Photo of Claudia Aldersley, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Claudia Aldersley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I have over 30 years experience of working with children, young adults and parents, firstly as a teacher and then as a therapist, supervisor and clinical lead within the NHS. Perhaps school feels hard; sticking to rules is tricky; making friends is a struggle - all of these things can be explored in therapy. I have a real understanding of how growing up can sometimes feel as if it needs to be navigated, rather than enjoyed. I also work with parents, appreciating the struggles (and joys) of life with children. I am experienced in working with neuro-divergence (ASC, ADHD). Alongside therapy I also teach counselling at University.
I have over 30 years experience of working with children, young adults and parents, firstly as a teacher and then as a therapist, supervisor and clinical lead within the NHS. Perhaps school feels hard; sticking to rules is tricky; making friends is a struggle - all of these things can be explored in therapy. I have a real understanding of how growing up can sometimes feel as if it needs to be navigated, rather than enjoyed. I also work with parents, appreciating the struggles (and joys) of life with children. I am experienced in working with neuro-divergence (ASC, ADHD). Alongside therapy I also teach counselling at University.
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Southport Bereavement Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
At Southport Bereavement Counselling Service I offer a FREE No-Obligation first session and assessment. I know from personal experience how devastating grief can affect daily life, and how difficult it can be to even make a phone call and ask for help. I offer a safe and calm environment without any judgement. Bereavement is something we all experience in our lives in one form or another. Often the grief may be clouded in anxiety or depression, and you may be experiencing your own loss of identity, lack of confidence, and loneliness.
At Southport Bereavement Counselling Service I offer a FREE No-Obligation first session and assessment. I know from personal experience how devastating grief can affect daily life, and how difficult it can be to even make a phone call and ask for help. I offer a safe and calm environment without any judgement. Bereavement is something we all experience in our lives in one form or another. Often the grief may be clouded in anxiety or depression, and you may be experiencing your own loss of identity, lack of confidence, and loneliness.
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Photo of Cheryl Forshaw, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Cheryl Forshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed by the emotional dysregulation that accompanies ADHD? Maybe you feel frustrated with yourself that you can’t seem to hold it together whilst everyone around you looks like they’re coping just fine. Does it get in the way of you building relationships, enjoying your life and achieving your goals? You are not alone in this. Hi, I'm Cheryl, a psychotherapist with ADHD whose focus is on working with individuals struggling with the emotional impact of living with ADHD in a neurotypical world. In our sessions, we'll collaborate to unpack this and work on emotional regulation skills to calm your nervous system.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the emotional dysregulation that accompanies ADHD? Maybe you feel frustrated with yourself that you can’t seem to hold it together whilst everyone around you looks like they’re coping just fine. Does it get in the way of you building relationships, enjoying your life and achieving your goals? You are not alone in this. Hi, I'm Cheryl, a psychotherapist with ADHD whose focus is on working with individuals struggling with the emotional impact of living with ADHD in a neurotypical world. In our sessions, we'll collaborate to unpack this and work on emotional regulation skills to calm your nervous system.
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Kayleigh Elizabeth Adams
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
This is the place I’ve created where together we can look at your unique path to creating your happier self. I offer person centred counselling for a variety of issues both in person and on the phone, this is a safe place to put the jigsaw back together and get an idea of the bigger picture of your life. As an integrative therapist I’m not here to judge you, overwhelm you with homework and goal setting, I’m simply here to understand you, empathize with you, and help hold the pain you may be feeling right now.
This is the place I’ve created where together we can look at your unique path to creating your happier self. I offer person centred counselling for a variety of issues both in person and on the phone, this is a safe place to put the jigsaw back together and get an idea of the bigger picture of your life. As an integrative therapist I’m not here to judge you, overwhelm you with homework and goal setting, I’m simply here to understand you, empathize with you, and help hold the pain you may be feeling right now.
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Lianne Hogg
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am passionate about what I do and I want to reassure you that not matter how you are feeling I will do my best to create a safe space for you to talk about you.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am passionate about what I do and I want to reassure you that not matter how you are feeling I will do my best to create a safe space for you to talk about you.
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Janet Hill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I fully understand how challenging life can be at times, and sometimes things can feel overwhelming. Our worries can create feelings of anxiety and depression, which can in turn make us feel isolated, alone and misunderstood. Having a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk through whatever is on your mind can be incredibly powerful in enabling you to unburden and begin to heal. By being truly listened to, perhaps for the first time, I believe you can start to make sense of your experiences and find solutions to whatever is troubling you.
I fully understand how challenging life can be at times, and sometimes things can feel overwhelming. Our worries can create feelings of anxiety and depression, which can in turn make us feel isolated, alone and misunderstood. Having a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk through whatever is on your mind can be incredibly powerful in enabling you to unburden and begin to heal. By being truly listened to, perhaps for the first time, I believe you can start to make sense of your experiences and find solutions to whatever is troubling you.
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Zoe Joanne Marshall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling anxious or unsettled, perhaps have a niggling sense of feeling stuck? Maybe changes are happening in your life that feel overwhelming? Whatever it is you are feeling, you are not alone.
Are you feeling anxious or unsettled, perhaps have a niggling sense of feeling stuck? Maybe changes are happening in your life that feel overwhelming? Whatever it is you are feeling, you are not alone.
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Vanessa Mount
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
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Amanda Cunliffe
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perhaps something has shifted in your thoughts/feelings/behaviour that’s uncomfortable, or maybe you’ve decided to explore a long-standing issue. I help my clients achieve their therapeutic goals either by discussing their current or past issues through counselling/psychotherapy or some clients also opt to have hypnotherapy with me too (you can read about that on my website). I offer empathy, confidentiality, safety and opportunity to explore their feelings in a therapeutic relationship. I'm not here to pass judgement or advise but instead I'm here to help you navigate the highs and lows.
Perhaps something has shifted in your thoughts/feelings/behaviour that’s uncomfortable, or maybe you’ve decided to explore a long-standing issue. I help my clients achieve their therapeutic goals either by discussing their current or past issues through counselling/psychotherapy or some clients also opt to have hypnotherapy with me too (you can read about that on my website). I offer empathy, confidentiality, safety and opportunity to explore their feelings in a therapeutic relationship. I'm not here to pass judgement or advise but instead I'm here to help you navigate the highs and lows.
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Andy Greeney
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Andy and I am a MBACP trauma focussed Person-centred therapist. I am a clinical Hypnotherapist and I am trained to use REWIND, a therapeutic technique used to help overcome trauma and PTSD. I offer an empathetic, warm, safe environment in order for us to be able to build a trusting therapeutic relationship for you to be able to speak freely and explore your inner most thoughts and feelings without judgement. Within this environment, we can talk about the struggles you have faced and help you to understand what has led you to counselling.
Hi, my name is Andy and I am a MBACP trauma focussed Person-centred therapist. I am a clinical Hypnotherapist and I am trained to use REWIND, a therapeutic technique used to help overcome trauma and PTSD. I offer an empathetic, warm, safe environment in order for us to be able to build a trusting therapeutic relationship for you to be able to speak freely and explore your inner most thoughts and feelings without judgement. Within this environment, we can talk about the struggles you have faced and help you to understand what has led you to counselling.
01704 795578 View 01704 795578
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Laura Wall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you finding things overwhelming? Are you feeling anxious or stuck in a cycle of worry? Are you unable to move on or just have a general sense of not being happy? Is it that you lack self esteem or confidence? Or are you just feeling like you are ready for a change but are not sure how this will look? I will support you to explore your feelings and emotions while working to identify the root of the problem and help you to find your own solutions which sometimes may be a case of looking at things from a different perspective.
Are you finding things overwhelming? Are you feeling anxious or stuck in a cycle of worry? Are you unable to move on or just have a general sense of not being happy? Is it that you lack self esteem or confidence? Or are you just feeling like you are ready for a change but are not sure how this will look? I will support you to explore your feelings and emotions while working to identify the root of the problem and help you to find your own solutions which sometimes may be a case of looking at things from a different perspective.
01704 338235 View 01704 338235
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Trish Jolley Counselling/Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southport PR9  (Online Only)
Well done on taking the most difficult decision to access counselling. Sometimes we feel totally overwhelmed by the challenges in life and seeking professional help seems like a momentous decision. However, when in crisis we need more than talking to our friends and family who may not always know how to listen without giving well meaning advice or simply may not know what to say. You may be feeling isolated and lonely, frightened or anxious. You may have temporarily lost your way. I will ensure that you are carefully listened to and I will accept you as you are, without judgement. Together we will find a way forward.
Well done on taking the most difficult decision to access counselling. Sometimes we feel totally overwhelmed by the challenges in life and seeking professional help seems like a momentous decision. However, when in crisis we need more than talking to our friends and family who may not always know how to listen without giving well meaning advice or simply may not know what to say. You may be feeling isolated and lonely, frightened or anxious. You may have temporarily lost your way. I will ensure that you are carefully listened to and I will accept you as you are, without judgement. Together we will find a way forward.
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Photo of Hayley Moran, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Moran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
01704 795669 View 01704 795669
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Barbara Nolan Counsellor And Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As an experienced and sympathetic BACP (reg) Person Centred Counsellor I understand it can be daunting finding a Counsellor and hope I can help. I have extensive training and experience working in agencies, schools and private practice with a variety of clients. Adults, Couples, Teens and Children helping with a variety of issues. These include anxiety and depression, relationship problems, loss, low self esteem, bullying, domestic violence and abuse. I believe that the most important thing is the counselling relationship and strive to provide a safe environment in which you can be yourself and explore what is going on for you.
As an experienced and sympathetic BACP (reg) Person Centred Counsellor I understand it can be daunting finding a Counsellor and hope I can help. I have extensive training and experience working in agencies, schools and private practice with a variety of clients. Adults, Couples, Teens and Children helping with a variety of issues. These include anxiety and depression, relationship problems, loss, low self esteem, bullying, domestic violence and abuse. I believe that the most important thing is the counselling relationship and strive to provide a safe environment in which you can be yourself and explore what is going on for you.
01704 320414 View 01704 320414
Photo of Jeff Weston, Counsellor
Jeff Weston
Counsellor
Verified Verified
It's hard to get through life unscathed. We all feel moments of despair, weakness and frustration which can lead to deep, lingering sadness or the sense that something is not right with the world. However this manifests itself - through anger, anxiety, depression, loneliness, paranoia - a person can be built up again, validated, listened to and ultimately move forward.
It's hard to get through life unscathed. We all feel moments of despair, weakness and frustration which can lead to deep, lingering sadness or the sense that something is not right with the world. However this manifests itself - through anger, anxiety, depression, loneliness, paranoia - a person can be built up again, validated, listened to and ultimately move forward.
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Photo of Jan Webster, MBACP, Counsellor
Jan Webster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Support, warmth, understanding and acceptance, together with a professional service, this is what I base my counselling practice on. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, frustrating, unfair...even cruel, throwing so many unexpected hurdles in our way. Struggling can be a lonely, isolating place and sometimes we need more than just talking with family or friends. I offer a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space to truly be heard and listened to in which you can explore your struggles or confusions and, hopefully, enable you to recover your own perspective and clarity surrounding whatever difficulties are impacting your life.
Support, warmth, understanding and acceptance, together with a professional service, this is what I base my counselling practice on. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, frustrating, unfair...even cruel, throwing so many unexpected hurdles in our way. Struggling can be a lonely, isolating place and sometimes we need more than just talking with family or friends. I offer a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space to truly be heard and listened to in which you can explore your struggles or confusions and, hopefully, enable you to recover your own perspective and clarity surrounding whatever difficulties are impacting your life.
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Photo of Catherine Jane Collins, DCounsPsych, MBABCP, Counsellor
Catherine Jane Collins
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I love working for the NHS as a specialist counsellor and have done so for 27 years. I am BACP registered with accreditation and have a huge wealth of experience and training to help with any problem. Issues can include relationships, family, anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, negative body image, employment, self esteem, abuse and addictions. Whatever the issue you're facing don’t struggle alone, I’m here to listen with warmth, empathy and without judgement. I'll help you find your own path through the issues that overwhelm you. We’ll find a way to make your life better.
I love working for the NHS as a specialist counsellor and have done so for 27 years. I am BACP registered with accreditation and have a huge wealth of experience and training to help with any problem. Issues can include relationships, family, anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, negative body image, employment, self esteem, abuse and addictions. Whatever the issue you're facing don’t struggle alone, I’m here to listen with warmth, empathy and without judgement. I'll help you find your own path through the issues that overwhelm you. We’ll find a way to make your life better.
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Photo of Steve Moore, MBACP, Counsellor
Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I think for most of us, life has a tendency to become overwhelming from time to time and we can feel like the support we have around us just isn't enough. Try not to compare your struggles with others - it's important you acknowledge that your difficulties are relative to you and you alone. But if you're reading this I would hope you are already beginning to realise, .you are worth more than the way you currently feel.
I think for most of us, life has a tendency to become overwhelming from time to time and we can feel like the support we have around us just isn't enough. Try not to compare your struggles with others - it's important you acknowledge that your difficulties are relative to you and you alone. But if you're reading this I would hope you are already beginning to realise, .you are worth more than the way you currently feel.
01704 335559 View 01704 335559
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Diane Feeney - Counsellor And C B T Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
FACE2FACE, online or phone OPEN 7 DAYS -Adults,Couples,Young People 4-18 & Families. Anxious,depressed,afraid,worried? Experienced CAMHS & IAPT Counsellor. WEBSITE: https:/www.diane-feeney-elements-in-counselling.com Here to listen Mob07494 120291 Small niggles growing or a big worry; Relationships? Bereaved? Issues causing anxieties leading to depression? Appt’s: Day,Eve, zoom/phone Short/long term. Providing Mindfulness/calming techniques, Play/Crafts/Art Therapy, Parenting Guidance/Support MBACP Reg no:299337 So...Do you Need to Talk? Perhaps just 1 Session or 1 Session At A Time Therapy! ADHD, OCD Asperger's.
FACE2FACE, online or phone OPEN 7 DAYS -Adults,Couples,Young People 4-18 & Families. Anxious,depressed,afraid,worried? Experienced CAMHS & IAPT Counsellor. WEBSITE: https:/www.diane-feeney-elements-in-counselling.com Here to listen Mob07494 120291 Small niggles growing or a big worry; Relationships? Bereaved? Issues causing anxieties leading to depression? Appt’s: Day,Eve, zoom/phone Short/long term. Providing Mindfulness/calming techniques, Play/Crafts/Art Therapy, Parenting Guidance/Support MBACP Reg no:299337 So...Do you Need to Talk? Perhaps just 1 Session or 1 Session At A Time Therapy! ADHD, OCD Asperger's.
01695 668292 View 01695 668292
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Louise Bol Cbt Therapist Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you you feeling anxious a lot of the time? Or waking up most mornings feeling low, thinking 'what's the point'? It's as if no one really understands what you are going through. I have 'been there, done that, bought the T-shirt' myself, before becoming a counsellor, so know from personal experience that getting the right professional support can make all the difference. I am a warm, caring and experienced CBT Therapist/Counsellor who helps people overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc, I work with you find a way forward to deal with whatever is troubling you. Contact me for free 20 min apt to discuss how I can help.
Are you you feeling anxious a lot of the time? Or waking up most mornings feeling low, thinking 'what's the point'? It's as if no one really understands what you are going through. I have 'been there, done that, bought the T-shirt' myself, before becoming a counsellor, so know from personal experience that getting the right professional support can make all the difference. I am a warm, caring and experienced CBT Therapist/Counsellor who helps people overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc, I work with you find a way forward to deal with whatever is troubling you. Contact me for free 20 min apt to discuss how I can help.
01704 335752 View 01704 335752
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PR9

20+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in PR9 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
85% Anxiety
77% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
65% Bereavement
62% Divorce

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
33% Other
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in PR9 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PR9?

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.