The counselling and therapy world is moving towards having organisations and individual counsellors accredited. The industry is not quite there yet. I am an accredited and registered counsellor. You can find out more about the accreditation process, ethics and standards (and complaints procedure) by clicking here
I am insured to operate as a counsellor/therapist.
If you are aged 11-15, whilst confidentiality is assured in the counselling process, I would need your parent/legal guardian's permission to attend counselling/therapy.