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Photo of Dr Julie Baah, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Julie Baah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London E14  (Online Only)
I am an experienced registered Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological therapy, consultation, training and workshops. I understand that life can bring a number of challenges and there are many reasons why people may choose to seek therapy. I provide specialist support to help people with a range of difficulties such as, stress, anxiety, trauma, low mood or adjustment difficulties. I work in a holistic way that takes into account your values, beliefs and culture in addition to providing you with evidenced-based skills, techniques and resources.
I am an experienced registered Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological therapy, consultation, training and workshops. I understand that life can bring a number of challenges and there are many reasons why people may choose to seek therapy. I provide specialist support to help people with a range of difficulties such as, stress, anxiety, trauma, low mood or adjustment difficulties. I work in a holistic way that takes into account your values, beliefs and culture in addition to providing you with evidenced-based skills, techniques and resources.
01708 206958 View 01708 206958
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Yue Wang
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London N1
Hello, my name is Yue, I am a qualified bilingual counsellor. Life can be challenging, full of uncertainties, sometimes make us feel out of control. You may feel depressed, empty, anxious or angry; you may find it’s difficult to make sense of things happened on you or others; you may struggle within a relationship or feel lost of meanings. I am here to help by providing a secure, non-judgmental space for you to express. We may focus on the presenting issue or look at how the past and present influence each other, we will identify patterns, triggers or core believes, we work together on this journey of healing and change.
Hello, my name is Yue, I am a qualified bilingual counsellor. Life can be challenging, full of uncertainties, sometimes make us feel out of control. You may feel depressed, empty, anxious or angry; you may find it’s difficult to make sense of things happened on you or others; you may struggle within a relationship or feel lost of meanings. I am here to help by providing a secure, non-judgmental space for you to express. We may focus on the presenting issue or look at how the past and present influence each other, we will identify patterns, triggers or core believes, we work together on this journey of healing and change.
020 3984 8018 View 020 3984 8018
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Lana Krovda
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
London W7
I offer a variety of approaches and can tailor your therapy to what works best for you. My style is trauma-informed. This matters if you have experienced abuse or neglect in childhood and now live with the consequences of that, or had traumatic experiences later in life. We can work with a particular issue for 8-10 counselling sessions. Longer exploration is an option to go deeper into your material and make better sense of your life experiences. Of course this commitment is not cheap, but it’s an investment in yourself.
I offer a variety of approaches and can tailor your therapy to what works best for you. My style is trauma-informed. This matters if you have experienced abuse or neglect in childhood and now live with the consequences of that, or had traumatic experiences later in life. We can work with a particular issue for 8-10 counselling sessions. Longer exploration is an option to go deeper into your material and make better sense of your life experiences. Of course this commitment is not cheap, but it’s an investment in yourself.
020 8138 8422 View 020 8138 8422
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Dr John Pollard
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE1
I offer one-to-one psychotherapy in London Bridge/Borough. I work in a way that emphasises collaborating with clients to develop a pathway towards making meaningful and lasting positive change and growth. Your aims may be specific: for instance that you wish to work on a specific situation or setting in which you feel you are struggling; you may have a general sense that something in your life does not feel right, or you may feel you are somewhere in between these two examples. The main purpose of therapy is to help you move towards living the life you want to live and feel most at home in.
I offer one-to-one psychotherapy in London Bridge/Borough. I work in a way that emphasises collaborating with clients to develop a pathway towards making meaningful and lasting positive change and growth. Your aims may be specific: for instance that you wish to work on a specific situation or setting in which you feel you are struggling; you may have a general sense that something in your life does not feel right, or you may feel you are somewhere in between these two examples. The main purpose of therapy is to help you move towards living the life you want to live and feel most at home in.
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Joy Behrmann
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London NW11
I see clients at all different stages of their relationships, from couples who have been dating for a few months to clients who have recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. Some clients come alone, to explore patterns in previous relationships which have created problems or to get over a recent break-up. A family may have experienced difficult events in the past which have not been openly discussed and are continuing to cause alienation. Whatever your issue, if there is a relational focus, I hope I can help you to achieve clarity and change.
I see clients at all different stages of their relationships, from couples who have been dating for a few months to clients who have recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. Some clients come alone, to explore patterns in previous relationships which have created problems or to get over a recent break-up. A family may have experienced difficult events in the past which have not been openly discussed and are continuing to cause alienation. Whatever your issue, if there is a relational focus, I hope I can help you to achieve clarity and change.
020 8138 8395 View 020 8138 8395
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Nancy Elliott Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London SE23
Life is hard. It is full of struggles and at times we just need someone who can help us feel better and find a better way to navigate through the difficult and painful time you are experiencing. It doesn’t matter what challenges you may be facing, I am here to help. Help you understand your feelings a bit better and make better choices for yourself. Seeking professional help when facing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, work or career problems is the best thing you can do to care for yourself.
Life is hard. It is full of struggles and at times we just need someone who can help us feel better and find a better way to navigate through the difficult and painful time you are experiencing. It doesn’t matter what challenges you may be facing, I am here to help. Help you understand your feelings a bit better and make better choices for yourself. Seeking professional help when facing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, work or career problems is the best thing you can do to care for yourself.
020 3816 3749 View 020 3816 3749
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Jo Temple
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London N22
If you want to explore any aspect of stuckness or worry in your life, your relationships or your family life we can work together to build a way of working that is meaningful and impactful.
If you want to explore any aspect of stuckness or worry in your life, your relationships or your family life we can work together to build a way of working that is meaningful and impactful.
020 3869 9967 View 020 3869 9967
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Katherine Victoria Bennell
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London SE19
Not accepting new clients
My training in Integrative Psychotherapy means I combine therapeutic approaches to create a therapy relevant and appropriate for each and every client. When working with me, you will get a tailor made therapeutic experience as I understand that 'no-one-size fits all' when it comes to mental health. I am committed to helping you heal, to express yourself, to strengthen your innate ability to make choices and to empower yourself to make any changes you need in order to move forward in life.
My training in Integrative Psychotherapy means I combine therapeutic approaches to create a therapy relevant and appropriate for each and every client. When working with me, you will get a tailor made therapeutic experience as I understand that 'no-one-size fits all' when it comes to mental health. I am committed to helping you heal, to express yourself, to strengthen your innate ability to make choices and to empower yourself to make any changes you need in order to move forward in life.
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Christy Reynolds - Sleep Specialist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London SE21
Specialist intervention for insomnia (CBT-I) - accepting new clients for March 2024. In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’ clock in the morning - F. Scott Fitzgerald. Insomnia is a 24 hour condition which erodes one’s ability to lead a fulfilling life. Most people live with insomnia for an average of ten years before seeking help. I recognize how bad things must be for you to be here. Despite the complexity of the initial cause of insomnia and its impact on your life, CBT-I is a brief but highly effective treatment. It will demand a lot from you, but if you are determined for things to change I am here to help.
Specialist intervention for insomnia (CBT-I) - accepting new clients for March 2024. In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’ clock in the morning - F. Scott Fitzgerald. Insomnia is a 24 hour condition which erodes one’s ability to lead a fulfilling life. Most people live with insomnia for an average of ten years before seeking help. I recognize how bad things must be for you to be here. Despite the complexity of the initial cause of insomnia and its impact on your life, CBT-I is a brief but highly effective treatment. It will demand a lot from you, but if you are determined for things to change I am here to help.
020 3872 2178 View 020 3872 2178
Photo of Juliana Campoy, Counsellor in London, England
Juliana Campoy
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
London NW3  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Juliana Campoy. I help you to navigate the challenges of life in a safe and supportive therapeutic space. Building trust is at the core of any therapeutic relationship, and I assure you that creating a safe and non-judgmental space is my top priority. I understand that seeking therapy can be a challenging experience, and I am committed to fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, empathy, and respect.
Hi, I am Juliana Campoy. I help you to navigate the challenges of life in a safe and supportive therapeutic space. Building trust is at the core of any therapeutic relationship, and I assure you that creating a safe and non-judgmental space is my top priority. I understand that seeking therapy can be a challenging experience, and I am committed to fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, empathy, and respect.
020 3835 2827 View 020 3835 2827
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Dr Daksha Hirani
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
London EC1R
With over 20 years of experience, I am passionate about tailoring psychological intervention, so clients address their best hopes with their work with me in a relatively short space of time, be it alleviation from depression, burnout, anxiety or symptoms of trauma. Whilst providing a safe and contained space, I aim for clients to report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and effectively in their lives from our work together. When necessary, I offer diagnostic neuropsychometric assessment that can help with the management of autism, dyslexia and other related neurological conditions, including brain injury and memory loss.
With over 20 years of experience, I am passionate about tailoring psychological intervention, so clients address their best hopes with their work with me in a relatively short space of time, be it alleviation from depression, burnout, anxiety or symptoms of trauma. Whilst providing a safe and contained space, I aim for clients to report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and effectively in their lives from our work together. When necessary, I offer diagnostic neuropsychometric assessment that can help with the management of autism, dyslexia and other related neurological conditions, including brain injury and memory loss.
020 8059 2170 View 020 8059 2170
Photo of Joel Robinson Counselling, Counsellor in London, England
Joel Robinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N10
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
020 4538 1685 View 020 4538 1685
Photo of Clare Davies, Counsellor in London, England
Clare Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1W
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
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Rose Mazillius
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
London E2
Hello, my name is Rose Mazillius (she/her/they) and I am an integrative Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist operating in Shoreditch and Marylebone. If you have found your way to reading this, it is likely you are wondering about making some changes to your life. I offer short, medium and long term therapy for individuals, couples and people in multi-partner or non-monogamous relationships from my office in Shoreditch, East London, as well as online. I adopt a relational integrative approach, combining methods from person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as well as somatic and mindfulness practice.
Hello, my name is Rose Mazillius (she/her/they) and I am an integrative Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist operating in Shoreditch and Marylebone. If you have found your way to reading this, it is likely you are wondering about making some changes to your life. I offer short, medium and long term therapy for individuals, couples and people in multi-partner or non-monogamous relationships from my office in Shoreditch, East London, as well as online. I adopt a relational integrative approach, combining methods from person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as well as somatic and mindfulness practice.
01992 929592 View 01992 929592
Photo of Dr Juli Jolly, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Juli Jolly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London SE1
Do you have a good life but still feel that something is missing? Do you experience anxiety, problems in your relationships, low self-esteem, or confusion about your identity, perhaps with no evident cause? Have you lost yourself in your work? Are you trying to make sense of life following a trauma or bereavement? Have you had persistent or severe difficulties despite accessing help? Have you recently received a diagnosis and are struggling to understand what this means for you?
Do you have a good life but still feel that something is missing? Do you experience anxiety, problems in your relationships, low self-esteem, or confusion about your identity, perhaps with no evident cause? Have you lost yourself in your work? Are you trying to make sense of life following a trauma or bereavement? Have you had persistent or severe difficulties despite accessing help? Have you recently received a diagnosis and are struggling to understand what this means for you?
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Photo of Mario Christou, Counsellor in London, England
Mario Christou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N6
I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals at my private practice in Highgate and King's Cross. Additionally, I offer these services online. I work with individuals who are seeking help for various reasons, including current issues like bereavement or relationship breakups, as well as those dealing with long-standing challenges such as addictions, childhood trauma, or chronic depression. To cater to different needs, I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. My approach is psychodynamic, and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals at my private practice in Highgate and King's Cross. Additionally, I offer these services online. I work with individuals who are seeking help for various reasons, including current issues like bereavement or relationship breakups, as well as those dealing with long-standing challenges such as addictions, childhood trauma, or chronic depression. To cater to different needs, I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. My approach is psychodynamic, and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
020 3871 3286 View 020 3871 3286
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Sharon Breen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
London N6
Hi and a warm welcome to my counselling page. I have 10+ years experience helping people manage stress, anxiety and self-critical, bullying thoughts so they can live a more relaxed, fulfilling life. Many people come to me struggling with relationships with family and friends, wanting to explore and try to improve this. I offer practical strategies to help you cope better, alongside deeper exploration of unhelpful behavioural patterns to support longer term change in your mental health and well being. If this sounds like you, why not get in touch and let's get started on your journey to wellness.
Hi and a warm welcome to my counselling page. I have 10+ years experience helping people manage stress, anxiety and self-critical, bullying thoughts so they can live a more relaxed, fulfilling life. Many people come to me struggling with relationships with family and friends, wanting to explore and try to improve this. I offer practical strategies to help you cope better, alongside deeper exploration of unhelpful behavioural patterns to support longer term change in your mental health and well being. If this sounds like you, why not get in touch and let's get started on your journey to wellness.
020 3389 7524 View 020 3389 7524
Photo of Leili Alikhani, Psychotherapist in London, England
Leili Alikhani
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London W13
I am a Systemic therapist working with Couples, Families, and Individuals. Systemic therapy can often be described as relational psychotherapy. Working with relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Resolving our 'stuck' relationships can massively improve our lives. I also have extensive experience in trauma-focused therapy, including EMDR.
I am a Systemic therapist working with Couples, Families, and Individuals. Systemic therapy can often be described as relational psychotherapy. Working with relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Resolving our 'stuck' relationships can massively improve our lives. I also have extensive experience in trauma-focused therapy, including EMDR.
020 4539 4551 View 020 4539 4551
Photo of Mauricio Alvarez, Psychologist in London, England
Mauricio Alvarez
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
London NW1  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of clients, however, most clients reach out to me when they are looking to work around relationships, low mood or anxiety, and difficulties in adjusting to change. Overall, my aim is to help my clients gain insight into their struggles and find different ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling about life and their circumstances. Change can sometimes be a painful and scary process, but working with someone willing to walk alongside you and help you develop the skills to manage the process can certainly make the therapeutic journey a pleasant and enjoyable one.
I work with a wide range of clients, however, most clients reach out to me when they are looking to work around relationships, low mood or anxiety, and difficulties in adjusting to change. Overall, my aim is to help my clients gain insight into their struggles and find different ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling about life and their circumstances. Change can sometimes be a painful and scary process, but working with someone willing to walk alongside you and help you develop the skills to manage the process can certainly make the therapeutic journey a pleasant and enjoyable one.
020 3835 6065 View 020 3835 6065
Photo of Victoria Kershaw, Psychotherapist in London, England
Victoria Kershaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
London SW6  (Online Only)
Hi. If you’re here you might be ready to start talking to someone. It can be very daunting opening up and knowing who to talk to. I am a humanistic therapist who focusses on helping people with anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties and attachment issues, family, trauma, grief, confidence, and self-esteem, although not limited to these areas. Everyone is different and I treat everyone on a case by case basis to build a personal and trusting relationship.
Hi. If you’re here you might be ready to start talking to someone. It can be very daunting opening up and knowing who to talk to. I am a humanistic therapist who focusses on helping people with anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties and attachment issues, family, trauma, grief, confidence, and self-esteem, although not limited to these areas. Everyone is different and I treat everyone on a case by case basis to build a personal and trusting relationship.
01748 902134 View 01748 902134

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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
85% 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
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.

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.