Counselling in County Durham

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Photo of Amanda Fox, Psychotherapist in County Durham, England
Amanda Fox
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
Hiya, I'm Amanda a therapist dedicated to empowering adults on their path to recovery from trauma. If you've landed here, you may have frequent anxiety, depression, complex emotions, or challenges in your relationships. Traumatic events and abusive relationships at any age can effect your identity and leave you feeling stuck in the past. If life feels like it keeps repeating the same cycles, it may be time for change.
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Photo of Gail Marie Hickman, Psychologist in County Durham, England
Gail Marie Hickman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist delivering a variety of therapies in Darlington. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your current difficulties thereby, facilitating your journey to improved well-being and happiness. I believe the key element for positive therapy is a good therapeutic relationship between my clients and myself. Therapy is designed to meet your individual needs and at a pace that is appropriate to your needs. Initial appointments are offered at a reduced rate in order for you to decide whether therapy is right for you at this time.
I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist delivering a variety of therapies in Darlington. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your current difficulties thereby, facilitating your journey to improved well-being and happiness. I believe the key element for positive therapy is a good therapeutic relationship between my clients and myself. Therapy is designed to meet your individual needs and at a pace that is appropriate to your needs. Initial appointments are offered at a reduced rate in order for you to decide whether therapy is right for you at this time.
01325 525733 View 01325 525733
Photo of Andrea Sutton - Indigo Thinking Counselling, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Andrea Sutton - Indigo Thinking Counselling
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, low mood or a desire to make sense of life, I am here to help. Through our therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to better understand your life experiences and the dynamics of your relationships. You will be able to develop more compassion for yourself, build greater emotional resilience, let go of past pain and bring forth your innate wisdom and strength to rediscover your authentic self.
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, low mood or a desire to make sense of life, I am here to help. Through our therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to better understand your life experiences and the dynamics of your relationships. You will be able to develop more compassion for yourself, build greater emotional resilience, let go of past pain and bring forth your innate wisdom and strength to rediscover your authentic self.
01325 808521 View 01325 808521
Photo of Nickki Dickens, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Nickki Dickens
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello I’m Nickki, I work with children, young people and their families and have done for the last eight years in a range of settings, across Teesside. I am an accredited Child & Adolescent Therapist, working in a private practice, I also work as a consultant with The Bungalow Partnership, a local charity in Middlesbrough, I work within many primary and secondary schools, specialist education provisions and with the Local Authorities in Teesside. . I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to safely bring their most painful thoughts and feelings into a safe space with me in the room.
Hello I’m Nickki, I work with children, young people and their families and have done for the last eight years in a range of settings, across Teesside. I am an accredited Child & Adolescent Therapist, working in a private practice, I also work as a consultant with The Bungalow Partnership, a local charity in Middlesbrough, I work within many primary and secondary schools, specialist education provisions and with the Local Authorities in Teesside. . I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to safely bring their most painful thoughts and feelings into a safe space with me in the room.
01642 424089 View 01642 424089
Photo of Suzie Grazier in County Durham, England
Suzie Grazier
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I was one of the first children's psychological wellbeing practitioners qualified in the UK and provide support for children and young people struggling with mild to moderate common mental health issues, such as social anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, generalised anxiety and low mood. With 3 years experience of working in CAMHS I am aware of the issues that many families face in getting early help for their children. I am passionate about early intervention and believe that getting the right help at the earliest opportunity can make a world of difference long into adulthood.
I was one of the first children's psychological wellbeing practitioners qualified in the UK and provide support for children and young people struggling with mild to moderate common mental health issues, such as social anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, generalised anxiety and low mood. With 3 years experience of working in CAMHS I am aware of the issues that many families face in getting early help for their children. I am passionate about early intervention and believe that getting the right help at the earliest opportunity can make a world of difference long into adulthood.
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Photo of Emma Shickle EMDR Therapist in County Durham, England
Emma Shickle EMDR Therapist
Verified Verified
If you think something in your past is continuing to impact you in a negative way. If you are constantly being triggered, if you have tried other talking therapies and are still being triggered, likelihood is that you have unresolved trauma and need EMDR. I have seen remarkable results in my clients in just a few sessions to really shift the feelings often trapped in the body. The feelings that put us on edge, make us jumpy and things we can't stop dreaming about and that keep us awake. Getting rid of these symptoms is what people want. I have years of experience in helping people with this and have seen the difference it makes.
If you think something in your past is continuing to impact you in a negative way. If you are constantly being triggered, if you have tried other talking therapies and are still being triggered, likelihood is that you have unresolved trauma and need EMDR. I have seen remarkable results in my clients in just a few sessions to really shift the feelings often trapped in the body. The feelings that put us on edge, make us jumpy and things we can't stop dreaming about and that keep us awake. Getting rid of these symptoms is what people want. I have years of experience in helping people with this and have seen the difference it makes.
0191 743 9438 View 0191 743 9438
Photo of Eileen Moss, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Eileen Moss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Suffering the loss of a loved one? Going through a rough patch? I can offer you a safe, confidential place to explore your problems. You can be assured of being heard with understanding and without judgement. As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual. I offer counselling to adults, young people and children through Microsoft Teams or the Psychology Today platform. Home visits are available locally. Counselling is an opportunity to understand what is going on for you in your life and to explore a way forward.
01684 217891 View 01684 217891
Photo of Leigh Brannon, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Leigh Brannon
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
When relationships (business, family or personal) are troubled, we can feel anxious or depressed. Whether its lack of, ending of, difficulties with or changes in relationships, at work or home, our need for human closeness both brings pleasure and causes problems. Maybe change is driven by others, maybe you need something to change but don't know the best way to go about it. Perhaps you’re finding that you’re stuck in a destructive communication pattern and feel like you’re going round in circles. Maybe you don’t really know what you want, but would like to find out. I can help.
When relationships (business, family or personal) are troubled, we can feel anxious or depressed. Whether its lack of, ending of, difficulties with or changes in relationships, at work or home, our need for human closeness both brings pleasure and causes problems. Maybe change is driven by others, maybe you need something to change but don't know the best way to go about it. Perhaps you’re finding that you’re stuck in a destructive communication pattern and feel like you’re going round in circles. Maybe you don’t really know what you want, but would like to find out. I can help.
0191 743 0339 View 0191 743 0339
Photo of Tracy McGlade, Psychotherapist in County Durham, England
Tracy McGlade
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
01642 056291 View 01642 056291
Photo of Chantelle Gray, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Chantelle Gray
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Regardless of your reason for dropping by. Thank you for visiting my information page, it's really appreciated. If this is your first time visiting counselling directories. Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting process and no doubt your inner dialogue will be going into overdrive right about now. With thoughts like "Wow there are so many people where do I start?" As you scroll through your cheeky sabotage monkeys may be screaming OMG!!! This is just to overwhelming. Along with questions like "What does my problem come under?" Where do I fit?" "Maybe I don't fit at all?"
Regardless of your reason for dropping by. Thank you for visiting my information page, it's really appreciated. If this is your first time visiting counselling directories. Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting process and no doubt your inner dialogue will be going into overdrive right about now. With thoughts like "Wow there are so many people where do I start?" As you scroll through your cheeky sabotage monkeys may be screaming OMG!!! This is just to overwhelming. Along with questions like "What does my problem come under?" Where do I fit?" "Maybe I don't fit at all?"
07492 882353 View 07492 882353
Photo of Emma Moore, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Emma Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
01642 130423 View 01642 130423
Photo of The Wellbeing Hub, Counsellor in County Durham, England
The Wellbeing Hub
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is anxiety or low mood affecting your life and relationships? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? I offer a free telephone consultation so we can discuss how I can help you take back control and move forward in your life. My name is Leila and I am a qualified counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist with extensive experience of dealing with a range of complex and diverse issues. I am here to support you by offering a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space in which you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
Is anxiety or low mood affecting your life and relationships? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? I offer a free telephone consultation so we can discuss how I can help you take back control and move forward in your life. My name is Leila and I am a qualified counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist with extensive experience of dealing with a range of complex and diverse issues. I am here to support you by offering a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space in which you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Sharon Temple, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Sharon Temple
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hi im Sharon. I offer a warm non-judgemental space where you can explore and express what's troubling you. Sometimes you might become stuck and not really know why or how to change your situation. At other times you might be looking for someone to provide support because of something specific.
Hi im Sharon. I offer a warm non-judgemental space where you can explore and express what's troubling you. Sometimes you might become stuck and not really know why or how to change your situation. At other times you might be looking for someone to provide support because of something specific.
07722 938114 View 07722 938114
Photo of Paula Stinson Counselling, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Paula Stinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Darlington DL1  (Online Only)
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
01833 600498 View 01833 600498
Photo of Ross Prewer, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Ross Prewer
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Ross, I am a fully qualified counsellor who has experience working with people from all areas of life who are experiencing a challenging or difficult time. This has included individuals experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, grief or feelings of unhappiness, or being stuck in life. I work from a person centred perspective believing each person has a unique life and as a result I aim to tailor therapy to work for you, integrating different interventions in order to meet the goals you have for therapy.
Hi my name is Ross, I am a fully qualified counsellor who has experience working with people from all areas of life who are experiencing a challenging or difficult time. This has included individuals experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, grief or feelings of unhappiness, or being stuck in life. I work from a person centred perspective believing each person has a unique life and as a result I aim to tailor therapy to work for you, integrating different interventions in order to meet the goals you have for therapy.
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Photo of Helen Farrell Counselling, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Helen Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor supporting Children & Adults. I offer a warm empathic approach to counselling. I am here to listen in a very non-judgemental way and to support you to find your inner strengths to make changes or understand why you may feel a certain way right now. When supporting children I offer them play therapy, story telling, creative work and talk to help them express their feelings. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential space. The space and time is yours to explore and reflect on your past or what's going on right now for you.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor supporting Children & Adults. I offer a warm empathic approach to counselling. I am here to listen in a very non-judgemental way and to support you to find your inner strengths to make changes or understand why you may feel a certain way right now. When supporting children I offer them play therapy, story telling, creative work and talk to help them express their feelings. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential space. The space and time is yours to explore and reflect on your past or what's going on right now for you.
01642 130108 View 01642 130108
Photo of Rhian Lewis, Psychologist in County Durham, England
Rhian Lewis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Rhian. I'm a chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. I work integratively, shaping the therapy to your specific needs. I am a depth therapist with existential leanings, so if you're interested in getting to know yourself really well & want to dig into the challenges of being human, you are in the right place!
Hi, I'm Rhian. I'm a chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. I work integratively, shaping the therapy to your specific needs. I am a depth therapist with existential leanings, so if you're interested in getting to know yourself really well & want to dig into the challenges of being human, you are in the right place!
01207 265920 View 01207 265920
Photo of Tranquil Minds Psychological Services Uk, Psychologist in County Durham, England
Tranquil Minds Psychological Services Uk
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Durham DH1  (Online Only)
I am passionate about aIl people, I am open, empathetic, compassionate & nonjudgmental. I’m a Highly Specialist Psychologist with 24 years experience in the Psychology field, including Clinical, Occupational, Coaching & Forensic Psychology, and have worked for the NHS & HMPS. I understand that people are more than their past experiences, I can help you make sense of your life, trauma, relationships and identity so you can free yourself from restraints you may feel bound by. It’s never too late to talk, to change how you see yourself or feel about others and to set a new path for yourself to achieve the things you always dreamed of.
I am passionate about aIl people, I am open, empathetic, compassionate & nonjudgmental. I’m a Highly Specialist Psychologist with 24 years experience in the Psychology field, including Clinical, Occupational, Coaching & Forensic Psychology, and have worked for the NHS & HMPS. I understand that people are more than their past experiences, I can help you make sense of your life, trauma, relationships and identity so you can free yourself from restraints you may feel bound by. It’s never too late to talk, to change how you see yourself or feel about others and to set a new path for yourself to achieve the things you always dreamed of.
0191 406 1837 View 0191 406 1837
Photo of Tidal Therapy Services, Counsellor in County Durham, England
Tidal Therapy Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling provides an opportunity to work through what is happening within your life, in a safe, accepted therapeutic space, where you are free to explore who you are and focus upon what brings you to counselling. Counselling enables you to gain support, to be truly heard and listened to, by a skilled professional, someone who is patient, present and focused upon supporting you without any judgement, with whatever your needs may be.
Counselling provides an opportunity to work through what is happening within your life, in a safe, accepted therapeutic space, where you are free to explore who you are and focus upon what brings you to counselling. Counselling enables you to gain support, to be truly heard and listened to, by a skilled professional, someone who is patient, present and focused upon supporting you without any judgement, with whatever your needs may be.
07445 808113 View 07445 808113
Photo of Joanna Naxton, Psychotherapist in County Durham, England
Joanna Naxton
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I have current appointments available to work with a range of your worries, anxieties, loneliness, depression , self-harm and relationship difficulties. I offer online, phone and face to face sessions. I am a qualified therapist with interests in working closely with those who want to change some aspect of their life. I also work with student counsellors and qualified therapists offering supervision and counselling academic tuition . I offer short term or long term psychotherapy where we work hard together to form a relationship powerful enough to change things for you in your private life.
Hello, I have current appointments available to work with a range of your worries, anxieties, loneliness, depression , self-harm and relationship difficulties. I offer online, phone and face to face sessions. I am a qualified therapist with interests in working closely with those who want to change some aspect of their life. I also work with student counsellors and qualified therapists offering supervision and counselling academic tuition . I offer short term or long term psychotherapy where we work hard together to form a relationship powerful enough to change things for you in your private life.
01386 571500 View 01386 571500

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in County Durham

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in County Durham who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
89% Depression
86% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aviva
70% AXA PPP
55% Bupa

How Counsellors in County Durham see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Durham?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.