Counselling in Ninfield

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Mark Stewart Weston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ninfield TN33
I am a highly experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. I offer 1-1 counselling and sessions for couples where you can explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing, in a safe, non-judgemental setting. I work in a non-directive way so the pace and agenda for the sessions are set by you. I feel that it is important for clients to find a counsellor that is right for them I, therefore, offer a free 30-minute initial session where we can decide if it feels right to work together.
I am a highly experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. I offer 1-1 counselling and sessions for couples where you can explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing, in a safe, non-judgemental setting. I work in a non-directive way so the pace and agenda for the sessions are set by you. I feel that it is important for clients to find a counsellor that is right for them I, therefore, offer a free 30-minute initial session where we can decide if it feels right to work together.
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Tom Cowan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ninfield TN33
Whatever the issues and problems we have to face, one question seems to come up whether we are aware of it or not, which is how much if any control do we have over the way we feel, especially when we feel very powerful or overwhelming emotions. Usually the bad things happen (or are said) when we are out of control and completely in the grip of our feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, greed etc. However trying to remove or erase these feelings, an obvious and often tried solution doesn’t seem to work that well, usually they squirt out and can be even more damaging by being denied and buried.
Whatever the issues and problems we have to face, one question seems to come up whether we are aware of it or not, which is how much if any control do we have over the way we feel, especially when we feel very powerful or overwhelming emotions. Usually the bad things happen (or are said) when we are out of control and completely in the grip of our feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, greed etc. However trying to remove or erase these feelings, an obvious and often tried solution doesn’t seem to work that well, usually they squirt out and can be even more damaging by being denied and buried.
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Karen Taylor
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
I am an accredited, fully insured therapeutic counsellor having studied Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, based in East Sussex; working with adults on a one-to-one basis, either in-person or on-line. I have a corporate background which compliments my work and provides context to some of the challenges my clients face. This mixture of experience allows me to better understand the struggles of how our 'public face' can often feel at odds with our inner world and of the pressures and expectations of self and others that often feel overwhelming.
I am an accredited, fully insured therapeutic counsellor having studied Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, based in East Sussex; working with adults on a one-to-one basis, either in-person or on-line. I have a corporate background which compliments my work and provides context to some of the challenges my clients face. This mixture of experience allows me to better understand the struggles of how our 'public face' can often feel at odds with our inner world and of the pressures and expectations of self and others that often feel overwhelming.
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Photo of Rowan Moloney, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rowan Moloney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39
Are there parts of you that feel unrepresented, hidden, anxious, ashamed, angry, or judged by others? We aren't born feeling this way, have you ever wondered how you got to where you are now? My clients come to me because they trust I can weather the hard places we visit together. We need to be able to talk about the harder things in life, and I would like to offer you the space for this; a space of acceptance, warmth, and goodwill. Let's connect the dots of where you are now, how you got here, and work towards where you'd like to be. Please know that all parts of you are welcome with me. There is hope and there can be healing.
Are there parts of you that feel unrepresented, hidden, anxious, ashamed, angry, or judged by others? We aren't born feeling this way, have you ever wondered how you got to where you are now? My clients come to me because they trust I can weather the hard places we visit together. We need to be able to talk about the harder things in life, and I would like to offer you the space for this; a space of acceptance, warmth, and goodwill. Let's connect the dots of where you are now, how you got here, and work towards where you'd like to be. Please know that all parts of you are welcome with me. There is hope and there can be healing.
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Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
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Claudia Pavey, Sussex Bereavement Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39
Hello, I am Claudia and I am a bereavement specialist who understands the profound impact of grief. The deep sense of loss that it brings can be incredibly isolating and can cause powerful emotions such as guilt and regret to become part of your everyday life. Maybe grief is affecting your relationships, work, health and sense of hope for the future. You might be consumed by thoughts of the person who has died - or maybe you are struggling to sleep and eat well. These are all issues that clients commonly bring to sessions. We can explore any aspect of your loss that you wish to discuss. We can find a way through this together.
Hello, I am Claudia and I am a bereavement specialist who understands the profound impact of grief. The deep sense of loss that it brings can be incredibly isolating and can cause powerful emotions such as guilt and regret to become part of your everyday life. Maybe grief is affecting your relationships, work, health and sense of hope for the future. You might be consumed by thoughts of the person who has died - or maybe you are struggling to sleep and eat well. These are all issues that clients commonly bring to sessions. We can explore any aspect of your loss that you wish to discuss. We can find a way through this together.
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Alex Francis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
If you’re feeling sad, anxious or lost, struggling with relationships, or stuck in familiar negative patterns of thoughts or behaviour, please contact me to see how counselling can help.
If you’re feeling sad, anxious or lost, struggling with relationships, or stuck in familiar negative patterns of thoughts or behaviour, please contact me to see how counselling can help.
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Photo of Julie Skeffington, MBACP, Counsellor
Julie Skeffington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heathfield TN21
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
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Photo of DEBORAH Jane Cullen - Butterflies Child & Adolescent Counselling Service, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Butterflies Child & Adolescent Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Battle TN33
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
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Marilia C Whittome
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
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Photo of Silke Alexandra Tison, MBACP, Counsellor
Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
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Photo of Niall Crawley-Moore, MBACP, Counsellor
Niall Crawley-Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heathfield TN21
Hello and welcome. I understand that making the decision to come into therapy can be daunting; it can seem almost like a formal acknowledgment that things in your life are not exactly as you would like them. Despite the emotional challenges involved in reaching out for support, the acknowledgment of your problems can be the first step in solving them.
Hello and welcome. I understand that making the decision to come into therapy can be daunting; it can seem almost like a formal acknowledgment that things in your life are not exactly as you would like them. Despite the emotional challenges involved in reaching out for support, the acknowledgment of your problems can be the first step in solving them.
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Gina Langley
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
Welcome! I am an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and have been working as a therapist since 1995. I offer a range of ways to help you through a difficult time, tackle a chronic problem or help you realise your potential. I feel that counselling/psychotherapy shouldn't be intimidating but should help you explore and cope with the issues in your life. I have extensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, relationships and associated issues including loss, anger, and pain amongst others.
Welcome! I am an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and have been working as a therapist since 1995. I offer a range of ways to help you through a difficult time, tackle a chronic problem or help you realise your potential. I feel that counselling/psychotherapy shouldn't be intimidating but should help you explore and cope with the issues in your life. I have extensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, relationships and associated issues including loss, anger, and pain amongst others.
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Photo of Karolina Jobson, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Karolina Jobson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
Experienced qualified Counsellor and a Psychologist offering short term and open-ended therapy sessions face to face and online, with progressive experience across various mental health settings (NHS, charity sector, private practice). I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a British Psychological Society.
Experienced qualified Counsellor and a Psychologist offering short term and open-ended therapy sessions face to face and online, with progressive experience across various mental health settings (NHS, charity sector, private practice). I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a British Psychological Society.
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Ria Eames
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bexhill-on-Sea TN40
Welcome to my page. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor offering long term or short term counselling to adults and young people from 10yrs upwards. Registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) abiding by their ethical framework. My commitment to clients is offering a confidential, non-judgmental therapeutic space exploring any difficulties or anxieties that are present - I work with a range of clients and have experience in many settings such as bereavement/pre-bereavement, schools etc.
Welcome to my page. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor offering long term or short term counselling to adults and young people from 10yrs upwards. Registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) abiding by their ethical framework. My commitment to clients is offering a confidential, non-judgmental therapeutic space exploring any difficulties or anxieties that are present - I work with a range of clients and have experience in many settings such as bereavement/pre-bereavement, schools etc.
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Photo of Helen Willoughby, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Willoughby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fairlight TN35  (Online Only)
To hold onto issues whether from childhood or a few years ago can keep us in a place that is painful and confusing and can seem impossible to move on from. This can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety or depression or some form of addiction that keeps you stuck. By starting to talk through these issues with a counsellor it can lead to a freedom and understanding about yourself and then you are able to move on with your life.
To hold onto issues whether from childhood or a few years ago can keep us in a place that is painful and confusing and can seem impossible to move on from. This can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety or depression or some form of addiction that keeps you stuck. By starting to talk through these issues with a counsellor it can lead to a freedom and understanding about yourself and then you are able to move on with your life.
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Photo of Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt, MBACP, Counsellor
Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
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Dr Liz Stockwell
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children and young people up to the age of 25 who are experiencing a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression and complex mental health problems, including self harm. I have a particular interest in working with young people who have experienced trauma. I also have experience of young people needing support regarding their gender identity. I can provide assessments to help inform professionals and education assessments. I can provide consultations to professional networks to support young people who may not be able to access therapy themselves. I can provide brief and longer term work.
I work with children and young people up to the age of 25 who are experiencing a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression and complex mental health problems, including self harm. I have a particular interest in working with young people who have experienced trauma. I also have experience of young people needing support regarding their gender identity. I can provide assessments to help inform professionals and education assessments. I can provide consultations to professional networks to support young people who may not be able to access therapy themselves. I can provide brief and longer term work.
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Angie Osborne Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
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Barbara Wattiez
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. Psychotherapy is one way of dealing with a specific problem, everyday struggle, or a general sense of unhappiness. Whether you feel low or are dealing with a specific crisis, I see difficulties we encounter as anchored in how we relate to ourselves and others, based on my belief that relationships are at the heart of being human.
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. Psychotherapy is one way of dealing with a specific problem, everyday struggle, or a general sense of unhappiness. Whether you feel low or are dealing with a specific crisis, I see difficulties we encounter as anchored in how we relate to ourselves and others, based on my belief that relationships are at the heart of being human.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ninfield

< 10

Counsellors in Ninfield who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
50% Relationship Issues
50% Addiction
50% Geriatric and Seniors
50% Bereavement
50% Parenting

Average years in practice

17 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Ninfield see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ninfield?

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.