Counselling in Ampthill

Photo of Dr Antonia Harrison, Psychologist in Ampthill, England
Dr Antonia Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Ampthill MK45
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Ampthill MK45
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
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Photo of Ian Glenister, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ampthill MK45
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
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Photo of Clive Deeks, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ampthill MK45
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
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Photo of Po Chan, Psychotherapist in Ampthill, England
Po Chan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ampthill MK45
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Therapy Avenue - Kerry Lilley - EMDR and CBT , Psychotherapist in Ampthill, England
Therapy Avenue - Kerry Lilley - EMDR and CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bedford MK40
I never set out to work with a specific kind of person, however, around 70% of my clients tend to be women aged between 30 and 45. They worry, feel stressed and not good enough. They often find themselves saying 'what if' all the time having lost their zest for life without any knowledge of why! It might be triggered by past traumatic events, the challenges of juggling life, family or work. These feelings might be a new, unexplained experience or they may have been around for decades. Does this sound like you? Even if this doesn't, you may be like the other 30% of people I work with, and you matter too!
I never set out to work with a specific kind of person, however, around 70% of my clients tend to be women aged between 30 and 45. They worry, feel stressed and not good enough. They often find themselves saying 'what if' all the time having lost their zest for life without any knowledge of why! It might be triggered by past traumatic events, the challenges of juggling life, family or work. These feelings might be a new, unexplained experience or they may have been around for decades. Does this sound like you? Even if this doesn't, you may be like the other 30% of people I work with, and you matter too!
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Photo of Counselling and Hypnotherapy with Sylvie, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Counselling and Hypnotherapy with Sylvie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Biggleswade SG18
Weekend and Evening sessions available. Full flexibility for Video, Telephone or Face to Face sessions (interchangeable). Whether you know what has brought you to therapy or whether you just don’t feel great and don’t know why, it’s okay. We can work from your past, focus on the present or work toward the future you want – sessions go where you take them. I am here to reassure you that you are safe to work through thoughts and feelings with my support. I am primarily person-centered and introduce useful tools from different counselling approaches so you get the type of counselling that you need.
Weekend and Evening sessions available. Full flexibility for Video, Telephone or Face to Face sessions (interchangeable). Whether you know what has brought you to therapy or whether you just don’t feel great and don’t know why, it’s okay. We can work from your past, focus on the present or work toward the future you want – sessions go where you take them. I am here to reassure you that you are safe to work through thoughts and feelings with my support. I am primarily person-centered and introduce useful tools from different counselling approaches so you get the type of counselling that you need.
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Photo of Helen Margaret Springer, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Helen Margaret Springer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
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Photo of Monika Dedus-Fanthom, Psychotherapist in Ampthill, England
Monika Dedus-Fanthom
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Sharpenhoe MK45
I am an integrative psychotherapist with specialisation in couple and sexual therapy. I work with all male and female sexual difficulties as well as couple/relationship difficulties. I also have extensive experience in working with people struggling with mood disorders, depression and anxiety as well as loss and life transitions.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with specialisation in couple and sexual therapy. I work with all male and female sexual difficulties as well as couple/relationship difficulties. I also have extensive experience in working with people struggling with mood disorders, depression and anxiety as well as loss and life transitions.
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Photo of Sandie Crowe, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Sandie Crowe
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
Have you been struggling alone with difficulties or concerns and need some help? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger? Maybe you have noticed patterns of behaviour which are no longer useful, and seem to be stopping you from moving on. Sometimes we know why we are distressed, other time we feel stuck and don't know why. Whatever your reasons, the fact you are here means that you want to make some changes in your life and you have already taken the first brave step to reach out.
Have you been struggling alone with difficulties or concerns and need some help? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger? Maybe you have noticed patterns of behaviour which are no longer useful, and seem to be stopping you from moving on. Sometimes we know why we are distressed, other time we feel stuck and don't know why. Whatever your reasons, the fact you are here means that you want to make some changes in your life and you have already taken the first brave step to reach out.
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Photo of Maina Warraich, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Maina Warraich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hitchin SG4
Are you struggling to fall asleep as you keep worrying about things? Maybe you have anxiety, panic attacks and keep overthinking. You might often feel numb or completely overwhelmed. Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself. Things don't have to stay this way. I’m passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be. People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else.
Are you struggling to fall asleep as you keep worrying about things? Maybe you have anxiety, panic attacks and keep overthinking. You might often feel numb or completely overwhelmed. Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself. Things don't have to stay this way. I’m passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be. People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else.
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Photo of Kerry Batten, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Kerry Batten
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK43
I understand that there are times in our lives when things can become overwhelming and difficult; we might feel anxious, depressed, confused, not understood, and sometimes we may not know how to make things better.
I understand that there are times in our lives when things can become overwhelming and difficult; we might feel anxious, depressed, confused, not understood, and sometimes we may not know how to make things better.
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Photo of Sarah Showler, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Sarah Showler
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bedford MK43
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
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Photo of Adriana Cracknell, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Adriana Cracknell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bedford MK40
Welcome to my profile, I am a highly experienced Counsellor of 25 years, which accounts for my knowledge and intuition. Specialising in Sexual Abuse/Assault, Trauma/PTSD, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, LGBTQ+ & Young People - to reduce confusion, be heard and enable choice. I create a space where we connect as equals, and explore together at your pace. My belief is that therapy needs to be with someone you can feel comfortable and safe with. I look forward to hearing from you for a chat, to assess your needs and see how I can be of assistance to you.
Welcome to my profile, I am a highly experienced Counsellor of 25 years, which accounts for my knowledge and intuition. Specialising in Sexual Abuse/Assault, Trauma/PTSD, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, LGBTQ+ & Young People - to reduce confusion, be heard and enable choice. I create a space where we connect as equals, and explore together at your pace. My belief is that therapy needs to be with someone you can feel comfortable and safe with. I look forward to hearing from you for a chat, to assess your needs and see how I can be of assistance to you.
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Photo of Federico Ferrarese - CPsychol and CBT Therapist, Psychologist in Ampthill, England
Federico Ferrarese - CPsychol and CBT Therapist
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives. This includes planning to maintain good, long-term mental health and identifying and reducing the risks of relapse or the recurrence of challenges.
I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives. This includes planning to maintain good, long-term mental health and identifying and reducing the risks of relapse or the recurrence of challenges.
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Photo of Denise Janvier-Wood, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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Photo of Samantha Jayne Byron, Psychotherapist in Ampthill, England
Samantha Jayne Byron
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Hitchin SG5
As a clinical psychotherapist,​ I have over 10 year’s experience of working with patients and clients with many different struggles and difficulties. Trained as an integrative therapist, I work in a unique way that is based on your own individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and not every modality suits everyone. I know only too well how difficult life can be, yet uniquely different, we all suffer pain and loss in many similar ways. I feel truly humbled to work in this field and would be honoured to support you. You are not alone.
As a clinical psychotherapist,​ I have over 10 year’s experience of working with patients and clients with many different struggles and difficulties. Trained as an integrative therapist, I work in a unique way that is based on your own individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and not every modality suits everyone. I know only too well how difficult life can be, yet uniquely different, we all suffer pain and loss in many similar ways. I feel truly humbled to work in this field and would be honoured to support you. You are not alone.
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Photo of Dr Hannah Levy, Psychologist in Ampthill, England
Dr Hannah Levy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Hitchin SG5
You thought that becoming a parent would be exciting, but you've also felt overwhelmed, anxious and like you’re struggling to cope. There's been an expectation that you'd be happy and even ‘glowing’ but the reality has often felt very different. It has left you wondering if you’re failing or 'not doing it right' which can make it hard to say you're not OK or ask for help. If this feels like you, please know that you are not alone and that these thoughts and feelings are very common, even if they’re not often talked about.
You thought that becoming a parent would be exciting, but you've also felt overwhelmed, anxious and like you’re struggling to cope. There's been an expectation that you'd be happy and even ‘glowing’ but the reality has often felt very different. It has left you wondering if you’re failing or 'not doing it right' which can make it hard to say you're not OK or ask for help. If this feels like you, please know that you are not alone and that these thoughts and feelings are very common, even if they’re not often talked about.
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Photo of Barry James Carpenter, Counsellor in Ampthill, England
Barry James Carpenter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bedford MK41
So, let's talk about YOU. 'I want to be free from anxiety,''I will never be good enough,''Who am I and can I be me?.' Maybe it's crippling anxiety where you're fearful of every situation, whether it's the now or related to a past trauma. Maybe you lack confidence in body & self, disliking yourself and feeling like you don't know who you are which causes you to be afraid to be you. Perhaps it's attachment patterns in relationships, fear of trusting due to being let down & abandoned, the terror of ending up hurt and alone. Well, I can help. After all, other's telling us that 'It'll be okay' is well meaning but does it help?
So, let's talk about YOU. 'I want to be free from anxiety,''I will never be good enough,''Who am I and can I be me?.' Maybe it's crippling anxiety where you're fearful of every situation, whether it's the now or related to a past trauma. Maybe you lack confidence in body & self, disliking yourself and feeling like you don't know who you are which causes you to be afraid to be you. Perhaps it's attachment patterns in relationships, fear of trusting due to being let down & abandoned, the terror of ending up hurt and alone. Well, I can help. After all, other's telling us that 'It'll be okay' is well meaning but does it help?
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Photo of Ayaz Akhtar, Psychotherapist in Ampthill, England
Ayaz Akhtar
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU3
Accessing therapy can be daunting and the hardest steps are often at the beginning of the journey towards change and understanding. At times we do not understand why we are feeling the way we are, sometimes we feel misunderstood and often we hide the pain we are feeling or have been carrying with us for so long. It may seem there is no hope and change is not possible. However we sometimes just need that sincere and committed person who will not judge us, who will listen to us and importantly challenge us in a way that is caring and respectful joining us on this journey of growth and change.
Accessing therapy can be daunting and the hardest steps are often at the beginning of the journey towards change and understanding. At times we do not understand why we are feeling the way we are, sometimes we feel misunderstood and often we hide the pain we are feeling or have been carrying with us for so long. It may seem there is no hope and change is not possible. However we sometimes just need that sincere and committed person who will not judge us, who will listen to us and importantly challenge us in a way that is caring and respectful joining us on this journey of growth and change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ampthill

< 10

Counsellors in Ampthill who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ampthill see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ampthill?

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.