Counselling in Hampton East, VIC

Photo of Dr Christopher John Trotter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampton East, VIC
Dr Christopher John Trotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
Dr Trotter (BA(Psych), MSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University with degrees in psychology and social work. He is an accredited mental health social worker, with expertise in focused psychological strategies, dealing with trauma and individual and family counselling.
Dr Trotter (BA(Psych), MSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University with degrees in psychology and social work. He is an accredited mental health social worker, with expertise in focused psychological strategies, dealing with trauma and individual and family counselling.
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Dalit Bar
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
I am a registered clinical counsellor and art therapist with over 15 years in public and private practice in Melbourne. I have a passion for working with children and families, where I create a healing space and where I can enable clients to explore and understand the experience or events that are troubling them. I can help clients to feel empowered and improve their wellbeing.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and art therapist with over 15 years in public and private practice in Melbourne. I have a passion for working with children and families, where I create a healing space and where I can enable clients to explore and understand the experience or events that are troubling them. I can help clients to feel empowered and improve their wellbeing.
(03) 6118 7121 View (03) 6118 7121
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Esin Toprak Newspace4U Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
(03) 7500 5974 View (03) 7500 5974
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Peter McKay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
(03) 8372 0572 View (03) 8372 0572
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Bianca Lebenholc
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton East, VIC 3188
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
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SHYNE Wellness - Poli
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton East, VIC 3188
Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.
Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.
(03) 8595 4433 View (03) 8595 4433
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David Berlinski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
(03) 7018 0023 View (03) 7018 0023
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Lucy McCarthy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Hampton East, VIC 3188
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
(03) 7500 5855 View (03) 7500 5855

More Therapists Nearby

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Corinne Mescher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
(03) 9118 9089 View (03) 9118 9089
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Brenda Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
It is my goal to help people through difficult periods of their life, help them feel empowered in a non-judgmental space. I use evidence-based treatment and a warm and caring approach to your mental wellbeing. I also offer coaching for ADHD and more information on my website btaylorpsychology.com. If you'd like to make an appointment feel free to email or leave a message as I don't have a receptionist. I work on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday. Please note: I do not Bulk Bill
It is my goal to help people through difficult periods of their life, help them feel empowered in a non-judgmental space. I use evidence-based treatment and a warm and caring approach to your mental wellbeing. I also offer coaching for ADHD and more information on my website btaylorpsychology.com. If you'd like to make an appointment feel free to email or leave a message as I don't have a receptionist. I work on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday. Please note: I do not Bulk Bill
(03) 5924 0088 View (03) 5924 0088
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Centre Psychology Pty Ltd
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Moorabbin, VIC 3189
At Centre Psychology, we believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Samantha is an experienced and compassionate psychologist dedicated to providing high-quality mental health services to individuals. Samantha understands that every person's journey is unique, and she will work closely with you to understand your individual needs and develop personalised treatment plans that are tailored to your specific goals. Samantha offers a wide range of services, including therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as counseling for relationship issues, stress management, and personal growth.
At Centre Psychology, we believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Samantha is an experienced and compassionate psychologist dedicated to providing high-quality mental health services to individuals. Samantha understands that every person's journey is unique, and she will work closely with you to understand your individual needs and develop personalised treatment plans that are tailored to your specific goals. Samantha offers a wide range of services, including therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as counseling for relationship issues, stress management, and personal growth.
(03) 7500 5829 View (03) 7500 5829
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Lindy Spanger
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
I am a Psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years experience. Deciding to come to therapy can feel like such a relief. Sharing your story and being heard without judgment in a safe and supportive environment. You may be experiencing big life transitions, relationship issues or old negative patterns and beliefs that are getting in the way leaving you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Even with your best efforts nothing seems to change. Therapy can really help to bring about change so you have more space between your thoughts and those old negative patterns.how wonderful to have more choice and freedom in your life.
I am a Psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years experience. Deciding to come to therapy can feel like such a relief. Sharing your story and being heard without judgment in a safe and supportive environment. You may be experiencing big life transitions, relationship issues or old negative patterns and beliefs that are getting in the way leaving you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Even with your best efforts nothing seems to change. Therapy can really help to bring about change so you have more space between your thoughts and those old negative patterns.how wonderful to have more choice and freedom in your life.
(03) 7003 2360 View (03) 7003 2360
Photo of Ciaran Barton, Psychologist in Hampton East, VIC
Ciaran Barton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
I am a General Psychologist on the Clinical Registrar with degrees in Clinical Psychology and Criminology. I serve as a Single Expert Witness for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, specializing in family-related disputes, including child abuse, domestic abuse, and family violence assessments. My area of research centered on addressing the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during their transition from primary to high school. My research also evaluated the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for mental health.
I am a General Psychologist on the Clinical Registrar with degrees in Clinical Psychology and Criminology. I serve as a Single Expert Witness for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, specializing in family-related disputes, including child abuse, domestic abuse, and family violence assessments. My area of research centered on addressing the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during their transition from primary to high school. My research also evaluated the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for mental health.
(03) 7003 2770 View (03) 7003 2770
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Katherine Shaw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Cheltenham, VIC 3192
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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Jane Lumley - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Jane is an AHPRA registered psychologist who provides psychological counselling and support for children (12 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. Jane offers a warm, friendly, and respectful client- centred approach. She offers evidenced based treatment that is tailored to each client to assist with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, stress, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma, grief and loss. Jane has experience in: Child Community Health settings Sexual Assault Counselling Psychiatric Inpatient care Counselling for general psychological problems Jane can provide psychologist reports.
Jane is an AHPRA registered psychologist who provides psychological counselling and support for children (12 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. Jane offers a warm, friendly, and respectful client- centred approach. She offers evidenced based treatment that is tailored to each client to assist with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, stress, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma, grief and loss. Jane has experience in: Child Community Health settings Sexual Assault Counselling Psychiatric Inpatient care Counselling for general psychological problems Jane can provide psychologist reports.
(03) 7003 2782 View (03) 7003 2782
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Gwyn Rees
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
(03) 7500 5747 View (03) 7500 5747
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Adam Kreuzer | Registered Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186  (Online Only)
I create a safe and open space for my clients to therapeutically explore their issues, challenges and concerns. My ideal client is someone who is open to exploring the connections between their trauma and life experiences and how this has impacted their lives in positive and negative ways. I like to work with clients that are action and goal oriented, as I like to set homework tasks and brain training exercises to re-wire their thinking in a healthier and more functional way. I am very conversational and my clients like this approach to discussing areas of concern to them.
I create a safe and open space for my clients to therapeutically explore their issues, challenges and concerns. My ideal client is someone who is open to exploring the connections between their trauma and life experiences and how this has impacted their lives in positive and negative ways. I like to work with clients that are action and goal oriented, as I like to set homework tasks and brain training exercises to re-wire their thinking in a healthier and more functional way. I am very conversational and my clients like this approach to discussing areas of concern to them.
(03) 7020 2782 View (03) 7020 2782
Photo of Heart Expression - Heidi Gaspar, Psychotherapist in Hampton East, VIC
Heart Expression - Heidi Gaspar
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Heart Expression was founded in 2009 by Heidi Gaspar, an experienced Psychotherapist & Provisional Psychologist providing an eclectic mix of clinical counselling and Psychological therapeutic services, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Therapies such as Art Therapy, Sandplay, Music Therapy, and Mindfulness based stress reduction strategies for children, teenagers, adults, parents, couples and families. Experienced school Provisional Psychologist with many years in Private Practice.
Heart Expression was founded in 2009 by Heidi Gaspar, an experienced Psychotherapist & Provisional Psychologist providing an eclectic mix of clinical counselling and Psychological therapeutic services, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Therapies such as Art Therapy, Sandplay, Music Therapy, and Mindfulness based stress reduction strategies for children, teenagers, adults, parents, couples and families. Experienced school Provisional Psychologist with many years in Private Practice.
(03) 9118 9036 View (03) 9118 9036
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The Neuroaffirmation Station (Belinda Maher)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumaris, VIC 3193
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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Kim Storey
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Sandringham, VIC 3191
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
(03) 6146 3219 View (03) 6146 3219

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hampton East, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Hampton East, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Parenting
63% Anger Management
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
33% Medicare Bulk Billing
33% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Hampton East, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hampton East?

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.