Counselling in Watford

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Lighthouse Counselling Watford
Verified Verified
Watford WD18  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by the weight of stress, anxiety, or depression? Struggling with feelings of low self-esteem stemming from challenging relationships or life's complexities? If you're grappling with loneliness, vulnerability, or a sense of rejection, know that you're not alone. I'm here to walk alongside you as a compassionate companion on your journey towards healing and growth. Together, we'll navigate the ups and downs, exploring the avenues that lead to your safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported.
Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by the weight of stress, anxiety, or depression? Struggling with feelings of low self-esteem stemming from challenging relationships or life's complexities? If you're grappling with loneliness, vulnerability, or a sense of rejection, know that you're not alone. I'm here to walk alongside you as a compassionate companion on your journey towards healing and growth. Together, we'll navigate the ups and downs, exploring the avenues that lead to your safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported.
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Susthama Marian Kim
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
My name is Susthama and I trained in Buddhist psychology. This approach is based on the principles of compassion, mindfulness, and the wisdom of looking deeply and appreciating the difficulties and challenges that we face in our lives. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, or would like some help to explore areas that are challenging with an experienced practitioner then I can facilitate and support you in a way that is gentle and compassionate. Please visit www.dharmatherapy.co.uk for more information.
My name is Susthama and I trained in Buddhist psychology. This approach is based on the principles of compassion, mindfulness, and the wisdom of looking deeply and appreciating the difficulties and challenges that we face in our lives. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, or would like some help to explore areas that are challenging with an experienced practitioner then I can facilitate and support you in a way that is gentle and compassionate. Please visit www.dharmatherapy.co.uk for more information.
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Geeta Khatani
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD24
At times, life can throw us curve balls, and although we've dealt with some of the most trying times, where we've managed to muddle through in the face of adversity, there are times in life where we start feeling stuck, anxious, low and unmotivated. Sometimes all we need is a sounding board to let out our frustrations when no-one else seems to understand and other-times we need help finding our answers on how to move forward. Whether its old patterns that keep repeating themselves or unexpected events which throw you off course, we all need a helping hand in our journey
At times, life can throw us curve balls, and although we've dealt with some of the most trying times, where we've managed to muddle through in the face of adversity, there are times in life where we start feeling stuck, anxious, low and unmotivated. Sometimes all we need is a sounding board to let out our frustrations when no-one else seems to understand and other-times we need help finding our answers on how to move forward. Whether its old patterns that keep repeating themselves or unexpected events which throw you off course, we all need a helping hand in our journey
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Amanda Jayne Wells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD24
I'm a complex trauma and PTSD specialist. Trauma impacts us physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety; anger; intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains for which the doctors can't find any cause or have had talking therapies previously that have left you feeling no better. Your symptoms may leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be.
I'm a complex trauma and PTSD specialist. Trauma impacts us physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety; anger; intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains for which the doctors can't find any cause or have had talking therapies previously that have left you feeling no better. Your symptoms may leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be.
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Photo of Adriana Coelho, Psychologist in Watford, England
Adriana Coelho
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
I have experience working with individuals of all ages and addressing a wide range of mental health issues. I deliver person-centered and evidence-based interventions to help patients gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The aim of my therapy is to promote personal growth and wisdom, empowering patients to explore their feelings and find joy in their lives.
I have experience working with individuals of all ages and addressing a wide range of mental health issues. I deliver person-centered and evidence-based interventions to help patients gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The aim of my therapy is to promote personal growth and wisdom, empowering patients to explore their feelings and find joy in their lives.
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Verity Critchlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD17
Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you. Sometimes we repeat old patterns of behaviour that affect our relationships and every day lives. I have particular experience in childhood trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction and stress at work. Please give me a call or message for a free phone consultation to discuss how I can help you.
Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you. Sometimes we repeat old patterns of behaviour that affect our relationships and every day lives. I have particular experience in childhood trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction and stress at work. Please give me a call or message for a free phone consultation to discuss how I can help you.
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Dr Yordan K. Zhekov
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
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Photo of Sadia Khan, Psychotherapist in Watford, England
Sadia Khan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD17
My name is Sadia and I live in London. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in this field since 2015. I am very compassionate about my work, despite the colour, beliefs, values or culture that people belong to. I believe we are all human with the same emotions and no one is superior or inferior. I work with clients from many different cultures/countries, such as, English, European, Asian, Africans and many others. I am honoured to work with diversity. My style of work is relational, I believe in strong connection with my client. In order to achieve this, my approach is non-judgemental and empathic.
My name is Sadia and I live in London. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in this field since 2015. I am very compassionate about my work, despite the colour, beliefs, values or culture that people belong to. I believe we are all human with the same emotions and no one is superior or inferior. I work with clients from many different cultures/countries, such as, English, European, Asian, Africans and many others. I am honoured to work with diversity. My style of work is relational, I believe in strong connection with my client. In order to achieve this, my approach is non-judgemental and empathic.
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Photo of Elena Sullivan, Psychotherapist in Watford, England
Elena Sullivan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD25
Therapy is all about creating meaningful change that will help you to not be held back by mental health difficulties and live your life to the fullest. There's a massive difference between living, and merely existing, and I have been there myself. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of your journey to reach your full potential. This can be a daunting time, as you explore parts of yourself that you haven't acknowledged before, or you have tried previously to work on. I am passionate about therapy as I have seen how life changing it can be and will help you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
Therapy is all about creating meaningful change that will help you to not be held back by mental health difficulties and live your life to the fullest. There's a massive difference between living, and merely existing, and I have been there myself. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of your journey to reach your full potential. This can be a daunting time, as you explore parts of yourself that you haven't acknowledged before, or you have tried previously to work on. I am passionate about therapy as I have seen how life changing it can be and will help you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
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Jo Derry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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Becci Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD17
It's normal to need help when we face life's challenges. I provide a confidential space to process difficulties in your life which may be painful or blocking you from achieving your goals or potential. I can work with you to help you understand yourself and others better, benefiting you, your work, your family and relationships. Some people tell their stories through talking, some drawing, or creative play. I create a safe space for you to process and journey the best way suitable for you. I am not here to judge. I will come alongside you and walk in the pain and confusion, to empower you to move forward.
It's normal to need help when we face life's challenges. I provide a confidential space to process difficulties in your life which may be painful or blocking you from achieving your goals or potential. I can work with you to help you understand yourself and others better, benefiting you, your work, your family and relationships. Some people tell their stories through talking, some drawing, or creative play. I create a safe space for you to process and journey the best way suitable for you. I am not here to judge. I will come alongside you and walk in the pain and confusion, to empower you to move forward.
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Susan Woolnough
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD17
I know that it can be daunting reaching out for help and that many people never do reach out, perhaps because they are the strong ones who are supporting everyone else around them so their needs are at the bottom of the long list of things to do and people to look after. Please know that you are important too. And in helping yourself, you are also helping those around you. If you are feeling troubled, I'm here to listen without judgement and I can help and support you to work towards feeling better. Remember tomorrow is a bright new day and there is always hope.
I know that it can be daunting reaching out for help and that many people never do reach out, perhaps because they are the strong ones who are supporting everyone else around them so their needs are at the bottom of the long list of things to do and people to look after. Please know that you are important too. And in helping yourself, you are also helping those around you. If you are feeling troubled, I'm here to listen without judgement and I can help and support you to work towards feeling better. Remember tomorrow is a bright new day and there is always hope.
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Rebecca Sare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
I’m a counsellor and therapist based a short walk from Watford Town Centre. I work with individuals experiencing many different challenges. These might include depression, anxiety, issues around relationships and sex, questions around identity, issues with confidence and self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or struggles finding meaning, and everything in-between. As an integrative therapist, my therapeutic practice and thinking are informed by a number of widely recognised approaches. Above all, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is what makes it such an effective catalyst for change.
I’m a counsellor and therapist based a short walk from Watford Town Centre. I work with individuals experiencing many different challenges. These might include depression, anxiety, issues around relationships and sex, questions around identity, issues with confidence and self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or struggles finding meaning, and everything in-between. As an integrative therapist, my therapeutic practice and thinking are informed by a number of widely recognised approaches. Above all, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is what makes it such an effective catalyst for change.
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Hannah Kelland
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Watford WD17
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, or emotional difficulties? Are you struggling with a recent life transition such as becoming a parent, retirement or separating from a partner? Whether your difficulties have started recently or are longstanding, I can support and empower you. I understand that coming to therapy can be daunting, and I create a warm, safe, and comfortable environment. I am compassionate and non-judgemental.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, or emotional difficulties? Are you struggling with a recent life transition such as becoming a parent, retirement or separating from a partner? Whether your difficulties have started recently or are longstanding, I can support and empower you. I understand that coming to therapy can be daunting, and I create a warm, safe, and comfortable environment. I am compassionate and non-judgemental.
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A Problem Shared Kemps Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Watford WD19  (Online Only)
Therapy tailored for you and your unique problems, using CBT to empower you to live your best life. Many people's sense of identity and self-worth are intertwined with mental well-being, especially if their condition affects their ability to work, pursue hobbies, or maintain relationships. leaving people struggling with feelings of loss of identity, anxiety, low mood and low self-esteem.
Therapy tailored for you and your unique problems, using CBT to empower you to live your best life. Many people's sense of identity and self-worth are intertwined with mental well-being, especially if their condition affects their ability to work, pursue hobbies, or maintain relationships. leaving people struggling with feelings of loss of identity, anxiety, low mood and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Nicola Goulooze, Counsellor in Watford, England
Nicola Goulooze
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD24
As parents when our children are struggling we just want to help but often don’t know how. What they are facing can feel overwhelming but there is hope. Counselling provides children and young people with a safe space where they can explore, work things out, heal and move on from difficulties that they experience. Working with someone who is not a family member or friend, but who is supportive, non-judgmental and accepting, who helps us make sense of what we are going through and move forward, can be really beneficial. I aim to help young people accept and value themselves, raise their resilience, gain coping skills and thrive.
As parents when our children are struggling we just want to help but often don’t know how. What they are facing can feel overwhelming but there is hope. Counselling provides children and young people with a safe space where they can explore, work things out, heal and move on from difficulties that they experience. Working with someone who is not a family member or friend, but who is supportive, non-judgmental and accepting, who helps us make sense of what we are going through and move forward, can be really beneficial. I aim to help young people accept and value themselves, raise their resilience, gain coping skills and thrive.
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Photo of Jane MacLaren, Counsellor in Watford, England
Jane MacLaren
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
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Photo of Abigail Waghorn, Psychotherapist in Watford, England
Abigail Waghorn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
I can offer you couples work or one-to-one personal therapy. You may have relationship and/or personal issues and these may relate to your self esteem, trust issues, anger, parenting, problems with anxiety, stress and depression, or you may just feel that your current situation is limiting you. I am an experienced couples and individual therapist and you won't know if therapy can help you unless you try. It can be difficult though to reach out. You can work with me and I will offer you a safe, supportive space. We can talk things through together. Sometimes we all need to turn to someone who isn't a family member or a friend.
I can offer you couples work or one-to-one personal therapy. You may have relationship and/or personal issues and these may relate to your self esteem, trust issues, anger, parenting, problems with anxiety, stress and depression, or you may just feel that your current situation is limiting you. I am an experienced couples and individual therapist and you won't know if therapy can help you unless you try. It can be difficult though to reach out. You can work with me and I will offer you a safe, supportive space. We can talk things through together. Sometimes we all need to turn to someone who isn't a family member or a friend.
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Photo of Jane Lovatt Counselling, Counsellor in Watford, England
Jane Lovatt Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD17
Current crisis, Deeper issue, Self Care. Surprisingly quite often the thing that brings a person to seek support may be a way in to understanding deeper causes of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people live with a feeling of "something just not being quite right". Counselling can help develop Self-Awareness which in turn can be life changing! That’s the good news - but like most things in life it doesn’t happen without effort, and can be painful, but the results are definitely worth it! So be brave and you may look forward to personal growth and hopefully increased happiness. I look forward to hearing from you.
Current crisis, Deeper issue, Self Care. Surprisingly quite often the thing that brings a person to seek support may be a way in to understanding deeper causes of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people live with a feeling of "something just not being quite right". Counselling can help develop Self-Awareness which in turn can be life changing! That’s the good news - but like most things in life it doesn’t happen without effort, and can be painful, but the results are definitely worth it! So be brave and you may look forward to personal growth and hopefully increased happiness. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Luke Gibbor, Psychologist in Watford, England
Luke Gibbor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD25  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Luke and I am a Clinical Psychologist. My therapeutic approach draws on ACT, CBT, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. I aim to create a calm and safe environment to explore what you are struggling with, and to work together, creating a plan for therapy focusing on what is most helpful to you.
Hello, my name is Luke and I am a Clinical Psychologist. My therapeutic approach draws on ACT, CBT, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. I aim to create a calm and safe environment to explore what you are struggling with, and to work together, creating a plan for therapy focusing on what is most helpful to you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Watford

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Watford who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
80% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
61% Vitality

How Counsellors in Watford see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Watford?

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.