Counselling in ST1

Photo of Amy Lewis, Psychotherapist in ST1, England
Amy Lewis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I specialise in providing counselling for children, young people and young adults aged between 9 - 24 years old. I help young people to gain confidence and believe in themselves by listening and offering an understanding of what is important to them. I offer a confidential service to help young people find their voice and I am here to support them with anything that they may need. I help young people with many different difficulties, which includes low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, low mood, self-harm etc.
I specialise in providing counselling for children, young people and young adults aged between 9 - 24 years old. I help young people to gain confidence and believe in themselves by listening and offering an understanding of what is important to them. I offer a confidential service to help young people find their voice and I am here to support them with anything that they may need. I help young people with many different difficulties, which includes low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, low mood, self-harm etc.
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Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
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Photo of James William Deaville, Counsellor in ST1, England
James William Deaville
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in a person-centred way. This means that no session is approached with a set agenda. The session shall be guided by what you would like to discuss. My role is to metaphorically walk alongside you as a gentle guide. I aim to provide an empathic, sincere and warm space for you to explore your emotions, find your voice and develop an understanding of what may be going on for you. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent for anybody wanting in-person sessions; however, I also offer online sessions.
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Lauren Wilde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
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Isaac Cumber Counsellor & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
I am a BACP-registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. My experience includes practising within the NHS and a leading mental health Charity, supporting people with a wide variety of presenting issues. These include anxiety, depression, relationship-related issues, attachment issues, childhood trauma, sexual and/or physical abuse, bereavement, domestic violence, and low self-esteem. If you are at a difficult point in your life, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or confused about your feelings and talking to a therapist can help you work through these difficult emotions.
I am a BACP-registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. My experience includes practising within the NHS and a leading mental health Charity, supporting people with a wide variety of presenting issues. These include anxiety, depression, relationship-related issues, attachment issues, childhood trauma, sexual and/or physical abuse, bereavement, domestic violence, and low self-esteem. If you are at a difficult point in your life, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or confused about your feelings and talking to a therapist can help you work through these difficult emotions.
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Photo of Paula Charnley, Counsellor in ST1, England
Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
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Photo of Helen Joy Green, Counsellor in ST1, England
Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
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Photo of Jo Shenton, Counsellor in ST1, England
Jo Shenton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome. Are you here because you are struggling with something in your life and need some help and support? Perhaps you are experiencing some symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma or addiction? Or something else? Would you like someone to listen to you in a confidential, safe place, without judgement? Are you interested in improving your confidence and increasing your self-esteem? Life can really test us at times and we may be unable to find the answers within ourselves or indeed from our family and friends.
Welcome. Are you here because you are struggling with something in your life and need some help and support? Perhaps you are experiencing some symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma or addiction? Or something else? Would you like someone to listen to you in a confidential, safe place, without judgement? Are you interested in improving your confidence and increasing your self-esteem? Life can really test us at times and we may be unable to find the answers within ourselves or indeed from our family and friends.
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Photo of Sarah Wilford, Counsellor in ST1, England
Sarah Wilford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you finding life hard work, struggling with a low mood or losing your temper at the smallest of things? Do you feel out of control and that life is not what it's meant to be? Then maybe I can help. If you'd like to feel more in control, less overwhelmed or anxious then talking therapies can really help. Many of my clients come to me exhausted from trying to take control of their life, struggling to manage their anger and feeling worthless. After a few sessions most clients notice that life begins to feel less stressful, their relationships start to improve and the joy of living begins to return.
Are you finding life hard work, struggling with a low mood or losing your temper at the smallest of things? Do you feel out of control and that life is not what it's meant to be? Then maybe I can help. If you'd like to feel more in control, less overwhelmed or anxious then talking therapies can really help. Many of my clients come to me exhausted from trying to take control of their life, struggling to manage their anger and feeling worthless. After a few sessions most clients notice that life begins to feel less stressful, their relationships start to improve and the joy of living begins to return.
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Photo of Sherwin Psychological Therapies, Counsellor in ST1, England
Sherwin Psychological Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Gemma and I have been a therapist for over 15 years. I have experience clients with a variety of mental health concerns. There are no issues that are too big or too small for therapy. I can work with you for a short period of time, or for more long term therapy, depending on your needs. I am empathic, supportive, responsive and dynamic. I have a strong history of helping both children and adults overcome their difficulties and achieve their life goals, whatever they may be. I have a specialist interest in womens health, anxiety, menopause and managing chronic illness.
Hi, my name is Gemma and I have been a therapist for over 15 years. I have experience clients with a variety of mental health concerns. There are no issues that are too big or too small for therapy. I can work with you for a short period of time, or for more long term therapy, depending on your needs. I am empathic, supportive, responsive and dynamic. I have a strong history of helping both children and adults overcome their difficulties and achieve their life goals, whatever they may be. I have a specialist interest in womens health, anxiety, menopause and managing chronic illness.
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Photo of Natalie Jane Brayford, Counsellor in ST1, England
Natalie Jane Brayford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Natalie. I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a MSc in Counselling Psychology. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and I am here to help. I am friendly and down to earth and offer a 20 minute free telephone consultation, we can have a chat and you can use this time to ask any questions, as I know how daunting counselling can be.
Hi, I'm Natalie. I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a MSc in Counselling Psychology. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and I am here to help. I am friendly and down to earth and offer a 20 minute free telephone consultation, we can have a chat and you can use this time to ask any questions, as I know how daunting counselling can be.
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Photo of Emily Grant, Counsellor in ST1, England
Emily Grant
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am an integrative trauma based counsellor with a preference for a person-centred approach. This means that I draw on different techniques and approaches to counselling depending on your individual needs. I also offer EMDR trauma therapy and CBT. In addition, I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I am passionate about and have extensive experience within the LGBTQ+ community and working with ethical non monogamy. I also work as a supervisor for other counsellors.
I am an integrative trauma based counsellor with a preference for a person-centred approach. This means that I draw on different techniques and approaches to counselling depending on your individual needs. I also offer EMDR trauma therapy and CBT. In addition, I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I am passionate about and have extensive experience within the LGBTQ+ community and working with ethical non monogamy. I also work as a supervisor for other counsellors.
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Photo of Karl Ryan Woolley, Psychotherapist in ST1, England
Karl Ryan Woolley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with 20 years of experience of working within a range of psychological settings within both the NHS and private sector. Gathering from my experience, I can utilise various models of therapy such as CBT, EMDR and DBT. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are struggling with PTSD, both single and complex presentations, using both CBT and EMDR approaches, which I have found to be effective methods. I am also keen to work with individuals who have long term physical health conditions and low self-esteem.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with 20 years of experience of working within a range of psychological settings within both the NHS and private sector. Gathering from my experience, I can utilise various models of therapy such as CBT, EMDR and DBT. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are struggling with PTSD, both single and complex presentations, using both CBT and EMDR approaches, which I have found to be effective methods. I am also keen to work with individuals who have long term physical health conditions and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Maxine Braddon, Counsellor in ST1, England
Maxine Braddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, and clients at a local hospice and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, and clients at a local hospice and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
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Photo of Emily Nicholls, Psychotherapist in ST1, England
Emily Nicholls
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I currently have spaces available for online counselling/psychotherapy via Google Meet (camera optional). I am open to both long term and short term work. My experiences of receiving personal therapy in the past began my passion for wanting to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. I aim to do this by offering my clients a genuine connection, warmth and a safe non-judgemental space. I pride myself on getting to know my clients as individuals, empowering them to be their true selves and working collaboratively with them to meet their Goals and needs
Hi I'm Emily, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I currently have spaces available for online counselling/psychotherapy via Google Meet (camera optional). I am open to both long term and short term work. My experiences of receiving personal therapy in the past began my passion for wanting to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. I aim to do this by offering my clients a genuine connection, warmth and a safe non-judgemental space. I pride myself on getting to know my clients as individuals, empowering them to be their true selves and working collaboratively with them to meet their Goals and needs
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Photo of Jessica Reed, Counsellor in ST1, England
Jessica Reed
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
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Photo of Nigel Cadman, Psychotherapist in ST1, England
Nigel Cadman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I work in a person-centred manner which means that I value building a positive relationship with clients; working to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. This means that I want you to feel able to talk and express yourself about anything that may be troubling you. We talk about whatever you chose, and you can do so without fear of judgement. This enables you to become more comfortable with things as you discuss your thoughts freely, giving you an opportunity to consider things from different perspectives and over time building your confidence to explore different options and possibilities that are open to you.
I work in a person-centred manner which means that I value building a positive relationship with clients; working to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. This means that I want you to feel able to talk and express yourself about anything that may be troubling you. We talk about whatever you chose, and you can do so without fear of judgement. This enables you to become more comfortable with things as you discuss your thoughts freely, giving you an opportunity to consider things from different perspectives and over time building your confidence to explore different options and possibilities that are open to you.
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Photo of Laura Wood-Holden, Counsellor in ST1, England
Laura Wood-Holden
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
I am warm, kind and non-judgemental. I will work with you on areas of your life where you have identified that you need extra support. I have a special interest in working with women, but welcome clients of all genders. I always respond to enquiries in a timely manner.
I am warm, kind and non-judgemental. I will work with you on areas of your life where you have identified that you need extra support. I have a special interest in working with women, but welcome clients of all genders. I always respond to enquiries in a timely manner.
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Matthew Vinecombe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
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Photo of Grey Space Counselling, Counsellor in ST1, England
Grey Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you going through a bereavement? Are you struggling with anxiety? Have you been suffering with low mood? Do you feel lost, alone or confused? Being human can be tough and we can all experience difficulties with our mental health. This does not mean you are broken or need to be ‘fixed’, but instead you are having a normal human response to an abnormally painful, difficult or scary experience - it can help to talk.
Are you going through a bereavement? Are you struggling with anxiety? Have you been suffering with low mood? Do you feel lost, alone or confused? Being human can be tough and we can all experience difficulties with our mental health. This does not mean you are broken or need to be ‘fixed’, but instead you are having a normal human response to an abnormally painful, difficult or scary experience - it can help to talk.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ST1

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in ST1 who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Bereavement
83% Stress
79% Self Esteem
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in ST1 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ST1?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.