Counselling in Knaresborough

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Daniel Easton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
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Stella Richardson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
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Mandy Dadswell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
As a child, adolescent & adult Psychotherapist I offer a range of services to help individuals at different stages of life. My practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate their unique challenges & achieve emotional well-being. For children, I provide a safe & nurturing environment to explore feelings & behaviours addressing issues such as behavioural problems, social skills, trauma. With adolescents, I focus on identity development, self-esteem, managing academic & social pressures to help build resilience & navigate life's complexities. For adults I offer support in a variety of ways to combat various life stressors.
As a child, adolescent & adult Psychotherapist I offer a range of services to help individuals at different stages of life. My practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate their unique challenges & achieve emotional well-being. For children, I provide a safe & nurturing environment to explore feelings & behaviours addressing issues such as behavioural problems, social skills, trauma. With adolescents, I focus on identity development, self-esteem, managing academic & social pressures to help build resilience & navigate life's complexities. For adults I offer support in a variety of ways to combat various life stressors.
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Josephine Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
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Rosy Taylor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
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Helen Vipan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Not accepting new clients
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
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Nicola Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
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Elaine Piper
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
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Sarah Williamson
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
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Mark Christopher Dove
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby I will be guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. It also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy.
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby I will be guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. It also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy.
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Alex Hannay
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
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Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
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Dr Kelly Young
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Are you currently feeling a bit stuck and are trying to work out why you're feeling this way? Do you feel at a crossroads and are not sure which is the right direction for you? Are you finding it difficult to move forward and enjoy your life? If you are struggling you may believe there is something "wrong" with you but the truth is there will be good reasons for your difficulties. I can offer you a space, just for you, to talk about your difficulties, understand how they started and then work together to find a way through it.
Are you currently feeling a bit stuck and are trying to work out why you're feeling this way? Do you feel at a crossroads and are not sure which is the right direction for you? Are you finding it difficult to move forward and enjoy your life? If you are struggling you may believe there is something "wrong" with you but the truth is there will be good reasons for your difficulties. I can offer you a space, just for you, to talk about your difficulties, understand how they started and then work together to find a way through it.
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Catherine Clay Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knaresborough HG5
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
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Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knaresborough HG5
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Sylvie Laura Simonds
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
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Hannah McGorman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knaresborough HG5
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
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Nicole Brook
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
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Hannah Woodruff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Knaresborough

20+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in Knaresborough who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
91% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Bereavement
82% Self Esteem
73% Divorce

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% WPA

How Counsellors in Knaresborough see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Knaresborough?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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