Counselling in West Byfleet

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Helen Lamming
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
I am a highly experienced counsellor who works for Relate as a Relationship and Family counsellor during the week. I'm available on Friday and weekends for those for whom weeks are filled with work and business. I help people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, especially couples and families. Formerly based in Central London, now in West Byfleet, I work exclusively online with long term and short term clients, couples, individuals and families.
I am a highly experienced counsellor who works for Relate as a Relationship and Family counsellor during the week. I'm available on Friday and weekends for those for whom weeks are filled with work and business. I help people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, especially couples and families. Formerly based in Central London, now in West Byfleet, I work exclusively online with long term and short term clients, couples, individuals and families.
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Christina Gregory Partner Associate At The Practice
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
It is not always easy for children and adolescents to put their feelings and emotions into words and psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps children understand and resolve their problems by gently increasing an awareness over time of their inner world. It differs from other therapies in that it aims for deep seated change in emotional development and is conducted at the child’s pace. Are you concerned about your child's emotional development, changes in their behaviour, signs of stress, anxiety or low mood?
It is not always easy for children and adolescents to put their feelings and emotions into words and psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps children understand and resolve their problems by gently increasing an awareness over time of their inner world. It differs from other therapies in that it aims for deep seated change in emotional development and is conducted at the child’s pace. Are you concerned about your child's emotional development, changes in their behaviour, signs of stress, anxiety or low mood?
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Marcus James
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
Let go of anxiety and stress, heal emotional wounds, resolve trauma, and learn to thrive in times of transition and change! I offer a range of tools and approaches to help you to feel more happy relaxed and confident, and to let go of  ways of being and relating which are no longer helpful. My aim is always to create a space in which you can explore, grow and change in a way that feels safe and right for you.
Let go of anxiety and stress, heal emotional wounds, resolve trauma, and learn to thrive in times of transition and change! I offer a range of tools and approaches to help you to feel more happy relaxed and confident, and to let go of  ways of being and relating which are no longer helpful. My aim is always to create a space in which you can explore, grow and change in a way that feels safe and right for you.
01784 918304 View 01784 918304
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Woking Counselling Support, Couples + Individuals
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
Counselling helps you explore both your difficulties and strengths, whether as an individual or as a couple. You might be aware of particular issues which you want to look at, such as relationships or anger, anxiety and sadness or just the sense that things could do to be better. Talking matters, but so do practical tools and ideas to manage things better. Sessions are flexible and are about you having the space to talk and be understood. You have a particular and special way of looking at the world that is to be valued and, whatever you choose to do differently, needs to make sense and fit for you.
Counselling helps you explore both your difficulties and strengths, whether as an individual or as a couple. You might be aware of particular issues which you want to look at, such as relationships or anger, anxiety and sadness or just the sense that things could do to be better. Talking matters, but so do practical tools and ideas to manage things better. Sessions are flexible and are about you having the space to talk and be understood. You have a particular and special way of looking at the world that is to be valued and, whatever you choose to do differently, needs to make sense and fit for you.
01276 748032 View 01276 748032
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Daniel James Thomas-Wallis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
Welcome, my name is Daniel, I specialise in working with anxiety, depression or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. Despair and turmoil is often a result of difficulties with love, loss and complex personal relationships. I offer a place to talk about it, where suffering and turmoil can lead to insight, empowerment, problem solving, self-acceptance and a freedom to choose your own path and constructively manage your life experiences. Book your free Mental Health Assessment and take the first step towards developing a positive self- image, healthy relationships and a more gratifying life.
Welcome, my name is Daniel, I specialise in working with anxiety, depression or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. Despair and turmoil is often a result of difficulties with love, loss and complex personal relationships. I offer a place to talk about it, where suffering and turmoil can lead to insight, empowerment, problem solving, self-acceptance and a freedom to choose your own path and constructively manage your life experiences. Book your free Mental Health Assessment and take the first step towards developing a positive self- image, healthy relationships and a more gratifying life.
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Photo of Dr Manveer Kaur, Psychologist in West Byfleet, England
Dr Manveer Kaur
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Byfleet KT14
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of treating adults with mental health difficulties, across a range of NHS, charity and private services. I am highly experienced in treating adults (16+) with common mental health difficulties. I offer a warm, compassionate and holistic approach to treatment. I will work together with you to help make sense of your challenges and develop a tailored treatment approach to meet your needs and improve your quality of life.
I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of treating adults with mental health difficulties, across a range of NHS, charity and private services. I am highly experienced in treating adults (16+) with common mental health difficulties. I offer a warm, compassionate and holistic approach to treatment. I will work together with you to help make sense of your challenges and develop a tailored treatment approach to meet your needs and improve your quality of life.
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Liana Allos
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
West Byfleet KT14
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You might want to explore a particular issue, understand yourself better, or you might have a more general sense of feeling anxious, stuck, depressed or dissatisfied. Sometimes, it is hard to find the words for how we feel and to understand why we feel a particular way. Being heard and understood by a professional can be a first step towards relief and lasting change.
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You might want to explore a particular issue, understand yourself better, or you might have a more general sense of feeling anxious, stuck, depressed or dissatisfied. Sometimes, it is hard to find the words for how we feel and to understand why we feel a particular way. Being heard and understood by a professional can be a first step towards relief and lasting change.
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Photo of Colleen Shelswell, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Colleen Shelswell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Byfleet KT14
As an experienced Trauma and bereavement therapist, i work to support all of my adult clients, irrespective of the diverse or differing backgrounds and individual needs & issues that you are dealing with. My kindness and empathetic approach will help you grow in confidence to move forward and away from some behaviours, to find a more positive way of making sense of your thoughts & feelings. Using CBT, ACT, and person centred counselling, I help you understand and reduce worry & anxiety to improve your overall mental well-being by Valuing our therapeutic relationship and supporting you & build trust and improve your future self.
As an experienced Trauma and bereavement therapist, i work to support all of my adult clients, irrespective of the diverse or differing backgrounds and individual needs & issues that you are dealing with. My kindness and empathetic approach will help you grow in confidence to move forward and away from some behaviours, to find a more positive way of making sense of your thoughts & feelings. Using CBT, ACT, and person centred counselling, I help you understand and reduce worry & anxiety to improve your overall mental well-being by Valuing our therapeutic relationship and supporting you & build trust and improve your future self.
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Photo of Tracy Foster, Counsellor in West Byfleet, England
Tracy Foster
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Are you coping with anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, loss, depression, stress, change, low self-esteem or perhaps you are just not feeling as you'd like? Life can be hard and managing feelings or situations can sometimes be overwhelming. Whatever you are faced with, I’m here to support you. I work with adults and teenagers whenever they need support.
Are you coping with anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, loss, depression, stress, change, low self-esteem or perhaps you are just not feeling as you'd like? Life can be hard and managing feelings or situations can sometimes be overwhelming. Whatever you are faced with, I’m here to support you. I work with adults and teenagers whenever they need support.
01372 235947 View 01372 235947
Photo of Sandra Cregg, Counsellor in West Byfleet, England
Sandra Cregg
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Weybridge KT13
When difficult thoughts and emotions are suppressed, they often come out in other ways, either mentally or physically, or both. It is well known that there can be such a huge sense of relief when sharing something extremely distressing that may well have been bottled up inside for days, months, or even years. Counselling and psychotherapy provide an opportunity to talk in private about those difficult thoughts or feelings you might be having, in a way that might be difficult to do so with friends or family.
When difficult thoughts and emotions are suppressed, they often come out in other ways, either mentally or physically, or both. It is well known that there can be such a huge sense of relief when sharing something extremely distressing that may well have been bottled up inside for days, months, or even years. Counselling and psychotherapy provide an opportunity to talk in private about those difficult thoughts or feelings you might be having, in a way that might be difficult to do so with friends or family.
020 3835 2355 View 020 3835 2355
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Collective Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Weybridge KT13
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
01932 504224 View 01932 504224
Photo of Dr Kushangi Patel, Psychologist in West Byfleet, England
Dr Kushangi Patel
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Weybridge KT13
I'm a Clinical Psychologist based in Guildford, providing therapeutic services to young adults and adults aged 16 years and over. I qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2003, and have over twenty years experience supporting and working with adults from a range of diverse backgrounds providing psychological intervention and guidance for a broad spectrum of mental health issues. During my career I have worked mainly in general adult mental health and in addition have specialised in helping people cope with the impact of chronic illness and long-term health conditions.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist based in Guildford, providing therapeutic services to young adults and adults aged 16 years and over. I qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2003, and have over twenty years experience supporting and working with adults from a range of diverse backgrounds providing psychological intervention and guidance for a broad spectrum of mental health issues. During my career I have worked mainly in general adult mental health and in addition have specialised in helping people cope with the impact of chronic illness and long-term health conditions.
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Photo of Elizabeth Cappetta, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Elizabeth Cappetta
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile page. I am a Psychotherapist and Registered Nutritional Therapist with 20 years experience. I am very passionate about helping people and feel very fortunate and privileged to do this kind of work. I offer a very friendly service, as I appreciate it can be a huge step to contact a therapist for the first time. Although I have over the years worked with all kinds of issues, I feel drawn to work in the areas of relationships, stress and depression.I also worked in the corporate world for many years and so have lots of experience of dealing with stress and the pressures of life in this arena.
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile page. I am a Psychotherapist and Registered Nutritional Therapist with 20 years experience. I am very passionate about helping people and feel very fortunate and privileged to do this kind of work. I offer a very friendly service, as I appreciate it can be a huge step to contact a therapist for the first time. Although I have over the years worked with all kinds of issues, I feel drawn to work in the areas of relationships, stress and depression.I also worked in the corporate world for many years and so have lots of experience of dealing with stress and the pressures of life in this arena.
01372 677045 View 01372 677045
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Andy Schiller
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am a UKCP-registered clinical psychotherapist offering short and long-term therapy in Surrey and London. Most of my work is with clients experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety. I understand that the process of therapy may appear daunting and that the first steps take a lot of courage. I also believe we all possess the capacity to make new meaning of our lives and experiences to ease any distress we may experience.
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am a UKCP-registered clinical psychotherapist offering short and long-term therapy in Surrey and London. Most of my work is with clients experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety. I understand that the process of therapy may appear daunting and that the first steps take a lot of courage. I also believe we all possess the capacity to make new meaning of our lives and experiences to ease any distress we may experience.
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Photo of Alison Cruise, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Alison Cruise
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Weybridge KT13
I have experience in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, self harm, low self esteem, attachment issues, early years abuse/trauma, personality disorders, post traumatic disorders, OCD and unexplained physical symptoms. If you have any difficulties of this nature or just feel a bit stuck in your life talking it through with a trained professional can be very helpful. It will help you to make sense of your situation and by developing a better understanding of yourself solutions may well begin to surface.
I have experience in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, self harm, low self esteem, attachment issues, early years abuse/trauma, personality disorders, post traumatic disorders, OCD and unexplained physical symptoms. If you have any difficulties of this nature or just feel a bit stuck in your life talking it through with a trained professional can be very helpful. It will help you to make sense of your situation and by developing a better understanding of yourself solutions may well begin to surface.
07723 477976 View 07723 477976
Photo of Rebecca Capper, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Rebecca Capper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Hello, I’m Rebecca and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overwhelm and perfectionism. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious? Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong? Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships?
Hello, I’m Rebecca and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overwhelm and perfectionism. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious? Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong? Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships?
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Photo of Angela Browne, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Angela Browne
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Addlestone KT15
Transform your life and navigate life's challenges with the support of a caring ally who is committed to your well-being. MindfulTransformation. Together we can create a space to explore your needs in a way that feels right for you. Therapy allows us to make sense of our feelings, behaviours and daily challenges, so we can overcome them with confidence and understanding. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues with partners, friends, our careers and most importantly with ourselves, are all important challenges we face in our lives. Navigating them is not always easy. I can help you with this and more.
Transform your life and navigate life's challenges with the support of a caring ally who is committed to your well-being. MindfulTransformation. Together we can create a space to explore your needs in a way that feels right for you. Therapy allows us to make sense of our feelings, behaviours and daily challenges, so we can overcome them with confidence and understanding. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues with partners, friends, our careers and most importantly with ourselves, are all important challenges we face in our lives. Navigating them is not always easy. I can help you with this and more.
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Photo of Liberty Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Liberty Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Sometimes the first step of reaching out for help takes courage and hopefully you will one day find this to be the right decision. I'm adept at tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of my clients and help them to dive beneath their surface issues and discover underlying causes of distress. I work with a range of people who have various challenges in life such as difficulties with depression, anxiety, early traumas.
Sometimes the first step of reaching out for help takes courage and hopefully you will one day find this to be the right decision. I'm adept at tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of my clients and help them to dive beneath their surface issues and discover underlying causes of distress. I work with a range of people who have various challenges in life such as difficulties with depression, anxiety, early traumas.
01474 558664 View 01474 558664
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Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Weybridge KT13
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
01227 949206 View 01227 949206
Photo of Jane Barnfield Jukes, Psychotherapist in West Byfleet, England
Jane Barnfield Jukes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Addlestone KT15
Jane is an experienced integrative psychotherapist/counsellor who practices using a combination of therapeutic approaches, ensuring that therapy is tailored to meet the individual need, be it short or long term. She currently works with adults, couples and young people with GP referrals and in the public and private sector. She has wide experience of working with depression, anxiety, panic, stress, loss, addiction, life limiting illness, self-harm, eating disorders, phobias and abuse and believes that to be heard in a safe, confidential environment is essential to effective therapy.
Jane is an experienced integrative psychotherapist/counsellor who practices using a combination of therapeutic approaches, ensuring that therapy is tailored to meet the individual need, be it short or long term. She currently works with adults, couples and young people with GP referrals and in the public and private sector. She has wide experience of working with depression, anxiety, panic, stress, loss, addiction, life limiting illness, self-harm, eating disorders, phobias and abuse and believes that to be heard in a safe, confidential environment is essential to effective therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Byfleet

< 10

Counsellors in West Byfleet who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
63% Depression
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in West Byfleet see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Byfleet?

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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.