Counselling in Hampstead, London

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Sílvia Meneses-Bueno
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampstead, London NW3
Please use WHATSApp to contact me as I am abroad. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist, BACP member. I am also a Psychosynthesis psychotherapist, life coach, and I am completing a Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology. I work with issues of depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, spiritual crisis and other blockages and traumas. I practice meditation, especially pranayama (breathing meditation), which I can incorporate within the session, if you so choose. Walking therapy in the enchanted Hampstead Heath is also a possibility you might prefer.
Please use WHATSApp to contact me as I am abroad. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist, BACP member. I am also a Psychosynthesis psychotherapist, life coach, and I am completing a Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology. I work with issues of depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, spiritual crisis and other blockages and traumas. I practice meditation, especially pranayama (breathing meditation), which I can incorporate within the session, if you so choose. Walking therapy in the enchanted Hampstead Heath is also a possibility you might prefer.
07507 654869 View 07507 654869
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Marianna Kun
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampstead, London NW3
There are several reasons why people seek therapy. Every human story is unique and complex; every issue is worth listening to. Working with clients of diverse backgrounds, sharing their narratives and accompanying them in unravelling their stories has been a privilege for me as a counsellor. Trained as an Existential psychotherapist, I offer counselling to adults and adolescents. My approach is person centred with the intention of exploring and understanding each individual's unique personal experiences and needs. I believe that therapy can help us to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and others and boost resilience.
There are several reasons why people seek therapy. Every human story is unique and complex; every issue is worth listening to. Working with clients of diverse backgrounds, sharing their narratives and accompanying them in unravelling their stories has been a privilege for me as a counsellor. Trained as an Existential psychotherapist, I offer counselling to adults and adolescents. My approach is person centred with the intention of exploring and understanding each individual's unique personal experiences and needs. I believe that therapy can help us to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and others and boost resilience.
020 4538 4725 View 020 4538 4725
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Ros Stone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Hampstead, 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
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Nav Heer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3  (Online Only)
In the current world of uncertainty and change, it has been a challenging time for ourselves, our loved ones and society’s mental health. Counselling explores difficulties you are having, distress you may be experiencing, dissatisfaction with life or loss of a sense of direction & purpose. I will listen attentively, in a non-judgemental way, provided in a professional and respectful manner, counselling will begin to bring awareness and help you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. I have worked with children & adults, giving equal respect and treatment, regardless of their background or beliefs.
In the current world of uncertainty and change, it has been a challenging time for ourselves, our loved ones and society’s mental health. Counselling explores difficulties you are having, distress you may be experiencing, dissatisfaction with life or loss of a sense of direction & purpose. I will listen attentively, in a non-judgemental way, provided in a professional and respectful manner, counselling will begin to bring awareness and help you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. I have worked with children & adults, giving equal respect and treatment, regardless of their background or beliefs.
024 7526 2023 View 024 7526 2023
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Sebastian Bosca
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
I am passionate about working with people of all ages to help them find healthy ways to deal with life's challenges. I believe we are complex human beings and reducing people to just one extent would be a rather shallow approach. Therefore, I try to approach every person holistically, using a wide range of methods.
I am passionate about working with people of all ages to help them find healthy ways to deal with life's challenges. I believe we are complex human beings and reducing people to just one extent would be a rather shallow approach. Therefore, I try to approach every person holistically, using a wide range of methods.
020 3879 4405 View 020 3879 4405
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Savanna Sparkes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
020 3958 4039 View 020 3958 4039
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Barbara Guenther
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Whether it's about breaking negative patterns, processing trauma, mourning, or a problem with attraction to unfulfilling relationships, the gently routined, contained process of unpacking our luggage in therapy and exploring our inner worlds can be a healing and creatively enriching process. ​ The specific reasons why we seek therapy are as unique as we are, but the underlying drivers are shared by all of us. All of us were born to someone, and we all try to find our way in life to differing degrees of difficulty. In this sense, we find ourselves in distress because we are human and suffer from the human condition.
Whether it's about breaking negative patterns, processing trauma, mourning, or a problem with attraction to unfulfilling relationships, the gently routined, contained process of unpacking our luggage in therapy and exploring our inner worlds can be a healing and creatively enriching process. ​ The specific reasons why we seek therapy are as unique as we are, but the underlying drivers are shared by all of us. All of us were born to someone, and we all try to find our way in life to differing degrees of difficulty. In this sense, we find ourselves in distress because we are human and suffer from the human condition.
020 3835 4287 View 020 3835 4287
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Afonlinepsychotherapy Ltd Director
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
As a psychotherapist, I have a strong interest in the healing capacity of the arts and have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust seeing individuals and facilitating therapeutic groups using clay & artwork Psychotherapy can help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and other trauma. I am a qualified psychotherapist specialising in online therapy with an interest of what it means to be human & to thrive I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
As a psychotherapist, I have a strong interest in the healing capacity of the arts and have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust seeing individuals and facilitating therapeutic groups using clay & artwork Psychotherapy can help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and other trauma. I am a qualified psychotherapist specialising in online therapy with an interest of what it means to be human & to thrive I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
020 3838 0728 View 020 3838 0728
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Bella Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampstead, London NW3
I offer support to anyone who wants to discuss their feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space. Counselling offers you an opportunity to discuss your difficulties, but also to think about what brings you meaning. I trained in 'psychodynamic' psychotherapy, which is one of several kinds of therapy; it considers how people's experiences may have affected their lives and patterns of behaviour or feelings. However, I provide counselling that is tailored to your individual needs, combining different strands of therapeutic expertise.
I offer support to anyone who wants to discuss their feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space. Counselling offers you an opportunity to discuss your difficulties, but also to think about what brings you meaning. I trained in 'psychodynamic' psychotherapy, which is one of several kinds of therapy; it considers how people's experiences may have affected their lives and patterns of behaviour or feelings. However, I provide counselling that is tailored to your individual needs, combining different strands of therapeutic expertise.
020 7078 8662 View 020 7078 8662
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Alex Papadakis
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
I am a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BPC and the BACP, I am also registered with Aviva insurance. I have extensive experience seeing a broad range of psychotherapy patients in the NHS where I have worked with issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse and personality disorders. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, instability, addictions or a lack of meaning and purpose then psychotherapy could be of real value. It is an opportunity to have conversations and experiences that I don’t believe we can have anywhere else.
I am a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BPC and the BACP, I am also registered with Aviva insurance. I have extensive experience seeing a broad range of psychotherapy patients in the NHS where I have worked with issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse and personality disorders. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, instability, addictions or a lack of meaning and purpose then psychotherapy could be of real value. It is an opportunity to have conversations and experiences that I don’t believe we can have anywhere else.
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Dr Nancy Hakim Dowek
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
My initial interest in Existential therapy was informed by my personal and professional experiences. Throughout the years I have explored diverse ways of supporting my clients, looking to improve their emotional and spiritual balance. Existential therapy encapsulates all my core beliefs about the therapeutic process and the powerful therapeutic connection between psychology and philosophy. It is anchored in the lived experiences (not their theoretical representation) and their relational context. It relates to human existence and predicaments, our choices and responsibilities, meaning and purpose, freedom and limitations.
My initial interest in Existential therapy was informed by my personal and professional experiences. Throughout the years I have explored diverse ways of supporting my clients, looking to improve their emotional and spiritual balance. Existential therapy encapsulates all my core beliefs about the therapeutic process and the powerful therapeutic connection between psychology and philosophy. It is anchored in the lived experiences (not their theoretical representation) and their relational context. It relates to human existence and predicaments, our choices and responsibilities, meaning and purpose, freedom and limitations.
020 3856 8809 View 020 3856 8809
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William Berisch Secretan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hampstead, London NW3
With twenty years experience in the field, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also Lead Psychotherapist for a specialist NHS service in West London treating adults with severe, complex and enduring mental health problems. Within the NHS I manage and supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as well as providing specialist consultation and treatment. In my private practice, I work with a wider range of people experiencing everything from mental and emotional distress to major life changes as well as those who are seeking to make more meaning in their lives.
With twenty years experience in the field, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also Lead Psychotherapist for a specialist NHS service in West London treating adults with severe, complex and enduring mental health problems. Within the NHS I manage and supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as well as providing specialist consultation and treatment. In my private practice, I work with a wider range of people experiencing everything from mental and emotional distress to major life changes as well as those who are seeking to make more meaning in their lives.
01803 222187 View 01803 222187
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Dr Sharon Hart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood or are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed or panicked? This can be understandably challenging and sometimes we all need someone who can help us through these times.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood or are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed or panicked? This can be understandably challenging and sometimes we all need someone who can help us through these times.
020 4538 4805 View 020 4538 4805
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Vasilios Magalios
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
020 3962 2197 View 020 3962 2197
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Mandi Simons Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Finding the Right Counsellor for You. Welcome to Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We are a team of experienced practitioners providing counselling which is tailored to your needs in Hampstead, Stanmore and online.Our team comprises of CBT and integrative therapists specialising in many different areas, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, neurodiversity and relationship issues, allowing us to provide tailored expert help for all kinds of issues. lthough we are all experts in several different fields, we all share the same approach of working with clients in an empathic, individual way,
Finding the Right Counsellor for You. Welcome to Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We are a team of experienced practitioners providing counselling which is tailored to your needs in Hampstead, Stanmore and online.Our team comprises of CBT and integrative therapists specialising in many different areas, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, neurodiversity and relationship issues, allowing us to provide tailored expert help for all kinds of issues. lthough we are all experts in several different fields, we all share the same approach of working with clients in an empathic, individual way,
020 3872 2042 View 020 3872 2042
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Nicholas Barker
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
020 3835 2479 View 020 3835 2479
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Sabin Harja
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
My role will be to provide you with a confidential, supportive, and trusting space where you will be able to explore, make sense of, and process what brings you to therapy. We will work together to foster understanding of your needs and wishes and what matters to you. Together we will strive to make meaning of your inner world and life experiences, which, in turn, can enhance a more confident self-awareness and sense of well-being. You will receive support to make choices and set goals in keeping with your values.
My role will be to provide you with a confidential, supportive, and trusting space where you will be able to explore, make sense of, and process what brings you to therapy. We will work together to foster understanding of your needs and wishes and what matters to you. Together we will strive to make meaning of your inner world and life experiences, which, in turn, can enhance a more confident self-awareness and sense of well-being. You will receive support to make choices and set goals in keeping with your values.
020 3962 2277 View 020 3962 2277
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Sara Wainstein
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
I offer long term individual and group analytic psychotherapy and shorter more focused work as well as supervision. As well as my private practice in NW3, I work in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock Clinic. I have extensive experience working in the NHS in adult psychotherapy and with vulnerable mothers and babies. I have worked with people of different ages and backgrounds with wide-ranging issues since 1998.
I offer long term individual and group analytic psychotherapy and shorter more focused work as well as supervision. As well as my private practice in NW3, I work in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock Clinic. I have extensive experience working in the NHS in adult psychotherapy and with vulnerable mothers and babies. I have worked with people of different ages and backgrounds with wide-ranging issues since 1998.
020 3823 6204 View 020 3823 6204
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Suzie Quartermaine
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Do you find yourself following the same destructive patterns again and again and not understand why? Perhaps you feel intensely anxious, lonely, angry or misunderstood by those around you or have a feeling of being at odds with yourself in day-to-day life. You may find yourself in a relationship which feels emotionally dangerous or where communication has completely broken down. Therapy can offer a way out of these painful patterns.
Do you find yourself following the same destructive patterns again and again and not understand why? Perhaps you feel intensely anxious, lonely, angry or misunderstood by those around you or have a feeling of being at odds with yourself in day-to-day life. You may find yourself in a relationship which feels emotionally dangerous or where communication has completely broken down. Therapy can offer a way out of these painful patterns.
020 3835 2512 View 020 3835 2512
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Sara Rolando
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hampstead, London NW3
Hello, I am Sara. I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist based in central London, offering online sessions. Sometimes life as a sensible human being can become a tough journey, leaving you feeling lost. Whether you are facing a persistent, tiny matter that doesn't seem to resolve or feeling a sense of being stuck, trapped in romantic relationships, or grappling with anxiety and loneliness, therapy can help you delve into these feelings. As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I will sit with you in these moments. Sit without trying to change, fix, or rescue.
Hello, I am Sara. I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist based in central London, offering online sessions. Sometimes life as a sensible human being can become a tough journey, leaving you feeling lost. Whether you are facing a persistent, tiny matter that doesn't seem to resolve or feeling a sense of being stuck, trapped in romantic relationships, or grappling with anxiety and loneliness, therapy can help you delve into these feelings. As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I will sit with you in these moments. Sit without trying to change, fix, or rescue.
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Number of Counsellors in Hampstead, London

200+

Average cost per session

£85

Counsellors in Hampstead, London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
60% Bereavement
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in Hampstead, London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hampstead, 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.