Counselling in Hockliffe

Photo of Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hockliffe LU7
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
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Photo of Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hockliffe LU7
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
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Photo of Sonia L George, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Sonia L George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hockliffe LU7  (Online Only)
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
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Photo of Lucy Hutt, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Lucy Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
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Photo of Kay Juviler Counselling, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Kay Juviler Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Carole Gallagher, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Carole Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Luton LU7
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel as if you are sometimes standing in a fog and can't see a way forward? Perhaps you have been pretending everything is fine, putting a front on things. But deep down, you know that you are unhappy right now. Whether the cause of your unhappiness is the past, present or something you fear in the future, I can offer you help with a wide range of problems using a variety of different techniques.
Do you feel as if you are sometimes standing in a fog and can't see a way forward? Perhaps you have been pretending everything is fine, putting a front on things. But deep down, you know that you are unhappy right now. Whether the cause of your unhappiness is the past, present or something you fear in the future, I can offer you help with a wide range of problems using a variety of different techniques.
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Photo of Asha Weir, Psychologist in Hockliffe, England
Asha Weir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 18 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 18 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
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Photo of Chloe Anne Schiff, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Chloe Anne Schiff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Hi I'm Chloe and I'm pleased to introduce myself to you. After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2013 I have worked in charities supporting survivors of sexual abuse, I have worked with local authorities supporting families and in schools supporting parents and children with a range of issues including relationship difficulties and behaviour problems. I have a keen interest in working with individuals around relationships struggles.
Hi I'm Chloe and I'm pleased to introduce myself to you. After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2013 I have worked in charities supporting survivors of sexual abuse, I have worked with local authorities supporting families and in schools supporting parents and children with a range of issues including relationship difficulties and behaviour problems. I have a keen interest in working with individuals around relationships struggles.
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Photo of Dr Hanna Yousefzadeh, Psychologist in Hockliffe, England
Dr Hanna Yousefzadeh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the field of psychology for over 10 years. This experience has spanned across a variety of mental health services, working with adults, children, and families to support with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, disordered eating, school refusal and attachment/relational difficulties. These difficulties may have only just become an issue for you or you may have struggled with these difficulties for a longtime. I like to work within a trauma informed framework, whereby we consider ‘what has happened to you’ rather than ‘what is wrong with you’.
Hi there, I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the field of psychology for over 10 years. This experience has spanned across a variety of mental health services, working with adults, children, and families to support with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, disordered eating, school refusal and attachment/relational difficulties. These difficulties may have only just become an issue for you or you may have struggled with these difficulties for a longtime. I like to work within a trauma informed framework, whereby we consider ‘what has happened to you’ rather than ‘what is wrong with you’.
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Photo of Lois Powell, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Lois Powell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
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Photo of Mat Schencks, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
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Photo of Coral-Lee Laurence, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Coral-Lee Laurence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
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Photo of Dawn Woosley, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Dawn Woosley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
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Photo of Stacy Holland, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
However you're feeling or what ever you would like to explore, I can offer you the time and space to feel heard, to express yourself in a way that you may not have been able to before. I offer a place where you can be yourself, and express yourself freely, supporting you as you try to make sense of your experience, feelings. Counselling is a journey of self discovery, a place where you should feel safe and supported so you can learn to understand and love yourself.
However you're feeling or what ever you would like to explore, I can offer you the time and space to feel heard, to express yourself in a way that you may not have been able to before. I offer a place where you can be yourself, and express yourself freely, supporting you as you try to make sense of your experience, feelings. Counselling is a journey of self discovery, a place where you should feel safe and supported so you can learn to understand and love yourself.
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Photo of Lucy Anne McGroarty, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Lucy Anne McGroarty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Gay Lane, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Gay Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
I am a person centred counsellor located near Dunstable Bedfordshire. I have worked with both adults and children for a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I am a person centred counsellor located near Dunstable Bedfordshire. I have worked with both adults and children for a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Janice Teh, Psychotherapist in Hockliffe, England
Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Sometimes we don't know how we feel, or why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to be stuck in unhelpful patterns or feel the pain anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if you told them how you really feel. You may have been thinking that you need to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
Sometimes we don't know how we feel, or why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to be stuck in unhelpful patterns or feel the pain anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if you told them how you really feel. You may have been thinking that you need to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
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Photo of Sally Hartley, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Sally Hartley
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU7
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
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Photo of Laura Duffy, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Laura Duffy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
01582 369620 View 01582 369620
Photo of Ian Glenister, Counsellor in Hockliffe, England
Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hockliffe

< 10

Counsellors in Hockliffe who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Anger Management
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Hockliffe see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hockliffe?

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.