Counselling in Richmond

Photo of Penelope Stanley, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Penelope Stanley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
Hello and welcome. Searching for a therapist via directory listings can be a daunting experience, especially at a time when you are struggling. My name is Penny and I work with Adults, Adolescents, Young children and Families. I am also a Supervisor of other therapists. I have a quiet, private therapy space in SW London and offer sessions online via Zoom if preferred. Whether you are an adult seeking help for yourself or a parent for your child, I offer a warm non-judgmental space in which to explore your current difficulties - relationship issues, anxiety, low-mood, loss, feeling stuck - all can be brought, heard, and explored.
Hello and welcome. Searching for a therapist via directory listings can be a daunting experience, especially at a time when you are struggling. My name is Penny and I work with Adults, Adolescents, Young children and Families. I am also a Supervisor of other therapists. I have a quiet, private therapy space in SW London and offer sessions online via Zoom if preferred. Whether you are an adult seeking help for yourself or a parent for your child, I offer a warm non-judgmental space in which to explore your current difficulties - relationship issues, anxiety, low-mood, loss, feeling stuck - all can be brought, heard, and explored.
01748 902063 View 01748 902063
Photo of Talk in Therapy, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Talk in Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
talkintherapy.com - As a UK qualified CBT therapist, my passion lies in helping individuals achieve their best selves by prioritising their wellbeing and mental health. I am highly skilled in working with anxiety, depression, and many other mental health issues, and I approach each case with a distinct perspective, understanding that every individual's story and healing journey is unique. If you're looking for a therapist who is caring, compassionate, and committed to helping you achieve your goals, then look no further. I would be honoured to work with you on your journey towards healing and growth.
talkintherapy.com - As a UK qualified CBT therapist, my passion lies in helping individuals achieve their best selves by prioritising their wellbeing and mental health. I am highly skilled in working with anxiety, depression, and many other mental health issues, and I approach each case with a distinct perspective, understanding that every individual's story and healing journey is unique. If you're looking for a therapist who is caring, compassionate, and committed to helping you achieve your goals, then look no further. I would be honoured to work with you on your journey towards healing and growth.
020 4538 3031 View 020 4538 3031
Photo of Genny Hawken, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Genny Hawken
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I am an integrative therapist and draw from the psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. I consider the therapeutic relationship central to the process and place the unique experience of each person at the centre of the therapeutic process. Together, we will embark on a journey to explore and understand what may be causing the present difficulty and any associated patterns of behaviour that may contribute to the present unhappiness and work out together what might facilitate change.
I am an integrative therapist and draw from the psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. I consider the therapeutic relationship central to the process and place the unique experience of each person at the centre of the therapeutic process. Together, we will embark on a journey to explore and understand what may be causing the present difficulty and any associated patterns of behaviour that may contribute to the present unhappiness and work out together what might facilitate change.
01748 900774 View 01748 900774
Photo of Magdalena Kedziora, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Magdalena Kedziora
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Are you looking for support in finding a new way forward in your life or relationships? Do you feel stuck and not sure how to make the changes you desire? Is your past preventing you from thriving? Addressing issues at the root in therapy, can help you find freedom and get more out of life. It can help you find more peace, confidence and joy and improve the overall quality of your life. Getting things off your chest in a safe place can make you feel seen for who you are and offer relief in challenging times. I can support you in moving from a sense of dissatisfaction, anxiety or depression into living life more fully in the present.
Are you looking for support in finding a new way forward in your life or relationships? Do you feel stuck and not sure how to make the changes you desire? Is your past preventing you from thriving? Addressing issues at the root in therapy, can help you find freedom and get more out of life. It can help you find more peace, confidence and joy and improve the overall quality of your life. Getting things off your chest in a safe place can make you feel seen for who you are and offer relief in challenging times. I can support you in moving from a sense of dissatisfaction, anxiety or depression into living life more fully in the present.
01748 905162 View 01748 905162
Photo of Amy Bojanowski-Bubb, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Amy Bojanowski-Bubb
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
It can be really hard asking for help. It can be even harder to think about your own needs when you’re so used to caring for others. What if we’re seen as a failure for not being able to do it all on our own? It can make us feel stuck, trapped even, behind our own smiles and silence. But I see you and I hear you. Life doesn’t have to feel this way. A lot of my clients find it hard taking up space, who have built their lives on prioritising the needs and feelings of others, leading them struggling to identify let alone ask for what they want.
It can be really hard asking for help. It can be even harder to think about your own needs when you’re so used to caring for others. What if we’re seen as a failure for not being able to do it all on our own? It can make us feel stuck, trapped even, behind our own smiles and silence. But I see you and I hear you. Life doesn’t have to feel this way. A lot of my clients find it hard taking up space, who have built their lives on prioritising the needs and feelings of others, leading them struggling to identify let alone ask for what they want.
01748 900644 View 01748 900644
Photo of Dr Emma Kay, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Dr Emma Kay
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
I believe we are all unique and what is beneficial for us at various points in our life is likely to change as we encounter different challenges. That's why I offer a flexible therapeutic approach which aims to facilitate change and foster personal growth. Whether you are looking for short term sessions or longer term work I believe it is essential to build a strong, collaborative relationship so that we can explore whatever issues arise together.
I believe we are all unique and what is beneficial for us at various points in our life is likely to change as we encounter different challenges. That's why I offer a flexible therapeutic approach which aims to facilitate change and foster personal growth. Whether you are looking for short term sessions or longer term work I believe it is essential to build a strong, collaborative relationship so that we can explore whatever issues arise together.
01748 902953 View 01748 902953
Photo of Juanita Josephine Murphy, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Juanita Josephine Murphy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I am passionate about helping people heal, change and grow. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore what is not working in your life, what you may need to let go of and what you may want to introduce to improve your life. I specialise in trauma, addictions, anxiety, inner critic, low self esteem and depression. I have an integrative and compassionate approach. Having difficulties emotionally, mentally or physically and want to improve this, therapy can help by talking things through. We will work together to meet your needs and goals.
I am passionate about helping people heal, change and grow. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore what is not working in your life, what you may need to let go of and what you may want to introduce to improve your life. I specialise in trauma, addictions, anxiety, inner critic, low self esteem and depression. I have an integrative and compassionate approach. Having difficulties emotionally, mentally or physically and want to improve this, therapy can help by talking things through. We will work together to meet your needs and goals.
020 4538 9309 View 020 4538 9309
Photo of Peter Klein, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Peter Klein
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
Welcome to my profile page. I am specialized in treating problems such as Stress,Worry, Anxiety, Psychosis, Depression and OCD. I emphasise the use of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies as these offer a wealth of scientific evidence backing their effectiveness. When getting to know you, I very much emphasize getting an individual picture of your concerns in order to tailor a treatment program towards you. This entails that you will get to know psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that are adapted specifically towards you. The gained knowledge will aid in helping you address your problems in a direct and pragmatic manner.
01748 902453 View 01748 902453
Photo of Julia Denington, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Julia Denington
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
I have over 30 years experience working as a professional in mental health, and ove20 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I provide either short-term counselling or longer term psychotherapy depending on need. Prior to obtaining a Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy I worked for 16 years as a social worker, in the field of substance misuse, HIV, homelessness and child protection. I have experience of working within the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS. I have a private practice in Kew, near Richmond, where I offer counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. There is street parking available.
I have over 30 years experience working as a professional in mental health, and ove20 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I provide either short-term counselling or longer term psychotherapy depending on need. Prior to obtaining a Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy I worked for 16 years as a social worker, in the field of substance misuse, HIV, homelessness and child protection. I have experience of working within the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS. I have a private practice in Kew, near Richmond, where I offer counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. There is street parking available.
07770 467187 View 07770 467187
Photo of Petar Rodic, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Petar Rodic
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
Are you struggling in life?  Have you worked on yourself in conventional therapy but are seeking a holistic treatment that enables you to dig deeper into your psyche or integrate your spiritual journey into everyday life?  Is trauma, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem making it hard to cope with life’s problems and reach your full potential?  Are you in recovery but finding it hard to connect with your higher self?  Do you and your partner constantly fight or have problems relating to each other?  Are you considering seeing a therapist to help you better understand why you think and behave the way you do?
Are you struggling in life?  Have you worked on yourself in conventional therapy but are seeking a holistic treatment that enables you to dig deeper into your psyche or integrate your spiritual journey into everyday life?  Is trauma, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem making it hard to cope with life’s problems and reach your full potential?  Are you in recovery but finding it hard to connect with your higher self?  Do you and your partner constantly fight or have problems relating to each other?  Are you considering seeing a therapist to help you better understand why you think and behave the way you do?
07481 343868 View 07481 343868
Photo of VMB Counselling, Counsellor in Richmond, England
VMB Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
My primary focus is to provide you with safe and effective therapy centered around respect and a commitment to your wellbeing. I help you with issues such as anxiety and depression, work related issues, stress and acute stress reactions, chronic health conditions, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I have special interest in working with adjustment issues and change. My approach is integrative, relational, and humanistic. I believe that the most important aspect of successful psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist.
My primary focus is to provide you with safe and effective therapy centered around respect and a commitment to your wellbeing. I help you with issues such as anxiety and depression, work related issues, stress and acute stress reactions, chronic health conditions, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I have special interest in working with adjustment issues and change. My approach is integrative, relational, and humanistic. I believe that the most important aspect of successful psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist.
020 3870 2462 View 020 3870 2462
Photo of Simi Shallon, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Simi Shallon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9  (Online Only)
I work with all kinds of people and all kinds of issues. From mild anxiety to domestic abuse. Whether you are male, female, young or old. What matters most is that you want to invest this time and space for yourself and for your own healing. I can help you recognise any destructive patterns which don't serve you well and how you can break these patterns. If you would like to understand yourself or your relationships better, we can work together to get you the answers you are looking for. My aim is to help you see and harness the power you already have within you, so you can take back control and keep moving forwards.
I work with all kinds of people and all kinds of issues. From mild anxiety to domestic abuse. Whether you are male, female, young or old. What matters most is that you want to invest this time and space for yourself and for your own healing. I can help you recognise any destructive patterns which don't serve you well and how you can break these patterns. If you would like to understand yourself or your relationships better, we can work together to get you the answers you are looking for. My aim is to help you see and harness the power you already have within you, so you can take back control and keep moving forwards.
020 4538 3457 View 020 4538 3457
Photo of Vesna Mandic-Bozic, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Vesna Mandic-Bozic
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
Most people feel anxious, stressed or low at some point in their lives but often try to struggle through on their own. I understand how daunting it can be to seek professional advice but I have successfully helped many people with a wide variety of problems.
Most people feel anxious, stressed or low at some point in their lives but often try to struggle through on their own. I understand how daunting it can be to seek professional advice but I have successfully helped many people with a wide variety of problems.
07429 467635 View 07429 467635
Photo of Linda Campbell-Arthur, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Linda Campbell-Arthur
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
Waitlist for new clients
Is stress the cornerstone of your life? Perhaps you are struggling with a relationship or with your own coping mechanisms. Or you may be looking for new parenting techniques to manage your child's behaviour or anxiety. I help children to build social competencies and relationships. I also work with families to get through a difficult experience or loss or change unhelpful family patterns.
Is stress the cornerstone of your life? Perhaps you are struggling with a relationship or with your own coping mechanisms. Or you may be looking for new parenting techniques to manage your child's behaviour or anxiety. I help children to build social competencies and relationships. I also work with families to get through a difficult experience or loss or change unhelpful family patterns.
01748 902455 View 01748 902455
Photo of Lorna Francis, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Lorna Francis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
Life can feel as though everything is getting too much. Are you low, irritable or anxious? Or is there something you want to talk through? Then therapy may be for you. Being in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with an experienced trained professional, listening and providing support can help you start to lead a more fulfilling life. Building a trusting relationship with me can support you with trauma, anxiety or relationship issues. Through in-depth exploration we can enable you to understand yourself, yourself with others and gain new insights, awareness and choices.
Life can feel as though everything is getting too much. Are you low, irritable or anxious? Or is there something you want to talk through? Then therapy may be for you. Being in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with an experienced trained professional, listening and providing support can help you start to lead a more fulfilling life. Building a trusting relationship with me can support you with trauma, anxiety or relationship issues. Through in-depth exploration we can enable you to understand yourself, yourself with others and gain new insights, awareness and choices.
01748 902557 View 01748 902557
Photo of Matthew Frank Gould, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Matthew Frank Gould
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
Hi I'm Matthew, a qualified CBT, integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is warm and free of judgement. You may have problems you cannot explain to a friend or family member and need a third perspective. I work with anxiety and depression, relationships, loss, abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or those who are stuck. Improvement comes from insight, understanding and acceptance but also from stepwise, practical change. If requested I can work in a more active and future focused way with the current advice, exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.
020 4538 4899 View 020 4538 4899
Will Llewellyn
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10  (Online Only)
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
01748 901738 View 01748 901738
Photo of Carolyn Thompson, Counsellor in Richmond, England
Carolyn Thompson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond TW10
I work respectfully with a diverse range of clients and situations bringing a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I work with many issues including, (but not exhaustive) sexual abuse and trauma, disassociation, PTSD and complex PDST, relationships, family dynamics, cancer, dementia, addictions and carer support. It is helpful to bring what may be troubling you, either from the past or present to the safety of a counselling relationship. Many people find they are then more confident to be able to make positive changes in their lives through counselling support. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
I work respectfully with a diverse range of clients and situations bringing a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I work with many issues including, (but not exhaustive) sexual abuse and trauma, disassociation, PTSD and complex PDST, relationships, family dynamics, cancer, dementia, addictions and carer support. It is helpful to bring what may be troubling you, either from the past or present to the safety of a counselling relationship. Many people find they are then more confident to be able to make positive changes in their lives through counselling support. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
020 3835 4314 View 020 3835 4314
Photo of Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy-Counselling Psychologist, Psychologist in Richmond, England
Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy-Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond TW9
As a Counselling Psychologist, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are supported by clinical research. My work focuses on helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, worry, depression, betrayal trauma or have been subjected to harmful practices such as ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. I work with clients wanting to begin a journey of healing, rebuild self-esteem, build a self that is independent of their past or space for reflection. I work collaboratively with my clients gaining an insight into their coping responses towards a variety of concerns.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are supported by clinical research. My work focuses on helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, worry, depression, betrayal trauma or have been subjected to harmful practices such as ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. I work with clients wanting to begin a journey of healing, rebuild self-esteem, build a self that is independent of their past or space for reflection. I work collaboratively with my clients gaining an insight into their coping responses towards a variety of concerns.
01748 901690 View 01748 901690
Photo of Chris Cleave, Psychotherapist in Richmond, England
Chris Cleave
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond TW9
I offer confidential and creative psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work worldwide using Zoom, and in-person in London, UK. My clients usually arrive to work through a difficulty – including anxiety and depression, situations with relationships and sex, issues with alcohol or drugs, loss, recent or historic abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or a sense of being directionless or stuck. I respect the urgency of the situation – the need to find a way through – and the need for that way to be sustainable and authentic to who you are.
I offer confidential and creative psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work worldwide using Zoom, and in-person in London, UK. My clients usually arrive to work through a difficulty – including anxiety and depression, situations with relationships and sex, issues with alcohol or drugs, loss, recent or historic abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or a sense of being directionless or stuck. I respect the urgency of the situation – the need to find a way through – and the need for that way to be sustainable and authentic to who you are.
01748 900744 View 01748 900744

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Richmond

200+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Richmond who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in Richmond see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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.