Counselling in Cockermouth

Photo of Dr Joanne Marie Milner, Psychologist in Cockermouth, England
Dr Joanne Marie Milner
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cockermouth CA13
Not accepting new clients
In person sessions available from Jan 2024 - Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction, or other difficulties with your mental health? Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of addicitive behaviour or relationship conflict? Are you repeating habits and patterns in relationships that you would rather not but struggle to find a way out of? Are you living in your head rather than in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of shame and criticism and have low self esteem? Are you struggling to escape your past and living it in your present? Would you like to have a life of your own design and increased well-being?
In person sessions available from Jan 2024 - Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction, or other difficulties with your mental health? Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of addicitive behaviour or relationship conflict? Are you repeating habits and patterns in relationships that you would rather not but struggle to find a way out of? Are you living in your head rather than in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of shame and criticism and have low self esteem? Are you struggling to escape your past and living it in your present? Would you like to have a life of your own design and increased well-being?
0191 917 5921 View 0191 917 5921
Photo of Agnieszka (Aggie) Carruthers, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Agnieszka (Aggie) Carruthers
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockermouth CA13  (Online Only)
Hello, it is good to have you here. Taking the first step to reach out for support can be daunting. I am a qualified counsellor and I am here to provide you with a safe space where you can express your true self. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship can foster lasting change. Together, we will explore the issues that led you to seek support. I will walk alongside you on your journey, ask questions, and, where appropriate, gently challenge your thinking. In my practice, alongside talking therapy, I use various creative methods like metaphors, images, drawing, and raising awareness of your body responses.
Hello, it is good to have you here. Taking the first step to reach out for support can be daunting. I am a qualified counsellor and I am here to provide you with a safe space where you can express your true self. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship can foster lasting change. Together, we will explore the issues that led you to seek support. I will walk alongside you on your journey, ask questions, and, where appropriate, gently challenge your thinking. In my practice, alongside talking therapy, I use various creative methods like metaphors, images, drawing, and raising awareness of your body responses.
01665 661675 View 01665 661675
Photo of Lakes Trauma Therapy, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Lakes Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Cockermouth CA13
Maureen Seddon is an accredited and experienced EMDR Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people in both the NHS and the private sector. Maureen originally qualified as a general nurse in Liverpool in 1982, training in mental health in 1984. Maureen trained in EMDR as she felt other therapies did not address the original causation of symptoms/triggers without causing further distress. Maureen targets the origin of the trauma in a holistic way.
Maureen Seddon is an accredited and experienced EMDR Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people in both the NHS and the private sector. Maureen originally qualified as a general nurse in Liverpool in 1982, training in mental health in 1984. Maureen trained in EMDR as she felt other therapies did not address the original causation of symptoms/triggers without causing further distress. Maureen targets the origin of the trauma in a holistic way.
07427 518170 View 07427 518170
Photo of Tanya Weston: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & EMDR, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Tanya Weston: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cockermouth CA13
You have landed on this page and already taken the first step to improving your mental wellbeing.Are you exhausted battling with symptoms of poor mental health, whilst trying to function in business, relationships and life. I will give you a clear line of sight to enable you to actively engage in values that are important to you. Reflecting on life events of the past, the impact on the present and helping you shape the future. Change is possible, you just need to feel ready, show up and be willing to face those difficult thoughts and feelings.
You have landed on this page and already taken the first step to improving your mental wellbeing.Are you exhausted battling with symptoms of poor mental health, whilst trying to function in business, relationships and life. I will give you a clear line of sight to enable you to actively engage in values that are important to you. Reflecting on life events of the past, the impact on the present and helping you shape the future. Change is possible, you just need to feel ready, show up and be willing to face those difficult thoughts and feelings.
01665 661690 View 01665 661690
Photo of Debbie Thorley, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Debbie Thorley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockermouth CA13
Waitlist for new clients
When you are looking for therapy, finding the right therapist is the most important step. I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008. Working from my own therapy room which I have designed with you, the client,  in mind, I have created a space that welcoming and safe.  I offer a confidential, compassionate and friendly approach to therapy. You will feel safe to explore feelings in a non judgemental, empathic environment.  I offer a safe therapeutic space for people who want to understand themselves on a deeper level, manage negative thoughts and feelings or who might use therapy as an ongoing way to maintain their happiness
When you are looking for therapy, finding the right therapist is the most important step. I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008. Working from my own therapy room which I have designed with you, the client,  in mind, I have created a space that welcoming and safe.  I offer a confidential, compassionate and friendly approach to therapy. You will feel safe to explore feelings in a non judgemental, empathic environment.  I offer a safe therapeutic space for people who want to understand themselves on a deeper level, manage negative thoughts and feelings or who might use therapy as an ongoing way to maintain their happiness
01946 550259 View 01946 550259

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Gavin John Greig, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Gavin John Greig
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maryport CA15
Gavin Greig Dip.Couns MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Supervisor. I am very aware that considering starting with a Counsellor is a daunting prospect. Please do not worry, I will be there to listen and support you through whatever it is you are going through. I will provide a safe confidential, non-judgemental space where you can talk through the issues which are causing you trouble. I would like you to be as comfortable as possible. I am offering face to face at my Silloth address. Along on line hours via zoom, and of course standard telephone counselling if preferred.
Gavin Greig Dip.Couns MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Supervisor. I am very aware that considering starting with a Counsellor is a daunting prospect. Please do not worry, I will be there to listen and support you through whatever it is you are going through. I will provide a safe confidential, non-judgemental space where you can talk through the issues which are causing you trouble. I would like you to be as comfortable as possible. I am offering face to face at my Silloth address. Along on line hours via zoom, and of course standard telephone counselling if preferred.
01234 982543 View 01234 982543
Photo of Pine Cone Counselling, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Pine Cone Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigton CA7
If you are considering counselling, you are probably experiencing some form of difficulty in your life at the moment. You may be struggling with relationship issues, a lack of meaning or purpose in life, or be living with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame, all influenced by your own unique life experience and context. I am aware how personal and difficult it can be to find the right counsellor, so I really hope to answer some of your questions to help you in your decision.
If you are considering counselling, you are probably experiencing some form of difficulty in your life at the moment. You may be struggling with relationship issues, a lack of meaning or purpose in life, or be living with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame, all influenced by your own unique life experience and context. I am aware how personal and difficult it can be to find the right counsellor, so I really hope to answer some of your questions to help you in your decision.
01900 511026 View 01900 511026
Photo of Dr Kathleen Hass, Psychologist in Cockermouth, England
Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunderland CA13
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219 View 0191 814 7219

Online Therapists

Photo of Nicola Kirk, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Nicola Kirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarkston G76
Sometimes we reach a point when we realise things haven’t been right for a while. We feel stuck in one place and perhaps we can’t even put our finger on the reason why. We feel our emotions are in control of us and it can feel scary. We might be going through a transition in life which leaves us questioning who we are now, and we may even question our own self-worth. It can feel almost impossible to reach out for help…
Sometimes we reach a point when we realise things haven’t been right for a while. We feel stuck in one place and perhaps we can’t even put our finger on the reason why. We feel our emotions are in control of us and it can feel scary. We might be going through a transition in life which leaves us questioning who we are now, and we may even question our own self-worth. It can feel almost impossible to reach out for help…
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Photo of Iyetomi Adenekan, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Iyetomi Adenekan
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Hello and welcome. You’re probably considering making some changes in your life, or you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. It may be that you are not yet sure what you are looking for. My aim is to support you with compassion and empathy, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you. I will stay alongside you and help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
Hello and welcome. You’re probably considering making some changes in your life, or you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. It may be that you are not yet sure what you are looking for. My aim is to support you with compassion and empathy, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you. I will stay alongside you and help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
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Photo of Abigail Maskill, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Abigail Maskill
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Halifax HX1
Waitlist for new clients
I will work with you as a whole person, whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy. However, my current role counselling patients and families in a palliative care hospice has given me particular experience in supporting clients experiencing bereavement, pre-bereavement, and terminal illness. I am also skilled in working with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, and in working with young people on building self-esteem and gaining the confidence to achieve their goals.
I will work with you as a whole person, whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy. However, my current role counselling patients and families in a palliative care hospice has given me particular experience in supporting clients experiencing bereavement, pre-bereavement, and terminal illness. I am also skilled in working with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, and in working with young people on building self-esteem and gaining the confidence to achieve their goals.
01422 415340 View 01422 415340
Photo of Yevgeniya Grab, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Yevgeniya Grab
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Horwich BL6
As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I work with Individuals and whatever issues one might present without discrimination.
As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I work with Individuals and whatever issues one might present without discrimination.
01204 803718 View 01204 803718
Photo of Eli Jones Counselling, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Eli Jones Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holywell CH8
Based in NE Wales halfway between Denbigh and Mold. I work virtually from home and face-to-face in my private counselling hut, which is set in an idyllic field. Whatever you’re going through I can help you in a confidential, safe environment. Working in a person-centred way I place you at the core of our sessions. I aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, and acceptance to help you navigate through a challenging moment in your life, where you can reflect on and process your experiences and feel empowered through your exploration of self.
Based in NE Wales halfway between Denbigh and Mold. I work virtually from home and face-to-face in my private counselling hut, which is set in an idyllic field. Whatever you’re going through I can help you in a confidential, safe environment. Working in a person-centred way I place you at the core of our sessions. I aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, and acceptance to help you navigate through a challenging moment in your life, where you can reflect on and process your experiences and feel empowered through your exploration of self.
01352 871224 View 01352 871224
Photo of Maria Banaszkiewicz, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Maria Banaszkiewicz
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Searching for the right therapist can be an energy and time-consuming process, and getting started might feel like a huge step into the unknown. There are various reasons why people decide to try psychotherapy - break up, bereavement, addictions, identity issues, painful past affecting the present or medical diagnosis. No matter what brings you here, I am curious to know your story. Getting in touch with your feelings might be painful. I don’t have any expectations of you. It is ok if you don’t know where and how to start; we will get there at your own pace.
Searching for the right therapist can be an energy and time-consuming process, and getting started might feel like a huge step into the unknown. There are various reasons why people decide to try psychotherapy - break up, bereavement, addictions, identity issues, painful past affecting the present or medical diagnosis. No matter what brings you here, I am curious to know your story. Getting in touch with your feelings might be painful. I don’t have any expectations of you. It is ok if you don’t know where and how to start; we will get there at your own pace.
0131 381 0054 View 0131 381 0054
Photo of Lucy Marie Fenwick, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rossendale BB4
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
07723 428961 View 07723 428961
Photo of Jeni Mackay, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Jeni Mackay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
01475 601270 View 01475 601270
Photo of Dr Em Mardlin, Psychotherapist in Cockermouth, England
Dr Em Mardlin
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
01423 449096 View 01423 449096
Photo of Maristela Lima-Napier, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
07593 342528 View 07593 342528
Photo of Bill Lee, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling online and in Edinburgh and Southampton. Apart from counselling, I have over 27 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, life transitions and existential crisis.
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling online and in Edinburgh and Southampton. Apart from counselling, I have over 27 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, life transitions and existential crisis.
0131 357 6226 View 0131 357 6226
Photo of Nicoletta Katseniou, Counsellor in Cockermouth, England
Nicoletta Katseniou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
0131 381 8957 View 0131 381 8957

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cockermouth

< 10

Counsellors in Cockermouth who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Cockermouth see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cockermouth?

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.