Counselling in SK1

Photo of Charlie Barton, Counsellor in SK1, England
Charlie Barton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I prioritise a relational approach to therapy which means that I place an importance upon cultivating a genuine and meaningful relationship within the therapeutic space. I assist people to become aware of conflicting, and often unconscious, aspects of themselves which can be a catalyst for empowerment and positive change. Our work together will be explorative, we will be curious about your processes and how you make sense of your life experiences; from this we can we then learn to understand how past ways of being disrupt your present day living.
I prioritise a relational approach to therapy which means that I place an importance upon cultivating a genuine and meaningful relationship within the therapeutic space. I assist people to become aware of conflicting, and often unconscious, aspects of themselves which can be a catalyst for empowerment and positive change. Our work together will be explorative, we will be curious about your processes and how you make sense of your life experiences; from this we can we then learn to understand how past ways of being disrupt your present day living.
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Photo of Jules Moorcroft, Counsellor in SK1, England
Jules Moorcroft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Whatever brings you to counselling, I will support you on your individual journey. I offer a warm, safe, professional, non-judgmental space where, together, we can access your inner resources to help you move forward with your life in a way that feels comfortable to you, promoting a sense of well being and growth.
Whatever brings you to counselling, I will support you on your individual journey. I offer a warm, safe, professional, non-judgmental space where, together, we can access your inner resources to help you move forward with your life in a way that feels comfortable to you, promoting a sense of well being and growth.
0161 524 7284 View 0161 524 7284
Photo of Samantha Maddocks, Counsellor in SK1, England
Samantha Maddocks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you struggling with your emotions and feel you might benefit from talking things through with an experienced professional that can offer empathy and understanding? I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I am registered with the BACP. I am down-to-earth, warm and friendly and can offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and discover how to better manage your day to day living. Self-exploration and understanding can help promote an improved mental health, leading to a more enjoyable fulfilled life with manageable and maintainable goals to help promote a positive outlook on life.
Are you struggling with your emotions and feel you might benefit from talking things through with an experienced professional that can offer empathy and understanding? I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I am registered with the BACP. I am down-to-earth, warm and friendly and can offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and discover how to better manage your day to day living. Self-exploration and understanding can help promote an improved mental health, leading to a more enjoyable fulfilled life with manageable and maintainable goals to help promote a positive outlook on life.
0161 524 0590 View 0161 524 0590
Photo of George Boswell, Counsellor in SK1, England
George Boswell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you fed up of feeling like you never fit in? Maybe you're tired of masking your true self through fear of other people's judgements, criticisms or rejection? These are experiences I hear from clients so frequently. I work with people that want to find ways to live more authentically, to be more comfortable in expressing their true selves. I support clients to uncover their natural ways of being, to unmask and find ways to express their true emotions. I have a passion and a wealth of knowledge (professionally and personally) of supporting neurodiverse clients (predominantly, though not exclusively clients with autism and ADHD).
Are you fed up of feeling like you never fit in? Maybe you're tired of masking your true self through fear of other people's judgements, criticisms or rejection? These are experiences I hear from clients so frequently. I work with people that want to find ways to live more authentically, to be more comfortable in expressing their true selves. I support clients to uncover their natural ways of being, to unmask and find ways to express their true emotions. I have a passion and a wealth of knowledge (professionally and personally) of supporting neurodiverse clients (predominantly, though not exclusively clients with autism and ADHD).
0161 524 1035 View 0161 524 1035
Photo of Victoria Campbell, Counsellor in SK1, England
Victoria Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available to all. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have years experience and am naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available to all. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have years experience and am naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
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Photo of Irene Alford Counselling Services (MBACP), Counsellor in SK1, England
Irene Alford Counselling Services (MBACP)
Counsellor
Verified
Counselling can help you deal with difficult life events such as Depression, Loss, Anxiety, Abuse and much more. Are you affected by your past or childhood events? do you crave change or resolution? Counselling provides the space, skills and ability to achieve that change you so desire. I'm passionate about helping people to deal with and overcome anxiety. I have a proven track record with adults and young people who suffer with historical trauma and negative childhood experiences. I provide that safe space you need. I am very experienced in Anxiety Suffers and enjoy helping the Client understand and manage their symptoms.
Counselling can help you deal with difficult life events such as Depression, Loss, Anxiety, Abuse and much more. Are you affected by your past or childhood events? do you crave change or resolution? Counselling provides the space, skills and ability to achieve that change you so desire. I'm passionate about helping people to deal with and overcome anxiety. I have a proven track record with adults and young people who suffer with historical trauma and negative childhood experiences. I provide that safe space you need. I am very experienced in Anxiety Suffers and enjoy helping the Client understand and manage their symptoms.
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Photo of The Counselling Co-Op, Psychotherapist in SK1, England
The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
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Photo of Eileen Fisher, Psychotherapist in SK1, England
Eileen Fisher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Having negative beliefs about yourself can lower your ability to cope with stress. That might mean you feel overwhelmed and anxious because how you view and feel about yourself can profoundly affect all aspects of your life. Let's talk about what's getting in the way of you being happy and work together on how to move you forward. If you know what you should be eating but just can't seem to do it, I can help. Food can be your best friend and your worst enemy, or even both at the same time! You may not feel okay in your body; we can address that, too.
Having negative beliefs about yourself can lower your ability to cope with stress. That might mean you feel overwhelmed and anxious because how you view and feel about yourself can profoundly affect all aspects of your life. Let's talk about what's getting in the way of you being happy and work together on how to move you forward. If you know what you should be eating but just can't seem to do it, I can help. Food can be your best friend and your worst enemy, or even both at the same time! You may not feel okay in your body; we can address that, too.
0161 696 8250 View 0161 696 8250
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Stu Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I'm Stu, the counsellor and founder SJR Therapy. I am passionate about mental health and firmly believe that counselling can change a persons life. I have a wealth of experience in lots of different areas - I worked in education for a number of years, as a counsellor and mentor to teaching staff and students and worked in the financial service industry before changing careers to counselling and psychotherapy. Having struggled with poor mental health myself and receiving therapy as a result, I can totally understand the nerves and anxiety that you may have before you embark on your therapeutic journey but you have nothing to fear.
I'm Stu, the counsellor and founder SJR Therapy. I am passionate about mental health and firmly believe that counselling can change a persons life. I have a wealth of experience in lots of different areas - I worked in education for a number of years, as a counsellor and mentor to teaching staff and students and worked in the financial service industry before changing careers to counselling and psychotherapy. Having struggled with poor mental health myself and receiving therapy as a result, I can totally understand the nerves and anxiety that you may have before you embark on your therapeutic journey but you have nothing to fear.
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Photo of Chloe Brew Counselling, Counsellor in SK1, England
Chloe Brew Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
0161 696 0968 View 0161 696 0968
Photo of Nicola Pott, Counsellor in SK1, England
Nicola Pott
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to recover after a negative or traumatic event? Life can be incredibly hard at times and experiences like divorce, bereavement, bullying, mis-carriage, giving birth, redundancy, sexual, physical or emotional abuse; can have a lasting impact on mind and body. You might be experiencing anxiety, panic or low mood because of what you have been through. This could be impacting on your relationships and your ability to be confident and productive at work. You want to find relief from the overwhelming emotions and feel like yourself again, to move forwards towards the life that you want and deserve to live.
Are you struggling to recover after a negative or traumatic event? Life can be incredibly hard at times and experiences like divorce, bereavement, bullying, mis-carriage, giving birth, redundancy, sexual, physical or emotional abuse; can have a lasting impact on mind and body. You might be experiencing anxiety, panic or low mood because of what you have been through. This could be impacting on your relationships and your ability to be confident and productive at work. You want to find relief from the overwhelming emotions and feel like yourself again, to move forwards towards the life that you want and deserve to live.
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Photo of Dr Wendy Macdonald, Psychologist in SK1, England
Dr Wendy Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
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Photo of Simon Bentall, Counsellor in SK1, England
Simon Bentall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
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Photo of Anne Therapy Services, Counsellor in SK1, England
Anne Therapy Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK1  (Online Only)
Hi, I have been a counsellor for 24 yrs and supervisor for 14 yrs, working with adults and young people. My focus is very much on the client's needs and working at your pace, in a caring and safe way, looking at a wide range of short term, on-going and/or long term issues around trauma, stress, anxiety, phobias etc. which can affect your everyday life. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, which is known as a tapping tool, that can help you to overcome and let go of negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns, and reduce anxiety that allows you to feel more relaxed and able to cope with every day life.
Hi, I have been a counsellor for 24 yrs and supervisor for 14 yrs, working with adults and young people. My focus is very much on the client's needs and working at your pace, in a caring and safe way, looking at a wide range of short term, on-going and/or long term issues around trauma, stress, anxiety, phobias etc. which can affect your everyday life. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, which is known as a tapping tool, that can help you to overcome and let go of negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns, and reduce anxiety that allows you to feel more relaxed and able to cope with every day life.
0161 696 8429 View 0161 696 8429
Photo of Bridget Worster-Boone, Counsellor in SK1, England
Bridget Worster-Boone
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK1  (Online Only)
Do you feel confused, or overwhelmed, exhausted by worry? Perhaps you feel misunderstood, unheard, or fear telling others? Maybe you know what the issue is but can't see your way through. There are many reasons why people come to me for counselling. I have a wealth of experience and success in working with a range of life issues such as anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, depression, trauma, family issues and relationships. In addition, for many years, I've supported people within the work environment at times of their need, understanding how tough processes such as redundancy, etc, can be.
Do you feel confused, or overwhelmed, exhausted by worry? Perhaps you feel misunderstood, unheard, or fear telling others? Maybe you know what the issue is but can't see your way through. There are many reasons why people come to me for counselling. I have a wealth of experience and success in working with a range of life issues such as anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, depression, trauma, family issues and relationships. In addition, for many years, I've supported people within the work environment at times of their need, understanding how tough processes such as redundancy, etc, can be.
0161 524 5660 View 0161 524 5660
Photo of Donald Alexander, Psychotherapist in SK1, England
Donald Alexander
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am committed to supporting people in healing from relational trauma, developmental trauma, childhood trauma and interpersonal trauma of all kinds. Human beings are amazing, remarkable and resilient in our ability to cope with adversity. We often compartmentalise or dissociate what happens to us so we can carry on living. We also turn to all manner of addictions and behaviours that on the surface may seem disordered and destructive yet at the same time they make perfect sense. They protect us, help us to stay in control, help numb the pain, help us to survive, and help communicate our stories.
I am committed to supporting people in healing from relational trauma, developmental trauma, childhood trauma and interpersonal trauma of all kinds. Human beings are amazing, remarkable and resilient in our ability to cope with adversity. We often compartmentalise or dissociate what happens to us so we can carry on living. We also turn to all manner of addictions and behaviours that on the surface may seem disordered and destructive yet at the same time they make perfect sense. They protect us, help us to stay in control, help numb the pain, help us to survive, and help communicate our stories.
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Photo of Bronwyn Cooper, Counsellor in SK1, England
Bronwyn Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
07380 328585 View 07380 328585
Photo of Jemma Taylor, Counsellor in SK1, England
Jemma Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
It can feel like a big step to reach out when you feel you need support. Counselling is a personal, and can be, a life changing experience. I offer Humanistic counselling that is driven by you. We focus on your experiences and your goals and, whether you choose long term or short term therapy, I always ensure the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of our work together. My role is to support your navigation of those experiences to support your own wellbeing. As an integrative Humanistic counsellor, you will find that this type of therapy is adaptive to you.
It can feel like a big step to reach out when you feel you need support. Counselling is a personal, and can be, a life changing experience. I offer Humanistic counselling that is driven by you. We focus on your experiences and your goals and, whether you choose long term or short term therapy, I always ensure the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of our work together. My role is to support your navigation of those experiences to support your own wellbeing. As an integrative Humanistic counsellor, you will find that this type of therapy is adaptive to you.
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Photo of Andrea Sarah Lawton, Psychotherapist in SK1, England
Andrea Sarah Lawton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
People access therapy for many different reasons, but generally we are most likely to reach out for help when our usual coping strategies are no longer effective. At these times it is not always helpful or possible to turn to family or friends, and their well-meaning support may not always help. I will provide a calm and confidential space where you will be able to safely share what is troubling you.
People access therapy for many different reasons, but generally we are most likely to reach out for help when our usual coping strategies are no longer effective. At these times it is not always helpful or possible to turn to family or friends, and their well-meaning support may not always help. I will provide a calm and confidential space where you will be able to safely share what is troubling you.
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Photo of Andrea Harrison, Counsellor in SK1, England
Andrea Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
From time to time we all feel sad, anxious, helpless, irritable, lack motivation and have low self esteem. Life is always a challenge for most of us; most emotions are painful, both physically and psychologically. Without help our mood can worsen, life becomes joyless , causing us to loose hope and withdraw from people. It might be the way you think about and treat yourself that has brought you here. Maybe you would like to explore areas of your life that are causing you levels of distress. Are you struggling with relationships? Trying to move on from abuse? Or dealing with loss? Dealing with conflict at work might be stressful.
From time to time we all feel sad, anxious, helpless, irritable, lack motivation and have low self esteem. Life is always a challenge for most of us; most emotions are painful, both physically and psychologically. Without help our mood can worsen, life becomes joyless , causing us to loose hope and withdraw from people. It might be the way you think about and treat yourself that has brought you here. Maybe you would like to explore areas of your life that are causing you levels of distress. Are you struggling with relationships? Trying to move on from abuse? Or dealing with loss? Dealing with conflict at work might be stressful.
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Number of Counsellors in SK1

30+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in SK1 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
94% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
82% Bereavement
79% Stress
74% Divorce

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
67% Bupa
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in SK1 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SK1?

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.