Counselling in Shoreham-by-Sea

Photo of Melinda Filo Smith, Counsellor in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Melinda Filo Smith
Counsellor, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
I'm a psychologist and trauma therapist with extensive experience of working with people who experienced abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, physical health issues. I use a highly effective neurobiology based therapy technique as well as counselling and arts therapy. I mainly work online but also offer in person sessions in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex.
I'm a psychologist and trauma therapist with extensive experience of working with people who experienced abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, physical health issues. I use a highly effective neurobiology based therapy technique as well as counselling and arts therapy. I mainly work online but also offer in person sessions in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex.
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MB Counselling
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Hello I am Malcolm Bateup from MB Counselling Services. I provide both 1.1 and couples counselling using an integrative approach that enables individuals and couples to move forward from being stuck by difficult and complex experiences that have happened out of their control in their lives. Due to the pandemic after carrying out a covid risk assessment I have made an ethical decision to provide specialist video link to enable everyone to feel safe rather than my treatment room. If you would like to find out more I can be contacted through Www.mbc-relationships.co.uk &www.mbcounselling-sussex.com and 07443507711 Take care Malcolm
Hello I am Malcolm Bateup from MB Counselling Services. I provide both 1.1 and couples counselling using an integrative approach that enables individuals and couples to move forward from being stuck by difficult and complex experiences that have happened out of their control in their lives. Due to the pandemic after carrying out a covid risk assessment I have made an ethical decision to provide specialist video link to enable everyone to feel safe rather than my treatment room. If you would like to find out more I can be contacted through Www.mbc-relationships.co.uk &www.mbcounselling-sussex.com and 07443507711 Take care Malcolm
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Janet Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
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Stephen James Perkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Therapy can help those who would like to: make sense of the past; handle emotions differently; overcome feelings of depression or anxiety; improve relationships with others; live life with more passion, confidence and contentment; be free of self-doubt or shame; make professional changes; improve performance; make difficult choices; move beyond abuse or trauma; deal with things that hold them back in life. I offer support and also, at times, some challenge to help you move beyond your comfort zone and get you where you'd like to be. Reaching out for help can sometimes feel uncomfortable, but it is an act of self-care.
Therapy can help those who would like to: make sense of the past; handle emotions differently; overcome feelings of depression or anxiety; improve relationships with others; live life with more passion, confidence and contentment; be free of self-doubt or shame; make professional changes; improve performance; make difficult choices; move beyond abuse or trauma; deal with things that hold them back in life. I offer support and also, at times, some challenge to help you move beyond your comfort zone and get you where you'd like to be. Reaching out for help can sometimes feel uncomfortable, but it is an act of self-care.
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Melanie Kinross
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Whether young or old, sometimes people need help to unpick their thoughts and feelings and start to make sense of their relationships, behaviours, coping strategies and attachments. Patterns which start early on in life can become troublesome or dysfunctional.
Whether young or old, sometimes people need help to unpick their thoughts and feelings and start to make sense of their relationships, behaviours, coping strategies and attachments. Patterns which start early on in life can become troublesome or dysfunctional.
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Photo of Claire Elmes, Psychotherapist in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Claire Elmes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
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Kerry Louise Greene
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
I would image you find yourself here after looking at quite a few other profiles, or you are just starting off your initial search for a counsellor. Whatever your situation, I'm sure you're just hoping that someone's profile speaks to you in some way. Therapy is a big step; you’re realising you want to make changes to your life and that takes courage. My role is to be alongside you, to explore what is important to you right now without pressure or interruption.
I would image you find yourself here after looking at quite a few other profiles, or you are just starting off your initial search for a counsellor. Whatever your situation, I'm sure you're just hoping that someone's profile speaks to you in some way. Therapy is a big step; you’re realising you want to make changes to your life and that takes courage. My role is to be alongside you, to explore what is important to you right now without pressure or interruption.
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Maggie Wood - Bodhi Tree Dramatherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Hi, I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; long term covid; dis/ability; chronic health issues; relationship body & mind; carers and young; HSP; nature and women's health. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
Hi, I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; long term covid; dis/ability; chronic health issues; relationship body & mind; carers and young; HSP; nature and women's health. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
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Ailsa Oyefesobi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Taking the first steps in your therapeutic journey can feel scary. Whatever the reason you find yourself here know that I will meet you with compassion and kindness. With a humanistic approach, our sessions will feel like a journey as together we make meaning from and try to better understand your journey so far...
Taking the first steps in your therapeutic journey can feel scary. Whatever the reason you find yourself here know that I will meet you with compassion and kindness. With a humanistic approach, our sessions will feel like a journey as together we make meaning from and try to better understand your journey so far...
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Katy Gilardi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm an experienced and dedicated psychodynamic therapist and I work primarily with adults in my private practice in Sheffield I am very passionate about helping people and believe the therapy I offer can help people overcome and resolve a variety of issues, from mild to severe. Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth psychological intervention which is exploratory in nature and focused on free expression. Often open-ended, it offers rewards for those who undertake it that can be life-changing, including a robust sense of self, easier relationships and an ability to live free of fear
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm an experienced and dedicated psychodynamic therapist and I work primarily with adults in my private practice in Sheffield I am very passionate about helping people and believe the therapy I offer can help people overcome and resolve a variety of issues, from mild to severe. Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth psychological intervention which is exploratory in nature and focused on free expression. Often open-ended, it offers rewards for those who undertake it that can be life-changing, including a robust sense of self, easier relationships and an ability to live free of fear
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Cat Page
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Hello, I’m Cat (she/they), and I’m a humanistic counselling therapist. Contacting a counsellor can be scary, I know, I’ve been there too. I would like to offer a warm welcome to you, just as you are right now. There are many reasons why people seek counselling. Perhaps you are feeling different or disconnected from other people and the world around you. Maybe you feel like you don’t fit in, you’re lonely, or you find relationships difficult or confusing. Sometimes as humans we get stuck, anxious or depressed and need some support through difficult times.
Hello, I’m Cat (she/they), and I’m a humanistic counselling therapist. Contacting a counsellor can be scary, I know, I’ve been there too. I would like to offer a warm welcome to you, just as you are right now. There are many reasons why people seek counselling. Perhaps you are feeling different or disconnected from other people and the world around you. Maybe you feel like you don’t fit in, you’re lonely, or you find relationships difficult or confusing. Sometimes as humans we get stuck, anxious or depressed and need some support through difficult times.
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Natasha Nyeke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
If you've noticed you're not feeling the same joy you used to and you're worrying about things you didn't used to but you're not sure anyone can help counselling really is the first step towards feeling so much better. I know my own counselling journey changed my life and that is why I am so passionate about what I do. When we understand where our negative patterns stem from we can change our whole lives and break the cycle for our own children. There are reasons why you are struggling and together we can figure out why you are so stuck. Life can feel so much better and this really is the first step.
If you've noticed you're not feeling the same joy you used to and you're worrying about things you didn't used to but you're not sure anyone can help counselling really is the first step towards feeling so much better. I know my own counselling journey changed my life and that is why I am so passionate about what I do. When we understand where our negative patterns stem from we can change our whole lives and break the cycle for our own children. There are reasons why you are struggling and together we can figure out why you are so stuck. Life can feel so much better and this really is the first step.
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Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
At times we can struggle with our circumstances and relationships. This may result in feeling confused and overwhelmed. Traumas past and present impact upon our quality of life and coping mechanisms can fail or become unhelpful. Counselling allows some time and space to focus on your issues and it can provide insight and clarity. It's an opportunity for honest open communication, without the fear of judgement and negative repercussions. This self-exploration tends to aid growth and healing, ultimately resulting in change and acceptance. I support you rather than diagnose or label, being alongside you through life's challenges.
At times we can struggle with our circumstances and relationships. This may result in feeling confused and overwhelmed. Traumas past and present impact upon our quality of life and coping mechanisms can fail or become unhelpful. Counselling allows some time and space to focus on your issues and it can provide insight and clarity. It's an opportunity for honest open communication, without the fear of judgement and negative repercussions. This self-exploration tends to aid growth and healing, ultimately resulting in change and acceptance. I support you rather than diagnose or label, being alongside you through life's challenges.
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Photo of Sarah Williams, Counsellor in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Sarah Williams
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
I’m Sarah and I work in a person centred way, this means that I listen with empathy, and I will always regard you and your experiences with compassion and understanding. In this environment, which is warm and supportive, I am committed to helping clients confront and challenge any blocks they may have in their emotional life. This may be around difficult life events. Perhaps you are lacking confidence in the ability to achieve desired goals. Counselling is a confidential space to explore complex emotions and can help to find a way out of depression, low motivation or low self esteem. You just need to take the first step.
I’m Sarah and I work in a person centred way, this means that I listen with empathy, and I will always regard you and your experiences with compassion and understanding. In this environment, which is warm and supportive, I am committed to helping clients confront and challenge any blocks they may have in their emotional life. This may be around difficult life events. Perhaps you are lacking confidence in the ability to achieve desired goals. Counselling is a confidential space to explore complex emotions and can help to find a way out of depression, low motivation or low self esteem. You just need to take the first step.
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Photo of Kevin Behan, Psychotherapist in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Kevin Behan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
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Giovanni Felice Pace
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
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Simon Edmondson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
I help people rediscover their true self when they have become lost. Losing your sense of self can appear in many forms and for many reasons. For example, parenthood, work issues, bereavement, relationships, childhood experience, abuse, traumatic experiences and retirement a few situations which can leave people feeling that they have lost a sense of who they are. If you’ve found yourself questioning your values, your self-worth, your path in life, or the answer to the question, “Who am I?” you may be struggling with something which is often able to be resolved through the self-exploration which counselling & therapy provides.
I help people rediscover their true self when they have become lost. Losing your sense of self can appear in many forms and for many reasons. For example, parenthood, work issues, bereavement, relationships, childhood experience, abuse, traumatic experiences and retirement a few situations which can leave people feeling that they have lost a sense of who they are. If you’ve found yourself questioning your values, your self-worth, your path in life, or the answer to the question, “Who am I?” you may be struggling with something which is often able to be resolved through the self-exploration which counselling & therapy provides.
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The Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
The Therapy Clinic is a psychotherapy and counselling service in Brighton and Hove, founded to provide accessible, affordable, high quality services to those that need it in the community. We offer a range of approaches and affordabilities, and have a social enterprise ethos at heart. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, having issues in your relationship, or whether you are living with complex mental health needs, our team of clinicians, or our wider therapeutic network, can help. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling.
The Therapy Clinic is a psychotherapy and counselling service in Brighton and Hove, founded to provide accessible, affordable, high quality services to those that need it in the community. We offer a range of approaches and affordabilities, and have a social enterprise ethos at heart. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, having issues in your relationship, or whether you are living with complex mental health needs, our team of clinicians, or our wider therapeutic network, can help. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling.
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Kathleen McCabe
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
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Photo of Brian Farrell, Counsellor in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Brian Farrell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shoreham-by-Sea

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Shoreham-by-Sea who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
68% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Shoreham-by-Sea see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
32% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shoreham-by-Sea?

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.