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Hannah Diamond
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
I am a qualified counsellor who offers a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and emotions about any difficulties you are experiencing in your life. I understand that life can be difficult; we can all feel overwhelmed at times and in need of support. I am passionate about helping people and empowering them to grow and develop to their full potential. Whatever you are going through, I am here to help.
I am a qualified counsellor who offers a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and emotions about any difficulties you are experiencing in your life. I understand that life can be difficult; we can all feel overwhelmed at times and in need of support. I am passionate about helping people and empowering them to grow and develop to their full potential. Whatever you are going through, I am here to help.
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Rachel Podger
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton GU34
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, depressed, sad or angry? Do you need to give yourself time and space to explore these feelings and find some clarity around these feelings and come to an understanding of yourself? To feel more accepting and fulfilled and to be more loving, kind and compassionate towards yourself and others.
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, depressed, sad or angry? Do you need to give yourself time and space to explore these feelings and find some clarity around these feelings and come to an understanding of yourself? To feel more accepting and fulfilled and to be more loving, kind and compassionate towards yourself and others.
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Lindani Moyo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton GU34
I’ve over 20 years experience of working in the social care industry. I am a BA (Hons) degree Level 6 qualified humanistic person-centred counsellor. I have experience in blended work, working with domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, sexual abuse and low mood amongst other presenting life challenges. My work is client- centred and thrive towards other approaches when working 1:1 with clients to help suit the individual needs. I also work with substance misuse, individuals who struggle with alcohol and drug misuse following the 12 step programme using solution focused therapy.
I’ve over 20 years experience of working in the social care industry. I am a BA (Hons) degree Level 6 qualified humanistic person-centred counsellor. I have experience in blended work, working with domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, sexual abuse and low mood amongst other presenting life challenges. My work is client- centred and thrive towards other approaches when working 1:1 with clients to help suit the individual needs. I also work with substance misuse, individuals who struggle with alcohol and drug misuse following the 12 step programme using solution focused therapy.
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Rachel Sheridan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Counselling can help you work through troubling emotions, thoughts or behaviour. This might include recurring thoughts, anxiety, depression and compulsive or unwanted behaviour. Counselling can also provide a space for those who wish to explore issues from their past including childhood and how these may be impacting them today. Sometimes clients find a few sessions just having the space and time to voice their concerns helps them to clarify things and make connections. Other clients will want to look more deeply into their past and current issues and may require more sessions. I work with individual adults (aged 18+).
Counselling can help you work through troubling emotions, thoughts or behaviour. This might include recurring thoughts, anxiety, depression and compulsive or unwanted behaviour. Counselling can also provide a space for those who wish to explore issues from their past including childhood and how these may be impacting them today. Sometimes clients find a few sessions just having the space and time to voice their concerns helps them to clarify things and make connections. Other clients will want to look more deeply into their past and current issues and may require more sessions. I work with individual adults (aged 18+).
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Julie Jenner
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alton GU34  (Online Only)
For waitlist, please go to talkhelps/contact. Many of my clients are neurodivergent, whether already diagnosed or looking into it. I will support you to look at what difficulties you have now which could use a new direction. We will explore what you would like to change, and look at what solutions work for you. Sometimes this will include looking back to discover repeated behaviours, areas where you have been hurt many times, and begin to look at what you can do differently to find a happier and healthier way to live your life. People and relationships often come into the work, and can show further areas where you could be happier.
For waitlist, please go to talkhelps/contact. Many of my clients are neurodivergent, whether already diagnosed or looking into it. I will support you to look at what difficulties you have now which could use a new direction. We will explore what you would like to change, and look at what solutions work for you. Sometimes this will include looking back to discover repeated behaviours, areas where you have been hurt many times, and begin to look at what you can do differently to find a happier and healthier way to live your life. People and relationships often come into the work, and can show further areas where you could be happier.
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Inside Out Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
I believe that you cannot underestimate the power of truly being 'heard' & my role is to genuinely listen so that I can better empathise, support and accompany you on your journey. I have a particular passion for supporting the parents and carers of children/young people who have experienced trauma. 'Trauma Informed Principles' underpin my whole practice. My role is to provide a safe relationship. My hope is that you're able to develop greater self-awareness & acceptance, leading to positive changes in your behaviour, relationships, and overall well-being. "People start to heal the moment they feel heard."
I believe that you cannot underestimate the power of truly being 'heard' & my role is to genuinely listen so that I can better empathise, support and accompany you on your journey. I have a particular passion for supporting the parents and carers of children/young people who have experienced trauma. 'Trauma Informed Principles' underpin my whole practice. My role is to provide a safe relationship. My hope is that you're able to develop greater self-awareness & acceptance, leading to positive changes in your behaviour, relationships, and overall well-being. "People start to heal the moment they feel heard."
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Bee Hale Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton GU34
Do you feel anxious, depressed or worried? Maybe you have concerns within your relationship or your family? Are you finding it hard to cope, feeling no one understands you? Do you feel alone with your worries? Our life is an ever evolving journey. Everyone experiences ups and also downs from time to time as we travel along. Occasionally we might find ourselves struggling, or even stuck... unable to move forward in the way that we wish to. ​ Talking to friends or family may be difficult for you for various reasons. At times like these, it can be helpful to talk to a trained professional who is unbiased and uninvolved. ​
Do you feel anxious, depressed or worried? Maybe you have concerns within your relationship or your family? Are you finding it hard to cope, feeling no one understands you? Do you feel alone with your worries? Our life is an ever evolving journey. Everyone experiences ups and also downs from time to time as we travel along. Occasionally we might find ourselves struggling, or even stuck... unable to move forward in the way that we wish to. ​ Talking to friends or family may be difficult for you for various reasons. At times like these, it can be helpful to talk to a trained professional who is unbiased and uninvolved. ​
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Colin Chapman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
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Christine Eliot
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Welcome, my name is Chris Eliot and I run my private practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor form my base in Alton, Hampshire. My work as an integrative psychotherapist is underpinned by 30 years; experience of working in the NHS and private sector.
Welcome, my name is Chris Eliot and I run my private practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor form my base in Alton, Hampshire. My work as an integrative psychotherapist is underpinned by 30 years; experience of working in the NHS and private sector.
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Photo of Louise Barker, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Louise Barker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Are you looking for a psychological therapist who provides a safe place for you or your child to be listened to and also equips you with lifelong knowledge and skills to take care of your emotional and mental health? I have 30 years experience working with adults, children and young people in a variety of NHS settings. This has included providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults and young people overcoming addiction, providing specialist assessment and therapy programmes for children and families in an NHS CAMHS team and more recently providing psychological therapy for people with depression and anxiety problems.
Are you looking for a psychological therapist who provides a safe place for you or your child to be listened to and also equips you with lifelong knowledge and skills to take care of your emotional and mental health? I have 30 years experience working with adults, children and young people in a variety of NHS settings. This has included providing cognitive behavioural therapy for adults and young people overcoming addiction, providing specialist assessment and therapy programmes for children and families in an NHS CAMHS team and more recently providing psychological therapy for people with depression and anxiety problems.
07394 824978 View 07394 824978
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Lisa Maltby Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
I work in a very individually tailored way, I believe in the healing potential within each person and my focus is upon building a strong therapy relationship to facilitate support, awareness, insight and personal growth towards changes. I have over 17 years experience working with adolescents, parents and professionals . I work with a number of clients dealing with trauma, anxiety , depression and bereavement and loss . Other issues I work with include relationships, self-esteem, post-natal depression , transition and changes , divorce, separation . Adolescent and young adult issues include body image, eating disorders, depression.
I work in a very individually tailored way, I believe in the healing potential within each person and my focus is upon building a strong therapy relationship to facilitate support, awareness, insight and personal growth towards changes. I have over 17 years experience working with adolescents, parents and professionals . I work with a number of clients dealing with trauma, anxiety , depression and bereavement and loss . Other issues I work with include relationships, self-esteem, post-natal depression , transition and changes , divorce, separation . Adolescent and young adult issues include body image, eating disorders, depression.
07480 535812 View 07480 535812
Photo of Annabel Hannam, MBACP, Counsellor
Annabel Hannam
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue, such as anxiety, abuse, bereavement or perhaps you are feeling stuck or out of sorts. Whether you are facing personal struggles, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I see counselling as an opportunity for you to safely explore your emotions and to help you develop coping strategies. Life experiences can leave us feeling angry, ashamed, anxious, and sad. I believe that we don't have to be identified by these experiences. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space.
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue, such as anxiety, abuse, bereavement or perhaps you are feeling stuck or out of sorts. Whether you are facing personal struggles, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I see counselling as an opportunity for you to safely explore your emotions and to help you develop coping strategies. Life experiences can leave us feeling angry, ashamed, anxious, and sad. I believe that we don't have to be identified by these experiences. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space.
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Photo of Candice Collins, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Candice Collins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and present situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and present situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
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Photo of Elizabeth (Known As Jayne) Jayne Cookson, MBACP, Counsellor
Elizabeth (Known As Jayne) Jayne Cookson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton GU34
I have over 15 years of experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with people with a wide variety of issues, such as relationship issues, anxiety, stress, loss and depression. My aim is to help you achieve what you need to feel happier in your life feeling listened to and understood. Repeating old patterns and ways may lead us to feel unhappy with ourselves and our lives. I will help you work through things that may be keeping you stuck and find new ways to move forward, helping you to be more the way you want to be.
I have over 15 years of experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with people with a wide variety of issues, such as relationship issues, anxiety, stress, loss and depression. My aim is to help you achieve what you need to feel happier in your life feeling listened to and understood. Repeating old patterns and ways may lead us to feel unhappy with ourselves and our lives. I will help you work through things that may be keeping you stuck and find new ways to move forward, helping you to be more the way you want to be.
07492 885653 View 07492 885653
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Terence Bond
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton GU34
Reached a crossroads in life ? Walk & Talk Therapy Can Help You Move Forward. Feeling limited by traditional therapy? Walk & talk therapy offers a dynamic and engaging option. We can explore your concerns outdoors to: Reduce Stress & Anxiety. Physical activity is a proven stress reliever. Fresh air and sunshine can further boost your mood. Gain Clarity & Focus. Movement can stimulate new thoughts and perspectives. Talking while walking can help you work through challenges more effectively. You set the pace and direction while I offer a supportive space for self discovery. Ready to Take the First Step? Contact me today
Reached a crossroads in life ? Walk & Talk Therapy Can Help You Move Forward. Feeling limited by traditional therapy? Walk & talk therapy offers a dynamic and engaging option. We can explore your concerns outdoors to: Reduce Stress & Anxiety. Physical activity is a proven stress reliever. Fresh air and sunshine can further boost your mood. Gain Clarity & Focus. Movement can stimulate new thoughts and perspectives. Talking while walking can help you work through challenges more effectively. You set the pace and direction while I offer a supportive space for self discovery. Ready to Take the First Step? Contact me today
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Photo of Lisa Hopcroft, MBACP, Counsellor
Lisa Hopcroft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy in life or unfulfilled. Do you need time and space to voice whats on your mind, the challenges you're facing or the emotional weight you're carrying? Counselling can help. I work with young people and adults to help navigate life’s challenges. My experience is within the NHS as a youth counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk, helping you explore your thoughts and feelings so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. Having experienced a difficult childhood myself I understand how important it is to get the right support.
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy in life or unfulfilled. Do you need time and space to voice whats on your mind, the challenges you're facing or the emotional weight you're carrying? Counselling can help. I work with young people and adults to help navigate life’s challenges. My experience is within the NHS as a youth counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk, helping you explore your thoughts and feelings so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. Having experienced a difficult childhood myself I understand how important it is to get the right support.
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Eos counselling and psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Feeling overwhelmed by life? Struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, or troubled relationships? I'm Dawn Henley, an experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I help individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. Whether you're facing emotional difficulties, communication issues, or unhealthy patterns, I can support you in finding peace, connection, and fulfilment. Together, we can create a personalised plan for your healing journey, drawing on a range of evidence-based therapies. Let's silence your inner critic and empower you to build stronger, healthier relationships.
Feeling overwhelmed by life? Struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, or troubled relationships? I'm Dawn Henley, an experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I help individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. Whether you're facing emotional difficulties, communication issues, or unhealthy patterns, I can support you in finding peace, connection, and fulfilment. Together, we can create a personalised plan for your healing journey, drawing on a range of evidence-based therapies. Let's silence your inner critic and empower you to build stronger, healthier relationships.
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Photo of Tony Capon, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Tony Capon
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
When we find ourselves in a place where our thoughts, feelings or behaviours are impacting upon our daily lives, counselling and psychotherapy sessions offer an opportunity to understand why this is happening, make positive changes for the better, and move forward to where we want to be.
When we find ourselves in a place where our thoughts, feelings or behaviours are impacting upon our daily lives, counselling and psychotherapy sessions offer an opportunity to understand why this is happening, make positive changes for the better, and move forward to where we want to be.
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Maria Casey
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
There are many levels of suffering and life struggles, and I’m fully aware that not everyone has had the comfort of a secure foundation in their earlier years – which is why I’ll always strive to provide a supportive, caring and friendly environment to help you feel at ease. One thing that’s true about therapy are the healing benefits of being able to offload with someone who isn’t involved in the rest of your life. A safe space to talk can relieve the heavy burden of whatever is weighing you down. Your uniqueness will always be valued, and I’ll never underestimate the privilege to hear your life story.
There are many levels of suffering and life struggles, and I’m fully aware that not everyone has had the comfort of a secure foundation in their earlier years – which is why I’ll always strive to provide a supportive, caring and friendly environment to help you feel at ease. One thing that’s true about therapy are the healing benefits of being able to offload with someone who isn’t involved in the rest of your life. A safe space to talk can relieve the heavy burden of whatever is weighing you down. Your uniqueness will always be valued, and I’ll never underestimate the privilege to hear your life story.
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Photo of Lucy Whittome, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Lucy Whittome
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Alton GU34
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or loss? Counselling can offer a helpful space to talk through your feelings and start to make sense of things. I will work with you and your goals to help you start to let some light back in through the cracks.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or loss? Counselling can offer a helpful space to talk through your feelings and start to make sense of things. I will work with you and your goals to help you start to let some light back in through the cracks.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in GU34

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in GU34 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
90% Depression
90% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% AXA PPP
50% Vitality
42% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in GU34 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU34?

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.