Counselling in North Balgowlah, NSW

Photo of Trish Malone, Counsellor in North Balgowlah, NSW
Trish Malone
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Are you struggling with grief, loss or the impact of trauma? Are you a victim of crime? Sometimes we can cope with all that life throws at us, and sometimes it can be helpful to get some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed by a mixture of emotions, such as sadness, anger, guilt, regret or shame, or be struggling with anxiety or depression. You may be having difficulty connecting with those around you, or be unsure whether your experience is normal. Often just a few sessions with a caring, down to earth and skilled counsellor can help you navigate through challenging times.
Are you struggling with grief, loss or the impact of trauma? Are you a victim of crime? Sometimes we can cope with all that life throws at us, and sometimes it can be helpful to get some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed by a mixture of emotions, such as sadness, anger, guilt, regret or shame, or be struggling with anxiety or depression. You may be having difficulty connecting with those around you, or be unsure whether your experience is normal. Often just a few sessions with a caring, down to earth and skilled counsellor can help you navigate through challenging times.
(02) 9100 0560 View (02) 9100 0560
Photo of Cristina Williams, Psychotherapist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Cristina Williams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Not accepting new clients
NOT accepting new clients: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
NOT accepting new clients: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
(02) 8806 0697 View (02) 8806 0697
Photo of Christine Bennett, Psychotherapist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Christine Bennett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
(02) 8294 9427 View (02) 8294 9427
Photo of Lyn Pritchard, Counsellor in North Balgowlah, NSW
Lyn Pritchard
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Balgowlah, NSW 2093  (Online Only)
Underpinning a client-centred approach, I bring to my work extensive training in mindfulness strategies and relaxation techniques to help clients reduce stress and alleviate anxiety and depression. My approach favours the behaviour focused therapies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) encouraging people to reach their full potential and live according to their values. The principles of both DBT and ACT work together to help clients manage painful thoughts and feelings and support them in resolving issues around drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, and loss.
Underpinning a client-centred approach, I bring to my work extensive training in mindfulness strategies and relaxation techniques to help clients reduce stress and alleviate anxiety and depression. My approach favours the behaviour focused therapies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) encouraging people to reach their full potential and live according to their values. The principles of both DBT and ACT work together to help clients manage painful thoughts and feelings and support them in resolving issues around drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, and loss.
(02) 9100 0488 View (02) 9100 0488

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Luciana Zeni, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Luciana Zeni
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
(02) 8403 0009 View (02) 8403 0009
Photo of Mitra Storey, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Mitra Storey
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
(02) 8074 5442 View (02) 8074 5442
Space for Wellbeing Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Fairlight, NSW 2094
Life presents challenges to all of us – perhaps a difficult relationship, workplace stresses or painful life transitions. Seeing a clinical psychologist can help you to manage immediate stressors as well as working towards identifying longer-standing patterns of thought and behaviour which may increase vulnerability to mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression.
Life presents challenges to all of us – perhaps a difficult relationship, workplace stresses or painful life transitions. Seeing a clinical psychologist can help you to manage immediate stressors as well as working towards identifying longer-standing patterns of thought and behaviour which may increase vulnerability to mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression.
(02) 9100 0716 View (02) 9100 0716
Photo of Alison Turner, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Alison Turner
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068  (Online Only)
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
(02) 8074 1784 View (02) 8074 1784
Photo of Jo Roome, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Jo Roome
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
(02) 8403 0906 View (02) 8403 0906
Photo of Sarah Beetham Psychotherapist, Counsellor in North Balgowlah, NSW
Sarah Beetham Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
(02) 8074 3973 View (02) 8074 3973
Photo of Sanchana Venkatesh, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Sanchana Venkatesh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, chronic health issues, grief and loss, life transitions (e.g. career, stage of life, migration), PTSD, OCD, tics and Tourettes. I am passionate about helping individuals live a life worth living based on their values. Some populations I particularly enjoy working with include people of colour, gifted individuals, young women, and creatives. In addition to providing individual therapy, I have a keen interest in cognitive assessments to identify gifted abilities or learning disabilities.
I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression, chronic health issues, grief and loss, life transitions (e.g. career, stage of life, migration), PTSD, OCD, tics and Tourettes. I am passionate about helping individuals live a life worth living based on their values. Some populations I particularly enjoy working with include people of colour, gifted individuals, young women, and creatives. In addition to providing individual therapy, I have a keen interest in cognitive assessments to identify gifted abilities or learning disabilities.
(02) 9100 0086 View (02) 9100 0086
Photo of Daniela MacAulay, Counsellor in North Balgowlah, NSW
Daniela MacAulay
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balgowlah, NSW 2093
I work with people who feel stuck, struggle to accept parts of themselves and their internal world has become a harsh place to be at times. If this is you, you might find it difficult to navigate relationships, frequently get overwhelmed or have a hard time setting boundaries. You may often feel “not good enough” and like you just “don’t fit in” somehow. As a result you may have developed coping strategies that are no longer working or aren’t very healthy. By learning to understand why you do the things you do, you can find new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you and healthier ways to manage life’s challenges.
I work with people who feel stuck, struggle to accept parts of themselves and their internal world has become a harsh place to be at times. If this is you, you might find it difficult to navigate relationships, frequently get overwhelmed or have a hard time setting boundaries. You may often feel “not good enough” and like you just “don’t fit in” somehow. As a result you may have developed coping strategies that are no longer working or aren’t very healthy. By learning to understand why you do the things you do, you can find new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you and healthier ways to manage life’s challenges.
(02) 9100 0871 View (02) 9100 0871
Forest Family Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
(02) 8403 2891 View (02) 8403 2891
Photo of Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno, Psychotherapist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
(02) 9100 0242 View (02) 9100 0242
Photo of Kristy-Lee Ferry, Psychotherapist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Kristy-Lee Ferry
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mosman, NSW 2088
Do you struggle with relationship difficulties, from intimate partners to friendships? Whether it be from infidelity, monogamy or navigating ethical non-monogamy to dishonesty, trust, boundary setting or simply the courage to express your needs. Have you been deeply hurt in a relationship and at a loss as to how to heal and where to go from here? Do you need to break free of people pleasing patterns and the anxiety and guilt around being authentic to your needs? Do you struggle with the courage to express your needs? These are just some of the many questions that life throws at us and they can often be complex issues to unravel...
Do you struggle with relationship difficulties, from intimate partners to friendships? Whether it be from infidelity, monogamy or navigating ethical non-monogamy to dishonesty, trust, boundary setting or simply the courage to express your needs. Have you been deeply hurt in a relationship and at a loss as to how to heal and where to go from here? Do you need to break free of people pleasing patterns and the anxiety and guilt around being authentic to your needs? Do you struggle with the courage to express your needs? These are just some of the many questions that life throws at us and they can often be complex issues to unravel...
(02) 9100 0218 View (02) 9100 0218
Photo of Werner Teichert, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Werner Teichert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Manly, NSW 2095
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
(02) 4077 2914 View (02) 4077 2914
Photo of Katherine Watson, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Katherine Watson
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
Creating change takes commitment. My clients are adults (18+) who want to see changes in their lives and are ready to work together to make this happen. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, and I work collaboratively with clients to identify their issues and the therapeutic approach that best suits them. Clients who want to draw on their strengths to manage life's challenges and learn to be more self-compassionate are welcomed.
Creating change takes commitment. My clients are adults (18+) who want to see changes in their lives and are ready to work together to make this happen. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, and I work collaboratively with clients to identify their issues and the therapeutic approach that best suits them. Clients who want to draw on their strengths to manage life's challenges and learn to be more self-compassionate are welcomed.
(02) 9100 0349 View (02) 9100 0349
Photo of Naomi Kerr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Naomi Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
Not accepting new clients
Everyone needs support at times. Naomi provides outcomes-focussed counselling for individuals and couples wanting to make meaningful change in their lives or relationships. If you are struggling or unhappy - with challenges with your mental health, life/work stress or relationship difficulties - Naomi will support you in an inclusive and safe environment. Her background is working with individuals and couples in the following areas: mental health support & trauma, couples counselling (including infidelity, communication issues, family planning), self-esteem, confidence and goal setting, and fertility support (including IVF/donation)
Everyone needs support at times. Naomi provides outcomes-focussed counselling for individuals and couples wanting to make meaningful change in their lives or relationships. If you are struggling or unhappy - with challenges with your mental health, life/work stress or relationship difficulties - Naomi will support you in an inclusive and safe environment. Her background is working with individuals and couples in the following areas: mental health support & trauma, couples counselling (including infidelity, communication issues, family planning), self-esteem, confidence and goal setting, and fertility support (including IVF/donation)
(02) 9100 0260 View (02) 9100 0260
Photo of Safari Lee, Counsellor in North Balgowlah, NSW
Safari Lee
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088  (Online Only)
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
(02) 9100 0930 View (02) 9100 0930
Photo of Tim Bullivant, Psychologist in North Balgowlah, NSW
Tim Bullivant
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
I provide psychological services for all kinds of minds and all life's stages, including therapy and assessment. I am equipped to do so, having worked in a wide range of settings, including community health, hospitals, and private practice, and having practiced with child, adolescent, and adult populations. I have a particular interest assisting clients with anxiety (social and generalised), mood disorders, OCD, trauma, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, and parenting, as well as working with neurodiverse populations.
I provide psychological services for all kinds of minds and all life's stages, including therapy and assessment. I am equipped to do so, having worked in a wide range of settings, including community health, hospitals, and private practice, and having practiced with child, adolescent, and adult populations. I have a particular interest assisting clients with anxiety (social and generalised), mood disorders, OCD, trauma, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, and parenting, as well as working with neurodiverse populations.
(02) 9100 0279 View (02) 9100 0279

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Balgowlah, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in North Balgowlah, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Anger Management
75% Life Transitions
50% Addiction

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% Teachers Health
67% Police Health

How Counsellors in North Balgowlah, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Balgowlah?

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.