Counselling in Leicester

Photo of Shanice Dasour, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Shanice Dasour
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE2
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
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David Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leicester LE1
Having the support of a family member or friend can be invaluable but sometimes we may limit what we say to them for fear of being judged or worrying about over-burdening them. Having someone impartial to talk to without these barriers can therefore be extremely helpful. My take on counselling is pretty straightforward. It’s about providing a safe space for you to talk about anything you feel is troubling you or holding you back from moving forward. A space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings, try and make sense of what’s going on and find some tools and answers to make some positive steps.
Having the support of a family member or friend can be invaluable but sometimes we may limit what we say to them for fear of being judged or worrying about over-burdening them. Having someone impartial to talk to without these barriers can therefore be extremely helpful. My take on counselling is pretty straightforward. It’s about providing a safe space for you to talk about anything you feel is troubling you or holding you back from moving forward. A space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings, try and make sense of what’s going on and find some tools and answers to make some positive steps.
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Photo of Sunila John, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Sunila John
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello, I am Sunila a registered Psychotherapist. I hold a Master of Science in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy along with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. I am also a certified couples therapist. My clinical experience includes working with clients on various issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, body image, interpersonal issues, suicidal and self-harm tendencies, childhood trauma, etc. I commit to providing a non-judgemental and safe space for my clients to explore their experiences, inner processes of thoughts and emotions, and past memories.
Hello, I am Sunila a registered Psychotherapist. I hold a Master of Science in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy along with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. I am also a certified couples therapist. My clinical experience includes working with clients on various issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, body image, interpersonal issues, suicidal and self-harm tendencies, childhood trauma, etc. I commit to providing a non-judgemental and safe space for my clients to explore their experiences, inner processes of thoughts and emotions, and past memories.
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Photo of Asha Davies, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Asha Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE2
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or doubt steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming or uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your personal thought and emotional explorations. At your pace we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue and movement away from shame and criticism. I am committed to being respectful and sensitive towards the diversity of experience and beliefs. I will not judge you.
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or doubt steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming or uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your personal thought and emotional explorations. At your pace we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue and movement away from shame and criticism. I am committed to being respectful and sensitive towards the diversity of experience and beliefs. I will not judge you.
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Photo of Dr Anita K Sudan, Psychologist in Leicester, England
Dr Anita K Sudan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leicester LE7
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Neil Martin, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Neil Martin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE1
If you’re struggling and unsure where to turn, then I might be able to help you. Hello, I’m Neil and I’m a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in the heart of Leicester city. I’ve been a therapist for over 3 years and come with over 25 years of experience working in children and family social care. From this, I have gained significant insight into childhood and teenage trauma and its impact later on in life on how we see ourselves, how we see the world and how we behave in relationships with others.
If you’re struggling and unsure where to turn, then I might be able to help you. Hello, I’m Neil and I’m a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in the heart of Leicester city. I’ve been a therapist for over 3 years and come with over 25 years of experience working in children and family social care. From this, I have gained significant insight into childhood and teenage trauma and its impact later on in life on how we see ourselves, how we see the world and how we behave in relationships with others.
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Frankie Gates
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
At For the Love of you, Counselling I offer both face to face & online counselling. I provide a space where you can talk and feel heard in a safe, private and confidential setting. You no longer need to face your problems alone; I am here to support you in exploring, expressing and processing your emotions.
At For the Love of you, Counselling I offer both face to face & online counselling. I provide a space where you can talk and feel heard in a safe, private and confidential setting. You no longer need to face your problems alone; I am here to support you in exploring, expressing and processing your emotions.
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Photo of Zac Fine, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Zac Fine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE9
As a man you may be experiencing confusion, stress or despair around your role and how to meet new expectations of emotional openness. Perhaps it feels like no one understands you and how hard you try to be a good person. Maybe you want to be less stressed and angry, enjoy some inner peace, and rekindle your spark for life again which was sucked out of you a long time ago. Perhaps you feel fear, shame or isolation, and just want to be confident and self-assured again. Or you may be a woman seeking to understand the behaviour of important men in your life.
As a man you may be experiencing confusion, stress or despair around your role and how to meet new expectations of emotional openness. Perhaps it feels like no one understands you and how hard you try to be a good person. Maybe you want to be less stressed and angry, enjoy some inner peace, and rekindle your spark for life again which was sucked out of you a long time ago. Perhaps you feel fear, shame or isolation, and just want to be confident and self-assured again. Or you may be a woman seeking to understand the behaviour of important men in your life.
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Photo of Linda Lawler, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Linda Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Leicester LE3
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs in a particular session. You may have been thinking about approaching a counsellor or psychotherapist for some time. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs in a particular session. You may have been thinking about approaching a counsellor or psychotherapist for some time. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
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Photo of Chris Parker, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Chris Parker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company , 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company , 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
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Photo of Sarah Nicholson, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Sarah Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE2
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
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Photo of Breathing Space, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Breathing Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE8
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
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Photo of Craig Brand, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Craig Brand
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi, I'm Craig, a psychotherapist. I provide warm, down-to-earth therapy and have worked with people from all walks of life, in both private practice and charity settings. You may have a specific issue affecting your life, or a vague sense of not feeling right, but want to understand yourself more deeply. As a therapist, my role is not to give advice, but to support you at your pace, in the way that’s best for you. We can talk about anything, I won’t judge you, but I can bring knowledge and experience to help you find your best way through your struggles. Because life is short & struggling emotionally can get in the way of so much.
Hi, I'm Craig, a psychotherapist. I provide warm, down-to-earth therapy and have worked with people from all walks of life, in both private practice and charity settings. You may have a specific issue affecting your life, or a vague sense of not feeling right, but want to understand yourself more deeply. As a therapist, my role is not to give advice, but to support you at your pace, in the way that’s best for you. We can talk about anything, I won’t judge you, but I can bring knowledge and experience to help you find your best way through your struggles. Because life is short & struggling emotionally can get in the way of so much.
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Photo of Garry Rollins, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Garry Rollins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
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Photo of Dr Jodie Goddard, Psychologist in Leicester, England
Dr Jodie Goddard
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
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Photo of Ellie Byrne, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Ellie Byrne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE2  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist with vast experience in helping the people I work with to adjust to major life changes. Also supporting people to manage substance misuse. I have the knowledge to provide the tools needed to overcome or reduce substance use-using exploration, psychosocial and cognitive behavioural techniques. I also have experience and knowledge in supporting people with health anxiety and generalised anxiety, low mood and depression, trauma, acceptance, self-esteem and confidence building.
I am a psychotherapist with vast experience in helping the people I work with to adjust to major life changes. Also supporting people to manage substance misuse. I have the knowledge to provide the tools needed to overcome or reduce substance use-using exploration, psychosocial and cognitive behavioural techniques. I also have experience and knowledge in supporting people with health anxiety and generalised anxiety, low mood and depression, trauma, acceptance, self-esteem and confidence building.
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Photo of Shikila Sabrina Shields, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Shikila Sabrina Shields
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Leicester LE3
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
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Photo of Tom Robson, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Tom Robson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE1
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
It takes great courage to consider therapy and I have deep admiration for you doing so. My personal experience of therapy has shown me how important it is to find the right counsellor, and I hope after reading more about my approach and what I can support you with, helps you decide if I’m the therapist you would like alongside you. You may be considering therapy to explore issues, thoughts and feelings that are currently causing concern and distress. Not limited to, but issues such as bereavement, relationships, employment, anger, addiction, family conflict, self esteem, etc.
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Photo of Richard Murray, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Richard Murray
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leicester LE4
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
0116 497 6823 View 0116 497 6823
Photo of Sandra Findlay Cluer, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leicester LE2
Waitlist for new clients
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leicester

200+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Leicester who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Leicester see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leicester?

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.