Counselling in Cirencester

Photo of Sue Bearder, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Sue Bearder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor for yourself, a child or young person? If so I can offer a supportive space in central Cirencester or Stroud to work through issues that are keeping you stuck and help you to move forward.
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor for yourself, a child or young person? If so I can offer a supportive space in central Cirencester or Stroud to work through issues that are keeping you stuck and help you to move forward.
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Photo of Bruce Rolls, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
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Photo of Catherine Nelson, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Catherine Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
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Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
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Photo of Caroline Pantzelioudaki, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Caroline Pantzelioudaki
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cirencester GL7
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor specialising in Addiction, Anxiety and general relationship issues. I can offer you a calm, warm, compassionate and caring space where you can explore whatever is causing you distress and having a negative impact on your life. Choosing a Counsellor can be very daunting and a big decision. The first step is to realise that if you are reading this then there is something that is affecting you. By sending that initial email or making that call you will be accessing counselling. You are investing in your own well-being.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor specialising in Addiction, Anxiety and general relationship issues. I can offer you a calm, warm, compassionate and caring space where you can explore whatever is causing you distress and having a negative impact on your life. Choosing a Counsellor can be very daunting and a big decision. The first step is to realise that if you are reading this then there is something that is affecting you. By sending that initial email or making that call you will be accessing counselling. You are investing in your own well-being.
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Photo of Sheila Marie O’Sullivan, Psychotherapist in Cirencester, England
Sheila Marie O’Sullivan
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have 25 years experience of working as an integrative body psychotherapist that means I can help clients to be more aware of the links between the mind and the body. Having this awareness means that individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and stress and live a more fulfilling life.
I have 25 years experience of working as an integrative body psychotherapist that means I can help clients to be more aware of the links between the mind and the body. Having this awareness means that individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and stress and live a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Julia Mary Pracy, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Julia Mary Pracy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cirencester GL7
I am a fully qualified Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor. I work with adults, young people and children suffering emotional turmoil in their lives. Most of us at some point in our lives experience feelings and emotions that we can’t make sense of. These emotions can be brought about by a crisis, long term situation, persistent unhappiness, depression, apathy or difficulties in relating to others. I also specialise in sexual identity, lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues. I listen with understanding, without judgement and help and assist my clients to discover their true self.
I am a fully qualified Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor. I work with adults, young people and children suffering emotional turmoil in their lives. Most of us at some point in our lives experience feelings and emotions that we can’t make sense of. These emotions can be brought about by a crisis, long term situation, persistent unhappiness, depression, apathy or difficulties in relating to others. I also specialise in sexual identity, lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues. I listen with understanding, without judgement and help and assist my clients to discover their true self.
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Photo of Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester, Psychologist in Cirencester, England
Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Not accepting new clients
Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
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Photo of Angela May Brown, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Angela May Brown
Counsellor
Cirencester GL7
Using clinical hypnosis. psychotherapy and BRIEF therapy I work with clients who want change, they may feel stuck or desperate. We live in such a busy world it can be tricky to navigate sometimes. I can help with many issues, including anxiety, disordered eating, ARFID, reducing stress, Long Covid, IBS, menopause symptoms, ritualistic behaviour, sleep disorders, depression, FND, chronic pain, smoking cessation.  It is also fantastic for clients wanting to lose weight. I am a registered trauma therapist dealing with PTSD, and use CBTi for insomnia, I have an enhanced DBS certificate for my work with children and vulnerable adults.
Using clinical hypnosis. psychotherapy and BRIEF therapy I work with clients who want change, they may feel stuck or desperate. We live in such a busy world it can be tricky to navigate sometimes. I can help with many issues, including anxiety, disordered eating, ARFID, reducing stress, Long Covid, IBS, menopause symptoms, ritualistic behaviour, sleep disorders, depression, FND, chronic pain, smoking cessation.  It is also fantastic for clients wanting to lose weight. I am a registered trauma therapist dealing with PTSD, and use CBTi for insomnia, I have an enhanced DBS certificate for my work with children and vulnerable adults.
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Photo of Jeanette Howlett, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Jeanette Howlett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cirencester GL7  (Online Only)
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
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Photo of Kathryn Lewis, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Kathryn Lewis
Counsellor
Verified
Cirencester GL7  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Kat. I'm a qualified Integrative counsellor. I predominantly work with University students. I have evening availability for online sessions. Please do ask about consession rates.
Hi I'm Kat. I'm a qualified Integrative counsellor. I predominantly work with University students. I have evening availability for online sessions. Please do ask about consession rates.
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Photo of Amanda Golley, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Amanda Golley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
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Photo of Marcia Karp, Psychotherapist in Cirencester, England
Marcia Karp
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Welcome. Sometimes in life we need to talk to a person other than family or friends. Research shows us successful therapy spends on two factors: Motivation to change and the client-therapist relationship. As a mid-wife to healing, a therapist is neutral and a non- judgemental listener. Each of us have doubts and fears as well as hopes and dreams. I have over 40 years experience. Together, we identify personal and professional issues to work on. By making unconscious behaviour conscious, it is easier to knowingly change. Replacing outdated behaviour patterns can lead to greater fulfilment.
Welcome. Sometimes in life we need to talk to a person other than family or friends. Research shows us successful therapy spends on two factors: Motivation to change and the client-therapist relationship. As a mid-wife to healing, a therapist is neutral and a non- judgemental listener. Each of us have doubts and fears as well as hopes and dreams. I have over 40 years experience. Together, we identify personal and professional issues to work on. By making unconscious behaviour conscious, it is easier to knowingly change. Replacing outdated behaviour patterns can lead to greater fulfilment.
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Photo of Natalia Parry-Vaughan, Psychotherapist in Cirencester, England
Natalia Parry-Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cirencester GL7
People who reach out for some support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether this has been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This in turn changes how we feel, and helps us be better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
People who reach out for some support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether this has been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This in turn changes how we feel, and helps us be better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
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Photo of Tamsin Harlow, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Tamsin Harlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
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Photo of Kate Varney, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Kate Varney
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with individuals and couples who come to see me with a wide range of challenges and difficulties that they are facing. People often seek therapy when they are at a transitional moment in their lives. Through our work together you will have the opportunity to speak about your experiences and feelings; both now and in your past, and we will work together to develop an understanding of you and your life with the hope that this therapeutic process of reflection and insight might be transformative for you.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with individuals and couples who come to see me with a wide range of challenges and difficulties that they are facing. People often seek therapy when they are at a transitional moment in their lives. Through our work together you will have the opportunity to speak about your experiences and feelings; both now and in your past, and we will work together to develop an understanding of you and your life with the hope that this therapeutic process of reflection and insight might be transformative for you.
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Photo of Helen Fenton: Face-to-Face & Online Counselling, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Helen Fenton: Face-to-Face & Online Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cirencester GL7
You may be finding it difficult to cope, and feel alone? You may be struggling after a trauma or bereavement, separation, or with ill-health? Or maybe feel that your life is stuck, or lacking purpose? At times like these, counselling offers a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, with someone who will strive to understand without judgement, & help you make sense of your feelings, find clarity, or make decisions. I offer all my clients Empathy, Congruence, and Unconditional Positive Regard. I also offer play, sand-tray, art and creative therapies to my younger clients. Home visits are available.
You may be finding it difficult to cope, and feel alone? You may be struggling after a trauma or bereavement, separation, or with ill-health? Or maybe feel that your life is stuck, or lacking purpose? At times like these, counselling offers a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, with someone who will strive to understand without judgement, & help you make sense of your feelings, find clarity, or make decisions. I offer all my clients Empathy, Congruence, and Unconditional Positive Regard. I also offer play, sand-tray, art and creative therapies to my younger clients. Home visits are available.
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Photo of Laura Colquhoun, Psychotherapist in Cirencester, England
Laura Colquhoun
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
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Photo of Cotswold Hypnotherapy in Cirencester, England
Cotswold Hypnotherapy
Cirencester GL7
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
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Photo of Hannya Melrose, Psychotherapist in Cirencester, England
Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cirencester

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Cirencester who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
74% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
43% Aviva
43% Vitality

How Counsellors in Cirencester see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cirencester?

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.