Counselling in Cheddleton

Photo of On the Horizon Counselling Services CIC, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
On the Horizon Counselling Services CIC
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddleton ST11
My name is Lisa Shaw. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 9 years and consider myself as a Integrative counsellor which means I may use various models of counselling I am able to adapt my way of working to suit your needs throughout your journey. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP 273397. I have extensive experience working within the local area for various charities and local schools. I work with adults, young people and children with various issues. I specialise in working with attachment, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self worth.
My name is Lisa Shaw. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 9 years and consider myself as a Integrative counsellor which means I may use various models of counselling I am able to adapt my way of working to suit your needs throughout your journey. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP 273397. I have extensive experience working within the local area for various charities and local schools. I work with adults, young people and children with various issues. I specialise in working with attachment, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self worth.
07807 204412 View 07807 204412
Photo of Maggie Peet, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Maggie Peet
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Cheddleton ST13
Whether you are suffering grief, recent or earlier trauma, concerns about the future, troubling memories of the past, general anxiety or unexplained emotional pain, my aim will be to help you find ways forward that feels positive for you. I will listen carefully, empathically and respectfully to whatever it is that brings you to seek counselling at this time. I have over 30 years counselling experience: both in private practice and in Primary Care and Employee Assisted Programmes and offer short term (6 sessions) or medium to long term work.
Whether you are suffering grief, recent or earlier trauma, concerns about the future, troubling memories of the past, general anxiety or unexplained emotional pain, my aim will be to help you find ways forward that feels positive for you. I will listen carefully, empathically and respectfully to whatever it is that brings you to seek counselling at this time. I have over 30 years counselling experience: both in private practice and in Primary Care and Employee Assisted Programmes and offer short term (6 sessions) or medium to long term work.
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Photo of Maxine Jane Fitzpatrick, Psychotherapist in Cheddleton, England
Maxine Jane Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle ST5  (Online Only)
As a BABCP accredited therapist, I strive to create a comfortable and non-judgemental environment where my clients can feel safe and heard. With my experience in nursing and healthcare management in paediatric and community settings, I have developed a unique approach to CBT that combines my medical knowledge with my passion for mental health. It is my goal to empower my clients with the tools they need to lead fulfilling and happy lives. For further information please visit www.maxinefitzpatrickpsychotherapy.com
As a BABCP accredited therapist, I strive to create a comfortable and non-judgemental environment where my clients can feel safe and heard. With my experience in nursing and healthcare management in paediatric and community settings, I have developed a unique approach to CBT that combines my medical knowledge with my passion for mental health. It is my goal to empower my clients with the tools they need to lead fulfilling and happy lives. For further information please visit www.maxinefitzpatrickpsychotherapy.com
01289 540516 View 01289 540516
Photo of Maxine Braddon, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Maxine Braddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST3
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, clients at a local hospice, university and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, clients at a local hospice, university and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
01782 493595 View 01782 493595
Photo of Linda Szekely, Psychotherapist in Cheddleton, England
Linda Szekely
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leek ST13
Hello. My name is Linda and I am a qualified supervisor and Psychotherapist. I understand how hard it is to reach out for help, but through support and guidance things can change. If you are struggling to come to terms with something, or feel stressed, anxious, or feel like you are facing a challenge that you need support with, then please do get in touch. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a variety of difficulties.
Hello. My name is Linda and I am a qualified supervisor and Psychotherapist. I understand how hard it is to reach out for help, but through support and guidance things can change. If you are struggling to come to terms with something, or feel stressed, anxious, or feel like you are facing a challenge that you need support with, then please do get in touch. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a variety of difficulties.
07588 737932 View 07588 737932
Photo of Kay Glover Counselling and Supervision, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Kay Glover Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST7
With over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, I can offer a calm, safe space for you to explore your feelings and begin to make changes toward the life you would like. If you feel anxious, depressed, are suffering from PTSD or feel suicidal, have general low mood or feel that the time is right to seek support please contact me for an initial chat. I work with a person-centred approach, integrating other ways of working to suit your needs. I offer a free consultation so that you can find out if you would like to begin your journey with me. Free parking and disabled access. Face to face, telephone or online appointments.
With over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, I can offer a calm, safe space for you to explore your feelings and begin to make changes toward the life you would like. If you feel anxious, depressed, are suffering from PTSD or feel suicidal, have general low mood or feel that the time is right to seek support please contact me for an initial chat. I work with a person-centred approach, integrating other ways of working to suit your needs. I offer a free consultation so that you can find out if you would like to begin your journey with me. Free parking and disabled access. Face to face, telephone or online appointments.
01782 493932 View 01782 493932
Photo of Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
01763 291259 View 01763 291259
Photo of Deb Haynes, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Deb Haynes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST12
Hello, I'm Deb Haynes and I hope that I can help you. I work primarily with children and families, but also with individuals. I use a person centred approach and other techniques which I have trained in such as play therapy. Some of the stressful issues that a lot of people experience are, anxiety, bereavement (including pet bereavement), trauma, behavioural/trust issues, self-esteem issues, self-harming and harmful sexualized behaviour issues. Please get in touch.
Hello, I'm Deb Haynes and I hope that I can help you. I work primarily with children and families, but also with individuals. I use a person centred approach and other techniques which I have trained in such as play therapy. Some of the stressful issues that a lot of people experience are, anxiety, bereavement (including pet bereavement), trauma, behavioural/trust issues, self-esteem issues, self-harming and harmful sexualized behaviour issues. Please get in touch.
01270 906390 View 01270 906390
Photo of Alison Louise Oxborrow, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Alison Louise Oxborrow
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST3
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
01296 929431 View 01296 929431
Photo of Jessica Reed, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Jessica Reed
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoke-on-Trent ST1
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
01270 447601 View 01270 447601
Photo of Sameea Alam, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Sameea Alam
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST6  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that you just can’t seem to control? Are you going through something that you feel like you can't manage alone? Do you feel stuck in a rut and are unsure how to get out or where to even start? I can help you find the answer to these questions and any others you may have. I offer you a safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive space to express and explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I am able to help you to become the person you want to be.
Are you overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that you just can’t seem to control? Are you going through something that you feel like you can't manage alone? Do you feel stuck in a rut and are unsure how to get out or where to even start? I can help you find the answer to these questions and any others you may have. I offer you a safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive space to express and explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I am able to help you to become the person you want to be.
01782 493351 View 01782 493351
Photo of Bethany Pepper, Psychotherapist in Cheddleton, England
Bethany Pepper
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoke-on-Trent ST4  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Beth, and my job is supporting adults and children before or during life getting overwhelming; helping them to explore their emotions, work through trauma and feel supported. I offer a curious and compassionate space for therapeutic support where you are the expert on your life. We will work together to talk about and understand your experiences, trauma, feelings, thoughts, behaviour in order for you to reach your goals, change your life or simply feel more at peace.
Welcome! I'm Beth, and my job is supporting adults and children before or during life getting overwhelming; helping them to explore their emotions, work through trauma and feel supported. I offer a curious and compassionate space for therapeutic support where you are the expert on your life. We will work together to talk about and understand your experiences, trauma, feelings, thoughts, behaviour in order for you to reach your goals, change your life or simply feel more at peace.
0151 453 6646 View 0151 453 6646
Photo of Tiffany louise Parr, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Tiffany louise Parr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST6
In my private practice. I offer a confidential non judgemental space for you to be heard and explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing. My aim as your therapist will be to guide you through challenges, foster growth and empower you in becoming your desired self. As your therapist I cant promise I will have all the answers, I see you as holding the key from within. Sometimes, it can be challenging to perceive, but through our sessions, we can explore these issues to gain a deeper understanding.
In my private practice. I offer a confidential non judgemental space for you to be heard and explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing. My aim as your therapist will be to guide you through challenges, foster growth and empower you in becoming your desired self. As your therapist I cant promise I will have all the answers, I see you as holding the key from within. Sometimes, it can be challenging to perceive, but through our sessions, we can explore these issues to gain a deeper understanding.
01733 964945 View 01733 964945
Photo of Laura Wood-Holden, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Laura Wood-Holden
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
I am warm, kind and non-judgemental. I hope my clients feel valued and that I have truly seen them and know them. I have a special interest in working with women, but welcome clients of all genders. I always respond to enquiries in a timely manner.
I am warm, kind and non-judgemental. I hope my clients feel valued and that I have truly seen them and know them. I have a special interest in working with women, but welcome clients of all genders. I always respond to enquiries in a timely manner.
01767 661119 View 01767 661119
Photo of Sam Hughes Counselling, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Sam Hughes Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Macclesfield SK11
Hello If you want a confidential, welcoming non – judgemental space to make sense of what is troubling you please get in touch. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to see if you think we will work well together. Sessions can be face to face, on line, on the telephone or we could go for a walk together. Alternatively, if you prefer we could choose a quiet spot outside to sit and talk. I work with you individually or with you and your partner, helping you to fully explore issues and improve your situation. You will rediscover your strengths in a supportive environment to help you move forward with confidence.
Hello If you want a confidential, welcoming non – judgemental space to make sense of what is troubling you please get in touch. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to see if you think we will work well together. Sessions can be face to face, on line, on the telephone or we could go for a walk together. Alternatively, if you prefer we could choose a quiet spot outside to sit and talk. I work with you individually or with you and your partner, helping you to fully explore issues and improve your situation. You will rediscover your strengths in a supportive environment to help you move forward with confidence.
01538 712562 View 01538 712562
Photo of Paula Charnley, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leek ST13
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
01782 454397 View 01782 454397
Photo of Kelly Rowley Counselling, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Kelly Rowley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stone ST15
Life can you hit you hard! I know this from experience. The good news is, that there is always a way back, no matter how hopeless the situation might feel at the time. The fact that you are here right now shows that you have the inner strength and desire to move forward. That in itself is huge, and the first step towards discovering (or re-discovering) the person that you truly are. Maybe you are feeling stressed? or suffer from anxiety? Are you struggling with a past traumatic experience? or the loss of a loved one? You could be stuck in a rut and not know why? Whatever it may be, remember that it does not have to be permanent.
Life can you hit you hard! I know this from experience. The good news is, that there is always a way back, no matter how hopeless the situation might feel at the time. The fact that you are here right now shows that you have the inner strength and desire to move forward. That in itself is huge, and the first step towards discovering (or re-discovering) the person that you truly are. Maybe you are feeling stressed? or suffer from anxiety? Are you struggling with a past traumatic experience? or the loss of a loved one? You could be stuck in a rut and not know why? Whatever it may be, remember that it does not have to be permanent.
01785 334339 View 01785 334339
Photo of Jayne Davies, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Jayne Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST1  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
01246 607041 View 01246 607041
Photo of Adela R Moldovan, Psychotherapist in Cheddleton, England
Adela R Moldovan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST4
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01782 493877 View 01782 493877
Photo of Stephen Griffiths Swgcounselling, Counsellor in Cheddleton, England
Stephen Griffiths Swgcounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Withington ST10
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Counsellor based in Manchester offering In person and online sessions. Life can be challenging, and in places it can feel intolerable and overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to start unravelling this, how to make changes, what changes, if any, we need to make, and to try to make sense of why we feel the way that we do. This can be a very painful experience but however dark it may be today, doesn't mean tomorrow won't be lighter, counselling can offer an opportunity to be heard and to be understood. I work with clients from all backgrounds but have particular experience working with Addiction and with LGBT+ issues.
I am a Counsellor based in Manchester offering In person and online sessions. Life can be challenging, and in places it can feel intolerable and overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to start unravelling this, how to make changes, what changes, if any, we need to make, and to try to make sense of why we feel the way that we do. This can be a very painful experience but however dark it may be today, doesn't mean tomorrow won't be lighter, counselling can offer an opportunity to be heard and to be understood. I work with clients from all backgrounds but have particular experience working with Addiction and with LGBT+ issues.
01707 247146 View 01707 247146

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheddleton

< 10

Counsellors in Cheddleton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality

Average years in practice

22 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Cheddleton see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Cheddleton?

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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.