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Arran Hamilton
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, BC V0R
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients at my location in Cumberland BC. I work with people ages 2 and up and specialize in Sandplay Therapy, which is a modality used with clients of any age, from children to adults. This can often be a more accessible approach as it is non-directive and non-verbal. Polyvagal theory informs all of my work, whether I use play or art therapy, CBT, Somatic Experiencing, or Mindfulness. I provide support to families, parents, teens, couples, and individuals.
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients at my location in Cumberland BC. I work with people ages 2 and up and specialize in Sandplay Therapy, which is a modality used with clients of any age, from children to adults. This can often be a more accessible approach as it is non-directive and non-verbal. Polyvagal theory informs all of my work, whether I use play or art therapy, CBT, Somatic Experiencing, or Mindfulness. I provide support to families, parents, teens, couples, and individuals.
(778) 200-9204 View (778) 200-9204
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Sandra Murray
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
It is my role as a registered clinical counsellor to create an environment of trust and confidence. Each individual has the quintessential need to connect with others, to explore his/her sense of self, and to understand their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal reactions. I provide my clients the guidance to move toward this understanding. Together collaboratively, we work to remove the obstacles that are preventing forward movement towards a more positive fulfilling life. It is my goal, through therapy, to nurture and support my clients and to facilitate positive change.
It is my role as a registered clinical counsellor to create an environment of trust and confidence. Each individual has the quintessential need to connect with others, to explore his/her sense of self, and to understand their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal reactions. I provide my clients the guidance to move toward this understanding. Together collaboratively, we work to remove the obstacles that are preventing forward movement towards a more positive fulfilling life. It is my goal, through therapy, to nurture and support my clients and to facilitate positive change.
(778) 771-4622 View (778) 771-4622
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Mind Power Counselling - Kevin Lowe, RTC
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you at a cross road in your journey? Wondering what direction to turn next? Perhaps questioning how to change and where to start? Struggling in your relationships, feeling lost and looking for answers and meaning. You are not alone, in a warm and accepting environment I use evidence-based therapeutic practices to best serve you. Serving you to navigate and heal on your terms. Getting started is the first step in healing. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.
Are you at a cross road in your journey? Wondering what direction to turn next? Perhaps questioning how to change and where to start? Struggling in your relationships, feeling lost and looking for answers and meaning. You are not alone, in a warm and accepting environment I use evidence-based therapeutic practices to best serve you. Serving you to navigate and heal on your terms. Getting started is the first step in healing. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.
(581) 203-1810 View (581) 203-1810
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Amy Marie Capern
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA Psyc, CAPP, Dip AT, CThan
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R  (Online Only)
Interested in building your confidence, self-awareness and connection to yourself and the people in your life? Frustrated with being consumed by thoughts from your past, that feeling of being stuck, and feeling unable to move forward? Have you experienced a significant change in your life or are preparing to make one? If you are ready to be supported in a way that helps you identify your strengths and personal values while working towards living your life more fully, I can help.
Interested in building your confidence, self-awareness and connection to yourself and the people in your life? Frustrated with being consumed by thoughts from your past, that feeling of being stuck, and feeling unable to move forward? Have you experienced a significant change in your life or are preparing to make one? If you are ready to be supported in a way that helps you identify your strengths and personal values while working towards living your life more fully, I can help.
(647) 697-2826 View (647) 697-2826
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Suzy Davis
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients for virtual talk-therapy or art-therapy sessions, offering a sliding scale of $85 - $125 per session. I want to help my clients achieve positive changes in their lives and regain a sense of hope and direction. I have over 16 years experience in special education and am drawn to working with clients who are neurodiverse. I have additional training in therapeutic and visual arts. I welcome clients of all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds.
Accepting new clients for virtual talk-therapy or art-therapy sessions, offering a sliding scale of $85 - $125 per session. I want to help my clients achieve positive changes in their lives and regain a sense of hope and direction. I have over 16 years experience in special education and am drawn to working with clients who are neurodiverse. I have additional training in therapeutic and visual arts. I welcome clients of all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds.
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Nevin J. Harper
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
We live in a rapidly changing and often unsettled world. Stress, anxiety and depression are common reactions to never ending barrage of the trials of daily life. Our bodies are adapting to these challenges in the best way they know how. Sometimes it's too much. Sometimes we need to ask for support to initiate change or make sense of our situations. 250-589-5500 (text only).
We live in a rapidly changing and often unsettled world. Stress, anxiety and depression are common reactions to never ending barrage of the trials of daily life. Our bodies are adapting to these challenges in the best way they know how. Sometimes it's too much. Sometimes we need to ask for support to initiate change or make sense of our situations. 250-589-5500 (text only).
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Lilypad Counselling and Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified Verified
At Lilypad Counselling our counsellors connect with those who want to be inspired by life, who are seeking help with life overwhelm, stress and relationship issues. We believe the answers you seek are within and it’s our job to guide you to your own inner wisdom. We help you to explore new perspectives, to shine a light in the confusion. In addition to in office sessions, we offer online/video and phone/text/email support. At Lilypad Counselling we can meet your specific needs. Through personal insight and awareness, you can begin to mend relationships and feel lighter, more connected and equipped to manage life's challenges.
At Lilypad Counselling our counsellors connect with those who want to be inspired by life, who are seeking help with life overwhelm, stress and relationship issues. We believe the answers you seek are within and it’s our job to guide you to your own inner wisdom. We help you to explore new perspectives, to shine a light in the confusion. In addition to in office sessions, we offer online/video and phone/text/email support. At Lilypad Counselling we can meet your specific needs. Through personal insight and awareness, you can begin to mend relationships and feel lighter, more connected and equipped to manage life's challenges.
(833) 571-7866 View (833) 571-7866
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Julie E Taylor
Counsellor, RTC, MTC, RCS
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Fanny Bay, BC V0R
Tap into your own innate resilience and grow! Speak so your partner can really 'feel' you. I have over 24 years' experience and specialize in personal growth, relationship/family dynamics, sexual issues, narcissism and GNM. I use a blend of NVC (compassionate connection), Imago-style and Trust Oriented Therapy. Enhance your communication skills. Polish your relationships till they gleam! Welcome to the whole of you: the rebellious, the angry,the shy,the forgotten,the lonely and more. The result? Good health and success!
Tap into your own innate resilience and grow! Speak so your partner can really 'feel' you. I have over 24 years' experience and specialize in personal growth, relationship/family dynamics, sexual issues, narcissism and GNM. I use a blend of NVC (compassionate connection), Imago-style and Trust Oriented Therapy. Enhance your communication skills. Polish your relationships till they gleam! Welcome to the whole of you: the rebellious, the angry,the shy,the forgotten,the lonely and more. The result? Good health and success!
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Michael McNally
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Gabriola, BC V0R
Struggling with alcohol or drug use, anger management, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and/or relationship issues? We will work collaboratively to find solutions and acquire helpful life skills going forward so you can become your own therapist.
Struggling with alcohol or drug use, anger management, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and/or relationship issues? We will work collaboratively to find solutions and acquire helpful life skills going forward so you can become your own therapist.
(709) 910-8676 View (709) 910-8676
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Petrabilities Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, RMHC-I, CHT
Verified Verified
Gabriola, BC V0R
Everyone needs Hypnotherapy! We specialize in Past Life Regression, Relapse Prevention, and Addictions. Why? Because I am an addictions and abuse survivor. Chronic illness (such as Cancer and Hep C) and treatment side effects is also our specialty, as is Chronic Pain. Why? I am blessed to be here to help you, and I have overcome my own chronic pain with Hypnosis! No more meds!!! Are you a recovering addict? Have you received a life threatening diagnosis? Are you in constant pain? GOOD NEWS: YOU HAVE JUST FOUND THE HELP YOU NEED.
Everyone needs Hypnotherapy! We specialize in Past Life Regression, Relapse Prevention, and Addictions. Why? Because I am an addictions and abuse survivor. Chronic illness (such as Cancer and Hep C) and treatment side effects is also our specialty, as is Chronic Pain. Why? I am blessed to be here to help you, and I have overcome my own chronic pain with Hypnosis! No more meds!!! Are you a recovering addict? Have you received a life threatening diagnosis? Are you in constant pain? GOOD NEWS: YOU HAVE JUST FOUND THE HELP YOU NEED.
(778) 764-0421 View (778) 764-0421
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Brett Mason
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chemainus, BC V0R
I support people in finding the sparkle, hope, and joy in life again. The weight of the world, trauma, and our personal experiences can sometimes be very heavy, which can lead to depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, feeling numb or feeling burnt out. Counselling with me will strengthen the ways you cope, help you re-story what is going on for you (you are already the main character in your life!), and support you in changing negative or self-deprecating thought patterns.
I support people in finding the sparkle, hope, and joy in life again. The weight of the world, trauma, and our personal experiences can sometimes be very heavy, which can lead to depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, feeling numb or feeling burnt out. Counselling with me will strengthen the ways you cope, help you re-story what is going on for you (you are already the main character in your life!), and support you in changing negative or self-deprecating thought patterns.
(250) 606-1240 View (250) 606-1240
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Leslie Sanderson
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gabriola, BC V0R
I specialize in trauma-informed and inclusive care for individuals coping with the impact of relational trauma, early attachment wounding, personal growth, transitions, and general life challenges. I am a stepmother living in a blended family environment and I love providing support to folks navigating novel and difficult family dynamics. I help my clients understand their nervous systems, improve emotional regulation, and explore and process traumatic experiences. Our work together can improve self-awareness, decrease feelings of shame, guilt, and self-blame and help you make informed choices and advocate for yourself.
I specialize in trauma-informed and inclusive care for individuals coping with the impact of relational trauma, early attachment wounding, personal growth, transitions, and general life challenges. I am a stepmother living in a blended family environment and I love providing support to folks navigating novel and difficult family dynamics. I help my clients understand their nervous systems, improve emotional regulation, and explore and process traumatic experiences. Our work together can improve self-awareness, decrease feelings of shame, guilt, and self-blame and help you make informed choices and advocate for yourself.
(249) 496-3069 View (249) 496-3069
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Matthew Yochim
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Counselling is about helping the client. What this looks like will differ for each individual. My role as a therapist is to support you in the ways that will meet your individual needs, wants, goals and expectations. Together we build a relationship where the focus is on understanding the healing that has to take place in order for you to grow in the ways that you are looking for. I work with adults, youth, and support a variety of issues, including PTSD, addictions, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
Counselling is about helping the client. What this looks like will differ for each individual. My role as a therapist is to support you in the ways that will meet your individual needs, wants, goals and expectations. Together we build a relationship where the focus is on understanding the healing that has to take place in order for you to grow in the ways that you are looking for. I work with adults, youth, and support a variety of issues, including PTSD, addictions, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
(672) 202-2409 View (672) 202-2409
Photo of Lori Taylor, Psychologist in V0R, BC
Lori Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Gabriola, BC V0R  (Online Only)
I may be the right therapist for you if you have a history of difficult life experiences and want to grieve the related losses, understand the impacts on your life, develop self-compassion, and gain freedom to make choices based on your values in the present rather than on conditioning from the past. You may be struggling with existential issues such as death anxiety, searching for meaning, or dealing with uncertainty, unfairness, and powerlessness. Maybe you are finding life confusing and would like help making sense of it all and figuring out how to cope, feel better, and experience more joy, contentment, freedom, and gratitude.
I may be the right therapist for you if you have a history of difficult life experiences and want to grieve the related losses, understand the impacts on your life, develop self-compassion, and gain freedom to make choices based on your values in the present rather than on conditioning from the past. You may be struggling with existential issues such as death anxiety, searching for meaning, or dealing with uncertainty, unfairness, and powerlessness. Maybe you are finding life confusing and would like help making sense of it all and figuring out how to cope, feel better, and experience more joy, contentment, freedom, and gratitude.
(226) 917-2267 View (226) 917-2267
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Erin Kostashuk
Counsellor, PsyD, (stud), MC, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tofino, BC V0R
I work with a variety of clients on a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety, to relationship transitions, to complex relational trauma. I relate to you in an authentic way - no pretense and no judgment - to support you in finding comfort, clarity, and solutions.
I work with a variety of clients on a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety, to relationship transitions, to complex relational trauma. I relate to you in an authentic way - no pretense and no judgment - to support you in finding comfort, clarity, and solutions.
(778) 771-3819 View (778) 771-3819
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Balanced Health
Verified Verified
Lantzville, BC V0R  (Online Only)
At Balanced Health, we believe mental well being is the corner stone to balanced health, with mind body and soul being seemlessly interconnected. Balanced Health was created with the goal to make counselling services accessible to everyone and anyone, from anywhere. We see the value in providing a safe space through the convenience of virtual counselling. “Your Space, your pace, virtual counselling”
At Balanced Health, we believe mental well being is the corner stone to balanced health, with mind body and soul being seemlessly interconnected. Balanced Health was created with the goal to make counselling services accessible to everyone and anyone, from anywhere. We see the value in providing a safe space through the convenience of virtual counselling. “Your Space, your pace, virtual counselling”
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Dr. Liz Zed
Counsellor, PhD, MCC, RCC, CertMen
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tofino, BC V0R
Transpersonal psychotherapy is discovering your true resilient self & finding your true path to happiness, taking action integrating body, mind & spirit. Using a holistic and eclectic approach to help you examine your life path we will work together to develop a deeper awareness of your strengths and potential, guiding you to awaken self-awareness and discover your own healing powers. Mentor Coaching for ICF credential also available globally, by phone & video-conferencing. Happily Not a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, I AM a Registered Clinical Counsellor RCC#4348 in British Columbia & California Licensed Psychologist #19948 & ICF MCC MasterCertifiedCoach
Transpersonal psychotherapy is discovering your true resilient self & finding your true path to happiness, taking action integrating body, mind & spirit. Using a holistic and eclectic approach to help you examine your life path we will work together to develop a deeper awareness of your strengths and potential, guiding you to awaken self-awareness and discover your own healing powers. Mentor Coaching for ICF credential also available globally, by phone & video-conferencing. Happily Not a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, I AM a Registered Clinical Counsellor RCC#4348 in British Columbia & California Licensed Psychologist #19948 & ICF MCC MasterCertifiedCoach
(650) 440-5767 View (650) 440-5767
Photo of Bill Wagg, Counsellor in V0R, BC
Bill Wagg
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
I know you already have your own resources and skills to deal with your struggles. My skills and experiences are simply to help you find these resources within you. A person comes to me because they are stuck and lost in stressful worries or getting angry too quickly or frustrated and powerless in conflicts with other. Our work together is for you to find your natural instinct and insights to develop the clarity to move forward. The skills I use to help you are in grounded in Somatic Experiencing, an understanding of the dynamic of your nervous systems and Focusing, a therapy skill to open your clarity and the way to go forward.
I know you already have your own resources and skills to deal with your struggles. My skills and experiences are simply to help you find these resources within you. A person comes to me because they are stuck and lost in stressful worries or getting angry too quickly or frustrated and powerless in conflicts with other. Our work together is for you to find your natural instinct and insights to develop the clarity to move forward. The skills I use to help you are in grounded in Somatic Experiencing, an understanding of the dynamic of your nervous systems and Focusing, a therapy skill to open your clarity and the way to go forward.
(250) 737-3157 View (250) 737-3157
Photo of Andree Hurl, Counsellor in V0R, BC
Andree Hurl
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
As a Registered Professional Counsellor and a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling, I look at therapy through a holistic lense, focusing on all aspects of your wellbeing. By tapping into your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, I can help you identify and understand feelings that you may be experiencing. Working together, we will cultivate new tools specific to your nature that you can then put into practice, creating the change you hope to see.
As a Registered Professional Counsellor and a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling, I look at therapy through a holistic lense, focusing on all aspects of your wellbeing. By tapping into your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, I can help you identify and understand feelings that you may be experiencing. Working together, we will cultivate new tools specific to your nature that you can then put into practice, creating the change you hope to see.
(778) 400-6737 View (778) 400-6737
Photo of Vanessa Hutton, Counsellor in V0R, BC
Vanessa Hutton
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Bowser, BC V0R  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Mental Health counselor I help clients with anxiety and depression understand how to heal their nervous system. I meet clients where they are at and we decide together the best course of action for moving forward. I am a trauma therapist and I help people to understand their healing journey. I provide tools for emotional regulation, and calming an overactive nervous system. I also provide tools for shifting beliefs and increasing well being daily. I use Safe and Sound an inner ear acoustic intervention that is evidence based and has been shown to calm an overactive nervous system which is so important for therapy.
As a Clinical Mental Health counselor I help clients with anxiety and depression understand how to heal their nervous system. I meet clients where they are at and we decide together the best course of action for moving forward. I am a trauma therapist and I help people to understand their healing journey. I provide tools for emotional regulation, and calming an overactive nervous system. I also provide tools for shifting beliefs and increasing well being daily. I use Safe and Sound an inner ear acoustic intervention that is evidence based and has been shown to calm an overactive nervous system which is so important for therapy.
(343) 453-1932 View (343) 453-1932

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Number of Counsellors in V0R

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V0R who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Stress
85% Self Esteem
82% Grief
80% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Pacific Blue Cross
48% Green Shield Canada
42% SunLife

How Counsellors in V0R see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V0R?

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.