Counselling in Altona, VIC

Photo of Belinda Hulstrom, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Belinda Hulstrom
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
(03) 6120 6312 View (03) 6120 6312
Photo of Maree Nekich, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Maree Nekich
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
As a Clinical Psychologist with additional specialist training in Family Therapy Maree has undergone extensive training to help her understand, prevent and relieve distress. She has over 15yrs experience in the private & public mental health care industry where she has provided individual, couple and family therapy to clients aged 6–80yrs. Her approach respects that the needs of each client will be unique and can't be simplified by a generic diagnosis or treated in a generic way. Therefore, every client will be afforded the opportunity to be listened to deeply at their own pace and following an assessment offered tailored treatment.
As a Clinical Psychologist with additional specialist training in Family Therapy Maree has undergone extensive training to help her understand, prevent and relieve distress. She has over 15yrs experience in the private & public mental health care industry where she has provided individual, couple and family therapy to clients aged 6–80yrs. Her approach respects that the needs of each client will be unique and can't be simplified by a generic diagnosis or treated in a generic way. Therefore, every client will be afforded the opportunity to be listened to deeply at their own pace and following an assessment offered tailored treatment.
(03) 9111 2650 View (03) 9111 2650
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Melanie Guerreiro Yargi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
(03) 9068 6189 View (03) 9068 6189
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Joanne Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Hi, I’m Jo. I am a registered Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist with experience working in public and private mental health settings. I primarily work with children and adolescents using a systemic approach of involving parents where appropriate. My work with children incorporates play and considers their developmental age. I also offer therapeutic interventions to individual adults and families. I enjoy the dynamic nature of family and parent-child therapy, to help mobilise your individual and collective strengths that will promote deeper connectivity and improve family relationships.
Hi, I’m Jo. I am a registered Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist with experience working in public and private mental health settings. I primarily work with children and adolescents using a systemic approach of involving parents where appropriate. My work with children incorporates play and considers their developmental age. I also offer therapeutic interventions to individual adults and families. I enjoy the dynamic nature of family and parent-child therapy, to help mobilise your individual and collective strengths that will promote deeper connectivity and improve family relationships.
(08) 9126 9091 View (08) 9126 9091
Photo of Dimitri Hawa, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Dimitri Hawa
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Dimitri has significant experience providing psychotherapy with adults. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, neurodiverse challenges (ADHD/ASD), and, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma and complex trauma (i., e childhood/adult abuse issues, domestic violence, family dysfunction, childhood neglect). Dimitri has worked as a private practice over several years, school psychologist, Victims of Crime, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), NDIS disability work, along with previous experience in the provision of psychological support in prison settings.
Dimitri has significant experience providing psychotherapy with adults. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, neurodiverse challenges (ADHD/ASD), and, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma and complex trauma (i., e childhood/adult abuse issues, domestic violence, family dysfunction, childhood neglect). Dimitri has worked as a private practice over several years, school psychologist, Victims of Crime, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), NDIS disability work, along with previous experience in the provision of psychological support in prison settings.
(03) 9007 2339 View (03) 9007 2339
Photo of Jeannie Leggett, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Jeannie Leggett
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working with individual adults who would like to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world. I have a particular interest in trauma, whether from attachment issues, abusive or hurtful relationships, accidents and injury, illness, or natural disasters. I am interested in the transitions made throughout the lifespan, both expected and unexpected, gradual and sudden. I also have clinical experience with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, recovery from family violence, and support for parents of special needs children.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working with individual adults who would like to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world. I have a particular interest in trauma, whether from attachment issues, abusive or hurtful relationships, accidents and injury, illness, or natural disasters. I am interested in the transitions made throughout the lifespan, both expected and unexpected, gradual and sudden. I also have clinical experience with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, recovery from family violence, and support for parents of special needs children.
(03) 7003 2030 View (03) 7003 2030
Photo of Melis Topsahin, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Melis Topsahin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018  (Online Only)
I particularly assist clients that require therapy in the areas of anxiety, substance abuse (other addictions), depression and relationship issues. My focus is on working with the client towards personal development and goal setting. Each client is so very unique, hence, requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. As a therapist, i work with various approaches such as: CBT, ACT, humanistic approach and TRTP (trauma therapy) amongst many other(s).
I particularly assist clients that require therapy in the areas of anxiety, substance abuse (other addictions), depression and relationship issues. My focus is on working with the client towards personal development and goal setting. Each client is so very unique, hence, requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. As a therapist, i work with various approaches such as: CBT, ACT, humanistic approach and TRTP (trauma therapy) amongst many other(s).
(02) 4504 0146 View (02) 4504 0146
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The Galaxy Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
(03) 7003 2639 View (03) 7003 2639
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Prodigal Family Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialized Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over nine years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and seven years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialized Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over nine years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and seven years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
(03) 8658 8900 View (03) 8658 8900
Photo of Riana Losung, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Riana Losung
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I am passionate about helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and how past experiences influence how they feel and cope with challenges. I have a warm, genuine approach which allows therapy to be a space where you can feel comfortable and supported while sharing difficult issues. My goal is to help you to gain new perspectives and build skills that aim to support your wellbeing and therapy needs. I work with adults dealing with many different issues and challenges. I also work with clients in the field of emergency services and within the Defence Force.
I am passionate about helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and how past experiences influence how they feel and cope with challenges. I have a warm, genuine approach which allows therapy to be a space where you can feel comfortable and supported while sharing difficult issues. My goal is to help you to gain new perspectives and build skills that aim to support your wellbeing and therapy needs. I work with adults dealing with many different issues and challenges. I also work with clients in the field of emergency services and within the Defence Force.
(03) 7003 2443 View (03) 7003 2443
Photo of Sylvia Collinetti, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Sylvia Collinetti
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
(03) 7003 2284 View (03) 7003 2284
Photo of Patricia (Patty) Mclean, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Patricia (Patty) Mclean
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Altona, VIC 3018
Need help and support? Together we can relax, reflect and collaborate to achieve your goals. My counselling, leadership and early years qualifications, 30+ years of experience working with families and children, as a mother with 3 (now mature) children, living and working in a richly diverse community, across multiple countries all helps. I am experienced with customers, families and children with complex needs, anxiety, grief and here to listen, support and take time to help you as an individual become that confident expert in your own life.
Need help and support? Together we can relax, reflect and collaborate to achieve your goals. My counselling, leadership and early years qualifications, 30+ years of experience working with families and children, as a mother with 3 (now mature) children, living and working in a richly diverse community, across multiple countries all helps. I am experienced with customers, families and children with complex needs, anxiety, grief and here to listen, support and take time to help you as an individual become that confident expert in your own life.
(03) 7302 2790 View (03) 7302 2790
Photo of Tracey Yeoman, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Tracey Yeoman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
(03) 7302 8373 View (03) 7302 8373
Photo of Jess Bernardi, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Jess Bernardi
Psychologist, PsychD, MACPA
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
(03) 9034 8481 View (03) 9034 8481
Photo of Daniel Paglialonga, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Daniel Paglialonga
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
Have you ever been kept up late at night reliving distressing memories? Does your mind chatter and strong emotions interfere with your day-to-day? Are you looking to understand yourself more and make some changes? If your answer is "yes", then we should talk.
Have you ever been kept up late at night reliving distressing memories? Does your mind chatter and strong emotions interfere with your day-to-day? Are you looking to understand yourself more and make some changes? If your answer is "yes", then we should talk.
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Photo of Sandra Nguyen, Psychologist in Altona, VIC
Sandra Nguyen
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018  (Online Only)
Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, the elderly and couples. I strongly believe in the importance of a well-matched client-therapist relationship. I counsel people with a range of problems which includes depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal relationships, personal skills development and self-esteem. I have experience in conducting assessments and preparing reports for the courts and migration issues. I am also fluent in Vietnamese. I offer Telehealth and face to face counselling.
Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, the elderly and couples. I strongly believe in the importance of a well-matched client-therapist relationship. I counsel people with a range of problems which includes depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal relationships, personal skills development and self-esteem. I have experience in conducting assessments and preparing reports for the courts and migration issues. I am also fluent in Vietnamese. I offer Telehealth and face to face counselling.
(03) 9034 6057 View (03) 9034 6057
Photo of Geetha Chetty, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Altona, VIC 3018
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
Photo of Helen Richardson in Altona, VIC
Helen Richardson
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
As a registered play therapist, I am passionate about enabling children to reach their full potential and assisting them to develop resilience, self-esteem and a sense of self via the power of play. I have been involved with helping individuals and families all my working life within roles both in Australia and England, including positions in schools, not for profit agencies and private practice. Play is the natural language of children and through play children express and explore their emotions and behaviours. Please explore my website www.blueballoon.com.au
As a registered play therapist, I am passionate about enabling children to reach their full potential and assisting them to develop resilience, self-esteem and a sense of self via the power of play. I have been involved with helping individuals and families all my working life within roles both in Australia and England, including positions in schools, not for profit agencies and private practice. Play is the natural language of children and through play children express and explore their emotions and behaviours. Please explore my website www.blueballoon.com.au
(03) 7302 8538 View (03) 7302 8538
Photo of BlueSkies Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Altona, VIC
BlueSkies Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Altona, VIC 3018
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
(03) 9118 9024 View (03) 9118 9024
Photo of Nikki Black, Counsellor in Altona, VIC
Nikki Black
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Altona, VIC 3018
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
0461 467 981 View 0461 467 981

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Altona, VIC

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in Altona, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Medicare Rebates
42% Bupa
42% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Altona, VIC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Altona?

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.