Counselling in Southwark, London

Photo of Craig Schorn, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Craig Schorn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
You may be feeling down, unmotivated, anxious or angry and need a safe, impartial space to work through what's troubling you or holding you back, to find a clearer perspective on behaviour patterns and coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. I will guide and nurture you in your process so we can reflect deeply on your concerns and gain the necessary insight into your subconscious drives to discover the change that will enable you to move forward in your life and flourish as your authentic self.
You may be feeling down, unmotivated, anxious or angry and need a safe, impartial space to work through what's troubling you or holding you back, to find a clearer perspective on behaviour patterns and coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. I will guide and nurture you in your process so we can reflect deeply on your concerns and gain the necessary insight into your subconscious drives to discover the change that will enable you to move forward in your life and flourish as your authentic self.
020 8629 9135 View 020 8629 9135
Photo of Tatiana Stoyko, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Tatiana Stoyko
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
We can all benefit from the space to focus entirely on our needs from time to time - it is not an indulgence or selfish act, but the most generous thing you can do to yourself. Counselling can be that special place that provides you with an anchor, a place to belong and be yourself while you are navigating through your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Whether you are going through challenging times, or it is events from the past that are stealing your joy, I am here to help.
We can all benefit from the space to focus entirely on our needs from time to time - it is not an indulgence or selfish act, but the most generous thing you can do to yourself. Counselling can be that special place that provides you with an anchor, a place to belong and be yourself while you are navigating through your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Whether you are going through challenging times, or it is events from the past that are stealing your joy, I am here to help.
020 4538 2644 View 020 4538 2644
Photo of Noel Bell, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
Noel Bell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwark, London SE1
I am an integrative psychotherapist who can help with addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life changes. I will help you to make sense of life choices and to develop clearer thinking about your future decisions. I attune my way of working to the needs of my clients and adopt the most effective tools and techniques. You will benefit from clearer thinking and greater insight from working with me. I encourage my clients to bring about behavioural change in their lives by helping them to manifest positive qualities and stepping out of comfort zones.
I am an integrative psychotherapist who can help with addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life changes. I will help you to make sense of life choices and to develop clearer thinking about your future decisions. I attune my way of working to the needs of my clients and adopt the most effective tools and techniques. You will benefit from clearer thinking and greater insight from working with me. I encourage my clients to bring about behavioural change in their lives by helping them to manifest positive qualities and stepping out of comfort zones.
020 3962 1029 View 020 3962 1029
Photo of Ashleigh Thomas, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Ashleigh Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1  (Online Only)
If you are someone who is finding your journey through life difficult. I provide a safe place for you to speak and get support on this journey. Someone to actively listen and give you the time you don’t always get weekly in life. Everyone walks a different path in life and lead's their individual lives. No matter what path you have taken it can provide it's own obstacles, burdens and difficulties. It can become overwhelming and challenging, and seeking support can be the first step to working through these difficult aspects in life.
If you are someone who is finding your journey through life difficult. I provide a safe place for you to speak and get support on this journey. Someone to actively listen and give you the time you don’t always get weekly in life. Everyone walks a different path in life and lead's their individual lives. No matter what path you have taken it can provide it's own obstacles, burdens and difficulties. It can become overwhelming and challenging, and seeking support can be the first step to working through these difficult aspects in life.
View
Photo of Jonny Say, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Jonny Say
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1  (Online Only)
I am a therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
I am a therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
020 3984 8847 View 020 3984 8847
Photo of Sally-Anne Soameson, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
Sally-Anne Soameson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
As a psychodynamic therapist I offer once weekly face-to-face therapy in a supportive, understanding environment. My approach encourages self-reflection and self-examination, allowing you to understand the influence of the past on present behaviour and feelings. This enables you to examine unresolved conflicts and their consequences, giving you back more control in daily life. Working within the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I provide confidential and non-judgemental counselling to individuals looking for short term and open ended therapy on a variety of issues, offering you space to take a positive step towards insight and awareness.
As a psychodynamic therapist I offer once weekly face-to-face therapy in a supportive, understanding environment. My approach encourages self-reflection and self-examination, allowing you to understand the influence of the past on present behaviour and feelings. This enables you to examine unresolved conflicts and their consequences, giving you back more control in daily life. Working within the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I provide confidential and non-judgemental counselling to individuals looking for short term and open ended therapy on a variety of issues, offering you space to take a positive step towards insight and awareness.
020 3974 1023 View 020 3974 1023
Photo of Melissa Thompson, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Melissa Thompson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
Reaching out for help can be hard but it is an important step in the right direction towards living your life fully. Sometimes trying to navigate through life alone can be confusing and speaking to friends or family can often be too difficult, this is why talking to a neutral professional counsellor can provide you with the support you need. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore the areas of your life that you are struggling with. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the past and present I can help you gain better self-awareness and overcome the obstacles weighing you down.
Reaching out for help can be hard but it is an important step in the right direction towards living your life fully. Sometimes trying to navigate through life alone can be confusing and speaking to friends or family can often be too difficult, this is why talking to a neutral professional counsellor can provide you with the support you need. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore the areas of your life that you are struggling with. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the past and present I can help you gain better self-awareness and overcome the obstacles weighing you down.
020 8138 0228 View 020 8138 0228
Photo of Dr Elvis Langley, Psychologist in Southwark, London, England
Dr Elvis Langley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwark, London SE1
I am a UKCP qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych, CPsychol.). Everyone deserves to have someone in their lives who can listen compassionately and hold a space of non-judgemental understanding. I try to offer that space, first and foremost. While doing this, I seek to understand where things may have been difficult and hold in mind your potential for growth and change. The underlying core of my approach is based on respecting your needs and safety, as well as helping you bring out your innate wisdom and strengths.
I am a UKCP qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych, CPsychol.). Everyone deserves to have someone in their lives who can listen compassionately and hold a space of non-judgemental understanding. I try to offer that space, first and foremost. While doing this, I seek to understand where things may have been difficult and hold in mind your potential for growth and change. The underlying core of my approach is based on respecting your needs and safety, as well as helping you bring out your innate wisdom and strengths.
020 3984 9270 View 020 3984 9270
Photo of The Grove Clinic, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
The Grove Clinic
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
How long would you like to be in the dark, telling me how dark it is? When shall we look for the light? Each of us is born with a powerful set of tools which we use to seek out and satisfy our needs for emotional nourishment. If those needs are being met in healthy, balanced and sustainable ways it is very much easier to maintain good emotional health. However, if that guidance system is not properly programmed, or if it has been damaged in some way, perhaps through trauma or poor skills development, it will be difficult to build a firm foundation for emotional well-being. Really good therapy will address those issues, quickly.
How long would you like to be in the dark, telling me how dark it is? When shall we look for the light? Each of us is born with a powerful set of tools which we use to seek out and satisfy our needs for emotional nourishment. If those needs are being met in healthy, balanced and sustainable ways it is very much easier to maintain good emotional health. However, if that guidance system is not properly programmed, or if it has been damaged in some way, perhaps through trauma or poor skills development, it will be difficult to build a firm foundation for emotional well-being. Really good therapy will address those issues, quickly.
020 3667 7278 View 020 3667 7278
Photo of Will Eckersley, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Will Eckersley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwark, London SE1
Hi there, I'm Will, and whatever brings you here today – welcome, maybe I can help. I'm a BACP registered counsellor based in London Bridge, Crystal Palace and online, offering short and long-term therapy to adults. I work in a way that is kind, thoughtful and imaginative. First and foremost, I listen deeply – to the content and the process. Over time, I seek to make connections between patterns in your day-to-day life, to patterns from your past, to patterns in the dynamic between us. The result is a growing space of awareness around these that, grounded in a supportive relationship, fosters clarity, meaning and positive change.
Hi there, I'm Will, and whatever brings you here today – welcome, maybe I can help. I'm a BACP registered counsellor based in London Bridge, Crystal Palace and online, offering short and long-term therapy to adults. I work in a way that is kind, thoughtful and imaginative. First and foremost, I listen deeply – to the content and the process. Over time, I seek to make connections between patterns in your day-to-day life, to patterns from your past, to patterns in the dynamic between us. The result is a growing space of awareness around these that, grounded in a supportive relationship, fosters clarity, meaning and positive change.
020 3994 2353 View 020 3994 2353
Photo of Jennifer Numao-Henriques, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
Jennifer Numao-Henriques
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwark, London SE1
Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you’re struggling with low self-esteem, low moods or anxiety. Maybe you find that you often put others first or struggle to set boundaries. Maybe you’re in a place to explore and learn about yourself. My role is to facilitate a relationship based on mutual trust, where we can explore your sense of self, process old and new conflicts, and begin to learn how to manage any difficulties you may have.
Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you’re struggling with low self-esteem, low moods or anxiety. Maybe you find that you often put others first or struggle to set boundaries. Maybe you’re in a place to explore and learn about yourself. My role is to facilitate a relationship based on mutual trust, where we can explore your sense of self, process old and new conflicts, and begin to learn how to manage any difficulties you may have.
020 3947 6181 View 020 3947 6181
Photo of Simy Jewell, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
Simy Jewell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
My previous career as a scriptwriter has led me to be particularly attended to clients' narratives. Each individual has their unique story to tell. Each contains elements of significant people,conflicts, struggles and resources. It may impact the way we see ourselves, others and the world. By engaging in the process of therapy, we may open up new possibilities and to rewrite our stories.
My previous career as a scriptwriter has led me to be particularly attended to clients' narratives. Each individual has their unique story to tell. Each contains elements of significant people,conflicts, struggles and resources. It may impact the way we see ourselves, others and the world. By engaging in the process of therapy, we may open up new possibilities and to rewrite our stories.
020 3974 2070 View 020 3974 2070
Photo of 89a Long Lane, London Bridge Therapy Rooms in Southwark, London, England
89a Long Lane, London Bridge Therapy Rooms
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
YOU are our ideal client, if: You are a therapist or provide face-to-face (or online) appointments for private clients. You are looking for a CENTRAL LONDON location that is AFFORDABLE and PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED. What we offer: Four modern talking-therapy rooms, a short walk (4 to 6 minutes) away from LONDON BRIDGE and BOROUGH Underground Stations. Professionally designed as therapy rooms which you can BOOK ONLINE. Check our website for special discounts: £14 per hour, but it goes down to *£10 per hour* for long-term booking for 4 hours a week!
YOU are our ideal client, if: You are a therapist or provide face-to-face (or online) appointments for private clients. You are looking for a CENTRAL LONDON location that is AFFORDABLE and PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED. What we offer: Four modern talking-therapy rooms, a short walk (4 to 6 minutes) away from LONDON BRIDGE and BOROUGH Underground Stations. Professionally designed as therapy rooms which you can BOOK ONLINE. Check our website for special discounts: £14 per hour, but it goes down to *£10 per hour* for long-term booking for 4 hours a week!
020 3917 4471 View 020 3917 4471
Photo of Ari Sotiriou, Psychotherapist in Southwark, London, England
Ari Sotiriou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1  (Online Only)
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working online, helping individuals explore the underlying emotions and unconscious thoughts that influence their feelings, behaviours, and relationships. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand your unique experiences, identify patterns that may hold you back, and develop new ways of thinking and relating to yourself and others. My approach is collaborative, and I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to help you achieve your goals.
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working online, helping individuals explore the underlying emotions and unconscious thoughts that influence their feelings, behaviours, and relationships. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand your unique experiences, identify patterns that may hold you back, and develop new ways of thinking and relating to yourself and others. My approach is collaborative, and I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to help you achieve your goals.
View
Photo of Malgorzata Zglinska, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Malgorzata Zglinska
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
Do you feel alone with your problems? Stressed up and anxious? Lonely and depressed? Unhappy in relationships? Full of anger? Mourning a loss? Looking for meaning and direction? If so why not come for a chat to see how I can help? I have helped people from various walks of life and of different ages. I have assisted clients going through the midlife crisis to find meaning and a sense of purpose. I have made a difference to the lives of young people ridden with anxiety, searching for values and goals and uncertain of their personal and career choices.
Do you feel alone with your problems? Stressed up and anxious? Lonely and depressed? Unhappy in relationships? Full of anger? Mourning a loss? Looking for meaning and direction? If so why not come for a chat to see how I can help? I have helped people from various walks of life and of different ages. I have assisted clients going through the midlife crisis to find meaning and a sense of purpose. I have made a difference to the lives of young people ridden with anxiety, searching for values and goals and uncertain of their personal and career choices.
07713 147711 View 07713 147711
Photo of Rotimi Gabriel Akinsete, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Rotimi Gabriel Akinsete
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
You might be feeling stuck or wondering whether you've made the right decision. You might not even know what the right decision is. You might even want to explore who it is that you are, why you do the things that you do, or why you're in the situation that you're in. If that is you, then consider what it is that counselling and psychotherapy might be able to do in helping you to consider all these questions that you might have about yourself and your situation.
You might be feeling stuck or wondering whether you've made the right decision. You might not even know what the right decision is. You might even want to explore who it is that you are, why you do the things that you do, or why you're in the situation that you're in. If that is you, then consider what it is that counselling and psychotherapy might be able to do in helping you to consider all these questions that you might have about yourself and your situation.
020 3319 6478 View 020 3319 6478
Photo of Magdalena Rybarczyk, Psychologist in Southwark, London, England
Magdalena Rybarczyk
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
I hope that the information you can find here will help you to initiate positive changes in your life. I offer therapy for clients struggling with their emotions, experiencing a crisis, relationship difficulties or career and work related concerns. I am experienced in providing effective therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, self esteem problems, body image concerns, as well as medically unexplained symptoms, sexual and intimacy problems and other psychological challenges. My way of working is emphatic, flexible and receptive to your individual needs.
I hope that the information you can find here will help you to initiate positive changes in your life. I offer therapy for clients struggling with their emotions, experiencing a crisis, relationship difficulties or career and work related concerns. I am experienced in providing effective therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, self esteem problems, body image concerns, as well as medically unexplained symptoms, sexual and intimacy problems and other psychological challenges. My way of working is emphatic, flexible and receptive to your individual needs.
020 3763 5265 View 020 3763 5265
Photo of Thomas Noonan-Ganley, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Thomas Noonan-Ganley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwark, London SE1
I’m an integrative transpersonal therapist based in Borough/London Bridge. I draw on various psychotherapeutic disciplines, including Jungian, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and nervous-system focused approaches. I consider not only your life circumstance and history, but also the “bigger picture” of your life and the wider context in which you live, such as society, generational influence, hopes and ambitions.
I’m an integrative transpersonal therapist based in Borough/London Bridge. I draw on various psychotherapeutic disciplines, including Jungian, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and nervous-system focused approaches. I consider not only your life circumstance and history, but also the “bigger picture” of your life and the wider context in which you live, such as society, generational influence, hopes and ambitions.
020 3597 3874 View 020 3597 3874
Photo of Mirabela Osadci in Southwark, London, England
Mirabela Osadci
MA
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1  (Online Only)
Online psychotherapist with an eclectic and inventive approach. Practicing Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I believe that people already have within themselves what they need in order to overcome their struggles. All it takes is a bit of guidance and someone to ask the right questions. My wish for my clients is that they find the inner freedom to live the life that they want. I mostly work with expats, travelers, digital nomads, burners - I can relate to the lifestyle and can appreciate the need for flexibility and rescheduling sessions when necessary, however, anyone is welcome.
Online psychotherapist with an eclectic and inventive approach. Practicing Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I believe that people already have within themselves what they need in order to overcome their struggles. All it takes is a bit of guidance and someone to ask the right questions. My wish for my clients is that they find the inner freedom to live the life that they want. I mostly work with expats, travelers, digital nomads, burners - I can relate to the lifestyle and can appreciate the need for flexibility and rescheduling sessions when necessary, however, anyone is welcome.
View
Photo of Natasha Adade, Counsellor in Southwark, London, England
Natasha Adade
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southwark, London SE1
What do you need from Therapy Today? I am a qualified Person-centred Therapist; Holistically I work with individuals to navigate their way through life transitions. I believe that by accepting yourself and knowing your true potential through healing and the Therapeutic process. You will slowly start to see you and be you!
What do you need from Therapy Today? I am a qualified Person-centred Therapist; Holistically I work with individuals to navigate their way through life transitions. I believe that by accepting yourself and knowing your true potential through healing and the Therapeutic process. You will slowly start to see you and be you!
020 3384 7762 View 020 3384 7762

See more therapy options for Southwark, London

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southwark, London

400+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Southwark, London who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aviva
64% Vitality
57% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Southwark, London see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
32% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southwark, 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.