Counselling in Acton, ACT

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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
(02) 5943 7562 View (02) 5943 7562
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Mountains to Molehills
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601
I can provide pre/post diagnosis, trauma, relationship and life transition support. I can assist in screening and assessing for conditions such as Autism, PDA and ADHD to inform how best to support you and support identity formation. I enjoy and have training in supporting Sex Workers, Poly/NM/RA, Neurodivergent, HIV+ and Sexual/Gender diverse individuals.
I can provide pre/post diagnosis, trauma, relationship and life transition support. I can assist in screening and assessing for conditions such as Autism, PDA and ADHD to inform how best to support you and support identity formation. I enjoy and have training in supporting Sex Workers, Poly/NM/RA, Neurodivergent, HIV+ and Sexual/Gender diverse individuals.
(02) 5944 3485 View (02) 5944 3485
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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
(02) 4708 9549 View (02) 4708 9549
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Susi West
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ACT 2601
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
(02) 5118 9041 View (02) 5118 9041
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Isabel Chua
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601  (Online Only)
Isabel is a registered psychologist with the Australian Psychology Board and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a warm and approachable personality and uses a client-centred model. Isabel will work collaboratively with you to understand and help you through your difficulties. Isabel has experience with a range of issues across the lifespan and can adapt to children and adult clients from different cultural and social backgrounds.
Isabel is a registered psychologist with the Australian Psychology Board and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a warm and approachable personality and uses a client-centred model. Isabel will work collaboratively with you to understand and help you through your difficulties. Isabel has experience with a range of issues across the lifespan and can adapt to children and adult clients from different cultural and social backgrounds.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Yingying Song
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated professional with dual qualifications as a registered Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. My career has been shaped by a deep belief in the transformative power of listening, connecting, and nurturing. With a wealth of experience spanning numerous years, I've mostly dedicated myself to providing care within the public mental health sector, specifically focusing on individuals coping with moderate to severe, persistent mental illnesses, from inpatient to outpatient settings.
I am a dedicated professional with dual qualifications as a registered Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. My career has been shaped by a deep belief in the transformative power of listening, connecting, and nurturing. With a wealth of experience spanning numerous years, I've mostly dedicated myself to providing care within the public mental health sector, specifically focusing on individuals coping with moderate to severe, persistent mental illnesses, from inpatient to outpatient settings.
(02) 5943 9780 View (02) 5943 9780
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Georgie Lavan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Acton, ACT 2601  (Online Only)
Meet Georgie, a dedicated Registered Psychologist known for her nurturing, empathetic, and transparent approach. Her commitment extends to clients with various concerns, emphasizing that no issue is too small for therapy. Georgie aims to instil a preventative mindset, guiding clients to enhance their mental well-being proactively.
Meet Georgie, a dedicated Registered Psychologist known for her nurturing, empathetic, and transparent approach. Her commitment extends to clients with various concerns, emphasizing that no issue is too small for therapy. Georgie aims to instil a preventative mindset, guiding clients to enhance their mental well-being proactively.
(02) 9159 6258 View (02) 9159 6258

More Therapists Nearby

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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
(02) 5118 9035 View (02) 5118 9035
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Strong Space Counselling - Supporting Men
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601  (Online Only)
Men are often taught not to reach out for help. You may have been made to believe that to seek help for yourself was to admit weakness or that it would make you a burden. Maybe you don't know where to start. But you've been thinking about getting professional support for some time now, that's why you are here. You know you need help, maybe because you're experiencing social anxiety or an overwhelming difficulty to get out of bed. You might no longer enjoy the things that used to make you happy, or you're having darker, more intrusive thoughts. It's starting to impact your relationships, your work & your physical health.
Men are often taught not to reach out for help. You may have been made to believe that to seek help for yourself was to admit weakness or that it would make you a burden. Maybe you don't know where to start. But you've been thinking about getting professional support for some time now, that's why you are here. You know you need help, maybe because you're experiencing social anxiety or an overwhelming difficulty to get out of bed. You might no longer enjoy the things that used to make you happy, or you're having darker, more intrusive thoughts. It's starting to impact your relationships, your work & your physical health.
(02) 5135 1111 View (02) 5135 1111
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The PTSD Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Barton, ACT 2600
The PTSD Clinic is a private specialist clinic operating in Victoria, ACT, NT, WA & NSW (not taking on WC or CTP patients in NSW) with experienced Psychologists who are skilled in treating the broad spectrum of psychological disorders including trauma resulting from car and work accidents ie, PTSD, Relationship and Family issues, NPD, Depression, Anxiety etc. A GP referral is required for Medicare rebates. We also conduct Expert Reports in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and other Medico-legal proceedings,
The PTSD Clinic is a private specialist clinic operating in Victoria, ACT, NT, WA & NSW (not taking on WC or CTP patients in NSW) with experienced Psychologists who are skilled in treating the broad spectrum of psychological disorders including trauma resulting from car and work accidents ie, PTSD, Relationship and Family issues, NPD, Depression, Anxiety etc. A GP referral is required for Medicare rebates. We also conduct Expert Reports in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and other Medico-legal proceedings,
(02) 8063 8435 View (02) 8063 8435
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Deborah Durie Enliven Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Turner, ACT 2612
People often feel confused, unsure or overwhelmed. Anxiety, distress, emotional pain and sadness can impede one's ability to engage fully in life. I will work with you to explore your own strengths, and build your resilience and coping skills. Together we will explore your challenges, and find ways to move forward. Safety, warmth and respect for individual differences are key to my approach. With a foundation of trauma informed practice, I use strengths based, person centred counselling, deep listening, art therapy, goal setting and mindfulness meditation. I have counselled people from all walks of life, on all life's challenges.
People often feel confused, unsure or overwhelmed. Anxiety, distress, emotional pain and sadness can impede one's ability to engage fully in life. I will work with you to explore your own strengths, and build your resilience and coping skills. Together we will explore your challenges, and find ways to move forward. Safety, warmth and respect for individual differences are key to my approach. With a foundation of trauma informed practice, I use strengths based, person centred counselling, deep listening, art therapy, goal setting and mindfulness meditation. I have counselled people from all walks of life, on all life's challenges.
(02) 5118 9033 View (02) 5118 9033
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Becoming Connected Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
(02) 5118 9022 View (02) 5118 9022
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David O'Donohue
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
My ideal client is an adult who is grappling with inner conflict, feeling stuck in patterns that once served a purpose but now feel more like obstacles. They're seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their emotions, and their behaviors. Their goal is to attain a harmonious state of mind, to transform inner conflict into inner dialogue, and ultimately, to better navigate their life's journey.
My ideal client is an adult who is grappling with inner conflict, feeling stuck in patterns that once served a purpose but now feel more like obstacles. They're seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their emotions, and their behaviors. Their goal is to attain a harmonious state of mind, to transform inner conflict into inner dialogue, and ultimately, to better navigate their life's journey.
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Biraj Dhital
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forrest, ACT 2603
I am a Certified Practising Counsellor located in Canberra ACT. I have a master in counselling from the university of Canberra, am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the Mental Health Professional Network and a ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider. I offer individual and family counselling for young children, teenagers and adults who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, trauma or are currently involved in or have been affected by separation or divorce.
I am a Certified Practising Counsellor located in Canberra ACT. I have a master in counselling from the university of Canberra, am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the Mental Health Professional Network and a ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider. I offer individual and family counselling for young children, teenagers and adults who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, trauma or are currently involved in or have been affected by separation or divorce.
(02) 5118 9938 View (02) 5118 9938
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Dewis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Campbell, ACT 2612
Waitlist for new clients
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
(02) 5944 1305 View (02) 5944 1305
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aha moments Sally Bramley Therapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Turner, ACT 2612
I offer a growth-oriented, contextual and relational approach to working with people. The Gestalt approach embraces a person's physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual experience holistically. Each of these interconnected aspects of living is considered inseparable from a person's environment, history and culture.
I offer a growth-oriented, contextual and relational approach to working with people. The Gestalt approach embraces a person's physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual experience holistically. Each of these interconnected aspects of living is considered inseparable from a person's environment, history and culture.
(02) 5137 7773 View (02) 5137 7773
Photo of Bronwyn Campbell, Counsellor in Acton, ACT
Bronwyn Campbell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyneham, ACT 2602
I offer individual active care for those affected by issues such as grief/loss, divorce/relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, addiction, stress and life transitions. ​If you have been struggling with mental health, or seeking support for the everyday and/or crisis situations that are challenging, I can work with you at a gentle pace to explore your internal emotional resources to help you navigate inevitable change. Her passion is to help people of all ages connect with core values and strengths while exploring the existential themes of purpose, meaning and acceptance. ​
I offer individual active care for those affected by issues such as grief/loss, divorce/relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, addiction, stress and life transitions. ​If you have been struggling with mental health, or seeking support for the everyday and/or crisis situations that are challenging, I can work with you at a gentle pace to explore your internal emotional resources to help you navigate inevitable change. Her passion is to help people of all ages connect with core values and strengths while exploring the existential themes of purpose, meaning and acceptance. ​
(02) 5120 2331 View (02) 5120 2331
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Insightful Psychology Results – PTS Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Not accepting new clients
Restore, improve, and sustain your mental health and well-being. Deal effectively with your real-time life challenges. I help my clients to do this by uncovering their blind spots, gaining self-awareness and self-understanding, building their self-esteem, and self-confidence. With more than 25 years of professional experience as a registered psychologist, my working style is caring, compassionate, educational, insightful, inspiring, and strengths focused. I’m also an astute and respectful challenger. My work is client-centered and ethical. I empower my clients through insightful psychology results.
Restore, improve, and sustain your mental health and well-being. Deal effectively with your real-time life challenges. I help my clients to do this by uncovering their blind spots, gaining self-awareness and self-understanding, building their self-esteem, and self-confidence. With more than 25 years of professional experience as a registered psychologist, my working style is caring, compassionate, educational, insightful, inspiring, and strengths focused. I’m also an astute and respectful challenger. My work is client-centered and ethical. I empower my clients through insightful psychology results.
(02) 5118 9085 View (02) 5118 9085
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Mauro Vieira
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Bachelor in Psychology; Graduate in Psychology; Post-Graduation in Art Therapy; Post-Graduation in Psychological Practice in Institutions. I undertook my psychological training in Brazil and have more than 15 years of experience in the provision of mental health care and psychological services. I am now a registered Australian Psychologist. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, dealing with a range of complex emotional disorders, illnesses and life challenges. I am passionate about humanistic care and have extensive experience with existential therapy, client-centred and narrative therapy.
Bachelor in Psychology; Graduate in Psychology; Post-Graduation in Art Therapy; Post-Graduation in Psychological Practice in Institutions. I undertook my psychological training in Brazil and have more than 15 years of experience in the provision of mental health care and psychological services. I am now a registered Australian Psychologist. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, dealing with a range of complex emotional disorders, illnesses and life challenges. I am passionate about humanistic care and have extensive experience with existential therapy, client-centred and narrative therapy.
(02) 9158 6184 View (02) 9158 6184
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Help Now Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyneham, ACT 2602
The ideal person coming into see me are committing to change for themselves. I see their ideal goals are finding peace with their trauma, anxiety, depression, and etc. I see that they are looking for a calm place even if they have not experienced this in their life before.
The ideal person coming into see me are committing to change for themselves. I see their ideal goals are finding peace with their trauma, anxiety, depression, and etc. I see that they are looking for a calm place even if they have not experienced this in their life before.
(02) 5133 8472 View (02) 5133 8472

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Acton, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in Acton, ACT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Peer Relationships
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS

How Counsellors in Acton, ACT see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Acton?

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.