Counselling in Leamington Spa

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Liz Silverston
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV31
So I have a young person aged 15. There is evidence of self harm and 2 overdoses -neither life threatening but a call for ' I need help and to be listened to'. I need to look at where these issues are coming from, is there intent to commit suicide, give that young person tools and strategies for doing something differently when there is a possibility for further self harm. They want an alternative so we look at triggers, noticing what is happening inside their body, what their negative automatic thoughts are, We set SMART goals, from something very small -they need to be able to achieve the goals, and then increase these slowly.
So I have a young person aged 15. There is evidence of self harm and 2 overdoses -neither life threatening but a call for ' I need help and to be listened to'. I need to look at where these issues are coming from, is there intent to commit suicide, give that young person tools and strategies for doing something differently when there is a possibility for further self harm. They want an alternative so we look at triggers, noticing what is happening inside their body, what their negative automatic thoughts are, We set SMART goals, from something very small -they need to be able to achieve the goals, and then increase these slowly.
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InCourage Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified, insured and DBS checked Person-Centred Psychotherapist with experience working with teens and adults both within the education system and also in a Respect-accredited private agency setting. I work with a range of issues including anxiety; depression; relationship issues; lack of self-confidence; self-harm; school refusal; stress; loss and bereavement; and surviving abusive relationships.
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified, insured and DBS checked Person-Centred Psychotherapist with experience working with teens and adults both within the education system and also in a Respect-accredited private agency setting. I work with a range of issues including anxiety; depression; relationship issues; lack of self-confidence; self-harm; school refusal; stress; loss and bereavement; and surviving abusive relationships.
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Clair Ray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
I imagine you are considering how therapy may be supportive to you at this time. You could be experiencing specific difficulties, feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Maybe you are simply seeking more helpful and satisfying ways to live and improve professional or intimate relationship's. I welcome your unique concerns and offer a warm approach backed with clinical experience. I aim to offer a safe place where you feel respected and supported as we give attention to the challenges that may be at times difficult, uncomfortable or frustrating. Together we can work towards improved hope and outcomes that may be much needed or desired.
I imagine you are considering how therapy may be supportive to you at this time. You could be experiencing specific difficulties, feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Maybe you are simply seeking more helpful and satisfying ways to live and improve professional or intimate relationship's. I welcome your unique concerns and offer a warm approach backed with clinical experience. I aim to offer a safe place where you feel respected and supported as we give attention to the challenges that may be at times difficult, uncomfortable or frustrating. Together we can work towards improved hope and outcomes that may be much needed or desired.
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Lenka Horakova
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32  (Online Only)
Life can be very challenging and difficult at times and it could leave us feeling powerless or without a control. At those times I believe that being fully heard in an accepting environment can be very healing. In our counselling sessions I will aim to develop a trusting, confidential and save space where you can say the “unsayable” and to open the “unopenable” which can support you in finding clarity and inner peace. From my experience as a counsellor and from the experience of my clients, I appreciate that this explorative journey may feel challenging or emotional at times. I will endeavour to ‘walk on this journey alongside you’.
Life can be very challenging and difficult at times and it could leave us feeling powerless or without a control. At those times I believe that being fully heard in an accepting environment can be very healing. In our counselling sessions I will aim to develop a trusting, confidential and save space where you can say the “unsayable” and to open the “unopenable” which can support you in finding clarity and inner peace. From my experience as a counsellor and from the experience of my clients, I appreciate that this explorative journey may feel challenging or emotional at times. I will endeavour to ‘walk on this journey alongside you’.
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Louise Baya
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV31
I'm a Person-centered counsellor working in private practice based in Leamington Spa. I'm an experienced and fully qualified counsellor who is a registered BACP member. I found my own personal experience of therapy to be life changing, which led me to want help others. Prior to my counselling career, I have worked for many years with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. I supported and assisted individuals to improve their mental, physical well-being and to live independently.
I'm a Person-centered counsellor working in private practice based in Leamington Spa. I'm an experienced and fully qualified counsellor who is a registered BACP member. I found my own personal experience of therapy to be life changing, which led me to want help others. Prior to my counselling career, I have worked for many years with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. I supported and assisted individuals to improve their mental, physical well-being and to live independently.
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Maria Galani Counselling Services Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
My name is Maria and I am a registered MBACP psychotherapist. I am member of the Counselling Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society, and working towards the completion of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. As an existential-integrative psychotherapist, I believe in the ability of individuals to heal and better their lives, transforming difficulties, trauma, and anxiety into personal insight.
My name is Maria and I am a registered MBACP psychotherapist. I am member of the Counselling Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society, and working towards the completion of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. As an existential-integrative psychotherapist, I believe in the ability of individuals to heal and better their lives, transforming difficulties, trauma, and anxiety into personal insight.
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Gavin Farrell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am Dr Gavin Farrell, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in the NHS and private practice. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, stress and trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in helping people who find their health conditions may be exacerbated by stress and trauma including amongst others functional neurological disorders.
Welcome, I am Dr Gavin Farrell, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in the NHS and private practice. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, stress and trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in helping people who find their health conditions may be exacerbated by stress and trauma including amongst others functional neurological disorders.
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Ben Phillips
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
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Deborah Joanne Teckoe
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
I'm passionate about midwifing human potential and inspiring people to tap into their deepest wisdom of who they came here to be. I work with people navigating significant changes, personal and relational conflicts feelings of purposelessness/lack of meaning. These can show in symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, existential crisis and burnout. Supporting you to unravel the messages to find a new attitude and behaviour that inspire insight and a doorway to healing. Bringing awareness & knowing yourselves better and breaking repetitive patterns of self-sabotage. Feeling trapped, lost in a situation, career, relationship that you
I'm passionate about midwifing human potential and inspiring people to tap into their deepest wisdom of who they came here to be. I work with people navigating significant changes, personal and relational conflicts feelings of purposelessness/lack of meaning. These can show in symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, existential crisis and burnout. Supporting you to unravel the messages to find a new attitude and behaviour that inspire insight and a doorway to healing. Bringing awareness & knowing yourselves better and breaking repetitive patterns of self-sabotage. Feeling trapped, lost in a situation, career, relationship that you
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Ella Coopey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
There are many reasons in which people may wish to come to counselling. Sometimes people feel lost or stuck in life and want to explore this in a confidential setting. Others may feel no longer like themselves and are struggling with difficult feelings. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, or another challenge you are currently facing, I am here to help. I recognise sometimes in life it can feel difficult to know where to turn when we need someone to listen without judgement. There are times when we feel anxious, low in mood or stressed and want to get to the root cause of this.
There are many reasons in which people may wish to come to counselling. Sometimes people feel lost or stuck in life and want to explore this in a confidential setting. Others may feel no longer like themselves and are struggling with difficult feelings. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, or another challenge you are currently facing, I am here to help. I recognise sometimes in life it can feel difficult to know where to turn when we need someone to listen without judgement. There are times when we feel anxious, low in mood or stressed and want to get to the root cause of this.
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Chartwell Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV31
Hello I am Samantha. I am a Couples Therapist specialising in Psychosexual Issues, and also LGBTQIA+. I see Individuals (age 11+) or Couples: either Face-to-Face, Online, or by Telephone. I also deal with Trauma, and I am agency trained in both sexual abuse and bereavement.
Hello I am Samantha. I am a Couples Therapist specialising in Psychosexual Issues, and also LGBTQIA+. I see Individuals (age 11+) or Couples: either Face-to-Face, Online, or by Telephone. I also deal with Trauma, and I am agency trained in both sexual abuse and bereavement.
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Mary Paterson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
Are you at that stage of knowing that something’s wrong, you’re unhappy, maybe knowing what the problem is, but not how to fix it? Maybe you know that you need someone to listen, understand, ‘get’ you, but you also want things to change. You might be suffering from anxiety, unwanted anger or low mood/depression, have social anxiety, low confidence or low self-esteem. You may be having a difficulty with a relationship or a situation. You may have issues caused by childhood trauma or more recent traumatic events, panic attacks, fear of driving/ flying or phobias. Or perhaps there’s nothing obvious; you just want more from your life.
Are you at that stage of knowing that something’s wrong, you’re unhappy, maybe knowing what the problem is, but not how to fix it? Maybe you know that you need someone to listen, understand, ‘get’ you, but you also want things to change. You might be suffering from anxiety, unwanted anger or low mood/depression, have social anxiety, low confidence or low self-esteem. You may be having a difficulty with a relationship or a situation. You may have issues caused by childhood trauma or more recent traumatic events, panic attacks, fear of driving/ flying or phobias. Or perhaps there’s nothing obvious; you just want more from your life.
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Cydney Shaffer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leamington Spa CV32
Hello, I'm Cydney (she/her). Seeking change can be scary. However, we can explore what you bring in a non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Looking at both feelings of the present moment and their connections to your past, fostering a deeper understanding of your experiences. I will approach our work with empathy & profound understanding. I am highly committed to being GSRD (gender, sex, and relationship diversity), TGNB, LGBTQI+ & Neuro affirming, including individuals in non-monogamous relationships.
Hello, I'm Cydney (she/her). Seeking change can be scary. However, we can explore what you bring in a non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Looking at both feelings of the present moment and their connections to your past, fostering a deeper understanding of your experiences. I will approach our work with empathy & profound understanding. I am highly committed to being GSRD (gender, sex, and relationship diversity), TGNB, LGBTQI+ & Neuro affirming, including individuals in non-monogamous relationships.
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Neil Philbin -Specialist Addiction Counsellor FDAP
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
I’m a qualified Addiction Counsellor with vast experience working with substance misuse and behavioural addictions in various different settings. I pride myself in providing a safe space in which to form a supportive relationship to help clients achieve their goals. I have up to date knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment and practice a variety of evidence based interventions with awareness that everyone has different needs. I hold an honors degree in Addiction Counselling and a masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have a clinic in Leamington Spa, and also offer online therapy. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
I’m a qualified Addiction Counsellor with vast experience working with substance misuse and behavioural addictions in various different settings. I pride myself in providing a safe space in which to form a supportive relationship to help clients achieve their goals. I have up to date knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment and practice a variety of evidence based interventions with awareness that everyone has different needs. I hold an honors degree in Addiction Counselling and a masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have a clinic in Leamington Spa, and also offer online therapy. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
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Dr Greg Smith
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
Waitlist for new clients
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working within healthcare, I work with people across the life span and with a range of difficulties. I am passionate about supporting people to navigate their world and challenges within this, including potential implications on their wellbeing. I believe it is important to support people to better connect to their emotional experiences, discovering together what works best for this.
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working within healthcare, I work with people across the life span and with a range of difficulties. I am passionate about supporting people to navigate their world and challenges within this, including potential implications on their wellbeing. I believe it is important to support people to better connect to their emotional experiences, discovering together what works best for this.
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Maria Reece
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
I have 25 years experience helping individuals and couples who are feeling stressed, unbalanced, confused, angry, stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. I can quickly help you to get more balanced, clear, effective, energised, confident, and happy in your life and relationships. I can also help you deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, and isolation. I can help couples who are stuck in negative patterns, such as repetitive rows that seem impossible to fix, or who are worried about issues of infidelity or lack of sexual intimacy.
I have 25 years experience helping individuals and couples who are feeling stressed, unbalanced, confused, angry, stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. I can quickly help you to get more balanced, clear, effective, energised, confident, and happy in your life and relationships. I can also help you deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, and isolation. I can help couples who are stuck in negative patterns, such as repetitive rows that seem impossible to fix, or who are worried about issues of infidelity or lack of sexual intimacy.
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Dr Sarah Ford
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leamington Spa CV31
Hello, I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is HCPC registered and EMDR trained. I am committed to alleviating psychological distress. I do this by applying the knowledge and skills I have developed over the last 25 years through lengthy training and experience in both clinical and health psychology. I believe most people experience distress at some time in their lives and can benefit from psychological help. I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment and tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients.
Hello, I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is HCPC registered and EMDR trained. I am committed to alleviating psychological distress. I do this by applying the knowledge and skills I have developed over the last 25 years through lengthy training and experience in both clinical and health psychology. I believe most people experience distress at some time in their lives and can benefit from psychological help. I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment and tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients.
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Katie Brazier
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
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Alaa Safi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV31  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes with so much going on and so much to cope with. Counselling helps you explore what is going on for you and allows for more space in your life to learn about yourself and your patterns which can be a painful yet rewarding process. I will be your companion in this journey to help explore this journey with you offering you empathic understanding and allowing both of us to be curious without any judgment or quick fixes.
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes with so much going on and so much to cope with. Counselling helps you explore what is going on for you and allows for more space in your life to learn about yourself and your patterns which can be a painful yet rewarding process. I will be your companion in this journey to help explore this journey with you offering you empathic understanding and allowing both of us to be curious without any judgment or quick fixes.
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Sarah Broadley - Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV33
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about offering therapeutic support to anyone who finds themselves feeling stuck, confused, conflicted, whereby extra support feels helpful. We all deserve the opportunity for additional support - even more so in the tricky times we find ourselves in. I will provide you with a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate space to explore difficulties and the options that might be available to you, alongside helping you gain a better understanding of yourself.
I am passionate about offering therapeutic support to anyone who finds themselves feeling stuck, confused, conflicted, whereby extra support feels helpful. We all deserve the opportunity for additional support - even more so in the tricky times we find ourselves in. I will provide you with a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate space to explore difficulties and the options that might be available to you, alongside helping you gain a better understanding of yourself.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leamington Spa

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Leamington Spa who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
86% Depression
79% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
53% Bupa

How Counsellors in Leamington Spa see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leamington Spa?

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.