Photo of Dr Sarah Rodgers, Psychologist in S7, England
Dr Sarah Rodgers
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Have you always felt like you never quite fitted in and life has always been a bit of a struggle for you? It may be that you have felt misunderstood or that other people simply do not 'get' you. Everyday life may have always felt challenging, but the increased demands of adult life have been overwhelming and exhausting. You may worry a lot about tasks or relationships. You may also find that you have differences that are areas of significant strength for you, for example an ability to be creative, to hyper-focus and attend to detail. Would you like to discover if Autism or ADHD form a part of your identity?
Have you always felt like you never quite fitted in and life has always been a bit of a struggle for you? It may be that you have felt misunderstood or that other people simply do not 'get' you. Everyday life may have always felt challenging, but the increased demands of adult life have been overwhelming and exhausting. You may worry a lot about tasks or relationships. You may also find that you have differences that are areas of significant strength for you, for example an ability to be creative, to hyper-focus and attend to detail. Would you like to discover if Autism or ADHD form a part of your identity?
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See the Woods - Kerry Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Would you like to take your counselling outdoors?…. I offer counselling to adults and young people (14 +) I specialise in outdoor psychotherapy. I have found that taking therapy into outdoor natural environments enriches the counselling experience. It spurs deeper, creative ways of thinking and our movement through the landscape allows people to feel unstuck while confronting their problems. Taking therapy outdoors is an option for everyone regardless of fitness and ability. I will be flexible to work with individual needs and circumstances.
Would you like to take your counselling outdoors?…. I offer counselling to adults and young people (14 +) I specialise in outdoor psychotherapy. I have found that taking therapy into outdoor natural environments enriches the counselling experience. It spurs deeper, creative ways of thinking and our movement through the landscape allows people to feel unstuck while confronting their problems. Taking therapy outdoors is an option for everyone regardless of fitness and ability. I will be flexible to work with individual needs and circumstances.
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Jessica Bowler
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am the kind of therapist that wants my clients to develop and reach their full potential, however that may manifest for you. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression, perhaps you're in a difficult relationship you're struggling to navigate. Or maybe you simply need a safe space to let out your stressors. By pulling on theories and methods from psychodynamic, CBT and person centred counselling, my aim is to get you to a stage where you feel empowered to move forward. I work in a non-judgemental and empathic approach and hope to be a friendly face that you can trust.
I am the kind of therapist that wants my clients to develop and reach their full potential, however that may manifest for you. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression, perhaps you're in a difficult relationship you're struggling to navigate. Or maybe you simply need a safe space to let out your stressors. By pulling on theories and methods from psychodynamic, CBT and person centred counselling, my aim is to get you to a stage where you feel empowered to move forward. I work in a non-judgemental and empathic approach and hope to be a friendly face that you can trust.
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Iris Marieke Winkel
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I offer people relief of PTSD symptoms as a result of a trauma incidents such as car accident, rape, sudden bereavement, medical malpractice etc. EMDR therapy is a quick way of processing such trauma's. Contact me if you want the trauma incident to stop being centre stage in your life.
I offer people relief of PTSD symptoms as a result of a trauma incidents such as car accident, rape, sudden bereavement, medical malpractice etc. EMDR therapy is a quick way of processing such trauma's. Contact me if you want the trauma incident to stop being centre stage in your life.
0114 697 3269 View 0114 697 3269
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Sam Robb-King
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I welcome hearing from all new clients, but I have particular experience in bereavement, sexual abuse and pregnancy, birth, early parenthood (sometimes called the perinatal period) and baby loss. Has something happened to you that you feel like you should be able to cope with, but find yourself stuck, not able to move on, feeling frustrated or ashamed by your response? Perhaps that's because you've not had a space in which you can say the things you need to say to someone who is not connected with what happened. I will welcome how you really feel with warmth, respect and compassion and we will collaborate on how things might change
I welcome hearing from all new clients, but I have particular experience in bereavement, sexual abuse and pregnancy, birth, early parenthood (sometimes called the perinatal period) and baby loss. Has something happened to you that you feel like you should be able to cope with, but find yourself stuck, not able to move on, feeling frustrated or ashamed by your response? Perhaps that's because you've not had a space in which you can say the things you need to say to someone who is not connected with what happened. I will welcome how you really feel with warmth, respect and compassion and we will collaborate on how things might change
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Helen Fagbohun
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am Helen & I'm an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I know that it takes a huge amount of courage to seek out counselling. I recognise that & will provide an authentic, non judgemental approach to exploring whatever it is you might bring to therapy. An integrated approach means I draw on a number of specific therapies that can treat each client in a variety of situations, rather than having a single approach. I believe a therapeutic relationship & trust are of key importance in therapy work & have a down to earth, but highly compassionate approach, often taking a trauma informed approach to counselling.
I am Helen & I'm an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I know that it takes a huge amount of courage to seek out counselling. I recognise that & will provide an authentic, non judgemental approach to exploring whatever it is you might bring to therapy. An integrated approach means I draw on a number of specific therapies that can treat each client in a variety of situations, rather than having a single approach. I believe a therapeutic relationship & trust are of key importance in therapy work & have a down to earth, but highly compassionate approach, often taking a trauma informed approach to counselling.
0114 697 7107 View 0114 697 7107
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Umbrella Assessment & Therapy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
At Umbrella Assessment and Therapy we offer gold standard and comprehensive autism assessment to children and adults. We are a specialised multi-disciplinary team who go above and beyond to provide you with the support and understanding that you need.
At Umbrella Assessment and Therapy we offer gold standard and comprehensive autism assessment to children and adults. We are a specialised multi-disciplinary team who go above and beyond to provide you with the support and understanding that you need.
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Sheffield Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Most people haven't had any kind of therapy before and it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. There are over 40 therapists based at the Sheffield Wellness Centre and my job as practice manager is to help you find the perfect person to help you achieve your desired outcome. The first step is to get in touch to arrange a no obligation discovery call. This is ideal if you don't even know what kind of therapy might suit you. I won't use any jargon and will talk you through the pros and cons of the different therapies so you can make an informed choice rather than selecting a therapist at random and hoping for the best.
Most people haven't had any kind of therapy before and it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. There are over 40 therapists based at the Sheffield Wellness Centre and my job as practice manager is to help you find the perfect person to help you achieve your desired outcome. The first step is to get in touch to arrange a no obligation discovery call. This is ideal if you don't even know what kind of therapy might suit you. I won't use any jargon and will talk you through the pros and cons of the different therapies so you can make an informed choice rather than selecting a therapist at random and hoping for the best.
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Lilian Clesham
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Welcome! . Life can be hard and challenging sometimes. The uncertain times we live give arise to anxiety, fear and often confusion. It might help to talk to explore your inner landscape and be supported in your understanding and choices that might be open to you. It takes courage sometimes to live life- change always take great courage. Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey where I help you into a different, perhaps more satisfying relationship with yourself. You might want to set goals, heal past hurts, find new ways of dealing the past and prepare for a different future.
Welcome! . Life can be hard and challenging sometimes. The uncertain times we live give arise to anxiety, fear and often confusion. It might help to talk to explore your inner landscape and be supported in your understanding and choices that might be open to you. It takes courage sometimes to live life- change always take great courage. Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey where I help you into a different, perhaps more satisfying relationship with yourself. You might want to set goals, heal past hurts, find new ways of dealing the past and prepare for a different future.
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Charlotte Gutu
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S7  (Online Only)
Hey! I’m Charlotte. I’m a therapist with an interest in helping people in their 20’s and 30’s live with more authenticity, compassion and meaning. Over the years, I've helped many people to make genuine changes in their lives and it's my aim to support you in doing the same. I have particular interest and experience in working with individuals in their 20's and 30's, LGBTQ+ individuals and people of colour.
Hey! I’m Charlotte. I’m a therapist with an interest in helping people in their 20’s and 30’s live with more authenticity, compassion and meaning. Over the years, I've helped many people to make genuine changes in their lives and it's my aim to support you in doing the same. I have particular interest and experience in working with individuals in their 20's and 30's, LGBTQ+ individuals and people of colour.
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Sophie Gower
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The bravest thing we can do when things get hard is ask for help. I have been working with people going through crises ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship break down and trauma for the last 12 years and have had the privilege of seeing people find hope even in the midst of difficulty. I work in an integrative way, incorporating aspects of cognitive-behavioural therapy, person-centred approach and attachment theory to offer clients the tools that are most useful to them. I aim to give clients a safe and confidential space to explore the causes behind their difficulties, as well as working with them to find solutions.
The bravest thing we can do when things get hard is ask for help. I have been working with people going through crises ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship break down and trauma for the last 12 years and have had the privilege of seeing people find hope even in the midst of difficulty. I work in an integrative way, incorporating aspects of cognitive-behavioural therapy, person-centred approach and attachment theory to offer clients the tools that are most useful to them. I aim to give clients a safe and confidential space to explore the causes behind their difficulties, as well as working with them to find solutions.
0114 697 4547 View 0114 697 4547
Photo of Helen Levens, Psychotherapist in S7, England
Helen Levens
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.
People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.
0114 478 2249 View 0114 478 2249
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Stepping Stones Psychology
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
For some time now you might have been struggling to make sense of how you are feeling and wish to talk things through with a professional. This could relate to difficulties with your mood and some behaviours you are not happy with and want to explore and work on these. Perhaps this was because of a recent event, or something that is related to your early childhood experiences, or even a combination of different life circumstances. You may be thinking that despite already seeking help for some of the issues that you have been facing, you feel unfulfilled and think that something is missing in terms of healing.
For some time now you might have been struggling to make sense of how you are feeling and wish to talk things through with a professional. This could relate to difficulties with your mood and some behaviours you are not happy with and want to explore and work on these. Perhaps this was because of a recent event, or something that is related to your early childhood experiences, or even a combination of different life circumstances. You may be thinking that despite already seeking help for some of the issues that you have been facing, you feel unfulfilled and think that something is missing in terms of healing.
0114 478 2307 View 0114 478 2307
Photo of Dr Carla Benton, Psychologist in S7, England
Dr Carla Benton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S7  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted from constantly doubting yourself and feeling as if you’re not “good enough”? Do you feel stressed, anxious, burnt out? Perhaps past experiences continue to bother you in the here and now, and you’re not sure how to cope or move forward? If you want to live a life where you can heal from your experiences, feel less stressed and develop healthier relationships with yourself and others, I’m here to help.
Are you exhausted from constantly doubting yourself and feeling as if you’re not “good enough”? Do you feel stressed, anxious, burnt out? Perhaps past experiences continue to bother you in the here and now, and you’re not sure how to cope or move forward? If you want to live a life where you can heal from your experiences, feel less stressed and develop healthier relationships with yourself and others, I’m here to help.
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Liz Annable
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
If you are finding it hard to work your way through a difficult experience, or struggle to understand your part in painful or repeating experiences, then maybe counselling can help. For almost 20 years I've been offering sensitive listening, tuning in without judgment. This means I accept all of you, including those parts you are not proud of or that might cause you shame or pain or fear. Counselling offers you the opportunity to gain awareness and understanding about them, to increase confidence in your decision making and the freedom to choose afresh if need be.
If you are finding it hard to work your way through a difficult experience, or struggle to understand your part in painful or repeating experiences, then maybe counselling can help. For almost 20 years I've been offering sensitive listening, tuning in without judgment. This means I accept all of you, including those parts you are not proud of or that might cause you shame or pain or fear. Counselling offers you the opportunity to gain awareness and understanding about them, to increase confidence in your decision making and the freedom to choose afresh if need be.
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Heather @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
My name is Heather, and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) at Lantern Psychotherapy. I work alongside a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality therapy. I provide therapy online and in person enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. CBT is a widely used, evidence-based, recommended therapy, suitable for a range of mental health problems. CBT is most effective when working together with a therapist towards your personal therapy goals. We will focus your sessions therefore, on the aspects of your difficulties most important to you.
My name is Heather, and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) at Lantern Psychotherapy. I work alongside a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality therapy. I provide therapy online and in person enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. CBT is a widely used, evidence-based, recommended therapy, suitable for a range of mental health problems. CBT is most effective when working together with a therapist towards your personal therapy goals. We will focus your sessions therefore, on the aspects of your difficulties most important to you.
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Mick Dixon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Mick Dixon. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. I’m drawn to those concerns that we have regarding our meaning and purpose in the world that can touch us in unique and distinct ways: as melancholy, anxiety, loneliness, unnamed trauma, illness, inertia or as anger, self-criticism or feelings of powerlessness. I am also interested in the the correlation between the body and mental wellbeing and how our environments social, political, biological, physical, impact on us both bodily and psychologically.
Hello, my name is Mick Dixon. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. I’m drawn to those concerns that we have regarding our meaning and purpose in the world that can touch us in unique and distinct ways: as melancholy, anxiety, loneliness, unnamed trauma, illness, inertia or as anger, self-criticism or feelings of powerlessness. I am also interested in the the correlation between the body and mental wellbeing and how our environments social, political, biological, physical, impact on us both bodily and psychologically.
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Photo of Kate Trott, Counsellor in S7, England
Kate Trott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello. My name is Kate Trott. I'm a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I want to offer you a safe space where you can feel seen and heard, cared for, and accepted as yourself. You may be feeling it's hard to have a voice; to acknowledge to others or even to yourself the distress, confusion, frustration, fear, sense of loss, or perhaps shame you may be experiencing. As a result, you may feel 'missed', lonely, isolated; that others assume you're 'coping' in daily life, relationships, at work, with illness, loss or change, or with experiences from the past. You may be considering links between feelings and physical health.
Hello. My name is Kate Trott. I'm a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I want to offer you a safe space where you can feel seen and heard, cared for, and accepted as yourself. You may be feeling it's hard to have a voice; to acknowledge to others or even to yourself the distress, confusion, frustration, fear, sense of loss, or perhaps shame you may be experiencing. As a result, you may feel 'missed', lonely, isolated; that others assume you're 'coping' in daily life, relationships, at work, with illness, loss or change, or with experiences from the past. You may be considering links between feelings and physical health.
0114 697 3477 View 0114 697 3477
Photo of Katherine Louise Hildyard, Psychologist in S7, England
Katherine Louise Hildyard
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You might have always felt a bit different, like somehow you don’t ‘fit in’. People seeking an assessment might often feel very socially anxious or worry a lot about their social interactions. Maybe you feel more sensitive to your environment than other people and at times overwhelmed, overloaded and exhausted by the demands of everyday life. You might also have noticed strengths that your ‘difference’ brings- being able to ‘hyper’ focus, having dedicated interests and passions or strong values such as a concern for truth and social justice. Do you know or want to discover if you are Autistic or have ADHD?
You might have always felt a bit different, like somehow you don’t ‘fit in’. People seeking an assessment might often feel very socially anxious or worry a lot about their social interactions. Maybe you feel more sensitive to your environment than other people and at times overwhelmed, overloaded and exhausted by the demands of everyday life. You might also have noticed strengths that your ‘difference’ brings- being able to ‘hyper’ focus, having dedicated interests and passions or strong values such as a concern for truth and social justice. Do you know or want to discover if you are Autistic or have ADHD?
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Photo of Jane Major, Psychologist in S7, England
Jane Major
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S7  (Online Only)
Relationships affect us from the cradle to the grave and can significantly shape how we value ourselves and how able we feel to trust others and to be vulnerable - opening up or shutting down connections.  The Room Between is a clinical psychology service that specialises in working with trauma and relationship issues - with individuals, couples and families .We work with a variety of relationship issues including childhood trauma, abuse, infertility, miscarriage, bereavement, adjusting to parenthood, codependency, divorce and separation, lack of desire, neurodiversity, the aftermath of an affair and conflict.
Relationships affect us from the cradle to the grave and can significantly shape how we value ourselves and how able we feel to trust others and to be vulnerable - opening up or shutting down connections.  The Room Between is a clinical psychology service that specialises in working with trauma and relationship issues - with individuals, couples and families .We work with a variety of relationship issues including childhood trauma, abuse, infertility, miscarriage, bereavement, adjusting to parenthood, codependency, divorce and separation, lack of desire, neurodiversity, the aftermath of an affair and conflict.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in S7

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in S7 who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Bupa
71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in S7 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
10% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in S7?

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.