Counselling in O'Connor, ACT

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Kirstin Robertson-Gillam
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
O'Connor, ACT 2602  (Online Only)
Neurological conditions affect both the patient and their family. I offer my services to both. Neurological disorders are doubtless among the most frightening illnesses that human beings face. Knowledge is sometimes the only power there is against the vagaries of these ailments. That is where counselling from a specialist psychotherapist comes in. I will make an assessment of the patient’s condition and take a medical history. I will also work with the patient’s doctor to coordinate the psychotherapy with medical treatment. I offer sessions by Phone, Skype, FaceTime and ZOOM. Call me and let’s discuss possible therapeutic options.
Neurological conditions affect both the patient and their family. I offer my services to both. Neurological disorders are doubtless among the most frightening illnesses that human beings face. Knowledge is sometimes the only power there is against the vagaries of these ailments. That is where counselling from a specialist psychotherapist comes in. I will make an assessment of the patient’s condition and take a medical history. I will also work with the patient’s doctor to coordinate the psychotherapy with medical treatment. I offer sessions by Phone, Skype, FaceTime and ZOOM. Call me and let’s discuss possible therapeutic options.
(02) 6188 7349 View (02) 6188 7349
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Full Potential Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
O'Connor, ACT 2602
Many people feel 'stuck' with behaviours, feelings, habits or situations that they find hard to change. This can limit the potential to flourish and live life fully. Everyone has their own strengths and coping skills, and the right counsellor will help you to notice your pre-existing strength and resilience, and work with you to find ways to tackle your challenges and live the life you really want to live.
Many people feel 'stuck' with behaviours, feelings, habits or situations that they find hard to change. This can limit the potential to flourish and live life fully. Everyone has their own strengths and coping skills, and the right counsellor will help you to notice your pre-existing strength and resilience, and work with you to find ways to tackle your challenges and live the life you really want to live.
(02) 6188 7072 View (02) 6188 7072
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David O'Donohue
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
O'Connor, ACT 2602
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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Photo of Susi West - Susi West, PACFA, Counsellor
Susi West
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Connor, ACT 2602
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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Raji Samprathi
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
O'Connor, ACT 2602
Have you felt the need to be heard and wished somebody would understand what you are going through in life? As a counsellor I will be there for you to listen to your story with respect, empathy and without judgment and help you find your path of healing and recovery. You will find a safe space in the therapy room to unburden yourself. It is your story and your journey and I will be there to guide you and help you with kindness, compassion and practical strategies to move ahead. It would be my privilege to have the opportunity to help you move towards a life filled with peace and joy.
Have you felt the need to be heard and wished somebody would understand what you are going through in life? As a counsellor I will be there for you to listen to your story with respect, empathy and without judgment and help you find your path of healing and recovery. You will find a safe space in the therapy room to unburden yourself. It is your story and your journey and I will be there to guide you and help you with kindness, compassion and practical strategies to move ahead. It would be my privilege to have the opportunity to help you move towards a life filled with peace and joy.
(02) 5129 0804 View (02) 5129 0804

More Therapists Nearby

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Mental Care Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dickson, ACT 2602
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
(02) 8105 5551 View (02) 8105 5551
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Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hackett, ACT 2602
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
(02) 5944 1680 View (02) 5944 1680
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Angie Hazlehurst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Watson, ACT 2602
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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Conny Koenderink Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Lyneham, ACT 2602
I offer general counselling with a specialisation in relationship and grief counselling for mainly adult individuals or couples. Partners might feel stuck in repetitive cycles of blame and withdrawal and feel angry, resentful, sad, guilty, shameful, or lonely; or they feel numb. Together we will work towards clarity and new ways of being with each other. - Grief can come in many forms and everyone's grief journey is individual. I offer a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for clients to make sense of their emotions and questions and identify ways of adjusting to their new reality of loss, death and/or dying.
I offer general counselling with a specialisation in relationship and grief counselling for mainly adult individuals or couples. Partners might feel stuck in repetitive cycles of blame and withdrawal and feel angry, resentful, sad, guilty, shameful, or lonely; or they feel numb. Together we will work towards clarity and new ways of being with each other. - Grief can come in many forms and everyone's grief journey is individual. I offer a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for clients to make sense of their emotions and questions and identify ways of adjusting to their new reality of loss, death and/or dying.
(02) 5941 6505 View (02) 5941 6505
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Holistic Mental Health Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Dickson, ACT 2602
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for working with clients to resolve trauma. Making sense of traumatic experiences, their effect on our mental health and relationships, and processing these safely, allows for us to be our most authentic and integrated self. I also work with individuals, parents and carers supporting their children or loved ones with acute mental health and traumatic experiences.
I have a passion for working with clients to resolve trauma. Making sense of traumatic experiences, their effect on our mental health and relationships, and processing these safely, allows for us to be our most authentic and integrated self. I also work with individuals, parents and carers supporting their children or loved ones with acute mental health and traumatic experiences.
(02) 8000 0834 View (02) 8000 0834
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Peita-Claire Fothergill
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Lyneham, ACT 2602
My name is Peita-Claire Fothergill. I have a Master of Counselling degree and am a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). My counselling philosophy is rooted in the belief that each individual possesses the inherent ability to grow, change, and overcome challenges. I adopt a client-centred approach, emphasising empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness in my interactions. This framework creates a supportive, non-judgmental space where clients feel heard, valued, and empowered.
My name is Peita-Claire Fothergill. I have a Master of Counselling degree and am a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). My counselling philosophy is rooted in the belief that each individual possesses the inherent ability to grow, change, and overcome challenges. I adopt a client-centred approach, emphasising empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness in my interactions. This framework creates a supportive, non-judgmental space where clients feel heard, valued, and empowered.
(02) 5118 9595 View (02) 5118 9595
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Your Sunset Grief Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Harrison, ACT 2914
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
(02) 5135 5526 View (02) 5135 5526
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Saan Ecker Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crace, ACT 2911
Not accepting new clients
Please note: N/A during June 2024. I am a clinical psychologist with specialist skills in LGBTIQA+ affirming support and eco-therapy offering both face to face and telehealth. I have experience with clients from all walks of life, ages, neurodiversity and sexuality and gender spectrums and have published internationally on the topic of minority stress and the effects of discrimination on mental health. I also do WPATH assessments. I am also passionate about the benefits of connecting with nature and offer eco-therapy for individuals and groups, including working with climate change anxiety. I am also trained in Buddhist Psychology.
Please note: N/A during June 2024. I am a clinical psychologist with specialist skills in LGBTIQA+ affirming support and eco-therapy offering both face to face and telehealth. I have experience with clients from all walks of life, ages, neurodiversity and sexuality and gender spectrums and have published internationally on the topic of minority stress and the effects of discrimination on mental health. I also do WPATH assessments. I am also passionate about the benefits of connecting with nature and offer eco-therapy for individuals and groups, including working with climate change anxiety. I am also trained in Buddhist Psychology.
(02) 5120 2998 View (02) 5120 2998
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Ainslie, ACT 2602
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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Riddhi Blackley
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Watson, ACT 2602
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
(02) 5118 9418 View (02) 5118 9418
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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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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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Renee Janssen-Gibson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Turner, ACT 2612
I hold a safe space where you can be yourself and be fully listened to in a way that may be different from what you have experienced before. Having the freedom to talk about confusing thoughts and feelings will eventually allow you to understand yourself better. I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key to fostering safe and in-depth self-exploration and healing. I foster authentic and meaningful communication and connection to strengthen your sense of self. I am passionate about helping you understand, process and accept your inner experiences and trust your inherent resources to resolve them.
I hold a safe space where you can be yourself and be fully listened to in a way that may be different from what you have experienced before. Having the freedom to talk about confusing thoughts and feelings will eventually allow you to understand yourself better. I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key to fostering safe and in-depth self-exploration and healing. I foster authentic and meaningful communication and connection to strengthen your sense of self. I am passionate about helping you understand, process and accept your inner experiences and trust your inherent resources to resolve them.
(02) 5119 2376 View (02) 5119 2376
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Deborah May
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downer, ACT 2602
Life is unpredictable, can feel hard and unfair. Cancer, serious illness, accidents, relationship breakups and unexpected life events can knock us off our feet. Knowing someone cares, will listen to our deepest fears and unresolved feelings can help us be with even the most challenging experiences.
Life is unpredictable, can feel hard and unfair. Cancer, serious illness, accidents, relationship breakups and unexpected life events can knock us off our feet. Knowing someone cares, will listen to our deepest fears and unresolved feelings can help us be with even the most challenging experiences.
(02) 5121 9374 View (02) 5121 9374
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Canberra Mobile Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dickson, ACT 2602
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
(02) 5926 2237 View (02) 5926 2237

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in O'Connor, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in O'Connor, ACT who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
60% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Women's Issues
60% Stress

Average years in practice

27 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in O'Connor, ACT see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in O'Connor?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.