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Nikole Egan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bay, NSW 2261
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chittaway Bay, NSW 2261
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
(02) 4306 7982 View (02) 4306 7982
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Greta Hundley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Maybe you've spent years feeling misunderstood and judged by others. Maybe you've been going to therapy and somehow no one seems to "get" what you're going through now and in the past. You do your best to face the problems that overwhelm you every day but need support to find new ways of navigating all the challenges.As leading trauma therapist Gabor Mate has said "It all starts with waking up to what our bodies and minds are suppressing".
Maybe you've spent years feeling misunderstood and judged by others. Maybe you've been going to therapy and somehow no one seems to "get" what you're going through now and in the past. You do your best to face the problems that overwhelm you every day but need support to find new ways of navigating all the challenges.As leading trauma therapist Gabor Mate has said "It all starts with waking up to what our bodies and minds are suppressing".
(02) 4307 5603 View (02) 4307 5603
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Belinda Baxter
Counsellor, AACBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
I'm a Psychology graduate with 8 years professional experience in Rehabilitation Counselling, specialising in vocational and life skills coaching, positive psychology, motivational counselling, and child and family therapy. During this time I've developed a deep understanding and passion for supporting and empowering clients to resolve physical and emotional symptoms related to PTSD, Anxiety and Depression by utilizing various therapy techniques through a trauma-informed lens. I'm also a qualified Behavior Support Practitioner who enjoys working with children and their families, fostering positive behaviour and providing education.
I'm a Psychology graduate with 8 years professional experience in Rehabilitation Counselling, specialising in vocational and life skills coaching, positive psychology, motivational counselling, and child and family therapy. During this time I've developed a deep understanding and passion for supporting and empowering clients to resolve physical and emotional symptoms related to PTSD, Anxiety and Depression by utilizing various therapy techniques through a trauma-informed lens. I'm also a qualified Behavior Support Practitioner who enjoys working with children and their families, fostering positive behaviour and providing education.
0413 717 532 View 0413 717 532
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Liz Crocombe
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
(02) 4307 5760 View (02) 4307 5760
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Brodie Newman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
(02) 4307 6771 View (02) 4307 6771
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In The Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
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White Wolf Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
(02) 4307 6805 View (02) 4307 6805
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Sharon Selby
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
(02) 4307 5073 View (02) 4307 5073
Photo of Jacs Powell, Psychotherapist in 2261, NSW
Jacs Powell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toowoon Bay, NSW 2261
Waitlist for new clients
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
(02) 4307 5995 View (02) 4307 5995
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Terry is a highly motivated and innovative psychotherapist who has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry is a highly motivated and innovative psychotherapist who has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Centre for Neurodiversity
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
(02) 4058 3921 View (02) 4058 3921
Photo of Sarah Gilligan, Counsellor in 2261, NSW
Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
Photo of Carly Tredway, Psychologist in 2261, NSW
Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
Waitlist for new clients
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
(02) 4307 5805 View (02) 4307 5805
Photo of Carol-Anne Howlett, Psychotherapist in 2261, NSW
Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
0413 454 119 View 0413 454 119
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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
Photo of Cherie Gardner, Psychotherapist in 2261, NSW
Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
(02) 4307 5346 View (02) 4307 5346
Photo of Gerard Dunning, Counsellor in 2261, NSW
Gerard Dunning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7665 View (02) 4306 7665
Photo of Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services, Counsellor in 2261, NSW
Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2261

20+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 2261 who prioritize treating:

75% Anxiety
71% Depression
64% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
61% Self Esteem
57% Coping Skills
57% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% NDIS
40% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2261 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2261?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, 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 Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

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 social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, 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 Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

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, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. 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 Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

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 ACA, PACFA, or the APS 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 is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.