Counselling in Geelong, VIC

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Ece Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Ece is passionate about assisting adults experiencing challenges with ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, low self esteem, PTSD, c-PTSD and recovery from traumatic and challenging life experiences. Ece is a warm and patient therapist who tailors therapy to your unique needs and strengths. Ece is an accredited EMDR therapist and utilises evidence based approaches including Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness-based CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and art therapy. Ece works with clients on Worksafe, Pathways Vic, DVA and mental health care plans.
Ece is passionate about assisting adults experiencing challenges with ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, low self esteem, PTSD, c-PTSD and recovery from traumatic and challenging life experiences. Ece is a warm and patient therapist who tailors therapy to your unique needs and strengths. Ece is an accredited EMDR therapist and utilises evidence based approaches including Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness-based CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and art therapy. Ece works with clients on Worksafe, Pathways Vic, DVA and mental health care plans.
(03) 5200 9730 View (03) 5200 9730
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Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
(03) 9070 5773 View (03) 9070 5773
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Julie Yeo Counselling
Counsellor, MC, AAFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Julie is a polyvagal informed therapist and has 20 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, 9 of these specifically in the mental health sector as a family therapist and couples counsellor. Julie uses an open, honest, and transparent approach in counselling that is delivered with warmth, compassion, and humour. Julie is an advocate for the LGBTQI+ community, providing a safe space for all.
Julie is a polyvagal informed therapist and has 20 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, 9 of these specifically in the mental health sector as a family therapist and couples counsellor. Julie uses an open, honest, and transparent approach in counselling that is delivered with warmth, compassion, and humour. Julie is an advocate for the LGBTQI+ community, providing a safe space for all.
(03) 4237 9937 View (03) 4237 9937
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Nikita Dwivedi
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be someone experiencing lack of intimacy & frequent conflicts in their relationship. Their presenting issues might involve lack of trust & unhealthy ways of communication. They would need skills & strategies to communicate more effectively & ways to make repairs after conflicts. They would also need tools to rebuild trust and foster intimacy. Another ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma, childhood or more recent. They might experience anxiety, flashbacks & nightmares. Their goals would be to process the trauma & better manage their distressing thoughts & feelings.
My ideal client would be someone experiencing lack of intimacy & frequent conflicts in their relationship. Their presenting issues might involve lack of trust & unhealthy ways of communication. They would need skills & strategies to communicate more effectively & ways to make repairs after conflicts. They would also need tools to rebuild trust and foster intimacy. Another ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma, childhood or more recent. They might experience anxiety, flashbacks & nightmares. Their goals would be to process the trauma & better manage their distressing thoughts & feelings.
(03) 6152 6163 View (03) 6152 6163
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Dylan Arnot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
(03) 4240 6500 View (03) 4240 6500
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Healing Strong Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
(03) 4238 2773 View (03) 4238 2773
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Tendai Chirawu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself not quite at your best, not necessarily in a state of depression, but not thriving either? It's like you're in a rut, feeling somewhat "blah." Do you experience a sense of disconnection from life, or does it seem like you're merely going through the motions on autopilot?
Do you find yourself not quite at your best, not necessarily in a state of depression, but not thriving either? It's like you're in a rut, feeling somewhat "blah." Do you experience a sense of disconnection from life, or does it seem like you're merely going through the motions on autopilot?
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Darren Riggon
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
(03) 8824 9924 View (03) 8824 9924
Nevada Counselling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Nevada & Rachael Cornwell are the proud co-owners of Nevada Counselling Services. We are a family owned therapeutic counselling service located in Geelong, Australia. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. We have worked in various Welfare organisations including but not limited to: Hospital Emergency Departments, Family Violence Teams, Child Protection Services, Educational Settings and various Addiction Therapy Teams.
Nevada & Rachael Cornwell are the proud co-owners of Nevada Counselling Services. We are a family owned therapeutic counselling service located in Geelong, Australia. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. We have worked in various Welfare organisations including but not limited to: Hospital Emergency Departments, Family Violence Teams, Child Protection Services, Educational Settings and various Addiction Therapy Teams.
(03) 4240 5778 View (03) 4240 5778
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Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
(03) 4238 2745 View (03) 4238 2745
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Janelle Shaw
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
(08) 6801 2370 View (08) 6801 2370
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Samuel Pyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I specialise in trauma therapy, using an integrated approach combining EMDR, parts work (IFS) and polyvagal theory to support clients to heal trauma. Through an understanding of the nervous system, mind and body we can heal a range of symptoms and move towards a more connected life. Some of these symptoms may include anxiety, stress, hyper-vigilance, panic, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, depression, numbness, brain fog, fatigue and negative self beliefs. My work with clients focuses on finding their innate human ability to heal and grow, using this to resolve these symptoms and recover from trauma.
I specialise in trauma therapy, using an integrated approach combining EMDR, parts work (IFS) and polyvagal theory to support clients to heal trauma. Through an understanding of the nervous system, mind and body we can heal a range of symptoms and move towards a more connected life. Some of these symptoms may include anxiety, stress, hyper-vigilance, panic, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, depression, numbness, brain fog, fatigue and negative self beliefs. My work with clients focuses on finding their innate human ability to heal and grow, using this to resolve these symptoms and recover from trauma.
(03) 4233 0216 View (03) 4233 0216
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Emma Rice
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
(03) 4240 3532 View (03) 4240 3532
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Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
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Tessa Andrews
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Tessa is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presentations, including learning difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and challenging behaviours.
Tessa is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presentations, including learning difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and challenging behaviours.
(03) 4238 2000 View (03) 4238 2000
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Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
(03) 4238 1789 View (03) 4238 1789
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Veronica Knox
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
0438 094 883 View 0438 094 883
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Marta Arce Casas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
My ideal client is someone navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity or mental health challenges. They may be an adolescent or adult grappling with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, identity issues, stress management, parenting support, or life transitions. Their goal is to live more authentically, to understand and embrace their unique differences, and to advocate for themselves in a world that often demands conformity. They seek not just to cope, but to thrive, using their strengths to create a life that is fulfilling and aligned with their values.
My ideal client is someone navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity or mental health challenges. They may be an adolescent or adult grappling with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, identity issues, stress management, parenting support, or life transitions. Their goal is to live more authentically, to understand and embrace their unique differences, and to advocate for themselves in a world that often demands conformity. They seek not just to cope, but to thrive, using their strengths to create a life that is fulfilling and aligned with their values.
(03) 4237 7271 View (03) 4237 7271
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Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
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Inspired & Equipped
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Helping individuals discover their identity, realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Working on past or present issues and helping individuals to become free to be their best versions of themselves.
Helping individuals discover their identity, realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Working on past or present issues and helping individuals to become free to be their best versions of themselves.
(03) 4233 4532 View (03) 4233 4532

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Geelong, VIC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Geelong, VIC who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
79% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
55% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Geelong, VIC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Geelong?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.