Counselling in Risca

Photo of Karen Mary Woodley, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Karen Mary Woodley
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Risca NP11
Often people seek Counselling for help with bothersome thoughts, patterns that keep showing in their life whether that be in intimate relationships, work or how they manage day-to-day tasks. Whatever your reasons for seeking help my promise is to offer you my care, confidentiality, warmth and honesty. Many women have experienced really difficult life experiences that they can't put into words. They tell me, “my problems don’t seem valid when there are people dying in the world”, “I just want to know why people don’t treat me well”‘ or “Things just feel off and I am unhappy, can’t put my finger on what’s wrong” etc. Welcome
Often people seek Counselling for help with bothersome thoughts, patterns that keep showing in their life whether that be in intimate relationships, work or how they manage day-to-day tasks. Whatever your reasons for seeking help my promise is to offer you my care, confidentiality, warmth and honesty. Many women have experienced really difficult life experiences that they can't put into words. They tell me, “my problems don’t seem valid when there are people dying in the world”, “I just want to know why people don’t treat me well”‘ or “Things just feel off and I am unhappy, can’t put my finger on what’s wrong” etc. Welcome
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Photo of Steve Miles, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Steve Miles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Risca NP11
As well as experience of practicing within an NHS setting I have a background of 30 years working with children and adults in a pastoral role. A lot of my work has been helping people to make sense of their life and accept the things that they can change as well as the things they cannot. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor which enables me to draw on a range of theories to provide individually tailored support to best meet your needs. Every person is unique. My goal is to meet you as you are and then together discover what you need to move forward.
As well as experience of practicing within an NHS setting I have a background of 30 years working with children and adults in a pastoral role. A lot of my work has been helping people to make sense of their life and accept the things that they can change as well as the things they cannot. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor which enables me to draw on a range of theories to provide individually tailored support to best meet your needs. Every person is unique. My goal is to meet you as you are and then together discover what you need to move forward.
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Photo of Ben Garner, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Ben Garner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Risca NP11
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. My aim is not just to provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings, although this is very important, but to also help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. My aim is not just to provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings, although this is very important, but to also help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
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Photo of Nigel Hodge, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Nigel Hodge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Risca NP11
Several years ago, when volunteering with a telephone listening service, I realised the difference that can be made to people when they have someone to talk to who listens and cares. I also became aware of the importance of a safe confidential space within which concerns may be explored. I have varied life experiences that include working in industry, education and science. I work mainly as a person-centred counsellor but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful.
Several years ago, when volunteering with a telephone listening service, I realised the difference that can be made to people when they have someone to talk to who listens and cares. I also became aware of the importance of a safe confidential space within which concerns may be explored. I have varied life experiences that include working in industry, education and science. I work mainly as a person-centred counsellor but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful.
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Photo of Steven Hampson: - Intergrated Counselling Services, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Steven Hampson: - Intergrated Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newport NP20
As a counsellor of 19 years, my aim has been to provide a safe and supportive environment to help clients find solutions to their personal issues and anxieties. Together we will explore how to resolve any ongoing emotions in a proactive and healthy way that is at the clients pace. As a qualified supervision counsellor I provide the necessary supervision to counsellors and students around the South Wales area, providing a cohesive effort to ensure the welfare and safety of the client. This can be on an individual or group basis.
As a counsellor of 19 years, my aim has been to provide a safe and supportive environment to help clients find solutions to their personal issues and anxieties. Together we will explore how to resolve any ongoing emotions in a proactive and healthy way that is at the clients pace. As a qualified supervision counsellor I provide the necessary supervision to counsellors and students around the South Wales area, providing a cohesive effort to ensure the welfare and safety of the client. This can be on an individual or group basis.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Morris, Psychologist in Risca, Wales
Dr Sarah Morris
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF15  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I deeply believe that in all of us there is the capacity to grow, to heal and to become more fully who we want to be. Our sessions would provide a safe space to help you feel less alone in exploring whatever you are currently facing, whether life-altering challenges, day-to-day difficulties, or just feeling that your life isn’t quite how you’d like it to be. In our work together, we would develop a shared, holistic understanding of your situation, identifying patterns and making connections between past experiences and the present, and going on to think about the best way forward.
I deeply believe that in all of us there is the capacity to grow, to heal and to become more fully who we want to be. Our sessions would provide a safe space to help you feel less alone in exploring whatever you are currently facing, whether life-altering challenges, day-to-day difficulties, or just feeling that your life isn’t quite how you’d like it to be. In our work together, we would develop a shared, holistic understanding of your situation, identifying patterns and making connections between past experiences and the present, and going on to think about the best way forward.
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Photo of Hayley Lorraine Edwards, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Hayley Lorraine Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
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Photo of Kathy Jane Griffiths, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Kathy Jane Griffiths
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackwood NP12
I began training to become a counsellor after I had personal experience of therapy and how it can help. Whether you are going through a traumatic time or life changing event or finding everyday life overwhelming, counselling can help. I believe that we all have the right to thrive and that spending time understanding your feelings can give you the power to change and make tomorrow better. I can offer you a calm and safe space away from the noise of life where you are free to be who you really are, explore the struggles you are going through and find a new way forward.
I began training to become a counsellor after I had personal experience of therapy and how it can help. Whether you are going through a traumatic time or life changing event or finding everyday life overwhelming, counselling can help. I believe that we all have the right to thrive and that spending time understanding your feelings can give you the power to change and make tomorrow better. I can offer you a calm and safe space away from the noise of life where you are free to be who you really are, explore the struggles you are going through and find a new way forward.
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Photo of Nicola Mitchell, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Nicola Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF23
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
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Photo of Azemina Dani, Psychotherapist in Risca, Wales
Azemina Dani
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF3  (Online Only)
Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to share thoughts, emotions and life experiences. I aim to always create a warm and collaborative environment going at your pace in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement. I have a gentle yet sincere approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you to achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.
Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to share thoughts, emotions and life experiences. I aim to always create a warm and collaborative environment going at your pace in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement. I have a gentle yet sincere approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you to achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.
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Photo of Mary Watkins, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Mary Watkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackwood NP12
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you just want to be yourself again? I have experience in counselling clients with a wide range of difficulties, including trauma, anxiety and depression. Although I can't promise to make all your problems disappear; many clients say they feel a weight lifting after the first session. By working through your thoughts and feelings, I hope to help you find a better understanding of yourself; to find meaning, and to live a more fulfilling and peaceful life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you just want to be yourself again? I have experience in counselling clients with a wide range of difficulties, including trauma, anxiety and depression. Although I can't promise to make all your problems disappear; many clients say they feel a weight lifting after the first session. By working through your thoughts and feelings, I hope to help you find a better understanding of yourself; to find meaning, and to live a more fulfilling and peaceful life.
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Photo of Tiffany Pagett, Psychotherapist in Risca, Wales
Tiffany Pagett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
What if there was a place where you could be yourself? Where you could bring whatever it is that is troubling you, no matter how big or small you may think it is, and share it with someone safe, who won't judge you? What would it be like to have someone listen, really listen to you, strive to understand what it's like for you, and work together with you to find a way forward? I began Peridot Counselling to create a space like this where you can feel safe, welcomed, accepted, valued and truly heard. There are not enough spaces in the world for this, and they are important! You matter.
What if there was a place where you could be yourself? Where you could bring whatever it is that is troubling you, no matter how big or small you may think it is, and share it with someone safe, who won't judge you? What would it be like to have someone listen, really listen to you, strive to understand what it's like for you, and work together with you to find a way forward? I began Peridot Counselling to create a space like this where you can feel safe, welcomed, accepted, valued and truly heard. There are not enough spaces in the world for this, and they are important! You matter.
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Photo of Gwyn Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Gwyn Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14
I offer a space where you can feel safe to explore your inner emotional difficulties. By coming into a deeper relationship with our inner lives, we can process our emotional pain directly. If we can speak from our feelings, rather than about our feelings, our embodied self feels met, and seen. This can be a powerful way of working through our difficulties.A psychotherapy based on mindfulness asks a client to deepen into their understanding of their inner lives, which includes their felt sense, inner sensations, memories, patterns, defences, shadow, repressed parts and unevolved parts.
I offer a space where you can feel safe to explore your inner emotional difficulties. By coming into a deeper relationship with our inner lives, we can process our emotional pain directly. If we can speak from our feelings, rather than about our feelings, our embodied self feels met, and seen. This can be a powerful way of working through our difficulties.A psychotherapy based on mindfulness asks a client to deepen into their understanding of their inner lives, which includes their felt sense, inner sensations, memories, patterns, defences, shadow, repressed parts and unevolved parts.
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Photo of Kenneth Mark Meredith, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Kenneth Mark Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Mountain Ash CF45
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Mental Health Adult and Child/Adolescent Nurse Therapist with over 22 years’ experience within the NHS. During this time I have gained significant experience treating adults, adolescents and their families with conditions such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, OCD, self-harm and chronic stress whilst also providing therapy to those who require crisis intervention.
I am a qualified Mental Health Adult and Child/Adolescent Nurse Therapist with over 22 years’ experience within the NHS. During this time I have gained significant experience treating adults, adolescents and their families with conditions such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, OCD, self-harm and chronic stress whilst also providing therapy to those who require crisis intervention.
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Photo of Gemma Anfield, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Gemma Anfield
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cardiff CF14
Reading this, you may feel overwhelmed by life, whether due to current or past relationships, events , work, life transitions or simply the competing demands of everyday responsibilities. This may be impacting on your mood; perhaps feeling low with little joy. You might be feeling irritated with others and you don't know why. Perhaps you have noticed self critical thoughts, be low in confidence and not feel good enough. You may feel like you need support to understand your current experience, reflect on reoccurring patterns of difficulty and develop new skills to manage differently and feel more in control.
Reading this, you may feel overwhelmed by life, whether due to current or past relationships, events , work, life transitions or simply the competing demands of everyday responsibilities. This may be impacting on your mood; perhaps feeling low with little joy. You might be feeling irritated with others and you don't know why. Perhaps you have noticed self critical thoughts, be low in confidence and not feel good enough. You may feel like you need support to understand your current experience, reflect on reoccurring patterns of difficulty and develop new skills to manage differently and feel more in control.
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Photo of Psychological Progress Centre, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Psychological Progress Centre
Counsellor, MSc
Ystrad Mynach CF82  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Psychological Support Worker. I pride myself on delivering Therapeutic Efficiency, this is why I offer online chat therapy. This is a far more cost effective option. Whereas most counsellors only have knowledge, I have lived experience of these issues. I understand that you are suffering with a difficult issue. You need to be heard and given a safe space to share your problems. I want to assure you that our work together will be guided by you, and you will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
Hi, I'm a Psychological Support Worker. I pride myself on delivering Therapeutic Efficiency, this is why I offer online chat therapy. This is a far more cost effective option. Whereas most counsellors only have knowledge, I have lived experience of these issues. I understand that you are suffering with a difficult issue. You need to be heard and given a safe space to share your problems. I want to assure you that our work together will be guided by you, and you will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
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Photo of Victoria Sheen, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Victoria Sheen
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport NP20
Hi, I am Victoria. Many of us need counselling at some point in our lives, whether that be because of a particular event, because we are struggling with life’s pressures or because we may feel as though we have lost our way. I am here so we can work through these things together. Counselling is a personal and important journey and I would like to be able to support you to find your way, to become more self aware and to make those changes you hope to make.
Hi, I am Victoria. Many of us need counselling at some point in our lives, whether that be because of a particular event, because we are struggling with life’s pressures or because we may feel as though we have lost our way. I am here so we can work through these things together. Counselling is a personal and important journey and I would like to be able to support you to find your way, to become more self aware and to make those changes you hope to make.
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Photo of Neurospicy Wings, Psychologist in Risca, Wales
Neurospicy Wings
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Newport NP11
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Dr Sarah Radev and I am an autistic Clinical Psychologist. Being neurodiverse comes with many strengths, but it can also come with certain challenges. I offer a safe, judgement free space to therapeutically work through these difficulties at a pace that suits you, and takes into account all of your individual differences, challenges and strengths. There are many services available for people who are not neurodiverse, and my aim is to offer a service that is specifically tailored for my neurospicy clients, where they can feel understood, and free to take off the mask and be themselves.
My name is Dr Sarah Radev and I am an autistic Clinical Psychologist. Being neurodiverse comes with many strengths, but it can also come with certain challenges. I offer a safe, judgement free space to therapeutically work through these difficulties at a pace that suits you, and takes into account all of your individual differences, challenges and strengths. There are many services available for people who are not neurodiverse, and my aim is to offer a service that is specifically tailored for my neurospicy clients, where they can feel understood, and free to take off the mask and be themselves.
01633 603627 View 01633 603627
Photo of Travis Kerns, Psychotherapist in Risca, Wales
Travis Kerns
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14
Even the strongest people can struggle from time to time. Are you feeling like your relationships aren't as good as they could be? Would you like to feel better about yourself? Are there any behaviours or substances that feel like they're getting out of hand for you? I can help.
Even the strongest people can struggle from time to time. Are you feeling like your relationships aren't as good as they could be? Would you like to feel better about yourself? Are there any behaviours or substances that feel like they're getting out of hand for you? I can help.
029 2267 0601 View 029 2267 0601
Photo of Julie Ruth Jones, Counsellor in Risca, Wales
Julie Ruth Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hengoed CF82
My Counselling style is Integrative, but I draw heavily upon CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I tailor my sessions to suit the need of the Client and the issues that they bring. I work with a wide range of issues, I specialise in Trauma and PTSD and offer The Rewind Technique as an affective Trauma Interion. I am trained by Dr David Mus in delivering the Rewind Technique. I also specialise in Addiction and use Motivational Interviewing as an effective Theoretical Model. I work will all Addictive Behaviours. I also work with Bereavement and Loss and all aspects of Mental Health. I work at your pace and with your Goals.
My Counselling style is Integrative, but I draw heavily upon CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I tailor my sessions to suit the need of the Client and the issues that they bring. I work with a wide range of issues, I specialise in Trauma and PTSD and offer The Rewind Technique as an affective Trauma Interion. I am trained by Dr David Mus in delivering the Rewind Technique. I also specialise in Addiction and use Motivational Interviewing as an effective Theoretical Model. I work will all Addictive Behaviours. I also work with Bereavement and Loss and all aspects of Mental Health. I work at your pace and with your Goals.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Risca

< 10

Counsellors in Risca who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Spirituality
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Other

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Male
25% Female

How Counsellors in Risca see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Risca?

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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.