Counselling in Swadlincote

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Sarah Hopton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
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JL Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
01283 387637 View 01283 387637
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Freedom To Be You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
07429 771421 View 07429 771421
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Caroline Feldon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE12
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
07476 553029 View 07476 553029
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McIntosh Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
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Victoria Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
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Louise Brereton Achelois Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
MSc integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working with clients with a range of issues previously worked with addiction in a recovery centre now currently working with clients with a variety of issues including low mood, self criticalness, depression, low self esteem, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement and anger. Whether you wish to process trauma or offload Achelois counselling can aid you to discover the mind frame you desire to feel for-filled in your life.
MSc integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working with clients with a range of issues previously worked with addiction in a recovery centre now currently working with clients with a variety of issues including low mood, self criticalness, depression, low self esteem, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement and anger. Whether you wish to process trauma or offload Achelois counselling can aid you to discover the mind frame you desire to feel for-filled in your life.
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Angela Terris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Leave anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, and more behind. With guidance, begin to overcome difficulties, find new perspectives, improve self-belief and worth, and start to feel better about yourself, your life and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective help where you can go from just surviving to thriving. Lets boost your self-esteem and confidence, find happiness in your life, and strengthen your relationships.
Leave anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, and more behind. With guidance, begin to overcome difficulties, find new perspectives, improve self-belief and worth, and start to feel better about yourself, your life and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective help where you can go from just surviving to thriving. Lets boost your self-esteem and confidence, find happiness in your life, and strengthen your relationships.
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Pathfinding Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
Do you find life or relationships difficult? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed? I will work alongside you , helping you make own decisions for change or manage what you are going through.
Do you find life or relationships difficult? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed? I will work alongside you , helping you make own decisions for change or manage what you are going through.
01530 448933 View 01530 448933
Photo of Emma Bardsley, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Bardsley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
01283 387215 View 01283 387215
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Abbie Thompson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with experience working with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Relationship Difficulties. I currently work with both adults and adolescents. I can offer integrative theory to best suit to your needs and offer the best therapeutic approach; this can include CBT techniques, Psychodynamic therapy, and the Systemic approach. I have experience working with young people in residential care, in particular children with ASD, ADHD and personality disorders. I can offer both face-to-face and online/telephone appointments.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with experience working with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Relationship Difficulties. I currently work with both adults and adolescents. I can offer integrative theory to best suit to your needs and offer the best therapeutic approach; this can include CBT techniques, Psychodynamic therapy, and the Systemic approach. I have experience working with young people in residential care, in particular children with ASD, ADHD and personality disorders. I can offer both face-to-face and online/telephone appointments.
01530 442990 View 01530 442990
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Jayne Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
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Laura Atkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
01543 398938 View 01543 398938
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Dr Amanda Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
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Catherine Kniveton
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist , Psychotherapist & clinical supervisor . I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. Registered with HCPC.
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist , Psychotherapist & clinical supervisor . I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. Registered with HCPC.
07730 569162 View 07730 569162
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Chris Lewis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I offer face to face counselling for individuals in my bespoke therapy room. You may need to find a way to talk about a problem you have been struggling with for years or you may be in the midst of a current difficulty that is impacting on your life. Either way you will find me a good listener, empathic and able to help you work your way through whatever difficulties you are facing. You may have very specific goals you want to address or you may just be curious as to whether or not counselling / psychotherapy can help you. Together we can explore your issues and work in a person-centred way to help you.
I offer face to face counselling for individuals in my bespoke therapy room. You may need to find a way to talk about a problem you have been struggling with for years or you may be in the midst of a current difficulty that is impacting on your life. Either way you will find me a good listener, empathic and able to help you work your way through whatever difficulties you are facing. You may have very specific goals you want to address or you may just be curious as to whether or not counselling / psychotherapy can help you. Together we can explore your issues and work in a person-centred way to help you.
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Sally Todd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
01283 387281 View 01283 387281
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Swift Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and provide a safe and confidential space for you to focus on addressing and overcoming your difficulties. Together, we will develop an understanding of the main problems you experience, and compile a clear, goal focused treatment plan. Following CBT principles, whilst empowering you to ultimately become your own therapist, we will work together to effect and sustain positive change.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and provide a safe and confidential space for you to focus on addressing and overcoming your difficulties. Together, we will develop an understanding of the main problems you experience, and compile a clear, goal focused treatment plan. Following CBT principles, whilst empowering you to ultimately become your own therapist, we will work together to effect and sustain positive change.
07756 272515 View 07756 272515
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Fay Petcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
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Open Book Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swadlincote

20+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Swadlincote who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
87% Stress
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% AXA PPP
40% Aviva
20% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Swadlincote see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Swadlincote?

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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.