Counselling in Brisbane City, QLD

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Alanah Keating
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Hi, I’m Alanah, I'm a registered psychologist and I enjoy supporting clients who wish to explore their neurodivergent traits, who have experienced trauma, are struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties and burnout. I provide therapy and diagnostic assessments in person and via telehealth. You can expect every session to be a supportive and inclusive space. Therapy sessions are trauma informed, LGBTIQA+ supportive and ND affirming.
Hi, I’m Alanah, I'm a registered psychologist and I enjoy supporting clients who wish to explore their neurodivergent traits, who have experienced trauma, are struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties and burnout. I provide therapy and diagnostic assessments in person and via telehealth. You can expect every session to be a supportive and inclusive space. Therapy sessions are trauma informed, LGBTIQA+ supportive and ND affirming.
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Eliza Mealey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
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James Whiting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
James is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes in taking a flexible and collaborative treatment approach that is client-centred and reflects the unique goals and values of each individual. He provides an evidence-based approach to treatment utilising strategies based in cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. His background of working in both public and private sectors has provided him with experience in working with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
James is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes in taking a flexible and collaborative treatment approach that is client-centred and reflects the unique goals and values of each individual. He provides an evidence-based approach to treatment utilising strategies based in cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. His background of working in both public and private sectors has provided him with experience in working with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
(07) 3186 6072 View (07) 3186 6072
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Phillipa Joy Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
I'm grateful you've discovered me here. In the ebb and flow of life, finding a place for reflection and renewal is invaluable. Joy Therapy offers just that — a sanctuary for healing and your own embodied wisdom to emerge. Therapy is more than just a session—it's a nurturing environment where we journey the past, present and future together. If you're hurting, feeling lost, overwhelmed and confused, therapy can be a place and process that offers support. Each person’s life is unique and therefore so is each therapy journey. We work in partnership and meet together in ways that work for you.
I'm grateful you've discovered me here. In the ebb and flow of life, finding a place for reflection and renewal is invaluable. Joy Therapy offers just that — a sanctuary for healing and your own embodied wisdom to emerge. Therapy is more than just a session—it's a nurturing environment where we journey the past, present and future together. If you're hurting, feeling lost, overwhelmed and confused, therapy can be a place and process that offers support. Each person’s life is unique and therefore so is each therapy journey. We work in partnership and meet together in ways that work for you.
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Rosien Colin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
If you are looking to grow your confidence, build a supportive community, and learn how to set healthy boundaries, Rosien, our clinical psychologist in Brisbane, can offer you a safe, supportive space to explore these goals. By cultivating self-love and improving your self-esteem, you can form and maintain healthy, fulfilling relationships. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can break old beliefs and increase your self-esteem, paving the way for a more positive and empowered future.
If you are looking to grow your confidence, build a supportive community, and learn how to set healthy boundaries, Rosien, our clinical psychologist in Brisbane, can offer you a safe, supportive space to explore these goals. By cultivating self-love and improving your self-esteem, you can form and maintain healthy, fulfilling relationships. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can break old beliefs and increase your self-esteem, paving the way for a more positive and empowered future.
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Jennifer Horn
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000  (Online Only)
I began to develop a desire to understand connections between people, behavior, thoughts and feelings. This inspired me to study a diploma of counselling which has given me knowledge into mental and physical wellbeing. Since completing my Diploma, (May 2021) I have worked within the grief sector and nature-based counselling for children through to adults.
I began to develop a desire to understand connections between people, behavior, thoughts and feelings. This inspired me to study a diploma of counselling which has given me knowledge into mental and physical wellbeing. Since completing my Diploma, (May 2021) I have worked within the grief sector and nature-based counselling for children through to adults.
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Dr Wei Wang
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
My name is Dr Wei Wang. I help and support adults with various issues, including psychological and emotional, workplace, family, study, and relationship problems. I have ample experience working with clients from various backgrounds and age groups. I encourage and support my clients to develop and cultivate their inner strengths to better their coping capacities with independence and confidence.
My name is Dr Wei Wang. I help and support adults with various issues, including psychological and emotional, workplace, family, study, and relationship problems. I have ample experience working with clients from various backgrounds and age groups. I encourage and support my clients to develop and cultivate their inner strengths to better their coping capacities with independence and confidence.
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Christine Marsden
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Do you need a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and heal from past trauma? Christine works with individuals, couples, and groups to address communication challenges, complex trauma, and personal growth. Her goal is to help you achieve emotional clarity, develop healthier relationships, and find meaningful change. With Christine, you'll work with a professional who understands the depth of your experiences and can guide you toward lasting transformation.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Do you need a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and heal from past trauma? Christine works with individuals, couples, and groups to address communication challenges, complex trauma, and personal growth. Her goal is to help you achieve emotional clarity, develop healthier relationships, and find meaningful change. With Christine, you'll work with a professional who understands the depth of your experiences and can guide you toward lasting transformation.
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Chantel Davison
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000  (Online Only)
Chantel has been working as a therapist with women since 2019, and is a skilled and experienced counsellor in supporting clients to work through trauma. Chantel’s work is mindfulness-based, experiential, and rooted in attachment theory. Chantel is gentle, yet goal-orientated and draws upon her rich array of personal and professional experiences to hold space for her clients.
Chantel has been working as a therapist with women since 2019, and is a skilled and experienced counsellor in supporting clients to work through trauma. Chantel’s work is mindfulness-based, experiential, and rooted in attachment theory. Chantel is gentle, yet goal-orientated and draws upon her rich array of personal and professional experiences to hold space for her clients.
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Eric Tan
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Sometimes, clients don't really know what they want when they come to therapy, and I make every effort to help them find out. Besides helping with their struggles with relationships and symptoms, I believe that they truly want to be understood, and to be accompanied as they explore their emotional pain. Most of the time, I find that my clients want to reflect on themselves, and need my support to face up to their emotional pain and dilemmas. They might want to know my thoughts about their struggles, so that it triggers their own new thoughts about themselves.
Sometimes, clients don't really know what they want when they come to therapy, and I make every effort to help them find out. Besides helping with their struggles with relationships and symptoms, I believe that they truly want to be understood, and to be accompanied as they explore their emotional pain. Most of the time, I find that my clients want to reflect on themselves, and need my support to face up to their emotional pain and dilemmas. They might want to know my thoughts about their struggles, so that it triggers their own new thoughts about themselves.
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Amber Dodds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000  (Online Only)
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
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Hannah Orpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000  (Online Only)
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
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Alpha Ponce
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Alpha helps individuals understand the underlying causes of their low self-esteem, self-distrust, anxiety, depression, risky behaviours, poor boundaries, and hypervigilance. She helps them to create long-lasting changes and cultivate self-assurance, happiness, quality of life and healthier relationships.
Alpha helps individuals understand the underlying causes of their low self-esteem, self-distrust, anxiety, depression, risky behaviours, poor boundaries, and hypervigilance. She helps them to create long-lasting changes and cultivate self-assurance, happiness, quality of life and healthier relationships.
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Claire Pang
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Do not accept any third party referral.)
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Do not accept any third party referral.)
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Alidia Anne Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Welcome! I’m Anne Lee, a dedicated Provisional Psychologist based in Brisbane. I specialise in Anxiety & Depression, Trauma & PTSD, Neurological Disorders, Adolescent Issues, and Relationship & Couples Counselling.
Welcome! I’m Anne Lee, a dedicated Provisional Psychologist based in Brisbane. I specialise in Anxiety & Depression, Trauma & PTSD, Neurological Disorders, Adolescent Issues, and Relationship & Couples Counselling.
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Mark Hutchens
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
As a professional, you might face immense pressure and stress in your career. Mark’s deep understanding of the corporate world uniquely positions him to help you manage work-related issues effectively.
As a professional, you might face immense pressure and stress in your career. Mark’s deep understanding of the corporate world uniquely positions him to help you manage work-related issues effectively.
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Adam Sadd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Is your mental health impacting you at home or at work? I am here to help. In my therapy work, I hear that my clients are seeking: practical tools and techniques; improvement in their mood; techniques to manage stress and anxiety; freedom from negative mindsets; and a Psychologist who can support them to manage their mental health challenges both at home and at work. In short, they are seeking to return to good mental health, and to thrive in both their personal and professional lives. My experience working as a Psychologist, HR professional, and a Leader enables me to support people to be their best both at home and at work.
Is your mental health impacting you at home or at work? I am here to help. In my therapy work, I hear that my clients are seeking: practical tools and techniques; improvement in their mood; techniques to manage stress and anxiety; freedom from negative mindsets; and a Psychologist who can support them to manage their mental health challenges both at home and at work. In short, they are seeking to return to good mental health, and to thrive in both their personal and professional lives. My experience working as a Psychologist, HR professional, and a Leader enables me to support people to be their best both at home and at work.
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Stacey Koniw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
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Dr Marjolein Kammers
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
I am an AHPRA Registered Psychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist. I have a special interest and established experience working with children, parents and adult individuals with ADHD and Autism. I provide parenting support around attachment questions and challenges throughout the stages of toddler, primary school children and teens. I also have a special interest and a thorough understanding of the challenges of many different and diverse reproductive journeys, including medically assisted fertility, using an egg/sperm donor, and pregnancy loss.
I am an AHPRA Registered Psychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist. I have a special interest and established experience working with children, parents and adult individuals with ADHD and Autism. I provide parenting support around attachment questions and challenges throughout the stages of toddler, primary school children and teens. I also have a special interest and a thorough understanding of the challenges of many different and diverse reproductive journeys, including medically assisted fertility, using an egg/sperm donor, and pregnancy loss.
(07) 3179 6023 View (07) 3179 6023
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Diane Hanna
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Diane. I've been helping people with their mental health issues for over 20 years. I can treat depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationships, as well as stress, life transitions, and trauma. I use a compassionate, safe, and practical approach. My additional qualifications in art therapy when combined with mindfulness, has helped many people from very different backgrounds. I have lived experience as an army veteran and humanitarian aid worker in Iraq, and am not unused to tough situations. I welcome adults, couples, young people, LGBTQIA, veterans, and seniors.
Hello, I'm Diane. I've been helping people with their mental health issues for over 20 years. I can treat depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationships, as well as stress, life transitions, and trauma. I use a compassionate, safe, and practical approach. My additional qualifications in art therapy when combined with mindfulness, has helped many people from very different backgrounds. I have lived experience as an army veteran and humanitarian aid worker in Iraq, and am not unused to tough situations. I welcome adults, couples, young people, LGBTQIA, veterans, and seniors.
(07) 3130 0402 View (07) 3130 0402
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Number of Counsellors in Brisbane City, QLD

600+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Brisbane City, QLD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
81% Depression
79% Stress
77% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Medicare Rebates
57% Bupa
51% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Brisbane City, QLD see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brisbane City?

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.