Counselling in Sumner, QLD

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Diana Earl
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sumner, QLD 4074
Life is not straightforward, it throws us winding roads, speed bumps, and unexpected turns. Counselling is a brave step towards a better life. By understanding your patterns, self-limiting beliefs, the triggers to your anxiety and the health of your relationships, you can make the needed changes to reach your true potential. I have been successful in helping hundreds of clients to understand and overcome the issues that they are facing. I specialize in anxiety, grief and loss, relationships and Workcover. I also work with new parents and professionals going through big life changes and learning how to adapt to these changes.
Life is not straightforward, it throws us winding roads, speed bumps, and unexpected turns. Counselling is a brave step towards a better life. By understanding your patterns, self-limiting beliefs, the triggers to your anxiety and the health of your relationships, you can make the needed changes to reach your true potential. I have been successful in helping hundreds of clients to understand and overcome the issues that they are facing. I specialize in anxiety, grief and loss, relationships and Workcover. I also work with new parents and professionals going through big life changes and learning how to adapt to these changes.
(07) 2100 4270 View (07) 2100 4270
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Veronica Hellier
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sumner, QLD 4074
I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand how unconscious processes and patterns are manifested in their present-day behaviour. I work with individuals who have past trauma that they would like to heal from; individuals who wish to be able to form nourishing and reciprocal relationships; individuals wanting to understand and accept all parts of themselves; and individuals who want to understand and process their childhood experiences to be able to approach parenting their own children differently.
I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand how unconscious processes and patterns are manifested in their present-day behaviour. I work with individuals who have past trauma that they would like to heal from; individuals who wish to be able to form nourishing and reciprocal relationships; individuals wanting to understand and accept all parts of themselves; and individuals who want to understand and process their childhood experiences to be able to approach parenting their own children differently.
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Marion Valster
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sumner, QLD 4074
I have a special interest in working with our first responders: QAS, QPS, QCS, SES and QFES and with those experiencing workplace issues (WorkCover). Work is such a large part of our life, and when work is difficult, it is hard not to let it leak into our private lives. It is wonderful to start shifting some of the symptoms and bring back a sense of joy. Together, my clients and I work on what a happier life would look like, and what is needed to get there. We usually do this by looking at strengths and values, and by exploring underlying beliefs that may hold you back. It is an in-depth look at what makes you who you are.
I have a special interest in working with our first responders: QAS, QPS, QCS, SES and QFES and with those experiencing workplace issues (WorkCover). Work is such a large part of our life, and when work is difficult, it is hard not to let it leak into our private lives. It is wonderful to start shifting some of the symptoms and bring back a sense of joy. Together, my clients and I work on what a happier life would look like, and what is needed to get there. We usually do this by looking at strengths and values, and by exploring underlying beliefs that may hold you back. It is an in-depth look at what makes you who you are.
(07) 2100 4842 View (07) 2100 4842
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Brendon Wright
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sumner, QLD 4074
My commitment is to provide a non-judgmental, engaged, and open-minded space where we proactively work together to change unhealthy behaviours and habits by utilising a range of proven therapeutic modalities. Your unique experiences and preferences lead the way, allowing us to tailor a plan together that aligns with what works best for you. If you're ready to begin this supportive process of change, I warmly invite you to reach out and begin our shared exploration towards a more fulfilled and balanced life.
My commitment is to provide a non-judgmental, engaged, and open-minded space where we proactively work together to change unhealthy behaviours and habits by utilising a range of proven therapeutic modalities. Your unique experiences and preferences lead the way, allowing us to tailor a plan together that aligns with what works best for you. If you're ready to begin this supportive process of change, I warmly invite you to reach out and begin our shared exploration towards a more fulfilled and balanced life.
(07) 3050 0765 View (07) 3050 0765
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Melanie Townsend
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sumner, QLD 4074
(07) 2100 4695 View (07) 2100 4695

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Victoria Davies - Marigold House Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kenmore Hills, QLD 4069
My name is Victoria and I am happy to see anyone aged 7+ who has difficulties with regulating their emotions. I am particularly skilled at supporting people with neurodivergence, trauma and complex trauma. We also have a therapy dog to make your time with us even more special!
My name is Victoria and I am happy to see anyone aged 7+ who has difficulties with regulating their emotions. I am particularly skilled at supporting people with neurodivergence, trauma and complex trauma. We also have a therapy dog to make your time with us even more special!
(07) 3088 9070 View (07) 3088 9070
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Your Choice Counselling
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069
Together we’ll work to address the problematic symptoms (emotions, thoughts & sensations) resulting from trauma & other adverse life events. You’ll learn to replace harmful coping behaviours with more effective ways of responding to challenges. We will use evidence based strategies to help you build a life you think is worth living. I have worked for 15+ years across youth, adult & family/carer (inpatient and community) settings. I have extensive experience working with emotion dysregulation & impulse control difficulties, trauma and addiction. I’m also passionate about accessible therapy for people with ASD, ADHD & SPD.
Together we’ll work to address the problematic symptoms (emotions, thoughts & sensations) resulting from trauma & other adverse life events. You’ll learn to replace harmful coping behaviours with more effective ways of responding to challenges. We will use evidence based strategies to help you build a life you think is worth living. I have worked for 15+ years across youth, adult & family/carer (inpatient and community) settings. I have extensive experience working with emotion dysregulation & impulse control difficulties, trauma and addiction. I’m also passionate about accessible therapy for people with ASD, ADHD & SPD.
(07) 3185 2368 View (07) 3185 2368
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Catherine Fanning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Moggill, QLD 4070  (Online Only)
I am a (late diagnosed) neurodivergent psychologist. I have immediate availability for individual, online, telehealth psychology sessions as well as autism and ADHD diagnostic assessments for young people and adults (aged 15+). I am especially passionate about working with neurodivergent females and gender diverse individuals as they explore their identity and reclaim their unique strengths. I am also well versed working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including complex childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, school difficulties, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
I am a (late diagnosed) neurodivergent psychologist. I have immediate availability for individual, online, telehealth psychology sessions as well as autism and ADHD diagnostic assessments for young people and adults (aged 15+). I am especially passionate about working with neurodivergent females and gender diverse individuals as they explore their identity and reclaim their unique strengths. I am also well versed working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including complex childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, school difficulties, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(07) 2100 4499 View (07) 2100 4499
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Elan Zavelsky
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069
Waitlist for new clients
My work as a counsellor and psychotherapist is founded on the cornerstones of kindness and compassion. As a Gestalt-informed mental health professional, I take joy in working with both individuals, couples/ relationships. For the past two decades I have worked locally and around the globe as a professional and volunteer in the social welfare, not-for-profit and creative arts sectors. In my therapeutic practice, I combine this life experience with my academic training to offer a specialised approach to this deep and important work.
My work as a counsellor and psychotherapist is founded on the cornerstones of kindness and compassion. As a Gestalt-informed mental health professional, I take joy in working with both individuals, couples/ relationships. For the past two decades I have worked locally and around the globe as a professional and volunteer in the social welfare, not-for-profit and creative arts sectors. In my therapeutic practice, I combine this life experience with my academic training to offer a specialised approach to this deep and important work.
(07) 3185 2306 View (07) 3185 2306
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Yellow Blue Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellbowrie, QLD 4070
Sometime the messages society gives us about our journey to parenthood do not match what is actually happening and that can be confusing & overwhelming. Guiding Women with fertility, pregnancy & postnatal challenges, our counsellor Erin provides individual counselling support drawn from over 10 years of nursing, midwifery & counselling experience. My goal is to blend my professional experiences with my own personal experiences of becoming & being a mother to my 3 sons.
Sometime the messages society gives us about our journey to parenthood do not match what is actually happening and that can be confusing & overwhelming. Guiding Women with fertility, pregnancy & postnatal challenges, our counsellor Erin provides individual counselling support drawn from over 10 years of nursing, midwifery & counselling experience. My goal is to blend my professional experiences with my own personal experiences of becoming & being a mother to my 3 sons.
(07) 3821 2335 View (07) 3821 2335
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Dr Nicole Hess
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, QLD 4069
Dr Nicole is both founder and director of A to Z Psychology and A to Z Learning Pathways. Nicole aims to empower her clients to explore, unlock, and build on their innate capacity for growth and development. The mantra of A to Z Learning Pathways and A to Z psychology of , "Enhancing minds", is applied across all age groups. The letters "A to Z" represent the unique nature and needs of each individual client. Nicole works with each client to formulate treatment plans, assessment protocols, and advocacy service (usually for educational support) that best meet individual needs. Nicole works with children, teens,and older individuals.
Dr Nicole is both founder and director of A to Z Psychology and A to Z Learning Pathways. Nicole aims to empower her clients to explore, unlock, and build on their innate capacity for growth and development. The mantra of A to Z Learning Pathways and A to Z psychology of , "Enhancing minds", is applied across all age groups. The letters "A to Z" represent the unique nature and needs of each individual client. Nicole works with each client to formulate treatment plans, assessment protocols, and advocacy service (usually for educational support) that best meet individual needs. Nicole works with children, teens,and older individuals.
(07) 2100 4824 View (07) 2100 4824
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New Life Counselling & Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Ommaney, QLD 4074
Hello my name is Nicole and have I been providing Counselling for over 15yrs working within a CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy framework. My particular focus is in the Psychosocial space which looks at individuals in the context of combined factors of individuals, their mental health and interaction with their social environment and relationships. Working on aspects of our own mental health such as anxiety, stress, self esteem and relational skills enriches our own lives, as well as relationships. Studies show this contributes significantly to our sense of happiness and fulfillment. Workcover, NDIS and Victims Assist welcome !
Hello my name is Nicole and have I been providing Counselling for over 15yrs working within a CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy framework. My particular focus is in the Psychosocial space which looks at individuals in the context of combined factors of individuals, their mental health and interaction with their social environment and relationships. Working on aspects of our own mental health such as anxiety, stress, self esteem and relational skills enriches our own lives, as well as relationships. Studies show this contributes significantly to our sense of happiness and fulfillment. Workcover, NDIS and Victims Assist welcome !
(07) 2801 5903 View (07) 2801 5903
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Kristy Chamberlain
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Fig Tree Pocket, QLD 4069
Having trouble with relationships (intimate, friends and/or family)? Holding down a job? It’s hard to feel relaxed? Or getting out of bed feels like a monstrous task? Contact me so we can have a chat over the phone to ensure the type of therapy I provide will meet your needs. If you feel comfortable at this stage, we will make an initial assessment appointment so we can meet to discuss things in more detail. This is your opportunity to get a feel for therapy and if you feel comfortable with me.
Having trouble with relationships (intimate, friends and/or family)? Holding down a job? It’s hard to feel relaxed? Or getting out of bed feels like a monstrous task? Contact me so we can have a chat over the phone to ensure the type of therapy I provide will meet your needs. If you feel comfortable at this stage, we will make an initial assessment appointment so we can meet to discuss things in more detail. This is your opportunity to get a feel for therapy and if you feel comfortable with me.
(07) 2100 4848 View (07) 2100 4848
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Sabrina Stephens Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, QLD 4069
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
(03) 9007 2860 View (03) 9007 2860
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Robin Fraser
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
Hi, I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and have gained a broad base of knowledge over 13 years of therapy.The vast majority of my experience has been in the private practice field, treating both individuals & couples. Clients generally find me to be a warm and caring psychologist, with a strong desire to understand and help them to move forwards in their life.
(07) 2100 4097 View (07) 2100 4097
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Kimberley Cunial
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069  (Online Only)
I am happy to announce I am again accepting new referrals, for therapy appointments. All appointments are offered exclusively via Telehealth. Please note that email contact is preferred, rather than phone. As the Director of Spring Psychology, I am passionate about helping people to grow and achieve their unique goals.
I am happy to announce I am again accepting new referrals, for therapy appointments. All appointments are offered exclusively via Telehealth. Please note that email contact is preferred, rather than phone. As the Director of Spring Psychology, I am passionate about helping people to grow and achieve their unique goals.
(07) 3132 3831 View (07) 3132 3831
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Mariyah Shahrin | Sama Sama Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore, QLD 4069
Looking for a queer, neurodivergent and culturally affirming counsellor? Hi! I'm Mariyah (she/her), a registered counsellor. I have a strong curiosity for people, the human experience and assisting people in achieving their best potential and life goals. I'm passionate in working with individuals in the LGBTQ+, culturally diverse, and neurodivergent communities and others who experience mental health concerns. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach where you lead where our sessions go — whether that is to “fix” a particular problem you’re experiencing, or to better understand yourself.
Looking for a queer, neurodivergent and culturally affirming counsellor? Hi! I'm Mariyah (she/her), a registered counsellor. I have a strong curiosity for people, the human experience and assisting people in achieving their best potential and life goals. I'm passionate in working with individuals in the LGBTQ+, culturally diverse, and neurodivergent communities and others who experience mental health concerns. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach where you lead where our sessions go — whether that is to “fix” a particular problem you’re experiencing, or to better understand yourself.
(07) 2104 1913 View (07) 2104 1913
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Renata Webster
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, QLD 4069
You might be someone who feels trapped in a cycle of recurring patterns, struggling with unresolved traumas and complex mental health problems. Perhaps you're navigating relationship challenges, facing life transitions, or wrestling with self-doubt. You could be feeling overwhelmed by the weight of past decisions or anxious about the uncertainty of the future. Each day might seem like a battle, where you're constantly trying to find balance and peace amidst the chaos. You desire clarity, understanding, and a sense of purpose in your life.
You might be someone who feels trapped in a cycle of recurring patterns, struggling with unresolved traumas and complex mental health problems. Perhaps you're navigating relationship challenges, facing life transitions, or wrestling with self-doubt. You could be feeling overwhelmed by the weight of past decisions or anxious about the uncertainty of the future. Each day might seem like a battle, where you're constantly trying to find balance and peace amidst the chaos. You desire clarity, understanding, and a sense of purpose in your life.
(07) 3062 6831 View (07) 3062 6831
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Tracey Louise Counselling with Heart
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mount Ommaney, QLD 4074
I am a passionate Registered Clinical Counsellor. My personal mission involves nurturing and counselling clients from diverse backgrounds, with a view to rewriting and improving upon my client’s individual life stories. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. I understand that sometimes life is complex experiencing a loss of identity and self. This creates confusion and poor decision-making at times. I assist and offer an action plan to enhance and empower my clients to experience genuine lasting positive change.
I am a passionate Registered Clinical Counsellor. My personal mission involves nurturing and counselling clients from diverse backgrounds, with a view to rewriting and improving upon my client’s individual life stories. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. I understand that sometimes life is complex experiencing a loss of identity and self. This creates confusion and poor decision-making at times. I assist and offer an action plan to enhance and empower my clients to experience genuine lasting positive change.
(07) 2801 5023 View (07) 2801 5023
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Tyrell Champion
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jindalee, QLD 4074
I work with people 16 years and over in a neurodivergent affirming way. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with clients from these communities. I also enjoy supporting clients in the areas of anxiety, stress management, goal setting, motivation, value exploration, work-life balance, burnout, and career development.
I work with people 16 years and over in a neurodivergent affirming way. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with clients from these communities. I also enjoy supporting clients in the areas of anxiety, stress management, goal setting, motivation, value exploration, work-life balance, burnout, and career development.
(07) 3132 1919 View (07) 3132 1919

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sumner, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Sumner, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Sumner, QLD 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 Sumner?

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.