Counselling in Aveley

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Dr Graham Leslie Peveller
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aveley RM15
I carry out appropriate assessments for transsexuals plus letters of recommendation for hormones and surgery etc. I follow the standards of Care. The object of my service, as well as accepting all clients equally, regardless of whether they are male or female. Is to provide a respectful, supportive and beneficial online experience for all. One that provides relevant and up to date information which enables clients to understand, benefit and further develop their sense of self-worth/inner strength all to tolerate the ongoing fears that accompany Gender Dysphoria a birth condition experienced by many.
I carry out appropriate assessments for transsexuals plus letters of recommendation for hormones and surgery etc. I follow the standards of Care. The object of my service, as well as accepting all clients equally, regardless of whether they are male or female. Is to provide a respectful, supportive and beneficial online experience for all. One that provides relevant and up to date information which enables clients to understand, benefit and further develop their sense of self-worth/inner strength all to tolerate the ongoing fears that accompany Gender Dysphoria a birth condition experienced by many.
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joseph Isaacs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14  (Online Only)
I will facilitate the environment for you to express and explore freely so that you can break free of the rut you're in and move forward in the direction thats right for you.
I will facilitate the environment for you to express and explore freely so that you can break free of the rut you're in and move forward in the direction thats right for you.
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Bettina Maccariello
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Ockendon RM15
It often takes courage to come to counselling. Sometimes one knows that things aren’t quite right, that one might need help in a particular aspect of life. It can be hard to sift through things alone, perhaps being in a muddle, unsure or confused. I offer a welcoming, restful, calm space where clients can feel free to be themselves and explore what’s important to them. I follow an integrative approach, using whatever therapeutic modality is needed, whether humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT or existential. Fundamentally, my relational style is at the core of who I am and how I practice, working in partnership together.
It often takes courage to come to counselling. Sometimes one knows that things aren’t quite right, that one might need help in a particular aspect of life. It can be hard to sift through things alone, perhaps being in a muddle, unsure or confused. I offer a welcoming, restful, calm space where clients can feel free to be themselves and explore what’s important to them. I follow an integrative approach, using whatever therapeutic modality is needed, whether humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT or existential. Fundamentally, my relational style is at the core of who I am and how I practice, working in partnership together.
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Dulcie Lovell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upminster RM14
Hello, I’m Dulcie, a qualified integrative counsellor. This means that I am trained in a range of modalities & adapt my approach to each individual I work with. At the heart of my work is the therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space for you to talk freely & explore whatever it is you feel you need to explore. This relationship is unique in that it allows you to be truly heard & accepted, without fear of judgement or bias. My approach is exploratory, we'll move at your pace, exploring your inner & outer world. Allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself by observing your individual patterns, processes, & emotions.
Hello, I’m Dulcie, a qualified integrative counsellor. This means that I am trained in a range of modalities & adapt my approach to each individual I work with. At the heart of my work is the therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space for you to talk freely & explore whatever it is you feel you need to explore. This relationship is unique in that it allows you to be truly heard & accepted, without fear of judgement or bias. My approach is exploratory, we'll move at your pace, exploring your inner & outer world. Allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself by observing your individual patterns, processes, & emotions.
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Zeynep Mikeli
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upminster RM14
There are many reasons why people contact me. It may be anxiety, panic attacks, work related stress or burn out, depression, relationship difficulties or break-up, trauma, abuse, emotional distress, or bereavement. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias, life changes and other feelings that are hard to live with. Working together in an empathetic, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, I can help you with learning new helpful coping skills and strategies as well as helping you to reach the root of the problem
There are many reasons why people contact me. It may be anxiety, panic attacks, work related stress or burn out, depression, relationship difficulties or break-up, trauma, abuse, emotional distress, or bereavement. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias, life changes and other feelings that are hard to live with. Working together in an empathetic, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, I can help you with learning new helpful coping skills and strategies as well as helping you to reach the root of the problem
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Samantha J Hinton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Grays RM16  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Sam and for 20 years I've worked in mental health understanding why life can seem so hard going at times, and how very 'human' issues/ challenges such as fear, sadness, life, death and our reactions to them can be due to, or the cause of other issues (anything from anxiety and functioning problems to addiction and suicidal thoughts). By sitting down together and working out how to make it through the difficulties you're facing, big or small, I'm here to face it with you and help you find the courage to move forwards through honest, direct and safe talking therapy.
Hello there! I'm Sam and for 20 years I've worked in mental health understanding why life can seem so hard going at times, and how very 'human' issues/ challenges such as fear, sadness, life, death and our reactions to them can be due to, or the cause of other issues (anything from anxiety and functioning problems to addiction and suicidal thoughts). By sitting down together and working out how to make it through the difficulties you're facing, big or small, I'm here to face it with you and help you find the courage to move forwards through honest, direct and safe talking therapy.
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Ocd Anxiety Low Self-Esteem. Joshua Munn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grays RM16
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
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Helen Stephens
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grays RM16
If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationships with others, feeling isolated or alone in relationships, feeling never ‘good enough’ or battling with addiction this could be due to your attachment pattern. How we view ourself in relation to others and the world around us affects us in everyday life. I am a qualified BA (hons) Integrative Counsellor. This means I draw from different theories such as Humanistic, CBT and Psychodynamic including attachment, which enables me to tailor every session specifically for each individual. I have many years experience working for the NHS and in private practice.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationships with others, feeling isolated or alone in relationships, feeling never ‘good enough’ or battling with addiction this could be due to your attachment pattern. How we view ourself in relation to others and the world around us affects us in everyday life. I am a qualified BA (hons) Integrative Counsellor. This means I draw from different theories such as Humanistic, CBT and Psychodynamic including attachment, which enables me to tailor every session specifically for each individual. I have many years experience working for the NHS and in private practice.
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Dr Jayne Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
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Carmen Rachel Y
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or stress? Are you feeling lost or that you are struggling in some way? My name is Carmen and I offer a safe, welcoming and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are having and help to provide you with the support and guidance you need. As a qualified counsellor with over 20yrs of experience, I have worked with both young people and adults, across a wide range of backgrounds. My services are available face to face or remotely, so feel free to get in touch to see how I can help.
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or stress? Are you feeling lost or that you are struggling in some way? My name is Carmen and I offer a safe, welcoming and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are having and help to provide you with the support and guidance you need. As a qualified counsellor with over 20yrs of experience, I have worked with both young people and adults, across a wide range of backgrounds. My services are available face to face or remotely, so feel free to get in touch to see how I can help.
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Amar Sanghera
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grays RM20  (Online Only)
My name is Amar, and I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic and Integrative therapist as well as a CBT Practitioner certified by The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society. If you're experiencing challenges with relationship difficulties, work issues, anger, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, I am a British Sikh, can help you explore cultural in addition to other matters in a confidential, warm, and accepting environment.
My name is Amar, and I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic and Integrative therapist as well as a CBT Practitioner certified by The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society. If you're experiencing challenges with relationship difficulties, work issues, anger, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, I am a British Sikh, can help you explore cultural in addition to other matters in a confidential, warm, and accepting environment.
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Balance Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
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Meadow Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Grays RM16
I am a qualified counsellor with a range of experience working with adults, adolescents and children. I have worked with various difficulties, to include anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger management, OCD, trauma, abuse, ADD/ADHD and autism, gender and sexuality, relationship difficulties, loss of identity and low self-esteem/confidence, to name but a few. Most clients are looking to identify and explore their difficulties in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sadly, for many, counselling is the first time they feel truly heard.
I am a qualified counsellor with a range of experience working with adults, adolescents and children. I have worked with various difficulties, to include anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger management, OCD, trauma, abuse, ADD/ADHD and autism, gender and sexuality, relationship difficulties, loss of identity and low self-esteem/confidence, to name but a few. Most clients are looking to identify and explore their difficulties in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sadly, for many, counselling is the first time they feel truly heard.
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Dawn Nielsen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Grays RM16
Hello, I’ve worked as an integrative counsellor for 15 years, the last 12 being for the NHS. Whilst I currently work with children and young people and their mental health I have also worked in adult organisations such as Mind, Domestic abuse and bereavement services. I feel passionately about mental health and I am always amazed by individuals strength to go on a journey to make the changes that lead to emotional fulfilment and the life clients want. Together we can explore the areas that cause anxiety, distress and low mood and explore unhelpful behaviours and distorted thinking. I look forward to going on this journey with you.
Hello, I’ve worked as an integrative counsellor for 15 years, the last 12 being for the NHS. Whilst I currently work with children and young people and their mental health I have also worked in adult organisations such as Mind, Domestic abuse and bereavement services. I feel passionately about mental health and I am always amazed by individuals strength to go on a journey to make the changes that lead to emotional fulfilment and the life clients want. Together we can explore the areas that cause anxiety, distress and low mood and explore unhelpful behaviours and distorted thinking. I look forward to going on this journey with you.
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Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
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Kate Butt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress associated with internal experiences which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and live a valued and meaningful life. In many cases these emotional issues or distress are associated with traumatic events from the past.
I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress associated with internal experiences which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and live a valued and meaningful life. In many cases these emotional issues or distress are associated with traumatic events from the past.
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Folashade Babalola Mbacp (Accred).
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Ockendon RM15
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
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Lorraine Alison Faisal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years have you spent wanting to change the way you live your life? How many different methods have you tried to silence your inner critic ? But failed because self doubt, guilt, anger, shame, procrastination or fear has kept you psychologically paralysed? How many times have you told yourself that you are going to stop your self destructive behaviour, only to find yourself embroiled in the same self defeating habits the next day, week or month? Do you see yourself ebbing further and further away from your life goals, dreams and ambitions?
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Essexcounsellingservices
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Upminster RM14
You have taken the first steps in moving forward by visiting this page. It is not an easy task to seek help, you show courage, through your recognition of needing counselling . I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
You have taken the first steps in moving forward by visiting this page. It is not an easy task to seek help, you show courage, through your recognition of needing counselling . I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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Dr Nifemi Ajala
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Grays RM16
It can be overwhelming navigating life’s obstacles while trying to keep on top of it all. You may be in a place where you don't feel like yourself, feeling lower than usual, anxious and maybe a little stuck. As a qualified Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience, I offer a safe, non-judgemental and warm space for you to feel heard, valued and understood. I work with all aspects of your identity such as your gender, culture and religion as I believe these unique factors shape who you are. I use a person-centred approach to identify the issues you may be facing and support you to reconnect with your strengths and values.
It can be overwhelming navigating life’s obstacles while trying to keep on top of it all. You may be in a place where you don't feel like yourself, feeling lower than usual, anxious and maybe a little stuck. As a qualified Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience, I offer a safe, non-judgemental and warm space for you to feel heard, valued and understood. I work with all aspects of your identity such as your gender, culture and religion as I believe these unique factors shape who you are. I use a person-centred approach to identify the issues you may be facing and support you to reconnect with your strengths and values.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Aveley

< 10

Counsellors in Aveley who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Sex Therapy
100% Spirituality
100% Other
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

52 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Aveley see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Aveley?

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.