Counselling in Bournemouth

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 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 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 Whitney Nyarambi, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Whitney Nyarambi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bournemouth BH2
Hello my name is Whitney and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As we work together, I will support you in understanding and overcoming psychological difficulties. I provide therapy that is compassionate and non-judgmental. Our work together will be tailored to your needs and availability. I know that it can be really hard to reach out for support and know where to start. Therefore, I am passionate about making sure people receive the right support. If we meet, and I am not the right person to support for you, I will do my best to advise you on how to access NHS mental health services or other organisations.
Hello my name is Whitney and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As we work together, I will support you in understanding and overcoming psychological difficulties. I provide therapy that is compassionate and non-judgmental. Our work together will be tailored to your needs and availability. I know that it can be really hard to reach out for support and know where to start. Therefore, I am passionate about making sure people receive the right support. If we meet, and I am not the right person to support for you, I will do my best to advise you on how to access NHS mental health services or other organisations.
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Photo of Carmel Davis-McCluskie, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Carmel Davis-McCluskie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
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Photo of Alison Woodward, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Alison Woodward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
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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 Kate Brown, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Kate Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
my work is guided by the belief that psychotherapy should be a safe, confidential and regular space in which to talk about feelings, experiences and difficulties, with a therapist you have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship with over time. Understanding how past experiences and relationships can impact on current difficulties can help a person better cope in the future. I provide a warm, empathic and safe proffessional service.
my work is guided by the belief that psychotherapy should be a safe, confidential and regular space in which to talk about feelings, experiences and difficulties, with a therapist you have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship with over time. Understanding how past experiences and relationships can impact on current difficulties can help a person better cope in the future. I provide a warm, empathic and safe proffessional service.
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Photo of Anna Clarkstone, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Anna Clarkstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
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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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Photo of MJH Counselling, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
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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Photo of Abi Leigh-Watts, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Abi Leigh-Watts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Hello, I'm Abi. I am not going to guess why you are considering counselling. Everyone's reasons for seeking support are varied and unique to them. You are looking here, and that is the first step to trying it out. Counselling needs to be experienced to see if it works for you. We can work together to safely unravel any difficulties, challenges, or confusions to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your values and priorities. I believe that enhancing your self-compassion and knowing yourself better can be the gateway to a more fulfilling and content life. Counselling with me can give you an opportunity to do that.
Hello, I'm Abi. I am not going to guess why you are considering counselling. Everyone's reasons for seeking support are varied and unique to them. You are looking here, and that is the first step to trying it out. Counselling needs to be experienced to see if it works for you. We can work together to safely unravel any difficulties, challenges, or confusions to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your values and priorities. I believe that enhancing your self-compassion and knowing yourself better can be the gateway to a more fulfilling and content life. Counselling with me can give you an opportunity to do that.
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Photo of Jessica Matcham, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Jessica Matcham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH7
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, phobias, OCD, trauma, low self-esteem and grief. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make the changes you need.
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, phobias, OCD, trauma, low self-esteem and grief. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make the changes you need.
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Photo of Sara Churchill, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
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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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 Claire Snell, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Claire Snell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I am Claire, I’m here to offer a safe, confidential and supportive space, for you to explore your thoughts feelings and experiences.  As a Humanistic Integretive counsellor I will tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating or sleeping problems or relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and uncertain about the future, or just struggling to navigate life’s challenges, we will work together to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and cultivate a sense of empowerment.  “You know what is best for you”
I am Claire, I’m here to offer a safe, confidential and supportive space, for you to explore your thoughts feelings and experiences.  As a Humanistic Integretive counsellor I will tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating or sleeping problems or relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and uncertain about the future, or just struggling to navigate life’s challenges, we will work together to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and cultivate a sense of empowerment.  “You know what is best for you”
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Photo of Carla Harley - Clear Waters Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Carla Harley - Clear Waters Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Not accepting new clients
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
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Photo of Joanna Atkinson, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Joanna Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
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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 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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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
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% 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

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% 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.