Counselling in London

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Photo of Vasilios Magalios, Psychotherapist in London, England
Vasilios Magalios
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London NW3
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
Therapy has the exciting potential to support deep self-understanding and change. The reasons that people give therapy a try are uniquely subjective. Initially perhaps there is a wish to try something new and involves some type of recognition-noticing something that feels tangled, elusive, and a struggle. Especially in group therapy you come to know yourself in ways you didn't before through reflecting with others on experiences in and out of the group. Group therapy can offer deeper insights that can help with figuring out options for change in oneself and in relationships and can bring hope for the future.
020 3962 2197 View 020 3962 2197
Photo of Judith Ellenbogen, Psychotherapist in London, England
Judith Ellenbogen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
London N2
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist accredited with the BACP and can offer help to people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. In addition, I have specialist expertise in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally, including pregnancy loss. My other specialist areas include working psychotherapeutically with haematology patients (blood cancers), women with gynaecological and psychosexual issues, and university students. I aim to help people understand themselves better, deal with conflicts and move on in their lives.
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist accredited with the BACP and can offer help to people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. In addition, I have specialist expertise in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally, including pregnancy loss. My other specialist areas include working psychotherapeutically with haematology patients (blood cancers), women with gynaecological and psychosexual issues, and university students. I aim to help people understand themselves better, deal with conflicts and move on in their lives.
020 3816 3567 View 020 3816 3567
Photo of Rocio Acedo Delgado, Psychotherapist in London, England
Rocio Acedo Delgado
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London SE10
You may be experiencing anxiety, a lack of motivation or that you are surviving rather than enjoying life. I will support you to gain a deeper understanding of your challenges and to find out what aspects of your life you want to bring about change. I have trained as an integrative psychotherapist completing the last year of my master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychotherapy. In my approach to therapy, I look to explore the struggles that my clients are facing, the way they are living their lives and their relationships, and how the personal choices they have made are currently affecting them so they can find meaning.
You may be experiencing anxiety, a lack of motivation or that you are surviving rather than enjoying life. I will support you to gain a deeper understanding of your challenges and to find out what aspects of your life you want to bring about change. I have trained as an integrative psychotherapist completing the last year of my master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychotherapy. In my approach to therapy, I look to explore the struggles that my clients are facing, the way they are living their lives and their relationships, and how the personal choices they have made are currently affecting them so they can find meaning.
020 3376 6113 View 020 3376 6113
Photo of Lanre Oduwole, Counsellor in London, England
Lanre Oduwole
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
London E1
I hold a Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma qualification accredited by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I work with everything my clients wish to bring to therapy, allowing our relationship to build, non-directive. Trusting and working with my clients to work through the changes they wish to make, whilst looking at their life circumstances head on. I also integrate other therapeutic methods where these might benefit the client e.g. breathing and relaxation techniques, gestalt, existential and psychodynamic therapy.
I hold a Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma qualification accredited by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I work with everything my clients wish to bring to therapy, allowing our relationship to build, non-directive. Trusting and working with my clients to work through the changes they wish to make, whilst looking at their life circumstances head on. I also integrate other therapeutic methods where these might benefit the client e.g. breathing and relaxation techniques, gestalt, existential and psychodynamic therapy.
020 4538 1839 View 020 4538 1839
Photo of Christopher Robinson, Psychotherapist in London, England
Christopher Robinson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
London E2
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and privately. I trained as a Freudian psychoanalyst having worked in the mental health charity sector for some years. I like to work with a range of people, usually on a once weekly or more frequent basis. I work with people who are seeking to understand themselves better - their relationships with others as well as with themselves. I hope that I can help them make sense of difficulties or challenges in their lives in order to live more fully and creatively.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and privately. I trained as a Freudian psychoanalyst having worked in the mental health charity sector for some years. I like to work with a range of people, usually on a once weekly or more frequent basis. I work with people who are seeking to understand themselves better - their relationships with others as well as with themselves. I hope that I can help them make sense of difficulties or challenges in their lives in order to live more fully and creatively.
020 3871 8996 View 020 3871 8996
Photo of Ana Lueneburger, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ana Lueneburger
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
London W9
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel challenged by different aspects of life such as healing past trauma, managing difficult relationships, handling stressors, or managing anxiety and building confidence, in yourself and your future? People come to psychotherapy to address specific problems they may be experiencing and often to pursue personal growth and development. Therapy can help us make links between past and present experiences to better understand and address our difficulties in the here and now. My approach incorporates compassion and insight, you can explore and express your emotions freely and begin to envision what is possible in a safe space.
Do you feel challenged by different aspects of life such as healing past trauma, managing difficult relationships, handling stressors, or managing anxiety and building confidence, in yourself and your future? People come to psychotherapy to address specific problems they may be experiencing and often to pursue personal growth and development. Therapy can help us make links between past and present experiences to better understand and address our difficulties in the here and now. My approach incorporates compassion and insight, you can explore and express your emotions freely and begin to envision what is possible in a safe space.
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Joyce Ghiraw
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
London SW2
I provide a safe, empathic and insightful space for you to pause and be. Supporting you to voice your inner struggles and to work through them with effect. I work with a range of issues, including relationships, self-esteem, childhood trauma, existential dread and anxiety. It energises me to see clients become happier and healthier selves. Deeply rooted in their own potential. I am a Gestalt therapist, certified in ACT-CBT and a member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy. I am also working towards an advanced degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy. My work is also influenced by my passion for symbolism and Jungian analysis.
I provide a safe, empathic and insightful space for you to pause and be. Supporting you to voice your inner struggles and to work through them with effect. I work with a range of issues, including relationships, self-esteem, childhood trauma, existential dread and anxiety. It energises me to see clients become happier and healthier selves. Deeply rooted in their own potential. I am a Gestalt therapist, certified in ACT-CBT and a member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy. I am also working towards an advanced degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy. My work is also influenced by my passion for symbolism and Jungian analysis.
020 3872 2644 View 020 3872 2644
Photo of Elzbieta (Ela) Chodyniecka, Psychotherapist in London, England
Elzbieta (Ela) Chodyniecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London W5  (Online Only)
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
020 3947 6206 View 020 3947 6206
Photo of Michelle Bativala, Psychotherapist in London, England
Michelle Bativala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London SW19
Anxiety and Depression can creep up on us at any time, sometimes you don't stop to notice the signs and triggers until you feel at a crisis point and life feels heavy, grey and without any positivity or colour. Counselling can offer a space and someone to listen and help you manage the effects of depression and find out more about the root of anxiety and how to notice triggers.
Anxiety and Depression can creep up on us at any time, sometimes you don't stop to notice the signs and triggers until you feel at a crisis point and life feels heavy, grey and without any positivity or colour. Counselling can offer a space and someone to listen and help you manage the effects of depression and find out more about the root of anxiety and how to notice triggers.
01260 544548 View 01260 544548
Photo of Catherine Bechirian, Psychotherapist in London, England
Catherine Bechirian
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
I have 17 years experience of offering a supportive, confidential place in which to make some sense of symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a sense of general dissatisfaction. You may have suffered a loss, or trauma, or be going through a transition in your life and would like to talk to a professional. People come to therapy for many reasons. I see my role as therapist as being someone who can support you in learning more about yourself, your thinking and behaviours, your relationships, and your unconscious motivations, supporting you to create meaning, and to make the changes that you feel you need.
I have 17 years experience of offering a supportive, confidential place in which to make some sense of symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a sense of general dissatisfaction. You may have suffered a loss, or trauma, or be going through a transition in your life and would like to talk to a professional. People come to therapy for many reasons. I see my role as therapist as being someone who can support you in learning more about yourself, your thinking and behaviours, your relationships, and your unconscious motivations, supporting you to create meaning, and to make the changes that you feel you need.
01322 949235 View 01322 949235
Photo of Sara Poss, Counsellor in London, England
Sara Poss
Counsellor, MA
Verified
London NW5
Are you yearning for change in your life but finding yourself unsure of where to begin?My therapeutic approach is systemic and solution focused. Instead of treating the troubled parts of ourselves as problems to get rid of, the method reveals them as aspects that want to be seen. By exploring the underlying, and often unseen, dynamics of an issue, new understandings and fresh insight can be revealed. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your concerns. My aim is to help you gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of your distress, empowering you to find solutions and move forward in your life.
Are you yearning for change in your life but finding yourself unsure of where to begin?My therapeutic approach is systemic and solution focused. Instead of treating the troubled parts of ourselves as problems to get rid of, the method reveals them as aspects that want to be seen. By exploring the underlying, and often unseen, dynamics of an issue, new understandings and fresh insight can be revealed. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your concerns. My aim is to help you gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of your distress, empowering you to find solutions and move forward in your life.
020 3908 5066 View 020 3908 5066
Photo of Sami Almutairi, Counsellor in London, England
Sami Almutairi
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
London SW6
Whatever you going through right now, there always hope to get better, to make your voice heard and feel safe! I believe that, therapy can help you to grow in awareness so you can find a way to make any changes you want to make.I see therapy as a journey in which I am your companion, helping you to review your life and to consider venturing in new directions.
Whatever you going through right now, there always hope to get better, to make your voice heard and feel safe! I believe that, therapy can help you to grow in awareness so you can find a way to make any changes you want to make.I see therapy as a journey in which I am your companion, helping you to review your life and to consider venturing in new directions.
020 3856 3316 View 020 3856 3316
Photo of Jonathan de Oliveira, Counsellor in London, England
Jonathan de Oliveira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London W5
There are times in life we feel stuck and experience periods of suffering and uncertainty. Within a containing therapeutic relationship, we will be able to explore whatever you are going through with empathy and compassion. My approach focuses not just on working through issues that might limit your autonomy in life but also on growth, and becoming more of who you can be and more aligned to living the life that is right for you. Having someone experienced to support you to overcome difficulties and traumas offers opportunities to move towards more awareness, freedom, authenticity, balance and empowerment.
There are times in life we feel stuck and experience periods of suffering and uncertainty. Within a containing therapeutic relationship, we will be able to explore whatever you are going through with empathy and compassion. My approach focuses not just on working through issues that might limit your autonomy in life but also on growth, and becoming more of who you can be and more aligned to living the life that is right for you. Having someone experienced to support you to overcome difficulties and traumas offers opportunities to move towards more awareness, freedom, authenticity, balance and empowerment.
020 3835 5362 View 020 3835 5362
Photo of Simon Imrie, Psychotherapist in London, England
Simon Imrie
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
London E1
Hello, I'm Simon. I work in Shoreditch, Brick Lane and specialising in helping men understand their feelings and so change their lives. Appointments are available weekdays at various times, including some evenings. I offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy helping you to explore your feelings and your behaviours in detail and so come to a deeper understanding of what makes you who you are.
Hello, I'm Simon. I work in Shoreditch, Brick Lane and specialising in helping men understand their feelings and so change their lives. Appointments are available weekdays at various times, including some evenings. I offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy helping you to explore your feelings and your behaviours in detail and so come to a deeper understanding of what makes you who you are.
020 3856 3680 View 020 3856 3680
Photo of Lisa Baum, Psychotherapist in London, England
Lisa Baum
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London SE15
My name is Lisa Baum and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in Peckham. I offer a space that is warm, respectful and empathetic. Sharing what's going on for you can be a relief. I will listen to you carefully, provide honest observations and feedback, and ask questions to gently guide your exploration. This process will offer you new perspectives and new ways of thinking, feeling and being.
My name is Lisa Baum and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in Peckham. I offer a space that is warm, respectful and empathetic. Sharing what's going on for you can be a relief. I will listen to you carefully, provide honest observations and feedback, and ask questions to gently guide your exploration. This process will offer you new perspectives and new ways of thinking, feeling and being.
020 3958 4227 View 020 3958 4227
Photo of Shireen Sultana, Psychotherapist in London, England
Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
London EC4R
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393 View 07588 683393
Photo of Emma Edwards, Counsellor in London, England
Emma Edwards
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW19
Many issues can bring people to counselling including depression, anxiety, low mood, coping with loss, navigating change, and feeling overwhelmed with life. The key focus of my client work is to provide a safe, empathic, and supportive space where you can feel heard and validated. Having received counselling myself, I understand the importance of being able to work at your pace and with you to create a trusting relationship where you can feel free and comfortable to explore whatever issues or difficulties you have, find resolution and make positive changes.
Many issues can bring people to counselling including depression, anxiety, low mood, coping with loss, navigating change, and feeling overwhelmed with life. The key focus of my client work is to provide a safe, empathic, and supportive space where you can feel heard and validated. Having received counselling myself, I understand the importance of being able to work at your pace and with you to create a trusting relationship where you can feel free and comfortable to explore whatever issues or difficulties you have, find resolution and make positive changes.
01929 500541 View 01929 500541
Photo of Gina Latner, Psychotherapist in London, England
Gina Latner
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW11
I provide a discreet, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore the matters which are troubling you and to provide understanding and support in making sense of your experiences. My approach involves us working together to understand the relationship between your early experiences and current problems. I will endeavour to help you explore and gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your feelings, to facilitate growth, change and strength in your self-awareness and self-esteem, with the aim of bringing a sense of meaning and contentment in all areas of your life.
I provide a discreet, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore the matters which are troubling you and to provide understanding and support in making sense of your experiences. My approach involves us working together to understand the relationship between your early experiences and current problems. I will endeavour to help you explore and gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your feelings, to facilitate growth, change and strength in your self-awareness and self-esteem, with the aim of bringing a sense of meaning and contentment in all areas of your life.
01748 902067 View 01748 902067
Photo of Carena Rogers, Counsellor in London, England
Carena Rogers
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London E1
Are you tired of pretending you’re OK? Are you your own harshest critic? So used to putting others first that it’s hard to hold on to your own self-worth? Or you may be finding that getting out of bed is a struggle, you don't want to go to work or show up in your life. Add in experiences of sexism, micro-aggressions, abuse, and ageism, and your confidence can be knocked. It’s not much fun feeling anxious, depressed or stressed all the time. Comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough can affect your mood and your relationships with yourself and with others. These are all things that therapy can help you work through.
Are you tired of pretending you’re OK? Are you your own harshest critic? So used to putting others first that it’s hard to hold on to your own self-worth? Or you may be finding that getting out of bed is a struggle, you don't want to go to work or show up in your life. Add in experiences of sexism, micro-aggressions, abuse, and ageism, and your confidence can be knocked. It’s not much fun feeling anxious, depressed or stressed all the time. Comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough can affect your mood and your relationships with yourself and with others. These are all things that therapy can help you work through.
020 4538 0397 View 020 4538 0397
Photo of Verity Alexis, Psychotherapist in London, England
Verity Alexis
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
London N18
I support children, young people, parents and carers, families, schools and communities through an integrated approach using psychodynamic psychotherapy and child, community and educational psychology. I love working with individuals, groups and organisations. You may want to focus on exploring and healing past life experiences, understanding present ones and planning for the future. We can weave between the three organically as I work therapeutically, psychologically and life coaching style in response to empowering your voice, bolstering your self esteem and self care, highlighting your strengths and supporting your arising needs.
I support children, young people, parents and carers, families, schools and communities through an integrated approach using psychodynamic psychotherapy and child, community and educational psychology. I love working with individuals, groups and organisations. You may want to focus on exploring and healing past life experiences, understanding present ones and planning for the future. We can weave between the three organically as I work therapeutically, psychologically and life coaching style in response to empowering your voice, bolstering your self esteem and self care, highlighting your strengths and supporting your arising needs.
020 7870 1559 View 020 7870 1559

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
67% 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.

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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.