Counselling in Western Australia

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MoveMind Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Not Verified Not Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
Do you feel like your thoughts impact your daily life, and you need a positive solution to your problem ? Are you willing to embrace the life that is aligned with you ? Sometimes we just need a different point of view, as well as help to change our thoughts. I offer support to help you moving and adjusting your mind to a better life pattern. By working together, I will support you in identifying your own answer and give you tools to make you able to work and deal with your challenging time. You will understand the reason for the challenges you are facing in your life and which action is needed to improve your life.
Do you feel like your thoughts impact your daily life, and you need a positive solution to your problem ? Are you willing to embrace the life that is aligned with you ? Sometimes we just need a different point of view, as well as help to change our thoughts. I offer support to help you moving and adjusting your mind to a better life pattern. By working together, I will support you in identifying your own answer and give you tools to make you able to work and deal with your challenging time. You will understand the reason for the challenges you are facing in your life and which action is needed to improve your life.
(08) 6490 9921 View (08) 6490 9921
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VH Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Como, WA 6152
I have over 10 years' experience a Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I work as a client centered Psychologist who aims to build a safe space where clients can strive for improved well being. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
I have over 10 years' experience a Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I work as a client centered Psychologist who aims to build a safe space where clients can strive for improved well being. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
(08) 7079 4247 View (08) 7079 4247
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Brenda Downing
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Are you struggling to make sense of past or current experiences? Are you wanting to lead a calmer, more satisfying, empowered and relational life? Is trauma part of your story? I have an interest in and deep understanding of the far-reaching and often complex psychological and bodily ramifications of trauma, especially those associated with sexual and domestic violence, which may include anxiety, depression, loss of identity, and feelings of low self-worth. Individualised sessions provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for women of all ages to explore issues, develop greater self-knowledge, and make positive life changes.
Are you struggling to make sense of past or current experiences? Are you wanting to lead a calmer, more satisfying, empowered and relational life? Is trauma part of your story? I have an interest in and deep understanding of the far-reaching and often complex psychological and bodily ramifications of trauma, especially those associated with sexual and domestic violence, which may include anxiety, depression, loss of identity, and feelings of low self-worth. Individualised sessions provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for women of all ages to explore issues, develop greater self-knowledge, and make positive life changes.
(08) 7701 9511 View (08) 7701 9511
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Alison Watt
Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
Yangebup, WA 6164
I like to provide a safe space for you to unpack the concerns you are experiencing and gain the life skills you need, for the life you want to lead. ​
I like to provide a safe space for you to unpack the concerns you are experiencing and gain the life skills you need, for the life you want to lead. ​
0499 042 551 View 0499 042 551
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Aligned Living
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mariginiup, WA 6078
Do you love animals/nature? Want to deepen/strengthen relationships and experience intimacy? Tired of feeling pressured or restricted and unable to do what you want? Want to use your voice? Learn how to make decisions and take control of your life! Do people say you are too sensitive? Feel like something's missing from your life? If you experience PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, are a Sexual Abuse Survivor or just feel like something is holding you back we can help. Deepen or explore your spirituality; find healing, confidence and freedom, as you connect with our horses. Be supported to give & receive love again.
Do you love animals/nature? Want to deepen/strengthen relationships and experience intimacy? Tired of feeling pressured or restricted and unable to do what you want? Want to use your voice? Learn how to make decisions and take control of your life! Do people say you are too sensitive? Feel like something's missing from your life? If you experience PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, are a Sexual Abuse Survivor or just feel like something is holding you back we can help. Deepen or explore your spirituality; find healing, confidence and freedom, as you connect with our horses. Be supported to give & receive love again.
(08) 9316 6898 View (08) 9316 6898
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Emma Wilkinson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
(08) 6490 9045 View (08) 6490 9045
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Carla's Realignments
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Want 50% off your 1st Counselling Call? Hi! I’m Carla! An ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, Parent Support Worker and Women’s Counsellor for 14 years. Whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, I help Adults with ADHD or parents of Neurodivergent Children to learn practical skills on dealing with daily challenges. I’m also the Author of 5 personal development Books, with a background in Professional Counselling, Parenting Support, Marriage and Relationship Counselling, Dysfunctional family Counselling, Women’s Psychotherapy, Birthing Assistance and Breastfeeding Counselling.
Want 50% off your 1st Counselling Call? Hi! I’m Carla! An ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, Parent Support Worker and Women’s Counsellor for 14 years. Whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, I help Adults with ADHD or parents of Neurodivergent Children to learn practical skills on dealing with daily challenges. I’m also the Author of 5 personal development Books, with a background in Professional Counselling, Parenting Support, Marriage and Relationship Counselling, Dysfunctional family Counselling, Women’s Psychotherapy, Birthing Assistance and Breastfeeding Counselling.
(08) 6147 0003 View (08) 6147 0003
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Nicole Cowper
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Coming to therapy can be daunting so it is important to me to make sure I get to know you and what you want from the experience. I am an open person with a keen interest in birds, video games and a wry sense of humour who is happy to discuss the absurdities of life. I generally work with ADHD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and much more. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse people in particular to help improve day-to-day function, meet goals, and improve overall wellbeing. I can provide assessment for neurodiversity for those who are unsure or wanting to find out more.
Coming to therapy can be daunting so it is important to me to make sure I get to know you and what you want from the experience. I am an open person with a keen interest in birds, video games and a wry sense of humour who is happy to discuss the absurdities of life. I generally work with ADHD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and much more. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse people in particular to help improve day-to-day function, meet goals, and improve overall wellbeing. I can provide assessment for neurodiversity for those who are unsure or wanting to find out more.
(08) 6493 7208 View (08) 6493 7208
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Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
(08) 6171 2892 View (08) 6171 2892
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Emma Ketley
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Emma is the (proud) owner and Principal Therapist at Enriched By Experience.com. “EBE” is a dynamic Therapy service that strives to support its clients to become “Enriched by Experience” as they find the wisdom, meaning, and achievement in their own story. Emma is a highly experienced AHPRA Registered Therapist. She provides therapy and coaching to adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, suicidal expression, re-motivation, self-harm, trauma, social issues, stage of life adjustments, ADHD support, and with people living with chronic pain conditions.
Emma is the (proud) owner and Principal Therapist at Enriched By Experience.com. “EBE” is a dynamic Therapy service that strives to support its clients to become “Enriched by Experience” as they find the wisdom, meaning, and achievement in their own story. Emma is a highly experienced AHPRA Registered Therapist. She provides therapy and coaching to adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, suicidal expression, re-motivation, self-harm, trauma, social issues, stage of life adjustments, ADHD support, and with people living with chronic pain conditions.
(08) 6383 7108 View (08) 6383 7108
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Lily Caitlin Martin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
(08) 6206 8191 View (08) 6206 8191
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Growing Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Hi! I'm Kiara. I provide compassionate, non-judgmental support for children, adolescents and young adults (up to 30 years old) to help you overcome any life challenge, build hope, create strong foundations for your future years, as well as your capacity to cope with more confidence and self-belief.
Hi! I'm Kiara. I provide compassionate, non-judgmental support for children, adolescents and young adults (up to 30 years old) to help you overcome any life challenge, build hope, create strong foundations for your future years, as well as your capacity to cope with more confidence and self-belief.
(08) 9515 6737 View (08) 9515 6737
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Melanie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Being female can be tough. Periods, pregnancy (or not), perimenopause & menopause, painful sex, hormone issues, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, gender roles, the mental load; it's wild. I've worked with women for many years & am now focused on guiding women through the rollercoaster of perimenopause - a new stage of hormonal chaos! I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief & loss, postnatal issues, parenting difficulties, & relationship issues. I also see people with sex and intimacy struggles and gender dysphoria, & am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and kink-aware therapist who sees pleasure as a human right.
Being female can be tough. Periods, pregnancy (or not), perimenopause & menopause, painful sex, hormone issues, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, gender roles, the mental load; it's wild. I've worked with women for many years & am now focused on guiding women through the rollercoaster of perimenopause - a new stage of hormonal chaos! I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief & loss, postnatal issues, parenting difficulties, & relationship issues. I also see people with sex and intimacy struggles and gender dysphoria, & am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and kink-aware therapist who sees pleasure as a human right.
(08) 6490 9668 View (08) 6490 9668
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Susan Woodworth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cottesloe, WA 6011
Waitlist for new clients
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with younger children. I am passionate about teaching young people how to recognise and to regulate their emotional responses, develop a positive sense of self, problem solve situations, and build their resilience for the future. The relaxed, calming environment and the light exercise enables more creative problem solving and and enhanced mental flexibility.
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with younger children. I am passionate about teaching young people how to recognise and to regulate their emotional responses, develop a positive sense of self, problem solve situations, and build their resilience for the future. The relaxed, calming environment and the light exercise enables more creative problem solving and and enhanced mental flexibility.
(08) 6219 3806 View (08) 6219 3806
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Lilian Figueira
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals and couples on their journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. I believe that everyone has the innate capacity to heal and thrive, providing a safe and compassionate space for exploration and healing.
As a psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals and couples on their journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. I believe that everyone has the innate capacity to heal and thrive, providing a safe and compassionate space for exploration and healing.
(08) 6333 0754 View (08) 6333 0754
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Rhys James Paul
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woodvale, WA 6026
I work across the spectrum of mental health disorders but particularly specialize in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Addiction issues, and PTSD/Trauma. I work with clients during the assessment to get an idea of what they want from life and how psychological treatment might be able to line up with their goals.
I work across the spectrum of mental health disorders but particularly specialize in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Addiction issues, and PTSD/Trauma. I work with clients during the assessment to get an idea of what they want from life and how psychological treatment might be able to line up with their goals.
(08) 6206 8402 View (08) 6206 8402
Natasha Brockwell
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maylands, WA 6051
I'm Tash – a passionate advocate for holistic well-being and self-discovery. With a diverse background in art therapy, counselling, and sexology, I've dedicated my career to helping individuals embrace their authentic selves and navigate the intricate landscape of human relationships and sexuality. Armed with a Master's in Sexology, I blend my expertise in counselling and sexuality to create a safe and open environment for people to explore their intimate lives. I'm a firm supporter of the LGBT+ community, striving to create inclusive spaces where everyone's identity is celebrated.
I'm Tash – a passionate advocate for holistic well-being and self-discovery. With a diverse background in art therapy, counselling, and sexology, I've dedicated my career to helping individuals embrace their authentic selves and navigate the intricate landscape of human relationships and sexuality. Armed with a Master's in Sexology, I blend my expertise in counselling and sexuality to create a safe and open environment for people to explore their intimate lives. I'm a firm supporter of the LGBT+ community, striving to create inclusive spaces where everyone's identity is celebrated.
(08) 6490 9332 View (08) 6490 9332
Ausculto Creative Art Therapies
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Joondalup, WA 6027
Our small groups and individual art therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, gain insight, and foster personal growth. We understand the importance of finding the right therapist. Contact us for a free meet and greet to get a feel for the space, meet the therapist and gain an understanding of how engaging in creative therapy can improve your wellbeing.
Our small groups and individual art therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, gain insight, and foster personal growth. We understand the importance of finding the right therapist. Contact us for a free meet and greet to get a feel for the space, meet the therapist and gain an understanding of how engaging in creative therapy can improve your wellbeing.
(08) 6206 8944 View (08) 6206 8944
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Thrive Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halls Head, WA 6210
Welcome! Each person I work with has their own specific needs and goals. Life has it's traumas for us all. Often, my clients are experiencing a lot of emotional pain when we first meet. I respect the courage it has taken for them to reach out for help. Feelings like unhappiness, depression and anxiety grow in isolation. Feeling depressed or anxious makes people ever more isolated and alone. Sharing your experiences and emotional hurt in a safe non-judgemental space is exactly the right way to break out of this cycle and get back to living a connected, full and happy life. I work with individuals, and couples.
Welcome! Each person I work with has their own specific needs and goals. Life has it's traumas for us all. Often, my clients are experiencing a lot of emotional pain when we first meet. I respect the courage it has taken for them to reach out for help. Feelings like unhappiness, depression and anxiety grow in isolation. Feeling depressed or anxious makes people ever more isolated and alone. Sharing your experiences and emotional hurt in a safe non-judgemental space is exactly the right way to break out of this cycle and get back to living a connected, full and happy life. I work with individuals, and couples.
(08) 9544 6742 View (08) 9544 6742
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Ariana Balalas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
My name is Ariana Balalas, and I am the owner of Peppermint Psychology in Claremont. I am a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I provide comprehensive assessment and counselling services for children and early adolescents (approximately 5-15 years of age).
My name is Ariana Balalas, and I am the owner of Peppermint Psychology in Claremont. I am a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I provide comprehensive assessment and counselling services for children and early adolescents (approximately 5-15 years of age).
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Average cost per session

$171

Counsellors in Western Australia who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Depression
75% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Medicare Rebates
53% Bupa
49% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Western Australia see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Western Australia?

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.