Counselling in Ipswich

Photo of Katie May, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Katie May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP7
Hello, I'm Katie, a fully qualified psychotherapist registered with BACP. My true passion is supporting individuals facing emotional or mental distress. While my core approach is person-centred, I draw therapeutic inspiration from a variety of modalities. I firmly believe in the innate capacity of each person to realise their full potential, and as a therapist, my role is to provide you with a safe, private, and non-judgmental space in which you can delve into your emotions, gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and build the resilience and autonomy needed to navigate life's challenges.
Hello, I'm Katie, a fully qualified psychotherapist registered with BACP. My true passion is supporting individuals facing emotional or mental distress. While my core approach is person-centred, I draw therapeutic inspiration from a variety of modalities. I firmly believe in the innate capacity of each person to realise their full potential, and as a therapist, my role is to provide you with a safe, private, and non-judgmental space in which you can delve into your emotions, gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and build the resilience and autonomy needed to navigate life's challenges.
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The Stephenson Centre
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP4
The Stephenson Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre in Ipswich town near the waterfront. We have a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists offering individuals, couples and children counselling and therapy for a range of emotional problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, EMDR. We also offer low cost counselling and CBT.
The Stephenson Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre in Ipswich town near the waterfront. We have a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists offering individuals, couples and children counselling and therapy for a range of emotional problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, EMDR. We also offer low cost counselling and CBT.
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Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP3
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Hannah Temple
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ipswich IP4
Feeling hopeless, lost or stuck repeating the same unhappy patterns? I work as a Counsellor with people like you who are struggling and ready for change by helping them get to know themselves at a whole new depth. Together, we strive to work through any foggy and confusing emotions you’re feeling to work out what’s really going on for you, whether that’s at home, in your relationships or at work. We’ll then use that knowledge to work out what you really want out of therapy, so we keep our sessions moving in a direction that’s useful to you.
Feeling hopeless, lost or stuck repeating the same unhappy patterns? I work as a Counsellor with people like you who are struggling and ready for change by helping them get to know themselves at a whole new depth. Together, we strive to work through any foggy and confusing emotions you’re feeling to work out what’s really going on for you, whether that’s at home, in your relationships or at work. We’ll then use that knowledge to work out what you really want out of therapy, so we keep our sessions moving in a direction that’s useful to you.
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Photo of Hannah Elizabeth Morters, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Hannah Elizabeth Morters
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP9
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
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Mary-Jane Budd
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Ipswich IP9  (Online Only)
Are you going through a life change? Do you lack confidence? Feel a lack of self-worth? Experiencing increased anxiety? Do you just not know who you are anymore? Want to increase your mood & energy? Using a coaching approach and positive psychology theory, I support you to re-connect with your values and show how you can turn your situation into an opportunity. I help you generate new behaviours to lead a more flourishing life - bring JOY into you day again.
Are you going through a life change? Do you lack confidence? Feel a lack of self-worth? Experiencing increased anxiety? Do you just not know who you are anymore? Want to increase your mood & energy? Using a coaching approach and positive psychology theory, I support you to re-connect with your values and show how you can turn your situation into an opportunity. I help you generate new behaviours to lead a more flourishing life - bring JOY into you day again.
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Michael Patrick Buckley
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Ipswich IP8
With over 20 years experience working as a therapist and my own life challenges, I am still continually stretching myself and increasing my knowledge and skills, for the benefit of my clients. My passion and purpose in life is to challenge my own mind and passing that knowledge and experience on, helping you to do the same and ultimately feeling able to handle anything that happens in life, even through difficult times. Issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, fears, etc. are quite common in these times and together we may be able to help you with strategies and clear understanding at a deeper level, enabling you to progress.
With over 20 years experience working as a therapist and my own life challenges, I am still continually stretching myself and increasing my knowledge and skills, for the benefit of my clients. My passion and purpose in life is to challenge my own mind and passing that knowledge and experience on, helping you to do the same and ultimately feeling able to handle anything that happens in life, even through difficult times. Issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, fears, etc. are quite common in these times and together we may be able to help you with strategies and clear understanding at a deeper level, enabling you to progress.
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Photo of Jo Ashton, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Jo Ashton
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
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Photo of Penny Jane Bloss, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Penny Jane Bloss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP3
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
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Photo of Georgina Cann, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Georgina Cann
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
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Photo of Nicola Harbridge, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Nicola Harbridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP6
I support people to make positive changes so they can heal, thrive and live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Its time to become the person you have always wanted to be! Discovering what is important for you as an individual and learning to identify and use your inner resources to cope in times of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression and emotional upheaval such as divorce, redundancy or retirement are just a few of the benefits of counselling. Often just talking through a traumatic experience or difficult feelings with another person can be incredibly therapeutic and will empower you to reach your potential.
I support people to make positive changes so they can heal, thrive and live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Its time to become the person you have always wanted to be! Discovering what is important for you as an individual and learning to identify and use your inner resources to cope in times of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression and emotional upheaval such as divorce, redundancy or retirement are just a few of the benefits of counselling. Often just talking through a traumatic experience or difficult feelings with another person can be incredibly therapeutic and will empower you to reach your potential.
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Photo of Roxanne Smith, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Roxanne Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
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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Photo of Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP2
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
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Photo of Charlotte Jarvis, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Charlotte Jarvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP7
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Ann Hackett, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Ann Hackett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP1
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
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Honest Conversations
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP3
Whatever is troubling you, whatever it is that you are going through you do not have to go through it alone. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to feel heard and understood. Together we will create a space where you can tell your story free from any judgement, I know it can feel daunting when talking about what you have been going through. however' my aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe enough to talk about your concerns . I offer short and long term counselling to support you to find clarity and to become the best version of yourself.
Whatever is troubling you, whatever it is that you are going through you do not have to go through it alone. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to feel heard and understood. Together we will create a space where you can tell your story free from any judgement, I know it can feel daunting when talking about what you have been going through. however' my aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe enough to talk about your concerns . I offer short and long term counselling to support you to find clarity and to become the best version of yourself.
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Photo of Amanda Coleman Hollingworth, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Amanda Coleman Hollingworth
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP7
I have 40 years of experience working with a diverse client base. I trained initially with the Samaritans of Singapore before returning to the Uk to train with Relate as a couple counsellor, subsequently training as a psychosexual therapist. I have worked for the NHS in large GP practice, and in private practice. For reference my professional background my website is amandahollingworthcounselling.co.uk where more information is available.
I have 40 years of experience working with a diverse client base. I trained initially with the Samaritans of Singapore before returning to the Uk to train with Relate as a couple counsellor, subsequently training as a psychosexual therapist. I have worked for the NHS in large GP practice, and in private practice. For reference my professional background my website is amandahollingworthcounselling.co.uk where more information is available.
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Photo of Angela Brooke, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Angela Brooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP9
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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Photo of Helen Skene, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Helen Skene
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP5
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ipswich

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Ipswich who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Depression
82% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD
58% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aviva
73% AXA PPP
59% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ipswich see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ipswich?

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.