Counselling in Golden Square, VIC

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Your Wise Counselling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Square, VIC 3555
I have been privileged to meet people from all walks of life who have added so much value to both my personal and professional development. I have worked within the Community Services and Mental Health Services Sector now for approximately 19 years. Over this time, I have met and supported people living in nursing homes who were at their end stage of life, people with differing abilities, and individuals that are confined within the Victorian prison system. I have also facilitated men’s behaviour change programs for both mandated and non-mandated members, supporting them to understand the differences between abusive and non-abusive
I have been privileged to meet people from all walks of life who have added so much value to both my personal and professional development. I have worked within the Community Services and Mental Health Services Sector now for approximately 19 years. Over this time, I have met and supported people living in nursing homes who were at their end stage of life, people with differing abilities, and individuals that are confined within the Victorian prison system. I have also facilitated men’s behaviour change programs for both mandated and non-mandated members, supporting them to understand the differences between abusive and non-abusive
(03) 4420 3544 View (03) 4420 3544
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Ali Burley
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Golden Square, VIC 3555
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
(03) 8771 5947 View (03) 8771 5947
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Katie Varallo
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Square, VIC 3555
Play, create, move and more, to inquire into your inner worlds, develop a deeper sense of self, and build stronger connections to self, others, and the world around. Trauma limits our capacity to see ourselves as we truly are. Playful and creative therapies can strengthen our sense of self, and support healing for both children who have experienced trauma, and adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
Play, create, move and more, to inquire into your inner worlds, develop a deeper sense of self, and build stronger connections to self, others, and the world around. Trauma limits our capacity to see ourselves as we truly are. Playful and creative therapies can strengthen our sense of self, and support healing for both children who have experienced trauma, and adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
(03) 4420 3903 View (03) 4420 3903
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Sylvia Charlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Golden Square, VIC 3555
Do you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
Do you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
(03) 4427 9997 View (03) 4427 9997

More Therapists Nearby

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A Life Simply Lived Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant, authentic and meaningful lives, based on what they value as important. Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep and spirituality. We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant, authentic and meaningful lives, based on what they value as important. Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep and spirituality. We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
(03) 9068 5040 View (03) 9068 5040
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Jeffrey Thornton
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marong, VIC 3515
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
(03) 7303 3006 View (03) 7303 3006
Succoris Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
North Bendigo, VIC 3550
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
(03) 9007 0490 View (03) 9007 0490
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Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I am a Mental Health Social Worker and Accredited EMDR therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I am able to put people at ease and provide a space without judgment, open and honest. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker and Accredited EMDR therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I am able to put people at ease and provide a space without judgment, open and honest. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
Photo of Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service, Psychologist in Golden Square, VIC
Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
(03) 7003 2712 View (03) 7003 2712
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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
(03) 4422 4945 View (03) 4422 4945
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Dr Jessica Griffith
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with emotional dysregulation, mood swings, behavioural difficulties or serious mental illness? I am experienced with complex presentations including psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, challenging behaviours, autism, intellectual disability, attachment difficulties and parenting support; my approach involves collaborative problem solving and trauma informed and neurodiversity-affirming support.
Are you or a loved one struggling with emotional dysregulation, mood swings, behavioural difficulties or serious mental illness? I am experienced with complex presentations including psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, challenging behaviours, autism, intellectual disability, attachment difficulties and parenting support; my approach involves collaborative problem solving and trauma informed and neurodiversity-affirming support.
(03) 4422 4671 View (03) 4422 4671
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Kathryn Anne Fortuna
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
(03) 4420 9660 View (03) 4420 9660
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Boundless Minds Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
(03) 4327 9375 View (03) 4327 9375
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Bloom Well-being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
(03) 5316 7205 View (03) 5316 7205
Photo of Sam Brennan Psychology, Psychologist in Golden Square, VIC
Sam Brennan Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
(08) 6866 0171 View (08) 6866 0171
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Wayne Featherstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with more than 40 years’ experience. I now work exclusively in private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and as a registered Mental Health Provider through the Better Access to Mental Health Programme. Previously, I spent many years working in a wide variety of psychiatric settings including Adult Inpatient Services, Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and, more recently, Primary Mental Health contexts.I have a strong interest in literary and artistic modes of expressing and working through emotional conflicts.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with more than 40 years’ experience. I now work exclusively in private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and as a registered Mental Health Provider through the Better Access to Mental Health Programme. Previously, I spent many years working in a wide variety of psychiatric settings including Adult Inpatient Services, Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and, more recently, Primary Mental Health contexts.I have a strong interest in literary and artistic modes of expressing and working through emotional conflicts.
(03) 8372 0433 View (03) 8372 0433
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Minky van der Walt
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
When you're overwhelmed, overworked and anxious, you are in survival mode. You're in too deep to think ahead. And it's way too hard to enact that self care plan. In fact, even thinking about it can feel exhausting. What you need is a way to create space and connect back into yourself.
When you're overwhelmed, overworked and anxious, you are in survival mode. You're in too deep to think ahead. And it's way too hard to enact that self care plan. In fact, even thinking about it can feel exhausting. What you need is a way to create space and connect back into yourself.
(03) 6155 0510 View (03) 6155 0510
Photo of Dom Lawrenson Counselling, Counsellor in Golden Square, VIC
Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Golden Square, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Golden Square, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Domestic Violence
50% Relationship Issues
50% Child
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

18 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Golden Square, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Golden Square?

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.