Counselling in Quinton

Photo of Charlotte Hubble, Counsellor in Quinton, England
Charlotte Hubble
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Quinton B32
If you are struggling to manage changes in your life, or want things to change but you are finding it difficult to find your way forward, counselling can help focus on your experience and relationships in the present, exploring patterns of relating with others and responses to situations that are no longer helpful, and opening up the path to change. I work with people through every stage of adult life, with issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, issues at school, college and work, stress and burnout, grief, anger, identity, and neurodiversity. I invite you to get in touch to see if we are a good fit to work together.
If you are struggling to manage changes in your life, or want things to change but you are finding it difficult to find your way forward, counselling can help focus on your experience and relationships in the present, exploring patterns of relating with others and responses to situations that are no longer helpful, and opening up the path to change. I work with people through every stage of adult life, with issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, issues at school, college and work, stress and burnout, grief, anger, identity, and neurodiversity. I invite you to get in touch to see if we are a good fit to work together.
0121 827 0211 View 0121 827 0211
Photo of Newman Health & Wellbeing, , Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Newman Health & Wellbeing,
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Quinton B32
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
01562 541647 View 01562 541647
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Greg Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Quinton B32
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been working in Mental Health services for the past 18 years. I began my career working in psychiatry, and for the past 10 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with people experiencing common mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma (PTSD) and many other mental health issues. I am also a fully qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been working in Mental Health services for the past 18 years. I began my career working in psychiatry, and for the past 10 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with people experiencing common mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma (PTSD) and many other mental health issues. I am also a fully qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor.
0121 817 7580 View 0121 817 7580
Photo of Julie Cooke, Psychologist in Quinton, England
Julie Cooke
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Quinton B32
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
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MindCalm Ltd
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified
Quinton B32
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
0121 817 7969 View 0121 817 7969
Photo of Carl Flynn Msc Bsc Pg Dip, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Carl Flynn Msc Bsc Pg Dip
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Quinton B32
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
0121 726 1276 View 0121 726 1276
Photo of Eloise Jenkins, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Eloise Jenkins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Quinton B32  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
0121 752 9141 View 0121 752 9141
Photo of Rajnish Kaur Virk in Quinton, England
Rajnish Kaur Virk
Verified
Quinton B32
Are you struggling with anxiety, health concerns, or stress in these challenging times? If you're looking for a way to better manage your mental health and overall wellbeing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) might be the solution you need. I'm Rajnish Virk, an experienced CBT therapist with over 15 years of experience in the NHS, and I'm here to help you navigate through these difficult emotions. “Not quite ready for one-on-one therapy, or looking for a more cost-effective option? Discover my exclusive 4-week anxiety management program.
Are you struggling with anxiety, health concerns, or stress in these challenging times? If you're looking for a way to better manage your mental health and overall wellbeing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) might be the solution you need. I'm Rajnish Virk, an experienced CBT therapist with over 15 years of experience in the NHS, and I'm here to help you navigate through these difficult emotions. “Not quite ready for one-on-one therapy, or looking for a more cost-effective option? Discover my exclusive 4-week anxiety management program.
0121 809 6135 View 0121 809 6135

More Therapists Nearby

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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Oldbury B68
We are a team of therapists based in Oldbury, offering counselling support to individuals, couples and families. We also provide organisational employment-assisted programs. ​ We believe counselling and psychotherapy can aid healing, helping people work through troubling life events. Our team of therapists provide a safe, secure environment for clients to work through their complex life events in a non-judgemental and confidential space.
We are a team of therapists based in Oldbury, offering counselling support to individuals, couples and families. We also provide organisational employment-assisted programs. ​ We believe counselling and psychotherapy can aid healing, helping people work through troubling life events. Our team of therapists provide a safe, secure environment for clients to work through their complex life events in a non-judgemental and confidential space.
0121 803 5700 View 0121 803 5700
Photo of Indi Kaur, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Indi Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Oldbury B68  (Online Only)
Former Senior Psychotherapist within the NHS, I am now offering private therapy to people who want to overcome anxiety, depression, relationship issues and more. My clients come to me wanting to experience visceral improvements. I have achieved successful outcomes with patients both within my NHS role and privately too. Therapy with me is comfortable - not daunting. I offer a safe and authentic expertise and if you feel we don't click, there is no pressure nor obligation to continue. I work in a way that provides clients with autonomy so that they feel confident to live independently.
Former Senior Psychotherapist within the NHS, I am now offering private therapy to people who want to overcome anxiety, depression, relationship issues and more. My clients come to me wanting to experience visceral improvements. I have achieved successful outcomes with patients both within my NHS role and privately too. Therapy with me is comfortable - not daunting. I offer a safe and authentic expertise and if you feel we don't click, there is no pressure nor obligation to continue. I work in a way that provides clients with autonomy so that they feel confident to live independently.
0121 647 7592 View 0121 647 7592
Photo of Dr Francesca, Psychologist in Quinton, England
Dr Francesca
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B17
I have been working with families, children and adults who have presented with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and emotional distress. I am also interested in trauma and the treatment of self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Over the years, I've supported young people and adults with histories involving early traumas, abuse and neglect. I am qualified in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment disorders and broken relationships.
I have been working with families, children and adults who have presented with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and emotional distress. I am also interested in trauma and the treatment of self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Over the years, I've supported young people and adults with histories involving early traumas, abuse and neglect. I am qualified in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment disorders and broken relationships.
0121 312 1446 View 0121 312 1446
Photo of Jessica Reed, Counsellor in Quinton, England
Jessica Reed
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
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Photo of Crystal Morrison, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Crystal Morrison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oldbury B68
I am a dual qualified BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered Social Worker. I use evidence-based psychological approaches to support adults to learn simple, practical, and effective techniques to help them cope better and keep moving forwards. My methods are based on deep pool of scientific research into behavioural, cognitive, emotional, neurobiological, and evolutionary principles. I am also qualified as an EMDR Therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
I am a dual qualified BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered Social Worker. I use evidence-based psychological approaches to support adults to learn simple, practical, and effective techniques to help them cope better and keep moving forwards. My methods are based on deep pool of scientific research into behavioural, cognitive, emotional, neurobiological, and evolutionary principles. I am also qualified as an EMDR Therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
0121 661 2913 View 0121 661 2913
Photo of Sade Solarin, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Sade Solarin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B17
I imagine that you have found yourself on my profile from getting to a place where you've said 'I need a therapist'. You may also have recognized other parts of your life experience that require the attention of a professional. I am Sade and I aim to support you with those emotional, psychological and life's difficulties. I also realize that not everyone has a main 'problem' as such. We sometimes simply want to understand ourselves better, figure out how we end up in the situations we keep finding ourselves and explore our feelings discreetly without judgement. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy at this time, I welcome you.
I imagine that you have found yourself on my profile from getting to a place where you've said 'I need a therapist'. You may also have recognized other parts of your life experience that require the attention of a professional. I am Sade and I aim to support you with those emotional, psychological and life's difficulties. I also realize that not everyone has a main 'problem' as such. We sometimes simply want to understand ourselves better, figure out how we end up in the situations we keep finding ourselves and explore our feelings discreetly without judgement. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy at this time, I welcome you.
01603 361040 View 01603 361040
Photo of Charlotte Povey, Counsellor in Quinton, England
Charlotte Povey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B17
Not accepting new clients
Struggles in life are inevitable. Yet feeling overwhelmed by them and not coping isn’t. Sometimes we need extra support and guidance to be able to get past these hurdles. Feeling overwhelmed / worried / anxious? Like you can’t go on anymore? That you aren’t worth it? These are the type of issues that I work with to enable my clients to change this thinking pattern into a more healthier perspective and belief about themselves. To better understand yourself and work towards letting go of the baggage is being carried around on a daily basis. Together we can do this and so much more.
Struggles in life are inevitable. Yet feeling overwhelmed by them and not coping isn’t. Sometimes we need extra support and guidance to be able to get past these hurdles. Feeling overwhelmed / worried / anxious? Like you can’t go on anymore? That you aren’t worth it? These are the type of issues that I work with to enable my clients to change this thinking pattern into a more healthier perspective and belief about themselves. To better understand yourself and work towards letting go of the baggage is being carried around on a daily basis. Together we can do this and so much more.
0121 728 2303 View 0121 728 2303
Photo of Greg Pyne, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Greg Pyne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B29
Not accepting new clients
Do you sometimes feel different? Or that what you go through is unique only to you? perhaps you believe things that happen to you are all your fault? Or you struggle in relationships? I understand the need to feel part of the world, not 'messed up' - we are social creatures who often care what people think. And we have a natural desire to be the best person we can be - something to be cultivated. The conflict to fit in, whilst being true to yourself - creates tension, anxiety, depression, poor coping strategies. Plus the modern pressures of life rarely let us 'just be'. The process of therapy can resolve these deep conflicts.
Do you sometimes feel different? Or that what you go through is unique only to you? perhaps you believe things that happen to you are all your fault? Or you struggle in relationships? I understand the need to feel part of the world, not 'messed up' - we are social creatures who often care what people think. And we have a natural desire to be the best person we can be - something to be cultivated. The conflict to fit in, whilst being true to yourself - creates tension, anxiety, depression, poor coping strategies. Plus the modern pressures of life rarely let us 'just be'. The process of therapy can resolve these deep conflicts.
0121 752 9095 View 0121 752 9095
Photo of Dr Kostas Kouriatis, Psychologist in Quinton, England
Dr Kostas Kouriatis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B17
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
0121 661 3434 View 0121 661 3434
Photo of Cheryl Livesey, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B17
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
07906 985823 View 07906 985823
Photo of Trauma Informed Psychotherapy - Tranam MBACP , Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Trauma Informed Psychotherapy - Tranam MBACP
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Birmingham B17
I am an experienced and compassionate trauma-informed humanistic integrative psychotherapist with over 10 years of dedicated service to helping individuals of all ages. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in diverse settings, including as a university counselor, with refugees, in medical insurance, and in NHS settings. This breadth of experience has allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of presenting problems. My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from fields such as neuroscience and somatic practises .
I am an experienced and compassionate trauma-informed humanistic integrative psychotherapist with over 10 years of dedicated service to helping individuals of all ages. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in diverse settings, including as a university counselor, with refugees, in medical insurance, and in NHS settings. This breadth of experience has allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of presenting problems. My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from fields such as neuroscience and somatic practises .
0121 387 3682 View 0121 387 3682
Photo of Amita Shukla - Ast Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Quinton, England
Amita Shukla - Ast Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Oldbury B68  (Online Only)
Our life experiences and relationships with others can, at times, feel confusing, complex and painful. This can impact on our well-being and perhaps even the relationship we have with ourselves. I am passionate about helping, whether you are struggling, or have a need to feel connected with another. I offer a unique therapeutic relationship that I feel is a powerful experience, and an important part of the healing process. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health, struggling with a current situation or past experiences, or if you are wanting to grow and reach your full potential, I am here to support you.
Our life experiences and relationships with others can, at times, feel confusing, complex and painful. This can impact on our well-being and perhaps even the relationship we have with ourselves. I am passionate about helping, whether you are struggling, or have a need to feel connected with another. I offer a unique therapeutic relationship that I feel is a powerful experience, and an important part of the healing process. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health, struggling with a current situation or past experiences, or if you are wanting to grow and reach your full potential, I am here to support you.
0121 752 2692 View 0121 752 2692

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Quinton

< 10

Counsellors in Quinton who prioritize treating:

88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Self Esteem
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
63% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Quinton see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Quinton?

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.