Counselling in Brixham

Photo of Danielle Carole Kenyo, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Danielle Carole Kenyo
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which ensures you as the client experience the best type of modality that is right for your issues. As one size doesn't fit all. I practice counselling in a safe, confidential and non- judgmental environment, where you will feel held in whatever issues you bring. I work in a Person Centred, Humaninstic way, where you are the expert in your own life, and client autonomy is paramount, underpinning my practice. Whatever issue you bring to counselling, we can work through, with enabling you to help yourself, providing personal, or professional strategies, if this is appropriate. Reaching your goals.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which ensures you as the client experience the best type of modality that is right for your issues. As one size doesn't fit all. I practice counselling in a safe, confidential and non- judgmental environment, where you will feel held in whatever issues you bring. I work in a Person Centred, Humaninstic way, where you are the expert in your own life, and client autonomy is paramount, underpinning my practice. Whatever issue you bring to counselling, we can work through, with enabling you to help yourself, providing personal, or professional strategies, if this is appropriate. Reaching your goals.
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Photo of Stephanie Boosey, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Stephanie Boosey
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
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Marie Atwell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixham TQ5
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
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Dawn Butler
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals. Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals. Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.
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Becky Ilk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5  (Online Only)
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
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Robyn Dale
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
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Monika Lewis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixham TQ5
I can help with many common troubles, such as anxiety, depression, pain, emotion regulation, self-worth, panic attacks, identity worries, family life, attachment, trauma, abuse and more. Many of the clients I have worked with needed help in seeing, accepting and loving their true self. Often these have been young people and adults with a divergent neurotype, whose feelings and authenticity have been masked for far too long.
I can help with many common troubles, such as anxiety, depression, pain, emotion regulation, self-worth, panic attacks, identity worries, family life, attachment, trauma, abuse and more. Many of the clients I have worked with needed help in seeing, accepting and loving their true self. Often these have been young people and adults with a divergent neurotype, whose feelings and authenticity have been masked for far too long.
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Photo of Kevin Dudman, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Kevin Dudman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brixham TQ5
Waitlist for new clients
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
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Helen Hoyte Wellbeing
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ1
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
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Kevina Singleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dartmouth TQ6  (Online Only)
Strong or complicated feelings are normal, but can be distressing to experience, and are not always accepted or received by others in the way we hope or need at the time. Counselling gives you a private, confidential time and space to explore all that you are going through. You will be met with warmth and kindness, whatever you choose to bring to a session.
Strong or complicated feelings are normal, but can be distressing to experience, and are not always accepted or received by others in the way we hope or need at the time. Counselling gives you a private, confidential time and space to explore all that you are going through. You will be met with warmth and kindness, whatever you choose to bring to a session.
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Wayne Walker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ1
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
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Photo of Lizette Baker, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Lizette Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torquay TQ1
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either loss, bereavement, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. With experience working at a local counselling centre, and a national bereavement charity, I provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment to explore your needs for healing, change and growth. You’ve already made the first step, the next step begins with you trusting your instinct and making the connection that feels right to you.
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either loss, bereavement, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. With experience working at a local counselling centre, and a national bereavement charity, I provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment to explore your needs for healing, change and growth. You’ve already made the first step, the next step begins with you trusting your instinct and making the connection that feels right to you.
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Photo of Joanna Passmore, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Joanna Passmore
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Abbot TQ12
I have worked with many clients who have presented with a variety of difficulties such as relationship issues, family difficulties, low self-esteem, chronic health issues, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, abuse, bereavement, identity issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. We have been able to work through these together. By listening, empathising, discussing coping strategies and being inquisitive, many of my clients have made sense of what was going on for them. It is always an honour to watch my clients heal and learn. It's never too late!
I have worked with many clients who have presented with a variety of difficulties such as relationship issues, family difficulties, low self-esteem, chronic health issues, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, abuse, bereavement, identity issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. We have been able to work through these together. By listening, empathising, discussing coping strategies and being inquisitive, many of my clients have made sense of what was going on for them. It is always an honour to watch my clients heal and learn. It's never too late!
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Melanie Swan
Verified Verified
Dartmouth TQ6  (Online Only)
Understand and clear the ROOT cause of repeating patterns and subconscious beliefs in this life, past lives and generational lineages – to come home to your true self. Specialist trauma healing and womb healing for women.
Understand and clear the ROOT cause of repeating patterns and subconscious beliefs in this life, past lives and generational lineages – to come home to your true self. Specialist trauma healing and womb healing for women.
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Ollie Frame
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totnes TQ9
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
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Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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Photo of Katharine J Pidwell, MBACP, Counsellor
Katharine J Pidwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paignton TQ3
I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor, & Supervisor with over 10 years experience, currently working in private practice. I'm passionate about making better mental health something accessible for all. Resourcing and facilitating people live their lives emotionally healthy. I've experience of and do work with a vast array of mental health issues, but seeing the person holistically rather than as a 'mental health condition' is so important in how I work. Any queries or questions please do contact me
I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor, & Supervisor with over 10 years experience, currently working in private practice. I'm passionate about making better mental health something accessible for all. Resourcing and facilitating people live their lives emotionally healthy. I've experience of and do work with a vast array of mental health issues, but seeing the person holistically rather than as a 'mental health condition' is so important in how I work. Any queries or questions please do contact me
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Photo of Ben Giddey, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Ben Giddey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Totnes TQ9
Authentic, empathic therapeutic relationship; Integrative, Person Centred, Somatic Focused, Internal Family Systems(IFS); for help with Adult ADHD, Relationship Issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, OCD Behaviours, Intrusive or Obsessive Thoughts, Addictions, etc.. My approach is Integrative; Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, IFS, Somatic Focused, influenced by ten years experience as a practitioner of Integrated Energy Healing (mind/body therapy). Focusing on what is happening in the here and now, we have agency to affect healing and change.
Authentic, empathic therapeutic relationship; Integrative, Person Centred, Somatic Focused, Internal Family Systems(IFS); for help with Adult ADHD, Relationship Issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, OCD Behaviours, Intrusive or Obsessive Thoughts, Addictions, etc.. My approach is Integrative; Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, IFS, Somatic Focused, influenced by ten years experience as a practitioner of Integrated Energy Healing (mind/body therapy). Focusing on what is happening in the here and now, we have agency to affect healing and change.
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Photo of Joyce K McGrath, MBACP, Counsellor
Joyce K McGrath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totnes TQ9
I am an integrative therapist and also a counselling trainer. My way of working offers attention to the whole of a person - emotions, mind, and body as well as the meanings made of experiences, so sessions are tailor made to suit individual clients. I work with your sense of your experience to meet the needs you have whatever these may be. I have experience of working with all common life issues and specialise in working with bereavement and the feelings, thoughts and changes this brings.
I am an integrative therapist and also a counselling trainer. My way of working offers attention to the whole of a person - emotions, mind, and body as well as the meanings made of experiences, so sessions are tailor made to suit individual clients. I work with your sense of your experience to meet the needs you have whatever these may be. I have experience of working with all common life issues and specialise in working with bereavement and the feelings, thoughts and changes this brings.
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Lina Chen
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ2  (Online Only)
I'm an integrative psychotherapist specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy. I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of COSRT. I'm passionate about my work, supporting individuals and couples from all backgrounds including sexual trauma survivors, migrants, LGBTQ+, and GSRD. I offer therapy for a wide range of sexual and relationship issues. I tailor my therapeutic tools and approaches to individual clients’ needs. These include CBT, attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, imago therapy and existential therapy in addition to a wide range of psychosexual tools.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy. I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of COSRT. I'm passionate about my work, supporting individuals and couples from all backgrounds including sexual trauma survivors, migrants, LGBTQ+, and GSRD. I offer therapy for a wide range of sexual and relationship issues. I tailor my therapeutic tools and approaches to individual clients’ needs. These include CBT, attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, imago therapy and existential therapy in addition to a wide range of psychosexual tools.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brixham

< 10

Counsellors in Brixham who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Domestic Abuse
75% Bereavement
75% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% AXA PPP
50% WPA

How Counsellors in Brixham see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brixham?

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.