Counselling in Hockley

Catherine Grace Darling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
Do you need some safe space to explore your emotions, find a way forward, some better coping systems that work, find the real you without the feeling of uncertainty, so that you can reach a place of contentment and growth.
Do you need some safe space to explore your emotions, find a way forward, some better coping systems that work, find the real you without the feeling of uncertainty, so that you can reach a place of contentment and growth.
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Shon Grant
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
If you are looking at this website, then I would like to be bold and guess that you are thinking about taking a brave step towards seeking help from a therapist? You might feel that you are 'not yourself', maybe you would like to be able to talk about a difficult past or current difficulty but are not sure how? Maybe the relationships in your family feel strained or difficult? Whether you would like support as an individual, couple, family or chosen family I would be privileged to support you in finding your way through the trees to be able to see the whole wood. I look forward to meeting you.
If you are looking at this website, then I would like to be bold and guess that you are thinking about taking a brave step towards seeking help from a therapist? You might feel that you are 'not yourself', maybe you would like to be able to talk about a difficult past or current difficulty but are not sure how? Maybe the relationships in your family feel strained or difficult? Whether you would like support as an individual, couple, family or chosen family I would be privileged to support you in finding your way through the trees to be able to see the whole wood. I look forward to meeting you.
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Chloé Woodward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
www.woodwillowcounselling.com Firstly, well done to you for reaching out. It takes strength to reach out and search for help. For some people therapy might seem daunting or even a last resort and for others more comfortable with therapy they may know what to expect. As a trained counsellor I can help you to explore what's going on for you and listen in an empathetic way, without judgement. I can offer you face to face, online or telephone therapy dependant on your preferred method of communication
www.woodwillowcounselling.com Firstly, well done to you for reaching out. It takes strength to reach out and search for help. For some people therapy might seem daunting or even a last resort and for others more comfortable with therapy they may know what to expect. As a trained counsellor I can help you to explore what's going on for you and listen in an empathetic way, without judgement. I can offer you face to face, online or telephone therapy dependant on your preferred method of communication
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Neil Blake
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
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Victoria Richardson-Brown - headnasium
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
I currently work at the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford, I am a Family Support Practitioner and work for AXA as a Clinical Counselling Assessor. My passion is helping people of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties and I have a privately run, therapeutic practice, where I can provide you with a safe, friendly, and confidential environment for exploration. Within the practice I can help if you require; one to one therapy, for various aspects of mental health, support through bereavement, need family support, help with parenting or CAMHS.
I currently work at the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford, I am a Family Support Practitioner and work for AXA as a Clinical Counselling Assessor. My passion is helping people of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties and I have a privately run, therapeutic practice, where I can provide you with a safe, friendly, and confidential environment for exploration. Within the practice I can help if you require; one to one therapy, for various aspects of mental health, support through bereavement, need family support, help with parenting or CAMHS.
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Sue Spooner
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hockley SS5
Without warning and at any age, life events can cause us to feel unhappy and overwhelmed. This can start to have a negative impact on our everyday wellbeing and enjoyment of life. It may affect our mood, energy levels, eating/sleeping patterns, work, and relationships. Feelings of anxiety and panic can start to control and limit us on living the life we imagined. There maybe painful events from the past we thought we could tuck away and cope with, but still prevent us from living in the present. Reaching out for support can not only be one of the biggest and sometimes bravest steps you ever take, but also the most important one.
Without warning and at any age, life events can cause us to feel unhappy and overwhelmed. This can start to have a negative impact on our everyday wellbeing and enjoyment of life. It may affect our mood, energy levels, eating/sleeping patterns, work, and relationships. Feelings of anxiety and panic can start to control and limit us on living the life we imagined. There maybe painful events from the past we thought we could tuck away and cope with, but still prevent us from living in the present. Reaching out for support can not only be one of the biggest and sometimes bravest steps you ever take, but also the most important one.
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Terry Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hockley SS5
If this is your first time coming into therapy, welcome. I know it can be daunting, but please remember you’ve made a decision to help yourself and that is a massive step in itself. Living these days can be very difficult for some people on a daily basis without any other stress, pressure, demands, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelming coming into the mix. We all need a little help from time to time and I am here to help you not have to carry those heavy burdens alone. My main focus is on you; your aims, your truth, the real you, you feel you longer can be and how we can work together to get you back on track.
If this is your first time coming into therapy, welcome. I know it can be daunting, but please remember you’ve made a decision to help yourself and that is a massive step in itself. Living these days can be very difficult for some people on a daily basis without any other stress, pressure, demands, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelming coming into the mix. We all need a little help from time to time and I am here to help you not have to carry those heavy burdens alone. My main focus is on you; your aims, your truth, the real you, you feel you longer can be and how we can work together to get you back on track.
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Simon Uskuri
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
"The hardest step is making the call, the most rewarding step is knowing that you're in control again." Welcome, my name is Simon, I am a highly qualified friendly experienced Counsellor. I am a accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework. I have worked successfully with individuals from various backgrounds and ages around Essex for a number of years. What I can offer you is a safe space that is confidential and nonjudgmental where you can truly be listened to and within that space we together can explore and find the answers you are searching for.
"The hardest step is making the call, the most rewarding step is knowing that you're in control again." Welcome, my name is Simon, I am a highly qualified friendly experienced Counsellor. I am a accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework. I have worked successfully with individuals from various backgrounds and ages around Essex for a number of years. What I can offer you is a safe space that is confidential and nonjudgmental where you can truly be listened to and within that space we together can explore and find the answers you are searching for.
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Yvette White
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hockley SS5
Yvette White MBACP/NCPS Counsellor, Psychotherapist, EFT practitioner and Life Coach. Anxiety, Depression and Stress Management  specialist. Marriage /Couples counsellor. 5 Star Google reviews and 5000+ hours.  Are you struggling with Anxiety, Abuse, Bereavement, or relationship issues, then I can help! I also deal with Low self-esteem, Death Anxiety, Abuse, ADHD, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Pain management, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Rape crisis, Relationship issues, Self harm, Trauma and Low self esteem.  I also work as a solution focused Marriage/Couples Counsellor.
Yvette White MBACP/NCPS Counsellor, Psychotherapist, EFT practitioner and Life Coach. Anxiety, Depression and Stress Management  specialist. Marriage /Couples counsellor. 5 Star Google reviews and 5000+ hours.  Are you struggling with Anxiety, Abuse, Bereavement, or relationship issues, then I can help! I also deal with Low self-esteem, Death Anxiety, Abuse, ADHD, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Pain management, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Rape crisis, Relationship issues, Self harm, Trauma and Low self esteem.  I also work as a solution focused Marriage/Couples Counsellor.
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Benfleet Counselling And Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
At Benfleet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd, we deeply care about our potential clients' well-being, and we understand that seeking support can be a vulnerable and courageous step. Our uniqueness lies in the genuine empathy and compassion we bring to every therapeutic journey. We believe that everyone's struggles are unique, and we are dedicated to tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other emotional difficulty, our team of caring and experienced therapists is here to walk alongside you on your path to healing and growth
At Benfleet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd, we deeply care about our potential clients' well-being, and we understand that seeking support can be a vulnerable and courageous step. Our uniqueness lies in the genuine empathy and compassion we bring to every therapeutic journey. We believe that everyone's struggles are unique, and we are dedicated to tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other emotional difficulty, our team of caring and experienced therapists is here to walk alongside you on your path to healing and growth
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Marc Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
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Sally Willsher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
Over the years most of the client issues I have encountered encompass loss and control in some way, shape or form. Many clients feel out of control, and helpless or in complete despair, and would like to be able to clear a pathway for themselves to work out a more manageable way of living with less anxiety. Clients want to be listened to, and for some that is a rare luxury as friends and family often have their own agenda. Regular reviews to reflect where a client is, in relation to their therapy journey are part of the therapeutic process and help to build trust and structure.
Over the years most of the client issues I have encountered encompass loss and control in some way, shape or form. Many clients feel out of control, and helpless or in complete despair, and would like to be able to clear a pathway for themselves to work out a more manageable way of living with less anxiety. Clients want to be listened to, and for some that is a rare luxury as friends and family often have their own agenda. Regular reviews to reflect where a client is, in relation to their therapy journey are part of the therapeutic process and help to build trust and structure.
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Wisteria Talking Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hockley SS5
Do you feel unsettled? There's an anxiousness about you, feel depressed, possibly stressed, but can't explain why? Are you unable to recognize your strengths and only focus on the negatives? Do you feel like you are failing in many ways? Do you procrastinate, struggle with relationships, whilst feeling that your internal critic is ever present? Starting counselling can seem daunting but it's the first step on the way to self-discovery, and a happier more contented you. I run a down to earth humanistic practice meaning the relationship between us is key to a successful outcome, whilst utilising trusted theories in our work together
Do you feel unsettled? There's an anxiousness about you, feel depressed, possibly stressed, but can't explain why? Are you unable to recognize your strengths and only focus on the negatives? Do you feel like you are failing in many ways? Do you procrastinate, struggle with relationships, whilst feeling that your internal critic is ever present? Starting counselling can seem daunting but it's the first step on the way to self-discovery, and a happier more contented you. I run a down to earth humanistic practice meaning the relationship between us is key to a successful outcome, whilst utilising trusted theories in our work together
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Tanya Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
Are you looking for effective help to deal with trauma, panic and anxiety? Are you fed up with labels and diagnoses that do nothing to resolve the symptoms and pain that you're suffering with? CPTSD, PTSD, GAD and BPD are labels that define your symptoms, but that don't tackle the cause or do anything useful to relieve them. I specialise in helping people with anxiety and PSTD and have helped many people just like you, who have been struggling, sometimes for decades. I won't dredge up unnecessary past experiences - I only work with what is relevant. Also if you prefer, you won't have to speak in detail about your issue.
Are you looking for effective help to deal with trauma, panic and anxiety? Are you fed up with labels and diagnoses that do nothing to resolve the symptoms and pain that you're suffering with? CPTSD, PTSD, GAD and BPD are labels that define your symptoms, but that don't tackle the cause or do anything useful to relieve them. I specialise in helping people with anxiety and PSTD and have helped many people just like you, who have been struggling, sometimes for decades. I won't dredge up unnecessary past experiences - I only work with what is relevant. Also if you prefer, you won't have to speak in detail about your issue.
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Christine Nutt Msc
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
If you think you may need counselling or psychotherapy, you are not alone. At times we are all faced with confusing or painful situations, feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, stress or depression, painful losses, traumatic or unhappy memories, difficult decisions or the need for change. My way of working is relational, conveying warmth, empathy and compassion for my clients, so I will not analyse you, judge you or try to impose my values and beliefs on you but I will offer you my full attention and respect your individuality. In essence, my aim is to encourage you to trust, accept and value yourself, strengthening self-esteem.
If you think you may need counselling or psychotherapy, you are not alone. At times we are all faced with confusing or painful situations, feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, stress or depression, painful losses, traumatic or unhappy memories, difficult decisions or the need for change. My way of working is relational, conveying warmth, empathy and compassion for my clients, so I will not analyse you, judge you or try to impose my values and beliefs on you but I will offer you my full attention and respect your individuality. In essence, my aim is to encourage you to trust, accept and value yourself, strengthening self-esteem.
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Sian Elizabeth Hines
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
I can help you to reach the potential that you want and deserve to reach by helping you to understand your past, present and future. To help you to work through relationship problems, self esteem issues or letting go of the past. To enable you to see past blocks and obstacles so that you can control, minimise and eliminate any anxieties. To work with the negative emotions that you feel so that you can identify quickly what your emotions are telling you and then challenge them so that they do not control you. To magnify the positives and build on them for complete self confidence.
I can help you to reach the potential that you want and deserve to reach by helping you to understand your past, present and future. To help you to work through relationship problems, self esteem issues or letting go of the past. To enable you to see past blocks and obstacles so that you can control, minimise and eliminate any anxieties. To work with the negative emotions that you feel so that you can identify quickly what your emotions are telling you and then challenge them so that they do not control you. To magnify the positives and build on them for complete self confidence.
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Angela Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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Denise Pauline Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
After many years of my own struggles and trying to navigate the emotional turmoil of my chaotic life I made the decision to start therapy. This journey allowed me to unravel the complex emotions that kept me a prisoner in my own head for many years. Therapy set me free and allowed me to explore and understand the trauma of my childhood and the damaged inner child living inside of me as an adult. I was able to let go of my past and live a more fulfilling life. As I healed I decided to become a therapist and help people just like you. If you feel stuck and want to move forward please get in touch.
After many years of my own struggles and trying to navigate the emotional turmoil of my chaotic life I made the decision to start therapy. This journey allowed me to unravel the complex emotions that kept me a prisoner in my own head for many years. Therapy set me free and allowed me to explore and understand the trauma of my childhood and the damaged inner child living inside of me as an adult. I was able to let go of my past and live a more fulfilling life. As I healed I decided to become a therapist and help people just like you. If you feel stuck and want to move forward please get in touch.
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Hannah Campbell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hockley SS5
You're creative, and quirky and own it in your professional world - but your personal life.. everything seems to be so much harder! You just want to have the confidence to ask for what you want and need and get what you deserve in your relationships. You'd love to feel more like yourself, really happy.
You're creative, and quirky and own it in your professional world - but your personal life.. everything seems to be so much harder! You just want to have the confidence to ask for what you want and need and get what you deserve in your relationships. You'd love to feel more like yourself, really happy.
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Katy Acton Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hockley SS5
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with bereavement, anxiety or depression? Maybe you’re experiencing relationship issues or feeling trapped in a cycle of negative thought patterns and unhealthy ways of coping. Maybe your way of coping has now become the problem; i.e. addiction. If you are longing for change and need a safe accepting space to identify what that is and work towards it; I can provide this. Together, we can work to set goals, make changes, identify and break behavioural patterns, validate your feelings, process past trauma and reframe thoughts. Hopefully resulting in an improvement in your wellbeing, mental health and life overall.
Are you struggling with bereavement, anxiety or depression? Maybe you’re experiencing relationship issues or feeling trapped in a cycle of negative thought patterns and unhealthy ways of coping. Maybe your way of coping has now become the problem; i.e. addiction. If you are longing for change and need a safe accepting space to identify what that is and work towards it; I can provide this. Together, we can work to set goals, make changes, identify and break behavioural patterns, validate your feelings, process past trauma and reframe thoughts. Hopefully resulting in an improvement in your wellbeing, mental health and life overall.
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Number of Counsellors in Hockley

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Hockley who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
95% Depression
90% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
33% Bupa
33% Health Assured

How Counsellors in Hockley see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
21% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hockley?

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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.