Counselling in Headington, Oxford

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Christina Elizabeth Lee
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
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David Soward
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
We can all find our lives get difficult as events and emotions come and go: these are often left unprocessed until we give ourselves time to think and talk about them. You may be very unhappy or may just be feeling some discontent, or at a crossroads, lacking motivation or direction. My aim is to help you explore all or any area of your life and work out what the future might hold. W H Auden, in his poem in memory of Sigmund Freud, referred to 'a world he changed / simply by looking back with no false regrets'; like him, having explored both the past and the present, I hope you will feel 'able to approach the Future as a friend'.
We can all find our lives get difficult as events and emotions come and go: these are often left unprocessed until we give ourselves time to think and talk about them. You may be very unhappy or may just be feeling some discontent, or at a crossroads, lacking motivation or direction. My aim is to help you explore all or any area of your life and work out what the future might hold. W H Auden, in his poem in memory of Sigmund Freud, referred to 'a world he changed / simply by looking back with no false regrets'; like him, having explored both the past and the present, I hope you will feel 'able to approach the Future as a friend'.
01865 671635 View 01865 671635
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Sharmila Kaduskar
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
01865 900536 View 01865 900536
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Mike Sands
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
I provide a safe therapeutic space in which the problems and mysteries of being human can be explored respectfully and creatively. My aim is to bring insight and understanding to the challenges in your life, facilitating growth and change. My approach is collaborative but you would remain in control, determining the pace of therapy, the material you bring, when and how we address deeply painful or traumatic issues, the duration of your therapy and eventually how we end it. ​
I provide a safe therapeutic space in which the problems and mysteries of being human can be explored respectfully and creatively. My aim is to bring insight and understanding to the challenges in your life, facilitating growth and change. My approach is collaborative but you would remain in control, determining the pace of therapy, the material you bring, when and how we address deeply painful or traumatic issues, the duration of your therapy and eventually how we end it. ​
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Judy Potts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
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Annabelle Joy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX33
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy that helps us to understand how we think, affects how we behave, and how we feel. It is a collaborative therapy. I believe the relationship built between the therapist and client helps deliver a positive therapeutic outcome. I work with my clients to build a formulation of their difficulties using CBT skills and techniques. We work together to understand what is maintaining the problem and how we can change our thoughts, thinking styles and behaviours. We gently learn to face our fears and to stop using controlling or avoidant behaviours.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy that helps us to understand how we think, affects how we behave, and how we feel. It is a collaborative therapy. I believe the relationship built between the therapist and client helps deliver a positive therapeutic outcome. I work with my clients to build a formulation of their difficulties using CBT skills and techniques. We work together to understand what is maintaining the problem and how we can change our thoughts, thinking styles and behaviours. We gently learn to face our fears and to stop using controlling or avoidant behaviours.
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Guy Turton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
Reviewers and seekers like yourself might be uncertain about what therapy is. You might imagine it's like going to see the doctor to get a plan to be fixed or you may imagine Therapy to be more like a craft/art/magic. Or something else. I don't have fixed ideas about what you bring, how you bring it and what sort of person you might be. I'm not sure what you want, but i'm interested to start exploring it together with you. You may not know what you want and thats ok too. It is ok to reach out from a position of not knowing and uncertainty. Sitting a room together will give you a lot of information.
Reviewers and seekers like yourself might be uncertain about what therapy is. You might imagine it's like going to see the doctor to get a plan to be fixed or you may imagine Therapy to be more like a craft/art/magic. Or something else. I don't have fixed ideas about what you bring, how you bring it and what sort of person you might be. I'm not sure what you want, but i'm interested to start exploring it together with you. You may not know what you want and thats ok too. It is ok to reach out from a position of not knowing and uncertainty. Sitting a room together will give you a lot of information.
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Natasha Budd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
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Dr Caroline Caddy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Caroline. I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist with experience of working in a range of NHS settings with adults and children since 2013. I have experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including Eating Disorders, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. I currently work as a Clinical Psychologist with adults in a NHS secondary care service. I specialise in working with those who struggle with complex trauma and complex emotional needs.
Hello, I am Caroline. I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist with experience of working in a range of NHS settings with adults and children since 2013. I have experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including Eating Disorders, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. I currently work as a Clinical Psychologist with adults in a NHS secondary care service. I specialise in working with those who struggle with complex trauma and complex emotional needs.
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Caroline Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
Talking therapy is my vocation and professional passion. I am of dual heritage and have a background in languages: Communicating and listening are at the heart of my practice. My training was in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. This approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. I think about what you feel on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. Whatever you wish to share, I give you time to reflect. I also work relationally. This means that the trusting partnership we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.
Talking therapy is my vocation and professional passion. I am of dual heritage and have a background in languages: Communicating and listening are at the heart of my practice. My training was in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. This approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. I think about what you feel on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. Whatever you wish to share, I give you time to reflect. I also work relationally. This means that the trusting partnership we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.
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Melike Guray
MBBS
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
I can help you if you are feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of life. You might be grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. You seek a way out of your emotional and mental struggles, yearning to realize your true potential. Your deepest desire is to cultivate healthier and more meaningful relationships with yourself and others, ultimately leading a more fulfilling life. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you aim to reconstruct your thoughts and emotions, enhancing your self-confidence and resilience. For you, CBT is a crucial tool in your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
I can help you if you are feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of life. You might be grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. You seek a way out of your emotional and mental struggles, yearning to realize your true potential. Your deepest desire is to cultivate healthier and more meaningful relationships with yourself and others, ultimately leading a more fulfilling life. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you aim to reconstruct your thoughts and emotions, enhancing your self-confidence and resilience. For you, CBT is a crucial tool in your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
020 3772 3393 View 020 3772 3393
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Gisele Mendonca
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
Not accepting new clients
I have 14 years of experience working in the NHS for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I can work with children of all ages and young adults up to age 25. I have had experience with a wide variety of difficulties, from anxiety and depression, to eating disorder, self harm, ASD and ADHD, social and school difficulties. I also have experience with working with young refugees and migrants, as well as with children in foster care. I offer parents consultation, offering support and understanding on the difficulties and strategies to deal with them. These consultations can be also done via skype.
I have 14 years of experience working in the NHS for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I can work with children of all ages and young adults up to age 25. I have had experience with a wide variety of difficulties, from anxiety and depression, to eating disorder, self harm, ASD and ADHD, social and school difficulties. I also have experience with working with young refugees and migrants, as well as with children in foster care. I offer parents consultation, offering support and understanding on the difficulties and strategies to deal with them. These consultations can be also done via skype.
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Alberto Congosto Nunez
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
There are times in life when some people may experience overwhelming feelings and behaviours that can persist even with the support of friends and loved ones. I'm a qualified accredited practitioner based in Oxford, UK. I have a solid track record of positive changes affirmed by my clients. I offer a consistent, competent and affordable service to all my clients regardless of their world views, cultural diversity and other factors. I help my clients resolve the challenges they may be dealing with or issues which are troubling them using a combined approach to therapy that best matches their characteristics and preferences.
There are times in life when some people may experience overwhelming feelings and behaviours that can persist even with the support of friends and loved ones. I'm a qualified accredited practitioner based in Oxford, UK. I have a solid track record of positive changes affirmed by my clients. I offer a consistent, competent and affordable service to all my clients regardless of their world views, cultural diversity and other factors. I help my clients resolve the challenges they may be dealing with or issues which are troubling them using a combined approach to therapy that best matches their characteristics and preferences.
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Jozef Louis Bries
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
i am a senior psychotherapist and counsellor who trained at the University of Roehampton, UK and with the Southern Association For Psychotherapy And Counselling, SAFPAC, (www.safpac.co.uk), and am the organisations' Honorary Secretary. Prior to this, I trained and qualified as a paramedic at the University of Hertfordshire, subsequently working both as an ambulance and helicopter air ambulance flight paramedic in different frontline and trauma services in London and the South East. I hold over 11 years clinical experience as a therapist and nearly 20 years clinical experience as a paramedic.
i am a senior psychotherapist and counsellor who trained at the University of Roehampton, UK and with the Southern Association For Psychotherapy And Counselling, SAFPAC, (www.safpac.co.uk), and am the organisations' Honorary Secretary. Prior to this, I trained and qualified as a paramedic at the University of Hertfordshire, subsequently working both as an ambulance and helicopter air ambulance flight paramedic in different frontline and trauma services in London and the South East. I hold over 11 years clinical experience as a therapist and nearly 20 years clinical experience as a paramedic.
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Penelope Barnes Psychotherapist & Clinical Supv
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
01865 950960 View 01865 950960
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Dr Nargis Islam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
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Mayra Huerta
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
I have been working as a counsellor in training since 2015, I have experience in working with a number of issues, including; low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and lack of confidence, among others.
I have been working as a counsellor in training since 2015, I have experience in working with a number of issues, including; low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and lack of confidence, among others.
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Dr Melissa Barkan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Headington, Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
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Bernadette O'brien
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Headington, Oxford OX3
Seeking Psychotherapy takes courage. There may be a particular issue or challenge that you are facing, or you may just be feeling that things are not quite right. Perhaps you feel that you are not fulfilling your potential and living the life you had hoped. There may be some long standing patterns of behaviour or recurring blocks that you keep coming up against. Core Process Psychotherapy provides compassionate holding for difficult feelings and offers us the opportunity to look for more space, clarity and balance and in our lives.
Seeking Psychotherapy takes courage. There may be a particular issue or challenge that you are facing, or you may just be feeling that things are not quite right. Perhaps you feel that you are not fulfilling your potential and living the life you had hoped. There may be some long standing patterns of behaviour or recurring blocks that you keep coming up against. Core Process Psychotherapy provides compassionate holding for difficult feelings and offers us the opportunity to look for more space, clarity and balance and in our lives.
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Wesley Alan Powley-Baker
MA
Verified Verified
Headington, Oxford OX3
Are you at a crossroads? Have a problem to solve and are unsure how to? Stuck in a place but not sure what to do next? Thinking about your next career step? What to do in retirement? Dealing with a stressful relationship? I am skilled in successfully helping people find a way through their life journey, and I do that by letting them stay in charge and work things out on their own terms. My working style is compassionate and collaborative, guiding you to take that step confidently and flourish along the way. It’s not magic, but the results can be!
Are you at a crossroads? Have a problem to solve and are unsure how to? Stuck in a place but not sure what to do next? Thinking about your next career step? What to do in retirement? Dealing with a stressful relationship? I am skilled in successfully helping people find a way through their life journey, and I do that by letting them stay in charge and work things out on their own terms. My working style is compassionate and collaborative, guiding you to take that step confidently and flourish along the way. It’s not magic, but the results can be!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Headington, Oxford

40+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in Headington, Oxford who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
85% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Headington, Oxford see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Headington, Oxford?

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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.