Counselling in Aspendale, VIC

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Samantha McLean
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
At Planting Seeds Psychology we offer psychological support to children, adolescents and their families with expertise across a range of difficulties. We take a warm, caring, and holistic approach to therapy and tailor our treatment to your individual needs. We are here to help you take the first step, which is often the hardest. I have been working with children and adolescents for over 3 years in the field.
At Planting Seeds Psychology we offer psychological support to children, adolescents and their families with expertise across a range of difficulties. We take a warm, caring, and holistic approach to therapy and tailor our treatment to your individual needs. We are here to help you take the first step, which is often the hardest. I have been working with children and adolescents for over 3 years in the field.
(03) 8771 5602 View (03) 8771 5602
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The Neuroaffirmation Station (Belinda Maher)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Belinda Maher is a neurodiverse child and family mental health social worker, specialising in supporting neurodivergent young people and their families/carers. Passionate about working from a trauma-informed and neuroaffirming lens, Belinda’s therapeutic framework is informed by her extensive experiences as an educator, a trauma therapist and as a senior clinician in a neuropsychiatry unit at a children’s hospital. She has also worked for the Victorian Department of Education as a Mental Health Practitioner in an SDS (Special Developmental School).
Belinda Maher is a neurodiverse child and family mental health social worker, specialising in supporting neurodivergent young people and their families/carers. Passionate about working from a trauma-informed and neuroaffirming lens, Belinda’s therapeutic framework is informed by her extensive experiences as an educator, a trauma therapist and as a senior clinician in a neuropsychiatry unit at a children’s hospital. She has also worked for the Victorian Department of Education as a Mental Health Practitioner in an SDS (Special Developmental School).
(03) 8771 4745 View (03) 8771 4745
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Compass Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypno
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Are you seeking professional support to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, or navigate the complexities of caregiving? I am ready to accompany you on your journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. As a client working with me, you can expect a range of valuable services and support to address your specific needs and goals. I will work closely with you to understand your unique challenges, concerns, and aspirations. Tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, whether it's through clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy, or a combination of modalities.
Are you seeking professional support to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, or navigate the complexities of caregiving? I am ready to accompany you on your journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. As a client working with me, you can expect a range of valuable services and support to address your specific needs and goals. I will work closely with you to understand your unique challenges, concerns, and aspirations. Tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, whether it's through clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy, or a combination of modalities.
(03) 8771 4056 View (03) 8771 4056
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Opening Doors Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
3 Endorsed
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Waitlist for new clients
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
(03) 7500 5875 View (03) 7500 5875
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Thrive Well Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Hi! I'm Lauren, your wellbeing counsellor and coach. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety and are searching for a way to improve how you feel? Do you want freedom from the overwhelming sensations, the feelings of uncertainty and the never ending loop of thoughts running through your head? I understand. I also know that there is a way to break through these patterns and how you can rediscover joy and ease in your life.
Hi! I'm Lauren, your wellbeing counsellor and coach. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety and are searching for a way to improve how you feel? Do you want freedom from the overwhelming sensations, the feelings of uncertainty and the never ending loop of thoughts running through your head? I understand. I also know that there is a way to break through these patterns and how you can rediscover joy and ease in your life.
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Port Phillip Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
(03) 8797 2849 View (03) 8797 2849
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Katherine Shaw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
(03) 8797 5309 View (03) 8797 5309
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Dr Lyndel Cuesta
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
I enjoy helping young professionals and uni students (aged 21 - 40 years) to gain a greater sense of control over their experience of anxiety and feel more calm more often. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, or anxiety. Or maybe this is your first experience of not being able to "fix it" yourself. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more at ease, more energized, and better able to pursue those things in life that nourish us and bring us joy; enabling us to thrive.
I enjoy helping young professionals and uni students (aged 21 - 40 years) to gain a greater sense of control over their experience of anxiety and feel more calm more often. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, or anxiety. Or maybe this is your first experience of not being able to "fix it" yourself. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more at ease, more energized, and better able to pursue those things in life that nourish us and bring us joy; enabling us to thrive.
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Kirsty Vondeling
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She has gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across educational, community, and private settings in south-east Melbourne.
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She has gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across educational, community, and private settings in south-east Melbourne.
(03) 8797 2195 View (03) 8797 2195
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Stacey Tuffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years experience working with individuals affected by loss, grief and trauma following sudden life events. This has included adult and paediatric palliative care, fertility and IVF, and supporting individuals experiencing the loss of a missing person. I have extensive practical experience sitting with individuals during very difficult situations and understand the need to build a trusting relationship in session. I have been one of only a handful of counsellors to work in the missing persons sector and understand the trauma and loss experienced by families.
I have over 15 years experience working with individuals affected by loss, grief and trauma following sudden life events. This has included adult and paediatric palliative care, fertility and IVF, and supporting individuals experiencing the loss of a missing person. I have extensive practical experience sitting with individuals during very difficult situations and understand the need to build a trusting relationship in session. I have been one of only a handful of counsellors to work in the missing persons sector and understand the trauma and loss experienced by families.
(03) 9002 0440 View (03) 9002 0440
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Paula Rogers Counselling
Counsellor, MPsych, ACA-L2
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
All people of all ages can experience difficult times in their life. These may have been caused by an event that has caused distress, issues with family, friendships, relationships, the work place, health issues and countless other situations. Sometimes events have happened long ago and continue to trouble us and impact our life, or the situation may be more recent. It can be difficult to share what is happening. Often we don't want to burden or worry those who care for us; or we may feel uncomfortable talking to people we know. Counselling provides support toward finding resolutions and living life in the best way possible.
All people of all ages can experience difficult times in their life. These may have been caused by an event that has caused distress, issues with family, friendships, relationships, the work place, health issues and countless other situations. Sometimes events have happened long ago and continue to trouble us and impact our life, or the situation may be more recent. It can be difficult to share what is happening. Often we don't want to burden or worry those who care for us; or we may feel uncomfortable talking to people we know. Counselling provides support toward finding resolutions and living life in the best way possible.
(03) 6144 6018 View (03) 6144 6018
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Listen and Care Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Dealing with personal issues can feel overwhelming. Are you experiencing family or relationship problems, personal issues such as anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, low self esteem? It can be difficult to reach out and ask for help. Asking for help is the first step and is a positive thing to do for yourself. Counselling enables you to express your concerns without judgement, to be heard, and find practical strategies to manage or resolve your issues, so that you can move forward in your life with confidence.
Dealing with personal issues can feel overwhelming. Are you experiencing family or relationship problems, personal issues such as anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, low self esteem? It can be difficult to reach out and ask for help. Asking for help is the first step and is a positive thing to do for yourself. Counselling enables you to express your concerns without judgement, to be heard, and find practical strategies to manage or resolve your issues, so that you can move forward in your life with confidence.
(03) 4050 7113 View (03) 4050 7113
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Nicky Angelone
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
(03) 7500 5911 View (03) 7500 5911

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Linda Kollind
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Edithvale, VIC 3196
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
(03) 7003 2864 View (03) 7003 2864
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Brooke Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Not accepting new clients
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
(03) 5905 7095 View (03) 5905 7095
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Hannah Hawkes
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist, Board Approved Supervisor and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I love working with adolescents and adults. We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time and we may need help to navigate these times. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma, including PTSD and attachment trauma/childhood difficulties. I have lots of experience with first responders and veterans. I use EMDR amongst other approaches, like parts work. I think I am warm, empathic, approachable and down to earth and it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist, Board Approved Supervisor and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I love working with adolescents and adults. We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time and we may need help to navigate these times. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma, including PTSD and attachment trauma/childhood difficulties. I have lots of experience with first responders and veterans. I use EMDR amongst other approaches, like parts work. I think I am warm, empathic, approachable and down to earth and it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe.
(03) 7500 5318 View (03) 7500 5318
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Dilek Yucel
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
If you are feeling lost in your life or your relationship, I can support and guide you through a difficult time. In a safe and supportive manner with over 30 years of experience, together, we can co-create the type of life and relationship you deserve and aspire to have.
If you are feeling lost in your life or your relationship, I can support and guide you through a difficult time. In a safe and supportive manner with over 30 years of experience, together, we can co-create the type of life and relationship you deserve and aspire to have.
(03) 5907 1442 View (03) 5907 1442
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
(03) 5905 9791 View (03) 5905 9791
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Vivienne Interrigi
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
I am passionate about working with clients who are wanting to find that different path in life. As a family therapist, I have worked with families to focus on parenting, family dynamics, finding different ways or building relationships with each other. I enjoy working with couples who are wanting to explore the potentials of their relationship and to work out where their next steps are. As an ACA Clinical Supervisor, I run individual and group supervision for counsellors - to find a safe space to have a growth mindset to continually learn how to build up their therapeutic skills.
I am passionate about working with clients who are wanting to find that different path in life. As a family therapist, I have worked with families to focus on parenting, family dynamics, finding different ways or building relationships with each other. I enjoy working with couples who are wanting to explore the potentials of their relationship and to work out where their next steps are. As an ACA Clinical Supervisor, I run individual and group supervision for counsellors - to find a safe space to have a growth mindset to continually learn how to build up their therapeutic skills.
(03) 7500 5338 View (03) 7500 5338
Photo of Ashley Ogilvie, Psychotherapist in Aspendale, VIC
Ashley Ogilvie
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
I'm Ashley, i’m a psychotherapist, counsellor and arts therapist. I work in Parkdale, SE Melbourne VIC 3195. I am both, a school counsellor and a private practitioner. I offer a non judgemental and authentic space. We can unpack challenges that you are facing, create goals and you will feel supported whilst implementing change. I have a client centred, integrative approach, enabling me to support each clients unique needs and passionate about ADHD coaching. If you aren’t sure what’s going on with you or your young person please get in touch for a free consult.
I'm Ashley, i’m a psychotherapist, counsellor and arts therapist. I work in Parkdale, SE Melbourne VIC 3195. I am both, a school counsellor and a private practitioner. I offer a non judgemental and authentic space. We can unpack challenges that you are facing, create goals and you will feel supported whilst implementing change. I have a client centred, integrative approach, enabling me to support each clients unique needs and passionate about ADHD coaching. If you aren’t sure what’s going on with you or your young person please get in touch for a free consult.
(03) 8771 4024 View (03) 8771 4024

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Aspendale, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Aspendale, VIC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Stress
77% Self Esteem
77% Life Transitions
62% Depression
62% Parenting
46% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Bupa
64% Medicare Rebates
45% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Aspendale, VIC see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Aspendale?

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.