Counselling in Macmasters Beach, NSW

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Alex Corcoran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Macmasters Beach, NSW 2251
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
(02) 4306 7875 View (02) 4306 7875
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Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Macmasters Beach, NSW 2251
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
0417 944 187 View 0417 944 187
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Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Macmasters Beach, NSW 2251
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Macmasters Beach, NSW 2251
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974

More Therapists Nearby

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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
(02) 4306 7007 View (02) 4306 7007
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Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
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Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kincumber, NSW 2251
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
(02) 4307 5067 View (02) 4307 5067
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Brodie Newman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
(02) 4307 6771 View (02) 4307 6771
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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Toby Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be an exciting journey on the path to healing. I have spent the past 16 years working within mental health as a registered nurse, primarily working with people who present to emergency departments in crisis. I am caring, understanding, curious, and optimistic for recovery. Over the years I have come to develop my understanding of the impact of psychological trauma, which can impact many aspects of our personal and social lives. After completing my Masters in the Conversational Model I now better understand how we can recover from trauma.
Starting therapy can be an exciting journey on the path to healing. I have spent the past 16 years working within mental health as a registered nurse, primarily working with people who present to emergency departments in crisis. I am caring, understanding, curious, and optimistic for recovery. Over the years I have come to develop my understanding of the impact of psychological trauma, which can impact many aspects of our personal and social lives. After completing my Masters in the Conversational Model I now better understand how we can recover from trauma.
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Margie Braunstein
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251  (Online Only)
I understand that every person has their own process in life and I support my clients to find their own way through so they can begin to integrate and find meaning and healing. ​
I understand that every person has their own process in life and I support my clients to find their own way through so they can begin to integrate and find meaning and healing. ​
(02) 4306 7403 View (02) 4306 7403
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Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kincumber, NSW 2251
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
(02) 4306 7753 View (02) 4306 7753
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Soulful Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
(02) 4307 5008 View (02) 4307 5008
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Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
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April Brophy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
I bring warmth and understanding to the therapeutic process and create safe spaces for healing and self-exploration.
I bring warmth and understanding to the therapeutic process and create safe spaces for healing and self-exploration.
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Julie Hughes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
(02) 4307 5207 View (02) 4307 5207
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
(02) 4307 6133 View (02) 4307 6133
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Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
(02) 4307 5346 View (02) 4307 5346
Liz Macnamara
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
(02) 4307 5537 View (02) 4307 5537
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Angie Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
Angie is a highly skilled therapist with a masters degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy, among other qualifications. Her extensive knowledge and experience have enabled her to become a leader in her field. Angie's warm and inviting personality quickly builds confidence and trust, which is the cornerstone of her success. She is primarily Person-centred and Solution-focused but has a lot of experience with other modalities that she applies engagingly and confidently to get the best results.
Angie is a highly skilled therapist with a masters degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy, among other qualifications. Her extensive knowledge and experience have enabled her to become a leader in her field. Angie's warm and inviting personality quickly builds confidence and trust, which is the cornerstone of her success. She is primarily Person-centred and Solution-focused but has a lot of experience with other modalities that she applies engagingly and confidently to get the best results.
(02) 4306 7965 View (02) 4306 7965

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Macmasters Beach, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Macmasters Beach, NSW who prioritize treating:

50% Anxiety
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Veterans
25% Depression
25% Addiction
25% Life Coaching
25% Bereavement

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medicare Rebates
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Macmasters Beach, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Macmasters Beach?

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.