Counselling in CO3

Photo of Elena Shuturminska, Psychologist in CO3, England
Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
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Photo of Louise Lund, Counsellor in CO3, England
Louise Lund
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can become confused about who we are, what we need and where life is taking us. This accumulation over many years blinds us to who we really are and sometimes we need help to find out. I believe I can help you.
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can become confused about who we are, what we need and where life is taking us. This accumulation over many years blinds us to who we really are and sometimes we need help to find out. I believe I can help you.
01206 239170 View 01206 239170
Photo of Gill Kitchen, Psychotherapist in CO3, England
Gill Kitchen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Offering positive psychotherapeutic support to children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. I can offer Individual psychotherapy, counselling and family guidance. An experienced trauma therapist specialising in supporting children and adolescents who present with neurodiverse conditions.
Offering positive psychotherapeutic support to children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. I can offer Individual psychotherapy, counselling and family guidance. An experienced trauma therapist specialising in supporting children and adolescents who present with neurodiverse conditions.
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Photo of Ian Rattray, Counsellor in CO3, England
Ian Rattray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
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Photo of Sally Jervis - The Listening Room, Counsellor in CO3, England
Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
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Photo of Lyndise Tarbuck, Psychotherapist in CO3, England
Lyndise Tarbuck
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
01206 239177 View 01206 239177
Photo of Liz Somervell, Counsellor in CO3, England
Liz Somervell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
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Photo of Christian U. Ilodibe, Counsellor in CO3, England
Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
01206 239172 View 01206 239172
Photo of Cherry Tree CPS, Counsellor in CO3, England
Cherry Tree CPS
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
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Photo of Laura J Lee, Counsellor in CO3, England
Laura J Lee
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with clients facing Stress and Anxiety in their lives. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Anxiety is actually an entirely natural and healthy response to feeling threatened or in danger, a mechanism designed to keep us safe. However, problems can arise when our anxiety response becomes ‘unhealthy’, in some cases it can begin to negatively impact our lives and this is when we may require additional support.
I specialise in working with clients facing Stress and Anxiety in their lives. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Anxiety is actually an entirely natural and healthy response to feeling threatened or in danger, a mechanism designed to keep us safe. However, problems can arise when our anxiety response becomes ‘unhealthy’, in some cases it can begin to negatively impact our lives and this is when we may require additional support.
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Photo of Mark John Penfold, Counsellor in CO3, England
Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
01206 879958 View 01206 879958
Photo of Light Bubble Counselling, Counsellor in CO3, England
Light Bubble Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
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Photo of Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services, Counsellor in CO3, England
Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
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Photo of Dr Birgit Vote Cpsychol, Psychologist in CO3, England
Dr Birgit Vote Cpsychol
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
01206 237461 View 01206 237461
Photo of Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul, Counsellor in CO3, England
Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
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Photo of DIT Therapist, Psychotherapist in CO3, England
DIT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
020 8103 0714 View 020 8103 0714
Photo of Simone Callan, Counsellor in CO3, England
Simone Callan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Taking the first step towards seeking support is a brave decision.  Thank you for choosing to look at my profile - I'm Simone, an experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist.  I offer face to face counselling sessions in my therapy room in Colchester town centre and I also offer remote online sessions using zoom, this means you can have therapy in the comfort of your own home without the need for travel. I specialise in anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and my counselling approach is based in empathy, respect, and collaboration to support individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being.
Taking the first step towards seeking support is a brave decision.  Thank you for choosing to look at my profile - I'm Simone, an experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist.  I offer face to face counselling sessions in my therapy room in Colchester town centre and I also offer remote online sessions using zoom, this means you can have therapy in the comfort of your own home without the need for travel. I specialise in anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and my counselling approach is based in empathy, respect, and collaboration to support individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being.
020 3667 0784 View 020 3667 0784
Photo of PH Therapy, Psychotherapist in CO3, England
PH Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
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Photo of Laura Fulcher, Psychotherapist in CO3, England
Laura Fulcher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people, parents and adults. Young people can often have worries that they find hard to talk to their parents about. Talking to someone outside the family can often make all the difference. I offer space for parents to talk about their worries and work on their parenting strategies. Sometimes I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people, parents and adults. Young people can often have worries that they find hard to talk to their parents about. Talking to someone outside the family can often make all the difference. I offer space for parents to talk about their worries and work on their parenting strategies. Sometimes I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
01621 730617 View 01621 730617
Photo of KCH Therapy, Counsellor in CO3, England
KCH Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
I have a deep understanding of trauma and abuse and their profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. With a gentle and empathetic approach, I can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences, providing a safe space to process and heal. I believe in your innate potential for growth and change. My approach centers around your unique experiences, strengths, and challenges. I practice empathetic listening and understanding, aiming to deeply understand your feelings and experiences.
I have a deep understanding of trauma and abuse and their profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. With a gentle and empathetic approach, I can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences, providing a safe space to process and heal. I believe in your innate potential for growth and change. My approach centers around your unique experiences, strengths, and challenges. I practice empathetic listening and understanding, aiming to deeply understand your feelings and experiences.
01449 701333 View 01449 701333

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CO3

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in CO3 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
86% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Bereavement
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Bupa
80% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in CO3 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CO3?

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.