Counselling in Newtown, NSW

Photo of Ruth Berendt, Psychotherapist in Newtown, NSW
Ruth Berendt
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
(02) 9541 8461 View (02) 9541 8461
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The Identity Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Rebecca (she/her). I’m a queer, disabled, neurodivergent provisional psychologist with a commitment to intersectional and affirming practice. I work primarily with neurodivergent people, disabled/chronically ill people, and LGBTQIA+ people. I understand the intersection between these identities, and aim to create a space where you can bring your whole self to our sessions. I am sex-positive, kink aware, and poly/non-monogamy friendly.
Hi, I’m Rebecca (she/her). I’m a queer, disabled, neurodivergent provisional psychologist with a commitment to intersectional and affirming practice. I work primarily with neurodivergent people, disabled/chronically ill people, and LGBTQIA+ people. I understand the intersection between these identities, and aim to create a space where you can bring your whole self to our sessions. I am sex-positive, kink aware, and poly/non-monogamy friendly.
(02) 9100 0310 View (02) 9100 0310
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King Street Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
King Street Psychology Clinic provides a safe space for individuals to explore issues relating to their gender, sexuality and general mental health concerns. We are a team of over 15 clinical psychologists, psychologists, clinical neuropsychologists, speech pathologists, and psychiatrists, providing clinical assessment and evidence-based therapies for adults, adolescents, children, and families in the Inner-West of Sydney.
King Street Psychology Clinic provides a safe space for individuals to explore issues relating to their gender, sexuality and general mental health concerns. We are a team of over 15 clinical psychologists, psychologists, clinical neuropsychologists, speech pathologists, and psychiatrists, providing clinical assessment and evidence-based therapies for adults, adolescents, children, and families in the Inner-West of Sydney.
(02) 9158 6282 View (02) 9158 6282
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Intimate Matters
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
I am a qualified sexuality counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling and Masters of Science in Medicine (Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. My mission is to help my clients enjoy fulfilling and vibrant intimacy at any age and stage of their lives.
I am a qualified sexuality counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling and Masters of Science in Medicine (Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. My mission is to help my clients enjoy fulfilling and vibrant intimacy at any age and stage of their lives.
0422 959 797 View 0422 959 797
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Vivien Suttner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
I work with adults and young people from age 14 and up to help them overcome challenges, reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and achieve greater understanding, contentment and meaning. I provide a strengths-based approach which is open-minded, compassionate and authentic, leading to the development of alternative perspectives and relief from psychological distress. I work with people who may be struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, challenging circumstances, adjustment to change, relationship issues, work or career issues with self-confidence or self-esteem, or deeper existential issues.
I work with adults and young people from age 14 and up to help them overcome challenges, reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and achieve greater understanding, contentment and meaning. I provide a strengths-based approach which is open-minded, compassionate and authentic, leading to the development of alternative perspectives and relief from psychological distress. I work with people who may be struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, challenging circumstances, adjustment to change, relationship issues, work or career issues with self-confidence or self-esteem, or deeper existential issues.
(02) 9100 0804 View (02) 9100 0804
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Gab Tydd
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
I support adult clients through difficult life stages. I work with clients to help manage Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and work and study stress. I can offer a space to safely explore and check out the thoughts and feelings that come up at those times; and help clients reconnect with what's important and meaningful in life.
I support adult clients through difficult life stages. I work with clients to help manage Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and work and study stress. I can offer a space to safely explore and check out the thoughts and feelings that come up at those times; and help clients reconnect with what's important and meaningful in life.
(02) 9100 0057 View (02) 9100 0057
Photo of Catherine Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newtown, NSW
Catherine Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newtown, NSW 2042
Catherine works with people to explore experiences of anxiety & overwhelm, identity & personal boundaries. She prioritises creating spaces & opportunities for people to reconnect with personal hopes and values, identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and heal from pain. Catherine also specialises in supporting families to address challenges they are experiencing, uncover important values and develop practices that help them in facing everyday challenges.
Catherine works with people to explore experiences of anxiety & overwhelm, identity & personal boundaries. She prioritises creating spaces & opportunities for people to reconnect with personal hopes and values, identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and heal from pain. Catherine also specialises in supporting families to address challenges they are experiencing, uncover important values and develop practices that help them in facing everyday challenges.
(02) 9100 0275 View (02) 9100 0275
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Elizabeth Chikako Crouch
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
(02) 8294 6092 View (02) 8294 6092
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Carey Little
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist that fits with you is daunting! I have a relaxed and patient nature and have experience with a wide range of ages, cultures and experiences. I also love a good metaphor, to laugh and to engage humour in our sessions as we work together. We will collaboratively to reconnect you with who you want to be. Together, we will work as a team in a safe and friendly space where there is no judgement only respect for you as an individual. I'm here to help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
Finding a therapist that fits with you is daunting! I have a relaxed and patient nature and have experience with a wide range of ages, cultures and experiences. I also love a good metaphor, to laugh and to engage humour in our sessions as we work together. We will collaboratively to reconnect you with who you want to be. Together, we will work as a team in a safe and friendly space where there is no judgement only respect for you as an individual. I'm here to help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
(02) 9100 0680 View (02) 9100 0680
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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
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Veronica Gomez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
(02) 9100 0832 View (02) 9100 0832
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Corrie Diamond
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
My approach, is seeing clients where they need a safe space to talk. As I work with clients it's allowing myself to have privilege to be walking alongside them in creating a new story with new unique outcomes. Teaching clients the problem is the problem and not themselves.
My approach, is seeing clients where they need a safe space to talk. As I work with clients it's allowing myself to have privilege to be walking alongside them in creating a new story with new unique outcomes. Teaching clients the problem is the problem and not themselves.
(02) 8294 5693 View (02) 8294 5693
Photo of Barry Poppleton, Psychotherapist in Newtown, NSW
Barry Poppleton
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, executive coach and mediator who creates a safe, understanding and confidential space with clients. My aim is to create the right environment in which you can gain insight, make meaning of challenges you face, be inspired and build your resources for change. I use a range of evidence-based approaches. My intent is to accurately understand your thoughts and feelings, to show full acceptance and be authentic in the way I engage you to support your fulfilment and wellbeing. In 3 words feedback given to me is that I am kind, authentic and curious. I look forward to partnering with you.
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, executive coach and mediator who creates a safe, understanding and confidential space with clients. My aim is to create the right environment in which you can gain insight, make meaning of challenges you face, be inspired and build your resources for change. I use a range of evidence-based approaches. My intent is to accurately understand your thoughts and feelings, to show full acceptance and be authentic in the way I engage you to support your fulfilment and wellbeing. In 3 words feedback given to me is that I am kind, authentic and curious. I look forward to partnering with you.
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Photo of Claire Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newtown, NSW
Claire Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, NSW 2042
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is for everyone. Everyone that has ever considered if there is something in life that feels feels stuck, unfulfilled, or who yearns for something different. Everyone that notices patterns they wish they didn't have to keep repeating. Everyone that feels that the structures of the world around them feel constricting, heavy or confusing. Everyone that has ever thought- "Woah! did I just say / do / think that?? Where did that come from??" Everyone that looks at their relationships with partners or family and wonders if they could feel safer. Everyone that questions if it's even possible to feel safe within themselves.
Therapy is for everyone. Everyone that has ever considered if there is something in life that feels feels stuck, unfulfilled, or who yearns for something different. Everyone that notices patterns they wish they didn't have to keep repeating. Everyone that feels that the structures of the world around them feel constricting, heavy or confusing. Everyone that has ever thought- "Woah! did I just say / do / think that?? Where did that come from??" Everyone that looks at their relationships with partners or family and wonders if they could feel safer. Everyone that questions if it's even possible to feel safe within themselves.
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IFS Therapy Sydney
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
Hi, I'm Suze Ingram a counsellor in Sydney with a specialisation in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. IFS is different to other therapies. Your thoughts aren’t faulty and your feelings aren’t just a pesky part of being human. They have important messages for you. They matter. Every part of you matters. You don’t feel the way you do by accident. There are reasons why you’re experiencing pain, numbness, depression, reactivity, anxiety, or other distress. And reasons why you’ve developed certain ways of coping when life gets tough.
Hi, I'm Suze Ingram a counsellor in Sydney with a specialisation in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. IFS is different to other therapies. Your thoughts aren’t faulty and your feelings aren’t just a pesky part of being human. They have important messages for you. They matter. Every part of you matters. You don’t feel the way you do by accident. There are reasons why you’re experiencing pain, numbness, depression, reactivity, anxiety, or other distress. And reasons why you’ve developed certain ways of coping when life gets tough.
(02) 9100 0229 View (02) 9100 0229
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Kim Mac
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
The most common things my clients say to me is you seem like you really care. Therapy sessions are about you and what you need, so I tailor my sessions to what works best for you. It is important that you feel heard and I make sure I truly listen to what is going on for my clients.
The most common things my clients say to me is you seem like you really care. Therapy sessions are about you and what you need, so I tailor my sessions to what works best for you. It is important that you feel heard and I make sure I truly listen to what is going on for my clients.
(02) 9100 0445 View (02) 9100 0445
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Edmond Stewart
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Edmond (he/him), a Provisional Psychologist who works with LGBTQIA+ and gender non-confirming individuals as I myself am a queer man. I'm committed to using the most effective therapeutic modalities to assist my clients find comfort within themselves. I am interested in working with people of all backgrounds, however, more specifically working with individuals that have questions around sexuality or gender identity, anxiety, depression, stress management and life adjustment. We work primarily with people of the LGBTQIA+ community, including trans and non-binary folk.
Hi I'm Edmond (he/him), a Provisional Psychologist who works with LGBTQIA+ and gender non-confirming individuals as I myself am a queer man. I'm committed to using the most effective therapeutic modalities to assist my clients find comfort within themselves. I am interested in working with people of all backgrounds, however, more specifically working with individuals that have questions around sexuality or gender identity, anxiety, depression, stress management and life adjustment. We work primarily with people of the LGBTQIA+ community, including trans and non-binary folk.
(02) 9100 0145 View (02) 9100 0145
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Kate Mikhailouskaya
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
If you are haunted by traumatic past or challenged by present life circumstances, I invite you to take an active step towards clarity, self-understanding and change. Whether it is about making sense of childhood experiences or improving current relationships with self and others, psychoanalytic and existential approach with a close focus on childhood experiences provides a solid way forward. With more than ten years of experience in psychoanalytic practice, I offer individual therapy, training and supervision in the area of complex or single incident trauma.
If you are haunted by traumatic past or challenged by present life circumstances, I invite you to take an active step towards clarity, self-understanding and change. Whether it is about making sense of childhood experiences or improving current relationships with self and others, psychoanalytic and existential approach with a close focus on childhood experiences provides a solid way forward. With more than ten years of experience in psychoanalytic practice, I offer individual therapy, training and supervision in the area of complex or single incident trauma.
(02) 9159 6013 View (02) 9159 6013
Photo of Key Space Therapy Holly Anderson, Counsellor in Newtown, NSW
Key Space Therapy Holly Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
(02) 9100 0577 View (02) 9100 0577
Photo of Lillian Richardson, Psychologist in Newtown, NSW
Lillian Richardson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, NSW 2042
I am a generally registered psychologist, primarily with experience utilising strengths-focused, recovery-oriented cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate some Schema and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) techniques into my practice. I have experience working with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, including issues related to low self-worth and self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, limited distress tolerance, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, and loneliness. I also have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a generally registered psychologist, primarily with experience utilising strengths-focused, recovery-oriented cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate some Schema and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) techniques into my practice. I have experience working with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, including issues related to low self-worth and self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, limited distress tolerance, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, and loneliness. I also have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(02) 9100 0555 View (02) 9100 0555

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newtown, NSW

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in Newtown, NSW who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Medicare Rebates
54% Bupa
48% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Newtown, NSW see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newtown?

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.