Counselling in Cumnor

Photo of Michael William Cowdry, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Michael William Cowdry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cumnor OX2
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
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John-Henry Carter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cumnor OX2
John-Henry graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MSt in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is currently completing doctoral research at Oxford University on the psychoanalysis of dreams. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, John-Henry played professional rugby in several successful teams, winning the Guinness Premiership, European Cup and Varsity matches as Captain at Oxford University. He works privately in Oxford and in a clinic on Harley Street in London. He also offers online sessions, which can be combined with face to face meetings at your convenience.
John-Henry graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MSt in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is currently completing doctoral research at Oxford University on the psychoanalysis of dreams. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, John-Henry played professional rugby in several successful teams, winning the Guinness Premiership, European Cup and Varsity matches as Captain at Oxford University. He works privately in Oxford and in a clinic on Harley Street in London. He also offers online sessions, which can be combined with face to face meetings at your convenience.
01865 950946 View 01865 950946
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Gabrielle Lees
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cumnor OX2
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
01865 954062 View 01865 954062
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Paul Hughes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Cumnor OX2
I see clients from across all ages, ethnicities and with an extremely wide range of issues. I help clients to come to grips with substance abuse, depression, all forms of anxiety and much more besides. I help my clients to summon the strength to put their issues behind them. I help them to find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Whatever their goals might be, I help them to realise that they're strong enough, good enough and able to achieve them. I particularly specialise in working with clients on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
I see clients from across all ages, ethnicities and with an extremely wide range of issues. I help clients to come to grips with substance abuse, depression, all forms of anxiety and much more besides. I help my clients to summon the strength to put their issues behind them. I help them to find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Whatever their goals might be, I help them to realise that they're strong enough, good enough and able to achieve them. I particularly specialise in working with clients on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
0118 207 2581 View 0118 207 2581
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Esther Jackson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumnor OX2
Sometimes we can feel unhappy but not know why, or maybe we know why but feel unable to change. We may have physical symptoms but suspect that psychological factors underlie them. We might recognise behaviours in ourselves that may obstruct our capacity to work, or make and maintain relationships. Or we may have doubts about ourselves, an underlying feeling that we are not getting the most from life. Whatever the issue, talking can help make your problems clearer, enabling you to understand and resolve them better.
Sometimes we can feel unhappy but not know why, or maybe we know why but feel unable to change. We may have physical symptoms but suspect that psychological factors underlie them. We might recognise behaviours in ourselves that may obstruct our capacity to work, or make and maintain relationships. Or we may have doubts about ourselves, an underlying feeling that we are not getting the most from life. Whatever the issue, talking can help make your problems clearer, enabling you to understand and resolve them better.
020 3835 5499 View 020 3835 5499

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Randy Ulland, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Randy Ulland
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Oxford OX2
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
01865 951783 View 01865 951783
Photo of Judith Zur, Psychologist in Cumnor, England
Judith Zur
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Yarnton OX5
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
01865 951408 View 01865 951408
Photo of Woodstock Counselling, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Woodstock Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX2
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
See my reviews: http://www.woodstockcounselling.co.uk/testimonials I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of methods to suit the needs of my work. My main disciplines are Psychodynamic Therapy, Individual (Adlerian) Therapy and some CBT techniques. I have experience working in NHS Primary care, within charities and also in private practice, I also run therapeutic groups. My work is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other training such as Group Therapy, Bereavement Training and Addiction Training.
07403 930572 View 07403 930572
Photo of Sleep Well Oxford - Oxford Sleep Clinic, Psychologist in Cumnor, England
Sleep Well Oxford - Oxford Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
01865 953380 View 01865 953380
Photo of Mat Schencks, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX2
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
01908 015946 View 01908 015946
Photo of Carole Blythe, Psychologist in Cumnor, England
Carole Blythe
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX2
Hello I'm Carole. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult decision, especially if you are having a stressful time. Finding out about the therapist and the therapeutic process can be useful and can enable you to find the right therapist for you. I work with a wide range of people and life issues including: feeling stuck, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bereavement, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, trauma, addictions and many others. Call me and we can have a short chat to discuss what you are looking for and how I am able to help you.
Hello I'm Carole. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult decision, especially if you are having a stressful time. Finding out about the therapist and the therapeutic process can be useful and can enable you to find the right therapist for you. I work with a wide range of people and life issues including: feeling stuck, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bereavement, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, trauma, addictions and many others. Call me and we can have a short chat to discuss what you are looking for and how I am able to help you.
01865 954051 View 01865 954051
Photo of Kina Malmberg-Lovatt, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Yarnton OX5
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
01865 953324 View 01865 953324
Photo of Nigel John Moyse, Counsellor in Cumnor, England
Nigel John Moyse
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Oxford OX2
If you are looking for someone to really listen to what you have to say and, where appropriate, to reflect back some non-judgemental comment, I think I could be the person you are looking for. With twelve years as a therapist and twenty-five years membership of the British Psychological Society (with a degree in that subject as well as a masters in cognitive science and over ten years working for an employee assistance provider, mostly recruiting and training therapists) I have the knowledge and experience to offer you a warm and empathic service.
If you are looking for someone to really listen to what you have to say and, where appropriate, to reflect back some non-judgemental comment, I think I could be the person you are looking for. With twelve years as a therapist and twenty-five years membership of the British Psychological Society (with a degree in that subject as well as a masters in cognitive science and over ten years working for an employee assistance provider, mostly recruiting and training therapists) I have the knowledge and experience to offer you a warm and empathic service.
01865 411146 View 01865 411146
Photo of Piers Francis Gordon Keith Harris, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Piers Francis Gordon Keith Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Kidlington OX5
As well as a degree in Psychology and Counselling, I have diplomas in treating Addiction (my original interest) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1, 2, and 3 and a Supervision Diploma. My time is split between working for the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Oxford and in private practice locally. I use EMDR almost exclusively to work with single incident and developmental trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with children, adolescents and adults. It is recognised in the N.I.C.E. guidelines as the treatment of choice for trauma and PTSD, and I find it to be highly effective!
As well as a degree in Psychology and Counselling, I have diplomas in treating Addiction (my original interest) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1, 2, and 3 and a Supervision Diploma. My time is split between working for the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Oxford and in private practice locally. I use EMDR almost exclusively to work with single incident and developmental trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with children, adolescents and adults. It is recognised in the N.I.C.E. guidelines as the treatment of choice for trauma and PTSD, and I find it to be highly effective!
01865 638640 View 01865 638640
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The Counselling Room
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Oxford OX2
Within my counselling profession, I have worked with adults and young people who have faced difficulties from substance abuse, mental/physical/sexual abuse, self-esteem, depression and relationship issues. However, my work is not specific to these issues alone. Prior to, during and after my training, I worked within the health, social and criminal justice sector. For nearly five years I have worked with organisations specialising in the rehabilitation of drug and alcohol users and prolific offenders. I currently support children, young people and their families who are facing domestic and social difficulties.
Within my counselling profession, I have worked with adults and young people who have faced difficulties from substance abuse, mental/physical/sexual abuse, self-esteem, depression and relationship issues. However, my work is not specific to these issues alone. Prior to, during and after my training, I worked within the health, social and criminal justice sector. For nearly five years I have worked with organisations specialising in the rehabilitation of drug and alcohol users and prolific offenders. I currently support children, young people and their families who are facing domestic and social difficulties.
020 3872 2911 View 020 3872 2911
Photo of Dr Oliver Klott, Psychotherapist in Cumnor, England
Dr Oliver Klott
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified
Eynsham OX29
I am a Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Autogenic Therapist and offer Individual Psychotherapy (-25), Child Parent Psychotherapy, Infant Parent Psychotherapy and Autogenic Training (meditative self-help technique for children and adults). My focus is on helping children, adolescents and young adults make sense of their feelings, thoughts and experiences. In addition to my private practice, I work for Oxford CAMHS and teach at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
I am a Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Autogenic Therapist and offer Individual Psychotherapy (-25), Child Parent Psychotherapy, Infant Parent Psychotherapy and Autogenic Training (meditative self-help technique for children and adults). My focus is on helping children, adolescents and young adults make sense of their feelings, thoughts and experiences. In addition to my private practice, I work for Oxford CAMHS and teach at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
020 3984 9142 View 020 3984 9142
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Piers Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kidlington OX5
Please connect with my website for further information.
Please connect with my website for further information.
01865 638743 View 01865 638743
Photo of Vanessa Corley, Counsellor in Cumnor, England
Vanessa Corley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cassington OX29
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based near Witney, Oxfordshire. I am committed to helping clients find their own way of dealing with life’s challenges. Experienced in working with both young people and adults to improve and maintain their mental health, we will work together on the problems that you face to find your own path to positive change and to continue with this after our sessions have ended.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based near Witney, Oxfordshire. I am committed to helping clients find their own way of dealing with life’s challenges. Experienced in working with both young people and adults to improve and maintain their mental health, we will work together on the problems that you face to find your own path to positive change and to continue with this after our sessions have ended.
01993 227319 View 01993 227319
Photo of Charlotta Nuboer-Cope, Counsellor in Cumnor, England
Charlotta Nuboer-Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
If life is overwhelming and confusing, it can be very helpful to talk through what is going on with someone who is trained to listen. I am a compassionate counsellor and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I aim to establish a trusting relationship so that you feel safe to explore the issues you bring. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, divorce, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
If life is overwhelming and confusing, it can be very helpful to talk through what is going on with someone who is trained to listen. I am a compassionate counsellor and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I aim to establish a trusting relationship so that you feel safe to explore the issues you bring. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, divorce, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
01865 411245 View 01865 411245
Photo of Dr Debbie Lovell, Psychologist in Cumnor, England
Dr Debbie Lovell
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Kidlington OX5
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress which also manifests in their sexual and relational world such as low self esteem or perfectionism.
I am one of a small number of practitioners in the UK who is dually qualified as a chartered psychologist and a sex therapist. My clients may seek help for a specific sexual difficulty such as desire or arousal concerns; or may experience broader distress which also manifests in their sexual and relational world such as low self esteem or perfectionism.
020 3909 9821 View 020 3909 9821

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cumnor

< 10

Counsellors in Cumnor who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Bereavement
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Divorce

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

60% Male
40% Female

How Counsellors in Cumnor see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cumnor?

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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.