Counselling in Battersea, London

Photo of Lucy Jane Davidson, Psychologist in Battersea, London, England
Lucy Jane Davidson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
I work relationally with the clients I see, aiming to build a shared understanding of their difficulties. Using integrative techniques (including evidence based psychodynamic, existential, humanistic & cognitive behavioural modalities) I focus on encouraging individuals/couples to identify their existing challenges, build an understanding of themselves & their situation, & reflect on why they may feel the way they do. Through this process it is possible to build long term resilience & a more robust sense of self, having identified patterns of relating to others. This includes developing skills & techniques for coping in the future.
I work relationally with the clients I see, aiming to build a shared understanding of their difficulties. Using integrative techniques (including evidence based psychodynamic, existential, humanistic & cognitive behavioural modalities) I focus on encouraging individuals/couples to identify their existing challenges, build an understanding of themselves & their situation, & reflect on why they may feel the way they do. Through this process it is possible to build long term resilience & a more robust sense of self, having identified patterns of relating to others. This includes developing skills & techniques for coping in the future.
020 3960 5105 View 020 3960 5105
Photo of Olapeju ( Paige) Fowora, Counsellor in Battersea, London, England
Olapeju ( Paige) Fowora
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW8
Are you feeling lost, anxious or lonely. Or you may feel deep sadness due to the loss of a loved one? These feelings can be overwhelming and cause you to become stuck. As we navigate through unprecedented times your feelings may be heightened and cause you to feel triggered, isolated, or scared. These feelings are perfectly normal and often having a safe confidential space to explore these emotions can provide much needed relief for you as the carrier. I understand your experience of the world is unique as an individual, and I will build my relationship with you based on your individual needs
Are you feeling lost, anxious or lonely. Or you may feel deep sadness due to the loss of a loved one? These feelings can be overwhelming and cause you to become stuck. As we navigate through unprecedented times your feelings may be heightened and cause you to feel triggered, isolated, or scared. These feelings are perfectly normal and often having a safe confidential space to explore these emotions can provide much needed relief for you as the carrier. I understand your experience of the world is unique as an individual, and I will build my relationship with you based on your individual needs
020 3974 2366 View 020 3974 2366
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Melanie Francis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW8  (Online Only)
Sometimes we just need that extra space outside our ‘normal’ routine to examine and sort through unexpected challenges or things that may be holding you back from living a more fulfilled life. I am passionate about being able to provide that space. I aim to provide a compassionate space to support my clients therapeutic journey in which they can gain a better understanding of themselves. Using an Integrative approach allows me to draw from a range of tools which can be tailored to suit you as an individual. I put each individual in control of the pace and scope of our work together.
Sometimes we just need that extra space outside our ‘normal’ routine to examine and sort through unexpected challenges or things that may be holding you back from living a more fulfilled life. I am passionate about being able to provide that space. I aim to provide a compassionate space to support my clients therapeutic journey in which they can gain a better understanding of themselves. Using an Integrative approach allows me to draw from a range of tools which can be tailored to suit you as an individual. I put each individual in control of the pace and scope of our work together.
020 3857 8049 View 020 3857 8049
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Roger James Turner
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Battersea, London SW5
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and psychotherapist with 16 years experience of working with in a wide variety of settings including bereavement, addictions, GP surgery, a prison and educational institutes. I believe that my effectiveness as a Counsellor is enhanced by a warm and accepting personality and an ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and psychotherapist with 16 years experience of working with in a wide variety of settings including bereavement, addictions, GP surgery, a prison and educational institutes. I believe that my effectiveness as a Counsellor is enhanced by a warm and accepting personality and an ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
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Sarita Tamber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Battersea, London SW11
Sometimes things can feel too much. The stresses of work, relationships or socialising can feel too overwhelming. Or you may have had to deal with a loss, of your job, a partner, your identity or relationship or having children. Anxiety or depression may be limiting or crippling you. We can all just ‘get on with things and carry on’ but does it always have to be so difficult. It can be hard to know who to turn to or you may feel unable to reach out to friends or family. Taking the first steps into counselling can be daunting, I know how hard that can be.
Sometimes things can feel too much. The stresses of work, relationships or socialising can feel too overwhelming. Or you may have had to deal with a loss, of your job, a partner, your identity or relationship or having children. Anxiety or depression may be limiting or crippling you. We can all just ‘get on with things and carry on’ but does it always have to be so difficult. It can be hard to know who to turn to or you may feel unable to reach out to friends or family. Taking the first steps into counselling can be daunting, I know how hard that can be.
020 8106 4771 View 020 8106 4771
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Gloria Tresaco
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
I offer CBT therapy sessions and counselling on a short-term or open-ended basis. My aim is to create a warm, supportive and empathic space where people can feel safe, be fully themselves and talk freely about their concerns without fear of being judged. By working through their worries and identifying challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviours together,
I offer CBT therapy sessions and counselling on a short-term or open-ended basis. My aim is to create a warm, supportive and empathic space where people can feel safe, be fully themselves and talk freely about their concerns without fear of being judged. By working through their worries and identifying challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviours together,
020 3912 7451 View 020 3912 7451
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Esther Balmer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
Waitlist for new clients
Experienced Master's level BACP (Accred) Integrative Psychotherapist. Whatever your current struggles, starting therapy can feel like a step into the unknown. A safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood is essential for you to explore and process the challenges you may be experiencing. My work is to draw upon my psychology and psychotherapy training in order to offer you a helpful therapeutic experience. Our first session is a chance to explore what you are seeking from therapy, your history, and for you to decide whether working with me will help you achieve your goals for therapy.
Experienced Master's level BACP (Accred) Integrative Psychotherapist. Whatever your current struggles, starting therapy can feel like a step into the unknown. A safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood is essential for you to explore and process the challenges you may be experiencing. My work is to draw upon my psychology and psychotherapy training in order to offer you a helpful therapeutic experience. Our first session is a chance to explore what you are seeking from therapy, your history, and for you to decide whether working with me will help you achieve your goals for therapy.
020 3984 9582 View 020 3984 9582
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Rachel An Vu
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Battersea, London SW11  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual psychotherapist offering ongoing and time-limited therapy both in ​​​​​​English and Vietnamese. To me, therapy is an opportunity for us to explore ourselves, and search for meanings in life. My aim is to offer you a place where you can talk about your concerns freely and reflect on the situations that you find yourself in. I attempt to help you make some sense of your experiences, and through this process, possibilities might come to light, and you can then decide what you would like to do next.
I am a bilingual psychotherapist offering ongoing and time-limited therapy both in ​​​​​​English and Vietnamese. To me, therapy is an opportunity for us to explore ourselves, and search for meanings in life. My aim is to offer you a place where you can talk about your concerns freely and reflect on the situations that you find yourself in. I attempt to help you make some sense of your experiences, and through this process, possibilities might come to light, and you can then decide what you would like to do next.
020 3917 4775 View 020 3917 4775
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Ruth Ann Harpur
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Battersea, London SW11  (Online Only)
The focus in my private practice is on difficult relationships be that in the workplace, with friends or romantic relationships. I work with individuals and couples who are in or have been in relationships where there is control, excessive criticism, contempt or betrayal. I work with people who have tended to be more harmed by and those who have caused harm in their relationships. I help people develop a sense of compassion for themselves, building a sense of strength to advocate for their own needs in a constructive way so as to develop genuine, lasting intimacy with others.
The focus in my private practice is on difficult relationships be that in the workplace, with friends or romantic relationships. I work with individuals and couples who are in or have been in relationships where there is control, excessive criticism, contempt or betrayal. I work with people who have tended to be more harmed by and those who have caused harm in their relationships. I help people develop a sense of compassion for themselves, building a sense of strength to advocate for their own needs in a constructive way so as to develop genuine, lasting intimacy with others.
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Photo of Eleni Papadopoulos, Counsellor in Battersea, London, England
Eleni Papadopoulos
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW4
Welcome! I'm Eleni Papadopoulos. I believe that counselling and talking therapy can change our challenging experiences. I work with my clients in a way that is specific to them. I have a lot of experience in many areas and I work with all areas of distress. I find it paramount to include the whole of the person. This means also the Spiritual dimension of life as well as our Body, Feelings and Mind. This inclusive approach provides a lot of information that we can explore and work with. As I work with clients I encourage and empower clients to determine the direction of the work. In essence we work with what is trying to emerge.
Welcome! I'm Eleni Papadopoulos. I believe that counselling and talking therapy can change our challenging experiences. I work with my clients in a way that is specific to them. I have a lot of experience in many areas and I work with all areas of distress. I find it paramount to include the whole of the person. This means also the Spiritual dimension of life as well as our Body, Feelings and Mind. This inclusive approach provides a lot of information that we can explore and work with. As I work with clients I encourage and empower clients to determine the direction of the work. In essence we work with what is trying to emerge.
020 8629 9743 View 020 8629 9743
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Paul Henry
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
I am a transpersonal practitioner trained at the Psychosynthesis Trust. Transpersonal encompasses mind, body and spirit in the therapy process. It is primarily a talking therapy but it also involves experiential exercises, visualisation and guided meditation. Before I trained in psychotherapy I spent many years in the creative industries, where I became very familiar with anxiety and stress related conditions. I also have twenty years experience of working with alcohol and substance misuse. I work with anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, relationship problems and difficulties that occur in coping with everyday life.
I am a transpersonal practitioner trained at the Psychosynthesis Trust. Transpersonal encompasses mind, body and spirit in the therapy process. It is primarily a talking therapy but it also involves experiential exercises, visualisation and guided meditation. Before I trained in psychotherapy I spent many years in the creative industries, where I became very familiar with anxiety and stress related conditions. I also have twenty years experience of working with alcohol and substance misuse. I work with anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, relationship problems and difficulties that occur in coping with everyday life.
020 3870 3409 View 020 3870 3409
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Sarah Sharp (SJP Therapy)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
Hello, I'm Sarah. I am a compassionate, trauma-informed therapist who can offer you a safe and confidential space within which we can explore the issues and difficulties you might be facing in your life, with empathy and without judgement. My specialisation is in helping with trauma, including recent or historic sexual abuse and/or other violence. We might explore low self-worth, loneliness, guilt, shame, anger, feelings of being misunderstood, humiliated or control issues and other possibly connected behaviours or feelings. I also provide help with anxiety and depression, dating and relationships and that powerful inner critic!
Hello, I'm Sarah. I am a compassionate, trauma-informed therapist who can offer you a safe and confidential space within which we can explore the issues and difficulties you might be facing in your life, with empathy and without judgement. My specialisation is in helping with trauma, including recent or historic sexual abuse and/or other violence. We might explore low self-worth, loneliness, guilt, shame, anger, feelings of being misunderstood, humiliated or control issues and other possibly connected behaviours or feelings. I also provide help with anxiety and depression, dating and relationships and that powerful inner critic!
020 3823 6503 View 020 3823 6503
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Mona Munning
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Battersea, London SW18
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious or depressed, have difficulty in your relationships or simply want to discuss what is on your mind, psychotherapy can often offer you a new perspective. As a qualified psychotherapist, I offer a safe space for exploring what is going on for you and work together with you to make (new) meaning of your stories and create new ones.
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious or depressed, have difficulty in your relationships or simply want to discuss what is on your mind, psychotherapy can often offer you a new perspective. As a qualified psychotherapist, I offer a safe space for exploring what is going on for you and work together with you to make (new) meaning of your stories and create new ones.
01929 500568 View 01929 500568
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Bert-Jan Zuiderduin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
I offer a compassionate and confidential environment, where you can feel safe to explore any issues in your life, in an accepting and non-judgmental way. Over more than a decade, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, supporting them through difficult times by helping them to express and understand their thoughts and feelings, transform the relationship with themselves and others, and live their life more confidently. Having an interest in u I integrate psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches in open and creative ways, for example working with external relationships and influences from the past that shape our "internal world".
I offer a compassionate and confidential environment, where you can feel safe to explore any issues in your life, in an accepting and non-judgmental way. Over more than a decade, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, supporting them through difficult times by helping them to express and understand their thoughts and feelings, transform the relationship with themselves and others, and live their life more confidently. Having an interest in u I integrate psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches in open and creative ways, for example working with external relationships and influences from the past that shape our "internal world".
020 3974 1659 View 020 3974 1659
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Dr Justine Bush
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
Current availability: February 2024, In-person appointments Thursday evenings, Clapham North, £140 . At times life can become overwhelming and the strategies which used to help us cope can get in the way of us living the life that we aspire towards. I provide evidence-based therapies to support you in recovering from difficulties with your mental health and with pursuing a life that is personally meaningful and worthwhile. If you would like to pursue therapy with me then please visit my website.
Current availability: February 2024, In-person appointments Thursday evenings, Clapham North, £140 . At times life can become overwhelming and the strategies which used to help us cope can get in the way of us living the life that we aspire towards. I provide evidence-based therapies to support you in recovering from difficulties with your mental health and with pursuing a life that is personally meaningful and worthwhile. If you would like to pursue therapy with me then please visit my website.
07813 523160 View 07813 523160
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Little Bird Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
I am a fully qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in children and young people. I work privately across South West London and for a local CAMHS. If you are looking for psychological support for yourself or your child, it is possible that you have been experiencing a particularly stressful time recently, and I am here to listen and to help. My manner is friendly, flexible and responsive, with humour regularly featuring in sessions and this approach helps to make sessions less daunting for children and families. My ability to engage easily with young people is part of what makes my support so successful.
I am a fully qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in children and young people. I work privately across South West London and for a local CAMHS. If you are looking for psychological support for yourself or your child, it is possible that you have been experiencing a particularly stressful time recently, and I am here to listen and to help. My manner is friendly, flexible and responsive, with humour regularly featuring in sessions and this approach helps to make sessions less daunting for children and families. My ability to engage easily with young people is part of what makes my support so successful.
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Richard Schafer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Battersea, London SW4
I am Richard Schafer, a professionally trained registered counsellor (MBACP). I practice from London / Clapham SW4. In 2003 I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor and began private practice in 2004. I have spent over 12 years working in the field of talking therapies as a clinical lead within statutory sector therapeutic residential settings. I am a long term registered member (No. 107865 ) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their code of conduct & ethics in my work. WWW.RICHARDSCHAFER.CO.UK
I am Richard Schafer, a professionally trained registered counsellor (MBACP). I practice from London / Clapham SW4. In 2003 I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor and began private practice in 2004. I have spent over 12 years working in the field of talking therapies as a clinical lead within statutory sector therapeutic residential settings. I am a long term registered member (No. 107865 ) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their code of conduct & ethics in my work. WWW.RICHARDSCHAFER.CO.UK
020 3826 8640 View 020 3826 8640
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Dr Julia Dabrowski
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Battersea, London SW4  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with clients experiencing common psychological difficulties such as low mood and anxiety.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with clients experiencing common psychological difficulties such as low mood and anxiety.
020 3856 4609 View 020 3856 4609
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George Cumming-Bruce
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Battersea, London SW11
Finding a therapist can be daunting, and I encourage you to have a look at my website (www.gbtherapy.co.uk) to find out a little more about me and how I work.  I am an existential therapist working in London and online, and I aim to create an environment where you can explore your situation without judgement or comparison.
Finding a therapist can be daunting, and I encourage you to have a look at my website (www.gbtherapy.co.uk) to find out a little more about me and how I work.  I am an existential therapist working in London and online, and I aim to create an environment where you can explore your situation without judgement or comparison.
020 3319 5165 View 020 3319 5165
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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Battersea, London SW4
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
020 3835 4688 View 020 3835 4688

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Battersea, London

200+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Battersea, London who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
90% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
62% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
57% Vitality

How Counsellors in Battersea, London see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Battersea, 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.