Counselling in East Riding of Yorkshire

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East Yorkshire Psychology
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dr Nikki McCloud is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who works with a small group of associates providing specialist assessment and support for both mental and physical health difficulties.
Dr Nikki McCloud is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who works with a small group of associates providing specialist assessment and support for both mental and physical health difficulties.
01964 770363 View 01964 770363
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Teale Therapy (Catherine Teale)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My aim is to build people up, offer a warm, non-judgmental and supportive space. I can help you set realistic goals, work through concerns and worries. I also have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and grief.
My aim is to build people up, offer a warm, non-judgmental and supportive space. I can help you set realistic goals, work through concerns and worries. I also have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and grief.
01964 211072 View 01964 211072
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Time to Thrive Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hessle HU13
www.timetothrive.life
www.timetothrive.life
07480 784998 View 07480 784998
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Taking Care of you Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Difficulties in life catch us up at some stage, so why not make time just for you, working at your pace, exploring what is making life difficult just now. I support clients with difficult relationships, life events, Abuse of any form past/present, bereavements, illness, & all losses. The concerns of becoming a new mum, or older children leaving home & you with mixed feelings. I have extensive knowledge of Domestic/Emotional/Physical Abuse, Loss from illness, Change or Bereavement, Divorce or Post-natal depression, Bullying, work related stress. I am available to consider anything you might need, just reach out, I'm listening...
Difficulties in life catch us up at some stage, so why not make time just for you, working at your pace, exploring what is making life difficult just now. I support clients with difficult relationships, life events, Abuse of any form past/present, bereavements, illness, & all losses. The concerns of becoming a new mum, or older children leaving home & you with mixed feelings. I have extensive knowledge of Domestic/Emotional/Physical Abuse, Loss from illness, Change or Bereavement, Divorce or Post-natal depression, Bullying, work related stress. I am available to consider anything you might need, just reach out, I'm listening...
01262 416739 View 01262 416739
Photo of Claire Eve Morrish, Psychologist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Claire Eve Morrish
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
York YO42
Waitlist for new clients
You may be seeking help for a number of reasons: You may be feeling unhappy or angry without understanding why; you may be feeling anxious or depressed; you may be experiencing mood swings which are difficult to manage; you may be experiencing hallucinations. Whatever your problem, you are in distress and looking for help in restoring your sense of well-being. As a Clinical Psychologist, trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities, I will explore with you the reasons for your distress, and agree a programme of treatment adapted to your particular needs.
You may be seeking help for a number of reasons: You may be feeling unhappy or angry without understanding why; you may be feeling anxious or depressed; you may be experiencing mood swings which are difficult to manage; you may be experiencing hallucinations. Whatever your problem, you are in distress and looking for help in restoring your sense of well-being. As a Clinical Psychologist, trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities, I will explore with you the reasons for your distress, and agree a programme of treatment adapted to your particular needs.
01904 917659 View 01904 917659
Photo of Gaz Rowntree, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Gaz Rowntree
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Selby YO8
There is hope for Angry Men! “The little things irritate me into arguing! I want to stop…” MEN and ANGER: A misconception – “I am just a fiery person, I can’t change that”. Not true! Are you getting irritable and angry at even the littlest of things? Do you drink to try and shift away from those feelings? Is it impacting your relationships? Are you arguing more than you really want? The longer this goes on the more likely it is your relationship will irreversibly break down. You don’t want to end up with heartbreak, loneliness or a broken home, only seeing your family at the weekend?
There is hope for Angry Men! “The little things irritate me into arguing! I want to stop…” MEN and ANGER: A misconception – “I am just a fiery person, I can’t change that”. Not true! Are you getting irritable and angry at even the littlest of things? Do you drink to try and shift away from those feelings? Is it impacting your relationships? Are you arguing more than you really want? The longer this goes on the more likely it is your relationship will irreversibly break down. You don’t want to end up with heartbreak, loneliness or a broken home, only seeing your family at the weekend?
01904 935305 View 01904 935305
Photo of Sarah Jane Bates, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Sarah Jane Bates
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Firstly, well done for considering investing in yourself and starting therapy. I know I am biased, but I know and see the benefits of therapy, although it is not always an easy journey, the personal benefits for you can be immense. I truly believe therapy is for everyone (me included). Finding a therapist is no easy feat, it is about finding the right match for your needs. The therapeutic relationship for me, is really important, I want you to feel safe and be able to talk about things you may not feel you can tell anyone else.
Firstly, well done for considering investing in yourself and starting therapy. I know I am biased, but I know and see the benefits of therapy, although it is not always an easy journey, the personal benefits for you can be immense. I truly believe therapy is for everyone (me included). Finding a therapist is no easy feat, it is about finding the right match for your needs. The therapeutic relationship for me, is really important, I want you to feel safe and be able to talk about things you may not feel you can tell anyone else.
01964 211752 View 01964 211752
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Cloud Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hull HU4
Hello my name is Mary, I am an Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. One of the hardest things is to admit you need help and then to ask for it, but we all need help at some point in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to work with both adults and teens. I pride myself in providing a supportive, friendly, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space for my clients. I will be by your side on your therapy journey which may feel uncomfortable at times but I also believe there is a place in the therapy room for smiles. My friendly private practice is run with Clinical Supervision, fully insured and accredited by the NCPS.
Hello my name is Mary, I am an Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. One of the hardest things is to admit you need help and then to ask for it, but we all need help at some point in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to work with both adults and teens. I pride myself in providing a supportive, friendly, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space for my clients. I will be by your side on your therapy journey which may feel uncomfortable at times but I also believe there is a place in the therapy room for smiles. My friendly private practice is run with Clinical Supervision, fully insured and accredited by the NCPS.
01482 251673 View 01482 251673
Photo of Root and Flourish Counselling Services, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Root and Flourish Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationships, bereavement ,Addiction,Trauma,Health,OCD ,Depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn. I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I have been working with people from all walks of life for over 20 years. I provide a warm empathic space or online sessions.
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationships, bereavement ,Addiction,Trauma,Health,OCD ,Depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn. I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I have been working with people from all walks of life for over 20 years. I provide a warm empathic space or online sessions.
01723 334245 View 01723 334245
Photo of Lidia Babas, Psychotherapist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Lidia Babas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hull HU5
Acknowledging that you need to talk to someone else other than a family member or a friend is the first step, which can be very challenging. I understand it takes courage to share your vulnerable parts with someone you don’t know but I also believe that it can be very powerful, and a life changing experience. In my work I provide a space, where you can discover things about yourself you perhaps haven’t been aware of before. I am passionate about connecting with an inner child we sometimes dismiss or forget about due to demands, and responsibilities that life brings.
Acknowledging that you need to talk to someone else other than a family member or a friend is the first step, which can be very challenging. I understand it takes courage to share your vulnerable parts with someone you don’t know but I also believe that it can be very powerful, and a life changing experience. In my work I provide a space, where you can discover things about yourself you perhaps haven’t been aware of before. I am passionate about connecting with an inner child we sometimes dismiss or forget about due to demands, and responsibilities that life brings.
01482 947379 View 01482 947379
Photo of Dr Jemma Jackson, Psychologist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Dr Jemma Jackson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brough HU15
I am a highly experienced and specialist Clinical Psychologist with 22 years of NHS experience, working predominantly with adults and adolescents suffering a variety of mental health difficulties. I offer individual, couples and some family therapies employing a range of person-centred and evidence based therapies. I have a particular interest in working with childhood and complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, personality disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders and attachment/relationship difficulties. I practice MBT, DBT, trauma processing therapies, CAT and CFT to tailor individualised intervention packages of care.
I am a highly experienced and specialist Clinical Psychologist with 22 years of NHS experience, working predominantly with adults and adolescents suffering a variety of mental health difficulties. I offer individual, couples and some family therapies employing a range of person-centred and evidence based therapies. I have a particular interest in working with childhood and complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, personality disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders and attachment/relationship difficulties. I practice MBT, DBT, trauma processing therapies, CAT and CFT to tailor individualised intervention packages of care.
017683 47700 View 017683 47700
Photo of Debbie Thomson Therapy, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Debbie Thomson Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hull HU1
Hello, I’m Debbie, a qualified Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and trainee Integrative Psychotherapist. I prefer to work with clients face to face but I do work online too. Having worked in mental health services for almost 20 years, I developed significant experience and a genuine passion in helping people with mental health difficulties. In particular, adults and young people struggling with eating disorders or eating difficulties, and obsessive-compulsive behaviours. I am, however, open to working with any difficulty in life you may be facing. I mainly work with adults but will work with young people 16+.
Hello, I’m Debbie, a qualified Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and trainee Integrative Psychotherapist. I prefer to work with clients face to face but I do work online too. Having worked in mental health services for almost 20 years, I developed significant experience and a genuine passion in helping people with mental health difficulties. In particular, adults and young people struggling with eating disorders or eating difficulties, and obsessive-compulsive behaviours. I am, however, open to working with any difficulty in life you may be facing. I mainly work with adults but will work with young people 16+.
01482 736095 View 01482 736095
Photo of Diane Elizabeth Blake, Psychotherapist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Diane Elizabeth Blake
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Therapy can helpful for many challenges in life: feeling low in mood, anxious, lacking in confidence, 'burnt out', struggling with relationships, loss of all kinds. Or simply wondering what your life is all about and wanting to explore. I believe that with understanding, support and sensitive challenge people are able to make changes in their lives and relationships. My approach would be tailored to your needs as an individual, placing trust in the healing power of a caring therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced Psychotherapist integrating specific modalities to create a nurturing space for exploration and change.
Therapy can helpful for many challenges in life: feeling low in mood, anxious, lacking in confidence, 'burnt out', struggling with relationships, loss of all kinds. Or simply wondering what your life is all about and wanting to explore. I believe that with understanding, support and sensitive challenge people are able to make changes in their lives and relationships. My approach would be tailored to your needs as an individual, placing trust in the healing power of a caring therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced Psychotherapist integrating specific modalities to create a nurturing space for exploration and change.
01377 310356 View 01377 310356
Photo of Lucy Greig, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Lucy Greig
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Selby YO8
I am an integrative Counsellor, qualified to Masters level and I specialise in Relationship and Family work. I am a big believer in meeting people where they are presently at and holding a judgement free, safe space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings. To give someone the space to find out what is going on for them, at their own pace, I believe to be very empowering. I am warm, friendly and empathic and have a real passion for helping people. Contacting me via email is usually the best option, as I can not always take calls due to being in client sessions. I respond to emails usually the same day.
I am an integrative Counsellor, qualified to Masters level and I specialise in Relationship and Family work. I am a big believer in meeting people where they are presently at and holding a judgement free, safe space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings. To give someone the space to find out what is going on for them, at their own pace, I believe to be very empowering. I am warm, friendly and empathic and have a real passion for helping people. Contacting me via email is usually the best option, as I can not always take calls due to being in client sessions. I respond to emails usually the same day.
01757 607051 View 01757 607051
Photo of Alex Lloyd, Psychotherapist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Alex Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO42
I am an experienced and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic (CAT) Therapist. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self esteem, anxiety disorders (such as phobias, generalised anxiety, OCD), eating problems, body image issues, relationship difficulties and trauma/PTSD. My therapy approach is semi structured, and driven by an individual and personalised formulation, typically drawing from CBT, compassion focused therapy (CFT) cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) approaches and EMDR. I offer both long and short term therapy.
I am an experienced and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic (CAT) Therapist. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self esteem, anxiety disorders (such as phobias, generalised anxiety, OCD), eating problems, body image issues, relationship difficulties and trauma/PTSD. My therapy approach is semi structured, and driven by an individual and personalised formulation, typically drawing from CBT, compassion focused therapy (CFT) cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) approaches and EMDR. I offer both long and short term therapy.
01759 487734 View 01759 487734
Photo of Dr Liz Linn, Psychologist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Dr Liz Linn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Ferriby HU14  (Online Only)
There is no question life is stressful - but the good news is that help is available. You do not have to struggle alone. We all need a neutral, non-judgmental person to talk things through with. I believe that knowing you are not alone, and having that safe place to express your fears, or uncover how the past influences you today, is essential for mental health.
There is no question life is stressful - but the good news is that help is available. You do not have to struggle alone. We all need a neutral, non-judgmental person to talk things through with. I believe that knowing you are not alone, and having that safe place to express your fears, or uncover how the past influences you today, is essential for mental health.
017683 47696 View 017683 47696
Photo of Hannah Beech Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Hannah Beech Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Driffield YO25  (Online Only)
We wouldn’t hesitate to support a friend who needs us, so why when it comes to ourselves does reaching out for support often feel like an impossible task? I’m here to reassure you that it doesn’t have to be. You are deserving of having a non-judgemental, safe space to talk through any challenges you might currently be facing, whilst being encouraged to be unapologetically yourself. I want to help you regain control over any difficult emotions that may come up for you, whilst supporting you to achieve whatever solutions and changes you are looking for, and getting to know yourself better in the process.
We wouldn’t hesitate to support a friend who needs us, so why when it comes to ourselves does reaching out for support often feel like an impossible task? I’m here to reassure you that it doesn’t have to be. You are deserving of having a non-judgemental, safe space to talk through any challenges you might currently be facing, whilst being encouraged to be unapologetically yourself. I want to help you regain control over any difficult emotions that may come up for you, whilst supporting you to achieve whatever solutions and changes you are looking for, and getting to know yourself better in the process.
0113 519 9946 View 0113 519 9946
Photo of Tracy Ann Richardson, Psychologist in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Tracy Ann Richardson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
My name is Dr Tracy Ann Richardson and I run Wolds Psychology Ltd. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist providing psychological therapy for over ten years. I have particular expertise in working with psychological trauma and am an accredited EMDR practitioner. Sometimes we don’t know what is causing us to feel distressed and I can help explore with you what is going on for you and work with you to find a way through this. I also have extensive experience in working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, relational difficulties, emotional regulation or interpersonal difficulties.
My name is Dr Tracy Ann Richardson and I run Wolds Psychology Ltd. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist providing psychological therapy for over ten years. I have particular expertise in working with psychological trauma and am an accredited EMDR practitioner. Sometimes we don’t know what is causing us to feel distressed and I can help explore with you what is going on for you and work with you to find a way through this. I also have extensive experience in working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, relational difficulties, emotional regulation or interpersonal difficulties.
01759 487786 View 01759 487786
Photo of U First Therapies, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
U First Therapies
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hull HU12  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile, my name is Jezz. I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred.) which means I am fully qualified to help. You are reading this profile because you are looking for the right person to help you, or someone, you care very much about? Either way, I can help. Before becoming a counsellor, I also had other careers and life experiences, that involved helping people to become the best version of themselves or supporting people through difficulties that were overwhelming; below are some other reasons that may help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Welcome to my profile, my name is Jezz. I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred.) which means I am fully qualified to help. You are reading this profile because you are looking for the right person to help you, or someone, you care very much about? Either way, I can help. Before becoming a counsellor, I also had other careers and life experiences, that involved helping people to become the best version of themselves or supporting people through difficulties that were overwhelming; below are some other reasons that may help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
01482 736104 View 01482 736104
Photo of Patrick Michael Crabtree, Counsellor in East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Patrick Michael Crabtree
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hull HU3
If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed or anxious, are struggling to gain clarity on how to move forwards right now, and want to find your next steps, I can help you. It can be difficult to make sense of our experience - our mind's a busy place at the best of times, and especially so when we find ourselves pulled along by strong currents of confusion or over-thinking, stress, anxiety, and worse. Asking for help with our difficulties can feel like a huge step, a last resort perhaps as we struggle to find the solutions we need to move forwards.
If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed or anxious, are struggling to gain clarity on how to move forwards right now, and want to find your next steps, I can help you. It can be difficult to make sense of our experience - our mind's a busy place at the best of times, and especially so when we find ourselves pulled along by strong currents of confusion or over-thinking, stress, anxiety, and worse. Asking for help with our difficulties can feel like a huge step, a last resort perhaps as we struggle to find the solutions we need to move forwards.
01482 429308 View 01482 429308

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in East Riding of Yorkshire

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in East Riding of Yorkshire who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
79% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in East Riding of Yorkshire see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in East Riding of Yorkshire?

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.