Counselling in Mount Riverview, NSW

Photo of undefined - Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Riverview, NSW 2774
Not accepting new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752

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Branch Out Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
Branch Out Counselling offers affordable counselling for children and adults of all ages who may find themselves 'stuck' with problems of basic human conflict and dilemma. We would like to reach out to people who seek counselling that is welcoming, confidential and available now to help work through those everyday stresses and difficulties that maintain life's problems. Branch out and change behaviours that no longer work for you, and take action towards achieving life's values and goals. Build compassion for yourself and others and learn strategies that help strengthen emotional regulation skills and values-based behaviour.
Branch Out Counselling offers affordable counselling for children and adults of all ages who may find themselves 'stuck' with problems of basic human conflict and dilemma. We would like to reach out to people who seek counselling that is welcoming, confidential and available now to help work through those everyday stresses and difficulties that maintain life's problems. Branch out and change behaviours that no longer work for you, and take action towards achieving life's values and goals. Build compassion for yourself and others and learn strategies that help strengthen emotional regulation skills and values-based behaviour.
(02) 5301 0306 View (02) 5301 0306
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Kimberly Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
Not accepting new clients
As an experiential and creative psychotherapist, I am passionate about working with those who have experienced trauma and relational struggles. Sometimes what we have experienced can be difficult to put into words, utilising the body, movement, music and play can support self expression, building of a coherent narrative and integration of experience. Use of experiential mediums in therapy is known to support healing from trauma experiences as well as support accessing therapy through offering more than words to explore experience. I also provide supervision to mental health professionals working with families.
As an experiential and creative psychotherapist, I am passionate about working with those who have experienced trauma and relational struggles. Sometimes what we have experienced can be difficult to put into words, utilising the body, movement, music and play can support self expression, building of a coherent narrative and integration of experience. Use of experiential mediums in therapy is known to support healing from trauma experiences as well as support accessing therapy through offering more than words to explore experience. I also provide supervision to mental health professionals working with families.
(02) 4703 7299 View (02) 4703 7299
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Stephanie Fallon
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
My name is Stephanie, and I’m a qualified counsellor from the Blue Mountains, Sydney. I’m dedicated to helping people untangle the thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences that may prevent them from being at their best. Mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health. It’s important to nourish your body with good food and exercise, but it’s just as important to nourish your mind and spirit with patience, compassion and understanding.
My name is Stephanie, and I’m a qualified counsellor from the Blue Mountains, Sydney. I’m dedicated to helping people untangle the thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences that may prevent them from being at their best. Mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health. It’s important to nourish your body with good food and exercise, but it’s just as important to nourish your mind and spirit with patience, compassion and understanding.
(02) 4703 7526 View (02) 4703 7526
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Julie Murray
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
Not accepting new clients
As your counsellor and life consultant, I am passionate about providing a confidential and safe space for you to gain greater understanding and insight. Sometimes we need help navigating through change or learning how to survive grief. Moving on can seem like an overwhelming task sometimes; what is most suitable for your particular needs is my priority. Sometimes our greatest concerns or emotional distress can feel more manageable when we talk it through. I will be beside you as a guide helping you to find what you need to survive and thrive. Our work together is tailored especially for you.
As your counsellor and life consultant, I am passionate about providing a confidential and safe space for you to gain greater understanding and insight. Sometimes we need help navigating through change or learning how to survive grief. Moving on can seem like an overwhelming task sometimes; what is most suitable for your particular needs is my priority. Sometimes our greatest concerns or emotional distress can feel more manageable when we talk it through. I will be beside you as a guide helping you to find what you need to survive and thrive. Our work together is tailored especially for you.
(02) 4708 9521 View (02) 4708 9521
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Emma Donlevy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrimoo, NSW 2774
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with over with 20 year’s experience supporting people who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centered practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with over with 20 year’s experience supporting people who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centered practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
(02) 4503 6114 View (02) 4503 6114
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Florence Thum
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
(02) 4503 8982 View (02) 4503 8982
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Trisha Harris - Riverview Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springwood, NSW 2777
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
(02) 4703 5077 View (02) 4703 5077
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Desert Rose Support Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
I am a qualified Social worker and a member of the AASW with many years experience working with individuals and groups. I provide gentle, open-minded and compassionate counselling and use my role as a platform for people to overcome life’s challenges and foster emotional balance. I believe that an open, safe and trusting relationship between a counsellor and client is pivotal to create effective outcomes.
I am a qualified Social worker and a member of the AASW with many years experience working with individuals and groups. I provide gentle, open-minded and compassionate counselling and use my role as a platform for people to overcome life’s challenges and foster emotional balance. I believe that an open, safe and trusting relationship between a counsellor and client is pivotal to create effective outcomes.
(02) 4708 9606 View (02) 4708 9606
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Doug Higgins
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774  (Online Only)
My clients are everyday people who have become stuck. It can be conflict, breakup, anxiety, depression, addiction, family upheaval or simply an unhappiness that doesn’t budge. My clients know what works, and what doesn't, and value the opportunity to sound things out with an empathic and non-judgmental therapist who can stay engaged even when the going gets tough. Being the co-creator of an authentic, safe relationship in therapy helps clients to maintain authentic, safe, and life affirming relationships outside of therapy.
My clients are everyday people who have become stuck. It can be conflict, breakup, anxiety, depression, addiction, family upheaval or simply an unhappiness that doesn’t budge. My clients know what works, and what doesn't, and value the opportunity to sound things out with an empathic and non-judgmental therapist who can stay engaged even when the going gets tough. Being the co-creator of an authentic, safe relationship in therapy helps clients to maintain authentic, safe, and life affirming relationships outside of therapy.
(02) 4703 5086 View (02) 4703 5086
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Interwoven Sandplay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
As a wholistic counsellor my goal is to engage you in a meaningful self-exploration process to support healing and personal growth. I specialise in a symbol-work method that's effective in reaching deeper, underlying issues. These issues can manifest as stress, relationship problems, work issues, conflict, insecurity, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, frustration, confusion, hoarding, addiction. Potential outcomes are heightened self-awareness, unveiling of hidden/unconscious truths, emotional blockages released, increased self-esteem, heightened clarity, reduced confusion, improvement in general wellbeing.
As a wholistic counsellor my goal is to engage you in a meaningful self-exploration process to support healing and personal growth. I specialise in a symbol-work method that's effective in reaching deeper, underlying issues. These issues can manifest as stress, relationship problems, work issues, conflict, insecurity, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, frustration, confusion, hoarding, addiction. Potential outcomes are heightened self-awareness, unveiling of hidden/unconscious truths, emotional blockages released, increased self-esteem, heightened clarity, reduced confusion, improvement in general wellbeing.
(02) 4703 5045 View (02) 4703 5045
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Tiffany Williamson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
I have qualifications from La Trobe University, University of New England and Edith Cowan University. During my most recent degree, I designed, managed and executed a research project which looked at the attitudes and knowledge of university students on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a passion for supporting children and families with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse families, across a range of cultural backgrounds
I have qualifications from La Trobe University, University of New England and Edith Cowan University. During my most recent degree, I designed, managed and executed a research project which looked at the attitudes and knowledge of university students on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a passion for supporting children and families with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse families, across a range of cultural backgrounds
(02) 4503 4117 View (02) 4503 4117
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Charles Duane Webster
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
Having worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 20 years Charles has developed into a highly skilled and compassionate therapist. If you are facing a major life transition, are having difficulty with anger's role in your life, need help managing a mental health illness (such as addictions, depression, anxiety, and trauma) are facing loss, are looking for support to prevent a relationship breakdown or just a bit of a relationship tune-up, then feel free to give Charles a call to discuss your situation and to make an appointment.
Having worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 20 years Charles has developed into a highly skilled and compassionate therapist. If you are facing a major life transition, are having difficulty with anger's role in your life, need help managing a mental health illness (such as addictions, depression, anxiety, and trauma) are facing loss, are looking for support to prevent a relationship breakdown or just a bit of a relationship tune-up, then feel free to give Charles a call to discuss your situation and to make an appointment.
(02) 4708 9510 View (02) 4708 9510
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Melissa Ferrari
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
Melissa is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. She uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute.
Melissa is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. She uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute.
(02) 4058 4744 View (02) 4058 4744
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Kristy Jane Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Springwood, NSW 2777
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
(02) 4503 8937 View (02) 4503 8937
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TR Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
I work with anyone who has the willingness to show up each session. It may not always be easy, but there is something special about choosing yourself in that moment. I adopt a warm but upfront approach, come as you are and be honest with where you are at.
I work with anyone who has the willingness to show up each session. It may not always be easy, but there is something special about choosing yourself in that moment. I adopt a warm but upfront approach, come as you are and be honest with where you are at.
(02) 4778 0013 View (02) 4778 0013
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Grahame Coote
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Valley Heights, NSW 2777
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
(02) 4708 9652 View (02) 4708 9652
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Helena Kourelakos
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springwood, NSW 2777
I am a clinical psychotherapist and counsellor. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues therapeutically and in the community for NDIS. I work with adults and children by offering a unique expressive practice through sand play therapy. Expressive therapies is particularly helpful for sufferers of trauma.
I am a clinical psychotherapist and counsellor. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues therapeutically and in the community for NDIS. I work with adults and children by offering a unique expressive practice through sand play therapy. Expressive therapies is particularly helpful for sufferers of trauma.
(02) 4708 9692 View (02) 4708 9692
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The Counselling & Therapy Place
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
Not accepting new clients
It can be daunting trying to find the right support when a decision has been made that you or a family member would like to see a counsellor or therapist.​ People have many reasons for making the decision, but finding someone you feel comfortable with and trust will help you find your way can be hard. In opening The Counselling & Therapy Place, Katrina, wanted to provide a place where people of all ages can find somebody who will help them hold the hope at times when it might not feel like there is any, or where they can come before things get too hard.
It can be daunting trying to find the right support when a decision has been made that you or a family member would like to see a counsellor or therapist.​ People have many reasons for making the decision, but finding someone you feel comfortable with and trust will help you find your way can be hard. In opening The Counselling & Therapy Place, Katrina, wanted to provide a place where people of all ages can find somebody who will help them hold the hope at times when it might not feel like there is any, or where they can come before things get too hard.
(02) 4708 9569 View (02) 4708 9569
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Next Generation Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blaxland, NSW 2774
Next Generation Psychology is a psychological service dedicated to helping children and adolescents have the best start in life. We are neurodiverse and understand the importance of self-discovery and individually-tailored supports. We provide a number of evidence-based assessments, comprehensive reports, play-based therapeutic interventions, and school observations and consultations. We work with you and your child to help build on their strengths and reach their full potential. We believe every child and adolescent should get the support they need, and are here to help.
Next Generation Psychology is a psychological service dedicated to helping children and adolescents have the best start in life. We are neurodiverse and understand the importance of self-discovery and individually-tailored supports. We provide a number of evidence-based assessments, comprehensive reports, play-based therapeutic interventions, and school observations and consultations. We work with you and your child to help build on their strengths and reach their full potential. We believe every child and adolescent should get the support they need, and are here to help.
(02) 4703 5101 View (02) 4703 5101

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mount Riverview, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Mount Riverview, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Bereavement
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Mount Riverview, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Riverview?

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.