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Lisa Thorpe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW2
Hi, I’m Lisa the Haappy Therapist. I'm fully qualified with over 10 years of experience helping people with various issues including anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness, trauma, abuse, ADHD, low confidence and self-esteem, loss, relationship problems, stress and more. On a mission to bring true, deep, and lasting happiness to everyone I work with, I'll help you to work through your issues so you can find your version of happiness and fulfilment in life. And I'll support you as you make the changes needed to transform your life.
Hi, I’m Lisa the Haappy Therapist. I'm fully qualified with over 10 years of experience helping people with various issues including anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness, trauma, abuse, ADHD, low confidence and self-esteem, loss, relationship problems, stress and more. On a mission to bring true, deep, and lasting happiness to everyone I work with, I'll help you to work through your issues so you can find your version of happiness and fulfilment in life. And I'll support you as you make the changes needed to transform your life.
01992 927972 View 01992 927972
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Rhiana Sheth
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE3  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Rhiana and I am a qualified and accredited CBT therapist. Are you struggling with mental health, insomnia, or just want to increase your performance in all areas? If you are looking make positive changes in your life then look no further. I offer remote therapy so that we can start working together whenever and wherever suits you best.
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Rhiana and I am a qualified and accredited CBT therapist. Are you struggling with mental health, insomnia, or just want to increase your performance in all areas? If you are looking make positive changes in your life then look no further. I offer remote therapy so that we can start working together whenever and wherever suits you best.
020 3870 3597 View 020 3870 3597
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Silvia Bodini
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London W5
We are all vulnerable and it is not uncommon to feel lost or stuck. My practice is born from the desire to bring positive change helping individuals live a choiceful life. I am an Italian Psychologist and Psychotherapist trainee based in London. As a welcoming, curious individual, I offer a safe and supportive space where to explore your thoughts and emotions. Gestalt approach allows me to work fluidly with various issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, identity or sexuality, low self-esteem, mood and confidence, trauma, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, stress and lack of motivation.
We are all vulnerable and it is not uncommon to feel lost or stuck. My practice is born from the desire to bring positive change helping individuals live a choiceful life. I am an Italian Psychologist and Psychotherapist trainee based in London. As a welcoming, curious individual, I offer a safe and supportive space where to explore your thoughts and emotions. Gestalt approach allows me to work fluidly with various issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, identity or sexuality, low self-esteem, mood and confidence, trauma, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, stress and lack of motivation.
020 3816 1623 View 020 3816 1623
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Nadia Daer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E11  (Online Only)
I work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS as well as privately. I’m passionate about creating a more equal and compassionate society and I believe that talking and effectively relating with another is often the key to unlocking change. In my private work, I offer a safe place for us to think about whatever you have been struggling with and how to help you through it. I also aim to create a welcoming place for people from minority or marginalised communities to discuss experiences of being othered or discriminated against.
I work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS as well as privately. I’m passionate about creating a more equal and compassionate society and I believe that talking and effectively relating with another is often the key to unlocking change. In my private work, I offer a safe place for us to think about whatever you have been struggling with and how to help you through it. I also aim to create a welcoming place for people from minority or marginalised communities to discuss experiences of being othered or discriminated against.
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Lea Kristensen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W11
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience in clinical and private settings. I have completed extensive and rigorous training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading and most established training institutions in UK.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience in clinical and private settings. I have completed extensive and rigorous training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading and most established training institutions in UK.
020 3870 2423 View 020 3870 2423
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Dorotea Pospihalj
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London EC1V  (Online Only)
In my practice I have been specialising in anxiety and dread. These symptoms can manifest in many ways and, we will experience them in our unique way. Perhaps you are dealing with relational difficulties, sense of inadequacy, or feeling not good enough. Working from home and managing your personal life alongside might be challenging and at times almost unbearable. Internal and external conflicts, personal crisis can also be an opportunity for growth and change if addressed in an empathic way by a non-judgemental other. I will help you transform your symptoms into a meaningful experience and help you alter the self-narrative.
In my practice I have been specialising in anxiety and dread. These symptoms can manifest in many ways and, we will experience them in our unique way. Perhaps you are dealing with relational difficulties, sense of inadequacy, or feeling not good enough. Working from home and managing your personal life alongside might be challenging and at times almost unbearable. Internal and external conflicts, personal crisis can also be an opportunity for growth and change if addressed in an empathic way by a non-judgemental other. I will help you transform your symptoms into a meaningful experience and help you alter the self-narrative.
020 8138 0735 View 020 8138 0735
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Dr Ryota Kishi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E17
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of delivering evidence-based treatments in the NHS, within voluntary organisations and in private practice. I have worked with individuals and groups experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, a variety of anxiety disorders, bereavement and addiction.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of delivering evidence-based treatments in the NHS, within voluntary organisations and in private practice. I have worked with individuals and groups experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, a variety of anxiety disorders, bereavement and addiction.
020 4538 5499 View 020 4538 5499
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Dr Stef Kouvaras
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE26  (Online Only)
I am passionate about my job as a psychologist and helping people from all walks of life who have found themselves needing a bit of support. Alongside my private practice I work in the NHS as a senior psychologist with children and families who may be struggling to connect with themselves or each other. I work with many different difficulties including trauma, anxiety, emotion dysregulation. I also work with neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD.
I am passionate about my job as a psychologist and helping people from all walks of life who have found themselves needing a bit of support. Alongside my private practice I work in the NHS as a senior psychologist with children and families who may be struggling to connect with themselves or each other. I work with many different difficulties including trauma, anxiety, emotion dysregulation. I also work with neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD.
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Dr Jon-Paul Marshall
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple, complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and mortality.
Typically, I work with people struggling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who wrestle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self/others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple, complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive and neglectful relationships, discrimination, bereavement, trauma, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as one's relationship to meaning, responsibility, authenticity, and mortality.
020 3870 2591 View 020 3870 2591
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Prof Marcantonio Spada
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London SW6
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
020 3856 8897 View 020 3856 8897
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Joshua Le'Mon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE27
Life is a challenging process which can sometimes leave you feeling stuck or swamped with emotions and feelings that you may not understand. This can sometimes play out in repeating patterns with people close to you, or repeating patterns within your own thoughts and feelings. You may find that this is restricting you to become the person you want to be: either because you do not have the emotional space to find out or because there is something underlying preventing you from doing so.
Life is a challenging process which can sometimes leave you feeling stuck or swamped with emotions and feelings that you may not understand. This can sometimes play out in repeating patterns with people close to you, or repeating patterns within your own thoughts and feelings. You may find that this is restricting you to become the person you want to be: either because you do not have the emotional space to find out or because there is something underlying preventing you from doing so.
020 4538 0699 View 020 4538 0699
Gabriela Moody
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW10
I see individuals and couples with a variety of needs, ranging from deep psychological and emotional difficulties to a wish to optimize inner resources, life competencies and wellbeing. Distress may arise in response to specific life events, or more generally from difficulties in our private or professional lives. Therapy offers opportunities to be fully heard, to identify obstacles in the way of healing and growth, to generate insights and to develop new life skills. I approach my work with sensitivity to the uniqueness of each individual, and tailor my interventions to best meet their therapeutic goals and sustain positive change.
I see individuals and couples with a variety of needs, ranging from deep psychological and emotional difficulties to a wish to optimize inner resources, life competencies and wellbeing. Distress may arise in response to specific life events, or more generally from difficulties in our private or professional lives. Therapy offers opportunities to be fully heard, to identify obstacles in the way of healing and growth, to generate insights and to develop new life skills. I approach my work with sensitivity to the uniqueness of each individual, and tailor my interventions to best meet their therapeutic goals and sustain positive change.
020 3984 9535 View 020 3984 9535
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Tony Dikan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE13
Hello and thank you for getting this far - making the first steps towards finding a therapist is not always straight-forward. I am the clinical lead for an NHS mental health service in east London and also offer private therapy sessions to individuals. I trained to be a CBT Therapist at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2011 and having been using these skills to help people from all walks of life and backgrounds ever since. My intention is to meet all my clients with warmth and compassion and to support you to make the most significant changes that you can manage in the shortest amount of time.
Hello and thank you for getting this far - making the first steps towards finding a therapist is not always straight-forward. I am the clinical lead for an NHS mental health service in east London and also offer private therapy sessions to individuals. I trained to be a CBT Therapist at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2011 and having been using these skills to help people from all walks of life and backgrounds ever since. My intention is to meet all my clients with warmth and compassion and to support you to make the most significant changes that you can manage in the shortest amount of time.
020 3597 5954 View 020 3597 5954
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Stephanie Cole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25  (Online Only)
Navigating life can be challenging. If you long for change but are uncertain about how to move forward, therapy can help. In my role, I offer a warm and compassionate space allowing you to explore the underlying emotional dynamics and significance of your life experiences. The body plays a significant role in processing emotional pain and I’m here to support you in listening deeply to yourself, facilitating a connection between your thoughts and feelings to your physical experience.
Navigating life can be challenging. If you long for change but are uncertain about how to move forward, therapy can help. In my role, I offer a warm and compassionate space allowing you to explore the underlying emotional dynamics and significance of your life experiences. The body plays a significant role in processing emotional pain and I’m here to support you in listening deeply to yourself, facilitating a connection between your thoughts and feelings to your physical experience.
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Andre de Trichateau
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW7
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
020 4538 9593 View 020 4538 9593
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John Halker
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
London W1S
The Grove Clinic now operates in Guernsey and in London, and we have been offering psychotherapy in both locations since 2005. Our service is based on the organising ideas of the Human Givens approach to psychotherapy. We will acknowledge the problem, and set goals, and plot our path to the objectives you have chosen. We'll do it compassionately, and with great care. We aim to have every client leaving our rooms feeling better than when they arrived, and with some small homework tasks to develop skills which will be useful in the future.
The Grove Clinic now operates in Guernsey and in London, and we have been offering psychotherapy in both locations since 2005. Our service is based on the organising ideas of the Human Givens approach to psychotherapy. We will acknowledge the problem, and set goals, and plot our path to the objectives you have chosen. We'll do it compassionately, and with great care. We aim to have every client leaving our rooms feeling better than when they arrived, and with some small homework tasks to develop skills which will be useful in the future.
020 8138 9369 View 020 8138 9369
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Angela Bridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N3
I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your unconscious thoughts, emotions, and past experiences. I aim to help you uncover and understand the underlying causes of your difficulties for greater self-awareness and well-being. Through psychodynamic therapy, you will better understand yourself, your relationships, and the unconscious factors influencing your thoughts and behaviours.
I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your unconscious thoughts, emotions, and past experiences. I aim to help you uncover and understand the underlying causes of your difficulties for greater self-awareness and well-being. Through psychodynamic therapy, you will better understand yourself, your relationships, and the unconscious factors influencing your thoughts and behaviours.
020 3696 9719 View 020 3696 9719
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Ali Xavier
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW17
Waitlist for new clients
I work with Millennial adults 1-1 and with couples, who are experiencing challenges in life transitions, their mental health, and relationships. It can be that all of these affect one another; therapy is a non-judgemental space to explore these, with the aim of coming to a fuller sense of understanding, renewed perspective, with clarity and healing along the way. My client work includes working managing a range of mental health issues, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, sexual abuse, and identity change. Work with couples includes conflict management, affair recovery, and supporting communication.
I work with Millennial adults 1-1 and with couples, who are experiencing challenges in life transitions, their mental health, and relationships. It can be that all of these affect one another; therapy is a non-judgemental space to explore these, with the aim of coming to a fuller sense of understanding, renewed perspective, with clarity and healing along the way. My client work includes working managing a range of mental health issues, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, sexual abuse, and identity change. Work with couples includes conflict management, affair recovery, and supporting communication.
020 3835 4483 View 020 3835 4483
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Nadine Hughes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW9
Not accepting new clients
I am an Intercultural Integrative Psychotherapist with a holistic approach, embracing of culture and spirituality. I support in various challenges such as Abandonment, Addiction, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement & loss, Depression, Dissociation, Low self esteem, Identity, PTSD, Relationship problems, Stress, Suicidal ideation, Self harm and much more. I am adept at building genuine, empathic and productive therapeutic working relationships, with clients wishing to gain a deeper sense and understanding of themselves & to build on their inner resources. Counselling Foundation Tutor and Certified EFT practitioner.
I am an Intercultural Integrative Psychotherapist with a holistic approach, embracing of culture and spirituality. I support in various challenges such as Abandonment, Addiction, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement & loss, Depression, Dissociation, Low self esteem, Identity, PTSD, Relationship problems, Stress, Suicidal ideation, Self harm and much more. I am adept at building genuine, empathic and productive therapeutic working relationships, with clients wishing to gain a deeper sense and understanding of themselves & to build on their inner resources. Counselling Foundation Tutor and Certified EFT practitioner.
020 3879 4776 View 020 3879 4776
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Nardine Khalil
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
London N1
Waitlist for new clients
I set up my practice to reach out to individuals who struggle to feel at home within themselves, or in their communities. I specialise in working with individuals who struggle with identity issues due to factors of race, religion, politics, culture or language; individuals who feel like they don’t belong, and individuals who have complicated relationships with their bodies. I offer therapy in Arabic and English, and also therapy with children and adolescents.
I set up my practice to reach out to individuals who struggle to feel at home within themselves, or in their communities. I specialise in working with individuals who struggle with identity issues due to factors of race, religion, politics, culture or language; individuals who feel like they don’t belong, and individuals who have complicated relationships with their bodies. I offer therapy in Arabic and English, and also therapy with children and adolescents.
020 3974 2190 View 020 3974 2190

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
57% 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.