Photo of Jill Hanney, Psychotherapist in CT11, England
Jill Hanney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
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Photo of Jane Mary Hetherington, Psychotherapist in CT11, England
Jane Mary Hetherington
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist and I enjoy working with a wide range of clients on a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance misuse/addictions, relationships, LGBTQIA. I additionally have considerable experience in working with more severe mental health issues and complex presentations, such as personality disorder and psychosis. I prefer to have an initial discussion on the phone prior to the first meeting. In order to establish what the client wants from therapy and are their needs and goals realistic.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and I enjoy working with a wide range of clients on a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance misuse/addictions, relationships, LGBTQIA. I additionally have considerable experience in working with more severe mental health issues and complex presentations, such as personality disorder and psychosis. I prefer to have an initial discussion on the phone prior to the first meeting. In order to establish what the client wants from therapy and are their needs and goals realistic.
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Ashleigh Francis
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Ashleigh and I'm an integrative counsellor. My passion is empowering people to find peace with their past and navigate life's challenges in the present. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster real change and give you back ownership of your life. Counselling can help you work through anything that may be troubling you, voice your worries and provide a safe space to explore difficult issues. It can feel daunting taking the first step on your counselling journey but I am here to guide you through the process and work at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Hello, my name is Ashleigh and I'm an integrative counsellor. My passion is empowering people to find peace with their past and navigate life's challenges in the present. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster real change and give you back ownership of your life. Counselling can help you work through anything that may be troubling you, voice your worries and provide a safe space to explore difficult issues. It can feel daunting taking the first step on your counselling journey but I am here to guide you through the process and work at a pace you feel comfortable with.
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Laura McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
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Mabelle Peñalver
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
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Photo of Alvaro Cea, Psychologist in CT11, England
Alvaro Cea
Psychologist, MBBS, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
A therapeutic space can give us the understanding and confidence we need to make positive changes in our life. Expressing unspoken thoughts and silenced feelings is an opportunity to heal, walk light and recover a feeling of direction. It gives us perspective and open our minds to explore healthier ways of relating to ourselves. I´ve got more than 10 years of experience working with clients as a Psychologist. My approach is holistic and integrative and I have a University Master degree in Coaching and Systemic Psychology.
A therapeutic space can give us the understanding and confidence we need to make positive changes in our life. Expressing unspoken thoughts and silenced feelings is an opportunity to heal, walk light and recover a feeling of direction. It gives us perspective and open our minds to explore healthier ways of relating to ourselves. I´ve got more than 10 years of experience working with clients as a Psychologist. My approach is holistic and integrative and I have a University Master degree in Coaching and Systemic Psychology.
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Andrea Birkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ramsgate CT11  (Online Only)
Are you struggling alone to navigate life's challenges? Do you feel lost and want to make changes in your life but aren't sure how to start? Maybe you just need someone to listen without judgement and provide a safe environment where you can explore what a happier future looks like for you. I would like to work with you to achieve your goals within a warm and empathic relationship based on Person Centred theory. I work in a creative way and tailor sessions to meet your individual needs and preferences.
Are you struggling alone to navigate life's challenges? Do you feel lost and want to make changes in your life but aren't sure how to start? Maybe you just need someone to listen without judgement and provide a safe environment where you can explore what a happier future looks like for you. I would like to work with you to achieve your goals within a warm and empathic relationship based on Person Centred theory. I work in a creative way and tailor sessions to meet your individual needs and preferences.
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Andrew John Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations. Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​
I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations. Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​
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Photo of Vivienne Pettman MBACP - Fairwinds Counselling, Counsellor in CT11, England
Vivienne Pettman MBACP - Fairwinds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
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Photo of Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services, Psychotherapist in CT11, England
Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
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Photo of Sam Clark, Psychotherapist in CT11, England
Sam Clark
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Sam and I want to help you feel better. You're unique, so I tailor therapy to suit you and your needs, whether that is the alleviation of depression or anxiety, improving relationships, recovering from trauma or for personal development. I value honesty, warmth, humour, professionalism and respect for self and other. I've been a practising therapist for over 15 years and I take pride in offering a high-quality, affordable and research-informed therapy service. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them heal, transform and reach goals, using my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
Hello, I’m Sam and I want to help you feel better. You're unique, so I tailor therapy to suit you and your needs, whether that is the alleviation of depression or anxiety, improving relationships, recovering from trauma or for personal development. I value honesty, warmth, humour, professionalism and respect for self and other. I've been a practising therapist for over 15 years and I take pride in offering a high-quality, affordable and research-informed therapy service. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them heal, transform and reach goals, using my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
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Photo of Michelle Painter, Psychologist in CT11, England
Michelle Painter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a compassionate and approachable Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working in mental health, both in the NHS and in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking expert psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties (e.g.anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationship problems, bullying, OCD, psychosis, bipolar disorder, self-harm, regulation of emotions, trauma or stemming from being autistic or having difficulties with attention, organisation and/or hyperactivity (ADHD). I also provide adult ADHD assessments.
I am a compassionate and approachable Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working in mental health, both in the NHS and in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking expert psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties (e.g.anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationship problems, bullying, OCD, psychosis, bipolar disorder, self-harm, regulation of emotions, trauma or stemming from being autistic or having difficulties with attention, organisation and/or hyperactivity (ADHD). I also provide adult ADHD assessments.
01843 265423 View 01843 265423
Photo of Angelo Williams, Counsellor in CT11, England
Angelo Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with people struggling with PTSD, OCD, General Anxiety Disorder, panic disorder, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Counselling can help people in distress and lead to changes in the way they see themselves and feel about their situation. Counselling however is not just for crisis, so I am also open to working with people who want to access counselling as part of personal development. I will be able to help you recognise and acknowledge underlying feelings, makes sense of them and draw on any new meanings which emerge to make positive changes in your life.
I am a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with people struggling with PTSD, OCD, General Anxiety Disorder, panic disorder, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Counselling can help people in distress and lead to changes in the way they see themselves and feel about their situation. Counselling however is not just for crisis, so I am also open to working with people who want to access counselling as part of personal development. I will be able to help you recognise and acknowledge underlying feelings, makes sense of them and draw on any new meanings which emerge to make positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Trust Therapy - Joanne White, Counsellor in CT11, England
Trust Therapy - Joanne White
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a Relate-trained and experienced Relationship & Sex Therapist, I specialise in working with couples and individuals navigating various stages of intimate relationships. Whether you're currently in a relationship, single, or going through a separation, therapy can be a valuable tool for finding closure and moving forward. My approach prioritises creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel valued, respected, and empowered to explore their own resources and ideas for change. I focus on promoting healthier communication techniques and providing an unbiased, impartial perspective on relationship dynamics.
As a Relate-trained and experienced Relationship & Sex Therapist, I specialise in working with couples and individuals navigating various stages of intimate relationships. Whether you're currently in a relationship, single, or going through a separation, therapy can be a valuable tool for finding closure and moving forward. My approach prioritises creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel valued, respected, and empowered to explore their own resources and ideas for change. I focus on promoting healthier communication techniques and providing an unbiased, impartial perspective on relationship dynamics.
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Photo of Zoe Walters, Counsellor in CT11, England
Zoe Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling for Adults, Children & Adolescents People come to me with various worries or concerns and each issue is 'individual & personal' and can cross over many different headings over a period of time, and I have listed a few for you to consider, however, it may be easier to call me and discuss a way forward, I understand how daunting it will be just looking at this website, this is the first step in your journey'.
Counselling for Adults, Children & Adolescents People come to me with various worries or concerns and each issue is 'individual & personal' and can cross over many different headings over a period of time, and I have listed a few for you to consider, however, it may be easier to call me and discuss a way forward, I understand how daunting it will be just looking at this website, this is the first step in your journey'.
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Photo of Viv Botting, Counsellor in CT11, England
Viv Botting
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a highly qualified and experienced professional specialising in working with adults and young people. I offer support with a wide range of issues around bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships. If you are an adult/young person (14 years+) looking for someone kind who will listen to you without judgement and make you feel valued and supported, I can help you to identify your needs in a safe and confidential space and support your personal growth.
I am a highly qualified and experienced professional specialising in working with adults and young people. I offer support with a wide range of issues around bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships. If you are an adult/young person (14 years+) looking for someone kind who will listen to you without judgement and make you feel valued and supported, I can help you to identify your needs in a safe and confidential space and support your personal growth.
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Photo of Clare Eldred, Psychologist in CT11, England
Clare Eldred
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a chartered Health Psychologist providing individual therapy to adults in Kent and online. I have many years experience working as a psychologist in the voluntary sector, civil service, NHS and independent practice. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
I am a chartered Health Psychologist providing individual therapy to adults in Kent and online. I have many years experience working as a psychologist in the voluntary sector, civil service, NHS and independent practice. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
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Photo of Isobel Williams, Psychotherapist in CT11, England
Isobel Williams
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, and I work with you in a confidential, collaborative and respectful way. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I don’t give advice. Instead therapy is a place of safety where your difficult feelings and emotions can be explored without judgment, and in complete confidence.
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, and I work with you in a confidential, collaborative and respectful way. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I don’t give advice. Instead therapy is a place of safety where your difficult feelings and emotions can be explored without judgment, and in complete confidence.
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Photo of Vela Robinson, Counsellor in CT11, England
Vela Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
01843 264703 View 01843 264703
Photo of Angela Mary Curwen, Counsellor in CT11, England
Angela Mary Curwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
01304 796831 View 01304 796831

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CT11

20+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in CT11 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
87% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% AXA PPP
38% Aviva
38% Vitality

How Counsellors in CT11 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CT11?

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.