Counselling in Ferndown

Photo of Andrew O’Neill, Psychotherapist in Ferndown, England
Andrew O’Neill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22  (Online Only)
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
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Melissa Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals. I am an accredited CBT Therapist, as well as a trained EMDR Therapist. I’m a registered member of the BABCP. I have worked for over 10 years as a Psychological Therapist and specialise in treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have a special interest and additional training in providing therapy to people in the perinatal period, including Antenatal and Postnatal mothers and partners. I have additional training and alot of experience in offering therapy to people with Autism.
I am passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals. I am an accredited CBT Therapist, as well as a trained EMDR Therapist. I’m a registered member of the BABCP. I have worked for over 10 years as a Psychological Therapist and specialise in treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have a special interest and additional training in providing therapy to people in the perinatal period, including Antenatal and Postnatal mothers and partners. I have additional training and alot of experience in offering therapy to people with Autism.
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Photo of Ana Rampelt, Psychotherapist in Ferndown, England
Ana Rampelt
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
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Rachel Tyler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
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Photo of Rosemarie Philips, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Rosemarie Philips
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas of life: I worked at Relate for 11.5 years. With 26 years of experience working with Trauma, Domestic or Sexual Abuse, Menopause & Post Traumatic Stress. Working with adults and teens with Asperger's and Autism and ADHD issues. Anger Management, Grief, Bereavement. Anxiety & Depression. Providing techniques in Relationship & Family Therapy, Having worked with CAMHS (NHS) children & teens with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering you to rebuild your life. self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. Understanding yourself & improve relationships
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas of life: I worked at Relate for 11.5 years. With 26 years of experience working with Trauma, Domestic or Sexual Abuse, Menopause & Post Traumatic Stress. Working with adults and teens with Asperger's and Autism and ADHD issues. Anger Management, Grief, Bereavement. Anxiety & Depression. Providing techniques in Relationship & Family Therapy, Having worked with CAMHS (NHS) children & teens with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering you to rebuild your life. self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. Understanding yourself & improve relationships
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Paula Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
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Photo of Camilla Poncia, Psychologist in Ferndown, England
Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Wimborne Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
We are a group of practitioners, ranging from Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists and Counsellors working from our bespoke building in Wimborne. We offer Assessment and Interventions for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples. Established in 2018, we have grown to a group of 11 clinicians with a range of skills, training and experience. Please visit our website for more information and we prefer you sending a enquiry via the website which we will be responded to quite quickly. We look forward to being able to support you as you take this important step. www.wimbornepsychology.co.uk
We are a group of practitioners, ranging from Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists and Counsellors working from our bespoke building in Wimborne. We offer Assessment and Interventions for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples. Established in 2018, we have grown to a group of 11 clinicians with a range of skills, training and experience. Please visit our website for more information and we prefer you sending a enquiry via the website which we will be responded to quite quickly. We look forward to being able to support you as you take this important step. www.wimbornepsychology.co.uk
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Photo of Julie Haine, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Julie Haine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
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Photo of Maryann Byrne, Psychotherapist in Ferndown, England
Maryann Byrne
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
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Photo of MindSight Counselling, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
MindSight Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndown BH22
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Jessica Matcham, Psychologist in Ferndown, England
Dr Jessica Matcham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH7
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
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Photo of Zoe Silk, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Zoe Silk
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Poole BH18
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
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Photo of Susan Kay, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Susan Kay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wimborne BH21
Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts & feelings? Are you feeling anxious? Are you suffering from stress and feel “burnt out”? Do you wonder how to manage those constant thought patterns which go round & round in your head, stopping you from being able to think clearly? What would it feel like to offload and release that pressure without feeling judged or being offered well-meaning advice that just isn’t right for you? Imagine that sense of building upon your self-esteem as you learn to trust your gut feeling and know instinctively what is right for you to enable that change to happen?
Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts & feelings? Are you feeling anxious? Are you suffering from stress and feel “burnt out”? Do you wonder how to manage those constant thought patterns which go round & round in your head, stopping you from being able to think clearly? What would it feel like to offload and release that pressure without feeling judged or being offered well-meaning advice that just isn’t right for you? Imagine that sense of building upon your self-esteem as you learn to trust your gut feeling and know instinctively what is right for you to enable that change to happen?
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Photo of Heloise Saunders, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Heloise Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH7
I imagine you find yourself here because you are struggling with something and it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage this alone. Perhaps anxiety is ruling your life or relationships are strained. Sometimes a traumatic event or painful past experiences bring everything into sharp focus. In reaching out you are listening to that voice within that is telling you all is not well. The therapy I offer will attend to this. Together we will explore your challenges and what might be realised within your struggle as potential and possibility.
I imagine you find yourself here because you are struggling with something and it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage this alone. Perhaps anxiety is ruling your life or relationships are strained. Sometimes a traumatic event or painful past experiences bring everything into sharp focus. In reaching out you are listening to that voice within that is telling you all is not well. The therapy I offer will attend to this. Together we will explore your challenges and what might be realised within your struggle as potential and possibility.
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Photo of Mandy Heath, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Mandy Heath
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
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Photo of Rob Abbott, Counsellor in Ferndown, England
Rob Abbott
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH15
Not accepting new clients
I am interested in the impact our childhood has on how we have developed as adults. I help people explore their lives now; how they may change who they are; and how they may learn to love and accept what they cannot change. I have over 30 years experience as a counsellor. I have expereince working with people who are neurodiverse.
I am interested in the impact our childhood has on how we have developed as adults. I help people explore their lives now; how they may change who they are; and how they may learn to love and accept what they cannot change. I have over 30 years experience as a counsellor. I have expereince working with people who are neurodiverse.
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Photo of Emma Elizabeth Covernton, Psychologist in Ferndown, England
Emma Elizabeth Covernton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Hi I am Dr Covernton, a registered Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about offering affordable therapy to individuals, couples and families which is meaningful and effective. I offer a complimentary video assessment session to allow you time to share why you are seeking help and whether you would like to work with me towards positive change.
Hi I am Dr Covernton, a registered Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about offering affordable therapy to individuals, couples and families which is meaningful and effective. I offer a complimentary video assessment session to allow you time to share why you are seeking help and whether you would like to work with me towards positive change.
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Mind~Matters Counselling Service - Online/InPerson
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verwood BH31  (Online Only)
I offer an empathetic and collaborative approach to mental health challenges, focussing on anxiety, depressing/stressful states, traumatic experiences such car crash, work accidents, victim of terrorism, and relationship detachment of different source such as difficult separation/divorce and children contact, miscarriage, unsuccessful IVF treatment, historical domestic abuse, childhood foster-care experience and church break-ups.
I offer an empathetic and collaborative approach to mental health challenges, focussing on anxiety, depressing/stressful states, traumatic experiences such car crash, work accidents, victim of terrorism, and relationship detachment of different source such as difficult separation/divorce and children contact, miscarriage, unsuccessful IVF treatment, historical domestic abuse, childhood foster-care experience and church break-ups.
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Photo of Carmel Davis-McCluskie, Psychotherapist in Ferndown, England
Carmel Davis-McCluskie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ferndown

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Ferndown who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
91% Trauma and PTSD
82% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Ferndown see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ferndown?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.