Counselling in Southampton

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Lisa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
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Helen Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
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Niki Reeves
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO18
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
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Peter Drew
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
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Helen Rose
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
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Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
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Alina Vyslynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
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Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
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Peter Graeme Heath
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
Choosing to see a counsellor isn't easy. I know. There's still a lot of stigma attached to the decision. But, counselling can be a wonderful tool. It can help you make sense of difficult and puzzling circumstances. Anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, anger, low self-esteem and trauma seemingly appear from nowhere. They might be recent or may have been around a while. And then there's family issues and couples counselling. I can help you get to the cause and get some relief. I'm person-centred and I’m authentic. I'm non-judgemental. I’m BACP registered and believe in your inherent potential. I'll help you be your personal best.
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO17  (Online Only)
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
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Southampton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
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Bridge Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
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Nathalie Knevett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
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Vicky Drinkwater
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Hello, my name is Vicky and I am glad you are here. I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor specialising in helping individuals and couples navigate their relationship challenges. Whether you’re dealing with intimacy issues, recovering from an affair, or feeling stuck and unable to move forward, I am here to support you. Many of my clients come to me feeling hopeless, stuck, and lost in their relationships, unable to move forward or reconnect with their partners. I specialise in guiding clients through these difficult times, helping them rebuild their self-esteem and confidence, and rediscovering the joy and connection they crave
Hello, my name is Vicky and I am glad you are here. I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor specialising in helping individuals and couples navigate their relationship challenges. Whether you’re dealing with intimacy issues, recovering from an affair, or feeling stuck and unable to move forward, I am here to support you. Many of my clients come to me feeling hopeless, stuck, and lost in their relationships, unable to move forward or reconnect with their partners. I specialise in guiding clients through these difficult times, helping them rebuild their self-esteem and confidence, and rediscovering the joy and connection they crave
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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
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Nathan Bryce
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
When we are experiencing difficulties and our usual means of coping aren’t enough, it can be difficult to know where or who to turn to. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental and expectation free space to reflect on what is going on for us, what changes we might want to make and how we might go about this.
When we are experiencing difficulties and our usual means of coping aren’t enough, it can be difficult to know where or who to turn to. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental and expectation free space to reflect on what is going on for us, what changes we might want to make and how we might go about this.
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Dr Lisa Hodges
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression or feeling generally ‘stuck’ and don’t know how to move forward, I can help. You may be low or worried and need new ways to cope, experiencing burnout, living with a long-term health condition, struggling with appearance-related/body image concerns or trying to navigate non-traditional relationships. In our sessions I will use a mixture of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, depending on your needs. I strive to work in line with my values, which include compassion, kindness and curiosity.
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression or feeling generally ‘stuck’ and don’t know how to move forward, I can help. You may be low or worried and need new ways to cope, experiencing burnout, living with a long-term health condition, struggling with appearance-related/body image concerns or trying to navigate non-traditional relationships. In our sessions I will use a mixture of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, depending on your needs. I strive to work in line with my values, which include compassion, kindness and curiosity.
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Cheri Light-Radcliffe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Thank you for viewing my profile I'm Cheri. Feeling lost? Stuck? Anxious? Depresse? Experienced a bereavement or trauma? Maybe your struggling with Lowself-esteem? Or struggling with the relationships around you? I aim to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to speak freely. I believe, that having the space to feel heard with someone who cares and holds hope for you in a safe place, allows a space for growth and healing. Although I facilitate I believe that you have the inner resources to thrive. I passionately believe that through self-awareness you will uncover your own wants needs and desires.
Thank you for viewing my profile I'm Cheri. Feeling lost? Stuck? Anxious? Depresse? Experienced a bereavement or trauma? Maybe your struggling with Lowself-esteem? Or struggling with the relationships around you? I aim to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to speak freely. I believe, that having the space to feel heard with someone who cares and holds hope for you in a safe place, allows a space for growth and healing. Although I facilitate I believe that you have the inner resources to thrive. I passionately believe that through self-awareness you will uncover your own wants needs and desires.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southampton

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Southampton who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
51% Vitality

How Counsellors in Southampton see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southampton?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.