Counselling in Charing Cross, London

Photo of Laura Turner, Counsellor in Charing Cross, London, England
Laura Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London SE8  (Online Only)
All of us experience times of difficulty when we feel sad, anxious or low. This may make us feel overwhelmed or stuck in life. Sometimes lost and directionless.Many of us have a constant feeling of not being quite good enough, or having low self esteem or a weak sense of self. We often need a bit of extra support to uncover our strength and resilience again.
All of us experience times of difficulty when we feel sad, anxious or low. This may make us feel overwhelmed or stuck in life. Sometimes lost and directionless.Many of us have a constant feeling of not being quite good enough, or having low self esteem or a weak sense of self. We often need a bit of extra support to uncover our strength and resilience again.
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Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
020 3816 3535 View 020 3816 3535
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Artful Retreats
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
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Alice Bearn
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London E2
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and hard to handle. I provide a space to talk through the things that are making you feel anxious, sad, stressed or perhaps a bit lost. Setting aside time to focus on yourself and talk about the things that are causing you distress can really help to bring new perspectives and ease some of the anxieties that can hold you back from living in a happy and fulfilled way. I aim to work with you through some of these things to help bring clarity and insight, which in turn can help improve how you feel day to day and allow you to take charge of who you are and how you navigate the world.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and hard to handle. I provide a space to talk through the things that are making you feel anxious, sad, stressed or perhaps a bit lost. Setting aside time to focus on yourself and talk about the things that are causing you distress can really help to bring new perspectives and ease some of the anxieties that can hold you back from living in a happy and fulfilled way. I aim to work with you through some of these things to help bring clarity and insight, which in turn can help improve how you feel day to day and allow you to take charge of who you are and how you navigate the world.
020 8103 9086 View 020 8103 9086
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Paul Weekes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London E5
The bulk of my approach focuses on the here and now. Also recognising the impact of our lived experience. As a result, I tailor my approach to fit your specific needs and goals. In doing so I draw upon mindfulness-based approaches as well as providing means of exploring past experiences. This is done within a safe and person-centred environment.
The bulk of my approach focuses on the here and now. Also recognising the impact of our lived experience. As a result, I tailor my approach to fit your specific needs and goals. In doing so I draw upon mindfulness-based approaches as well as providing means of exploring past experiences. This is done within a safe and person-centred environment.
020 3909 8082 View 020 3909 8082
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Sarah Drewer
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charing Cross, London W10  (Online Only)
I believe that we all have the capacity for growth and change given the right environment. Creating that environment starts with finding a therapist you can connect and feel safe with. As individual & unique beings it makes sense to me that there is no ‘one size fits all model’ when it comes to therapy. Naturally, different people need different things at different times. The wonderfully dynamic process of therapy is proven to work best when it is co-created (between therapist and client) in the presence of genuine warmth, open-mindedness, listening and acceptance. These qualities are always at the heart of my work.
I believe that we all have the capacity for growth and change given the right environment. Creating that environment starts with finding a therapist you can connect and feel safe with. As individual & unique beings it makes sense to me that there is no ‘one size fits all model’ when it comes to therapy. Naturally, different people need different things at different times. The wonderfully dynamic process of therapy is proven to work best when it is co-created (between therapist and client) in the presence of genuine warmth, open-mindedness, listening and acceptance. These qualities are always at the heart of my work.
020 3856 8007 View 020 3856 8007
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Shannon Moore Mc. Advanced Child Adolescent Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London SW1A  (Online Only)
Welcome to Shannon's Safe Space! As a therapist with a Master's degree in Advanced Counselling Practice and experience working with over 2300 clients, as well as an additional background in teaching, I understand the challenges young people might face. Within this space, I provide Crisis and Emotional Wellbeing Counselling to children and young adults aged 5 – 25. Whether you're dealing with trauma, experiencing suicidal ideation, struggling with anxiety or relationship challenges, or just need someone to talk to, I'm here for you. Together, we'll develop strategies to help you
Welcome to Shannon's Safe Space! As a therapist with a Master's degree in Advanced Counselling Practice and experience working with over 2300 clients, as well as an additional background in teaching, I understand the challenges young people might face. Within this space, I provide Crisis and Emotional Wellbeing Counselling to children and young adults aged 5 – 25. Whether you're dealing with trauma, experiencing suicidal ideation, struggling with anxiety or relationship challenges, or just need someone to talk to, I'm here for you. Together, we'll develop strategies to help you
020 3816 3165 View 020 3816 3165
Photo of Richard Adam, Psychotherapist in Charing Cross, London, England
Richard Adam
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London E2
We can all face challenging times in our lives. Whether we are feeling stuck, lost, sad, confused or have yet to come to terms with the weight of our past. ​I provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive set of conditions to foster a collaborative exploratory and reflective space. This can enable a greater self-awareness and self-understanding, which can lead to making different choices. The sessions are client-led, which means the content and pace of work is set by you and guided by me.
We can all face challenging times in our lives. Whether we are feeling stuck, lost, sad, confused or have yet to come to terms with the weight of our past. ​I provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive set of conditions to foster a collaborative exploratory and reflective space. This can enable a greater self-awareness and self-understanding, which can lead to making different choices. The sessions are client-led, which means the content and pace of work is set by you and guided by me.
020 3667 9453 View 020 3667 9453
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Iffat Akhtar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N  (Online Only)
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
01923 961228 View 01923 961228
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DIT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N  (Online Only)
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
020 8103 0714 View 020 8103 0714
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Dionne Zara Akoto
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charing Cross, London WC2E
As a people pleaser, you are used to putting others before yourself. People often describe you as the Nice Guy/Girl and often confide in you with what they are going through but you don’t really have the someone to do the same for you. You often feel lonely, lost, unappreciated and unseen. You wonder when will I be seen and appreciated for all I do and who you are? When will I find someone to help me as much as I help others. What if that could all change?
As a people pleaser, you are used to putting others before yourself. People often describe you as the Nice Guy/Girl and often confide in you with what they are going through but you don’t really have the someone to do the same for you. You often feel lonely, lost, unappreciated and unseen. You wonder when will I be seen and appreciated for all I do and who you are? When will I find someone to help me as much as I help others. What if that could all change?
020 3871 8738 View 020 3871 8738
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Daniel Oppioli
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2E
Hello my name is Daniele Oppioli and I am fully qualified Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, highly confidential, safe, accepting and affirmative environment where you will be fully supported in exploring your challenges at your own pace, getting to the sources of your concerns, doubts, anxieties and insecurities and allowing you to develop a reparative awareness of those patterns that were not available to you before. I work with LGBTQ, heterosexual and cysgender individuals of different age, gender identity, sexual orientation, origins, culture, profession etc.
Hello my name is Daniele Oppioli and I am fully qualified Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, highly confidential, safe, accepting and affirmative environment where you will be fully supported in exploring your challenges at your own pace, getting to the sources of your concerns, doubts, anxieties and insecurities and allowing you to develop a reparative awareness of those patterns that were not available to you before. I work with LGBTQ, heterosexual and cysgender individuals of different age, gender identity, sexual orientation, origins, culture, profession etc.
01748 901507 View 01748 901507
Photo of Peter Connolly, Psychotherapist in Charing Cross, London, England
Peter Connolly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
020 4538 1778 View 020 4538 1778
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Beverley Beckett. Addiction Complex Trauma Adhd And Relationships
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London NW1
Person-centred counselling puts you at the centre of our sessions, while I guide our discussions and support you by introducing psychotherapy tools to provide structure to your thinking. The guiding purpose is to allow you to discover the best way forward for you as an individual - we are all unique. There are a number of reasons why you might want to engage in therapy and often our conversations can cover unexpected topics. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP and NCPS.
Person-centred counselling puts you at the centre of our sessions, while I guide our discussions and support you by introducing psychotherapy tools to provide structure to your thinking. The guiding purpose is to allow you to discover the best way forward for you as an individual - we are all unique. There are a number of reasons why you might want to engage in therapy and often our conversations can cover unexpected topics. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP and NCPS.
07401 263192 View 07401 263192
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Flourishing Futures Psychology - Dr Emily Fletcher
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London W1A
Perhaps you’re a teenager or young adult, who experiences physical symptoms of anxiety (such as stomach aches or racing heart), which make you want to avoid certain situations. Or maybe you’re a parent or guardian, eager to get the best support for a loved one who struggles with anxious thoughts or behaviours. Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. I care. My interest in providing timely treatment for difficulties such as these is the reason why I founded Flourishing Futures Psychology. I too was prone to getting tangled up with anxiety when I was younger, so I know how it can try to trip you up.
Perhaps you’re a teenager or young adult, who experiences physical symptoms of anxiety (such as stomach aches or racing heart), which make you want to avoid certain situations. Or maybe you’re a parent or guardian, eager to get the best support for a loved one who struggles with anxious thoughts or behaviours. Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. I care. My interest in providing timely treatment for difficulties such as these is the reason why I founded Flourishing Futures Psychology. I too was prone to getting tangled up with anxiety when I was younger, so I know how it can try to trip you up.
07438 329979 View 07438 329979
Photo of Peter Good, Counsellor in Charing Cross, London, England
Peter Good
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charing Cross, London WC2N
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
01865 638065 View 01865 638065
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Marie-Line Charler Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
020 4538 7779 View 020 4538 7779
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Carla Buongiovanni
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2E
I have been working as a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist since 1993.
I have been working as a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist since 1993.
020 3872 3075 View 020 3872 3075
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Mind Hubs
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2N
My desire is to see you thrive. I love supporting individuals on their journey of self-discovery. I provide weekly one to one psychotherapy in person from Euston and online. With over 15 years clinical experience, I started my career in addictions drug, alcohol & eating disorders. I worked for many years, with complex trauma & PTSD at one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. For the last 5 years I have been in private practice, mostly with diverse women who prefer not to keep explain issues around race or culture. However, my trauma informed approach is suitable for all groups.
My desire is to see you thrive. I love supporting individuals on their journey of self-discovery. I provide weekly one to one psychotherapy in person from Euston and online. With over 15 years clinical experience, I started my career in addictions drug, alcohol & eating disorders. I worked for many years, with complex trauma & PTSD at one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. For the last 5 years I have been in private practice, mostly with diverse women who prefer not to keep explain issues around race or culture. However, my trauma informed approach is suitable for all groups.
020 3893 3290 View 020 3893 3290
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Dr Vanessa Bogle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Charing Cross, London WC2E
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
020 8059 9445 View 020 8059 9445

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Charing Cross, London

50+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Charing Cross, London who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Self Esteem
83% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
65% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aviva
76% Vitality
65% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Charing Cross, London see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
20% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Charing Cross, 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.