Counselling in London

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Photo of Chloe Bedford, Psychologist in London, England
Chloe Bedford
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW18
Not accepting new clients
I offer therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. There are times in life when things can feel overwhelming. and sometimes having someone to talk to, outside of your usual network of family, and friends, can make a huge difference to your wellbeing. I believe that you are the expert in you, and so I will work alongside you and/or your family to help you make the changes you need to feel in control. I have particular experience in working with self-harm and suicidal ideation; eating disorders; depression; anxiety; and trauma.
I offer therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. There are times in life when things can feel overwhelming. and sometimes having someone to talk to, outside of your usual network of family, and friends, can make a huge difference to your wellbeing. I believe that you are the expert in you, and so I will work alongside you and/or your family to help you make the changes you need to feel in control. I have particular experience in working with self-harm and suicidal ideation; eating disorders; depression; anxiety; and trauma.
020 4538 1575 View 020 4538 1575
Photo of James Barnes MA., MSc., Psychotherapist in London, England
James Barnes MA., MSc.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW5  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
01392 321269 View 01392 321269
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Brad McCaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW4
My approach is rooted in warmth, compassion, and a genuine desire to support you on your journey of self-discovery and growth. I believe in the power of understanding yourself in relation to others and the wider world, recognising that your experiences and interactions shape your identity and well-being. I create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. We will work towards understanding what may be frustrating for you in the moment. We can uncover the underlying factors contributing to your challenges and work together towards meaningful insights.
My approach is rooted in warmth, compassion, and a genuine desire to support you on your journey of self-discovery and growth. I believe in the power of understanding yourself in relation to others and the wider world, recognising that your experiences and interactions shape your identity and well-being. I create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. We will work towards understanding what may be frustrating for you in the moment. We can uncover the underlying factors contributing to your challenges and work together towards meaningful insights.
020 3871 0593 View 020 3871 0593
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Mustafa Omer
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW10  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a highly skilled and specialist Psychotherapist, I have a deep passion for helping individuals overcome the challenges they face and achieve their personal goals. With years of experience in the field, I possess a wealth of experience and expertise in various therapeutic approaches, which I use to develop tailored treatment plans that address the unique needs of each client.
As a highly skilled and specialist Psychotherapist, I have a deep passion for helping individuals overcome the challenges they face and achieve their personal goals. With years of experience in the field, I possess a wealth of experience and expertise in various therapeutic approaches, which I use to develop tailored treatment plans that address the unique needs of each client.
020 3535 6996 View 020 3535 6996
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Steve Gilbert
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
London SW17
I believe that it takes courage to reach out and seek the support of a counsellor - I appreciate how difficult getting to this place can be. We are all impacted differently by the world in which we live which can lead to a sense of isolation or 'homelessness' within ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy can be seen as an investment in you, an investment that has the potential to bring you from a place of crisis or confusion to one of relief.
I believe that it takes courage to reach out and seek the support of a counsellor - I appreciate how difficult getting to this place can be. We are all impacted differently by the world in which we live which can lead to a sense of isolation or 'homelessness' within ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy can be seen as an investment in you, an investment that has the potential to bring you from a place of crisis or confusion to one of relief.
020 3893 3463 View 020 3893 3463
Photo of Dr Ally Tomlins, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Ally Tomlins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW1W
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Tomlins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has won numerous national awards for her work in creating innovative mental health services. She currently leads psychological care for urgent and acute mental health wards of an inner city London NHS Trust. Alongside this, she runs a thriving private practice London. She is a lecturer and Deputy Course Director at UCL for the Clinical Associate in Psychology MSC. Her work as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral trainees at UCL, UEL, Royal Holloway and Surrey has nurtured the development of many currently practicing psychologists.
Dr Tomlins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has won numerous national awards for her work in creating innovative mental health services. She currently leads psychological care for urgent and acute mental health wards of an inner city London NHS Trust. Alongside this, she runs a thriving private practice London. She is a lecturer and Deputy Course Director at UCL for the Clinical Associate in Psychology MSC. Her work as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral trainees at UCL, UEL, Royal Holloway and Surrey has nurtured the development of many currently practicing psychologists.
020 3872 2711 View 020 3872 2711
Photo of Jayne Ropelato, Counsellor in London, England
Jayne Ropelato
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E8
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationship, bereavement fertility issues, miscarriage, postnatal depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn.
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationship, bereavement fertility issues, miscarriage, postnatal depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn.
020 8016 3586 View 020 8016 3586
Photo of Yael Stobezki, Psychotherapist in London, England
Yael Stobezki
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW6
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of 35 years and a practice in London, NW6. I work with individuals seeking counselling for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, addictions,anger management, anxiety and depression, bereavement, life-transitions, panic attacks, post natal depression, blocked creativity, low self esteem/assertiveness and stress. I provide a safe and confidential, emphatic and non-judgmental environment in which we can together explore your issues and gain an understanding of your experience and the best way to change what can be changed.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of 35 years and a practice in London, NW6. I work with individuals seeking counselling for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, addictions,anger management, anxiety and depression, bereavement, life-transitions, panic attacks, post natal depression, blocked creativity, low self esteem/assertiveness and stress. I provide a safe and confidential, emphatic and non-judgmental environment in which we can together explore your issues and gain an understanding of your experience and the best way to change what can be changed.
020 3870 3442 View 020 3870 3442
Photo of Susannah Caroline Cornish, Psychotherapist in London, England
Susannah Caroline Cornish
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1
Life is a journey and sometimes you need an empathic psychotherapist to share your struggles and help you to make sense of them. It may be the time for you to switch off the internal critic and take the first step to give yourself permission to bloom. We are all unique individuals and therefore I adapt the therapy to suit you, rather than working in a formulaic way. I like to work in a way that is supported by evidence. I use both psychodynamic and attachment theory, as a basis for understanding, as neuroscience supports such an approach.
Life is a journey and sometimes you need an empathic psychotherapist to share your struggles and help you to make sense of them. It may be the time for you to switch off the internal critic and take the first step to give yourself permission to bloom. We are all unique individuals and therefore I adapt the therapy to suit you, rather than working in a formulaic way. I like to work in a way that is supported by evidence. I use both psychodynamic and attachment theory, as a basis for understanding, as neuroscience supports such an approach.
020 3962 0208 View 020 3962 0208
Photo of Saverio Matteucci, Psychotherapist in London, England
Saverio Matteucci
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London SW6  (Online Only)
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
020 3909 9632 View 020 3909 9632
Photo of Laurentiu Trandafir, Psychotherapist in London, England
Laurentiu Trandafir
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE2
Do you want to talk to someone impartial about your difficulties? If you feel stuck in your life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy will help you to bring about change. I believe everyone should be listened to especially when experiencing emotional distress. I have experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, various forms of trauma, as well as broader questions around identity, sexuality and relationship issues. I am interested in a reflective approach to the meaning of life in addition to questions around human suffering, drawing on many years of studying philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Do you want to talk to someone impartial about your difficulties? If you feel stuck in your life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy will help you to bring about change. I believe everyone should be listened to especially when experiencing emotional distress. I have experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, various forms of trauma, as well as broader questions around identity, sexuality and relationship issues. I am interested in a reflective approach to the meaning of life in addition to questions around human suffering, drawing on many years of studying philosophy and psychoanalysis.
020 4538 7067 View 020 4538 7067
Photo of Bernard I Horsford, Counsellor in London, England
Bernard I Horsford
Counsellor, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London W1J
Dr Bernard Horsford, PhD, D Occ Psych, MBA, M.Sc, LLB, BA, DipAdEd, DipM, FCIPD, MAPM, MIoD, FIC, MAE, C Psychol, AFBPsS I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of clinical settings dealing with occupational, clinical and forensic issues. In these settings, I have provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and psychological assessment services. I have an extensive background in working with culturally diverse populations. My practice is geared towards adolescents and adults grappling employment, personal, family work, educational or health issues.
Dr Bernard Horsford, PhD, D Occ Psych, MBA, M.Sc, LLB, BA, DipAdEd, DipM, FCIPD, MAPM, MIoD, FIC, MAE, C Psychol, AFBPsS I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of clinical settings dealing with occupational, clinical and forensic issues. In these settings, I have provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and psychological assessment services. I have an extensive background in working with culturally diverse populations. My practice is geared towards adolescents and adults grappling employment, personal, family work, educational or health issues.
020 8103 0403 View 020 8103 0403
Photo of Kate Du Toit, Psychologist in London, England
Kate Du Toit
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
London W1K
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. An essential part of this journey is finding a 'good fit' in terms of therapist. Although theoretical knowledge and clinical experience is important, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that remains central to the success of any therapeutic work. With this in mind, my therapeutic endeavours are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients within and a safe confidential therapeutic space.
020 4538 8402 View 020 4538 8402
Photo of Dr Sheila Ufot, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Sheila Ufot
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N9  (Online Only)
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with such difficulties as stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I aim to tailor the therapy approach to each client's individual needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of clients for taking that first step!
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with such difficulties as stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I aim to tailor the therapy approach to each client's individual needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of clients for taking that first step!
01992 662417 View 01992 662417
Photo of Anna Gyorfi, Psychologist in London, England
Anna Gyorfi
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London WC1X
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adults and couples. My clients usually seek help for specific reasons such as panic attacks, physical pain or discomfort without apparent medical reason, phobic anxieties or problems with eating, sleeping or sexuality. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adults and couples. My clients usually seek help for specific reasons such as panic attacks, physical pain or discomfort without apparent medical reason, phobic anxieties or problems with eating, sleeping or sexuality. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships.
020 3826 8376 View 020 3826 8376
Photo of Amy Catherine Walshe, Counsellor in London, England
Amy Catherine Walshe
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London N4
Coming to counselling can be a scary (and brave) step to take! It involves opening up to a complete stranger about things you may have kept inside for many years. The people I work with come with a variety of issues. Some may want to speak about a specific issue such as relationship or work difficulties but others come with a feeling that they have been a bit stuck for a while and are not sure why.
Coming to counselling can be a scary (and brave) step to take! It involves opening up to a complete stranger about things you may have kept inside for many years. The people I work with come with a variety of issues. Some may want to speak about a specific issue such as relationship or work difficulties but others come with a feeling that they have been a bit stuck for a while and are not sure why.
020 3871 7988 View 020 3871 7988
Photo of Andrew Mallett, Psychotherapist in London, England
Andrew Mallett
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1G
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I provide a safe and confidential space in which together we can explore your experiences and difficulties. We would seek to understand your past and current patterns and relationships in order to enable change - a process that combines coming to terms with aspects of your past, managing your thoughts and feelings in the present, and helping you to equip yourself for your future. Psychotherapy provides a supportive reflective space in which to examine, explore and make changes to your relationship with others and, most profoundly, with yourself.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I provide a safe and confidential space in which together we can explore your experiences and difficulties. We would seek to understand your past and current patterns and relationships in order to enable change - a process that combines coming to terms with aspects of your past, managing your thoughts and feelings in the present, and helping you to equip yourself for your future. Psychotherapy provides a supportive reflective space in which to examine, explore and make changes to your relationship with others and, most profoundly, with yourself.
020 8106 5644 View 020 8106 5644
Photo of Dr Christopher McCormack, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Christopher McCormack
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC3V
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
01689 668406 View 01689 668406
Photo of Robert Thompson, Psychotherapist in London, England
Robert Thompson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E8
It's good to talk, but it’s better to be listened to. Carving out the space to focus on ourselves has never been more challenging. Psychotherapy is the chance to do exactly that, a place to build a relationship to safely explore where you are at and where you want to be. I am dedicated to helping you find ways forward that feel positive. I aim to support you in making decisions and to explore new possibilities where sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same old patterns. I aim to instil confidence and help manage feelings of anxiety or low mood and to imagine a new way forward.
It's good to talk, but it’s better to be listened to. Carving out the space to focus on ourselves has never been more challenging. Psychotherapy is the chance to do exactly that, a place to build a relationship to safely explore where you are at and where you want to be. I am dedicated to helping you find ways forward that feel positive. I aim to support you in making decisions and to explore new possibilities where sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same old patterns. I aim to instil confidence and help manage feelings of anxiety or low mood and to imagine a new way forward.
020 3974 1391 View 020 3974 1391
Photo of Karen Austin, Psychotherapist in London, England
Karen Austin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N10
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced therapist who can give you the time and space to explore and focus on your emotions, needs and potential. You might be a couple stuck in a repeating pattern of arguments or stand offs, not communicating, lacking intimacy and feeling alone. Or an individual struggling with relationships and life, wanting to reach your full potential, gain insight into yourself and connect with others. You might have experienced past trauma, feel in crisis or just want time for yourself to be really listened to. If so, get in touch - I offer a free 20 minute online consultation before we commit to working together.
I am an experienced therapist who can give you the time and space to explore and focus on your emotions, needs and potential. You might be a couple stuck in a repeating pattern of arguments or stand offs, not communicating, lacking intimacy and feeling alone. Or an individual struggling with relationships and life, wanting to reach your full potential, gain insight into yourself and connect with others. You might have experienced past trauma, feel in crisis or just want time for yourself to be really listened to. If so, get in touch - I offer a free 20 minute online consultation before we commit to working together.
020 4530 8404 View 020 4530 8404

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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
82% 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
59% 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.