Counselling in Brecon

Photo of Dr Philip Murphy, Clinical Psychologist in Brecon, Wales
Dr Philip Murphy
Clinical Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
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Photo of Lucy Sheehan, Psychotherapist in Brecon, Wales
Lucy Sheehan
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
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Photo of Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Brecon, Wales
Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
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Photo of Lynne Parsons, Psychotherapist in Brecon, Wales
Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
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Photo of Bernadette Bustin, Psychologist in Brecon, Wales
Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
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Photo of Sharon Jenkins, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Sharon Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
The experience of counselling is different for different people depending on your issues and where you are currently in your life. It may be that you need a few sessions to help with a current situation or problem or it may be a longer journey of self discovery and uncovering past hurts so that you can make sense of them and move on. Every client I have worked with has been different and rather than looking at labels I tend to focus on problems and solutions. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues both short term and long term.
The experience of counselling is different for different people depending on your issues and where you are currently in your life. It may be that you need a few sessions to help with a current situation or problem or it may be a longer journey of self discovery and uncovering past hurts so that you can make sense of them and move on. Every client I have worked with has been different and rather than looking at labels I tend to focus on problems and solutions. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues both short term and long term.
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Photo of Lee Buttitta, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Lee Buttitta
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
Hello and a heartfelt welcome to you! I’m Lee, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist dedicated to empowering people like you on a journey towards self-awareness, healing and personal growth. As a veteran, I bring with me a strong moral compass, honesty and integrity, which have profoundly shaped my counselling practice. My own life experiences have inspired me to walk alongside others as they navigate the complexities of their emotions and challenges. In a safe and compassionate space, you’ll find a confidant who listens to not just your words but also the unspoken. My approach is centred around your unique needs.
Hello and a heartfelt welcome to you! I’m Lee, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist dedicated to empowering people like you on a journey towards self-awareness, healing and personal growth. As a veteran, I bring with me a strong moral compass, honesty and integrity, which have profoundly shaped my counselling practice. My own life experiences have inspired me to walk alongside others as they navigate the complexities of their emotions and challenges. In a safe and compassionate space, you’ll find a confidant who listens to not just your words but also the unspoken. My approach is centred around your unique needs.
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Photo of Sian Llewellyn, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Sian Llewellyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Trained and experienced working with individuals, couples and families. I also work with children and teenagers. I specialise in helping clients experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem / low self-worth or relationship issues. I also have extensive knowledge of supporting people who self harm / have an eating disorder or people who have suffered abuse.
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Trained and experienced working with individuals, couples and families. I also work with children and teenagers. I specialise in helping clients experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem / low self-worth or relationship issues. I also have extensive knowledge of supporting people who self harm / have an eating disorder or people who have suffered abuse.
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Photo of GCG Counselling, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
GCG Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
Difficult feelings may relate to depression, panic, anxiety, relationships, work stress, chronic or life-threatening illness and more. I aim to help by providing a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space. Focusing on what you bring to each session - the emphasis of our relationship is based on trust & respect. I have current experience of working in an NHS setting, cancer support and high schools. Together, we can explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling, and hopefully help you to make sense of things; perhaps coming to a different, more helpful understanding of yourself and your life circumstances.
Difficult feelings may relate to depression, panic, anxiety, relationships, work stress, chronic or life-threatening illness and more. I aim to help by providing a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space. Focusing on what you bring to each session - the emphasis of our relationship is based on trust & respect. I have current experience of working in an NHS setting, cancer support and high schools. Together, we can explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling, and hopefully help you to make sense of things; perhaps coming to a different, more helpful understanding of yourself and your life circumstances.
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Photo of Sarah Steel Counselling Services, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Sarah Steel Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Are you having relationship difficulties, trouble sleeping, low mood, or anxiety? I offer a down to earth practical approach, and will listen with respect and hold your confidentiality. Together we will aim for you to gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so that in time you can develop strategies to cope when life seems overwhelming. I have worked extensively with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, sleeplessness, low self esteem, relationship problems and addictions. I work integratively, and will draw on what ever counselling skills suit you best.
Are you having relationship difficulties, trouble sleeping, low mood, or anxiety? I offer a down to earth practical approach, and will listen with respect and hold your confidentiality. Together we will aim for you to gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so that in time you can develop strategies to cope when life seems overwhelming. I have worked extensively with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, sleeplessness, low self esteem, relationship problems and addictions. I work integratively, and will draw on what ever counselling skills suit you best.
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Photo of Abby Sims, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Abby Sims
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
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Photo of Tammy Allen, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
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Photo of Hayley Male, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Sarah Griffiths, Psychotherapist in Brecon, Wales
Sarah Griffiths
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Talgarth LD3
Not accepting new clients
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
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Photo of Helen Parsons, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Helen Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Builth Wells LD3
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
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Photo of Dr Hugh Milburn, Psychologist in Brecon, Wales
Dr Hugh Milburn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Battle LD3
I am a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child & Family Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with Children, Adolescence (CAMHS), Families and Adult mental well being. My clinical services are based in Hastings and Brighton. I provide psychological clinical services to help with psychological distress such as anxiety, low mood, poor self-esteem, complex trauma and eating disorders. I offer a friendly, flexible and holistic approach, providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual's or families' needs.
I am a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child & Family Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with Children, Adolescence (CAMHS), Families and Adult mental well being. My clinical services are based in Hastings and Brighton. I provide psychological clinical services to help with psychological distress such as anxiety, low mood, poor self-esteem, complex trauma and eating disorders. I offer a friendly, flexible and holistic approach, providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual's or families' needs.
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The Therapywise Foundation
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Builth Wells LD3
Are you worried about your child's behaviour and don't know what to do? Are you fed up of getting calls from school or of arguing all the time at home? Do you feel like you're letting your child down and just wish you could help them be their best self instead?
Are you worried about your child's behaviour and don't know what to do? Are you fed up of getting calls from school or of arguing all the time at home? Do you feel like you're letting your child down and just wish you could help them be their best self instead?
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Photo of Kym Dalley, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Kym Dalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Talgarth LD3
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
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Online Therapists

Photo of Denise Stowe - Infinite Hope, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Denise Stowe - Infinite Hope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nuneaton CV13
Are you somebody who has experienced trauma and is struggling with flashbacks, panic attacks and coming to terms with what has happened to you? Do you want to regain control in your life and develop coping strategies and techniques to help combat anxiety and or depression?
Are you somebody who has experienced trauma and is struggling with flashbacks, panic attacks and coming to terms with what has happened to you? Do you want to regain control in your life and develop coping strategies and techniques to help combat anxiety and or depression?
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Photo of Jen Davies-Owen, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Jen Davies-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brecon

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Brecon who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
85% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Brecon see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brecon?

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.