Counselling in Waratah, NSW

Photo of Bartholomew P Henrick, Psychologist in Waratah, NSW
Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
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Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
(02) 4077 2406 View (02) 4077 2406
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Jessica Scala
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
(02) 4058 4796 View (02) 4058 4796

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jess Yeh, Psychologist in Waratah, NSW
Jess Yeh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Jessica is a dedicated, professional, and passionate registered psychologist with more than 5 years of experience in providing culturally aware and evidence-based interventions within both private and public sectors. Jessica takes a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to each client. She takes immense pride in treating all clients fairly with mutual respect and understanding regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Jessica has a strong passion in working with couples, families, adolescents, LGBTQI+, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals.
Jessica is a dedicated, professional, and passionate registered psychologist with more than 5 years of experience in providing culturally aware and evidence-based interventions within both private and public sectors. Jessica takes a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to each client. She takes immense pride in treating all clients fairly with mutual respect and understanding regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Jessica has a strong passion in working with couples, families, adolescents, LGBTQI+, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
Photo of Sara Louise Harris, Counsellor in Waratah, NSW
Sara Louise Harris
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
(03) 7003 2963 View (03) 7003 2963
Photo of Emma Doolan, Psychologist in Waratah, NSW
Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mayfield, NSW 2304
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
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Dana Bassett
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
(07) 3555 7561 View (07) 3555 7561
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Martin Leon Wieczorek
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
(02) 4012 0801 View (02) 4012 0801
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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Photo of Saskia Zethoven, Counsellor in Waratah, NSW
Saskia Zethoven
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
My name is Saskia and I am an experienced counsellor and peer worker. I've seen many therapists throughout my life, with experiences ranging from transformative to frustrating. I know that for many people the hierarchical relationship between therapist and client can be demeaning and disempowering. My practice is particularly focused on supporting those have trouble with these traditional therapeutic relationships. My approach is collaborative and informal, involving you as an equal partner in the process of therapy.
My name is Saskia and I am an experienced counsellor and peer worker. I've seen many therapists throughout my life, with experiences ranging from transformative to frustrating. I know that for many people the hierarchical relationship between therapist and client can be demeaning and disempowering. My practice is particularly focused on supporting those have trouble with these traditional therapeutic relationships. My approach is collaborative and informal, involving you as an equal partner in the process of therapy.
(02) 9159 6796 View (02) 9159 6796
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Psychology Centre Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
(02) 4063 1352 View (02) 4063 1352
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011
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JMW Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NSW 2303
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
(02) 4077 2307 View (02) 4077 2307
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Kerrie Thompson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NSW 2303
I provide in person-online or phone counselling for adults and teenagers who have experienced trauma, who experience parenting challenges (shared parenting and post separation abuse) and specialize in navigating complex legal systems such as police processes, criminal court and Family Court. As an approved Workers Compensation/CTP provide, I provide support to people dealing with workplace conflict and burnout.
I provide in person-online or phone counselling for adults and teenagers who have experienced trauma, who experience parenting challenges (shared parenting and post separation abuse) and specialize in navigating complex legal systems such as police processes, criminal court and Family Court. As an approved Workers Compensation/CTP provide, I provide support to people dealing with workplace conflict and burnout.
(02) 4058 3123 View (02) 4058 3123
Photo of Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waratah, NSW
Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
(02) 5748 4723 View (02) 5748 4723
Photo of Heather Adams, Psychotherapist in Waratah, NSW
Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Waratah, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Waratah, NSW who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Parenting
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
33% Bupa
33% Defence Health

How Counsellors in Waratah, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waratah?

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.