Counselling in Portadown

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Malgorzata Korbal-Swiniarska
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I am a psychologist and therapist under training to prepare for my MA of clinical psychology and quality of life psychology. I have completed postgraduate studies in psychotraumatology. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, bereavement, anxiety, suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior. I run an individual practice, adapting therapy methods to the client's needs. The age of the client isn't important to me, it's just a number, what matters is the interior of a person. My priority is to develop simple techniques that can be used in everyday life to improve your way of thinking and your lifestyle.
I am a psychologist and therapist under training to prepare for my MA of clinical psychology and quality of life psychology. I have completed postgraduate studies in psychotraumatology. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, bereavement, anxiety, suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior. I run an individual practice, adapting therapy methods to the client's needs. The age of the client isn't important to me, it's just a number, what matters is the interior of a person. My priority is to develop simple techniques that can be used in everyday life to improve your way of thinking and your lifestyle.
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Nicola Atkins
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portadown BT63
I am a BACP accredited therapist, BA (1:1), MA (1:1), MA (1:1) with 7 years' experience. My specialism is in trauma-focused therapy. This is a very specific model of working that requires care and competence. I aim to help you feel relaxed, safe, and assured that your issues will be treated with respect, gentleness and professionalism. I offer evidence-based interventions to suit your presentation and preference. At its best, therapy is focused and productive without being overwhelming or coercive. I am pleased to now offer post-cult and spiritual abuse counselling.
I am a BACP accredited therapist, BA (1:1), MA (1:1), MA (1:1) with 7 years' experience. My specialism is in trauma-focused therapy. This is a very specific model of working that requires care and competence. I aim to help you feel relaxed, safe, and assured that your issues will be treated with respect, gentleness and professionalism. I offer evidence-based interventions to suit your presentation and preference. At its best, therapy is focused and productive without being overwhelming or coercive. I am pleased to now offer post-cult and spiritual abuse counselling.
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Karen Moore
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
Let's face it, life can be a struggle. As we do our best to navigate our way through there are times when we come to the end of our own resources. It's ok to ask for help and that might be very thing that gives you a different perspective on your situation. Your circumstances may not change but how you think about them can. You don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from counselling. You may feel that your life is not as you expected it to be. Counselling can give you the space to visualise your dreams and understand the parts that have been holding you back from living your best life.
Let's face it, life can be a struggle. As we do our best to navigate our way through there are times when we come to the end of our own resources. It's ok to ask for help and that might be very thing that gives you a different perspective on your situation. Your circumstances may not change but how you think about them can. You don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from counselling. You may feel that your life is not as you expected it to be. Counselling can give you the space to visualise your dreams and understand the parts that have been holding you back from living your best life.
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Karen Lavery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of BACP. I have substantial experience working with young people and adults. My approach is integrative so I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients. I have experience working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, relationship issues, low self esteem and self harm.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of BACP. I have substantial experience working with young people and adults. My approach is integrative so I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients. I have experience working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, relationship issues, low self esteem and self harm.
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Catriona Walsh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I am a professional qualified counsellor centred in Portadown, Craigavon and Armagh (ABC) area. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment. I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, trauma, working with anger issues, panic disorder, low self-esteem, low self confidence and suicidal ideation. I also specialise in working with clients with Epilepsy, from my own personal experience of living with epilepsy within the family I can help you find ways to apply coping strategies, develop self awareness and set goals for your future.
I am a professional qualified counsellor centred in Portadown, Craigavon and Armagh (ABC) area. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment. I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, trauma, working with anger issues, panic disorder, low self-esteem, low self confidence and suicidal ideation. I also specialise in working with clients with Epilepsy, from my own personal experience of living with epilepsy within the family I can help you find ways to apply coping strategies, develop self awareness and set goals for your future.
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Joan Cummings
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portadown BT62
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
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Heal To Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portadown BT62
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
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Stephanie McKernan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
Hi, My name is Stephanie. I am a clinical supervisor and an accredited integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. I work collaboratively with you in a client led way to help you explore and understand what is on your mind, within a safe space. I have 10 years experience working with both adults and young people (11-25 years), presenting with a range of issues e.g. childhood issues, family issues, trauma, domestic abuse, stress, substance misuse and general struggles in life.
Hi, My name is Stephanie. I am a clinical supervisor and an accredited integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. I work collaboratively with you in a client led way to help you explore and understand what is on your mind, within a safe space. I have 10 years experience working with both adults and young people (11-25 years), presenting with a range of issues e.g. childhood issues, family issues, trauma, domestic abuse, stress, substance misuse and general struggles in life.
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Joanne Mckenna
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portadown BT62
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
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Natasha Downey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portadown BT63
Thank you for viewing my profile. Choosing the right counsellor for YOU is so important. We all have different needs. It is important you choose a counsellor who understands your needs and will tailor their approach accordingly. I am a qualified integrative counsellor with a strong person-centred core. Through experience and training I have developed knowledge and skills to help you work through issues relating to anxiety, depression, relationships, chronic illness, neurodivergence and low self-esteem. As your counsellor, I will help facilitate your journey of self awareness and acceptance, leading to positive action and growth.
Thank you for viewing my profile. Choosing the right counsellor for YOU is so important. We all have different needs. It is important you choose a counsellor who understands your needs and will tailor their approach accordingly. I am a qualified integrative counsellor with a strong person-centred core. Through experience and training I have developed knowledge and skills to help you work through issues relating to anxiety, depression, relationships, chronic illness, neurodivergence and low self-esteem. As your counsellor, I will help facilitate your journey of self awareness and acceptance, leading to positive action and growth.
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Sharon Hagan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I provide gentle, kind, effective therapy to help you through distress, despair, and difficult life issues. Text O7902 429787 for quick reply/session. You CAN heal, thrive, and love life again! Going through things alone is tough and can keep us stuck, but 1-1 therapy can really help. Coping techniques, insights and self knowledge provide relief, healing and ways forward.. Or it may be you just want to be heard, or brainstorm and that's OK too! You can arrange daytime, evening or weekend sessions and I love to help working through issues large or small. (professionally qualified, accredited and licensed ).
I provide gentle, kind, effective therapy to help you through distress, despair, and difficult life issues. Text O7902 429787 for quick reply/session. You CAN heal, thrive, and love life again! Going through things alone is tough and can keep us stuck, but 1-1 therapy can really help. Coping techniques, insights and self knowledge provide relief, healing and ways forward.. Or it may be you just want to be heard, or brainstorm and that's OK too! You can arrange daytime, evening or weekend sessions and I love to help working through issues large or small. (professionally qualified, accredited and licensed ).
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Kim McFarland
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
With over 26 years professional working experience within the social care & community sectors I can confidently and compassionately offer support to adults, children or couples. Confidentiality is paramount at Kim McFarland Counselling, helping clients feel comfortable and at ease. I provide a tailored approach to each individuals needs, helping you to set the pace for whatever you would like to work on together. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to build a therapeutic relationship with you through mutual respect and compassion maximizing the effectiveness of our time together.
With over 26 years professional working experience within the social care & community sectors I can confidently and compassionately offer support to adults, children or couples. Confidentiality is paramount at Kim McFarland Counselling, helping clients feel comfortable and at ease. I provide a tailored approach to each individuals needs, helping you to set the pace for whatever you would like to work on together. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to build a therapeutic relationship with you through mutual respect and compassion maximizing the effectiveness of our time together.
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Christine Mc Nally Coyle
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
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Geoff Scott @ MANN uP Male-Affirmative Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
There are times in everyone’s life when you can feel or begin to recognise that you may not be living your life to your own personal potential. It might be something that happened in your past is still unresolved. You may feel like your life is out of balance, and is not functioning as you would like it to in the 'now'. You may be unsure about how to move forward into your future. You may be navigating a life landmark such as ending a relationship or processing a bereavement. You may lack belief in your own brilliance leading to low self-esteem. You may be struggling to handle intense emotions and/or unhelpful behaviour patterns.
There are times in everyone’s life when you can feel or begin to recognise that you may not be living your life to your own personal potential. It might be something that happened in your past is still unresolved. You may feel like your life is out of balance, and is not functioning as you would like it to in the 'now'. You may be unsure about how to move forward into your future. You may be navigating a life landmark such as ending a relationship or processing a bereavement. You may lack belief in your own brilliance leading to low self-esteem. You may be struggling to handle intense emotions and/or unhelpful behaviour patterns.
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Tim Laubscher
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62  (Online Only)
I would like to work with any clients that have all kinds of issues and difficulties. I am here to help you discover, explore your issue, discover your goals and find a new way foward for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me Thursdays are the best time to call me but you can email any day of the week and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours of your contact.
I would like to work with any clients that have all kinds of issues and difficulties. I am here to help you discover, explore your issue, discover your goals and find a new way foward for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me Thursdays are the best time to call me but you can email any day of the week and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours of your contact.
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Majella Connolly
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
Difficult experiences can happen to anyone at any time in their lives which can impact in many ways immediately, weeks, months and even years later. As an Integrative Counsellor, I counsel clients from Northern Ireland in person, online & on the telephone. I counsel individual children from age 8 years, teens, adults & elders & couples for a range of issues (listed below). I also offer counselling for adjustment/transitional difficulty, family-related issues, grief, low self-esteem, post diagnosis of health conditions/disability of you or your relative/child, pregnancy-related issues (including loss), sadness, shame & trauma.
Difficult experiences can happen to anyone at any time in their lives which can impact in many ways immediately, weeks, months and even years later. As an Integrative Counsellor, I counsel clients from Northern Ireland in person, online & on the telephone. I counsel individual children from age 8 years, teens, adults & elders & couples for a range of issues (listed below). I also offer counselling for adjustment/transitional difficulty, family-related issues, grief, low self-esteem, post diagnosis of health conditions/disability of you or your relative/child, pregnancy-related issues (including loss), sadness, shame & trauma.
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The Listening Room
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, each deeply personal and unique to their experiences and needs. Maybe it’s to address specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD. It can aid young people's development and emotional health. Addressing early childhood trauma can impact one's ability to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Often as a new Mum, you can be faced with a range of changes and challenges that may feel overwhelming. This can often be compounded by a traumatic birth experience which is so often not discussed and thus exasperating the sense of loneliness and isolation.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, each deeply personal and unique to their experiences and needs. Maybe it’s to address specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD. It can aid young people's development and emotional health. Addressing early childhood trauma can impact one's ability to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Often as a new Mum, you can be faced with a range of changes and challenges that may feel overwhelming. This can often be compounded by a traumatic birth experience which is so often not discussed and thus exasperating the sense of loneliness and isolation.
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Caroline Armstrong
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
In the process of counselling,we will engage in a form of talking therapy. As a counsellor,I am fully committed to offering a confidential service,with a strong focus on you and your needs. Through training and experience, I have gained knowledge and skills in working with: anxiety, depression,panic disorder, social anxiety, bereavement,anger, relationship issues, miscarriage, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders,sleep problems, Christian counseling.
In the process of counselling,we will engage in a form of talking therapy. As a counsellor,I am fully committed to offering a confidential service,with a strong focus on you and your needs. Through training and experience, I have gained knowledge and skills in working with: anxiety, depression,panic disorder, social anxiety, bereavement,anger, relationship issues, miscarriage, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders,sleep problems, Christian counseling.
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Kataya Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
Tailored solutions for peace of mind. I help people through a crisis or explore the impact of on-going issues. No-one is immune from feeling stressed from work, relationships, or simply life itself. I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist & have experience of working within the statutory, voluntary, & private sectors. I work with adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, work-related stress & burnout, relationship & family issues, bereavement, drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling, & personal & professional self development. At Kataya Counselling it's all about YOU!
Tailored solutions for peace of mind. I help people through a crisis or explore the impact of on-going issues. No-one is immune from feeling stressed from work, relationships, or simply life itself. I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist & have experience of working within the statutory, voluntary, & private sectors. I work with adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, work-related stress & burnout, relationship & family issues, bereavement, drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling, & personal & professional self development. At Kataya Counselling it's all about YOU!
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Roisin McKernan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portadown BT62
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Portadown

20+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Portadown who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
80% Bereavement
80% Stress
75% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% AXA PPP
33% Bupa
33% General & Medical

How Counsellors in Portadown see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Portadown?

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.