Therapists in Winfield, BC

Photo of Karen Cleland- Balanced Life Counselling, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Karen Cleland- Balanced Life Counselling
Counsellor, CYC, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winfield, BC V4V
When we experience trauma or severe life stressors it is not uncommon to feel like our lives are unravelling. That unravelling can take many forms; emotional distress, break down of relationships with our partners and children, general dissatisfaction with life or work, feelings of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, anger and hopelessness. My passion lies in assisting clients in exploring the past, creating peace in the present and feeling hope for the future. My aim is to ensure that your therapy experience is a positive one that offers the potential to have you living life more fully.
When we experience trauma or severe life stressors it is not uncommon to feel like our lives are unravelling. That unravelling can take many forms; emotional distress, break down of relationships with our partners and children, general dissatisfaction with life or work, feelings of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, anger and hopelessness. My passion lies in assisting clients in exploring the past, creating peace in the present and feeling hope for the future. My aim is to ensure that your therapy experience is a positive one that offers the potential to have you living life more fully.
(888) 997-3983 View (888) 997-3983
Photo of Ann Case - Balanced Life Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winfield, BC
Ann Case - Balanced Life Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winfield, BC V4V
My clients come to me because they feel emotionally overwhelmed too much of the time. Their usual and comfortable coping strategies no longer work. Some clients describe being unable to do the simplest of tasks without feeling triggered and either tuning out or completely over reacting. My clients leave therapy feeling a more generalized state of calm with a flexible range of heathy coping strategies.
My clients come to me because they feel emotionally overwhelmed too much of the time. Their usual and comfortable coping strategies no longer work. Some clients describe being unable to do the simplest of tasks without feeling triggered and either tuning out or completely over reacting. My clients leave therapy feeling a more generalized state of calm with a flexible range of heathy coping strategies.
(866) 767-1551 View (866) 767-1551
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Vern Ward
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Winfield, BC V4V
My clients are regular people who find themselves stuck - emotionally (negative emotions), personally (self-esteem), or relationally (conflict/communication). I work with my clients to help them experience freedom in these areas. My clients get results quickly because I use a proven system guaranteed to get them unstuck. Skeptical? That's okay, because I have a money-back satisfaction guarantee. I offer that because I know that if you can understand the underlying dynamics of your emotions, then change can start during the first session. Free consultation! You have nothing to lose, and only your freedom to gain. Call today!
My clients are regular people who find themselves stuck - emotionally (negative emotions), personally (self-esteem), or relationally (conflict/communication). I work with my clients to help them experience freedom in these areas. My clients get results quickly because I use a proven system guaranteed to get them unstuck. Skeptical? That's okay, because I have a money-back satisfaction guarantee. I offer that because I know that if you can understand the underlying dynamics of your emotions, then change can start during the first session. Free consultation! You have nothing to lose, and only your freedom to gain. Call today!
(855) 982-0992 View (855) 982-0992
Photo of Ashley Phillips, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Ashley Phillips
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winfield, BC V4V
Waitlist for new clients
Life is filled with ups and downs. I can help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders / disordered eating including binge eating, emotional / overeating, and unhealthy relationships with food, body image issues, and coping with chronic Illness.
Life is filled with ups and downs. I can help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders / disordered eating including binge eating, emotional / overeating, and unhealthy relationships with food, body image issues, and coping with chronic Illness.
(855) 510-2175 View (855) 510-2175

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Photo of Janna denHaan, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Janna denHaan
Counsellor, BMus, MCouns, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
I work primarily with adult (19+) individuals who want to find freedom from the patterns they can’t seem to understand or can’t seem to change. Perhaps you are burdened with anxiety; perhaps want to become your authentic self; maybe you want to explore troubling relationship patterns; or maybe you find yourself repeating behaviours despite your best intentions to change. Whatever it is that brings you here, welcome! Even in life’s most painful, disorienting moments, I believe reconnecting with the essence of who we are provides us with wisdom that can propel us forward. I'm here to help you do just that.
I work primarily with adult (19+) individuals who want to find freedom from the patterns they can’t seem to understand or can’t seem to change. Perhaps you are burdened with anxiety; perhaps want to become your authentic self; maybe you want to explore troubling relationship patterns; or maybe you find yourself repeating behaviours despite your best intentions to change. Whatever it is that brings you here, welcome! Even in life’s most painful, disorienting moments, I believe reconnecting with the essence of who we are provides us with wisdom that can propel us forward. I'm here to help you do just that.
(587) 874-5640 View (587) 874-5640
Photo of Jocelyn Winkler, Registered Social Worker in Winfield, BC
Jocelyn Winkler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Jocelyn Winkler, and I'm thrilled to connect with you! I offer virtual therapy services throughout beautiful British Columbia. I specialize in providing support for those grappling with grief, trauma, and the weight of anxiety and depression. My mission? To be your ally in navigating life's ups and downs. I am dedicated to digging deep, uncovering the root of your concerns for long-lasting change. I believe in creating a cozy, safe space where healing can truly flourish, empowering you to chase after the life you've always dreamed of.
Hello there! I'm Jocelyn Winkler, and I'm thrilled to connect with you! I offer virtual therapy services throughout beautiful British Columbia. I specialize in providing support for those grappling with grief, trauma, and the weight of anxiety and depression. My mission? To be your ally in navigating life's ups and downs. I am dedicated to digging deep, uncovering the root of your concerns for long-lasting change. I believe in creating a cozy, safe space where healing can truly flourish, empowering you to chase after the life you've always dreamed of.
(825) 807-9015 View (825) 807-9015
Photo of Dan Smith, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Dan Smith
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Whether you've just had a significant life event and you need support to get through it, you're having unkind thoughts about yourself or others and what to work through them, or you are just generally feeling unwell and want to regain balance, using therapy allows someone to walk with you on that journey. You may have days where you feel low, nervous, unmotivated, or lost. Those can get in the way of your enjoyment, your relationships, or you just being at your best.
Whether you've just had a significant life event and you need support to get through it, you're having unkind thoughts about yourself or others and what to work through them, or you are just generally feeling unwell and want to regain balance, using therapy allows someone to walk with you on that journey. You may have days where you feel low, nervous, unmotivated, or lost. Those can get in the way of your enjoyment, your relationships, or you just being at your best.
(236) 900-3071 View (236) 900-3071
Photo of Luke Feraco, Registered Social Worker in Winfield, BC
Luke Feraco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
Anxiety, depression, learning better communication skills, toxic relationships, building self esteem, emotional regulation and processing, trauma, the responsibilities of life... It never seems to end. We all know we could take care of ourselves a little better. How? Together, through a non-judgmental space, we'll discover the stories you are telling yourself about your life and rewrite them to empower you and promote self-compassion in you, as well as sustainability for your future. We will also practice coping skills that help you to manage your everyday stressors and exceptional circumstances. Your wellbeing is my top priority.
Anxiety, depression, learning better communication skills, toxic relationships, building self esteem, emotional regulation and processing, trauma, the responsibilities of life... It never seems to end. We all know we could take care of ourselves a little better. How? Together, through a non-judgmental space, we'll discover the stories you are telling yourself about your life and rewrite them to empower you and promote self-compassion in you, as well as sustainability for your future. We will also practice coping skills that help you to manage your everyday stressors and exceptional circumstances. Your wellbeing is my top priority.
(782) 201-4155 View (782) 201-4155
Photo of Mykhaylo Mike Petrynyak, Pre-Licensed Professional in Winfield, BC
Mykhaylo Mike Petrynyak
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
I offer low-fee therapy for those without insurance coverage in my capacity as a Pre-Licensed Therapist completing the last 50% of my clinical hours toward licensing. If money has been the only thing holding you back from taking charge of your life, let me help!
I offer low-fee therapy for those without insurance coverage in my capacity as a Pre-Licensed Therapist completing the last 50% of my clinical hours toward licensing. If money has been the only thing holding you back from taking charge of your life, let me help!
(867) 670-5190 View (867) 670-5190
Photo of Andrea La, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Andrea La
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Waitlist for new clients
Focused on issues such as historical and recent trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, low self-worth, and emotional distress. Andrea empowers her Clients to use their individual strengths to navigate through life’s challenges with confidence. She is passionate about working with Clients with a history of Trauma and uses a Trauma-Informed lens throughout the counselling process. She offers Psycho-education which helps her Clients understand themselves better & teaches her Clients tangible skills that they can use to reduce stress and prevent future crisis.
Focused on issues such as historical and recent trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, low self-worth, and emotional distress. Andrea empowers her Clients to use their individual strengths to navigate through life’s challenges with confidence. She is passionate about working with Clients with a history of Trauma and uses a Trauma-Informed lens throughout the counselling process. She offers Psycho-education which helps her Clients understand themselves better & teaches her Clients tangible skills that they can use to reduce stress and prevent future crisis.
(867) 292-1781 View (867) 292-1781
Photo of Teresa Moseley, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Teresa Moseley
Counsellor, MSc, RCC, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Living with ADHD is exhausting. You walk around everyday trying to escape the hamster wheel that just won't stop spinning. And worst, you have to mask around others just to appear "normal". You are drowning in even the simplest of tasks; living out of a laundry basket of unfolded clothes with day three of unwashed hair and did you even eat today? Life feels like chaos all the time! Did we mention the focus and time? Your probably even reading this after doom scrolling for the past three hours. But don't beat yourself up because of it. I'm Neurodivergent too; and I understand! Life doesn’t have to fit together perfectly like Lego!
Living with ADHD is exhausting. You walk around everyday trying to escape the hamster wheel that just won't stop spinning. And worst, you have to mask around others just to appear "normal". You are drowning in even the simplest of tasks; living out of a laundry basket of unfolded clothes with day three of unwashed hair and did you even eat today? Life feels like chaos all the time! Did we mention the focus and time? Your probably even reading this after doom scrolling for the past three hours. But don't beat yourself up because of it. I'm Neurodivergent too; and I understand! Life doesn’t have to fit together perfectly like Lego!
(705) 805-9443 View (705) 805-9443
Photo of Kyra Dehker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winfield, BC
Kyra Dehker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping people work through the obstacles in life that prevent them from being able to be the best versions of themselves. My experience has been focused on helping children, youth and families who are trying to manage anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and LGBTQ2+ concerns.
I am passionate about helping people work through the obstacles in life that prevent them from being able to be the best versions of themselves. My experience has been focused on helping children, youth and families who are trying to manage anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and LGBTQ2+ concerns.
(778) 400-6976 View (778) 400-6976
Photo of Pearce Hahn, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Pearce Hahn
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
You're looking for much more than a therapist - you're here because you desire something to change in your life or relationships. I empower people and their relationships to overcome obstacles, connect, rediscover and reclaim their best and authentic lives. I work to create a safe and confidential space for all - to freely explore, acknowledge, resist external pressures and move towards what's right for you. I don’t “diagnose,” fix “disorders,” or pathologize “patients” - I collaborate with people in practical ways that consider their experiences, their needs, their style, their goals - at their pace.
You're looking for much more than a therapist - you're here because you desire something to change in your life or relationships. I empower people and their relationships to overcome obstacles, connect, rediscover and reclaim their best and authentic lives. I work to create a safe and confidential space for all - to freely explore, acknowledge, resist external pressures and move towards what's right for you. I don’t “diagnose,” fix “disorders,” or pathologize “patients” - I collaborate with people in practical ways that consider their experiences, their needs, their style, their goals - at their pace.
(306) 700-5412 View (306) 700-5412
Photo of Tara Smith, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Tara Smith
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Hi, I am Registered Clinical Counsellor who does Couples and Family Counselling and Mediation, as well as other integrative modalities for individuals. Through years of experience and practice, I have created an effective skill set to help you grow beyond your current personal and relational struggles toward good relationships and a satisfying life. I can help you with: • Relational conflict and communication skills to recover and deepen intimacy in key relationships •Relationship styles and creating new dialogues •Barriers to life satisfaction and emotional intimacy such as trauma, attachment issues, and more.
Hi, I am Registered Clinical Counsellor who does Couples and Family Counselling and Mediation, as well as other integrative modalities for individuals. Through years of experience and practice, I have created an effective skill set to help you grow beyond your current personal and relational struggles toward good relationships and a satisfying life. I can help you with: • Relational conflict and communication skills to recover and deepen intimacy in key relationships •Relationship styles and creating new dialogues •Barriers to life satisfaction and emotional intimacy such as trauma, attachment issues, and more.
(819) 412-4925 View (819) 412-4925
Photo of Anne Chronnell, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Anne Chronnell
Counsellor, BFA, RTC, RPC, HBCE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
I specialize in working with women going through Life's varying transitions - in particular with our "role" changes such as pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and also identity/self worth and esteem struggles. Life can stir up anxiety, depression, disempowerment, and loss of Self. I work to help ground you back to your inner strength, to Who You Are, and help you find ways to navigate the rough waters.
I specialize in working with women going through Life's varying transitions - in particular with our "role" changes such as pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and also identity/self worth and esteem struggles. Life can stir up anxiety, depression, disempowerment, and loss of Self. I work to help ground you back to your inner strength, to Who You Are, and help you find ways to navigate the rough waters.
(249) 505-0577 View (249) 505-0577
Photo of Laura Hartell, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Laura Hartell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
(709) 700-3692 View (709) 700-3692
Photo of Elisabeth Avery, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Elisabeth Avery
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Navigating the complexities of life can often make the world seem unforgiving and overwhelming. In the face of unexpected challenges, it's natural to question our purpose and wonder where we'll find the strength to move forward. My intention is to hold space and embrace the feelings of uncertainty together. Collaboratively, we can unravel the past, navigate the nuances of the present, and chart a course toward a purposeful future.
Navigating the complexities of life can often make the world seem unforgiving and overwhelming. In the face of unexpected challenges, it's natural to question our purpose and wonder where we'll find the strength to move forward. My intention is to hold space and embrace the feelings of uncertainty together. Collaboratively, we can unravel the past, navigate the nuances of the present, and chart a course toward a purposeful future.
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Photo of Christine Van Dyke ( Virtual Therapy Bc), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winfield, BC
Christine Van Dyke ( Virtual Therapy Bc)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCPA
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V4V  (Online Only)
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work from a Rogerian person-centered approach and my counselling is based on client needs using an integrated approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. Rogerian Therapy seeks to decrease the client’s guilt, insecurities, defensiveness, and even close-mindedness by allowing them to think about life in new ways. Clients tell his or her story increasing self-esteem, learning abilities from making mistakes, trust in themselves, positive relationships
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work from a Rogerian person-centered approach and my counselling is based on client needs using an integrated approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. Rogerian Therapy seeks to decrease the client’s guilt, insecurities, defensiveness, and even close-mindedness by allowing them to think about life in new ways. Clients tell his or her story increasing self-esteem, learning abilities from making mistakes, trust in themselves, positive relationships
(431) 341-1046 View (431) 341-1046
Photo of Kinga Robinson, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Kinga Robinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
The quality of our relationships impacts every facet of our lives. I meet individuals, couples, and families who are impacted by challenges within their relationships and collaboratively work with them towards a desired outcome.
The quality of our relationships impacts every facet of our lives. I meet individuals, couples, and families who are impacted by challenges within their relationships and collaboratively work with them towards a desired outcome.
(778) 655-8365 View (778) 655-8365
Photo of Danielle Weiss, Counsellor in Winfield, BC
Danielle Weiss
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, limiting beliefs, or a sense of being stuck? Are you feeling a lack of connection in your relationships or are you dissatisfied with your current circumstances? Do you aspire to cultivate resilience & inner peace regardless of your external circumstances? Does the experience of clarity about your identity & purpose or fulfillment in your personal & professional life's, appeal to you? By breaking free from patterns that no longer serve us, deepening your awareness & connecting with your true self, we can show up differently in your lives...more alive & more in touch with your heart.
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, limiting beliefs, or a sense of being stuck? Are you feeling a lack of connection in your relationships or are you dissatisfied with your current circumstances? Do you aspire to cultivate resilience & inner peace regardless of your external circumstances? Does the experience of clarity about your identity & purpose or fulfillment in your personal & professional life's, appeal to you? By breaking free from patterns that no longer serve us, deepening your awareness & connecting with your true self, we can show up differently in your lives...more alive & more in touch with your heart.
(709) 910-6955 View (709) 910-6955

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Winfield, BC

< 10

Counsellors in Winfield, BC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Grief
75% Parenting
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

27 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Other
100% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Winfield, BC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Winfield?

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.