Photo of Adam Penkul, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Adam Penkul
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I help individuals going through relationship challenges, working to bring clarity and resolution. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety and body dysmorphia, the subject of my masters thesis and connected with my own history. I am one of a few a lived experience therapists working with this disorder. I also work with young men who are experiencing difficulties transitioning into healthy adulthood. Their issues often include self esteem, anger and life meaning and purpose. Other areas of interest include grief, addiction, crises of meaning, spiritual emergence and emergency.
I help individuals going through relationship challenges, working to bring clarity and resolution. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety and body dysmorphia, the subject of my masters thesis and connected with my own history. I am one of a few a lived experience therapists working with this disorder. I also work with young men who are experiencing difficulties transitioning into healthy adulthood. Their issues often include self esteem, anger and life meaning and purpose. Other areas of interest include grief, addiction, crises of meaning, spiritual emergence and emergency.
01277 674239 View 01277 674239
Photo of Carol Nudds, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Carol Nudds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor MA Child Psych, Dipl Supv, PG-Dip CAMHS, BA (Hons) I have been working in the field for over twenty years with vast experience within all areas of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Whether you are an adult, child, couple or family I can help you work through your current, and or, past issues that are impacting your life, sense of self, relationships etc.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor MA Child Psych, Dipl Supv, PG-Dip CAMHS, BA (Hons) I have been working in the field for over twenty years with vast experience within all areas of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Whether you are an adult, child, couple or family I can help you work through your current, and or, past issues that are impacting your life, sense of self, relationships etc.
01277 505831 View 01277 505831
Photo of Jennie Penkul, Counsellor in CM13, England
Jennie Penkul
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
01277 420221 View 01277 420221
Photo of NurtureNeuro, Psychologist in CM13, England
NurtureNeuro
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
01277 674517 View 01277 674517
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Andy Powell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It can feel hard enough ordinarily, dealing with anxiety, stress and things we find difficult. And in recent times extra-ordinary pressures may have added to your concerns or dilemmas. The idea of seeing a therapist may seem daunting, but doing so allows you to explore and reflect on those aspects of life you're worried or unhappy about, rather than trying to work it all out on your own, in confusion, overwhelm or isolation. Let me support you, helping you find ways to be more connected to your inner strength, resillience and potential.
It can feel hard enough ordinarily, dealing with anxiety, stress and things we find difficult. And in recent times extra-ordinary pressures may have added to your concerns or dilemmas. The idea of seeing a therapist may seem daunting, but doing so allows you to explore and reflect on those aspects of life you're worried or unhappy about, rather than trying to work it all out on your own, in confusion, overwhelm or isolation. Let me support you, helping you find ways to be more connected to your inner strength, resillience and potential.
01277 674142 View 01277 674142
Photo of Joanna Parkinson, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Joanna Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. My approach helps clients gain insight, facilitating change where necessary. Existential therapy offers clients a chance to engage with their emotions, reflect on their relationships and look at how they are living their lives. I have worked with anxiety, bereavement, identity crisis, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues amongst many other existential crises that most of us experience throughout our life span.
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. My approach helps clients gain insight, facilitating change where necessary. Existential therapy offers clients a chance to engage with their emotions, reflect on their relationships and look at how they are living their lives. I have worked with anxiety, bereavement, identity crisis, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues amongst many other existential crises that most of us experience throughout our life span.
01992 929840 View 01992 929840
Photo of Leila Brou, Counsellor in CM13, England
Leila Brou
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM13  (Online Only)
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
01708 989873 View 01708 989873
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Kim Stead
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I understand that seeking counselling can be daunting, but I have experienced it to be very rewarding for many people. As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I can offer a confidential, safe and stimulating space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and personal story. Being client-centred, I tailor therapy to your needs as an individual and work with what you decide to bring to each session. 'Integrative' means that I draw upon different models according to you the client.
I understand that seeking counselling can be daunting, but I have experienced it to be very rewarding for many people. As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I can offer a confidential, safe and stimulating space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and personal story. Being client-centred, I tailor therapy to your needs as an individual and work with what you decide to bring to each session. 'Integrative' means that I draw upon different models according to you the client.
07480 559803 View 07480 559803
Photo of Claire Huzzey, Counsellor in CM13, England
Claire Huzzey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Every one of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
Every one of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
01708 963878 View 01708 963878
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Lynne Ford
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warley CM13
Hi my name is Lynne and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults and for children. Have you been experiencing anxiety or been feeling sad or low ? Have you been experiencing issues within a part of your life or in a relationship ? 
Have thoughts, feelings or memories of past experiences or relationships resurfaced or continued to affect you today? I have experience and training in different therapeutic approaches - I will draw on this to see how to best support you to heal and make changes.
Hi my name is Lynne and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults and for children. Have you been experiencing anxiety or been feeling sad or low ? Have you been experiencing issues within a part of your life or in a relationship ? 
Have thoughts, feelings or memories of past experiences or relationships resurfaced or continued to affect you today? I have experience and training in different therapeutic approaches - I will draw on this to see how to best support you to heal and make changes.
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Catherine Barton-Sweeney
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warley CM13
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Cathy and I work with people who are experiencing problems sleeping. The odd night of sleeplessness is something we probably have all experienced, but chronic sleep disturbance is where sleep is regularly disrupted, and you can be left feeling irritable and exhausted during the day. Sometimes sleep disruption can be linked to underlying life experiences that are proving difficult to deal with, but it can also be the cause of depression and anxiety.
Hello, my name is Cathy and I work with people who are experiencing problems sleeping. The odd night of sleeplessness is something we probably have all experienced, but chronic sleep disturbance is where sleep is regularly disrupted, and you can be left feeling irritable and exhausted during the day. Sometimes sleep disruption can be linked to underlying life experiences that are proving difficult to deal with, but it can also be the cause of depression and anxiety.
01277 284388 View 01277 284388
Photo of Gillian Strutton, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Gillian Strutton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM13  (Online Only)
I am Senior Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and an Integrative Clinical Supervisor. I am registered on the approved Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (License 055765) and have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. I am DBS and UK Gov National Security approved. I have over 19 years of experience and offer clinical assessment and treatment for a range of mental health presenting problems. These include anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Bi-polar, stress, phobias, self esteem, anger, relationship problems etc
I am Senior Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and an Integrative Clinical Supervisor. I am registered on the approved Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (License 055765) and have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. I am DBS and UK Gov National Security approved. I have over 19 years of experience and offer clinical assessment and treatment for a range of mental health presenting problems. These include anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Bi-polar, stress, phobias, self esteem, anger, relationship problems etc
01277 674013 View 01277 674013
Photo of Paula Carr, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Paula Carr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with personal issues such as behavioural difficulties, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with Aviva and Vitality Health so can accept referrals via your insurer.
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with personal issues such as behavioural difficulties, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with Aviva and Vitality Health so can accept referrals via your insurer.
01268 214454 View 01268 214454
Photo of Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat, Psychologist in CM13, England
Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist I am passionate about helping people to understand why they are struggling now. Do you find despite all your best efforts you get stuck in the same patterns of relationships? Are you trying to avoid difficult memories, and is this limiting your quality of life? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and offer you the support and space to find a different path.
As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist I am passionate about helping people to understand why they are struggling now. Do you find despite all your best efforts you get stuck in the same patterns of relationships? Are you trying to avoid difficult memories, and is this limiting your quality of life? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and offer you the support and space to find a different path.
01245 945092 View 01245 945092
Photo of Lisa Marie Crosby, Counsellor in CM13, England
Lisa Marie Crosby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
01268 983073 View 01268 983073
Photo of My Life In Colour - Sarah Mann, Counsellor in CM13, England
My Life In Colour - Sarah Mann
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Counselling & coaching that puts you back in control. A warm, calm safe place to help clients move life from beige back into colour with coping mechanisms for the short term and create mind space to work out the longer term issues, solutions that last a life time. Therapy needs to be, genuine, practicable and comfortable for the relationship between client and therapist to have value or efficacy. My own life experience has given me genuine empathy with client's issues and training and my own therapy has helped me accept my past and leave it there.
Counselling & coaching that puts you back in control. A warm, calm safe place to help clients move life from beige back into colour with coping mechanisms for the short term and create mind space to work out the longer term issues, solutions that last a life time. Therapy needs to be, genuine, practicable and comfortable for the relationship between client and therapist to have value or efficacy. My own life experience has given me genuine empathy with client's issues and training and my own therapy has helped me accept my past and leave it there.
01708 983069 View 01708 983069
Photo of Maya Starling, Psychologist in CM13, England
Maya Starling
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I provide an open, warm and confidential space which enables clients to explore issues, which may have been difficult to deal with alone. I view therapy as an individual process and a journey of self discovery that create an opportunity to become aware of inner conflicts and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyone. Hence, I incorporate integrative approach that means I can adapt therapy to each client and their individual needs. I can offer help and have worked with people struggling with a range of conditions including depression, anxiety or adjustment.
I provide an open, warm and confidential space which enables clients to explore issues, which may have been difficult to deal with alone. I view therapy as an individual process and a journey of self discovery that create an opportunity to become aware of inner conflicts and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyone. Hence, I incorporate integrative approach that means I can adapt therapy to each client and their individual needs. I can offer help and have worked with people struggling with a range of conditions including depression, anxiety or adjustment.
020 8059 9937 View 020 8059 9937
Photo of Dr Sarah Shillingford, Psychologist in CM13, England
Dr Sarah Shillingford
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding things feel too much? Perhaps you're used to looking after everyone else and feel like you need space for yourself. You might have had difficult or traumatic experiences in your life that make it difficult to build relationships with others. The journey towards you goals will likely have its challenges but you have taken a really important step in seeking support. I am a trauma specialist and can help with difficulties associated with all kinds of trauma, this includes birth trauma and helping you if you are an adult survivor of childhood trauma.
Are you finding things feel too much? Perhaps you're used to looking after everyone else and feel like you need space for yourself. You might have had difficult or traumatic experiences in your life that make it difficult to build relationships with others. The journey towards you goals will likely have its challenges but you have taken a really important step in seeking support. I am a trauma specialist and can help with difficulties associated with all kinds of trauma, this includes birth trauma and helping you if you are an adult survivor of childhood trauma.
01708 204422 View 01708 204422
Photo of Joshua Munn, Psychotherapist in CM13, England
Joshua Munn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hi I’m Josh, a down to earth and compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As well as being a father to an amazing daughter and working as a therapist, I am passionate about helping people to make positive changes and learn the skills that will actively improve their lives. I have a specialist interest in helping people struggling with low self-confidence, anxiety, overthinking and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
Hi I’m Josh, a down to earth and compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As well as being a father to an amazing daughter and working as a therapist, I am passionate about helping people to make positive changes and learn the skills that will actively improve their lives. I have a specialist interest in helping people struggling with low self-confidence, anxiety, overthinking and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
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Photo of Nathalie Macleod, Counsellor in CM13, England
Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
01245 950892 View 01245 950892

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CM13

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in CM13 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% AXA PPP
69% Aviva
69% WPA

How Counsellors in CM13 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CM13?

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

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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.