Counselling in Nottingham

View neighbourhoods in Nottingham
Photo of Sally Hargreaves, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Sally Hargreaves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG7
I provide a warm safe trusting space where you can process and unfold life’s difficulties and issues. I have extensive experience working with BPD, complex trauma and how people coordinate their lives. Additionally, what may seem minimal in relation to bigger issues you perceive others have, can have great impact on us. All issues are worth exploring if the impact creates difficulties. My approach is collaborative and integrative, addressing present/historical trauma, revisiting a childhood that was difficult, unwanted or distorted thoughts/feelings or just needing to be heard and talk openly.
I provide a warm safe trusting space where you can process and unfold life’s difficulties and issues. I have extensive experience working with BPD, complex trauma and how people coordinate their lives. Additionally, what may seem minimal in relation to bigger issues you perceive others have, can have great impact on us. All issues are worth exploring if the impact creates difficulties. My approach is collaborative and integrative, addressing present/historical trauma, revisiting a childhood that was difficult, unwanted or distorted thoughts/feelings or just needing to be heard and talk openly.
0115 647 4527 View 0115 647 4527
Photo of Paloma McMullan, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Paloma McMullan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Nottingham NG9
Not accepting new clients
Does it seem like others are coping better, enjoying more successful lives or more fulfilling relationships? Are you troubled by anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lost? Struggling at work or university? I am here to help. I'm Paloma, a highly qualified, warm and insightful UKCP-registered psychotherapist providing brief counselling and longer-term psychotherapy to UK-based individuals aged 18 and over. Together, let’s reflect upon what has brought you to this point and formulate a way forward that feels right to you, enriching your understanding of yourself and your relationships in the process.
Does it seem like others are coping better, enjoying more successful lives or more fulfilling relationships? Are you troubled by anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lost? Struggling at work or university? I am here to help. I'm Paloma, a highly qualified, warm and insightful UKCP-registered psychotherapist providing brief counselling and longer-term psychotherapy to UK-based individuals aged 18 and over. Together, let’s reflect upon what has brought you to this point and formulate a way forward that feels right to you, enriching your understanding of yourself and your relationships in the process.
0115 647 8311 View 0115 647 8311
Photo of Natalie Drewry, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Natalie Drewry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1
I understand that the process of choosing the right therapist is a difficult task, especially if you are not used to talking about your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to make this easier for you. I will work with you to build trust in the therapy process and provide safety for you to talk about your issues. Just the process of having someone to safely share with can be a catalyst to healing and growth.
I understand that the process of choosing the right therapist is a difficult task, especially if you are not used to talking about your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to make this easier for you. I will work with you to build trust in the therapy process and provide safety for you to talk about your issues. Just the process of having someone to safely share with can be a catalyst to healing and growth.
01777 802232 View 01777 802232
Photo of Foster Growth Counselling, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Foster Growth Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG10
Hello, my name's Lynda Foster. You may be feeling low and stressed at work, struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or experiencing problems in your relationships. Counselling can provide a great opportunity to work on the things in your life which are troubling you. I can work with you to help alleviate distress, improve your mental well-being, enhance coping skills, and facilitate personal growth and self-awareness.
Hello, my name's Lynda Foster. You may be feeling low and stressed at work, struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or experiencing problems in your relationships. Counselling can provide a great opportunity to work on the things in your life which are troubling you. I can work with you to help alleviate distress, improve your mental well-being, enhance coping skills, and facilitate personal growth and self-awareness.
0115 647 2864 View 0115 647 2864
Photo of Kirsty Hannah, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Kirsty Hannah
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG5
Taking the first step to reach out can be really tough. Whether you'd like day to day life to feel a little easier or heal from a traumatic experience, we'll work together with what you bring to your sessions. I offer a safe confidential environment where you'll feel seen and accepted.
Taking the first step to reach out can be really tough. Whether you'd like day to day life to feel a little easier or heal from a traumatic experience, we'll work together with what you bring to your sessions. I offer a safe confidential environment where you'll feel seen and accepted.
0115 697 2257 View 0115 697 2257
Photo of Stephanie Orr, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Stephanie Orr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Nottingham NG14  (Online Only)
Would you like to: Reduce your anxiety? Improve your mood? Process past traumas? Understand the origins of your difficulties and what’s keeping them going?
Would you like to: Reduce your anxiety? Improve your mood? Process past traumas? Understand the origins of your difficulties and what’s keeping them going?
View
Photo of harmonycouplestherapy.org, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
harmonycouplestherapy.org
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Nottingham NG9  (Online Only)
Welcome to Harmony Couples Therapy, my name is Ellen, and I am an experienced relationship therapist at Relate with over 15 years experience, and I also work with private clients. I regularly work with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of issues such as managing conflict, trauma, separation/divorce, infidelity, bereavement, addiction, mental health issues and I have specialist training in working with couples affected by Aspergers/Autism and depression/anxiety. I work exclusively online as I find this to be more accessible for most clients.
Welcome to Harmony Couples Therapy, my name is Ellen, and I am an experienced relationship therapist at Relate with over 15 years experience, and I also work with private clients. I regularly work with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of issues such as managing conflict, trauma, separation/divorce, infidelity, bereavement, addiction, mental health issues and I have specialist training in working with couples affected by Aspergers/Autism and depression/anxiety. I work exclusively online as I find this to be more accessible for most clients.
0115 647 7349 View 0115 647 7349
Photo of Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Nottingham NG7
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
01332 980834 View 01332 980834
Photo of Clare Holmes, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Clare Holmes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Nottingham NG2
I'm a fully accredited CBT therapist working with adults and children. If you are struggling with anxiety, OCD, a phobia, trauma memories, low mood or other mood disturbances and it is getting in the way of living your life as you want to then CBT can help. I'm a CBT therapist and Mental Health Nurse with 20 years experience in the NHS. I work with people using CBT to help identify problems and find solutions to those problems. CBT is an active therapy, where we will work together, at your pace, to make changes in thinking processes and behavioural responses to situations and your thoughts.
I'm a fully accredited CBT therapist working with adults and children. If you are struggling with anxiety, OCD, a phobia, trauma memories, low mood or other mood disturbances and it is getting in the way of living your life as you want to then CBT can help. I'm a CBT therapist and Mental Health Nurse with 20 years experience in the NHS. I work with people using CBT to help identify problems and find solutions to those problems. CBT is an active therapy, where we will work together, at your pace, to make changes in thinking processes and behavioural responses to situations and your thoughts.
0115 824 4605 View 0115 824 4605
Photo of Sarah Jane Lewin, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Sarah Jane Lewin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG5
I help adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents and others in or recovering from narcissistic relationships to find their freedom, reconnect with themselves and enjoy the life they deserve, free from emotional abuse. I am here to support you to heal and grow. I have extensive training in treating trauma. You may be looking for relief from the symptoms which may include unhealthy behaviours, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and self-sabotage. I can help you to build your confidence, resilience and connection to self. To enable you to feel calm and happy, and to live the life you always hoped was possible.
I help adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents and others in or recovering from narcissistic relationships to find their freedom, reconnect with themselves and enjoy the life they deserve, free from emotional abuse. I am here to support you to heal and grow. I have extensive training in treating trauma. You may be looking for relief from the symptoms which may include unhealthy behaviours, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and self-sabotage. I can help you to build your confidence, resilience and connection to self. To enable you to feel calm and happy, and to live the life you always hoped was possible.
View
Photo of Dr Harry (Henry) Ager, Psychologist in Nottingham, England
Dr Harry (Henry) Ager
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
07703 721278 View 07703 721278
Photo of Lorna Eatherington Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Lorna Eatherington Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Nottingham NG5
Hi, I'm Lorna and thank you for reading my profile. Counselling can be helpful for so many reasons. We all have a lot to deal with, from relationships, family issues and stress - to worries about life in general. Perhaps you have low Self-esteem or feel anxious. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships with others.
Hi, I'm Lorna and thank you for reading my profile. Counselling can be helpful for so many reasons. We all have a lot to deal with, from relationships, family issues and stress - to worries about life in general. Perhaps you have low Self-esteem or feel anxious. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships with others.
0115 697 1303 View 0115 697 1303
Photo of Cube Counselling Nottingham, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Cube Counselling Nottingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG12
Hi, I'm Domonic, a Person-Centred Counsellor in Nottingham, and I'm here to walk alongside you as you explore your challenges and navigate life's complexities. I offer therapy to adults and work within a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. My approach is driven by empathy and the unwavering belief in your capacity to know what you need, and I am here to support you in empowering that sense of who you are and exploring your unique path. I currently have space for new clients and would love to hear from you if you're considering counselling.
Hi, I'm Domonic, a Person-Centred Counsellor in Nottingham, and I'm here to walk alongside you as you explore your challenges and navigate life's complexities. I offer therapy to adults and work within a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. My approach is driven by empathy and the unwavering belief in your capacity to know what you need, and I am here to support you in empowering that sense of who you are and exploring your unique path. I currently have space for new clients and would love to hear from you if you're considering counselling.
0115 647 1170 View 0115 647 1170
Photo of Maggie Hall, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Maggie Hall
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Nottingham NG11
I am an Integrative psychotherapist. I use the relationship we build together to explore the issues you bring to therapy at your own pace. I have over 16 years experience of working with children, teenagers and adults both in private practice and within NHS and charity settings. I offer a warm confidential space for you to bring those issues which you feel you need some support or help with.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist. I use the relationship we build together to explore the issues you bring to therapy at your own pace. I have over 16 years experience of working with children, teenagers and adults both in private practice and within NHS and charity settings. I offer a warm confidential space for you to bring those issues which you feel you need some support or help with.
0115 697 2054 View 0115 697 2054
Photo of Claire Marlow, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Claire Marlow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG13
Would you like to feel calm and less reactive? Less overwhelmed and more in control? To feel happier in your relationships with others…and with yourself? Sometimes in life, we get “stuck” and feel hopeless, unable to see a way forward. Whether you're plagued by a negative self-image, painful relationships or you're struggling to cope with life, I offer counselling and psychotherapy, to people just like you. I'll empower you to make the changes that you want to make and become the person you were meant to be. Too many professionals promise that they will transform your life! I won't do that - but I know that with my help, you can.
Would you like to feel calm and less reactive? Less overwhelmed and more in control? To feel happier in your relationships with others…and with yourself? Sometimes in life, we get “stuck” and feel hopeless, unable to see a way forward. Whether you're plagued by a negative self-image, painful relationships or you're struggling to cope with life, I offer counselling and psychotherapy, to people just like you. I'll empower you to make the changes that you want to make and become the person you were meant to be. Too many professionals promise that they will transform your life! I won't do that - but I know that with my help, you can.
01949 480446 View 01949 480446
Photo of Ronda Pearce, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Ronda Pearce
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1
My aim is to help and support clients to gain positive results in overcoming anxiety, low mood, loss and other significant life problems. Like you I have experienced life’s ups and downs so can offer you a genuine, non judgmental safe space to heal. I provide a range of talking therapies including psychotherapy, EMDR, CBT & Counselling. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP). I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My services also include virtual therapy, trauma informed yoga, breath-work for anxiety. I am also a children/teen anxiety specialist. Details on my website.
My aim is to help and support clients to gain positive results in overcoming anxiety, low mood, loss and other significant life problems. Like you I have experienced life’s ups and downs so can offer you a genuine, non judgmental safe space to heal. I provide a range of talking therapies including psychotherapy, EMDR, CBT & Counselling. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP). I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My services also include virtual therapy, trauma informed yoga, breath-work for anxiety. I am also a children/teen anxiety specialist. Details on my website.
07803 547544 View 07803 547544
Photo of Pat Hopewell, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Pat Hopewell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Nottingham NG14
My clients seek therapy for various reasons and these vary from person to person. Key areas may be: Mental Health concerns such as struggling with overwhelming emotions, thoughts or behaviours that have an impact on day to day life. Relational and Interpersonal issues such as communication problems, conflicts or difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with partners, family members or friends. Life Transitions and Challenges including adjusting to a new life phase, coping with grief and loss or dealing with significant life events like marriage, divorce or career changes or Self-Exploration leading to greater personal fulfilment
My clients seek therapy for various reasons and these vary from person to person. Key areas may be: Mental Health concerns such as struggling with overwhelming emotions, thoughts or behaviours that have an impact on day to day life. Relational and Interpersonal issues such as communication problems, conflicts or difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with partners, family members or friends. Life Transitions and Challenges including adjusting to a new life phase, coping with grief and loss or dealing with significant life events like marriage, divorce or career changes or Self-Exploration leading to greater personal fulfilment
0115 647 4648 View 0115 647 4648
Photo of Gayle Straw, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Gayle Straw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Nottingham NG2
Hi, I'm Gayle and I am an experienced CBT & EMDR therapist. I have worked with adults and young people (16+) for over 10 years in both NHS and private services. I work with a wide variety of common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, and low self-esteem. I achieve excellent recovery rates for my clients because I strongly believe that therapy is not 'one size fits all' and I am passionate about using only highly proven, evidence-based treatment. My approach is to really listen to you and then work in partnership with you to ensure you achieve the change you want.
Hi, I'm Gayle and I am an experienced CBT & EMDR therapist. I have worked with adults and young people (16+) for over 10 years in both NHS and private services. I work with a wide variety of common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, and low self-esteem. I achieve excellent recovery rates for my clients because I strongly believe that therapy is not 'one size fits all' and I am passionate about using only highly proven, evidence-based treatment. My approach is to really listen to you and then work in partnership with you to ensure you achieve the change you want.
01777 809684 View 01777 809684
Photo of Jo Kaufman, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Jo Kaufman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Nottingham NG2
I offer CBT and EMDR in central West Bridgford. Working with clients who are experiencing the whole range of anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem and those who have experienced trauma. I also draw on mindfulness, compassion focused and acceptance and commitment therapy. Therapy at the pace that works for you, allowing you to process life experiences and equipping and empowering you to manage your emotional wellbeing in a balanced way. I offer both short and long-term therapy for adults, both in person and remotely to allow you to access support that meets your needs.
I offer CBT and EMDR in central West Bridgford. Working with clients who are experiencing the whole range of anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem and those who have experienced trauma. I also draw on mindfulness, compassion focused and acceptance and commitment therapy. Therapy at the pace that works for you, allowing you to process life experiences and equipping and empowering you to manage your emotional wellbeing in a balanced way. I offer both short and long-term therapy for adults, both in person and remotely to allow you to access support that meets your needs.
01777 809685 View 01777 809685
Photo of Jo Longford, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Jo Longford
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG5
Finding a therapist who you feel you can trust and open up to may feel daunting. My practice focuses on offering you a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace and in a way that allows you to process what is going on for you. What a therapy session will look like is not prescriptive and will depend on what you bring. Understanding your unique experience of the world will be the starting point on which to build a relationship together, where we can develop understanding, awareness and insight into whatever difficulties you are experiencing.
Finding a therapist who you feel you can trust and open up to may feel daunting. My practice focuses on offering you a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace and in a way that allows you to process what is going on for you. What a therapy session will look like is not prescriptive and will depend on what you bring. Understanding your unique experience of the world will be the starting point on which to build a relationship together, where we can develop understanding, awareness and insight into whatever difficulties you are experiencing.
0115 647 3876 View 0115 647 3876

See more therapy options for Nottingham

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Nottingham

300+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Nottingham who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% AXA PPP
51% Aviva
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Nottingham see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nottingham?

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.