Counselling in Frinton-on-Sea

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Hannah Grace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
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Photo of Peter Finlay, Psychotherapist in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Peter Finlay
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
I am very mindful of how difficult finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with can be and I offer a calm and compassionate approach, while we gain an understanding of your concerns. My primary therapeutic method is ‘psychodynamic’ but I draw on a variety of ‘models’ to help in whichever way is appropriate: These may include CBT or EFT. Once we have revealed, talked-through and understood the root causes of your concerns we can examine ways of dealing with the issues and moving forward. This is a very much a joint effort where we work together to help you through the troublesome episode and out the other side.
I am very mindful of how difficult finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with can be and I offer a calm and compassionate approach, while we gain an understanding of your concerns. My primary therapeutic method is ‘psychodynamic’ but I draw on a variety of ‘models’ to help in whichever way is appropriate: These may include CBT or EFT. Once we have revealed, talked-through and understood the root causes of your concerns we can examine ways of dealing with the issues and moving forward. This is a very much a joint effort where we work together to help you through the troublesome episode and out the other side.
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Sally Johns Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
As a BACP registered counsellor, I am qualified in Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling and Person-Centred Art Therapy. I have over twenty-five years of experience in working therapeutically with adults, children, couples and families. Before qualifying as a counsellor, my background was in teaching, at primary and secondary level, as well as teaching art to adults and running creative workshops for children. Art and creative work, Transgender issues, Abuse, Domestic Violence & Relational Abuse, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship Difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, General Counselling, Couples Counselling.
As a BACP registered counsellor, I am qualified in Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling and Person-Centred Art Therapy. I have over twenty-five years of experience in working therapeutically with adults, children, couples and families. Before qualifying as a counsellor, my background was in teaching, at primary and secondary level, as well as teaching art to adults and running creative workshops for children. Art and creative work, Transgender issues, Abuse, Domestic Violence & Relational Abuse, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship Difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, General Counselling, Couples Counselling.
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
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Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
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Nicola Birchley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
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Justyna Isobel Matejek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Frinton-on-Sea CO13  (Online Only)
Welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor, a BACP-accredited member. My area of expertise is anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. In essence, my approach draws from years of therapeutic experience across diverse settings. I engage with individuals and groups, guiding counselling across various levels of professional growth. My foremost commitment is to cultivate a warm, empathetic environment, prioritizing your comfort and sense of safety, especially as we embark on our journey together. My presence resonates with a gentle, steady energy, aiming to provide a calming and grounding effect.
Welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor, a BACP-accredited member. My area of expertise is anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. In essence, my approach draws from years of therapeutic experience across diverse settings. I engage with individuals and groups, guiding counselling across various levels of professional growth. My foremost commitment is to cultivate a warm, empathetic environment, prioritizing your comfort and sense of safety, especially as we embark on our journey together. My presence resonates with a gentle, steady energy, aiming to provide a calming and grounding effect.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Anthony Mack Therapy, Psychotherapist in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Anthony Mack Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
I am an integrative psychotherapist With qualifications in psychodynamic psychoanalytic counselling. C.B.T EMDR and also a senior qualified accredited hypnotherapist . MY practice is easily reached only a few minutes from south woodford station ( central line ) i offer evening and afternoon appointments i also offer a full range of remote online appointments
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Livia Tedaldi
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ramsey CO12
You as a human being, you have a choice. And you can choose. You can choose to gain victory over yourself—or you can choose to try to pursue, for the rest of your life, trying to gain victory over your problems. In one, you will never win—in one you’ve got a fair shot. Prem Rawat
You as a human being, you have a choice. And you can choose. You can choose to gain victory over yourself—or you can choose to try to pursue, for the rest of your life, trying to gain victory over your problems. In one, you will never win—in one you’ve got a fair shot. Prem Rawat
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Roxanne Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
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Freedom2Feel Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harwich CO12
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
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Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brightlingsea CO7
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
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Photo of Angela Brooke, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Angela Brooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manningtree CO11
Life can sometimes be difficult and we may find ourselves struggling and feeling anxious, depressed and unconfident. We may find ourselves battling with the feelings evoked by loss, due to bereavement, relationship breakdown or even the children leaving home. Counselling is not a magic cure, but talking to an empathic, skilled therapist can help; fostering both the processing of difficult feelings and resilience to better deal with what life throws at us, enabling us to move forward. The effect of just being listened to by those who have hitherto struggled to be heard can be both powerful and empowering.
Life can sometimes be difficult and we may find ourselves struggling and feeling anxious, depressed and unconfident. We may find ourselves battling with the feelings evoked by loss, due to bereavement, relationship breakdown or even the children leaving home. Counselling is not a magic cure, but talking to an empathic, skilled therapist can help; fostering both the processing of difficult feelings and resilience to better deal with what life throws at us, enabling us to move forward. The effect of just being listened to by those who have hitherto struggled to be heard can be both powerful and empowering.
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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO16
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
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Photo of Sandra Mellor, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harwich CO12
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
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Photo of Sue Barber, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Sue Barber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
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Photo of Alexandra Dare, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Alexandra Dare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clacton-on-Sea CO15  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking to make a change? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and feelings that impact on your enjoyment of life or experiencing difficulties with your relationships and struggling to connect with those around you? I am an experienced therapist offering a warm, non judgemental, safe space to explore your patterns of behaviour and to make sense of what you are feeling and why. By encouraging you to be curious, I aim to facilitate a deeper understanding of self which in turn can help to break negative patterns and promote positive change moving forward.
Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking to make a change? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and feelings that impact on your enjoyment of life or experiencing difficulties with your relationships and struggling to connect with those around you? I am an experienced therapist offering a warm, non judgemental, safe space to explore your patterns of behaviour and to make sense of what you are feeling and why. By encouraging you to be curious, I aim to facilitate a deeper understanding of self which in turn can help to break negative patterns and promote positive change moving forward.
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Photo of Kirsty Garden, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Kirsty Garden
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Hi I’m Kirsty I have been a qualified counsellor for over 9 years and specialise in working with Young People. My approach is to co create a relationship with you that enables you to speak about whatever you choose. I am able to offer a non judgemental, welcoming presence so you are able to explore any thoughts, feelings and experiences that you wish too. I believe that as individuals we are all unique and hold the capacity to gain new insights. This can encourage personal growth and development within us that can lead to change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is there to facilitate such experiences.
Hi I’m Kirsty I have been a qualified counsellor for over 9 years and specialise in working with Young People. My approach is to co create a relationship with you that enables you to speak about whatever you choose. I am able to offer a non judgemental, welcoming presence so you are able to explore any thoughts, feelings and experiences that you wish too. I believe that as individuals we are all unique and hold the capacity to gain new insights. This can encourage personal growth and development within us that can lead to change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is there to facilitate such experiences.
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Ahmed Joe Lamrani
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Are you anxious, depressed, feeling stressed or issues getting you down? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and with no one to turn to. Life experiences may bring feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation together we can begin to make sense of it. Counselling can help you to deal with and recognise stress, anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing. Having a safe place where you can just be yourself, express your feelings and emotions without having to feel you are burdening your loved ones can make all the difference.
Are you anxious, depressed, feeling stressed or issues getting you down? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and with no one to turn to. Life experiences may bring feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation together we can begin to make sense of it. Counselling can help you to deal with and recognise stress, anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing. Having a safe place where you can just be yourself, express your feelings and emotions without having to feel you are burdening your loved ones can make all the difference.
0116 464 9705 View 0116 464 9705
Photo of Julie Flynn Counselling, Counsellor in Frinton-on-Sea, England
Julie Flynn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clacton-on-Sea CO15
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Frinton-on-Sea

< 10

Counsellors in Frinton-on-Sea who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
71% Relationship Issues
71% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
57% Trauma and PTSD
57% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Frinton-on-Sea see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Frinton-on-Sea?

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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.