Counselling in Cheltenham

Photo of Richard lewis, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Richard lewis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I work with clients who are stuck and really want change in their lives, learning how to deal with unmanageable, unaccepted, or buried feelings. I take a creative approach to therapy both with talking and non-verbal communications, exploring what is said, what is not being said, as well as feelings and sensations in the body. I have extensive experience of creative work, and specialise in working with clients who express themselves ( or want to) through performance, music or any of the arts.
I work with clients who are stuck and really want change in their lives, learning how to deal with unmanageable, unaccepted, or buried feelings. I take a creative approach to therapy both with talking and non-verbal communications, exploring what is said, what is not being said, as well as feelings and sensations in the body. I have extensive experience of creative work, and specialise in working with clients who express themselves ( or want to) through performance, music or any of the arts.
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Photo of Helen Smith, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Helen Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
I work with whoever comes to me but also have special interest in the following groups: Women who may have a nagging feeling that life could be more beautiful. They may feel trapped by past choices or have experienced a wake-up call or final straw such as a bereavement, relationship difficulties, or peri-menopause or menopause difficulties. Teenagers who feel overwhelmed with life. They may find it hard to put their feelings into words or to talk to friends and family. Perhaps they feel tension between what they want and the expectation of others. Trainee counsellors who may be looking forward to therapy, or perhaps the training is
I work with whoever comes to me but also have special interest in the following groups: Women who may have a nagging feeling that life could be more beautiful. They may feel trapped by past choices or have experienced a wake-up call or final straw such as a bereavement, relationship difficulties, or peri-menopause or menopause difficulties. Teenagers who feel overwhelmed with life. They may find it hard to put their feelings into words or to talk to friends and family. Perhaps they feel tension between what they want and the expectation of others. Trainee counsellors who may be looking forward to therapy, or perhaps the training is
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Photo of Cotswold Hypnotherapy in Cheltenham, England
Cotswold Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
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Photo of Debbie Barron, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Debbie Barron
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We all need help as it can be hard when you are struggling with issues in life and with stressful situations. You might be feeling anxious, stuck or even overwhelmed and unable to tackle life's challenges on your own. I'm a qualified, BACP registered and experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Cheltenham and West London. I offer non-judgemental, supportive and understanding counselling, provided in a safe space, where you can explore and express what is troubling you. I am committed to helping my clients make sense of and work through their difficulties to make changes that are important to them.
We all need help as it can be hard when you are struggling with issues in life and with stressful situations. You might be feeling anxious, stuck or even overwhelmed and unable to tackle life's challenges on your own. I'm a qualified, BACP registered and experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Cheltenham and West London. I offer non-judgemental, supportive and understanding counselling, provided in a safe space, where you can explore and express what is troubling you. I am committed to helping my clients make sense of and work through their difficulties to make changes that are important to them.
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Photo of Dr Kirsten Kitson, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
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Timothy Chubb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello my name is Tim I am an integrative counsellor and my goal is to help you thrive in life and move forward with achievable goals. I provide a safe space so you can explore your presenting issues and difficulties that you feel you are currently facing, by exploring parts of your life that may be contributing to how you are feeling, or work through worries and stresses with the goal to find more contentment in your future.
Hello my name is Tim I am an integrative counsellor and my goal is to help you thrive in life and move forward with achievable goals. I provide a safe space so you can explore your presenting issues and difficulties that you feel you are currently facing, by exploring parts of your life that may be contributing to how you are feeling, or work through worries and stresses with the goal to find more contentment in your future.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Photo of Dr Hannah Barnes, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Hannah Barnes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
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Photo of Chris Matcham, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Chris Matcham
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
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Photo of Carl Smith, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Carl Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
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Photo of Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
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Photo of Paul Gould, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL54
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
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Photo of Cheryl Harrison, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Cheryl Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
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Photo of Hilary Lynn, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Hilary Lynn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling low, confused, anxious or sad? Maybe you’ve lost someone close to you or find yourself stuck in a cycle of self-sabotaging behaviour. Or perhaps you’ve realised that you no longer know who you truly are. If you’re exhausted and overwhelmed by your feelings, if you’re struggling just to get through each day – you’re not alone. I’m here to help. My passion for helping others stems from a genuine desire to see individuals reclaim their lives and find inner peace. I know how important it is to feel listened to, heard and understood.
Are you feeling low, confused, anxious or sad? Maybe you’ve lost someone close to you or find yourself stuck in a cycle of self-sabotaging behaviour. Or perhaps you’ve realised that you no longer know who you truly are. If you’re exhausted and overwhelmed by your feelings, if you’re struggling just to get through each day – you’re not alone. I’m here to help. My passion for helping others stems from a genuine desire to see individuals reclaim their lives and find inner peace. I know how important it is to feel listened to, heard and understood.
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Photo of Sarah Bolton-Locke, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Sarah Bolton-Locke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
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Photo of Paul Michael Daniel, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Paul Michael Daniel
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
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Photo of Thrive:Counselling. Julie Allan, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Thrive:Counselling. Julie Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I seek to offer you a warm non judgemental, safe space to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable, painful, traumatic or distressing . You do not necessarily need to be at crisis point to benefit from counselling, you may simply be feeling more anxious, tearful, stressed or angry and wondering how to get back to what feels more normal for you.
I seek to offer you a warm non judgemental, safe space to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable, painful, traumatic or distressing . You do not necessarily need to be at crisis point to benefit from counselling, you may simply be feeling more anxious, tearful, stressed or angry and wondering how to get back to what feels more normal for you.
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Photo of Andy Flack, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Andy Flack
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Waitlist for new clients
If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
020 3870 4638 View 020 3870 4638
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'Pay What You Can' Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Welcome...we are a 'pay what you can' counselling service supporting adults living in Gloucestershire. We aim to provide an inclusive, easy-to-access service, where the fee you pay is an amount that takes into account your individual circumstances on a sliding scale between £15.00-£50.00. Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult step and we want to be here to guide you through this process as easily as possible. Our waiting times are short as we are a good size team, with only around a week to wait from the day you make contact.
Welcome...we are a 'pay what you can' counselling service supporting adults living in Gloucestershire. We aim to provide an inclusive, easy-to-access service, where the fee you pay is an amount that takes into account your individual circumstances on a sliding scale between £15.00-£50.00. Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult step and we want to be here to guide you through this process as easily as possible. Our waiting times are short as we are a good size team, with only around a week to wait from the day you make contact.
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Photo of Clare Howlett, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Clare Howlett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheltenham

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cheltenham who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
53% AXA PPP
50% WPA

How Counsellors in Cheltenham see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheltenham?

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.