Photo of Rebecca Bayliss, Psychotherapist in BL9, England
Rebecca Bayliss
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9  (Online Only)
I offer online sessions and aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you. We will walk through your struggles and help you to work towards changes in your life, to help you become a more authentic and free individual. We will work towards goals and use an integrative approach to help connect all aspects of your mind, body and soul together.
I offer online sessions and aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you. We will walk through your struggles and help you to work towards changes in your life, to help you become a more authentic and free individual. We will work towards goals and use an integrative approach to help connect all aspects of your mind, body and soul together.
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Lisa Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
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Nichola Riley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL9  (Online Only)
At Calm Counselling my role is to help you explore how you feel in a safe, comfortable environment where you feel supported. Counselling is a service that can provide you with the space, tools and encouragement to look deeply at experiences in your life that are causing you difficulties in your current life or stopping you from fully realising your future potential.
At Calm Counselling my role is to help you explore how you feel in a safe, comfortable environment where you feel supported. Counselling is a service that can provide you with the space, tools and encouragement to look deeply at experiences in your life that are causing you difficulties in your current life or stopping you from fully realising your future potential.
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Hildah Makoni
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I am Hildah Makoni, a dedicated and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor with a comprehensive background in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy (ART), Brief Therapies, Trauma Therapy, Bereavement Counselling, and Drugs and Alcohol Therapy. With over a decade of hands-on experience as an Integrative Counsellor and a remarkable 24-year tenure as a Registered General Nurse, I possess a unique blend of skills to address your needs effectively. My exceptional communication abilities allow me to understand your individual requirements, enabling me to craft tailored treatment and therapy.
I am Hildah Makoni, a dedicated and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor with a comprehensive background in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy (ART), Brief Therapies, Trauma Therapy, Bereavement Counselling, and Drugs and Alcohol Therapy. With over a decade of hands-on experience as an Integrative Counsellor and a remarkable 24-year tenure as a Registered General Nurse, I possess a unique blend of skills to address your needs effectively. My exceptional communication abilities allow me to understand your individual requirements, enabling me to craft tailored treatment and therapy.
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Esther Morch
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, anxiety, panic, depression or pain? Or maybe you're finding that low-self esteem or lack of confidence is holding you back in your work or personal life and things are starting to feel a little bit 'stuck'. I'd like to see if I can help.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, anxiety, panic, depression or pain? Or maybe you're finding that low-self esteem or lack of confidence is holding you back in your work or personal life and things are starting to feel a little bit 'stuck'. I'd like to see if I can help.
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Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
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Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
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Jane Middlebrook
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bury BL9  (Online Only)
I am currently helping people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
I am currently helping people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
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Judith Lamb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Taking a brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it potentially could be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm persona and training in person centred counselling would enable you to begin that process. Additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as extensive continued professional development allows an integrative style of work that can help with a wide range of issues and needs. Working from home as a private counsellor as well as having been employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experiences and skills to offer help.
Taking a brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it potentially could be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm persona and training in person centred counselling would enable you to begin that process. Additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as extensive continued professional development allows an integrative style of work that can help with a wide range of issues and needs. Working from home as a private counsellor as well as having been employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experiences and skills to offer help.
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Sarah Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
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Photo of Sarah Kilcullen, Psychotherapist in BL9, England
Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bury BL9
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
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Fran Markham
Psychotherapist, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
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Photo of Dr Danielle Gerson, Psychologist in BL9, England
Dr Danielle Gerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
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Amanda Lloyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I am a counsellor and registered general nurse specialising in occupational health, and my priorities have been about the physical and psychological care of my patients and clients. I use the biopsychosocial model to support clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I listen to why the client feels they need therapy, and we discuss the most appropriate way forward which may include, for example, CBT or solution-focussed therapy. I am welcoming and trustworthy and my approach to clients is irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race or religious beliefs.
I am a counsellor and registered general nurse specialising in occupational health, and my priorities have been about the physical and psychological care of my patients and clients. I use the biopsychosocial model to support clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I listen to why the client feels they need therapy, and we discuss the most appropriate way forward which may include, for example, CBT or solution-focussed therapy. I am welcoming and trustworthy and my approach to clients is irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race or religious beliefs.
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Photo of Philipp C. Berkovits, Psychotherapist in BL9, England
Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
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Photo of Anneliese Ashworth-Lord, Psychotherapist in BL9, England
Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
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Photo of Susan Warburton, Counsellor in BL9, England
Susan Warburton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I understand that seeking therapy can be an uncertain and challenging process and the continuing changes we face in life can lead us to feel overwhelmed. May aim as a counsellor is to support you through the present pandemic and beyond helping you with any Anxiety, Stress and other issues this could bring. Deciding to seek therapy enables you to have a safe space to explore and work on yourself and the issues you bring to the session. I believe this is the first step towards a new you and with the right interventions helping you to become a stronger version of yourself. I offer both face to face and on line sessions.
I understand that seeking therapy can be an uncertain and challenging process and the continuing changes we face in life can lead us to feel overwhelmed. May aim as a counsellor is to support you through the present pandemic and beyond helping you with any Anxiety, Stress and other issues this could bring. Deciding to seek therapy enables you to have a safe space to explore and work on yourself and the issues you bring to the session. I believe this is the first step towards a new you and with the right interventions helping you to become a stronger version of yourself. I offer both face to face and on line sessions.
01706 615024 View 01706 615024
Photo of Tatiana Hannam, Psychotherapist in BL9, England
Tatiana Hannam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Counselling to individuals and couples presenting with a range of mental health issues, some of which are listed below.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Counselling to individuals and couples presenting with a range of mental health issues, some of which are listed below.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BL9

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BL9 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Self Esteem
92% Stress
88% Depression
79% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BL9 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BL9?

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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.