Counselling in Maida Vale, London

Photo of Feel Supported, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Feel Supported
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
As an accredited psychotherapist with a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and improve their overall well-being. I have a strong passion for mental health care and have gained valuable experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health clinics, and hospitals. I believe in the power of empathy, self-exploration, and therapeutic relationships to facilitate change and growth, and I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
As an accredited psychotherapist with a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and improve their overall well-being. I have a strong passion for mental health care and have gained valuable experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health clinics, and hospitals. I believe in the power of empathy, self-exploration, and therapeutic relationships to facilitate change and growth, and I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
020 3915 5902 View 020 3915 5902
Photo of Rita Pohoomal, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Rita Pohoomal
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
WORKING TOWARDS A HAPPIER FUTURE....If you are thinking about having counselling or psychotherapy then you may be looking for help with something you feel is not going quite right in your life. You may want to change this but perhaps don't know where to start. My aim is to support you on the journey to inner healing and transformation.
WORKING TOWARDS A HAPPIER FUTURE....If you are thinking about having counselling or psychotherapy then you may be looking for help with something you feel is not going quite right in your life. You may want to change this but perhaps don't know where to start. My aim is to support you on the journey to inner healing and transformation.
020 3475 2918 View 020 3475 2918
Photo of Murad Bukhari, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Murad Bukhari
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that creates a space where you, my client, can express everything; freely, safely, confidentially and without judgement. Together we will explore your dreams, what brings you joy, aspirations, struggles and your deepest fears. You will come to a deeper understanding of how past experiences have shaped your feelings about life today. Psychotherapy helps us welcome in and integrate all aspects of ourselves, with conscious awareness. With work, you will experience an authentic acceptance of your whole Self, and the myriad possibilities that this brings.
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that creates a space where you, my client, can express everything; freely, safely, confidentially and without judgement. Together we will explore your dreams, what brings you joy, aspirations, struggles and your deepest fears. You will come to a deeper understanding of how past experiences have shaped your feelings about life today. Psychotherapy helps us welcome in and integrate all aspects of ourselves, with conscious awareness. With work, you will experience an authentic acceptance of your whole Self, and the myriad possibilities that this brings.
020 4538 2987 View 020 4538 2987
Photo of Dr Adam Hastings-Cook, Psychologist in Maida Vale, London, England
Dr Adam Hastings-Cook
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W1U
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist I practice ISTDP (Intensive Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), which is a highly effective evidence based 'attachment focused therapy' that rapidly addresses your underlying issues at an emotional level. This allows you to pay closer attention to yourself and your emotions in ‘healthier’ ways, enabling you to experience your emotions to their fullest and allowing a natural healing process to occur. This not only brings symptomatic relief but more importantly it enables you to use your feelings to guide your decision making in all areas of your life, allowing you to blossom and reach your full
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist I practice ISTDP (Intensive Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), which is a highly effective evidence based 'attachment focused therapy' that rapidly addresses your underlying issues at an emotional level. This allows you to pay closer attention to yourself and your emotions in ‘healthier’ ways, enabling you to experience your emotions to their fullest and allowing a natural healing process to occur. This not only brings symptomatic relief but more importantly it enables you to use your feelings to guide your decision making in all areas of your life, allowing you to blossom and reach your full
020 4538 4535 View 020 4538 4535
Photo of Deepa Pagarani, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Deepa Pagarani
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W2
I specialise in working with couples, helping them to communicate their needs better to each other, to have a greater emotional and sexual connection, and helping them to navigate through life's challenges such as illness/mental health issues, bereavement, fertility issues, challenging family dynamics, which can impact the quality of your relationship and ultimately your happiness. I also work with individuals who may want to have therapy in the context of their relationship and explore what is going on for them.
I specialise in working with couples, helping them to communicate their needs better to each other, to have a greater emotional and sexual connection, and helping them to navigate through life's challenges such as illness/mental health issues, bereavement, fertility issues, challenging family dynamics, which can impact the quality of your relationship and ultimately your happiness. I also work with individuals who may want to have therapy in the context of their relationship and explore what is going on for them.
020 4538 5152 View 020 4538 5152
Cosima Hubner
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist in training at the BPF in London. I offer low fee therapy (£30-£50) once weekly. Interested parties should apply on www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk/find-a-therapist/low-fee-once-weekly-psychotherapy/ and mention one of the postcodes I am offering (W9 2BT, SW5 ORR, NW6 2HL or W2 6NE) in their application.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist in training at the BPF in London. I offer low fee therapy (£30-£50) once weekly. Interested parties should apply on www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk/find-a-therapist/low-fee-once-weekly-psychotherapy/ and mention one of the postcodes I am offering (W9 2BT, SW5 ORR, NW6 2HL or W2 6NE) in their application.
View
Photo of Helen Thomas, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Helen Thomas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W2
Everyone faces difficulties in life. It might be that something specific has happened. Maybe challenges have built up and feel too much to handle. Or perhaps it’s possible just to get a bit lost somewhere along the line. Sometimes we need some extra support to process and soothe specific pain, or to take some time to get to know ourselves on a deeper level.
Everyone faces difficulties in life. It might be that something specific has happened. Maybe challenges have built up and feel too much to handle. Or perhaps it’s possible just to get a bit lost somewhere along the line. Sometimes we need some extra support to process and soothe specific pain, or to take some time to get to know ourselves on a deeper level.
020 3947 5991 View 020 3947 5991
Photo of Daniel Sylvester, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Daniel Sylvester
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its coaching or counselling you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its coaching or counselling you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
020 3725 9257 View 020 3725 9257
Photo of Javier Calatrava, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Javier Calatrava
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I like to think that therapy is like a guide that encourages you to see what you may have missed or ignored. I work with clients encouraging different aspects of the personality to find their voice. Maybe we learnt to shut these parts down, perhaps because of their threatening nature or just because they weren’t acceptable to us or our caregivers. I encourage clients to engage with these forgotten parts of the personality to find expression, so they can be heard, understood and validated in a non-judgmental space.
I like to think that therapy is like a guide that encourages you to see what you may have missed or ignored. I work with clients encouraging different aspects of the personality to find their voice. Maybe we learnt to shut these parts down, perhaps because of their threatening nature or just because they weren’t acceptable to us or our caregivers. I encourage clients to engage with these forgotten parts of the personality to find expression, so they can be heard, understood and validated in a non-judgmental space.
020 3984 9243 View 020 3984 9243
Photo of Nicholas Antoni Opyrchal, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Nicholas Antoni Opyrchal
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W2
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who is interested in helping clients find a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, coping with anxiety and depression and helping them find more fulfilling relationships. I enjoy working with people who feel like 'outsiders', and also have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and integrating disturbing experiences - including clients who want to integrate experiences with psychedelic substances, or have recovered from psychosis. I am also interested in working with people who have been in relationships which have been abusive, helping them to learn to move forward into new more healthy relationships.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who is interested in helping clients find a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, coping with anxiety and depression and helping them find more fulfilling relationships. I enjoy working with people who feel like 'outsiders', and also have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and integrating disturbing experiences - including clients who want to integrate experiences with psychedelic substances, or have recovered from psychosis. I am also interested in working with people who have been in relationships which have been abusive, helping them to learn to move forward into new more healthy relationships.
020 3893 2069 View 020 3893 2069
Photo of Therapeia Services, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Therapeia Services
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W2
Throughout our lives, we often experience times of feeling overwhelmed. There are times when the reason is clear, and we know where to seek assistance, but there are also times when it is less clear. Relief and healing are what the soul and psyche seek at these times. Instead of telling you what to do, I am here to value your uniqueness, however different it may seem to you and the world at large. My practice is based on honesty, integrity, and self-acceptance.
Throughout our lives, we often experience times of feeling overwhelmed. There are times when the reason is clear, and we know where to seek assistance, but there are also times when it is less clear. Relief and healing are what the soul and psyche seek at these times. Instead of telling you what to do, I am here to value your uniqueness, however different it may seem to you and the world at large. My practice is based on honesty, integrity, and self-acceptance.
020 3984 9982 View 020 3984 9982
Photo of Andrew Lockhart, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Andrew Lockhart
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I am an experienced psychotherapist registered with the UKCP and BACP. I work in Paddington and Kensal Green in London, and work remotely (online and phone). I offer an empathetic presence as a therapist, and will work with you and your issues according to your specific needs. "Andrew knew just how much, and in what ways to challenge me, and I cannot recommend him highly enough". Sarah, 2017.
I am an experienced psychotherapist registered with the UKCP and BACP. I work in Paddington and Kensal Green in London, and work remotely (online and phone). I offer an empathetic presence as a therapist, and will work with you and your issues according to your specific needs. "Andrew knew just how much, and in what ways to challenge me, and I cannot recommend him highly enough". Sarah, 2017.
020 8106 2172 View 020 8106 2172
Photo of Laura Evans, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Laura Evans
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2  (Online Only)
Sometimes it can be hard to find the answer or make a change on your own. Or perhaps it feels like there's no one there to listen to you. Therapy is a space for you to reflect upon all aspects of yourself and your life. Reflecting in this way with a trained professional can help you better understand yourself. With that new understanding, therapy can support you in making informed choices about your life. Perhaps you're currently in crisis, or perhaps not. I firmly believe that you don’t need to be in crisis to come to therapy. It’s enough that something doesn’t feel right, or that you’d simply like to know yourself better.
Sometimes it can be hard to find the answer or make a change on your own. Or perhaps it feels like there's no one there to listen to you. Therapy is a space for you to reflect upon all aspects of yourself and your life. Reflecting in this way with a trained professional can help you better understand yourself. With that new understanding, therapy can support you in making informed choices about your life. Perhaps you're currently in crisis, or perhaps not. I firmly believe that you don’t need to be in crisis to come to therapy. It’s enough that something doesn’t feel right, or that you’d simply like to know yourself better.
01462 411268 View 01462 411268
Photo of Bogdan Micu, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Bogdan Micu
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
Welcome - I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Rickmansworth, Hackney (London) and online. I use an integrative and transpersonal approach. I hope you find here what you are looking for. -Experience and Background- Following my undergraduate degree in psychology, I trained and formed as a psychotherapist for five years at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. I have been practicing since 2015, collaborating with a number of charities, and currently working in private practice.
Welcome - I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Rickmansworth, Hackney (London) and online. I use an integrative and transpersonal approach. I hope you find here what you are looking for. -Experience and Background- Following my undergraduate degree in psychology, I trained and formed as a psychotherapist for five years at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. I have been practicing since 2015, collaborating with a number of charities, and currently working in private practice.
01923 961546 View 01923 961546
Photo of Giuseppe Caruso, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Giuseppe Caruso
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W9
If you feel anxious, depressed, stuck, dissatisfied with your life, burnt out, or you had a traumatic experience, I might be able to help you. While I aim to relieve the symptoms of your psychological problems, what makes life difficult to live, I also believe there is more to life than being symptom free—I aim to help my patient be one’s self.
If you feel anxious, depressed, stuck, dissatisfied with your life, burnt out, or you had a traumatic experience, I might be able to help you. While I aim to relieve the symptoms of your psychological problems, what makes life difficult to live, I also believe there is more to life than being symptom free—I aim to help my patient be one’s self.
020 4538 9542 View 020 4538 9542
Photo of Forouz Fay Askarnia, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Forouz Fay Askarnia
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W9  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is largely transpersonal integrative, which means I am able to integrate other approaches into my work, including humanistic, CBT, solution-focused and expressive/art therapy. How I work is entirely dependent on the needs of the client I am working with. Transpersonal therapy is a holistic healing intervention that evolved from the humanistic work of American psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1960s. I am a registered member of the UKCP, and I work in accordance with their ethical guidelines. I offer both face-to-face sessions as well as online therapy which is accessible to all regardless of location.
My therapeutic approach is largely transpersonal integrative, which means I am able to integrate other approaches into my work, including humanistic, CBT, solution-focused and expressive/art therapy. How I work is entirely dependent on the needs of the client I am working with. Transpersonal therapy is a holistic healing intervention that evolved from the humanistic work of American psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1960s. I am a registered member of the UKCP, and I work in accordance with their ethical guidelines. I offer both face-to-face sessions as well as online therapy which is accessible to all regardless of location.
020 4538 7859 View 020 4538 7859
Photo of Josh Raymond, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Josh Raymond
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2
I am an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist and full clinical member of UKCP. Transpersonal therapy looks across our entire lifespan. What is it like to be us right now; how did we come to be this way; and what do we hope for, fear or dream of for the future? But 'trans' also means 'beyond': who, in our truest selves, are we, and what do we want, beyond all the things that we are told to be and want. ​ The integrative part means that I have also studied psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapies, as well as CBT. I welcome clients of any or no faith, gender, sexual orientation or psychiatric diagnosis.
I am an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist and full clinical member of UKCP. Transpersonal therapy looks across our entire lifespan. What is it like to be us right now; how did we come to be this way; and what do we hope for, fear or dream of for the future? But 'trans' also means 'beyond': who, in our truest selves, are we, and what do we want, beyond all the things that we are told to be and want. ​ The integrative part means that I have also studied psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapies, as well as CBT. I welcome clients of any or no faith, gender, sexual orientation or psychiatric diagnosis.
020 3866 2581 View 020 3866 2581
Photo of Darcy Ugboaja, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Darcy Ugboaja
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maida Vale, London W2
Finding a therapist can often feel daunting and overwhelming. Especially when you are experiencing emotional pain and confusion. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to begin this journey without fear or judgement. Therapy can provide you with an outlet to work through areas of your life where you feel stuck and where emotional blocks have left you feeling stagnated. It can also provide you with a space to explore your current attachments to life, loved ones and any unhealed trauma without judgement.
Finding a therapist can often feel daunting and overwhelming. Especially when you are experiencing emotional pain and confusion. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to begin this journey without fear or judgement. Therapy can provide you with an outlet to work through areas of your life where you feel stuck and where emotional blocks have left you feeling stagnated. It can also provide you with a space to explore your current attachments to life, loved ones and any unhealed trauma without judgement.
020 4538 3473 View 020 4538 3473
Photo of Tony Babarik, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Tony Babarik
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W9
We all want to feel heard, understood and validated. Some of us need help making sense of why we repeat harmful or unfulfilling behaviours. Psychotherapy creates a space where a person is heard. It also helps a person develop greater self-awareness and the ability to recognise and name their emotional needs, I work relationally, by which I mean the healing potential of psychotherapy is most likely to result through the trusting, mutually respectful relationship forged between therapist and client.
We all want to feel heard, understood and validated. Some of us need help making sense of why we repeat harmful or unfulfilling behaviours. Psychotherapy creates a space where a person is heard. It also helps a person develop greater self-awareness and the ability to recognise and name their emotional needs, I work relationally, by which I mean the healing potential of psychotherapy is most likely to result through the trusting, mutually respectful relationship forged between therapist and client.
020 3835 4622 View 020 3835 4622
Photo of Didem Erdenir, Psychotherapist in Maida Vale, London, England
Didem Erdenir
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, London W2  (Online Only)
Through crisis, we have the opportunity to grow and develop towards our full potential as human beings. My aim as a psychotherapist is to help you face life's difficulties and to explore ways of dealing with them. While I have many years of experience and training in therapy and counselling, I believe that you hold the power to heal yourself and have the answers to your problems within you. Our work together will largely be based on finding these answers, whilst giving you the tools to deal with your inner and outer struggles.
Through crisis, we have the opportunity to grow and develop towards our full potential as human beings. My aim as a psychotherapist is to help you face life's difficulties and to explore ways of dealing with them. While I have many years of experience and training in therapy and counselling, I believe that you hold the power to heal yourself and have the answers to your problems within you. Our work together will largely be based on finding these answers, whilst giving you the tools to deal with your inner and outer struggles.
020 8176 6812 View 020 8176 6812

See more therapy options for Maida Vale, London

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Maida Vale, London

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Maida Vale, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
72% Bereavement
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% AXA PPP
72% Vitality
67% Aviva

How Counsellors in Maida Vale, London see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Maida Vale, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.