934 314144
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Clare Kingsbury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
01934 314629 View 01934 314629
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Dr Claire Plumbly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgwater TA5
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
01823 218187 View 01823 218187
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Addiction Counselling- Karl Markwell
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Addiction can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. We look look to rebuild the relationships we have damaged and time that we have lost. Explore the causes and solutions to the behaviours that are causing us and those we love harm. Maybe you're a friend or family member of someone suffering from addiction and would like support and guidance on how best to help your loved one? Maybe you've been to treatment for your addiction and wish to continue the work you have started, or you are in long-term recovery and need the support of someone who understands your past. Perhaps you need a therapist that specialises in LGBTQ+ issues.
Addiction can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. We look look to rebuild the relationships we have damaged and time that we have lost. Explore the causes and solutions to the behaviours that are causing us and those we love harm. Maybe you're a friend or family member of someone suffering from addiction and would like support and guidance on how best to help your loved one? Maybe you've been to treatment for your addiction and wish to continue the work you have started, or you are in long-term recovery and need the support of someone who understands your past. Perhaps you need a therapist that specialises in LGBTQ+ issues.
023 9200 1784 View 023 9200 1784
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Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bleadon BS24
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Monika Walde, Counsellor in Brean, England
Monika Walde
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
01823 589548 View 01823 589548
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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
01275 403062 View 01275 403062
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Adrian Bond
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
0117 463 0533 View 0117 463 0533
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George Fortune
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
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Michelle Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
01923 961749 View 01923 961749
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Richard Robins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
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How can I find a therapist in Brean?

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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.