Counselling in Yarralumla, ACT

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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Yarralumla, 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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Laura Apolo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Yarralumla, 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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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Yarralumla, 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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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Yarralumla, 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

More Therapists Nearby

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Human Puzzles Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
My name is Johan Torsteinsrud, and my private practice is called Human Puzzles. I am a Sydney-based professional counsellor with over six years of experience in helping people from all walks of life find their way through life’s many challenges. My counselling sessions are mainly conducted online, either via Zoom or over the phone. This provides a convenient and safe way for people to access support without the added stress of travelling to an office. I strive to create a safe space for all genders, races, cultures, bodies, sexual orientations, family constellations, and relationships.
My name is Johan Torsteinsrud, and my private practice is called Human Puzzles. I am a Sydney-based professional counsellor with over six years of experience in helping people from all walks of life find their way through life’s many challenges. My counselling sessions are mainly conducted online, either via Zoom or over the phone. This provides a convenient and safe way for people to access support without the added stress of travelling to an office. I strive to create a safe space for all genders, races, cultures, bodies, sexual orientations, family constellations, and relationships.
(02) 9100 0570 View (02) 9100 0570
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Raymond Veldre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Canberra, 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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Ken Honeyman
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Life feels out of balance or experiencing significant change? We all struggle from time to time with juggling life's pressures and demands, and sometimes we find that our life is out of balance - the different elements which make up a fulfilling life are not quite where you want them to be. I aim to support you in finding the balance you seek.
Life feels out of balance or experiencing significant change? We all struggle from time to time with juggling life's pressures and demands, and sometimes we find that our life is out of balance - the different elements which make up a fulfilling life are not quite where you want them to be. I aim to support you in finding the balance you seek.
(07) 2100 4018 View (07) 2100 4018
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Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371 View (03) 9068 5371
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Central Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Hi, I'm Mick, a Registered Counsellor. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people's lives. I support people in exploring their personal history and uncovering patterns they may not be aware of so that they can begin to control their emotions and be excited about their dreams, goals, relationships, and future. I have lived experience with Depression, PTSD and Anxiety, and in my experience, you can make significant changes in your life when you decide to. You will be amazed at how capable you are of exploring areas of yourself that you never knew existed, as the counselling process can allow you to heal and grow.
Hi, I'm Mick, a Registered Counsellor. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people's lives. I support people in exploring their personal history and uncovering patterns they may not be aware of so that they can begin to control their emotions and be excited about their dreams, goals, relationships, and future. I have lived experience with Depression, PTSD and Anxiety, and in my experience, you can make significant changes in your life when you decide to. You will be amazed at how capable you are of exploring areas of yourself that you never knew existed, as the counselling process can allow you to heal and grow.
(02) 5944 5947 View (02) 5944 5947
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The Secret Keeper
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
(02) 6190 1349 View (02) 6190 1349
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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
(08) 7078 8384 View (08) 7078 8384
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
(03) 7302 2943 View (03) 7302 2943
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Bryce Thompson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
(02) 4501 9796 View (02) 4501 9796
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Dr Karla Johnston
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Karla offers both in-person sessions (Brisbane) and telehealth sessions. You will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan to see Karla. Karla treats all psychological conditions. Karla practises at: Hamilton QLD (Brisbane) See: www.drkarlajohnston.com
Dr Karla offers both in-person sessions (Brisbane) and telehealth sessions. You will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan to see Karla. Karla treats all psychological conditions. Karla practises at: Hamilton QLD (Brisbane) See: www.drkarlajohnston.com
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I relate Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I relate. Health has made it easy for you to access confidential and effective mental health support, from anywhere, all online, without the high fees. We deliver online psychological counselling, relationship counselling, and wellbeing resources to young people, adults, couples, families, children (aged 8+) and organisations. We partner with qualified and experienced psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and relationship counsellors to support you to achieve your mental health and wellbeing goals.
I relate. Health has made it easy for you to access confidential and effective mental health support, from anywhere, all online, without the high fees. We deliver online psychological counselling, relationship counselling, and wellbeing resources to young people, adults, couples, families, children (aged 8+) and organisations. We partner with qualified and experienced psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and relationship counsellors to support you to achieve your mental health and wellbeing goals.
(02) 8609 3106 View (02) 8609 3106
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Larz Lauer
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
(07) 2100 4783 View (07) 2100 4783
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Monica Doyle - Trauma and Grief Therapist
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Have you suffered trauma in your past? Do you feel triggered and can't quite understand why? Excessive anger, paralyzing fear, feelings of emptiness, constant anxiety, sense of powerlessness, lingering sadness. They are most likely related to repressed feelings and they can leave a trail of unconscious destruction behind. What if you take charge? What if you decide it is time to finally bring those feelings to the surface and face them? That's called integration. It's when you get to know and eventually accept yourself. The fact you are reading this now shows you are ready to take that step. And I will be right there with you.
Have you suffered trauma in your past? Do you feel triggered and can't quite understand why? Excessive anger, paralyzing fear, feelings of emptiness, constant anxiety, sense of powerlessness, lingering sadness. They are most likely related to repressed feelings and they can leave a trail of unconscious destruction behind. What if you take charge? What if you decide it is time to finally bring those feelings to the surface and face them? That's called integration. It's when you get to know and eventually accept yourself. The fact you are reading this now shows you are ready to take that step. And I will be right there with you.
(03) 5905 7013 View (03) 5905 7013
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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
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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Rebecca Sooben
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Rebecca! I work with neurodivergent adults from a solution focussed approach. My approach is catered to help ADHD and Autistic adults learn ways to cope with the demands of work, parenting and juggling life in general!
Hi, my name is Rebecca! I work with neurodivergent adults from a solution focussed approach. My approach is catered to help ADHD and Autistic adults learn ways to cope with the demands of work, parenting and juggling life in general!
(02) 9100 0944 View (02) 9100 0944
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Karen Andrews
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
I am a registered psychologist working in Moruya. I currently work both in private practice and for a first responder/emergency service. I was formerly a primary school teacher and worked as a psychologist in school settings, both in Sydney and in rural NSW. I have an extensive understanding of child and adolescent development and a passion for working with all ages. I have particular experience with trauma and have been trained in trauma focused CBT.
I am a registered psychologist working in Moruya. I currently work both in private practice and for a first responder/emergency service. I was formerly a primary school teacher and worked as a psychologist in school settings, both in Sydney and in rural NSW. I have an extensive understanding of child and adolescent development and a passion for working with all ages. I have particular experience with trauma and have been trained in trauma focused CBT.
(02) 4401 9118 View (02) 4401 9118

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Yarralumla, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in Yarralumla, ACT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Yarralumla, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Yarralumla?

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.