Counselling in Bournemouth

Photo of Evelyn Lonnen, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Evelyn Lonnen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor providing 1:1 counselling in Southbourne, Bournemouth for adults. Daily life may feel challenging or overwhelming. You may be struggling to manage various demands and pressures, lacking purpose or not living in a way you want. You could be dealing with unexpected life events, problems with relationships, past or present experiences, or work related issues. I can help you find a way of coping, create a stronger sense of self, trust in your abilities and break unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor providing 1:1 counselling in Southbourne, Bournemouth for adults. Daily life may feel challenging or overwhelming. You may be struggling to manage various demands and pressures, lacking purpose or not living in a way you want. You could be dealing with unexpected life events, problems with relationships, past or present experiences, or work related issues. I can help you find a way of coping, create a stronger sense of self, trust in your abilities and break unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
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Julie Checklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
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Gabriela Macauley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9  (Online Only)
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
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Laura Starnier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
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Sara Churchill
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bournemouth BH9  (Online Only)
Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you’ll never be good enough? If you are living with self-loathing, therapy can help you reduce intense anxiety, stop worrying, and give you your confidence back. Making changes to the way you think and feel doesn’t have to take a long time or cost loads of money. It’s just an hour of counselling a week and you can book an online session that fits your schedule and cuts out travel. Therapy can help transform how you feel by...
Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you’ll never be good enough? If you are living with self-loathing, therapy can help you reduce intense anxiety, stop worrying, and give you your confidence back. Making changes to the way you think and feel doesn’t have to take a long time or cost loads of money. It’s just an hour of counselling a week and you can book an online session that fits your schedule and cuts out travel. Therapy can help transform how you feel by...
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MJH Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
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Shanti Farrington (Nee Shanker)
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH11
Often people wonder what counselling provides you? Being a psychologist myself, it was during my personal therapy sessions, I experienced the safe place to grow and learn that therapy offered me. I genuinely take a person or client centered approach to support your growth and wellbeing. Being non-judgmental for me is the key for me to allow the person to explore and understand themselves. Often bringing in psycho-education, I have notices allows the individual to make sense of what they may be experiencing and that facilitates a change or shift in the direction they may expect.
Often people wonder what counselling provides you? Being a psychologist myself, it was during my personal therapy sessions, I experienced the safe place to grow and learn that therapy offered me. I genuinely take a person or client centered approach to support your growth and wellbeing. Being non-judgmental for me is the key for me to allow the person to explore and understand themselves. Often bringing in psycho-education, I have notices allows the individual to make sense of what they may be experiencing and that facilitates a change or shift in the direction they may expect.
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Photo of Andrea Karina Johnstone, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Andrea Karina Johnstone
Counsellor
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
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Photo of Ozgu Ozluk, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Ozgu Ozluk
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1
My commitment to enhancing individuals' well-being led me to focus on substance misuse and anxiety, where I engaged in comprehensive research and practical applications. This academic journey equipped me with advanced knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the intricacies surrounding addiction services and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the intersection of mental health and substance misuse, I continue to leverage my expertise to make meaningful contributions in this critical field.
My commitment to enhancing individuals' well-being led me to focus on substance misuse and anxiety, where I engaged in comprehensive research and practical applications. This academic journey equipped me with advanced knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the intricacies surrounding addiction services and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the intersection of mental health and substance misuse, I continue to leverage my expertise to make meaningful contributions in this critical field.
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Photo of Jo Sharkey, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Jo Sharkey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I am an accredited, integrative therapeutic counsellor, finding that working in this way, gives uniqueness with each client, connecting in a way that is best suited to them as an individual. I have extensive experience, working with a variety of clients, of all ages.
I am an accredited, integrative therapeutic counsellor, finding that working in this way, gives uniqueness with each client, connecting in a way that is best suited to them as an individual. I have extensive experience, working with a variety of clients, of all ages.
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Photo of Abby Orchard, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Abby Orchard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
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Photo of Aneta Bugajna, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Aneta Bugajna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Do you feel like you are stuck? Feel numb or like all your emotions are too much? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next? It may be something that’s been bothering you for a while or may be that you feel you have been struggling recently? It might be that you know the reasons or it might be that you don’t know why you feel the way you feel or why ‘this’ is happening for you. Whatever your reason, counselling can help. Some people think you have to be in a crisis or something really ‘bad’ has had to happen. The reality is, that we all need a safe space, where we are listened to and heard, accepted and validated.
Do you feel like you are stuck? Feel numb or like all your emotions are too much? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next? It may be something that’s been bothering you for a while or may be that you feel you have been struggling recently? It might be that you know the reasons or it might be that you don’t know why you feel the way you feel or why ‘this’ is happening for you. Whatever your reason, counselling can help. Some people think you have to be in a crisis or something really ‘bad’ has had to happen. The reality is, that we all need a safe space, where we are listened to and heard, accepted and validated.
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AS Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
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Photo of Ozde Gul Demir, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Ozde Gul Demir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
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Photo of Vicki Pearson, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Vicki Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
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Matt Harris
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH9  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Matt - a registered BACP(accred) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and agree next steps.
Hello, I'm Matt - a registered BACP(accred) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and agree next steps.
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Photo of Laima Counselling, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Laima Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH5
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
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Photo of Zoë Pool, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Zoë Pool
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Bournemouth BH6  (Online Only)
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
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Photo of Andrew Christopher Wright, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Andrew Christopher Wright
Psychotherapist, MRes, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
An experienced psychotherapist, trained in Goldsmiths College in 2002, who has worked in London, Singapore, and Dubai. Has been published in a peer-reviewed journal looking at strategies to assist with communication and emotional regulation We all know what it's like to feel stuck for ideas or be unable to express ourselves. It can be frustrating, but creative approaches can help us be more open to different ideas and perspectives. I provide innovative and effective solutions to life's challenges in a safe place, empowering people to become more confident, move forward thinking, and be kinder to themselves.
An experienced psychotherapist, trained in Goldsmiths College in 2002, who has worked in London, Singapore, and Dubai. Has been published in a peer-reviewed journal looking at strategies to assist with communication and emotional regulation We all know what it's like to feel stuck for ideas or be unable to express ourselves. It can be frustrating, but creative approaches can help us be more open to different ideas and perspectives. I provide innovative and effective solutions to life's challenges in a safe place, empowering people to become more confident, move forward thinking, and be kinder to themselves.
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Photo of Sarah-Jayne Wakefield, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Sarah-Jayne Wakefield
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I am happy for you to contact me, in whichever way you feel comfortable with, making this first move to contact someone is the hardest step of all and it takes courage. We can have a chat and you can have a think about whether you think and feel I can help you and whether you would feel comfortable to share and work with me. My method is holistic, which involves evaluating and encouraging the alignment of your complete being. Your mind, body and soul.
I am happy for you to contact me, in whichever way you feel comfortable with, making this first move to contact someone is the hardest step of all and it takes courage. We can have a chat and you can have a think about whether you think and feel I can help you and whether you would feel comfortable to share and work with me. My method is holistic, which involves evaluating and encouraging the alignment of your complete being. Your mind, body and soul.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bournemouth

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bournemouth who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
69% AXA PPP
53% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bournemouth see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bournemouth?

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.