Counselling in Easingwold

Photo of Felicity Dutton, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Felicity Dutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Easingwold YO61
Hi, my name is Felicity and I'm a counsellor based in North Yorkshire. My hope is to offer you some clarity, guidance, and support through life's many challenges. In doing so my aim is to help you to make some sense of what you are going through and gain a deeper understanding about why you feel the way you do. Some areas we might explore together are stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family, career, health, loss, self esteem, confidence, identity, and trauma.
Hi, my name is Felicity and I'm a counsellor based in North Yorkshire. My hope is to offer you some clarity, guidance, and support through life's many challenges. In doing so my aim is to help you to make some sense of what you are going through and gain a deeper understanding about why you feel the way you do. Some areas we might explore together are stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family, career, health, loss, self esteem, confidence, identity, and trauma.
01904 935218 View 01904 935218
Photo of Sarah Marzillier, Psychologist in Easingwold, England
Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Easingwold YO61  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dominic French, Psychotherapist in Easingwold, England
Dominic French
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO32
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
01889 227306 View 01889 227306
Photo of Jacquibird Counselling, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Jacquibird Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Thirsk YO7
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
01889 227313 View 01889 227313
Photo of Annika Giles, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Annika Giles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
York YO30
Do you begin your day feeling anxious, low and lack of motivation, wondering your life is not going where you want to be?  Maybe you wake up during the night worrying and stressed about the day ahead? Are you wondering why you feel so lost and lonely, not fitting in whether it is relationship with your partner, family members, friends or even colleagues at work.  Maybe you are a couple feeling increasingly unhappy, fed up and tired with constant arguing or not talking about things?   You are worried about the future of your relationship?
Do you begin your day feeling anxious, low and lack of motivation, wondering your life is not going where you want to be?  Maybe you wake up during the night worrying and stressed about the day ahead? Are you wondering why you feel so lost and lonely, not fitting in whether it is relationship with your partner, family members, friends or even colleagues at work.  Maybe you are a couple feeling increasingly unhappy, fed up and tired with constant arguing or not talking about things?   You are worried about the future of your relationship?
01347 667207 View 01347 667207
Photo of Dr Stephen Bainbridge, Psychologist in Easingwold, England
Dr Stephen Bainbridge
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
York YO30
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile in this directory. I am a senior and experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Consultant & Clinical Supervisor based in York and located at Clifton Moor. I have worked in private practice for over 15 years and in the NHS in various mental health services for over 22 years.
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile in this directory. I am a senior and experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Consultant & Clinical Supervisor based in York and located at Clifton Moor. I have worked in private practice for over 15 years and in the NHS in various mental health services for over 22 years.
01347 668080 View 01347 668080
Photo of Jemma Austin, Psychotherapist in Easingwold, England
Jemma Austin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
York YO30
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
01904 929336 View 01904 929336
Photo of Carole Turner, Psychotherapist in Easingwold, England
Carole Turner
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Thirsk YO7
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. With over 35 years experience I have helped hundreds of people like you to find greater peace and acceptance of themselves. The pandemic has revealed difficulties such as anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, and feelings of powerlessness to name but a few. Relationships with ourselves, with families and partners have been sorely tested. How we relate to ourselves is the building block for how we relate to others. People tell me that I am a good listener, warm, compassionate, wise with a sense of humour.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. With over 35 years experience I have helped hundreds of people like you to find greater peace and acceptance of themselves. The pandemic has revealed difficulties such as anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, and feelings of powerlessness to name but a few. Relationships with ourselves, with families and partners have been sorely tested. How we relate to ourselves is the building block for how we relate to others. People tell me that I am a good listener, warm, compassionate, wise with a sense of humour.
01609 716686 View 01609 716686
Photo of Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
York YO32
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
01723 333046 View 01723 333046
Photo of Henrietta Wallace, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Henrietta Wallace
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Thirsk YO7
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
01642 130112 View 01642 130112
Photo of Annabel Minors, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Annabel Minors
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO19
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
01423 648798 View 01423 648798
Photo of Emma Spick, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Emma Spick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thirsk YO7
Carl Rogers (in 'A Way of Being') said 'People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be'. Our lives can sometimes feel like rollercoasters and finding our own voices can be hard. Nothing in life is certain and whilst change can sometimes feel exciting, there are other times when it certainly doesn't. No matter how open to change we feel we are, when it happens it can feel overwhelming. Our often 'frantic' pace of life can leave us feeling as if there's no option but to put overwhelming thoughts and feelings into a 'box' so that we can carry on no matter how different and strange our lives feel.
Carl Rogers (in 'A Way of Being') said 'People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be'. Our lives can sometimes feel like rollercoasters and finding our own voices can be hard. Nothing in life is certain and whilst change can sometimes feel exciting, there are other times when it certainly doesn't. No matter how open to change we feel we are, when it happens it can feel overwhelming. Our often 'frantic' pace of life can leave us feeling as if there's no option but to put overwhelming thoughts and feelings into a 'box' so that we can carry on no matter how different and strange our lives feel.
01423 648874 View 01423 648874
Photo of Dr Anne Valerie Hook, Psychologist in Easingwold, England
Dr Anne Valerie Hook
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
York YO30
Hello there, thank you for visiting my profile and taking the first important step towards emotional healing and change. I offer a warm, compassionate safe space with which to work together to help understand your current difficulties and dilemmas. With this new shared understanding, which often involves exploring earlier influential experiences, we can then develop an informed plan and strategies to help you move forwards in your life in a more informed, positive and resourced way. I am a senior Clinical Psychologist, with 22 years experience working in adult mental health in the NHS and more recently in private practice.
Hello there, thank you for visiting my profile and taking the first important step towards emotional healing and change. I offer a warm, compassionate safe space with which to work together to help understand your current difficulties and dilemmas. With this new shared understanding, which often involves exploring earlier influential experiences, we can then develop an informed plan and strategies to help you move forwards in your life in a more informed, positive and resourced way. I am a senior Clinical Psychologist, with 22 years experience working in adult mental health in the NHS and more recently in private practice.
01347 668120 View 01347 668120
Photo of Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology, Psychologist in Easingwold, England
Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Boroughbridge YO51
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
01423 449121 View 01423 449121
Photo of Victoria Adam (Trauma Specialist), Psychotherapist in Easingwold, England
Victoria Adam (Trauma Specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO32  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unhappy? Have you noticed difficult or upsetting thoughts? With many years of experience helping people to overcome negative and unhelpful patterns, I can help you find new skills, knowledge and techniques to make lasting meaningful change. I work together with my clients to understand how their psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how they can be overcome. I aim to provide an empathic, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore emotional difficulties.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unhappy? Have you noticed difficult or upsetting thoughts? With many years of experience helping people to overcome negative and unhelpful patterns, I can help you find new skills, knowledge and techniques to make lasting meaningful change. I work together with my clients to understand how their psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how they can be overcome. I aim to provide an empathic, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore emotional difficulties.
01757 606900 View 01757 606900
Photo of Talking Therapies York, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Talking Therapies York
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
York YO32  (Online Only)
I am an integrative counsellor offering person-centred, solution focused, CBT and Rewind trauma therapy. This means that I draw on different techniques to work with those suffering trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, suicide, relationship difficulties, workplace stress and bullying, serious illness and those caring for those with serious illnesses.
I am an integrative counsellor offering person-centred, solution focused, CBT and Rewind trauma therapy. This means that I draw on different techniques to work with those suffering trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, suicide, relationship difficulties, workplace stress and bullying, serious illness and those caring for those with serious illnesses.
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Photo of Flexible Mind Psychology, Psychologist in Easingwold, England
Flexible Mind Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO32  (Online Only)
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, having difficulty adapting to the ever-changing demands of the world, or finding it hard to express yourself, you don't have to cope alone. Flexible Mind Psychology offers specialist therapy for those who are feeling disconnected or isolated, even when they are around lots of people, leaving them feeling unable to access help from others or unable to contemplate new ways of thinking. If you are someone who is often assumed to be coping perfectly well, who doesn’t like to make a fuss, and who appears to be okay on the outside but who is actually struggling on the inside, get in touch.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, having difficulty adapting to the ever-changing demands of the world, or finding it hard to express yourself, you don't have to cope alone. Flexible Mind Psychology offers specialist therapy for those who are feeling disconnected or isolated, even when they are around lots of people, leaving them feeling unable to access help from others or unable to contemplate new ways of thinking. If you are someone who is often assumed to be coping perfectly well, who doesn’t like to make a fuss, and who appears to be okay on the outside but who is actually struggling on the inside, get in touch.
01904 929260 View 01904 929260
Photo of Jenn Fletcher Counselling , Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Jenn Fletcher Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thirsk YO7  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
01977 802451 View 01977 802451
Photo of Richard Cooling, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Richard Cooling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
York YO30
I am a professional counsellor based in Wetherby and York, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through. I do this by offering a private space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.
I am a professional counsellor based in Wetherby and York, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through. I do this by offering a private space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.
07799 495140 View 07799 495140
Photo of Anne Brown, Counsellor in Easingwold, England
Anne Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thirsk YO7
Are you tired of feeling anxious, of having unwanted intrusive thoughts whizzing around your head ? As a specialist in anxiety, trauma and loss my aim is to help you to make positive changes and achieve fast, positive results. I work with individuals and organizations including police officers and civilian workers. My counselling experience is extensive; more than 25 years during which I set up and for 11 years managed the employee counselling service for North Yorks CC, District Councils and colleges (workforce >26,000) I am approved by PFOA (Police Firearms Officers' Assoc.)
Are you tired of feeling anxious, of having unwanted intrusive thoughts whizzing around your head ? As a specialist in anxiety, trauma and loss my aim is to help you to make positive changes and achieve fast, positive results. I work with individuals and organizations including police officers and civilian workers. My counselling experience is extensive; more than 25 years during which I set up and for 11 years managed the employee counselling service for North Yorks CC, District Councils and colleges (workforce >26,000) I am approved by PFOA (Police Firearms Officers' Assoc.)
01677 938944 View 01677 938944

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Easingwold

< 10

Counsellors in Easingwold who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Infertility
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Easingwold see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Easingwold?

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.