Counselling in Brighton

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Photo of Joanne Walker, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
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Valley Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
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Jill Deacon Online Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Speaking with someone for the first time about personal issues or trauma can feel really daunting. It is important to feel safe and not judged when talking about difficult things, and my aim is for us to develop a relationship where you can explore whatever it is that you need to. There is not an exhaustive list of the reasons for coming to counselling initially but one thing is sure and that is it begins with building trust and beginning to speak openly.
Speaking with someone for the first time about personal issues or trauma can feel really daunting. It is important to feel safe and not judged when talking about difficult things, and my aim is for us to develop a relationship where you can explore whatever it is that you need to. There is not an exhaustive list of the reasons for coming to counselling initially but one thing is sure and that is it begins with building trust and beginning to speak openly.
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Photo of Sarah Jack, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Jack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
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Lisa Dando
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. The therapeutic relationship allows you the time and space to explore things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. I give you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. The therapeutic relationship allows you the time and space to explore things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. I give you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
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Photo of Martin Quigley, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Martin Quigley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am currently accepting new clients. For the past 10 years I have been working as a CBT Therapist with the NHS specialising in working with Depression & Anxiety Conditions. I hold a particular interest in working with clients presenting with Low Mood/Low Self Esteem and General Anxiety.
I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am currently accepting new clients. For the past 10 years I have been working as a CBT Therapist with the NHS specialising in working with Depression & Anxiety Conditions. I hold a particular interest in working with clients presenting with Low Mood/Low Self Esteem and General Anxiety.
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Photo of Fiona Macbeth, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
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Photo of Duncan Long, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Duncan Long
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello! A very warm welcome to you. As we face these uncertain times in our world, we find ourselves coming up against many challenges that may be exacerbating our existing internal struggles. It feels more important than ever to find some sense of certainty and purpose in these difficult times. The very idea of isolation can bring on fear and anxiety, uncertainty around our livelihoods can trigger old and new coping strategies that may feel damaging to one’s self.
Hello! A very warm welcome to you. As we face these uncertain times in our world, we find ourselves coming up against many challenges that may be exacerbating our existing internal struggles. It feels more important than ever to find some sense of certainty and purpose in these difficult times. The very idea of isolation can bring on fear and anxiety, uncertainty around our livelihoods can trigger old and new coping strategies that may feel damaging to one’s self.
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Photo of Simon Brown, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Simon Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I am wholeheartedly focused on assisting people in discovering balance and forging their path forward. My expertise lies in aiding individuals grappling with psychological and behavioral issues that create challenges. These difficulties might stem from current stressors, both internal and external, or be linked to past experiences. My experience and skill base covers a wide range of concerns, including addiction, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and complex trauma. I am committed to forging a flexible, responsive, and tailored approach to understand your unique needs.
I am wholeheartedly focused on assisting people in discovering balance and forging their path forward. My expertise lies in aiding individuals grappling with psychological and behavioral issues that create challenges. These difficulties might stem from current stressors, both internal and external, or be linked to past experiences. My experience and skill base covers a wide range of concerns, including addiction, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and complex trauma. I am committed to forging a flexible, responsive, and tailored approach to understand your unique needs.
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Photo of Kirsty Howe, MBACP, Counsellor
Kirsty Howe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I work with individuals and couples. I can help you make sense of difficult feelings about yourself, your life, or your partner. With couples, I incorporate Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is based in attachment theory.
I work with individuals and couples. I can help you make sense of difficult feelings about yourself, your life, or your partner. With couples, I incorporate Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is based in attachment theory.
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Photo of Paula Coppel, BACP, Counsellor
Paula Coppel
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello, my name is Paula, I am an integrative counsellor based in East Sussex. My sessions can be in English or Spanish. Online and in-person, I am a qualified and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).I have experience in working with adults from various nationalities and cultures presenting a wide range of issues such us anxiety or depression ,attachment disorder ,autism family conflicts ,etc .I am grounded in the humanistic approach which focus on the human potential for creativity, growth, autonomy, fulfilment and general wellbeing.
Hello, my name is Paula, I am an integrative counsellor based in East Sussex. My sessions can be in English or Spanish. Online and in-person, I am a qualified and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).I have experience in working with adults from various nationalities and cultures presenting a wide range of issues such us anxiety or depression ,attachment disorder ,autism family conflicts ,etc .I am grounded in the humanistic approach which focus on the human potential for creativity, growth, autonomy, fulfilment and general wellbeing.
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Photo of John Ashford James Colverson, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
John Ashford James Colverson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
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Photo of Anita McGovern, MBACP, Counsellor
Anita McGovern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a BACP Registered therapist based in Brighton. I provide an inclusive, safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your concerns and for the truth to be spoken. I use a variety of techniques tailored to your needs and can also work creatively at times when it is hard to find the right words. We work in partnership to enhance personal insight and empower you to facilitate change and at the same time to increase your interest and focus on self care for your physical and mental wellbeing.
I am a BACP Registered therapist based in Brighton. I provide an inclusive, safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your concerns and for the truth to be spoken. I use a variety of techniques tailored to your needs and can also work creatively at times when it is hard to find the right words. We work in partnership to enhance personal insight and empower you to facilitate change and at the same time to increase your interest and focus on self care for your physical and mental wellbeing.
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Photo of Sharon O'Driscoll, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
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Maggie Wood - Bodhi Tree Dramatherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; dis/ability; chronic health challenges; highly sensitive people; grief; carers and young carers; relationship body & mind. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; dis/ability; chronic health challenges; highly sensitive people; grief; carers and young carers; relationship body & mind. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
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Photo of Becky Watmough, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Becky Watmough
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN41
Waitlist for new clients
Within the safety of an empathic, non judgemental relationship, I aim to help people develop a greater understanding of themselves and the difficulties they are experiencing. I work in a flexible way that draws on a variety of theoretical models, and adapt my approach to the individual’s needs and particular goals. This often involves looking at both the current context and past influences, and working with the body to process past trauma, as well as learning strategies that enable people to live more fully in the present. I can offer long term, explorative work or a more focused time limited approach.
Within the safety of an empathic, non judgemental relationship, I aim to help people develop a greater understanding of themselves and the difficulties they are experiencing. I work in a flexible way that draws on a variety of theoretical models, and adapt my approach to the individual’s needs and particular goals. This often involves looking at both the current context and past influences, and working with the body to process past trauma, as well as learning strategies that enable people to live more fully in the present. I can offer long term, explorative work or a more focused time limited approach.
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Ali Lewis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
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Photo of Sadia Osmany, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sadia Osmany
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sadia Osmany and I am an accredited CBT Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I understand that approaching a therapist for the first time may be a daunting experience, which is why I am to offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients. I am able to work on a wide number of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, OCD, Low self-confidence, Insomnia, Body Dysmorphia, Panic Disorder and general stress and adjustment difficulties.
Hello, my name is Sadia Osmany and I am an accredited CBT Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I understand that approaching a therapist for the first time may be a daunting experience, which is why I am to offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients. I am able to work on a wide number of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, OCD, Low self-confidence, Insomnia, Body Dysmorphia, Panic Disorder and general stress and adjustment difficulties.
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Photo of George Dickinson, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
George Dickinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
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Photo of undefined - Blanca Balaguer , MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Blanca Balaguer
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, bereaved or unsure about your emotions, together we can unpack, at your own pace, what’s on your mind in a confidential, safe space. For me, therapy is about making sense of our experiences, the relationship we have with ourselves and with others, the choices we make, and how we can find hope to live the life we truly want.
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, bereaved or unsure about your emotions, together we can unpack, at your own pace, what’s on your mind in a confidential, safe space. For me, therapy is about making sense of our experiences, the relationship we have with ourselves and with others, the choices we make, and how we can find hope to live the life we truly want.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brighton

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Brighton who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
45% Vitality

How Counsellors in Brighton see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.