Counselling in Sutton

Photo of Ling Shuet Cheung, Psychotherapist in Sutton, England
Ling Shuet Cheung
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Sutton SM1  (Online Only)
Ling works to provide a trauma-informed, safe, and creative space for young people and adults to feel heard and accepted. Worrying situations in the present are most likely to have originated in past experiences, she works collaboratively with young people and their families to understand and process these experiences. Her goal is to help her clients understand and manage their difficult feelings and feel more empowered in their daily lives. Ling currently works in Specialist CAMHS (NHS) with under 18s who are adopted, in care, and young adults who have left the care system.
Ling works to provide a trauma-informed, safe, and creative space for young people and adults to feel heard and accepted. Worrying situations in the present are most likely to have originated in past experiences, she works collaboratively with young people and their families to understand and process these experiences. Her goal is to help her clients understand and manage their difficult feelings and feel more empowered in their daily lives. Ling currently works in Specialist CAMHS (NHS) with under 18s who are adopted, in care, and young adults who have left the care system.
020 3816 1624 View 020 3816 1624
Photo of Therese Rush, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Therese Rush
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton SM1
If you feel overwhelmed by what life is throwing at you - especially at the moment, and are finding it difficult to cope, perhaps your inner critic is giving you negative thoughts or the voice on your shoulder is telling you that you are not good enough it may help to talk to someone who is impartial and unbiased. I am here to listen and offer you a confidential, caring and empathic space to gain awareness of your issues.
If you feel overwhelmed by what life is throwing at you - especially at the moment, and are finding it difficult to cope, perhaps your inner critic is giving you negative thoughts or the voice on your shoulder is telling you that you are not good enough it may help to talk to someone who is impartial and unbiased. I am here to listen and offer you a confidential, caring and empathic space to gain awareness of your issues.
01798 307076 View 01798 307076
Photo of Diana Bromboszcz, Psychotherapist in Sutton, England
Diana Bromboszcz
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Sutton SM1  (Online Only)
I'm an integrative psychotherapist offering short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. I specialise in areas of loss, bereavement, illness and trauma, The area of my expertise is working with trauma, including bereavement, complex trauma, loss and relationship/family issues.  Integrative psychotherapy means that I can offer specific treatments or interventions in the context of what is needed and most appropriate. I have extensive training and experience to accommodate your unique individual needs using a holistic approach.  I am also qualified to provide therapy using EMDR and Brainspotting.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist offering short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. I specialise in areas of loss, bereavement, illness and trauma, The area of my expertise is working with trauma, including bereavement, complex trauma, loss and relationship/family issues.  Integrative psychotherapy means that I can offer specific treatments or interventions in the context of what is needed and most appropriate. I have extensive training and experience to accommodate your unique individual needs using a holistic approach.  I am also qualified to provide therapy using EMDR and Brainspotting.
01798 303568 View 01798 303568
Photo of Karise Berry, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Karise Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton SM1
I offer counselling and wellbeing coaching, online, by telephone and face to face in Sutton, Surrey. I facilitate short term (6-12 sessions) and long term (open-ended) therapy, as well as single session therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being - psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual. I work in a way that is gentle, warm and holding. I endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk through the experiences you are facing. I work collaboratively to ensure that you have the autonomy in deciding the content, pace and depth of our work.
I offer counselling and wellbeing coaching, online, by telephone and face to face in Sutton, Surrey. I facilitate short term (6-12 sessions) and long term (open-ended) therapy, as well as single session therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being - psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual. I work in a way that is gentle, warm and holding. I endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk through the experiences you are facing. I work collaboratively to ensure that you have the autonomy in deciding the content, pace and depth of our work.
020 3910 8568 View 020 3910 8568
Photo of Hamid Farahani- ADHD Assessor- DBT & CBT therapist, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Hamid Farahani- ADHD Assessor- DBT & CBT therapist
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sutton SM2
I am an ADHD assessor and specialist, trained at The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) and have a Certificate in "Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD". I have also completed a course at King's College London, "Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice". I am currently working in collaboration with a Consultant Psychiatrist, and we offer full ADHD assessment and report for adults. I am also an integrative counsellor, accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and Accredited by Addiction Professionals. ​
I am an ADHD assessor and specialist, trained at The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) and have a Certificate in "Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD". I have also completed a course at King's College London, "Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice". I am currently working in collaboration with a Consultant Psychiatrist, and we offer full ADHD assessment and report for adults. I am also an integrative counsellor, accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and Accredited by Addiction Professionals. ​
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Photo of Nicole Rolls, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Nicole Rolls
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton SM2
When the present is painful and the way forward uncertain, we may need to be heard and supported in order to see what is happening for us and around us, so that we can find greater understanding and joy in our lives . I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and an Accredited Member of the BACP and of EMDR Europe with 17 years experience. I have been working successfully with a great variety of issues, working in Private Practice, in the NHS, as well as with Sutton Counselling and Goldsmiths University. I work with Adults, older teenagers, ​and couples.
When the present is painful and the way forward uncertain, we may need to be heard and supported in order to see what is happening for us and around us, so that we can find greater understanding and joy in our lives . I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and an Accredited Member of the BACP and of EMDR Europe with 17 years experience. I have been working successfully with a great variety of issues, working in Private Practice, in the NHS, as well as with Sutton Counselling and Goldsmiths University. I work with Adults, older teenagers, ​and couples.
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Photo of Saira Webster, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Saira Webster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton SM2
I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor and an individual member with BACP - the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with a humanistic approach. I offer a 15 minutes free consultation to understand your needs and how we might work together.  My aim is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely.  I will work with you, at your pace and enable you to see and develop towards the outcome that you want to achieve.
I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor and an individual member with BACP - the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with a humanistic approach. I offer a 15 minutes free consultation to understand your needs and how we might work together.  My aim is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely.  I will work with you, at your pace and enable you to see and develop towards the outcome that you want to achieve.
020 3984 7614 View 020 3984 7614
Photo of Jean Barbara MacGillivray, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Jean Barbara MacGillivray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Sutton SM1
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
01260 542112 View 01260 542112
Photo of Counselling-corner, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Counselling-corner
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton SM2
An experienced counsellor with over 18 years of working with adolescents and adults. A caring, resilient, courageous and empathetic person who has a wide range of therapeutic skills. I am experienced in helping clients process their bereavement and have an interest in trauma. It gives me great satisfaction to see clients gain self awareness, heal and reach their potential
An experienced counsellor with over 18 years of working with adolescents and adults. A caring, resilient, courageous and empathetic person who has a wide range of therapeutic skills. I am experienced in helping clients process their bereavement and have an interest in trauma. It gives me great satisfaction to see clients gain self awareness, heal and reach their potential
01727 638998 View 01727 638998
Photo of Sonia Freeman, Psychotherapist in Sutton, England
Sonia Freeman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton SM2
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working with adults. I offer a warm, empathic, non judgemental and confidential space for you to talk freely of your concerns and explore the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing. My aim is to work alongside you to help you gain a deeper understanding in yourself encouraging the healing process. In my work with couples I introduce elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach based on attachment theory, helping couples to understand and respond to each other's needs effectively. I practice in Sutton SM2
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working with adults. I offer a warm, empathic, non judgemental and confidential space for you to talk freely of your concerns and explore the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing. My aim is to work alongside you to help you gain a deeper understanding in yourself encouraging the healing process. In my work with couples I introduce elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach based on attachment theory, helping couples to understand and respond to each other's needs effectively. I practice in Sutton SM2
01798 305087 View 01798 305087
Photo of Hervey Wilcox, Psychotherapist in Sutton, England
Hervey Wilcox
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sutton SM2
Are you stressed, feeling low or struggling with decisions at the moment? I can help you to talk things through at your own pace, and we can work together on ways to change aspects of your life and the way that you feel about them. I can help you to discuss areas of uncertainty and frustration in a warm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Some people prefer to talk mainly about difficulties in the present. Others welcome the opportunity to look back to earlier times and understand where emotions like anger, sadness and self-doubt first came from. This can make these problems much easier to deal with in the present.
Are you stressed, feeling low or struggling with decisions at the moment? I can help you to talk things through at your own pace, and we can work together on ways to change aspects of your life and the way that you feel about them. I can help you to discuss areas of uncertainty and frustration in a warm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Some people prefer to talk mainly about difficulties in the present. Others welcome the opportunity to look back to earlier times and understand where emotions like anger, sadness and self-doubt first came from. This can make these problems much easier to deal with in the present.
01798 305313 View 01798 305313
Photo of Dr Lee-Anne Meleagrou-Hitchens, Psychologist in Sutton, England
Dr Lee-Anne Meleagrou-Hitchens
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Sutton SM1
Do you feel stressed or worried or perhaps stuck in some way and need someone to talk to? Life can get especially hard when you are struggling but keep going, pretending to the world that you’re ok but finding things difficult or overwhelming inside of yourself. Talking therapy offers a way out of this and my role is to facilitate a safe, supportive and confidential space where you can begin to address problem areas in your life. I work with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship conflict and difficulties, low self-esteem, stress, burnout and bereavement.
Do you feel stressed or worried or perhaps stuck in some way and need someone to talk to? Life can get especially hard when you are struggling but keep going, pretending to the world that you’re ok but finding things difficult or overwhelming inside of yourself. Talking therapy offers a way out of this and my role is to facilitate a safe, supportive and confidential space where you can begin to address problem areas in your life. I work with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship conflict and difficulties, low self-esteem, stress, burnout and bereavement.
020 4538 7801 View 020 4538 7801
Photo of Charlotte Ascough, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Charlotte Ascough
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton SM2
First and foremost I aim to sit with you as another human being, with an open mind and a gentle approach from which we can think together about what has led you to seek a counsellor. From this starting point I can then use my experience and skills to help you make sense of what may be troubling you.
First and foremost I aim to sit with you as another human being, with an open mind and a gentle approach from which we can think together about what has led you to seek a counsellor. From this starting point I can then use my experience and skills to help you make sense of what may be troubling you.
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Photo of Johnny Donnelly, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Johnny Donnelly
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton SM3
Sometimes, being part of the LGBTQ+ community can be a very lonely existence, and we are not all ‘out and proud’ or lucky enough to feel part of a wider LGBTQ+ family. You may be experiencing isolation, shame, or perhaps you have faced rejection from your family or friends. I do not assume that your struggles are related to your sexuality or gender, but if you are trying to deal with something specific in your personal life, or are simply overwhelmed and feeling alone in your current situation, I can offer you a private and non-judgemental space for the exploration of anything which may be causing you pain.
Sometimes, being part of the LGBTQ+ community can be a very lonely existence, and we are not all ‘out and proud’ or lucky enough to feel part of a wider LGBTQ+ family. You may be experiencing isolation, shame, or perhaps you have faced rejection from your family or friends. I do not assume that your struggles are related to your sexuality or gender, but if you are trying to deal with something specific in your personal life, or are simply overwhelmed and feeling alone in your current situation, I can offer you a private and non-judgemental space for the exploration of anything which may be causing you pain.
01353 885158 View 01353 885158
Photo of Margaret Mei Yan Jim, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Margaret Mei Yan Jim
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton SM1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
01564 335081 View 01564 335081
Photo of Dr Sabah Khan, Psychologist in Sutton, England
Dr Sabah Khan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Sutton SM1
Hello. Making that first step to access support and be willing to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person is a brave and responsible act. It's also a positive move towards helping you ease some of the wobbles, struggles and conflicts you may be having, and demonstrates a capacity to think which is essential in making your life more in line with your needs and intentions. I will seek to build a meaningful relationship with you so that together, with curiosity, we can understand areas of your life, cope with change, and overcome your obstacles.
Hello. Making that first step to access support and be willing to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person is a brave and responsible act. It's also a positive move towards helping you ease some of the wobbles, struggles and conflicts you may be having, and demonstrates a capacity to think which is essential in making your life more in line with your needs and intentions. I will seek to build a meaningful relationship with you so that together, with curiosity, we can understand areas of your life, cope with change, and overcome your obstacles.
01798 300748 View 01798 300748
Photo of Sally Coombe, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Sally Coombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton SM3
You may be reading this as you’re finding things in life difficult at the moment. You may be struggling with thoughts or certain circumstances, maybe you can’t pin point what you’re going through; you just know you need some support. I offer you a safe and non judgmental space to explore what is happening, and help you to understand why you’re feeling the way you are. I personalise my work with you and provide tools to support you to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. You may be searching for the right counsellor, or you may be the parent/carer of a young person who needs support.
You may be reading this as you’re finding things in life difficult at the moment. You may be struggling with thoughts or certain circumstances, maybe you can’t pin point what you’re going through; you just know you need some support. I offer you a safe and non judgmental space to explore what is happening, and help you to understand why you’re feeling the way you are. I personalise my work with you and provide tools to support you to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. You may be searching for the right counsellor, or you may be the parent/carer of a young person who needs support.
01737 949810 View 01737 949810
Photo of Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Sutton SM1  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
07480 535329 View 07480 535329
Photo of Martin Barry Ollington, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Martin Barry Ollington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton SM1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
01798 309993 View 01798 309993
Photo of Mindserenity, Counsellor in Sutton, England
Mindserenity
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sutton SM2
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sutton

60+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Sutton who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
82% Bereavement
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
58% WPA
53% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Sutton see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sutton?

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.