Counselling in ME14

Photo of Ewelina Biesiada Trauma Informed Therapeutic Coaching in ME14, England
Ewelina Biesiada Trauma Informed Therapeutic Coaching
Verified Verified
Maidstone ME14  (Online Only)
Learning to accept the truth about needing help is sometimes the hardest part. It is however a process not an event. If you suffered chronic stress as a child or in the early years of adulthood, chances are, you amazingly created a lot of coping mechanisms that have helped you survive the situation. But what tends to happen with trauma is that we get stuck in those patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and unless unpacked, they are impossible to change, even though they stopped serving you long time ago.
Learning to accept the truth about needing help is sometimes the hardest part. It is however a process not an event. If you suffered chronic stress as a child or in the early years of adulthood, chances are, you amazingly created a lot of coping mechanisms that have helped you survive the situation. But what tends to happen with trauma is that we get stuck in those patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and unless unpacked, they are impossible to change, even though they stopped serving you long time ago.
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Photo of Hannah Bunclark, Counsellor in ME14, England
Hannah Bunclark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental space for anyone struggling, whether that be with anxiety, depression, addiction or general worries & concerns. Feeling heard & understood can make so much difference & ill support you, walk beside you, exploring your emotions & discovering where you want to be in your life.
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental space for anyone struggling, whether that be with anxiety, depression, addiction or general worries & concerns. Feeling heard & understood can make so much difference & ill support you, walk beside you, exploring your emotions & discovering where you want to be in your life.
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Photo of Kat Blunt, Counsellor in ME14, England
Kat Blunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times, making us feel lonely, sad, anxious and stressed. Our thoughts can become unclear, tangled up and sometimes we just cannot stop overthinking. We can even isolate ourselves and feel like there is no way out. Counselling can be a safe and non-judgmental form of relating that might bring a positive change, more clarity and a deeper understanding of our feelings, thoughts and the ways we behave.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times, making us feel lonely, sad, anxious and stressed. Our thoughts can become unclear, tangled up and sometimes we just cannot stop overthinking. We can even isolate ourselves and feel like there is no way out. Counselling can be a safe and non-judgmental form of relating that might bring a positive change, more clarity and a deeper understanding of our feelings, thoughts and the ways we behave.
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Personal Freedom Therapies Limited
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My ideal client would be someone who has become disillusioned with life, has suffered with a drop in self confidence or self esteem. Particularly those who are affected by relationship difficulties.
My ideal client would be someone who has become disillusioned with life, has suffered with a drop in self confidence or self esteem. Particularly those who are affected by relationship difficulties.
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Photo of Melanie Brooks in ME14, England
Melanie Brooks
Verified Verified
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
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Photo of Jonathan Smith, Psychotherapist in ME14, England
Jonathan Smith
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Anxiety or depression can manifest in many different ways: difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, lack of enjoyment in favoured activities, lessening attention span, loss of or lack of identity, difficulty in clear thought or intrusive thoughts to name just a few. At times it's not always clear why we feel the way we do, perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or are engaging in patterns of behaviour which are negatively affecting your life. Conversely you may be all too aware of events or relationships which have or are affecting your mental wellbeing and wish to explore these in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Anxiety or depression can manifest in many different ways: difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, lack of enjoyment in favoured activities, lessening attention span, loss of or lack of identity, difficulty in clear thought or intrusive thoughts to name just a few. At times it's not always clear why we feel the way we do, perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or are engaging in patterns of behaviour which are negatively affecting your life. Conversely you may be all too aware of events or relationships which have or are affecting your mental wellbeing and wish to explore these in a supportive and nurturing environment.
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Photo of Dawn Bell, Counsellor in ME14, England
Dawn Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious/depressed, alone? Do you feel that you may have been the victim of narcissistic abuse or domestic violence? Maybe you are still in this relationship and finding it difficult to leave? Searching for a counsellor can be a tough process. I know you may find it extremely difficult to make that first contact, especially when you feel at your most vulnerable. I will help to put you at ease by providing a safe and confidential environment, where you will be listened to. This will be a space for you to explore your feelings without being judged or given advice. I will support you and help you to find some clarity.
Are you feeling anxious/depressed, alone? Do you feel that you may have been the victim of narcissistic abuse or domestic violence? Maybe you are still in this relationship and finding it difficult to leave? Searching for a counsellor can be a tough process. I know you may find it extremely difficult to make that first contact, especially when you feel at your most vulnerable. I will help to put you at ease by providing a safe and confidential environment, where you will be listened to. This will be a space for you to explore your feelings without being judged or given advice. I will support you and help you to find some clarity.
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Photo of Jane Collings, Counsellor in ME14, England
Jane Collings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
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Photo of Chantelle Bourne, Counsellor in ME14, England
Chantelle Bourne
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified and NCPS accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. I will help you identify and challenge irrational thoughts, beliefs and behaviours and work towards changing them to more helpful, rational ways as a means of finding a new perspective. I support adults with issues such as anxiety, OCD, healthy anxiety, social anxiety, low mood and emotional problems such as anger, guilt, jealousy, low self-esteem and shame.
I am a fully qualified and NCPS accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. I will help you identify and challenge irrational thoughts, beliefs and behaviours and work towards changing them to more helpful, rational ways as a means of finding a new perspective. I support adults with issues such as anxiety, OCD, healthy anxiety, social anxiety, low mood and emotional problems such as anger, guilt, jealousy, low self-esteem and shame.
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Photo of Laura-Lee D'Souza, Counsellor in ME14, England
Laura-Lee D'Souza
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and an experienced Person-Centred Humanistic counsellor. How would it be to be heard, valued and supported? Sometimes the relief of just being able to express how we really feel, can be a lifeline! Would you like to stop judging and second guessing yourself? Want to be a little more comfortable in decision making? Could life be easier if you could find a way to set healthy boundaries? Would you like to understand, what might be holding you back in life? Do you want to grow in confidence and resilience? Our counselling sessions would give you a space where you are not rushed, judged or pressured.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and an experienced Person-Centred Humanistic counsellor. How would it be to be heard, valued and supported? Sometimes the relief of just being able to express how we really feel, can be a lifeline! Would you like to stop judging and second guessing yourself? Want to be a little more comfortable in decision making? Could life be easier if you could find a way to set healthy boundaries? Would you like to understand, what might be holding you back in life? Do you want to grow in confidence and resilience? Our counselling sessions would give you a space where you are not rushed, judged or pressured.
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Photo of Natasha Singh, Counsellor in ME14, England
Natasha Singh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome. By offering compassion, new information and an emphasis on finding solutions, my clients find themselves ‘working’ and having ‘hope’ from the first session. I am an Accredited Counsellor, PICT Psychotherapist, Registered Adoption Counsellor, and PICT Clinical Supervisor. I provide pathways of resolution for the effects of trauma, abuse, anxiety and ongoing issues that affect your daily functioning and quality of life. Since 2004, I’ve successfully built and nurtured a thriving therapy practice working with adults. I have acquired substantial training and experience working in public and private industries.
Welcome. By offering compassion, new information and an emphasis on finding solutions, my clients find themselves ‘working’ and having ‘hope’ from the first session. I am an Accredited Counsellor, PICT Psychotherapist, Registered Adoption Counsellor, and PICT Clinical Supervisor. I provide pathways of resolution for the effects of trauma, abuse, anxiety and ongoing issues that affect your daily functioning and quality of life. Since 2004, I’ve successfully built and nurtured a thriving therapy practice working with adults. I have acquired substantial training and experience working in public and private industries.
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Photo of AG Therapeutic Counselling , Counsellor in ME14, England
AG Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi I'm Alice, Does your anxiety or stress feel overwhelming and difficult to cope with? I specialise in helping clients to understand and manage their anxiety. Counselling empowers you and is life changing. I work with clients whose anxiety is a result of unresolved childhood issues, feeling' different', or have lost a sense of who they are. This impacts on relationships, self esteem, and health. I bring an experienced perspective to the difficulties clients have managing new situations or differences in culture, values, and beliefs. My clients express relief at releasing their shame, loss, or pain. As they heal, they move forward.
Hi I'm Alice, Does your anxiety or stress feel overwhelming and difficult to cope with? I specialise in helping clients to understand and manage their anxiety. Counselling empowers you and is life changing. I work with clients whose anxiety is a result of unresolved childhood issues, feeling' different', or have lost a sense of who they are. This impacts on relationships, self esteem, and health. I bring an experienced perspective to the difficulties clients have managing new situations or differences in culture, values, and beliefs. My clients express relief at releasing their shame, loss, or pain. As they heal, they move forward.
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Photo of Maria Delasaux, Counsellor in ME14, England
Maria Delasaux
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
There are often many reasons that bring people to counselling. Perhaps you are feeling lonely or disconnected from the people around you. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone about making changes in your life, or maybe you are feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed, and would like a little extra support to help you through a difficult time. Perhaps you can't quite put your finger on what is wrong, and would like somewhere to express yourself and make sense of your thoughts and feelings?
There are often many reasons that bring people to counselling. Perhaps you are feeling lonely or disconnected from the people around you. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone about making changes in your life, or maybe you are feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed, and would like a little extra support to help you through a difficult time. Perhaps you can't quite put your finger on what is wrong, and would like somewhere to express yourself and make sense of your thoughts and feelings?
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Photo of Michaela Flury Counselling, Counsellor in ME14, England
Michaela Flury Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am an experienced BACP Accredited, offering counselling and CBT. I have a specialism in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault; working with trauma and PTSD. I see clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, bullying, gender identity, self-harm, phobias and addictions. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to help promote growth and change.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am an experienced BACP Accredited, offering counselling and CBT. I have a specialism in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault; working with trauma and PTSD. I see clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, bullying, gender identity, self-harm, phobias and addictions. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to help promote growth and change.
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Photo of Neera Chaudhary, Counsellor in ME14, England
Neera Chaudhary
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maidstone ME14  (Online Only)
We all struggle at times and processing the world feels impossible. When our minds won’t stop racing and we can’t find a way to move forward. I’m here to support you through these times. I offer a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space, for you to share and explore what’s going on for you. Together we can look at making positive changes to make things more manageable. I work in a humanistic way, using an integrative style by adapting my therapy to what suits your needs. This could range from working on things in the present to working on trauma that has affected you from childhood.
We all struggle at times and processing the world feels impossible. When our minds won’t stop racing and we can’t find a way to move forward. I’m here to support you through these times. I offer a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space, for you to share and explore what’s going on for you. Together we can look at making positive changes to make things more manageable. I work in a humanistic way, using an integrative style by adapting my therapy to what suits your needs. This could range from working on things in the present to working on trauma that has affected you from childhood.
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Photo of Garry Ebrey, Counsellor in ME14, England
Garry Ebrey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are feeling anxious or depressed, if you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship or a bereavement, or if you just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Believe in yourself, you can do this. I believe in you. You're not alone. Let's embark on this journey together. I am here to support you every step of the way. I offer compassionate and confidential counselling services tailored to your unique needs. I aim to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and begin a journey of healing and personal growth.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed, if you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship or a bereavement, or if you just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Believe in yourself, you can do this. I believe in you. You're not alone. Let's embark on this journey together. I am here to support you every step of the way. I offer compassionate and confidential counselling services tailored to your unique needs. I aim to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and begin a journey of healing and personal growth.
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Photo of Michelle Swann, Counsellor in ME14, England
Michelle Swann
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified counsellor based in Maidstone offering a warm, safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. You may looking to seek clarity, find contentment, talk about family issues or simply breath and talk about your day. You might be experiencing anxiety and need support to talk about how it impacts on your life and explore ways of challenging some of your thinking errors. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I am here to listen to you.
I am a qualified counsellor based in Maidstone offering a warm, safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. You may looking to seek clarity, find contentment, talk about family issues or simply breath and talk about your day. You might be experiencing anxiety and need support to talk about how it impacts on your life and explore ways of challenging some of your thinking errors. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I am here to listen to you.
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Photo of Simon Paul Hardy, Counsellor in ME14, England
Simon Paul Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
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Photo of Helen Cannings, Counsellor in ME14, England
Helen Cannings
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
If you are seeking counselling for the first time, or want to reconnect with therapy, it can feel a bit daunting trying to choose a therapist. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is the key, so I offer a free initial consultation. Come along or call me for a 20 minute, no obligation, conversation to help you make up your mind. If we decide to work together, my aim will be to provide a safe and professional space where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship which will enable you to talk freely about whatever it is that brings you to therapy.
If you are seeking counselling for the first time, or want to reconnect with therapy, it can feel a bit daunting trying to choose a therapist. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is the key, so I offer a free initial consultation. Come along or call me for a 20 minute, no obligation, conversation to help you make up your mind. If we decide to work together, my aim will be to provide a safe and professional space where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship which will enable you to talk freely about whatever it is that brings you to therapy.
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Photo of Serenity Psychotherapy, Counsellor in ME14, England
Serenity Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I use an integrative approach and my style is focused on empathy and respect. My focus is to help you alleviate your pain and discover how your feelings and thoughts are affecting your life. I will help you understand your life experiences and how they may have led you to be feeling unhappy, anxious, or confused.
I use an integrative approach and my style is focused on empathy and respect. My focus is to help you alleviate your pain and discover how your feelings and thoughts are affecting your life. I will help you understand your life experiences and how they may have led you to be feeling unhappy, anxious, or confused.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ME14

70+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in ME14 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
78% Stress
65% Bereavement
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
44% AXA PPP
38% Bupa

How Counsellors in ME14 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ME14?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.