Counselling in Lyndhurst

Photo of Lyn Best, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Lyn Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
023 9200 2349 View 023 9200 2349
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Aline Kernan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO43
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
023 9431 1726 View 023 9431 1726
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Annie Davison
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
I have worked as a person-centred psychotherapist for twenty years (BACP Senior accredited). I am a therapist for individuals who are in crisis or in particular difficulty. I also work with clients who are happy or already successful, who simply want to enhance the quality of life even further. I provide the opportunity to examine your life, your relationships and your career, helping you to think about and develop your options and decide what steps to take next. I specialise in online video-call/telephone sessions. I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, therapists and other social care and teaching professionals.
I have worked as a person-centred psychotherapist for twenty years (BACP Senior accredited). I am a therapist for individuals who are in crisis or in particular difficulty. I also work with clients who are happy or already successful, who simply want to enhance the quality of life even further. I provide the opportunity to examine your life, your relationships and your career, helping you to think about and develop your options and decide what steps to take next. I specialise in online video-call/telephone sessions. I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, therapists and other social care and teaching professionals.
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Kathryn Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
Not accepting new clients
Clients often seek counselling to help at times when they may need to resolve emotional, psychological or relationship issues. It can be difficult to talk to loved ones about their feelings and emotions. Counselling can be a positive way of addressing unresolved issues and useful in helping clients understand their own problems better. It can help people gain perspective of themselves and others and encourage self-awareness. By talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings it may help you come to your own conclusions bringing about positive changes and empowering you to take your next steps in life.
Clients often seek counselling to help at times when they may need to resolve emotional, psychological or relationship issues. It can be difficult to talk to loved ones about their feelings and emotions. Counselling can be a positive way of addressing unresolved issues and useful in helping clients understand their own problems better. It can help people gain perspective of themselves and others and encourage self-awareness. By talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings it may help you come to your own conclusions bringing about positive changes and empowering you to take your next steps in life.
023 8254 4121 View 023 8254 4121
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Gloria Boshier
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
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The Pines Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
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Kate Sarah Alexander
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
01725 538762 View 01725 538762
Photo of Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO40
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
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Photo of Doris Prugel-Bennett, Psychotherapist in Lyndhurst, England
Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
023 8235 3274 View 023 8235 3274
Photo of Stacey Jones, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Stacey Jones
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Not accepting new clients
Things that seem overwhelming and confusing can start to make sense through counselling. Together we can work towards achieving your goals in counselling, whether that involves finding peace to accept your present situation, or to move forward by taking action.
Things that seem overwhelming and confusing can start to make sense through counselling. Together we can work towards achieving your goals in counselling, whether that involves finding peace to accept your present situation, or to move forward by taking action.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Chris Quirk
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Marchwood SO40
I am an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and work with people suffering with depression and anxiety issues such as Worry, Panic, OCD and PTSD. I also work with people struggling with weight management and disordered eating from a psychological perspective. I am also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, so I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together to make you better.
I am an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and work with people suffering with depression and anxiety issues such as Worry, Panic, OCD and PTSD. I also work with people struggling with weight management and disordered eating from a psychological perspective. I am also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, so I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together to make you better.
023 8254 3896 View 023 8254 3896
Photo of Nicki Wisbey, Psychotherapist in Lyndhurst, England
Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO40
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
Photo of Diane Julie Taylor, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
023 8235 6014 View 023 8235 6014
Photo of Tom Buckland, Psychotherapist in Lyndhurst, England
Tom Buckland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Marchwood SO40
Relationship Counsellor and Anxiety Therapist, BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, based in Hythe near Southampton, Hampshire. I'm Tom Buckland and I've been helping people through difficult times since 2003 and specialise in providing Couple Counselling (once know as marriage guidance counselling or relationship counselling) as well as working with Anxiety and Trauma. I work in a humanistic approach so we can work out together the best approach in the therapy to help you.
Relationship Counsellor and Anxiety Therapist, BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, based in Hythe near Southampton, Hampshire. I'm Tom Buckland and I've been helping people through difficult times since 2003 and specialise in providing Couple Counselling (once know as marriage guidance counselling or relationship counselling) as well as working with Anxiety and Trauma. I work in a humanistic approach so we can work out together the best approach in the therapy to help you.
023 8214 8556 View 023 8214 8556
Photo of Kim Speake, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Kim Speake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
023 8254 4480 View 023 8254 4480
Photo of Jane Gosnell-Lee, Psychotherapist in Lyndhurst, England
Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
023 9387 6265 View 023 9387 6265
Photo of Therapies for Wellbeing in Lyndhurst, England
Therapies for Wellbeing
Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally and cause distress. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, the desire to share your story is the beginning.
We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally and cause distress. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, the desire to share your story is the beginning.
01329 558890 View 01329 558890
Photo of Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
023 9200 2447 View 023 9200 2447
Photo of Helen Mander, Psychologist in Lyndhurst, England
Helen Mander
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults in the NHS. I gained a first class honours degree from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College, London). Since qualifying, I have gone on the complete further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults in the NHS. I gained a first class honours degree from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College, London). Since qualifying, I have gone on the complete further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
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Photo of Samantha Elizabeth Barnes, Counsellor in Lyndhurst, England
Samantha Elizabeth Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO40
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lyndhurst

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Lyndhurst who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Stress
80% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
33% Other
33% Aviva

How Counsellors in Lyndhurst see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lyndhurst?

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.