Counselling in Deakin, ACT

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Roni Ramirez Esquivel
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Through my counselling work I have been honoured to work with a wide range of clients, with whom I have tailored my therapeutic approach to best suit their needs. I enjoy working with my clients to develop clear counselling goals, expanding on clients' existing and new life skills. I always aim to provide a warm, inclusive and safe counselling service to provide clients the opportunity to be open and willing to explore chance.
Through my counselling work I have been honoured to work with a wide range of clients, with whom I have tailored my therapeutic approach to best suit their needs. I enjoy working with my clients to develop clear counselling goals, expanding on clients' existing and new life skills. I always aim to provide a warm, inclusive and safe counselling service to provide clients the opportunity to be open and willing to explore chance.
(02) 5950 5794 View (02) 5950 5794
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Raymond Veldre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
I am an registered psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor with at Bachelor of Science in Psychology; a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling and a Masters degree in Counselling. I am a member of ACA and PACFA and also a EMDR trained clinician and Associate Member of the EMDR Association of Australia. I have undertaken professional development qualification in Substance and Behavioural Addictions, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and studied CBT Trauma Therapy with Dr Leah Giarritano. My counselling approach is very much collaborative and client focused.
I am an registered psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor with at Bachelor of Science in Psychology; a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling and a Masters degree in Counselling. I am a member of ACA and PACFA and also a EMDR trained clinician and Associate Member of the EMDR Association of Australia. I have undertaken professional development qualification in Substance and Behavioural Addictions, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and studied CBT Trauma Therapy with Dr Leah Giarritano. My counselling approach is very much collaborative and client focused.
(02) 5943 9162 View (02) 5943 9162
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Lisa Shirt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
...Assessments Only Available Currently - Therapy Books Are Closed... I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
...Assessments Only Available Currently - Therapy Books Are Closed... I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
(02) 5941 6860 View (02) 5941 6860
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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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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
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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Penni Dickson
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
(02) 5941 6274 View (02) 5941 6274
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Angie Hazlehurst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
(02) 6189 2764 View (02) 6189 2764
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Black Dove - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Whether you've encountered an unexpected difficulty in your life, need to work through past events, or simply want to make some changes, we all need some help now and again. I'm a queer-friendly, sex-positive counsellor who works in a broad range of areas including depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity, and relationship difficulties.
Whether you've encountered an unexpected difficulty in your life, need to work through past events, or simply want to make some changes, we all need some help now and again. I'm a queer-friendly, sex-positive counsellor who works in a broad range of areas including depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity, and relationship difficulties.
(02) 5943 7875 View (02) 5943 7875
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Pippa Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
I have been working as a psychotherapist & counsellor for over 30yrs in a variety of government agencies (including sexual assault services, rape crisis services, victims of crime support services & women's health services) and private practice (11yrs in Sydney & 6yrs in Canberra). I have specialised in working with people whose histories include complex trauma, attachment trauma, developmental trauma and trauma in adulthood (including childhood sexual abuse, emotional & psychological abuse, childhood physical abuse, family violence, coercive control in relationships & adult rape). I also work with people struggling with PTSD.
I have been working as a psychotherapist & counsellor for over 30yrs in a variety of government agencies (including sexual assault services, rape crisis services, victims of crime support services & women's health services) and private practice (11yrs in Sydney & 6yrs in Canberra). I have specialised in working with people whose histories include complex trauma, attachment trauma, developmental trauma and trauma in adulthood (including childhood sexual abuse, emotional & psychological abuse, childhood physical abuse, family violence, coercive control in relationships & adult rape). I also work with people struggling with PTSD.
(02) 5926 2804 View (02) 5926 2804
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Evergreen Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Franchesca is a highly skilled and professional counsellor working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children across a wide array of presenting issues. With her experience, she tailors all sessions to meet her clients’ goals, needs, and strengths.
Franchesca is a highly skilled and professional counsellor working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children across a wide array of presenting issues. With her experience, she tailors all sessions to meet her clients’ goals, needs, and strengths.
(02) 5120 2953 View (02) 5120 2953
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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
(03) 7003 2870 View (03) 7003 2870
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Laura Apolo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
(02) 5941 6975 View (02) 5941 6975
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
(02) 6188 7367 View (02) 6188 7367

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Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
With more than 22 years in the helping professions in the UK and Australia, in various health, education; mental health areas across the lifespan, I'm able to support people with a wide range of presenting issues to support people navigating life's challenges. It can feel like no one gets it sometimes, even those closest to you. Wanting someone to listen to you who really gets it, I truly do and I know how to support you. I provide an opportunity to explore what you're experiencing with compassion focused on guiding you towards health and wellbeing.
With more than 22 years in the helping professions in the UK and Australia, in various health, education; mental health areas across the lifespan, I'm able to support people with a wide range of presenting issues to support people navigating life's challenges. It can feel like no one gets it sometimes, even those closest to you. Wanting someone to listen to you who really gets it, I truly do and I know how to support you. I provide an opportunity to explore what you're experiencing with compassion focused on guiding you towards health and wellbeing.
(08) 6206 8179 View (08) 6206 8179
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Julie Jensen - Changes in Between (Counselling)
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
Do you feel like you are lost in a wilderness of loss and grief and fed up with people telling you to get over it? Have you lost your direction and not sure where you are heading, not living your values and not going anywhere, going in circles, or going backwards? Do you feel that home or work is not how you would like it to be? Do you feel overwhelmed with commitments, a never ending to-do-list and feel in a brain fog? Through counselling, coaching and consulting I can help you to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place to meet, acknowledge and accept where you are and where you might want to be.
Do you feel like you are lost in a wilderness of loss and grief and fed up with people telling you to get over it? Have you lost your direction and not sure where you are heading, not living your values and not going anywhere, going in circles, or going backwards? Do you feel that home or work is not how you would like it to be? Do you feel overwhelmed with commitments, a never ending to-do-list and feel in a brain fog? Through counselling, coaching and consulting I can help you to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place to meet, acknowledge and accept where you are and where you might want to be.
(03) 8413 7338 View (03) 8413 7338
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Ingrid Glanowski - Emotional Growth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Ingrid is registered psychologist who provides primarily after hours online therapy to adults via Telehealth. In therapy, the environment Ingrid creates is compassionate, animated and genuine. She enjoys building long-lasting and meaningful connections with clients, knowing that this can be a catalyst for a successful experience in therapy. Ingrid is specifically interested in clients who present with developmental/relational-trauma and utilises her knowledge of attachment theory and family systems to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
Ingrid is registered psychologist who provides primarily after hours online therapy to adults via Telehealth. In therapy, the environment Ingrid creates is compassionate, animated and genuine. She enjoys building long-lasting and meaningful connections with clients, knowing that this can be a catalyst for a successful experience in therapy. Ingrid is specifically interested in clients who present with developmental/relational-trauma and utilises her knowledge of attachment theory and family systems to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
(03) 9994 1814 View (03) 9994 1814
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Lindy Pappas
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
(03) 4427 9743 View (03) 4427 9743
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Jon Nielsen Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
(02) 5943 7397 View (02) 5943 7397
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Zhamilya's Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am super passionate about my work as a Counsellor after many years of working in the corporate world left me searching for a more fulfilling and meaningful career. I find that so many of my clients echo this search – in addition to wanting to address their day-to-day life struggles – they are searching for something more. And this is where I love to be, fully attentive, empathising with my clients but most of all working alongside them to explore ways of improving all aspects of their lives, be that work, relationships, childhood attachment wounds or trauma.
I am super passionate about my work as a Counsellor after many years of working in the corporate world left me searching for a more fulfilling and meaningful career. I find that so many of my clients echo this search – in addition to wanting to address their day-to-day life struggles – they are searching for something more. And this is where I love to be, fully attentive, empathising with my clients but most of all working alongside them to explore ways of improving all aspects of their lives, be that work, relationships, childhood attachment wounds or trauma.
(03) 9994 1757 View (03) 9994 1757
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Veronica Knox
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
0438 094 883 View 0438 094 883

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Deakin, ACT

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Deakin, ACT who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
85% Anxiety
85% Stress
77% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
62% Trauma and PTSD
54% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% NDIS
40% Other
40% Bupa

How Counsellors in Deakin, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

62% Female
31% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Deakin?

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.