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Noemi Ran
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N3  (Online Only)
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to share difficult and confused feelings. As a counsellor I do not provide solutions or instructions but facilitate exploration and discovery. Counselling is not an easy process and it can bring up difficult, conflicting and confusing feelings that may have been buried for some time. During therapy, we together, seek to understand how your current emotional and psychological difficulties can have their origin in thoughts and feelings that are unconscious to you and may be located somewhere in past childhood experiences.
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to share difficult and confused feelings. As a counsellor I do not provide solutions or instructions but facilitate exploration and discovery. Counselling is not an easy process and it can bring up difficult, conflicting and confusing feelings that may have been buried for some time. During therapy, we together, seek to understand how your current emotional and psychological difficulties can have their origin in thoughts and feelings that are unconscious to you and may be located somewhere in past childhood experiences.
01707 241437 View 01707 241437
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Donna Raphael
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N4
I specialise in anxiety and depression, but whatever brings you to therapy right now I can support you and together we can explore what is the cause. I am passionate about empowering clients to develop and strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I help my clients consider new ways of viewing the world and guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours. The most important thing to me as a therapist is that I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for you to feel truly seen, heard and understood.
I specialise in anxiety and depression, but whatever brings you to therapy right now I can support you and together we can explore what is the cause. I am passionate about empowering clients to develop and strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I help my clients consider new ways of viewing the world and guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours. The most important thing to me as a therapist is that I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for you to feel truly seen, heard and understood.
020 4538 6941 View 020 4538 6941
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Dr Matt Slavin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London NW7  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Matt aka The Burnout Psychologist. I am a Clinical Psychologist who helps corporate professionals, startups, health professionals, athletes, and teachers in their journey to transform BURNOUT into BALANCE. Through my 12-week programme, "From Burnout to Balance," I provide measurable, effective, and proven methods to help you regain control of your life.
Hi! I’m Matt aka The Burnout Psychologist. I am a Clinical Psychologist who helps corporate professionals, startups, health professionals, athletes, and teachers in their journey to transform BURNOUT into BALANCE. Through my 12-week programme, "From Burnout to Balance," I provide measurable, effective, and proven methods to help you regain control of your life.
020 7123 8589 View 020 7123 8589
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Lena Milioni
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London W1W
My name is Lena and I am an accredited psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety and mood-related disorders. I am specialising in the treatment of trauma (developmental, complex, relational or single-event trauma), addictions, and personality disorders. I also work with people with existential issues and bereavement. I have many years experience of working with adults in various different settings, including the NHS, prison settings, drug and alcohol services, primary care service (IAPT) and private practice. I have also worked in mental health services abroad.
My name is Lena and I am an accredited psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety and mood-related disorders. I am specialising in the treatment of trauma (developmental, complex, relational or single-event trauma), addictions, and personality disorders. I also work with people with existential issues and bereavement. I have many years experience of working with adults in various different settings, including the NHS, prison settings, drug and alcohol services, primary care service (IAPT) and private practice. I have also worked in mental health services abroad.
020 3974 1882 View 020 3974 1882
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Compassion Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE15  (Online Only)
My name is Diane Stewart. I am qualified Counsellor. who has worked in various settings including school and charity counselling services. I offer a compassionate counselling service online and face to face to children and adults. I have experience helping individuals with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, self harming, relationship issues, sexual abuse, emotional distress, attachment issues & intimacy related issues. I have worked with clients with additions and drug misuse.
My name is Diane Stewart. I am qualified Counsellor. who has worked in various settings including school and charity counselling services. I offer a compassionate counselling service online and face to face to children and adults. I have experience helping individuals with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, self harming, relationship issues, sexual abuse, emotional distress, attachment issues & intimacy related issues. I have worked with clients with additions and drug misuse.
020 7046 0102 View 020 7046 0102
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Juan Michael Gonzalez
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW2
The well-known Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman says, 'the process not the goal is everything.' Similarly, I do not offer quick fixes, goals or solutions. I offer to facilitate a process, your individual process, in resonance with what's true and right for you - as that emerges. As a result, a starting point for therapy is me getting to know you: what events or symptoms have prompted you to reach out; what struggles, fears or hopes do you bring and what do you feel comfortable to begin to share about your life story?
The well-known Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman says, 'the process not the goal is everything.' Similarly, I do not offer quick fixes, goals or solutions. I offer to facilitate a process, your individual process, in resonance with what's true and right for you - as that emerges. As a result, a starting point for therapy is me getting to know you: what events or symptoms have prompted you to reach out; what struggles, fears or hopes do you bring and what do you feel comfortable to begin to share about your life story?
020 3974 2414 View 020 3974 2414
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Alex White
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE5  (Online Only)
I provide counselling and coaching to women and people who often find themselves outside of the mainstream - LGBTQ+ people, people who have multiple relationships, practice kink or do sex work. I also offer a space for people who sometimes struggle to connect with their emotions and find they need to think and talk their way into their feelings. No one seeking therapy is broken or in need of fixing. There are always meaningful explanations for the ways you behave or how you feel, but when those aren’t obvious to you, you might find yourself struggling, questioning yourself and wondering if something is wrong with you.
I provide counselling and coaching to women and people who often find themselves outside of the mainstream - LGBTQ+ people, people who have multiple relationships, practice kink or do sex work. I also offer a space for people who sometimes struggle to connect with their emotions and find they need to think and talk their way into their feelings. No one seeking therapy is broken or in need of fixing. There are always meaningful explanations for the ways you behave or how you feel, but when those aren’t obvious to you, you might find yourself struggling, questioning yourself and wondering if something is wrong with you.
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Roxanne Blumgart
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW4
Life is not always easy and there may be certain times where you feel stuck, unsupported, overwhelmed or confused. Perhaps a recent occurrence has caused you to feel emotional, or perhaps something from the past keeps revisiting but you cannot face it alone. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, here you can feel free to explore your feelings at your own pace in a safe, non-judgmental environment, and can arrive at a place where you can better manage them. Through the therapy you can build resilience and emerge with a better understanding of yourself and feel happier and more comfortable within yourself.
Life is not always easy and there may be certain times where you feel stuck, unsupported, overwhelmed or confused. Perhaps a recent occurrence has caused you to feel emotional, or perhaps something from the past keeps revisiting but you cannot face it alone. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, here you can feel free to explore your feelings at your own pace in a safe, non-judgmental environment, and can arrive at a place where you can better manage them. Through the therapy you can build resilience and emerge with a better understanding of yourself and feel happier and more comfortable within yourself.
07446 898255 View 07446 898255
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May Alkasab
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W13  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck, trapped, unable to cope with life demands, then it might be a good time to share the load and talk about it in a safe, confidential setting, where I can offer a warm and empathic counselling that might give you clarity in the difficulty that you are facing at this point of your life.
If you are feeling stuck, trapped, unable to cope with life demands, then it might be a good time to share the load and talk about it in a safe, confidential setting, where I can offer a warm and empathic counselling that might give you clarity in the difficulty that you are facing at this point of your life.
01748 901326 View 01748 901326
Photo of Ruth Manasseh, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ruth Manasseh
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London W1G
Dr Ruth is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working between Singapore and London (UK). She holds a Clinical Doctorate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the University of Essex (Psychoanalysis Department) and trained at top London clinical mental health institutions including the Lincoln Centre, UCL, Tavistock Centre and the NHS. Dr Ruth has been practicing for more than 22 years and is fluent in Hebrew and English. Her on-going post doctoral clinical research is focussed on treating complex trauma using Applied Cinematherapy, a therapeutic method she pioneered, and regularly uses. She is also an experienced professional coach.
Dr Ruth is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working between Singapore and London (UK). She holds a Clinical Doctorate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the University of Essex (Psychoanalysis Department) and trained at top London clinical mental health institutions including the Lincoln Centre, UCL, Tavistock Centre and the NHS. Dr Ruth has been practicing for more than 22 years and is fluent in Hebrew and English. Her on-going post doctoral clinical research is focussed on treating complex trauma using Applied Cinematherapy, a therapeutic method she pioneered, and regularly uses. She is also an experienced professional coach.
020 3984 9177 View 020 3984 9177
Photo of Brent Carville Magee, Psychotherapist in London, England
Brent Carville Magee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1R
I have lived & worked in London most of my life. I am an experienced & qualified psychotherapist/coaching psychologist mostly working with a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT & Psychodynamic theory. I have seen countless clients improve with these techniques over the years. I work efficiently to reach goals quickly, valuing time, cultivating motivation, and improving clients' sense of control. Most importantly, my role is active and seeks to first establish what the problems are, focusing therapy around these issues, and targeting them directly. I find this far more effective than relying solely on talking and listening.
I have lived & worked in London most of my life. I am an experienced & qualified psychotherapist/coaching psychologist mostly working with a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT & Psychodynamic theory. I have seen countless clients improve with these techniques over the years. I work efficiently to reach goals quickly, valuing time, cultivating motivation, and improving clients' sense of control. Most importantly, my role is active and seeks to first establish what the problems are, focusing therapy around these issues, and targeting them directly. I find this far more effective than relying solely on talking and listening.
020 3974 2479 View 020 3974 2479
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Shannon Talbot
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
London E1
Anxiety around intimacy, relationships, or sexual concerns is incredibly common, and the overarching impact that these issues can have on your health and happiness is often underestimated and undervalued. Forming meaningful and honest connections with people including yourself, and feeling empowered to truly accept and project how you feel - good and bad - is challenging with sex and relationships being no exception. Shedding light on the unconscious and bringing new perspectives to your world can be the seed from which healing and personal development grow.
Anxiety around intimacy, relationships, or sexual concerns is incredibly common, and the overarching impact that these issues can have on your health and happiness is often underestimated and undervalued. Forming meaningful and honest connections with people including yourself, and feeling empowered to truly accept and project how you feel - good and bad - is challenging with sex and relationships being no exception. Shedding light on the unconscious and bringing new perspectives to your world can be the seed from which healing and personal development grow.
020 3994 2120 View 020 3994 2120
Photo of Ros Stone, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ros Stone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
London NW3
With more than 30 years' experience I offer an insightful and friendly space to talk about anything that is troubling you. Together we’ll add light to darkness and replace confusion with clarity and confidence. Much of my work is with couples, as well as coaching in the legal/professional services sector, and working as a supervisor.
With more than 30 years' experience I offer an insightful and friendly space to talk about anything that is troubling you. Together we’ll add light to darkness and replace confusion with clarity and confidence. Much of my work is with couples, as well as coaching in the legal/professional services sector, and working as a supervisor.
020 4538 8073 View 020 4538 8073
Photo of Charlie Manasseh, Counsellor in London, England
Charlie Manasseh
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW6
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, worried, stressed or simply that your life doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you are hoping for a better sense of who you are and what you want in your life. Seeking therapy can be daunting and confusing but any reason that you have for coming is good enough and there is no right or wrong way to start.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, worried, stressed or simply that your life doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you are hoping for a better sense of who you are and what you want in your life. Seeking therapy can be daunting and confusing but any reason that you have for coming is good enough and there is no right or wrong way to start.
020 3835 4247 View 020 3835 4247
Photo of Chandrayee Basu, Psychotherapist in London, England
Chandrayee Basu
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W8
I am a person who believes that our capacity to embrace the ups and downs of life is our greatest strength. Adversity can be a brilliant teacher if we are willing to learn and consequently, change. My objective is to help you find your own voice, recognise your greatest strengths and empower you to live a fulfilling life. I am confident that by working together we will make sense of your fears, whether you are struggling with debilitating anxiety, or you feel isolated from your friends and family. It is important that you know that paths exist that can help you to move ahead.
I am a person who believes that our capacity to embrace the ups and downs of life is our greatest strength. Adversity can be a brilliant teacher if we are willing to learn and consequently, change. My objective is to help you find your own voice, recognise your greatest strengths and empower you to live a fulfilling life. I am confident that by working together we will make sense of your fears, whether you are struggling with debilitating anxiety, or you feel isolated from your friends and family. It is important that you know that paths exist that can help you to move ahead.
020 4524 5596 View 020 4524 5596
Photo of Adetoun Adams, Psychotherapist in London, England
Adetoun Adams
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW4
You might be hurting due to early childhood trauma that you have tried to keep hidden from yourself and those around you for some time now. It might have been difficult to share these feelings with family, friends or colleagues, maybe due to lack of confidentiality, being judged or not being understood. In this space, you have the opportunity to explore delicate issues rooted in the past that have remained unresolved and affecting the present. I am a fully qualified, registered and experienced Psychodynamic counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. l provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential and respectful space.
You might be hurting due to early childhood trauma that you have tried to keep hidden from yourself and those around you for some time now. It might have been difficult to share these feelings with family, friends or colleagues, maybe due to lack of confidentiality, being judged or not being understood. In this space, you have the opportunity to explore delicate issues rooted in the past that have remained unresolved and affecting the present. I am a fully qualified, registered and experienced Psychodynamic counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. l provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential and respectful space.
020 8138 8529 View 020 8138 8529
Photo of Luke Reed, Counsellor in London, England
Luke Reed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N7
Are you reading yet another therapy profile? How do I choose a therapist? how do I know if you are the right therapist for me? These are really important questions to consider, it can seem challenging when looking for a therapist to work with. This is why I like to do all I can to find out if we are the right fit for each other. I always like to start with an initial phone chat so we an get acquainted and break the ice a little. If this goes well and feels right for us both then we can move forward and book in an initial session.
Are you reading yet another therapy profile? How do I choose a therapist? how do I know if you are the right therapist for me? These are really important questions to consider, it can seem challenging when looking for a therapist to work with. This is why I like to do all I can to find out if we are the right fit for each other. I always like to start with an initial phone chat so we an get acquainted and break the ice a little. If this goes well and feels right for us both then we can move forward and book in an initial session.
020 4538 2265 View 020 4538 2265
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Your Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E17
I am a certified Counsellor, specialising in Integrative Counselling. My therapeutic approach to each individual client is to bring together different elements of specific therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Humanistic Approach and Mindfulness. There is no single approach that can treat an individual in all situations. I take the view that each person needs to be considered and Integrative Therapy techniques must be tailored to his or her personal needs and circumstances. I have been working as a personal Therapist for over 10 years.
I am a certified Counsellor, specialising in Integrative Counselling. My therapeutic approach to each individual client is to bring together different elements of specific therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Humanistic Approach and Mindfulness. There is no single approach that can treat an individual in all situations. I take the view that each person needs to be considered and Integrative Therapy techniques must be tailored to his or her personal needs and circumstances. I have been working as a personal Therapist for over 10 years.
01992 927816 View 01992 927816
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Debra Drukarz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N3
Life can sometimes seem overwhelming, presenting challenges resulting in us feeling isolated and alone, trying to handle difficult thoughts and feelings. I offer the opportunity to be professionally supported, in a safe non-judgemental space, in which we together can think, make sense of your feelings and gain better understanding. This therapeutic relationship, one where you are really listened to and heard, will provide you with support and relief. Help you develop greater self-awareness, improving your coping strategies and gaining a sense of calm and wellbeing, resulting in lasting positive change.
Life can sometimes seem overwhelming, presenting challenges resulting in us feeling isolated and alone, trying to handle difficult thoughts and feelings. I offer the opportunity to be professionally supported, in a safe non-judgemental space, in which we together can think, make sense of your feelings and gain better understanding. This therapeutic relationship, one where you are really listened to and heard, will provide you with support and relief. Help you develop greater self-awareness, improving your coping strategies and gaining a sense of calm and wellbeing, resulting in lasting positive change.
020 3856 3970 View 020 3856 3970
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Joss Albone
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E8
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. My work is underpinned by person-centred values, offering a non-judgemental space that encourages exploration and growth. I will meet you where you are, in your current experience with the belief that you know yourself best and possess the innate ability to become the best version of yourself. Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked for schools, local authorities and charities supporting vulnerable people with challenging life experiences, such as homelessness, addiction and family breakdowns. In doing so I have developed interpersonal skills that lend themselves to offering support,
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. My work is underpinned by person-centred values, offering a non-judgemental space that encourages exploration and growth. I will meet you where you are, in your current experience with the belief that you know yourself best and possess the innate ability to become the best version of yourself. Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked for schools, local authorities and charities supporting vulnerable people with challenging life experiences, such as homelessness, addiction and family breakdowns. In doing so I have developed interpersonal skills that lend themselves to offering support,
020 4538 3424 View 020 4538 3424

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

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.