Counselling in Leeds

Photo of Lynda Mayall Counselling, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Lynda Mayall Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS27
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
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Photo of Kathryn Etherington, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Kathryn Etherington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
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Di Pedder
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS14  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in a relationship, or in their work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in a relationship, or in their work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
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Photo of Narvinder Panesar, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Narvinder Panesar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
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Photo of SJR Counselling, Counsellor in Leeds, England
SJR Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS25
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
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Photo of Maisie Bage, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Maisie Bage
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS6
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Maisie. I appreciate it may be difficult to find a way through whatever you are going through, or maybe you just need a space to talk. My aim is to create an environment where you feel safe, heard, and accepted, to explore what is going on for you. My hope is that, through working together, we can find new understandings of yourself, that you can find a path through it or feel more authentic.
Hi, I’m Maisie. I appreciate it may be difficult to find a way through whatever you are going through, or maybe you just need a space to talk. My aim is to create an environment where you feel safe, heard, and accepted, to explore what is going on for you. My hope is that, through working together, we can find new understandings of yourself, that you can find a path through it or feel more authentic.
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Natalie Marsh
Psychotherapist, MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Leeds LS7
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) offering a professional, collaborative and confidential service to Children, Young People, Families and Adults. ​ I have worked across a variety of services over the last 15 years, such as Local Authority, Children’s Services, Schools, Charities, Adult Services (LMWS) and Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services (CYPMHS), with children, young people, families and adults. ​
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) offering a professional, collaborative and confidential service to Children, Young People, Families and Adults. ​ I have worked across a variety of services over the last 15 years, such as Local Authority, Children’s Services, Schools, Charities, Adult Services (LMWS) and Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services (CYPMHS), with children, young people, families and adults. ​
0113 519 9993 View 0113 519 9993
Photo of Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire, Psychologist in Leeds, England
Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
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Photo of Jim Adamson, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Jim Adamson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS20
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
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Photo of Tim McDonnell, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Tim McDonnell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, anxious or low? Life doesn't need to be this way. Do you need someone who will be able to understand your struggles and listen to what you need? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office jobs, factory and warehouse work and have experienced redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, anxious or low? Life doesn't need to be this way. Do you need someone who will be able to understand your struggles and listen to what you need? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office jobs, factory and warehouse work and have experienced redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under.
0113 467 9547 View 0113 467 9547
Photo of Lighthouse Therapy Hub, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Lighthouse Therapy Hub
Counsellor, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS27
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk Play supports children and they can discover and practise different ways of understanding and coping with difficult feelings, leading to healthier
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk Play supports children and they can discover and practise different ways of understanding and coping with difficult feelings, leading to healthier
0113 519 0195 View 0113 519 0195
Photo of Canse Karatas (Mbacp), Counsellor in Leeds, England
Canse Karatas (Mbacp)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS3
Hi there, I’m Canse and I appreciate you looking on my profile. Is everything just overwhelming? Are you waking up every day feeling low, numb or empty but confused why? Do you have a chapter you do not read aloud because it is too painful, leaving you surviving instead of thriving? You are not alone. Let’s talk, I would love to help you live a more fulfilling life. It can help to talk to someone not connected to your personal life and it can be safer to revisit things with a professional.
Hi there, I’m Canse and I appreciate you looking on my profile. Is everything just overwhelming? Are you waking up every day feeling low, numb or empty but confused why? Do you have a chapter you do not read aloud because it is too painful, leaving you surviving instead of thriving? You are not alone. Let’s talk, I would love to help you live a more fulfilling life. It can help to talk to someone not connected to your personal life and it can be safer to revisit things with a professional.
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Photo of Julia E Hyliger, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Julia E Hyliger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
Do you sometimes feel invisible or like an outsider, as if you don't belong? Does life feel like an uphill battle most of the time? Do you feel exhausted, desperate or overwhelmed? You may even be feeling a deep sense of frustration, anxiety or anger. Your upbringing, cultural background or significant life events can affect the way you view yourself and how you respond to your world. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed by our own self limiting beliefs and destructive patterns.
Do you sometimes feel invisible or like an outsider, as if you don't belong? Does life feel like an uphill battle most of the time? Do you feel exhausted, desperate or overwhelmed? You may even be feeling a deep sense of frustration, anxiety or anger. Your upbringing, cultural background or significant life events can affect the way you view yourself and how you respond to your world. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed by our own self limiting beliefs and destructive patterns.
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Photo of Naznin Fowler, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Naznin Fowler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS20
Hello I’m Naznin a qualified integrative relational therapist. I understand how difficult it can be to find a Counsellor who you can work with, so I have tried to outline how I work and welcome any questions you may have. I tailor the way I work to your individual needs and circumstances and believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is critical to the counselling process, and by working together at your pace we can bring about positive change. I provide a warm, approachable, non-judgemental space where you can examine issues that you feel are not healthy and need exploring.
Hello I’m Naznin a qualified integrative relational therapist. I understand how difficult it can be to find a Counsellor who you can work with, so I have tried to outline how I work and welcome any questions you may have. I tailor the way I work to your individual needs and circumstances and believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is critical to the counselling process, and by working together at your pace we can bring about positive change. I provide a warm, approachable, non-judgemental space where you can examine issues that you feel are not healthy and need exploring.
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Photo of Dr Raj Kaur Dhanjal, Psychologist in Leeds, England
Dr Raj Kaur Dhanjal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
Undertaking psychotherapy is a big step and it is important that you find the right professional and approach. I have always felt that people should have choice when it comes to embarking on something that is deeply personal. I am passionate about delivering psychological interventions that are collaborative and tailored to a individual person. There are many different types of evidence based psychological interventions, some that focus more on the past e.g your early upbringing and some that focus less on this and more on the present day
Undertaking psychotherapy is a big step and it is important that you find the right professional and approach. I have always felt that people should have choice when it comes to embarking on something that is deeply personal. I am passionate about delivering psychological interventions that are collaborative and tailored to a individual person. There are many different types of evidence based psychological interventions, some that focus more on the past e.g your early upbringing and some that focus less on this and more on the present day
0113 519 1033 View 0113 519 1033
Photo of Antony Paul Pegram. Counsellor And Supervisor, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Antony Paul Pegram. Counsellor And Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Are you having personal problems that leave you feeling hopeless and alone and feel you need support in your time of difficulty or crisis? Then counselling can give you the opportunity to discover ways to make changes that are meaningful in your life. I am a warm, open, approachable person who believes passionately that talking therapy gives you a place to explore your problems and to begin to change whatever is troubling you by helping you gain clarity whilst developing potential coping strategies. I I will offer you a confidential and non - judgmental approach.
Are you having personal problems that leave you feeling hopeless and alone and feel you need support in your time of difficulty or crisis? Then counselling can give you the opportunity to discover ways to make changes that are meaningful in your life. I am a warm, open, approachable person who believes passionately that talking therapy gives you a place to explore your problems and to begin to change whatever is troubling you by helping you gain clarity whilst developing potential coping strategies. I I will offer you a confidential and non - judgmental approach.
0113 519 0806 View 0113 519 0806
Photo of Nea Clark, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Nea Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS8
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
0113 467 9038 View 0113 467 9038
Photo of Jo Paine, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Jo Paine
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS18
Not accepting new clients
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
0113 519 1434 View 0113 519 1434
Photo of Katie Lister, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Katie Lister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
People seek therapy for many different reasons. It might be that you just don’t feel happy, or you’re anxious or depressed and want to make changes in your life but you’re not sure how. Patterns of behaviour that you developed a long time ago may now feel frustrating and unhelpful. Good therapy can help you to better understand these patterns and, when necessary, challenge them and how you perceive yourself. This awareness can help you become a more authentic and resilient version of yourself.
People seek therapy for many different reasons. It might be that you just don’t feel happy, or you’re anxious or depressed and want to make changes in your life but you’re not sure how. Patterns of behaviour that you developed a long time ago may now feel frustrating and unhelpful. Good therapy can help you to better understand these patterns and, when necessary, challenge them and how you perceive yourself. This awareness can help you become a more authentic and resilient version of yourself.
0113 519 9444 View 0113 519 9444
Photo of Christine Egan, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Christine Egan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS18
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leeds

400+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Leeds who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
42% Bupa

How Counsellors in Leeds see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leeds?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.