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Samantha Wilkins
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Elton CH2
Samantha brings a non-judgemental and open-minded approach to her practice, creating a safe space for individuals and couples to explore their sexual desires and preferences, including those that fall outside of the traditional norms. Samantha works with a range of sexual function issues and relationship problems, of which she has a deep understanding of empathy and acceptance. Samantha’s clients appreciate her warmth, understanding and her ability to integrate her diverse experiences into her therapeutic practice fostering a sense of safety and trust.
Samantha brings a non-judgemental and open-minded approach to her practice, creating a safe space for individuals and couples to explore their sexual desires and preferences, including those that fall outside of the traditional norms. Samantha works with a range of sexual function issues and relationship problems, of which she has a deep understanding of empathy and acceptance. Samantha’s clients appreciate her warmth, understanding and her ability to integrate her diverse experiences into her therapeutic practice fostering a sense of safety and trust.
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Tracey Boothby
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
If you’re reading this you must have determined you would like help to heal and resolve difficulties in your life. I have a wealth of experience working with adults and children who have endured severe trauma, mental ill health (anxiety, depression etc) and have guided them through the healing process. Trauma affects both brain and body, causing somatic pain and toxic stress. Abusive relationships leave there damage behind long after they have ended . I’m not a fixer and I don’t have a magic wand, however, I can help you untangle the confusion and find some much needed hope to help you reach your goal.
If you’re reading this you must have determined you would like help to heal and resolve difficulties in your life. I have a wealth of experience working with adults and children who have endured severe trauma, mental ill health (anxiety, depression etc) and have guided them through the healing process. Trauma affects both brain and body, causing somatic pain and toxic stress. Abusive relationships leave there damage behind long after they have ended . I’m not a fixer and I don’t have a magic wand, however, I can help you untangle the confusion and find some much needed hope to help you reach your goal.
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Eli Jones Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
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.
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Helen Allen
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hi, I am Helen. I offer an open and inclusive space to over-thinkers and high achievers. My approach to counselling is about finding the right balance for you between “I hear you” and “let’s figure this out”. In your counselling sessions, you are not your job nor the roles you have played in life. We can feel overwhelmed and lost for so many reasons, loss of a loved one, breakdown of relationship, loss of a job or a traumatic life event where we feel we can never be the same again. Equally for seemingly no reason we can have low self confidence or anxiety.
Hi, I am Helen. I offer an open and inclusive space to over-thinkers and high achievers. My approach to counselling is about finding the right balance for you between “I hear you” and “let’s figure this out”. In your counselling sessions, you are not your job nor the roles you have played in life. We can feel overwhelmed and lost for so many reasons, loss of a loved one, breakdown of relationship, loss of a job or a traumatic life event where we feel we can never be the same again. Equally for seemingly no reason we can have low self confidence or anxiety.
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Relationship and Sex Therapy @ Trusting Heart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
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MTS Psychological Health/ MTS Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
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Emily Grainger
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
No-one knows you better than you; I am guided by you and what you choose to bring to each session without giving my opinions, guidance, or advice. The therapeutic relationship is a key component of counselling change, and it is hugely important to me that I ensure our therapeutic relationship is built on a foundation of empathy, non-judgement, and respect.
No-one knows you better than you; I am guided by you and what you choose to bring to each session without giving my opinions, guidance, or advice. The therapeutic relationship is a key component of counselling change, and it is hugely important to me that I ensure our therapeutic relationship is built on a foundation of empathy, non-judgement, and respect.
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Dr Lucy Helena Doherty
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
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Brodie McGeown
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I specialise in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
I specialise in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
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Counselling With Helen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Being a later in life diagnosed Autistic / combined ADHD female, Autism & ADHD, I would say, are my niche, along with having personal experience of divorce and living with PMDD. I have an enhanced DBS check & alongside my private practice, I am the school counsellor for Sandbach Boys High School, offer counselling through an Employee Assistance Program (corporatewellbeingsolutions.com), and have been a guest speaker at the University of Lincoln on Neurodiversity and Counselling.
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Jill Wasley Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and depression, as well as other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and depression, as well as other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
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Southport Bereavement Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I have over 4 years experience working with the Samaritans, and 2 years experience at Liverpool Bereavement Service as a Volunteer Counsellor. I recently completed a child loss course at Alder Hey Hospital Trust. I have a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and I am currently training to obtain a level 5 diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) (No. 00988674), I am fully insured and I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I have over 4 years experience working with the Samaritans, and 2 years experience at Liverpool Bereavement Service as a Volunteer Counsellor. I recently completed a child loss course at Alder Hey Hospital Trust. I have a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and I am currently training to obtain a level 5 diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) (No. 00988674), I am fully insured and I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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Chloe Louise Fabian
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I offer a warm and supportive environment for you to explore what you are going through in a safe space. I can also explore healthy coping strategies and resources to support you in your journey through healing and development.
I offer a warm and supportive environment for you to explore what you are going through in a safe space. I can also explore healthy coping strategies and resources to support you in your journey through healing and development.
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Faern Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1
I'm an Integrative counsellor working with a broad range of things including but not limited to anxiety, health-related anxiety, bereavement, loss, grief, identity, relationships, guilt, loss of motivation, work-related stress, boundaries and negative thoughts and I will provide an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions and will ensure you'll always feel both safe and supported. Whilst at times counselling can feel vulnerable, we will work at your pace and at no time will you be under pressure to share things that you're uncomfortable with.
I'm an Integrative counsellor working with a broad range of things including but not limited to anxiety, health-related anxiety, bereavement, loss, grief, identity, relationships, guilt, loss of motivation, work-related stress, boundaries and negative thoughts and I will provide an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions and will ensure you'll always feel both safe and supported. Whilst at times counselling can feel vulnerable, we will work at your pace and at no time will you be under pressure to share things that you're uncomfortable with.
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Sandra Elizabeth Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. Reaching out for help and support can be a really hard first step to take. Well done for that. The therapy I offer is all about the client and what support they feel they are looking for. I will listen to you and offer you that safe space to think about things that are affecting you now or from the past. I will support you as the unique and individual person that you are and help you to unravel some of those things that have been impacting on you. I offer a free 30 minute session to see if you feel comfortable talking to me and to make sure that you feel safe.
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. Reaching out for help and support can be a really hard first step to take. Well done for that. The therapy I offer is all about the client and what support they feel they are looking for. I will listen to you and offer you that safe space to think about things that are affecting you now or from the past. I will support you as the unique and individual person that you are and help you to unravel some of those things that have been impacting on you. I offer a free 30 minute session to see if you feel comfortable talking to me and to make sure that you feel safe.
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Dr Madeline Smyth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
You may be struggling with memories of past or recent trauma, having overwhelming feelings or have patterns in your life that you'd like to change. You may have experienced a one off trauma that continues to bother you, or you may have a complex trauma history. You may be worried about your thoughts or behaviour, either towards yourself or others. Perhaps your relationships have not been very healthy and you want to break the cycle. Therapy can help you to address these issues and bring you back to the self you used to be or move you forward to a stronger healthier place.
You may be struggling with memories of past or recent trauma, having overwhelming feelings or have patterns in your life that you'd like to change. You may have experienced a one off trauma that continues to bother you, or you may have a complex trauma history. You may be worried about your thoughts or behaviour, either towards yourself or others. Perhaps your relationships have not been very healthy and you want to break the cycle. Therapy can help you to address these issues and bring you back to the self you used to be or move you forward to a stronger healthier place.
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Dr Stephen Skippon
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I'm a Psychotherapist at Lemons to Lemonade, an independent pyschotherapy, clinical psychology, and coaching practice based at Broughton Retail Park near Chester, run by partners Dr. Rachel Skippon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and myself Dr. Stephen Skippon. I offer psychological therapy to help people deal with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, panic disorder, stress, low self-esteem, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, problems at work, bereavement, and other forms of loss. I provide specialist therapy for people who have difficulty sleeping.
I'm a Psychotherapist at Lemons to Lemonade, an independent pyschotherapy, clinical psychology, and coaching practice based at Broughton Retail Park near Chester, run by partners Dr. Rachel Skippon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and myself Dr. Stephen Skippon. I offer psychological therapy to help people deal with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, panic disorder, stress, low self-esteem, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, problems at work, bereavement, and other forms of loss. I provide specialist therapy for people who have difficulty sleeping.
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Ceri Parry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hello and welcome. My name is Ceri and I’m a registered Psychotherapist. I can help you with the following: imposter syndrome, ADHD, Neurodiversity, perfectionism and high achieving, anxiety and panic attacks, low self-esteem and confidence, body image and body positivity, work stress, relationship problems, depression, trauma, finding purpose and meaning, self-acceptance, phone addiction or doom-scrolling, binge eating, addiction and implementing new changes.
Hello and welcome. My name is Ceri and I’m a registered Psychotherapist. I can help you with the following: imposter syndrome, ADHD, Neurodiversity, perfectionism and high achieving, anxiety and panic attacks, low self-esteem and confidence, body image and body positivity, work stress, relationship problems, depression, trauma, finding purpose and meaning, self-acceptance, phone addiction or doom-scrolling, binge eating, addiction and implementing new changes.
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With You Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
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Estelle Dooley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Elton

< 10

Counsellors in Elton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Sex Therapy

Average years in practice

1 Year

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Elton see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Elton?

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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.