Photo of Judith Holland, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Judith Holland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
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Photo of Sarah Preston, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Preston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
If you are struggling with relationships, loss, stress, or feeling lost and overwhelmed, you might feel like you’re stuck, don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, how to say it or even fully understand what we are feeling; it’s often not just one thing that we are feeling but a complex mix of different emotions. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
If you are struggling with relationships, loss, stress, or feeling lost and overwhelmed, you might feel like you’re stuck, don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, how to say it or even fully understand what we are feeling; it’s often not just one thing that we are feeling but a complex mix of different emotions. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
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Patricia Broadhurst Therapy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
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Be Better Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
As a fully-qualified and experienced counsellor, I take a holistic approach to person centred therapy. I believe firmly in the importance of building up a strong relationship with my clients in order to improve their self-esteem and empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives. Offering a non-judgemental and approachable listening ear, it’s my mission to help those who need it most, especially those who have already had a negative experience of counselling, I practice in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
As a fully-qualified and experienced counsellor, I take a holistic approach to person centred therapy. I believe firmly in the importance of building up a strong relationship with my clients in order to improve their self-esteem and empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives. Offering a non-judgemental and approachable listening ear, it’s my mission to help those who need it most, especially those who have already had a negative experience of counselling, I practice in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
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Keisha Popple
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
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Photo of Karen Anne Jones - Clover Therapies, BACP, Counsellor
Clover Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
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Photo of Chrissy Mostyn, MBACP, Counsellor
Chrissy Mostyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because earlier in my life therapy helped me through anxiety and an eating disorder. So I know what it feels like on the other side too! I believe deeply in the therapeutic process and I am living proof that healing and recovery can change your life for the better. Working with me, we will create a space where you can feel totally safe to open up all the issues affecting you, discuss them and explore them and hopefully help you find the clarity and direction for you to move forward in a positive way.
I became a therapist because earlier in my life therapy helped me through anxiety and an eating disorder. So I know what it feels like on the other side too! I believe deeply in the therapeutic process and I am living proof that healing and recovery can change your life for the better. Working with me, we will create a space where you can feel totally safe to open up all the issues affecting you, discuss them and explore them and hopefully help you find the clarity and direction for you to move forward in a positive way.
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FettleBee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Life can be painful and upsetting. Are you looking for a safe, relaxing space where you can talk openly and in confidence to someone who will listen and understand what you are going through? I can provide an opportunity for you to talk about things that are difficult to share with others. I can help you to feel better about yourself, your problems and better understand yourself and your feelings, or even to find meaning from life. You can discuss your issues with me without being judged or criticised, with acceptance and empathy.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Life can be painful and upsetting. Are you looking for a safe, relaxing space where you can talk openly and in confidence to someone who will listen and understand what you are going through? I can provide an opportunity for you to talk about things that are difficult to share with others. I can help you to feel better about yourself, your problems and better understand yourself and your feelings, or even to find meaning from life. You can discuss your issues with me without being judged or criticised, with acceptance and empathy.
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Photo of Kerry Thorpe - Kerry Thorpe Therapy, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Kerry Thorpe Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
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David Herschell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN3
For the past 16 years I have offered clients a therapeutic approach that has helped them develop an inner compass; a means by which to find themselves when lost, guide them through the storm, and secure anchor in a safe harbour. It is an approach that enables the letting go of unhelpful learning and habits such as self-criticism, guilt, fear and shame; promoting the acceptance of self and other. And it is from that place that we can return to our exploring... meeting life... with compassion, curiosity and creative wonder.
For the past 16 years I have offered clients a therapeutic approach that has helped them develop an inner compass; a means by which to find themselves when lost, guide them through the storm, and secure anchor in a safe harbour. It is an approach that enables the letting go of unhelpful learning and habits such as self-criticism, guilt, fear and shame; promoting the acceptance of self and other. And it is from that place that we can return to our exploring... meeting life... with compassion, curiosity and creative wonder.
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Photo of Ray Cruise, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Ray Cruise
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
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Photo of Guy Turnbull, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Guy Turnbull
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN8
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
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Photo of Sara Luisa - Papillon Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist
Papillon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
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Claire Nicola Badham
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
I am a Person Centred Therapist and supervisor. I practice near to the centre of Wigan. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental environment, where you will feel safe to explore any issues you may have. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship difficulties. I am able to offer a telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes to enable us to see if you feel you can work with me, or if counselling is the best option for you. If I feel that another therapy would be more beneficial, I will inform you of this.
I am a Person Centred Therapist and supervisor. I practice near to the centre of Wigan. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental environment, where you will feel safe to explore any issues you may have. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship difficulties. I am able to offer a telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes to enable us to see if you feel you can work with me, or if counselling is the best option for you. If I feel that another therapy would be more beneficial, I will inform you of this.
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Photo of Karen Boyd-Pomfrett, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Boyd-Pomfrett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN5
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
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Photo of Chloe Mason - CM Wellness, MBACP, Psychotherapist
CM Wellness
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
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Photo of Chloe Davies, BACP, Counsellor
Chloe Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
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Photo of Claire Duchateau, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Claire Duchateau
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
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Photo of Estelle Harrison, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Estelle Harrison
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4  (Online Only)
If you're feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; if you're experiencing stress, burnout or battling adversity; if you're dealing with complex or difficult relationships, grieving or managing change/loss in your life, or if you are simply looking to improve your self-awareness and develop healthier coping strategies - counselling can be a useful way to help you understand yourself better so you can live life more confidently and enjoy greater personal fulfilment. My aim to is put you and ease so you feel comfortable exploring the things that matter to you.
If you're feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; if you're experiencing stress, burnout or battling adversity; if you're dealing with complex or difficult relationships, grieving or managing change/loss in your life, or if you are simply looking to improve your self-awareness and develop healthier coping strategies - counselling can be a useful way to help you understand yourself better so you can live life more confidently and enjoy greater personal fulfilment. My aim to is put you and ease so you feel comfortable exploring the things that matter to you.
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Photo of Karen Nolan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wigan

60+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Wigan who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
86% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Bupa
43% Health Assured
38% Vitality

How Counsellors in Wigan see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wigan?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.