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Photo of Matthew Meegan, Psychotherapist in London, England
Matthew Meegan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE18
Matthew is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). He is also Intensively Trained and experienced in providing Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and, an Ordinary Member of the Society for DBT (MSfDBT). Matthew is currently training in Schema Therapy and seeking online clients to work with. He is able to offer a reduced fee to clients who may benefit from Schema Therapy (this includes clients with long standing challenges, that have a developmental history/causes, and that may have not been greatly helped by other ways of working)
Matthew is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). He is also Intensively Trained and experienced in providing Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and, an Ordinary Member of the Society for DBT (MSfDBT). Matthew is currently training in Schema Therapy and seeking online clients to work with. He is able to offer a reduced fee to clients who may benefit from Schema Therapy (this includes clients with long standing challenges, that have a developmental history/causes, and that may have not been greatly helped by other ways of working)
020 3917 4186 View 020 3917 4186
Photo of Zac Campbell, Psychotherapist in London, England
Zac Campbell
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE22
I am a firm believer in the transformational potential of the psychotherapeutic relationship and the resilience of the human spirit. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it’s an act of courage and self-care. I commend you for considering it and I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey towards self-discovery. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Whether you are struggling with Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal development I am here to support you.
I am a firm believer in the transformational potential of the psychotherapeutic relationship and the resilience of the human spirit. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it’s an act of courage and self-care. I commend you for considering it and I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey towards self-discovery. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Whether you are struggling with Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal development I am here to support you.
020 3962 1794 View 020 3962 1794
Photo of Erika Mancini, Psychotherapist in London, England
Erika Mancini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W5
Life can take unpredictable turns, leaving us in pain and disbelief. At times we get over it. At other times we dwell in there for a long time as if there was no way out. It may feel lonely and unexplainable and yet time passes by. My name is Erika Mancini. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. I specialise in trauma, childhood trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationships. I believe we are all shaped by the relationships we experienced while growing up and that this can sometimes result in adaptations or coping mechanisms that may prevent us from becoming who we really are.
Life can take unpredictable turns, leaving us in pain and disbelief. At times we get over it. At other times we dwell in there for a long time as if there was no way out. It may feel lonely and unexplainable and yet time passes by. My name is Erika Mancini. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. I specialise in trauma, childhood trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationships. I believe we are all shaped by the relationships we experienced while growing up and that this can sometimes result in adaptations or coping mechanisms that may prevent us from becoming who we really are.
01748 901813 View 01748 901813
Photo of Alan Stoddart, Psychotherapist in London, England
Alan Stoddart
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW5
I am a psychotherapist working in Camden near Kentish Town. Having a good and trusting relationship with your therapist is important in therapy. With this in mind, we can meet for an initial online consultation to discuss your needs and goals in terms, and explore how it feels for us to work together.
I am a psychotherapist working in Camden near Kentish Town. Having a good and trusting relationship with your therapist is important in therapy. With this in mind, we can meet for an initial online consultation to discuss your needs and goals in terms, and explore how it feels for us to work together.
07904 019645 View 07904 019645
Photo of Maya Soto Jones, Psychotherapist in London, England
Maya Soto Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London E8
How often do you have a space that is just for you? If you are here, you have already made the first step of recognizing you need this space and time. Together we can go on a journey where you can discover what has been holding you back, work through painful memories and understand yourself better. This journey will allow you to let go of what isn’t working and grow your confidence, compassion and self-acceptance. I am passionate about offering a space where we can explore freely. You are the expert of your own life, and I am here to be by your side and guide you every step of the way.
How often do you have a space that is just for you? If you are here, you have already made the first step of recognizing you need this space and time. Together we can go on a journey where you can discover what has been holding you back, work through painful memories and understand yourself better. This journey will allow you to let go of what isn’t working and grow your confidence, compassion and self-acceptance. I am passionate about offering a space where we can explore freely. You are the expert of your own life, and I am here to be by your side and guide you every step of the way.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Conway, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Rebecca Conway
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E8  (Online Only)
It's normal to need support with our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes we need help to feel more at ease in a specific area of our lives, or perhaps to explore why we feel the way we do. Whatever your hopes are for therapy, I strive to create a safe and supportive space tailored for you. I am a Clinical Psychologist, which means I am trained to support people with different hopes, needs, and difficulties, by using a wide range of therapies. I work by first understanding more about you and what has brought you to therapy, before agreeing on a therapeutic approach which will best suit your individual needs.
It's normal to need support with our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes we need help to feel more at ease in a specific area of our lives, or perhaps to explore why we feel the way we do. Whatever your hopes are for therapy, I strive to create a safe and supportive space tailored for you. I am a Clinical Psychologist, which means I am trained to support people with different hopes, needs, and difficulties, by using a wide range of therapies. I work by first understanding more about you and what has brought you to therapy, before agreeing on a therapeutic approach which will best suit your individual needs.
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Photo of Sanaz Mehdipour, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sanaz Mehdipour
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W4
I am an existential psychotherapist working with individuals and couples who are looking to take meaningful steps towards living in more fulfilling ways. In seeking therapy, we are committing to invest in ourselves and the important relationships around us. This is a daunting task that requires courage, honesty and compassion from both the client and the therapist. Our most compelling emotional learnings occur through relationships, not on our own, therefore the therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship are fundamental to deeper emotional understanding and insight.
I am an existential psychotherapist working with individuals and couples who are looking to take meaningful steps towards living in more fulfilling ways. In seeking therapy, we are committing to invest in ourselves and the important relationships around us. This is a daunting task that requires courage, honesty and compassion from both the client and the therapist. Our most compelling emotional learnings occur through relationships, not on our own, therefore the therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship are fundamental to deeper emotional understanding and insight.
020 3962 1776 View 020 3962 1776
Photo of Lisa Hitchen, Counsellor in London, England
Lisa Hitchen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SE9
I am an experienced and accredited counsellor working with people of all backgrounds. I offer a safe listening space for clients to speak freely about whatever is troubling them. I work in an integrative way bringing in different approaches based on the individual needs of each person. This includes creative techniques, person centred and CBT approaches. I offer short and long term sessions in Lewisham plus telephone and online counselling to individuals and couples. Recently I qualified as an EMDR therapist and offer this to clients with disturbing memories or trauma that want to let go of the past (see my website for details).
I am an experienced and accredited counsellor working with people of all backgrounds. I offer a safe listening space for clients to speak freely about whatever is troubling them. I work in an integrative way bringing in different approaches based on the individual needs of each person. This includes creative techniques, person centred and CBT approaches. I offer short and long term sessions in Lewisham plus telephone and online counselling to individuals and couples. Recently I qualified as an EMDR therapist and offer this to clients with disturbing memories or trauma that want to let go of the past (see my website for details).
020 8106 2070 View 020 8106 2070
Photo of Rhiana Sheth, Psychotherapist in London, England
Rhiana Sheth
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE3  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Rhiana and I am a qualified and accredited CBT therapist. Are you struggling with mental health, insomnia, or just want to increase your performance in all areas? If you are looking make positive changes in your life then look no further. I offer remote therapy so that we can start working together whenever and wherever suits you best.
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Rhiana and I am a qualified and accredited CBT therapist. Are you struggling with mental health, insomnia, or just want to increase your performance in all areas? If you are looking make positive changes in your life then look no further. I offer remote therapy so that we can start working together whenever and wherever suits you best.
020 3870 3597 View 020 3870 3597
Photo of Klaudia Franziska Wittmann, Psychotherapist in London, England
Klaudia Franziska Wittmann
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London SE1
I provide a non-judgemental space to speak freely about one’s thoughts, conflicts, experiences. My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic which takes into consideration the unconscious motivations behind and within our life decisions, relationships, thinking patterns and emotional experiences. It works with the challenge of considering that which isn’t known to us, but which often plays a crucial role within the contradictions, ambivalences or repetitions we find ourselves in.
I provide a non-judgemental space to speak freely about one’s thoughts, conflicts, experiences. My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic which takes into consideration the unconscious motivations behind and within our life decisions, relationships, thinking patterns and emotional experiences. It works with the challenge of considering that which isn’t known to us, but which often plays a crucial role within the contradictions, ambivalences or repetitions we find ourselves in.
020 3873 1586 View 020 3873 1586
Photo of Annemarija Purina, Psychotherapist in London, England
Annemarija Purina
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London N19
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and every day can feel like a challenge. One can feel “stuck” in relationships, a career or with life in general. There can be moments where both personal and professional development feels obstructed and the joy of life is missing. Then one might need help to find a way through these difficulties. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore the difficulties in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive space. In this exploration one can not only gain support and understanding, but also start noticing things about one's self that may never have been noticed.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and every day can feel like a challenge. One can feel “stuck” in relationships, a career or with life in general. There can be moments where both personal and professional development feels obstructed and the joy of life is missing. Then one might need help to find a way through these difficulties. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore the difficulties in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive space. In this exploration one can not only gain support and understanding, but also start noticing things about one's self that may never have been noticed.
020 8051 7922 View 020 8051 7922
Photo of Philippa Devas, Psychotherapist in London, England
Philippa Devas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW3
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
020 8138 8415 View 020 8138 8415
Photo of Vilyana Tsekova, Psychotherapist in London, England
Vilyana Tsekova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
How I Can Help: In my therapeutic practice, I specialise in offering support to assist my clients in developing their psychological resilience. I understand that life can present us with overwhelming and distressing moments, and my approach is rooted in helping you navigate these challenges. Whether you are experiencing burnout, struggling with anxiety, depression, dealing with difficult emotions and stress, or confronting significant life hurdles, I firmly believe in your ability to overcome obstacles and thrive.
How I Can Help: In my therapeutic practice, I specialise in offering support to assist my clients in developing their psychological resilience. I understand that life can present us with overwhelming and distressing moments, and my approach is rooted in helping you navigate these challenges. Whether you are experiencing burnout, struggling with anxiety, depression, dealing with difficult emotions and stress, or confronting significant life hurdles, I firmly believe in your ability to overcome obstacles and thrive.
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Photo of Sandra Drum, Counsellor in London, England
Sandra Drum
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW19
I offer individual psychotherapy and couples counselling. Couples counselling involves an assessment of one hour, then eight sessions every two-three weeks that are one and half hours. This short term model is popular and successful. If this interests you, do contact me. Are you feeling a bit stuck, or are you feeling that your life is not quite on the right track? Are you feeling stress in your life? Are there things from your past that you would like to understand, or maybe things in your present that you want to change? I realise that choosing a counsellor is very personal and you need to consider many things.
I offer individual psychotherapy and couples counselling. Couples counselling involves an assessment of one hour, then eight sessions every two-three weeks that are one and half hours. This short term model is popular and successful. If this interests you, do contact me. Are you feeling a bit stuck, or are you feeling that your life is not quite on the right track? Are you feeling stress in your life? Are there things from your past that you would like to understand, or maybe things in your present that you want to change? I realise that choosing a counsellor is very personal and you need to consider many things.
01748 901799 View 01748 901799
Photo of Dr Laura Thompson, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Laura Thompson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London N8  (Online Only)
Compassionate, experienced, relatable, I'm a Chartered Coaching Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working in psychology. Coaching involves a collaborative partnership; together, we’ll navigate ‘stuckness’ and develop personalised tools to create more clarity and purposeful change in your life or work using evidence-based approaches (made transparent and demystified). Trying to respond to stress, anxiety or overwhelm more effectively, create work-life balance or avoid burnout? Want to place healthy boundaries, develop new habits or improve performance? Searching for more meaning in life or work - or a career redesign?
Compassionate, experienced, relatable, I'm a Chartered Coaching Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working in psychology. Coaching involves a collaborative partnership; together, we’ll navigate ‘stuckness’ and develop personalised tools to create more clarity and purposeful change in your life or work using evidence-based approaches (made transparent and demystified). Trying to respond to stress, anxiety or overwhelm more effectively, create work-life balance or avoid burnout? Want to place healthy boundaries, develop new habits or improve performance? Searching for more meaning in life or work - or a career redesign?
020 3962 1779 View 020 3962 1779
Photo of Amir Oren, Psychologist in London, England
Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London NW4
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
Photo of Helen Greenaway, Counsellor in London, England
Helen Greenaway
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE15
Welcome my name is Helen. I am an integrative counsellor and coach with many years of experience supporting people to overcome life's obstacles and difficulties. I understand the enormous amount of courage it takes to reach out for help when you are experiencing a challenging time, although, you don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from therapy but it's ok if you are. People can come for therapy for a variety of reasons.
Welcome my name is Helen. I am an integrative counsellor and coach with many years of experience supporting people to overcome life's obstacles and difficulties. I understand the enormous amount of courage it takes to reach out for help when you are experiencing a challenging time, although, you don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from therapy but it's ok if you are. People can come for therapy for a variety of reasons.
020 3667 9160 View 020 3667 9160
Photo of Olivia Rowe, Psychotherapist in London, England
Olivia Rowe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE15
I work collaboratively with people to move forward with their lives with what ever they are finding difficult and distressing. I have a huge amount of experience of working with people who have specific diagnosis such as (Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, OCD). However, I also work with people who are generally feeling like their life lacks the meaning they want it to, they might be struggling with burnout, stress, lack of motivation and general low confidence. With everyone I work with they have the desire to make changes, move forward in a different direction in their lives and learn new skills to cope.
I work collaboratively with people to move forward with their lives with what ever they are finding difficult and distressing. I have a huge amount of experience of working with people who have specific diagnosis such as (Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, OCD). However, I also work with people who are generally feeling like their life lacks the meaning they want it to, they might be struggling with burnout, stress, lack of motivation and general low confidence. With everyone I work with they have the desire to make changes, move forward in a different direction in their lives and learn new skills to cope.
020 8016 2632 View 020 8016 2632
Photo of Nike Siffre, Counsellor in London, England
Nike Siffre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N2
Therapy is a space for you: to feel understood and listened to. Perhaps for the first time. And it is through this fundamental encounter that you can feel more able and alive. Our work together can support you in making a change, reflecting on painful experience, bearing a loss, finding a purpose. It can support you in these - and more - through creating new awareness, making helpful connections and finding a way forward. Therapy provides a way for you to understand, confront, resolve, heal and grow. I provide a safe, welcoming space for you to explore whatever it is that you need and want. In confidence and without judgement.
Therapy is a space for you: to feel understood and listened to. Perhaps for the first time. And it is through this fundamental encounter that you can feel more able and alive. Our work together can support you in making a change, reflecting on painful experience, bearing a loss, finding a purpose. It can support you in these - and more - through creating new awareness, making helpful connections and finding a way forward. Therapy provides a way for you to understand, confront, resolve, heal and grow. I provide a safe, welcoming space for you to explore whatever it is that you need and want. In confidence and without judgement.
020 4538 4241 View 020 4538 4241
Photo of Monika Zsuzsanna Bakonyi, Counsellor in London, England
Monika Zsuzsanna Bakonyi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW6
I am a BACP Accredited Humanistic Counsellor (BSc (Hons), Metanoia Institute, London) working with teenagers and adults. I am a relational therapist and I believe that it is the trusting relationship between myself and my clients that is the vehicle of therapeutic change. I work in both long and short term contracts.
I am a BACP Accredited Humanistic Counsellor (BSc (Hons), Metanoia Institute, London) working with teenagers and adults. I am a relational therapist and I believe that it is the trusting relationship between myself and my clients that is the vehicle of therapeutic change. I work in both long and short term contracts.
01748 902212 View 01748 902212

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

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.