Counselling in Garforth

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Cherise Ainley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Garforth LS25
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
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Emma Coleman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Garforth LS25
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
0113 519 0410 View 0113 519 0410
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Sian Long
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Garforth LS25
Life isn't always easy and sometimes the challenges we face can be overwhelming. We can be left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example which can be a struggle and interfere with our daily life. Maybe there are events or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. Sometimes it's not one thing, but just a feeling that things are not right for you at the minute. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that you are a burden, or that they are part of the problem.
Life isn't always easy and sometimes the challenges we face can be overwhelming. We can be left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example which can be a struggle and interfere with our daily life. Maybe there are events or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. Sometimes it's not one thing, but just a feeling that things are not right for you at the minute. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that you are a burden, or that they are part of the problem.
0113 519 1657 View 0113 519 1657
Photo of Abigail Leah Bonnett, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Abigail Leah Bonnett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Garforth LS25  (Online Only)
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
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J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Garforth LS25
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
0113 519 7247 View 0113 519 7247
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Fenix CBT Psychotherapy, Autism and OCD Specialist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Garforth LS25
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
0113 487 2229 View 0113 487 2229
Photo of Julie Kirk, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Julie Kirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Garforth LS25
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Samuel Holah, Psychologist in Garforth, England
Dr Samuel Holah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS17
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private sector. I have a range of experience in offering expert psychological assessment and therapy to adults and children with mental health difficulties.
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private sector. I have a range of experience in offering expert psychological assessment and therapy to adults and children with mental health difficulties.
01937 227314 View 01937 227314
Photo of Sara Korn, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Sara Korn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS14
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
0113 320 2415 View 0113 320 2415
Photo of Ailis Weir, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Ailis Weir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ+ people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ+ folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration is encouraged. Find out more at my website www.beyondlineartherapy.com.
I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ+ people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ+ folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration is encouraged. Find out more at my website www.beyondlineartherapy.com.
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Photo of Jacqui Parkin, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Jacqui Parkin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
01423 803251 View 01423 803251
Photo of Annabel Minors, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Annabel Minors
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
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 Elizabeth Robinson, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Elizabeth Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS1
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
07481 360787 View 07481 360787
Photo of Elaine Tarsh, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Elaine Tarsh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
Specialist therapy for couples or individuals with relationship issues can help you through those tough and challenging times. Whatever your relationship problems, be they related to life stages or arising from daily life pressures, I am here to help. We can decide on short, medium, or long-term counselling. Together, in a secure, impartial, and non-judgmental space, we can use various approaches tailored to your situation to help guide you towards a positive and successful outcome. Sometimes this is about building solid relationships and sometimes parting with dignity and respect.
Specialist therapy for couples or individuals with relationship issues can help you through those tough and challenging times. Whatever your relationship problems, be they related to life stages or arising from daily life pressures, I am here to help. We can decide on short, medium, or long-term counselling. Together, in a secure, impartial, and non-judgmental space, we can use various approaches tailored to your situation to help guide you towards a positive and successful outcome. Sometimes this is about building solid relationships and sometimes parting with dignity and respect.
01923 920643 View 01923 920643
Photo of Liz Maskew, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Liz Maskew
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
Life can feel exhausting when you or your child, are struggling with difficult emotions, had difficult past experiences, a recent diagnosis or health emergency. I understand what that feels like and the sense of loss, isolation and feeling lost with how to manage and be strong. You or your child might be struggling with low mood, flashbacks, self harm or suicidal thoughts and feelings. When you feel out of control it can be hard to manage family life, intense frustration and difficult behaviours. I can help you with feeling lighter, more connected to others and confident with daily life through conversation and creativity.
Life can feel exhausting when you or your child, are struggling with difficult emotions, had difficult past experiences, a recent diagnosis or health emergency. I understand what that feels like and the sense of loss, isolation and feeling lost with how to manage and be strong. You or your child might be struggling with low mood, flashbacks, self harm or suicidal thoughts and feelings. When you feel out of control it can be hard to manage family life, intense frustration and difficult behaviours. I can help you with feeling lighter, more connected to others and confident with daily life through conversation and creativity.
01937 227408 View 01937 227408
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Systemisk Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS23
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
01423 648790 View 01423 648790
Photo of Dr Rachel Crane, Psychologist in Garforth, England
Dr Rachel Crane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF1
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
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Photo of Simon Baverstock, Psychotherapist in Garforth, England
Simon Baverstock
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Leeds LS1
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
01904 935294 View 01904 935294
Photo of Park Psychology Services-Autism & ADHD Specialists, Psychologist in Garforth, England
Park Psychology Services-Autism & ADHD Specialists
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leeds LS1
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist . After working in the NHS for a number of years, I set up my own practice in 2021, with the aim of providing a service to support people to access high quality, thorough and collaborative assessments and support. We provide neurodevelopmental assessments and work with both children and adults. We also provide therapeutic support for people following a diagnosis, for those who may self-identify as being neurodivergent and for people living with a learning disability.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist . After working in the NHS for a number of years, I set up my own practice in 2021, with the aim of providing a service to support people to access high quality, thorough and collaborative assessments and support. We provide neurodevelopmental assessments and work with both children and adults. We also provide therapeutic support for people following a diagnosis, for those who may self-identify as being neurodivergent and for people living with a learning disability.
01347 665053 View 01347 665053
Photo of Delyth Burch, Counsellor in Garforth, England
Delyth Burch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS8
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
0113 519 4668 View 0113 519 4668

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Garforth

< 10

Counsellors in Garforth who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
57% Bereavement
57% Parenting

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Garforth see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Garforth?

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.