Counselling in Bispham

Photo of Sarah Lee, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Lee
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bispham FY2
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
01253 835346 View 01253 835346
Photo of undefined - L A Counselling Ltd, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
L A Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bispham FY2
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
01253 335613 View 01253 335613

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of undefined - Calming Minds Therapy, Supervision & Training, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Calming Minds Therapy, Supervision & Training
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY5
Calming-Minds are able to offer highly skilled, therapeutic interventions for individuals experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, OCD or PTSD. These include CBT, CFT, EMDR and TF-CBT. If you are seeking support to re-claim your life, and become the best version of yourself, then please do contact us.
Calming-Minds are able to offer highly skilled, therapeutic interventions for individuals experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, OCD or PTSD. These include CBT, CFT, EMDR and TF-CBT. If you are seeking support to re-claim your life, and become the best version of yourself, then please do contact us.
01253 835659 View 01253 835659
Photo of Erika Zazzu, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Erika Zazzu
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY2
Do you struggle with the voice inside your head that tells you you're stupid, ugly, pretending to be someone you're not? Do you want to change this voice?. Through person-centred therapy, working with the issues my children were mirroring for me and offering myself compassion, working with my neurodivergence instead of rejecting it and shaming myself I managed to heal this and recover from narcissistic relationships. This is your time, I truly believe you can reach your full potential like I did with the conditions my own therapist provided, just like a flower I bloomed, you can too!
Do you struggle with the voice inside your head that tells you you're stupid, ugly, pretending to be someone you're not? Do you want to change this voice?. Through person-centred therapy, working with the issues my children were mirroring for me and offering myself compassion, working with my neurodivergence instead of rejecting it and shaming myself I managed to heal this and recover from narcissistic relationships. This is your time, I truly believe you can reach your full potential like I did with the conditions my own therapist provided, just like a flower I bloomed, you can too!
01253 835923 View 01253 835923
Photo of Beverley Chapman, MA, Counsellor
Beverley Chapman
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
01305 235629 View 01305 235629
Photo of undefined - Una Chadwick Counselling Practice, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Una Chadwick Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5
I'm very passionate about helping people work through their problems & to do that I offer mainly Person-Centred Therapy, provided in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. Everyone says, it's been great to be able to say whatever they want. That to have someone like me to listen to what is bothering them and what they are going through without being judged or given an opinion, has allowed them the space to work through their problems leaving them feeling empowered, stronger & with purpose. Being an experienced therapist means I can work with a range of mental health issues so, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I'm very passionate about helping people work through their problems & to do that I offer mainly Person-Centred Therapy, provided in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. Everyone says, it's been great to be able to say whatever they want. That to have someone like me to listen to what is bothering them and what they are going through without being judged or given an opinion, has allowed them the space to work through their problems leaving them feeling empowered, stronger & with purpose. Being an experienced therapist means I can work with a range of mental health issues so, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
01253 335694 View 01253 335694
Photo of undefined - Charlotte Van-Lint , MBACP, Psychotherapist
Charlotte Van-Lint
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
01253 835178 View 01253 835178
Photo of Cheryl Oldland Fda:mbacp, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Cheryl Oldland Fda:mbacp
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
01253 335612 View 01253 335612
Photo of Julie BradshawMBE, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Julie BradshawMBE
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
01509 273776 View 01509 273776
Photo of Lindsey Schofield, MBACP, Counsellor
Lindsey Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
01253 335711 View 01253 335711
Photo of Pam Burke, BACP, Counsellor
Pam Burke
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
01772 419563 View 01772 419563
Photo of Sallie Scott, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sallie Scott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with extensive experience of working with adults, couples, young people and families. Everyone experiences trauma in life and at times it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Past and present stresses such as bereavement, abuse, family breakdown, self harming and depression can feel overwhelming and effective counselling can help a person to regain control of his or her life. The relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount to effective therapy. I am qualified, experienced, confidential, good humoured and above all, enthusiastic and dedicated to counselling.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with extensive experience of working with adults, couples, young people and families. Everyone experiences trauma in life and at times it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Past and present stresses such as bereavement, abuse, family breakdown, self harming and depression can feel overwhelming and effective counselling can help a person to regain control of his or her life. The relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount to effective therapy. I am qualified, experienced, confidential, good humoured and above all, enthusiastic and dedicated to counselling.
07411 249410 View 07411 249410
Photo of Stephen Pattinson - Counselling Psychotherapy Services, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Stephen Pattinson - Counselling Psychotherapy Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
07380 316751 View 07380 316751
Photo of Peter Churchill, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Peter Churchill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
01253 835738 View 01253 835738
Photo of undefined - Cookies Counselling, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Cookies Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
01772 419577 View 01772 419577
Photo of Moira Finley-Landry Counselling And Supervision, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Moira Finley-Landry Counselling And Supervision
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY2
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
01772 963395 View 01772 963395
Photo of Laura Turba, DCounsPsych, BACP, Counsellor
Laura Turba
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5  (Online Only)
If you have been feeling overwhelmed tired and withdrawn from your daily life and in need of someone to listen to you. To understand you without feeling judged or being told what you should or shouldn't do, then person-centred therapy can work with you to understand these thoughts and feelings. You choose what it is you want to work on and we work at a pace that is right for you and where you are at in life. If you're a parent and are feeling your child has been through a tough time recently or they have been acting different I work with them using play materials to provide a safe and trusting setting.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed tired and withdrawn from your daily life and in need of someone to listen to you. To understand you without feeling judged or being told what you should or shouldn't do, then person-centred therapy can work with you to understand these thoughts and feelings. You choose what it is you want to work on and we work at a pace that is right for you and where you are at in life. If you're a parent and are feeling your child has been through a tough time recently or they have been acting different I work with them using play materials to provide a safe and trusting setting.
01253 335825 View 01253 335825
Photo of Rebecca Louise Binns, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Rebecca Louise Binns
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
I like to offer clients a space where they can work through their issues, exploring how past events may feed into the current situation, allow themselves to be challenged, whilst knowing they are safe and supported. Whilst it can be helpful to know what your end goal is, sometimes it can be as simple as to ‘not feel this way anymore.’
I like to offer clients a space where they can work through their issues, exploring how past events may feed into the current situation, allow themselves to be challenged, whilst knowing they are safe and supported. Whilst it can be helpful to know what your end goal is, sometimes it can be as simple as to ‘not feel this way anymore.’
01253 835149 View 01253 835149
Photo of undefined - A Fresh Focus - Person Centred Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
A Fresh Focus - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY3
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
01253 835316 View 01253 835316
Photo of Dr Anna Ridding, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
01995 918856 View 01995 918856

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bispham

< 10

Counsellors in Bispham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Divorce

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Bispham see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Bispham?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.