Counselling in Clifton, Bristol

Photo of Lucie Bouchet, Psychotherapist in Clifton, Bristol, England
Lucie Bouchet
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
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Chris Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
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Ivo Marques
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Are you looking to improve yourself and change your life? Are you seeking to shift the way you perceive yourself and develop healthier relationships with others? Do you want to boost your confidence, believe in yourself, and invest in things that benefit you? Are you often preoccupied with what other people think or say about you? Do you tend to overthink your responses during conversations? Do you exert significant effort to please others or feel compelled to attain perfection? Do you ever experience feelings of not belonging or believing you shouldn't exist? Are you facing challenging relationships with partners and parents?
Are you looking to improve yourself and change your life? Are you seeking to shift the way you perceive yourself and develop healthier relationships with others? Do you want to boost your confidence, believe in yourself, and invest in things that benefit you? Are you often preoccupied with what other people think or say about you? Do you tend to overthink your responses during conversations? Do you exert significant effort to please others or feel compelled to attain perfection? Do you ever experience feelings of not belonging or believing you shouldn't exist? Are you facing challenging relationships with partners and parents?
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Gina Simeon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS9
Hi, I am Gina. If you choose to meet me, I will accompany you on a journey of self-discovery, amazement and acceptance of life in all its diversity. You will be able to build skills to achieve the joy and connection human beings long for. I offer you a safe space to explore difficult issues, to be listened to and to be heard, to become aware of thought and behaviour patterns that prevent you from being your healthiest self. I connect to you as client relationally and in a co-creative way to involve you actively in the healing process of your therapy and counselling.
Hi, I am Gina. If you choose to meet me, I will accompany you on a journey of self-discovery, amazement and acceptance of life in all its diversity. You will be able to build skills to achieve the joy and connection human beings long for. I offer you a safe space to explore difficult issues, to be listened to and to be heard, to become aware of thought and behaviour patterns that prevent you from being your healthiest self. I connect to you as client relationally and in a co-creative way to involve you actively in the healing process of your therapy and counselling.
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Stephen Glover
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Hi, I'm Stephen, an experienced counsellor based in Bristol, BS8. I'm currently offering in person sessions in Clifton and sessions online. My goal as a therapist is to help you find new ways to resolve issues and make more informed choices in your life. Sessions offer a safe space to explore your feelings, emotions and thoughts. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing and self-awareness. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Stephen, an experienced counsellor based in Bristol, BS8. I'm currently offering in person sessions in Clifton and sessions online. My goal as a therapist is to help you find new ways to resolve issues and make more informed choices in your life. Sessions offer a safe space to explore your feelings, emotions and thoughts. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing and self-awareness. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing.
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Cactus Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am a creative, enthusiastic, yet boundaried psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Bristol, and specialise in a form of talking therapy called transactional analysis. I run Cactus Counselling. Why "Cactus"?, Well, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and family issues tend to make us feel prickly on the outside but soft and vulnerable on the inside, and even if that means we're well adapted to our current situation, many people recognise that a change is needed to live in somewhere more clement than the deserts of life. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling to help people explore beyond their thorns.
I am a creative, enthusiastic, yet boundaried psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Bristol, and specialise in a form of talking therapy called transactional analysis. I run Cactus Counselling. Why "Cactus"?, Well, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and family issues tend to make us feel prickly on the outside but soft and vulnerable on the inside, and even if that means we're well adapted to our current situation, many people recognise that a change is needed to live in somewhere more clement than the deserts of life. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling to help people explore beyond their thorns.
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Waitlist for new clients
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I'm a member of UKCP, BCPC, and ISST-D and have specialist trauma training.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I'm a member of UKCP, BCPC, and ISST-D and have specialist trauma training.
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Victoria Balfour
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
As a fifth year trainee I offer affordable therapy in Bristol. Whether you have experienced trauma in your life, lost a loved one, are struggling with a close relationship or just don’t feel right, psychotherapy can help to find a way forward. ​My aim is to offer a safe, confidential and empathic space where we can explore difficult thoughts and feelings together, and where you can feel understood and accepted.
As a fifth year trainee I offer affordable therapy in Bristol. Whether you have experienced trauma in your life, lost a loved one, are struggling with a close relationship or just don’t feel right, psychotherapy can help to find a way forward. ​My aim is to offer a safe, confidential and empathic space where we can explore difficult thoughts and feelings together, and where you can feel understood and accepted.
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Photo of Julia Cadogan, Psychologist in Clifton, Bristol, England
Julia Cadogan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am an accredited and experienced Clinical Psychologist. I have supported children and adults for many years with a wide range of issues and concerns .These include worries about behaviour , development, anxiety , depression, phobias , appearance concerns and coping with medical conditions, medical trauma and treatment
I am an accredited and experienced Clinical Psychologist. I have supported children and adults for many years with a wide range of issues and concerns .These include worries about behaviour , development, anxiety , depression, phobias , appearance concerns and coping with medical conditions, medical trauma and treatment
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Richard Acklam
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
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UK Online Counselling, Monica Sala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
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Dr. Jess Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health. I trained in a number of different modalities, which means that I tailor therapy to suit your needs and wants. The most important aspect for me is the relationship between us, so that you feel safe to share your issues and work together. I offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me so that you can talk through whatever is on holding you back. You are the expert in your experience, so I will work with you to decide on a course of action to help you make positive changes, going at your own pace.
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health. I trained in a number of different modalities, which means that I tailor therapy to suit your needs and wants. The most important aspect for me is the relationship between us, so that you feel safe to share your issues and work together. I offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me so that you can talk through whatever is on holding you back. You are the expert in your experience, so I will work with you to decide on a course of action to help you make positive changes, going at your own pace.
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Zak Reeves
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my fifth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Clifton in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults in private practice. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my fifth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Clifton in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults in private practice. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
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Photo of Yotam Bezalel in Clifton, Bristol, England
Yotam Bezalel
MA
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
If your soul calls for a Dynamic Therapy (emotional talks) combined with Psychodrama techniques and more... A therapy that can make a real difference in your life. You are most welcome to contact me. I am a Clinical Social Worker specialized in Trauma and Addiction Therapy and will love to be in your assistant.
If your soul calls for a Dynamic Therapy (emotional talks) combined with Psychodrama techniques and more... A therapy that can make a real difference in your life. You are most welcome to contact me. I am a Clinical Social Worker specialized in Trauma and Addiction Therapy and will love to be in your assistant.
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Anna Greenslade (Cbt With Anna)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
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Dr Gerrie Holloway
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with adults in both NHS and private practice settings. Crises are often important moments in our lives that signify the need to make changes. These times can indicate that old ways of coping or patterns in relationships and behaviour are now no longer working. I offer a non-judgemental reflective space in which to support individuals to increase understanding and insight into their difficulties and to identify the changes they wish to make. I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which I integrate and tailor to each individual.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with adults in both NHS and private practice settings. Crises are often important moments in our lives that signify the need to make changes. These times can indicate that old ways of coping or patterns in relationships and behaviour are now no longer working. I offer a non-judgemental reflective space in which to support individuals to increase understanding and insight into their difficulties and to identify the changes they wish to make. I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which I integrate and tailor to each individual.
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Photo of Megan Kendall, Psychotherapist in Clifton, Bristol, England
Megan Kendall
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trainee psychotherapist offering relational Gestalt therapy in Bristol. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can explore your unique experiences together. You might have a clear sense of what you want to work through in therapy, or perhaps you need some support to untangle a complex internal experience. I want to meet you exactly where you are and to provide a space for you to feel you can be honest and reflective.
I am a trainee psychotherapist offering relational Gestalt therapy in Bristol. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can explore your unique experiences together. You might have a clear sense of what you want to work through in therapy, or perhaps you need some support to untangle a complex internal experience. I want to meet you exactly where you are and to provide a space for you to feel you can be honest and reflective.
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Photo of Tracy Blackmore, Counsellor in Clifton, Bristol, England
Tracy Blackmore
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Addiction can be life threatening, create fear and shame and often mask underlining issues, while creating further distress. Treatment needs an informed understanding, education, support and gentle challenge. As a lead therapist in a prestigious rehab, I manage other counsellors and work with clients bringing a specialism of trauma into the treatment of addiction. This weaves through the work in my private practice. My training, studies and experience, both professionally and personally has taken me toward looking at addiction as a symptom of psychological trauma.
Addiction can be life threatening, create fear and shame and often mask underlining issues, while creating further distress. Treatment needs an informed understanding, education, support and gentle challenge. As a lead therapist in a prestigious rehab, I manage other counsellors and work with clients bringing a specialism of trauma into the treatment of addiction. This weaves through the work in my private practice. My training, studies and experience, both professionally and personally has taken me toward looking at addiction as a symptom of psychological trauma.
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Tom Noble
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
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Photo of Dr Matt Sopp, Psychologist in Clifton, Bristol, England
Dr Matt Sopp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clifton, Bristol BS8
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clifton, Bristol

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Clifton, Bristol who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
55% AXA PPP
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Clifton, Bristol see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Clifton, Bristol?

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.