Counselling in Torrington

Photo of Chenie Miller, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Chenie Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Torrington EX38
As human beings we are all different so why shouldn't our package of support be as unique as we are? I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative therapeutic counsellor. I am also a registered member of the National Counselling Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
As human beings we are all different so why shouldn't our package of support be as unique as we are? I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative therapeutic counsellor. I am also a registered member of the National Counselling Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
01805 643052 View 01805 643052
Photo of Delia Warmington, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Delia Warmington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Torrington EX38
We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. Long-term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward. I am qualified to work with children, (11-18) and adults. I do not offer couples counselling.
We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. Long-term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward. I am qualified to work with children, (11-18) and adults. I do not offer couples counselling.
01288 270841 View 01288 270841
Photo of Clare Louise Babb Counsellor Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Torrington, England
Clare Louise Babb Counsellor Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Torrington EX38  (Online Only)
Are you tired of overthinking and never feeling good enough? Are your relationships often difficult or disappointing? Are you struggling to relax and enjoy life? When life is hard, it’s difficult to feel hope for the future. It can feel like setting yourself up for a fall and you're not sure whether you've got the strength to get back up again. I can help you understand more about yourself, why you feel like you do and how to bring about real, lasting change.
Are you tired of overthinking and never feeling good enough? Are your relationships often difficult or disappointing? Are you struggling to relax and enjoy life? When life is hard, it’s difficult to feel hope for the future. It can feel like setting yourself up for a fall and you're not sure whether you've got the strength to get back up again. I can help you understand more about yourself, why you feel like you do and how to bring about real, lasting change.
01237 877056 View 01237 877056
Photo of Linda Banting, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Linda Banting
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Torrington EX38
Hello, I'm Linda. I offer a warm, open and non-judgemental counselling environment. I work with adults 18 years and over. My training lies in an Integrative Person Centred approach and I use empathy and compassion in taking my lead from you, the client. I have additional training in CBT and am a Professional Creative Counsellor. If you are feeling lost or uncertain in any way, talking to a professional can often help clarify what is underneath those feelings. I work collaboratively with people creating the opportunity to say whatever is needed in a safe place. In person, online or telephone.
Hello, I'm Linda. I offer a warm, open and non-judgemental counselling environment. I work with adults 18 years and over. My training lies in an Integrative Person Centred approach and I use empathy and compassion in taking my lead from you, the client. I have additional training in CBT and am a Professional Creative Counsellor. If you are feeling lost or uncertain in any way, talking to a professional can often help clarify what is underneath those feelings. I work collaboratively with people creating the opportunity to say whatever is needed in a safe place. In person, online or telephone.
01271 443550 View 01271 443550
Photo of Toad Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Toad Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Torrington EX38
“Because You are the One that Matters” Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck or are moving backwards when we want to go forwards. Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions, purpose, identity, faith, doubt, we will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory as your healing begins. If you are fed up with the way that you feel, see things and want something different for yourself? You don't have to face life's difficulties alone.
“Because You are the One that Matters” Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck or are moving backwards when we want to go forwards. Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions, purpose, identity, faith, doubt, we will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory as your healing begins. If you are fed up with the way that you feel, see things and want something different for yourself? You don't have to face life's difficulties alone.
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Photo of Michael Prentice, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Michael Prentice
Counsellor
Torrington EX38
Everyone is an individual person bringing their own personal circumstances to the meeting. I will listen to your reason(s) for being at the session and what you want to achieve/where you want to aim to be - offering you help & support in that process. My counselling training was at Addaction (alcohol & drugs dependency) Agency where I completed over 100 hrs of sessions and a Mentoring role. I also trained at Cruse Bereavement Care & progressed from there. My Counselling Diploma is in CBT & Certificate in Christian Counselling are from the Institute of Counselling of which I am a full Member. I take an holistic approach.
Everyone is an individual person bringing their own personal circumstances to the meeting. I will listen to your reason(s) for being at the session and what you want to achieve/where you want to aim to be - offering you help & support in that process. My counselling training was at Addaction (alcohol & drugs dependency) Agency where I completed over 100 hrs of sessions and a Mentoring role. I also trained at Cruse Bereavement Care & progressed from there. My Counselling Diploma is in CBT & Certificate in Christian Counselling are from the Institute of Counselling of which I am a full Member. I take an holistic approach.
01598 728664 View 01598 728664

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Adam Draper - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Psychotherapist in Torrington, England
Adam Draper - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
If you’re feeling spun out or wrung out from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and its related emotions and problems you’ve come to the right place. You may be looking for a safe space to talk things through, or practical strategies to discover and reach your life goals or address a specific problem. You may be unsure about what brings you to therapy, but know in your body that it's time to start dealing with some of the discomfort and distress that's disrupting your enjoyment of life. You've already shown up with a sense of curiosity and courage by reading this, so why not take another step on the journey and schedule a session?
If you’re feeling spun out or wrung out from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and its related emotions and problems you’ve come to the right place. You may be looking for a safe space to talk things through, or practical strategies to discover and reach your life goals or address a specific problem. You may be unsure about what brings you to therapy, but know in your body that it's time to start dealing with some of the discomfort and distress that's disrupting your enjoyment of life. You've already shown up with a sense of curiosity and courage by reading this, so why not take another step on the journey and schedule a session?
020 3835 4932 View 020 3835 4932
Photo of Julia Pearsall, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Julia Pearsall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winkleigh EX19
There are times when many of us experience feeling emotionally overwhelmed, finding it difficult to cope with everyday life. Talking in confidence with someone can really help. Sometimes we just need to be heard, to understand what is keeping us stuck in a spiral of unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I can offer that safe, non-judgemental place to be heard. I practice a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are your own expert, possessing the answers within yourself. My role is to guide and support you on your unique journey to increase your self-awareness, and to realise the best version of yourself.
There are times when many of us experience feeling emotionally overwhelmed, finding it difficult to cope with everyday life. Talking in confidence with someone can really help. Sometimes we just need to be heard, to understand what is keeping us stuck in a spiral of unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I can offer that safe, non-judgemental place to be heard. I practice a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are your own expert, possessing the answers within yourself. My role is to guide and support you on your unique journey to increase your self-awareness, and to realise the best version of yourself.
01392 321218 View 01392 321218
Photo of John Walter Counsellor, Counsellor in Torrington, England
John Walter Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Congratulations on taking the first step to find a counsellor. If you've reached a point in your life where you've realized that certain aspects aren't working as they should, I'm here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. My holistic approach to therapy is designed to help you bring about not just temporary relief but permanent and long-lasting change in your life. Whether you're dealing with long-term mental health issues, behaviour patterns rooted in past trauma, or the effects of dysfunctional relationships, I'm here to provide the guidance and support you need.
Congratulations on taking the first step to find a counsellor. If you've reached a point in your life where you've realized that certain aspects aren't working as they should, I'm here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. My holistic approach to therapy is designed to help you bring about not just temporary relief but permanent and long-lasting change in your life. Whether you're dealing with long-term mental health issues, behaviour patterns rooted in past trauma, or the effects of dysfunctional relationships, I'm here to provide the guidance and support you need.
01288 272831 View 01288 272831
Photo of Leanne C Jones, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Leanne C Jones
Counsellor
Verified
Barnstaple EX31  (Online Only)
I am the proud owner and founder of Braver Women, a bespoke therapy and personal coaching company designed exclusively for LGBTQ+ women all over the world who are living with anxiety, childhood trauma, and all the 'not good enough' fears that hold them back from coming out, communicating well, or living as the truest, most relaxed, confident version, of themselves. Most of the women that come to see me have been living with a degree of self doubt all of their lives and the outcome of that, are the problems that they are experiencing to simply 'survive' and get by. It results in them feeling disconnected, worthless and playing small.
I am the proud owner and founder of Braver Women, a bespoke therapy and personal coaching company designed exclusively for LGBTQ+ women all over the world who are living with anxiety, childhood trauma, and all the 'not good enough' fears that hold them back from coming out, communicating well, or living as the truest, most relaxed, confident version, of themselves. Most of the women that come to see me have been living with a degree of self doubt all of their lives and the outcome of that, are the problems that they are experiencing to simply 'survive' and get by. It results in them feeling disconnected, worthless and playing small.
01271 445679 View 01271 445679
Photo of Dr Carly Smith, Psychologist in Torrington, England
Dr Carly Smith
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Barnstaple EX31
Dr Carly has a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. With a range of experience in the NHS and private practice, Carly offers a variety of therapies in a warm, non-judgemental and confidential way to meet your individual needs. Perhaps you are struggling with overwhelming thoughts, feelings, images or memories. Or it could be that the way you are coping isn’t sustainable anymore. Welcome. Thank you for reaching out.
Dr Carly has a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. With a range of experience in the NHS and private practice, Carly offers a variety of therapies in a warm, non-judgemental and confidential way to meet your individual needs. Perhaps you are struggling with overwhelming thoughts, feelings, images or memories. Or it could be that the way you are coping isn’t sustainable anymore. Welcome. Thank you for reaching out.
01271 445503 View 01271 445503
Photo of Deborah Jones, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Deborah Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Life can be hard at times. Facing challenges in our lives can keep us stuck and prevent us moving forward. These challenges could be current or historical, but are having an impact on your life. These difficulties can lead to depression anxiety and low self-esteem. Counselling can help unlock feelings explore experiences and help you gain a better understanding of the right path for you. It can help you take the steps to understand what you can do to get your life back on track.
Life can be hard at times. Facing challenges in our lives can keep us stuck and prevent us moving forward. These challenges could be current or historical, but are having an impact on your life. These difficulties can lead to depression anxiety and low self-esteem. Counselling can help unlock feelings explore experiences and help you gain a better understanding of the right path for you. It can help you take the steps to understand what you can do to get your life back on track.
01271 443551 View 01271 443551
Photo of Penny Lippett, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Penny Lippett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
As a therapeutic counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, and communication in relationships, I have witnessed incredible transformations in my clients' lives. Most people report feeling better after their very first session. Experiencing a renewed sense of hope and relief. (see my reviews) With my expertise in these areas, I create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and struggles. I help people navigate the complex terrain of anxiety and depression, offering guidance and support as they work towards healing and personal growth.
As a therapeutic counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, and communication in relationships, I have witnessed incredible transformations in my clients' lives. Most people report feeling better after their very first session. Experiencing a renewed sense of hope and relief. (see my reviews) With my expertise in these areas, I create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and struggles. I help people navigate the complex terrain of anxiety and depression, offering guidance and support as they work towards healing and personal growth.
01598 272044 View 01598 272044
Photo of Dom Savy, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Dom Savy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
07446 026730 View 07446 026730
Photo of Lyn Christine Oakley, Psychotherapist in Torrington, England
Lyn Christine Oakley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Hi, I'm Lyn. I've been working in counselling / psychotherapy for 22 years. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I hold additional qualifications in life-coaching and NLP. I work integratively, which means that my professional practice can be personalised to suit each client's needs. You can be assured of a safe, empathic, confidential and professional space in which you can explore issues that you may find difficult to face alone. If you are experiencing issues that are holding you back, either personally or professionally, then we can work together to help you move forward.
Hi, I'm Lyn. I've been working in counselling / psychotherapy for 22 years. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I hold additional qualifications in life-coaching and NLP. I work integratively, which means that my professional practice can be personalised to suit each client's needs. You can be assured of a safe, empathic, confidential and professional space in which you can explore issues that you may find difficult to face alone. If you are experiencing issues that are holding you back, either personally or professionally, then we can work together to help you move forward.
01271 815899 View 01271 815899
Photo of Fiona Layton, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Fiona Layton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bideford EX39
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means I have experience of several counselling approaches with many years experience. I am trained to work with young people, adults and couples who are presenting with a whole range of issues. I am specialised in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and issues surrounding spirituality. My work involves building a therapeutic relationship within a relational integrative approach.
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means I have experience of several counselling approaches with many years experience. I am trained to work with young people, adults and couples who are presenting with a whole range of issues. I am specialised in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and issues surrounding spirituality. My work involves building a therapeutic relationship within a relational integrative approach.
01271 445529 View 01271 445529
Photo of Sharon L Bindon, Psychotherapist in Torrington, England
Sharon L Bindon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hartland EX39
Taking the first step to contacting a Counsellor can take a lot of courage. But by reading this profile about me you have made that first move so I thank you. We all find life challenging from time to time, we get stressed or suffering from low self esteem, we have lost a loved one and find it hard to cope alone, we lose our job through redundancy which cause financial worries, your feeling vulnerable and confused and just dont know which was to turn, or you have experienced abuse or trauma. I am warm and caring person and here to walk along side you in whatever journey you are on, by holding a safe, quiet, confidential environment
Taking the first step to contacting a Counsellor can take a lot of courage. But by reading this profile about me you have made that first move so I thank you. We all find life challenging from time to time, we get stressed or suffering from low self esteem, we have lost a loved one and find it hard to cope alone, we lose our job through redundancy which cause financial worries, your feeling vulnerable and confused and just dont know which was to turn, or you have experienced abuse or trauma. I am warm and caring person and here to walk along side you in whatever journey you are on, by holding a safe, quiet, confidential environment
01409 331100 View 01409 331100
Photo of Frances Connell, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Frances Connell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
01271 445229 View 01271 445229
Photo of Jennifer Parry, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Jennifer Parry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Winkleigh EX19
Are you in search of an alternative therapy to navigate through the challenges of a stressful life, complex relationships, painful loss, or the burden of negative thoughts and anxiety? Experience the healing synergy of animals and nature, complemented by my professional counseling expertise and empathetic approach, guiding you on your journey to well-being. I provide counseling and options for equine or animal-assisted therapy sessions in the serene rural surroundings of mid Devon, near Crediton. This setting serves as a peaceful retreat where I can assist you in addressing and managing your challenges.
Are you in search of an alternative therapy to navigate through the challenges of a stressful life, complex relationships, painful loss, or the burden of negative thoughts and anxiety? Experience the healing synergy of animals and nature, complemented by my professional counseling expertise and empathetic approach, guiding you on your journey to well-being. I provide counseling and options for equine or animal-assisted therapy sessions in the serene rural surroundings of mid Devon, near Crediton. This setting serves as a peaceful retreat where I can assist you in addressing and managing your challenges.
01626 240992 View 01626 240992
Photo of Peter Hollowell, Counsellor in Torrington, England
Peter Hollowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Anxiety, depression, loss of confidence or grief, these are just some of the ways in which our experience of life can be adversely impacted. Hello my name is Peter and I believe I have an intuitive sensitivity for my client’s emotional world which helps me to understand their thoughts and feelings, this in turn creates a strong connection between us that gives my client the confidence to share those important thoughts and feelings and together we can work to move forward. Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening, but we know things are not quite right.
Anxiety, depression, loss of confidence or grief, these are just some of the ways in which our experience of life can be adversely impacted. Hello my name is Peter and I believe I have an intuitive sensitivity for my client’s emotional world which helps me to understand their thoughts and feelings, this in turn creates a strong connection between us that gives my client the confidence to share those important thoughts and feelings and together we can work to move forward. Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening, but we know things are not quite right.
07380 316447 View 07380 316447

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Torrington

< 10

Counsellors in Torrington who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
83% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in Torrington see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Torrington?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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