Counselling in Wembley

Photo of Vanessa East, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Vanessa East
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9
Are you feeling stuck in life or lost and do not know which way to turn? Maybe you are feeling hopeless or helpless and require some support? Do you isolate or surround yourself with others, and are feeling alone? Maybe you are on a healing journey or journey of self-discovery? Whatever it is that brings you to therapy at this time, it is likely that I can support you in some way.
Are you feeling stuck in life or lost and do not know which way to turn? Maybe you are feeling hopeless or helpless and require some support? Do you isolate or surround yourself with others, and are feeling alone? Maybe you are on a healing journey or journey of self-discovery? Whatever it is that brings you to therapy at this time, it is likely that I can support you in some way.
020 8629 1604 View 020 8629 1604
Photo of Lidia Wisla, Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
Lidia Wisla
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
Coming back to the same place in your life? Copying the same mistakes despite promising yourself "never again"? Feeling stuck in life? Lacking direction, purpose or not understanding your feelings and decisions? Coming back to the trauma despite wanting to forget it? These and many other areas of suffering are worth giving yourself a chance to help.
Coming back to the same place in your life? Copying the same mistakes despite promising yourself "never again"? Feeling stuck in life? Lacking direction, purpose or not understanding your feelings and decisions? Coming back to the trauma despite wanting to forget it? These and many other areas of suffering are worth giving yourself a chance to help.
020 4538 9384 View 020 4538 9384
Photo of Nick Broderick, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Nick Broderick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
I work with a range of clients, who all share a wish to change something in their lives or explore behaviours that trouble them,. Bereavement and loss, depression, addictions, relationship issues, stress and anxiety, more acute mental health issues, ADHD and personal development.
I work with a range of clients, who all share a wish to change something in their lives or explore behaviours that trouble them,. Bereavement and loss, depression, addictions, relationship issues, stress and anxiety, more acute mental health issues, ADHD and personal development.
01494 321085 View 01494 321085
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Howard Antonio
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9
There are times in our lives when we feel that no one understands or is interested in what is going on for us. We can be left feeling misunderstood and uncared for. Talking about what is going on for us can be very difficult because it is not easy to find someone we can trust. I offer a person-centred approach but also use a holistic approach to therapy, this aids with focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. I believe that being valued as a person, without the fear of being judged can help an individual to accept who they are and help reconnect with themselves with the people and things that are precious to them.
There are times in our lives when we feel that no one understands or is interested in what is going on for us. We can be left feeling misunderstood and uncared for. Talking about what is going on for us can be very difficult because it is not easy to find someone we can trust. I offer a person-centred approach but also use a holistic approach to therapy, this aids with focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. I believe that being valued as a person, without the fear of being judged can help an individual to accept who they are and help reconnect with themselves with the people and things that are precious to them.
020 8106 8876 View 020 8106 8876
Photo of Meral Mehmet, Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
Meral Mehmet
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wembley HA9  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Meral. You may have arrived at this page because you are wanting to feel different. Whether or not you have in mind where you would like to start, let us figure it out together. Anxiety and depression can often take the lead in our lives. The impact of external stressors and of our internal world including thoughts, feelings and behaviours can serve to perpetuate unwanted maintenance cycles. Together we can explore and better understand what you may be experiencing. Through my expertise I can guide you in acquiring tools and techniques to promote self-empowerment, choice and desired change.
Hello, I am Meral. You may have arrived at this page because you are wanting to feel different. Whether or not you have in mind where you would like to start, let us figure it out together. Anxiety and depression can often take the lead in our lives. The impact of external stressors and of our internal world including thoughts, feelings and behaviours can serve to perpetuate unwanted maintenance cycles. Together we can explore and better understand what you may be experiencing. Through my expertise I can guide you in acquiring tools and techniques to promote self-empowerment, choice and desired change.
020 3376 8295 View 020 3376 8295
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A Fresh Focus - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9  (Online Only)
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
01253 835316 View 01253 835316
Photo of Karen Burke, Trauma Recovery, CBT, Counselling, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Karen Burke, Trauma Recovery, CBT, Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9  (Online Only)
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
01744 419687 View 01744 419687
Photo of Jernene @ The Psychological Wellness Group , Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
Jernene @ The Psychological Wellness Group
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wembley HA9  (Online Only)
Welcome! We are a group of BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who have substantial experience working within primary care and secondary care NHS mental health services. I have 13 years experience working within mental health services. I have been specifically trained to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals experiencing depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc. I am also trained to offer Behavioural Couples Therapy to address depression and/or relationship distress.
Welcome! We are a group of BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who have substantial experience working within primary care and secondary care NHS mental health services. I have 13 years experience working within mental health services. I have been specifically trained to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals experiencing depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc. I am also trained to offer Behavioural Couples Therapy to address depression and/or relationship distress.
01895 546495 View 01895 546495
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Wise Blue Owl Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
Are you Seeking Trusted and Professional Online Counselling and Therapy in the UK? Look no further! Are you dealing with anxiety, stress, fear, phobias, grief, relationship issues, or marriage problems? We've got you covered with our first-class counselling and therapy services. Highly experienced UK therapist. Trusted and professional guidance, Confidential and supportive environment. Tailored solutions for your specific needs, Convenient sessions. I understand the challenges you're facing, and we're here to help you navigate through them.
Are you Seeking Trusted and Professional Online Counselling and Therapy in the UK? Look no further! Are you dealing with anxiety, stress, fear, phobias, grief, relationship issues, or marriage problems? We've got you covered with our first-class counselling and therapy services. Highly experienced UK therapist. Trusted and professional guidance, Confidential and supportive environment. Tailored solutions for your specific needs, Convenient sessions. I understand the challenges you're facing, and we're here to help you navigate through them.
01784 918286 View 01784 918286
Photo of Imma Sorrentino Ricciardi, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Imma Sorrentino Ricciardi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
Maybe you are struggling with an addiction and feeling trapped, and would like to find a way out. Or maybe you are in a relationship that isn’t good for you. You would like to be more assertive. You might be feeling depressed or anxious and would like to experience more joy in life. Perhaps, you are at a difficult place with your marriage, fighting all the time and would like to feel connected again. Maybe you have everything in life nevertheless you aren't happy. Or you might feel affected by the pandemic, and you realised there is something that needs to be addressed. I would love to help you!
Maybe you are struggling with an addiction and feeling trapped, and would like to find a way out. Or maybe you are in a relationship that isn’t good for you. You would like to be more assertive. You might be feeling depressed or anxious and would like to experience more joy in life. Perhaps, you are at a difficult place with your marriage, fighting all the time and would like to feel connected again. Maybe you have everything in life nevertheless you aren't happy. Or you might feel affected by the pandemic, and you realised there is something that needs to be addressed. I would love to help you!
07403 936980 View 07403 936980
Photo of Tasneem Shikoh, Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
Tasneem Shikoh
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wembley HA0
You might be experiencing loss, depression, anxiety, situational dilemma, unhappiness, difficulty in relationships or even may be abuse of some kind. Through therapy and talking to me in a safe environment, I might be able to help you to understand your inner self and work with your uncomfortable feelings. The promise is not an instant solution to all your presenting issues or an instant happiness but the goal would be to achieve near enough to live a content life. My aim to work with the clients is to explore their own strengths, abilities as well to acknowledge the feelings and thoughts they might be going through.
You might be experiencing loss, depression, anxiety, situational dilemma, unhappiness, difficulty in relationships or even may be abuse of some kind. Through therapy and talking to me in a safe environment, I might be able to help you to understand your inner self and work with your uncomfortable feelings. The promise is not an instant solution to all your presenting issues or an instant happiness but the goal would be to achieve near enough to live a content life. My aim to work with the clients is to explore their own strengths, abilities as well to acknowledge the feelings and thoughts they might be going through.
01895 545077 View 01895 545077
Photo of Monique Fearon, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Monique Fearon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Bristol but offering counselling worldwide. I'm a fun, creative and encouraging therapist who specialises in providing therapy tailored to children and young people, while also offering therapy services for adults. I offer a free 15-30 minutes phone (or Zoom/Skype, for those overseas) consultation appointment to allow you the opportunity to see how I can support you and also for us to get to know each other. Please contact me via Psychology Today or call/text my number to book a consultation or visit my website to book directly.
I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Bristol but offering counselling worldwide. I'm a fun, creative and encouraging therapist who specialises in providing therapy tailored to children and young people, while also offering therapy services for adults. I offer a free 15-30 minutes phone (or Zoom/Skype, for those overseas) consultation appointment to allow you the opportunity to see how I can support you and also for us to get to know each other. Please contact me via Psychology Today or call/text my number to book a consultation or visit my website to book directly.
07723 481497 View 07723 481497
Photo of Henrik Lynggaard, Psychologist in Wembley, England
Henrik Lynggaard
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wembley HA9
I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I have consulting rooms in Central London and North London. I have more than 25 years’ experience of working in the NHS as well as in independent practice. In my experience people seek therapy for many different reasons. They may be facing a predicament, be anxious, depressed or confused, or feel stuck in repeating patterns of thoughts and behaviour that have adverse effects on their lives. They may have relationship difficulties or questions about their sexuality; they may be finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a person, a position or an identity.
I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I have consulting rooms in Central London and North London. I have more than 25 years’ experience of working in the NHS as well as in independent practice. In my experience people seek therapy for many different reasons. They may be facing a predicament, be anxious, depressed or confused, or feel stuck in repeating patterns of thoughts and behaviour that have adverse effects on their lives. They may have relationship difficulties or questions about their sexuality; they may be finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a person, a position or an identity.
020 3984 8911 View 020 3984 8911
Photo of Emily Mitchell at MindStudio, Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
Emily Mitchell at MindStudio
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Wembley HA0
I offer a professional Psychotherapy, Counselling or Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Service at MindStudio, a contemporary in person and online wellness studio based in Northern Cotswolds. I have been privileged to work with many people who have felt overwhelmed, lost or stuck at times in their life. Working with a therapist can provide a consistent sense of support, as well as short and long-term relief from issues you are facing. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe that therapy can allow you to begin to make sense of overwhelming feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
I offer a professional Psychotherapy, Counselling or Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Service at MindStudio, a contemporary in person and online wellness studio based in Northern Cotswolds. I have been privileged to work with many people who have felt overwhelmed, lost or stuck at times in their life. Working with a therapist can provide a consistent sense of support, as well as short and long-term relief from issues you are facing. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe that therapy can allow you to begin to make sense of overwhelming feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
0121 238 2656 View 0121 238 2656
Photo of Claudio Parretti, Psychologist in Wembley, England
Claudio Parretti
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wembley HA0
I provide psychological treatment to clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties and conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal problems, PTSD, Complex trauma and Anger management. Some of my clients may suffer from longterm difficulties, such as struggling to manage strong emotions and struggle to maintain close and significant relationships with others. Other clients may present with specific difficulties, such as career changes, family tensions or facing periods of particular stress. I also work with parents, who are struggling to bond with their children.
I provide psychological treatment to clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties and conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal problems, PTSD, Complex trauma and Anger management. Some of my clients may suffer from longterm difficulties, such as struggling to manage strong emotions and struggle to maintain close and significant relationships with others. Other clients may present with specific difficulties, such as career changes, family tensions or facing periods of particular stress. I also work with parents, who are struggling to bond with their children.
023 8214 8054 View 023 8214 8054
Photo of B Well Ness, Psychotherapist in Wembley, England
B Well Ness
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page, I am Belly Elisabeth and I would be happy to assist you. My clinical experience includes working with a diverse population and range of issues, such as domestic violence, trauma issues, couple relationship , anxiety, depression, and divorce, self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks bereavement... As a French citizen, I am also able to offer therapy in French.
Welcome to my page, I am Belly Elisabeth and I would be happy to assist you. My clinical experience includes working with a diverse population and range of issues, such as domestic violence, trauma issues, couple relationship , anxiety, depression, and divorce, self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks bereavement... As a French citizen, I am also able to offer therapy in French.
020 3835 5943 View 020 3835 5943
Photo of Lucy Davies, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Lucy Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
Do you feel the need to be listened to without judgement? Do you need a safe place to talk through your thoughts and feelings? I work with all aspects of emotional well being and truly believe that a person has the potential for growth and change given the space, time and acceptance. In turn, finding your own answers and finding a way of moving towards an emotionally healthier way of living . I work with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, relationships, suicide, loss and bereavement and domestic abuse.
Do you feel the need to be listened to without judgement? Do you need a safe place to talk through your thoughts and feelings? I work with all aspects of emotional well being and truly believe that a person has the potential for growth and change given the space, time and acceptance. In turn, finding your own answers and finding a way of moving towards an emotionally healthier way of living . I work with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, relationships, suicide, loss and bereavement and domestic abuse.
01895 547557 View 01895 547557
Photo of Divina Vyas, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Divina Vyas
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wembley HA9
Life can be challenging, hard and demanding at times and we could all use someone to talk to and explore our thoughts, feelings and ideas with. As an experienced, qualified and an accredited person-centred therapist, I can offer a safe, confidential and freeing space where I can support you and your needs in a non-judgemental, open and honest environment, which can enable genuine change to occur in your life. Having worked alongside clients who have presented with issues such as, abuse, depression, anxiety, loss, stress and more I can understand how scary seeking counselling can be - however my role is to support you through this.
Life can be challenging, hard and demanding at times and we could all use someone to talk to and explore our thoughts, feelings and ideas with. As an experienced, qualified and an accredited person-centred therapist, I can offer a safe, confidential and freeing space where I can support you and your needs in a non-judgemental, open and honest environment, which can enable genuine change to occur in your life. Having worked alongside clients who have presented with issues such as, abuse, depression, anxiety, loss, stress and more I can understand how scary seeking counselling can be - however my role is to support you through this.
01895 547516 View 01895 547516
Photo of Pamela Adeyeba | Find Your Own Unique Voice, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Pamela Adeyeba | Find Your Own Unique Voice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA9
Do you find yourself not saying or doing what you really want to out of fear for what other people would think? Do you struggle to make decisions, overthink and second guess yourself? Do you struggle to communicate your needs or experience lack of confidence in any area of your life? Do you feel that you have repeat cycles in certain areas of your life and you feel stuck? If so, I can help you work through these. I support you to find your own unique voice, self esteem, overcome long-standing confidence issues and break through those repeat cycles.
Do you find yourself not saying or doing what you really want to out of fear for what other people would think? Do you struggle to make decisions, overthink and second guess yourself? Do you struggle to communicate your needs or experience lack of confidence in any area of your life? Do you feel that you have repeat cycles in certain areas of your life and you feel stuck? If so, I can help you work through these. I support you to find your own unique voice, self esteem, overcome long-standing confidence issues and break through those repeat cycles.
020 4538 8098 View 020 4538 8098
Photo of Elisabeta Stancu - Counselling & Therapy, Counsellor in Wembley, England
Elisabeta Stancu - Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wembley HA0
I am a qualified Psychologist in my country of origin and a Counsellor/Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have experience working with people with a wide range of issues related to alcohol or drug use, withdrawal from activities or friends, low energy or problems sleeping, inability to concentrate, mood changes, sex drive, excessive anger or feeling sad and down. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts, experiences and problems. I work with adults (and couples), teenagers and children, offering face-to-face and online sessions.
I am a qualified Psychologist in my country of origin and a Counsellor/Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have experience working with people with a wide range of issues related to alcohol or drug use, withdrawal from activities or friends, low energy or problems sleeping, inability to concentrate, mood changes, sex drive, excessive anger or feeling sad and down. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts, experiences and problems. I work with adults (and couples), teenagers and children, offering face-to-face and online sessions.
020 3835 6066 View 020 3835 6066

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wembley

30+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Wembley who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Stress
94% Depression
91% Relationship Issues
91% Self Esteem
81% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
33% AXA PPP
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Wembley see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wembley?

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.