Photo of Helene Clarke, Psychotherapist in AL5, England
Helene Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced and warm BACP accredited counsellor and care deeply about what I do. You may be depressed, anxious, stressed, angry or have relationship problems or work-related difficulties. I will listen to you with empathy and without judgement so that can I see your world through your eyes and so that you feel heard. If your thoughts and feelings are confusing, conflicted or unclear, I will work with you collaboratively to unravel and make sense of them.
I am an experienced and warm BACP accredited counsellor and care deeply about what I do. You may be depressed, anxious, stressed, angry or have relationship problems or work-related difficulties. I will listen to you with empathy and without judgement so that can I see your world through your eyes and so that you feel heard. If your thoughts and feelings are confusing, conflicted or unclear, I will work with you collaboratively to unravel and make sense of them.
01582 377389 View 01582 377389
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Rachel Marfleet
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
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Richard Bird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
March 2023 update - Please note that I am not taking on new clients currently. I will update once this changes, thanks. During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever to be mindful of our mental health and well-being. I guess my USP is that I have 30 years of prior experience working at Director level in Investment banking, so if you value some real world experience, we might be a good match. I am offering face to face or zoom sessions with immediate availability. My clients tend to be professionals, coming with a broad diversity of issues. We'll work together to find a way forward that makes sense for you.
March 2023 update - Please note that I am not taking on new clients currently. I will update once this changes, thanks. During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever to be mindful of our mental health and well-being. I guess my USP is that I have 30 years of prior experience working at Director level in Investment banking, so if you value some real world experience, we might be a good match. I am offering face to face or zoom sessions with immediate availability. My clients tend to be professionals, coming with a broad diversity of issues. We'll work together to find a way forward that makes sense for you.
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Photo of Karen Rowlands, Counsellor in AL5, England
Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
01782 493044 View 01782 493044
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Emma Dunne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I'm Dr Emma Dunne, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 15 years of mental health experience. I've worked both in the NHS and privately, community and inpatient, in person and online, individual and groups... with a whole range of mental health difficulties. Specifically, I have post-doctoral specialist training in the field of complex mental health, personality disorder and trauma: DBT, EMDR and CBT.
I'm Dr Emma Dunne, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 15 years of mental health experience. I've worked both in the NHS and privately, community and inpatient, in person and online, individual and groups... with a whole range of mental health difficulties. Specifically, I have post-doctoral specialist training in the field of complex mental health, personality disorder and trauma: DBT, EMDR and CBT.
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Mariangela Milioto
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
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Valley Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
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Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
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Lydia Jones
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm a certified member of the BACP (MBACP) and absolutely love what I do! I have many years of experience working with both younger and older people from all walks of life. This is in both a short and long term basis, depending on your needs. I specialise working with females particularly those who are neurodivergent.
I'm a certified member of the BACP (MBACP) and absolutely love what I do! I have many years of experience working with both younger and older people from all walks of life. This is in both a short and long term basis, depending on your needs. I specialise working with females particularly those who are neurodivergent.
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Julie Greenhalgh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
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Stephen Johnson Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
01582 368286 View 01582 368286
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Martin Goldwater
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I have been working in the Addiction field for 18 years and used my own personal experience to mould a 10 week treatment programme, 1 session a week for 10 weeks, with daily contact from day one and this continues as free aftercare . This really works and has evolved over the years to help my clients beat their addiction, be happy and live their best lives
I have been working in the Addiction field for 18 years and used my own personal experience to mould a 10 week treatment programme, 1 session a week for 10 weeks, with daily contact from day one and this continues as free aftercare . This really works and has evolved over the years to help my clients beat their addiction, be happy and live their best lives
020 3917 4273 View 020 3917 4273
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Dr Sophie Fitzgerald
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I have worked in both community and inpatient settings across different populations including older adults, adults including those with an eating disorder, children and adolescent, people with learning disabilities and people following a stroke or traumatic brain injury. ​I have gained experience of working with a range of different types of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy and DBT.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I have worked in both community and inpatient settings across different populations including older adults, adults including those with an eating disorder, children and adolescent, people with learning disabilities and people following a stroke or traumatic brain injury. ​I have gained experience of working with a range of different types of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy and DBT.
01582 377903 View 01582 377903
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Stephanie Day
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Though you may feel apprehensive about seeking therapy I am here to put you at ease and offer a free consultation to discuss your needs. I will help you achieve a deep understanding of your difficulties and why you may feel stuck. The way we frame our experiences and the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world are the cause of self-disturbance. I will show you how to overcome this so you can achieve a complete, transformative and permanent change. We will literally rewire your brain by creating new neural pathways, and you'll become your own therapist, equipped with the knowledge to live life with freedom and happiness.
Though you may feel apprehensive about seeking therapy I am here to put you at ease and offer a free consultation to discuss your needs. I will help you achieve a deep understanding of your difficulties and why you may feel stuck. The way we frame our experiences and the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world are the cause of self-disturbance. I will show you how to overcome this so you can achieve a complete, transformative and permanent change. We will literally rewire your brain by creating new neural pathways, and you'll become your own therapist, equipped with the knowledge to live life with freedom and happiness.
01582 377237 View 01582 377237
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Claire Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.
Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.
01727 648598 View 01727 648598
Photo of Emma Mahil Counselling, Counsellor in AL5, England
Emma Mahil Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I support clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, family conflict, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and much more. My clients work with me to try and explore their emotions in the present moment, helping them to process feelings and work towards healing unresolved traumas. As my client, you are the expert of your own life and journey, so my sessions will be guided by you, as you choose to share whatever may be going on for you right now. With my support, you can work towards a more positive life and becoming the best version of yourself!
I support clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, family conflict, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and much more. My clients work with me to try and explore their emotions in the present moment, helping them to process feelings and work towards healing unresolved traumas. As my client, you are the expert of your own life and journey, so my sessions will be guided by you, as you choose to share whatever may be going on for you right now. With my support, you can work towards a more positive life and becoming the best version of yourself!
0116 502 3302 View 0116 502 3302
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Effie Molyva
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and depression both in the NHS as well as privately. In my practice I work together with clients to offer support for a range of anxiety disorders including social anxiety, health anxiety, treatment of phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic attacks, OCD and Generalised anxiety as well as difficulties with low mood. An area of particular interest for me is offering support to women and men who may struggle during the perinatal period. Having a baby is an exciting
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and depression both in the NHS as well as privately. In my practice I work together with clients to offer support for a range of anxiety disorders including social anxiety, health anxiety, treatment of phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic attacks, OCD and Generalised anxiety as well as difficulties with low mood. An area of particular interest for me is offering support to women and men who may struggle during the perinatal period. Having a baby is an exciting
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Rachel Milroy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
01952 780151 View 01952 780151
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Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Harpenden AL5  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6806 View 020 4538 6806
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Peter Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a warm respectful safe environment where you can explore all the difficulties that you’re facing. Issues I work with include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, couple counselling, trauma (ptsd, cptsd), low self worth/confidence, emotional withdrawal/disengagement, life changes/transitions, work issues, procrastination, historical abuse, shame/guilt/blame, loss, to mention a few. If you are finding it difficult coping or struggling with difficult feelings/emotions, or your thinking is just going around and around in circles, counselling can help. My aim is to support you through those challenging and difficult time.
I offer a warm respectful safe environment where you can explore all the difficulties that you’re facing. Issues I work with include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, couple counselling, trauma (ptsd, cptsd), low self worth/confidence, emotional withdrawal/disengagement, life changes/transitions, work issues, procrastination, historical abuse, shame/guilt/blame, loss, to mention a few. If you are finding it difficult coping or struggling with difficult feelings/emotions, or your thinking is just going around and around in circles, counselling can help. My aim is to support you through those challenging and difficult time.
01582 380654 View 01582 380654

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in AL5

60+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in AL5 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
60% Bereavement
56% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
57% Bupa
48% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in AL5 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in AL5?

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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 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

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 psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, 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 the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

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, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. 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 NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

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 BACP, the UKCP, or BPS 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 has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.