Counselling in Downham Market

Photo of DKS Wellbeing Services, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
DKS Wellbeing Services
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified
Downham Market PE38
There are a variety of reasons why people come to counselling or psychotherapy. We all throughout our lives face difficult and challenging times and for some having additional support is all that is needed. I offer a safe place for you to unburden those concerns, voice your fears, anger, or frustration, at your own pace in a confidential, non-judgemental, and relaxed environment. My aim is to help you make sense of your feelings and help you move on in your life. The thought of having therapy can feel a bit daunting at first, fear of the unknown, but it is the first step to moving forward on your journey. One step at a time!
There are a variety of reasons why people come to counselling or psychotherapy. We all throughout our lives face difficult and challenging times and for some having additional support is all that is needed. I offer a safe place for you to unburden those concerns, voice your fears, anger, or frustration, at your own pace in a confidential, non-judgemental, and relaxed environment. My aim is to help you make sense of your feelings and help you move on in your life. The thought of having therapy can feel a bit daunting at first, fear of the unknown, but it is the first step to moving forward on your journey. One step at a time!
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Photo of Charlotte Sara Walters, Psychotherapist in Downham Market, England
Charlotte Sara Walters
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Downham Market PE38
I work with older children (12+) and adults. I have experience of working with stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, domestic abuse, relationships, sexuality, grief/loss, behavioural issues and addiction/alcoholism. I have also recently worked voluntarily for two charities counselling young people affected by domestic abuse, and with people in addiction recovery. I work with a person centred foundation, therefore sessions are led by the clients needs as an individual. We work together to find the best way forward. The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance.
I work with older children (12+) and adults. I have experience of working with stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, domestic abuse, relationships, sexuality, grief/loss, behavioural issues and addiction/alcoholism. I have also recently worked voluntarily for two charities counselling young people affected by domestic abuse, and with people in addiction recovery. I work with a person centred foundation, therefore sessions are led by the clients needs as an individual. We work together to find the best way forward. The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance.
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Photo of Anthony John Browne, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Anthony John Browne
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Downham Market PE38
Hello, I’m Anthony and I offer face to face counselling sessions to individuals aged 16+ in the Wisbech, Ely and surroundings areas. My training, supported by my life experiences provide calm, gentle, focused sessions to help you get through whats going on for you. Even if you just dont feel right and want an unjudgemental ear to talk to about whats happening in your life. I am also a highly experienced Leadership and business coach.
Hello, I’m Anthony and I offer face to face counselling sessions to individuals aged 16+ in the Wisbech, Ely and surroundings areas. My training, supported by my life experiences provide calm, gentle, focused sessions to help you get through whats going on for you. Even if you just dont feel right and want an unjudgemental ear to talk to about whats happening in your life. I am also a highly experienced Leadership and business coach.
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Rachel Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downham Market PE38
At Flourish Well-Being, I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for you to explore and understand your challenges, whilst I work closely with you to achieve lasting personal change in your life and to help you Flourish.
At Flourish Well-Being, I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for you to explore and understand your challenges, whilst I work closely with you to achieve lasting personal change in your life and to help you Flourish.
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Photo of Emma Louise Mercer, Psychologist in Downham Market, England
Emma Louise Mercer
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Downham Market PE38
I am an Educational Psychologist who specialises in therapeutic and trauma informed approaches for children and young adults, and I also work with adults offering EMDR therapy. For adults who have trauma in their past that they feel is interrupting them in being able to flourish or move forward, EMDR can provide an alternative to talk therapy and support the reduction of difficult symptoms. For children and young adults struggling in education I offer a holistic approach, working with them, their parent carers and education staff to fully explore the situation and consider how to move forward from a point of 'stuckness'.
I am an Educational Psychologist who specialises in therapeutic and trauma informed approaches for children and young adults, and I also work with adults offering EMDR therapy. For adults who have trauma in their past that they feel is interrupting them in being able to flourish or move forward, EMDR can provide an alternative to talk therapy and support the reduction of difficult symptoms. For children and young adults struggling in education I offer a holistic approach, working with them, their parent carers and education staff to fully explore the situation and consider how to move forward from a point of 'stuckness'.
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Photo of Jan Woodruff Counselling Services, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Jan Woodruff Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Downham Market PE38
Some life events can prevent us from enjoying life, holding us back and causing distress. In these times, it can be hard to share how we feel with those around us, fearing judgement or worse. If your goal is to move forward with your life, seek support to explore your feelings and trust the counselling process, then I can help.
Some life events can prevent us from enjoying life, holding us back and causing distress. In these times, it can be hard to share how we feel with those around us, fearing judgement or worse. If your goal is to move forward with your life, seek support to explore your feelings and trust the counselling process, then I can help.
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Photo of Suzanne Laura Pearson, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Suzanne Laura Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Downham Market PE38
Life can sometimes be challenging and at times we all need support with our emotional well-being, and therapy can help you feel less anxious and more in control. I bring warmth and empathy along with a sense of humour providing a non-judgemental and confidential environment to be there for you.
Life can sometimes be challenging and at times we all need support with our emotional well-being, and therapy can help you feel less anxious and more in control. I bring warmth and empathy along with a sense of humour providing a non-judgemental and confidential environment to be there for you.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Fanni Frances Korany, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Fanni Frances Korany
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ely CB7
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground - writes Douglas Adams. You will find an attuned, compassionate, therapeutic environment, where there is warmth, empathy, an active interest in your needs and strengths, as well as acceptance of, all of your experiences. I seek to provide containment for pain and distress that you may be going through so that you feel safe to open up and explore options for your complex life challenges. I am an experienced, BACP-registered Relationship Counsellor, working for Relate Cambridge, as an Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor, as well as a Psychosexual Therapist.
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground - writes Douglas Adams. You will find an attuned, compassionate, therapeutic environment, where there is warmth, empathy, an active interest in your needs and strengths, as well as acceptance of, all of your experiences. I seek to provide containment for pain and distress that you may be going through so that you feel safe to open up and explore options for your complex life challenges. I am an experienced, BACP-registered Relationship Counsellor, working for Relate Cambridge, as an Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor, as well as a Psychosexual Therapist.
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Photo of Leanne Groves, Psychotherapist in Downham Market, England
Leanne Groves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Newmarket CB8  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR practitioner and a registered Occupational Therapist. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for 19 years across a range of healthcare settings including GP surgeries, outpatient clinics and inpatient wards. Some people who come for therapy have a clear idea of their problem(s) and what they would like to work on, others have a more general sense of feeling overwhelmed by day to day life or significant life events. Others simply feel stuck - I can help wherever you are at, to make sense of what is happening for you.
Hello, my name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR practitioner and a registered Occupational Therapist. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for 19 years across a range of healthcare settings including GP surgeries, outpatient clinics and inpatient wards. Some people who come for therapy have a clear idea of their problem(s) and what they would like to work on, others have a more general sense of feeling overwhelmed by day to day life or significant life events. Others simply feel stuck - I can help wherever you are at, to make sense of what is happening for you.
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Photo of Kathy Rose, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Kathy Rose
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Newmarket CB8
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
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Photo of Roslyn Poole, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Roslyn Poole
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cambridge CB25
I work with a range of issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, chronic fatigue , some addictions, eating disorders, family issues, generalised anxiety disorder; Infertility Low self-confidence; Low self-esteem; Panic disorder; Phobias; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Postnatal depression; Pregnancy and birth; Redundancy; Relationship problems; Separation and divorce; Stress; Trauma; and work-related stress to name a few.
I work with a range of issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, chronic fatigue , some addictions, eating disorders, family issues, generalised anxiety disorder; Infertility Low self-confidence; Low self-esteem; Panic disorder; Phobias; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Postnatal depression; Pregnancy and birth; Redundancy; Relationship problems; Separation and divorce; Stress; Trauma; and work-related stress to name a few.
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Photo of Francesca Woolgar, Psychologist in Downham Market, England
Francesca Woolgar
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Ely CB7  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
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Photo of Deborah Meyler, Psychotherapist in Downham Market, England
Deborah Meyler
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Cambridge CB24
Underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a vast body of work that began with Freud, but the theory doesn't have an overt presence in the room. Psychotherapy in practice is more a process of discovery for both therapist and client. It can be challenging, exciting, frightening – even funny - as we both try to better understand the circumstances and patterns that have brought you to therapy. It's a good idea to have a no-obligation free session, to see what it's like.
Underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a vast body of work that began with Freud, but the theory doesn't have an overt presence in the room. Psychotherapy in practice is more a process of discovery for both therapist and client. It can be challenging, exciting, frightening – even funny - as we both try to better understand the circumstances and patterns that have brought you to therapy. It's a good idea to have a no-obligation free session, to see what it's like.
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Dr Melanie Rein
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Ely CB6
I am an analytical psychologist, psychotherapist, and supervisor based in Cambridge. While I work with a wide variety of people who have a range of issues and concerns, each person who comes to see me is special and each problem or concern they have is unique to them. Some of the concerns and issues that bring people to contact me are deep trauma and feelings of desperation, while others find themselves faced with an unexpected situation or difficult decision or want to explore and develop a deeper understanding of their life experience.
I am an analytical psychologist, psychotherapist, and supervisor based in Cambridge. While I work with a wide variety of people who have a range of issues and concerns, each person who comes to see me is special and each problem or concern they have is unique to them. Some of the concerns and issues that bring people to contact me are deep trauma and feelings of desperation, while others find themselves faced with an unexpected situation or difficult decision or want to explore and develop a deeper understanding of their life experience.
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Photo of Pamela Parker, Psychologist in Downham Market, England
Pamela Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Newmarket CB8
This service offers psychological assessment and therapy for children, young people and adults. We currently have availability to see adult clients only. People seek help for a range of reasons including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues, low self esteem or distress following traumatic events. A comprehensive assessment is always undertaken as a first step. This ensures clients have a good understanding of the process of therapy and can discuss in advance what approaches might be most useful for them. ​ I draw on a range of evidence based approaches including EMDR, CBT and systemic practice.
This service offers psychological assessment and therapy for children, young people and adults. We currently have availability to see adult clients only. People seek help for a range of reasons including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues, low self esteem or distress following traumatic events. A comprehensive assessment is always undertaken as a first step. This ensures clients have a good understanding of the process of therapy and can discuss in advance what approaches might be most useful for them. ​ I draw on a range of evidence based approaches including EMDR, CBT and systemic practice.
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Photo of Kostis Tsoumpris, Psychotherapist in Downham Market, England
Kostis Tsoumpris
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Newmarket CB8
Waitlist for new clients
When you contact me initially I will walk you through some of the options and if we decide to work together I will meet you (or you and your family/significant people in your life) ‘where you are’ in life. We may decide to focus on getting a better understanding of the ways that your early experiences have influenced the ways you perceive the world and relate to people around you. We may focus purely on the present and your goals for the future. Based on your circumstances we may decide to do some time limited or long term therapy.
When you contact me initially I will walk you through some of the options and if we decide to work together I will meet you (or you and your family/significant people in your life) ‘where you are’ in life. We may decide to focus on getting a better understanding of the ways that your early experiences have influenced the ways you perceive the world and relate to people around you. We may focus purely on the present and your goals for the future. Based on your circumstances we may decide to do some time limited or long term therapy.
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Photo of Esther Mordant, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Esther Mordant
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ely CB6
As a psychodynamic counsellor and hypnotherapist, my approach to working with clients is rooted in psychodynamic theory, which emphasises the exploration of unconscious processes and the influence of past experiences on a person's current thoughts, feelings, and actions. Here's a general outline of how I work with my clients: I shall meet with you, listen to you and together with you establish our therapeutic relationship.A safe and trusting working relationship. Once we have this we shall be ready to start exploring deep and often sensitive issues. I shall help you explore your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and conflicts.
As a psychodynamic counsellor and hypnotherapist, my approach to working with clients is rooted in psychodynamic theory, which emphasises the exploration of unconscious processes and the influence of past experiences on a person's current thoughts, feelings, and actions. Here's a general outline of how I work with my clients: I shall meet with you, listen to you and together with you establish our therapeutic relationship.A safe and trusting working relationship. Once we have this we shall be ready to start exploring deep and often sensitive issues. I shall help you explore your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and conflicts.
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Photo of Mark Williams, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Mark Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newmarket CB8
At times, we can all experience difficult thoughts and feelings or a sense of being “stuck”: counselling can help us work through these, develop a better relationship with ourselves and those around us, and gain clarity and insight into the issues that are causing us problems. I believe that we all possess the resources to work through our problems, but at times these can become hidden and feel out of reach. My aim is to help you identify what you need and re-connect with your own resources.
At times, we can all experience difficult thoughts and feelings or a sense of being “stuck”: counselling can help us work through these, develop a better relationship with ourselves and those around us, and gain clarity and insight into the issues that are causing us problems. I believe that we all possess the resources to work through our problems, but at times these can become hidden and feel out of reach. My aim is to help you identify what you need and re-connect with your own resources.
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Photo of Helen Jennifer Johnston, Psychotherapist in Downham Market, England
Helen Jennifer Johnston
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ely CB6
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for support to make some changes to your mental health and wellbeing? Sometimes life throws difficulties that are hard to navigate on your own and are perhaps too difficult to share with others in your life. I offer you a warm, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential style of therapy that will give you the opportunity to untangle difficulties affecting you. I can support you to explore what is going on for you in more depth and give you insights and tools to make adjustments and transitions.
Are you looking for support to make some changes to your mental health and wellbeing? Sometimes life throws difficulties that are hard to navigate on your own and are perhaps too difficult to share with others in your life. I offer you a warm, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential style of therapy that will give you the opportunity to untangle difficulties affecting you. I can support you to explore what is going on for you in more depth and give you insights and tools to make adjustments and transitions.
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Photo of Melanie Ellis, Counsellor in Downham Market, England
Melanie Ellis
Counsellor, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Cambridge CB24
Sometimes the meaning of life gets lost. We feel stuck. We go through challenging life events believing we have overcome them but uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions remain in our bodies. We might experience symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia or aches, depression or PTSD. We profoundly suffer and we don’t know what to do to change this. As a consequence, at home, at work or in relationships, life feel like a struggle and isn't pleasurable anymore.
Sometimes the meaning of life gets lost. We feel stuck. We go through challenging life events believing we have overcome them but uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions remain in our bodies. We might experience symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia or aches, depression or PTSD. We profoundly suffer and we don’t know what to do to change this. As a consequence, at home, at work or in relationships, life feel like a struggle and isn't pleasurable anymore.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Downham Market

< 10

Counsellors in Downham Market who prioritize treating:

71% Depression
71% Anxiety
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
57% Relationship Issues
57% Eating Disorders
57% Bereavement

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other

How Counsellors in Downham Market see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Downham Market?

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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.