Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Erin Keely, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Erin Keely
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Together, we can pay caring attention to the patterns and pain points you might be experiencing, while also helping to identify ways that you can live with more joy, authenticity, and connection to yourself and those around you.
Together, we can pay caring attention to the patterns and pain points you might be experiencing, while also helping to identify ways that you can live with more joy, authenticity, and connection to yourself and those around you.
(579) 485-2415 View (579) 485-2415
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Kayla Price
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Living with chronic pain can be a debilitating experience, impacting every aspect of one's life. From simple daily tasks to the ability to enjoy hobbies and spend time with loved ones, chronic pain seems to cast a shadow on everything. Drawing from my background in Kinesiology, some of my clinical counselling specialisations include chronic-pain management, post-concussion treatment, and psychological trauma. I have had the privilege of connecting with clients of a wide range of cultural, religious, and circumstantial backgrounds, allowing each client's own personal set of values to guide the counselling process.
Living with chronic pain can be a debilitating experience, impacting every aspect of one's life. From simple daily tasks to the ability to enjoy hobbies and spend time with loved ones, chronic pain seems to cast a shadow on everything. Drawing from my background in Kinesiology, some of my clinical counselling specialisations include chronic-pain management, post-concussion treatment, and psychological trauma. I have had the privilege of connecting with clients of a wide range of cultural, religious, and circumstantial backgrounds, allowing each client's own personal set of values to guide the counselling process.
(581) 506-5154 View (581) 506-5154
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Lauren Legere
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
(604) 239-5469 View (604) 239-5469
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The Performance Clinic
MSc, Coach
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Hello! My name is J. Stuart Anderson, and I have particular expertise in helping clients harness their creativity, find flow in performance, make effective decisions, manage the physiological / psychological effects of pressure, execute actions for positive impact, and build high-performance teams through effective self-leadership. This work has consistently enabled my clients to quickly overcome troublesome issues, remove mental barriers to excellence, and fulfill their potential. This work is about developing skills and habits for optimizing sustainable high-performance, ensuring you deliver your best consistently with conviction
Hello! My name is J. Stuart Anderson, and I have particular expertise in helping clients harness their creativity, find flow in performance, make effective decisions, manage the physiological / psychological effects of pressure, execute actions for positive impact, and build high-performance teams through effective self-leadership. This work has consistently enabled my clients to quickly overcome troublesome issues, remove mental barriers to excellence, and fulfill their potential. This work is about developing skills and habits for optimizing sustainable high-performance, ensuring you deliver your best consistently with conviction
(365) 661-4972 View (365) 661-4972
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Oliver Wang
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Oliver is a third-year counseling intern who is currently completing a Masters of Counselling at City University of Canada. Oliver takes a person-centered approach toward change and is experienced in both solution-focused brief therapy as well as emotion-focused individualized therapy. Oliver possesses extensive experience working with children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities across a wide variety of organizations and agencies. Oliver’s counseling approach is informed by his understanding of how systemic barriers can create challenges and obstacles, as well as ways of navigating through them.
Oliver is a third-year counseling intern who is currently completing a Masters of Counselling at City University of Canada. Oliver takes a person-centered approach toward change and is experienced in both solution-focused brief therapy as well as emotion-focused individualized therapy. Oliver possesses extensive experience working with children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities across a wide variety of organizations and agencies. Oliver’s counseling approach is informed by his understanding of how systemic barriers can create challenges and obstacles, as well as ways of navigating through them.
(867) 670-4792 View (867) 670-4792
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Mona Hassannia
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
If you’re reading this, you have come to a point in your life where you’re seeking to make some changes and would benefit from getting some guidance and support in the process. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
If you’re reading this, you have come to a point in your life where you’re seeking to make some changes and would benefit from getting some guidance and support in the process. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
(778) 770-5329 View (778) 770-5329
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Chris Hellewell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating and unfair. It can be challenging to find someone you feel safe with and can trust to process difficult emotions and identify strategies to cope. I offer a non-judgmental, trauma-informed, collaborative, strengths-based, and person-centered approach. I utilize an integrative approach with emphasis on CBT, DBT and Narrative and am open to working in your preferred modality. I love to identify strengths in clients and work on building momentum in goal setting to really encourage new ways forward.
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating and unfair. It can be challenging to find someone you feel safe with and can trust to process difficult emotions and identify strategies to cope. I offer a non-judgmental, trauma-informed, collaborative, strengths-based, and person-centered approach. I utilize an integrative approach with emphasis on CBT, DBT and Narrative and am open to working in your preferred modality. I love to identify strengths in clients and work on building momentum in goal setting to really encourage new ways forward.
(506) 702-5370 View (506) 702-5370
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Gaia Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Therapy is a journey to self-discovery and healing where understanding and acknowledging oneself is the key for that change to occur. Change comes from within so that it lasts; acknowledging that not every person is the same, we provide personalized therapy. Each person has the capacity to heal themselves and we will walk together in their healing journey.
Therapy is a journey to self-discovery and healing where understanding and acknowledging oneself is the key for that change to occur. Change comes from within so that it lasts; acknowledging that not every person is the same, we provide personalized therapy. Each person has the capacity to heal themselves and we will walk together in their healing journey.
(431) 531-5360 View (431) 531-5360
Photo of Ashleigh Gold, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Ashleigh Gold
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA cand, RP(q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations on taking this important step to finding peace and contentment in life. I believe everyone possesses the innate ability and strength to grow, change and heal. By providing a safe and collaborative space for thoughtful conversation, I focus on understanding your unique experiences, struggles, goals, hopes and dreams.
Congratulations on taking this important step to finding peace and contentment in life. I believe everyone possesses the innate ability and strength to grow, change and heal. By providing a safe and collaborative space for thoughtful conversation, I focus on understanding your unique experiences, struggles, goals, hopes and dreams.
(672) 202-1052 View (672) 202-1052
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Sandy Kirkwood
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I bring curiosity, compassion, warmth and respect to this work. I view my role as that of co-inquirer into the larger perspective of what might be going on for you. Through deep and intuitive listening, I often find connections between your current situation and what might be truly at issue. We may look at learned patterns and coping methods that are no longer serving you. Some of those patterns may have come from unaddressed trauma, shame, grief or loss. My intention is that you feel heard and understood as you expand your self-knowledge and move towards your goals.
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I bring curiosity, compassion, warmth and respect to this work. I view my role as that of co-inquirer into the larger perspective of what might be going on for you. Through deep and intuitive listening, I often find connections between your current situation and what might be truly at issue. We may look at learned patterns and coping methods that are no longer serving you. Some of those patterns may have come from unaddressed trauma, shame, grief or loss. My intention is that you feel heard and understood as you expand your self-knowledge and move towards your goals.
(778) 719-6671 View (778) 719-6671
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Couples911.org/Dr. Peter Williamson
Psychologist, PhD, MA, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G
Hello.Welcome to my profile. As a licensed Doctoral Psychologist and therapist over the last 30 years, both in upstate New York and British Columbia, I have had wide experience and training in treating many problems - in couples relationships, and in individuals. Couples have suffered with basic problems of communication, resolving conflict, emotionally falling away from each other, and more severe ones with affairs, addictions, violence and verbal abuse to name several. With individuals I have successfully treated depression, anxiety, addictions, and much more complex issues around trauma recovery, sexual abuse, and multiple personality.
Hello.Welcome to my profile. As a licensed Doctoral Psychologist and therapist over the last 30 years, both in upstate New York and British Columbia, I have had wide experience and training in treating many problems - in couples relationships, and in individuals. Couples have suffered with basic problems of communication, resolving conflict, emotionally falling away from each other, and more severe ones with affairs, addictions, violence and verbal abuse to name several. With individuals I have successfully treated depression, anxiety, addictions, and much more complex issues around trauma recovery, sexual abuse, and multiple personality.
(866) 624-7372 View (866) 624-7372
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Karla Maranhao
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Would you like to learn how to make your emotions work for you? Are you having difficulty with a new stage in your life? I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish, and I have worked with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds for over 20 years. In addition to having a private practice I have worked for over 15 years with Vancouver Coastal Health in its Cross Cultural Program and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services. You can book your own appointment now by clicking on the website button.
Would you like to learn how to make your emotions work for you? Are you having difficulty with a new stage in your life? I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish, and I have worked with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds for over 20 years. In addition to having a private practice I have worked for over 15 years with Vancouver Coastal Health in its Cross Cultural Program and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services. You can book your own appointment now by clicking on the website button.
(778) 766-4846 View (778) 766-4846
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ARC: Anxiety Relief Centre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Welcome :) I'm Amenda, a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Simon Fraser University. Over the years I have successfully helped clients with the complex challenges that life presents, and I would be honoured to be a part of your therapeutic journey.
Welcome :) I'm Amenda, a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Simon Fraser University. Over the years I have successfully helped clients with the complex challenges that life presents, and I would be honoured to be a part of your therapeutic journey.
(778) 760-3843 View (778) 760-3843
Photo of Mark van Vliet, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Mark van Vliet
Counsellor, MDiv, RCC, CSAT
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
I work with clients struggling with pornography and sex addiction. I draw upon my training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and my experience as an addictions counsellor at a premier addictions treatment clinic in Vancouver. Working with you would allow us to target the underlying issues and the root causes of these behaviours to provide a plan for you to move forward and be free. My other areas of expertise include drug and alcohol addiction.
I work with clients struggling with pornography and sex addiction. I draw upon my training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and my experience as an addictions counsellor at a premier addictions treatment clinic in Vancouver. Working with you would allow us to target the underlying issues and the root causes of these behaviours to provide a plan for you to move forward and be free. My other areas of expertise include drug and alcohol addiction.
(778) 764-1560 View (778) 764-1560
Photo of Lynden Neudorf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Lynden Neudorf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
If you are searching for a respectful and non-judgmental couples therapist, chances are you've been struggling for a while, just hoping things will get better on their own. My work is focused on couples conflict, relational trauma, and sexuality concerns. Whether the problem is infidelity or another traumatic event, lack of interest in sex, drifting apart in your relationship, or constant bickering and rehashing old arguments, the problems facing you as a couple can be overwhelming. It's natural to feel vulnerable and at the same time yearn for a safe place to talk it out with someone who can help.
If you are searching for a respectful and non-judgmental couples therapist, chances are you've been struggling for a while, just hoping things will get better on their own. My work is focused on couples conflict, relational trauma, and sexuality concerns. Whether the problem is infidelity or another traumatic event, lack of interest in sex, drifting apart in your relationship, or constant bickering and rehashing old arguments, the problems facing you as a couple can be overwhelming. It's natural to feel vulnerable and at the same time yearn for a safe place to talk it out with someone who can help.
(249) 559-1452 View (249) 559-1452
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Rainbow Tree Counselling
Counsellor, MC , RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6A
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of possessions in your home? Do you struggle with letting go of things that you own? Do you sometimes experience conflict with people in your life about keeping too many things? Are you at times fearful or mistrustful of helpers, as you worry that they may force you to discard things that are important to you? I work extensively with what is clinically known as “hoarding disorder”. Some people find the label helpful, while others believe it to be harmful and stigmatizing – understandably so.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of possessions in your home? Do you struggle with letting go of things that you own? Do you sometimes experience conflict with people in your life about keeping too many things? Are you at times fearful or mistrustful of helpers, as you worry that they may force you to discard things that are important to you? I work extensively with what is clinically known as “hoarding disorder”. Some people find the label helpful, while others believe it to be harmful and stigmatizing – understandably so.
(778) 743-3142 View (778) 743-3142
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Soul View Counselling
Counsellor, RTC, Dhp, HND, BSocSc
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
March no waitlist.. We get stuck sometimes, whether, through habit or circumstances, emotional, mental, and physical. Sometimes these thoughts become patterns and we need to work through what's going on. I think a person needs to release these thoughts in our heads. We store them up and other times we listen to things in our heads over and over again and don't speak out what is really going on. We are busy at work and get stuck on personal issues that don't get resolved as we can get so immersed in maintaining deadlines and work ethos and expectations. It can impact our personal relationships and family lives​.
March no waitlist.. We get stuck sometimes, whether, through habit or circumstances, emotional, mental, and physical. Sometimes these thoughts become patterns and we need to work through what's going on. I think a person needs to release these thoughts in our heads. We store them up and other times we listen to things in our heads over and over again and don't speak out what is really going on. We are busy at work and get stuck on personal issues that don't get resolved as we can get so immersed in maintaining deadlines and work ethos and expectations. It can impact our personal relationships and family lives​.
(604) 200-5250 View (604) 200-5250
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Steven Hobkirk
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
Life is complex and ever-changing. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling in relationships, having difficulty identifying your feelings and values, or struggling to process the effects of a trauma, I am dedicated to providing a safe, empathic, and trusting environment that fosters acceptance, understanding, healing, and growth. At the core of my work is the belief that every person has the capacity to change, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to reach your goals.
Life is complex and ever-changing. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling in relationships, having difficulty identifying your feelings and values, or struggling to process the effects of a trauma, I am dedicated to providing a safe, empathic, and trusting environment that fosters acceptance, understanding, healing, and growth. At the core of my work is the belief that every person has the capacity to change, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to reach your goals.
(587) 207-4933 View (587) 207-4933
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Intrepid Therapy Collective
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5K
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
(249) 486-5970 View (249) 486-5970
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Connie Pickett
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V
IN-PERSON & Online Sessions: Going through a life transition isn't easy. If you're dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, a medical diagnosis like cancer, or just feel overwhelmed and stuck, let's talk. Life can get overwhelming and you don't need to navigate these times alone. That’s why it’s so important to find a counsellor you connect with - who not only has the training, but life experiences as well to understand what you're going through. I offer a safe space for you to gently let go of everything you’ve been holding on to and help you find tools & strategies tailored to help you move forward with renewed hope.
IN-PERSON & Online Sessions: Going through a life transition isn't easy. If you're dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, a medical diagnosis like cancer, or just feel overwhelmed and stuck, let's talk. Life can get overwhelming and you don't need to navigate these times alone. That’s why it’s so important to find a counsellor you connect with - who not only has the training, but life experiences as well to understand what you're going through. I offer a safe space for you to gently let go of everything you’ve been holding on to and help you find tools & strategies tailored to help you move forward with renewed hope.
(819) 272-9463 View (819) 272-9463

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Vancouver, BC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross
44% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Vancouver, BC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Vancouver?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, 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 postal code into the search bar.

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

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

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

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

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 Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

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. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

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 postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. 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 a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.