Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Helen Toward, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Helen Toward
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
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Photo of Sarah Alsawy-Davies, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Sarah Alsawy-Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Waitlist for new clients
I'm glad you've taken the first step by coming here to improve your life. I specialise working with people who have experienced traumatic relationships, traumatic attachments, issues of abuse and neglect in a relationship - no matter how big or small this may feel. It may be you were in a relationship where you felt like you were not good enough, other people were gas-lighting you, or you were invalidated or misunderstood. I help people feel confident, develop boundaries, be more assertive, improve their self-esteem after feeling panicked, anxious, or walking on eggshells.
I'm glad you've taken the first step by coming here to improve your life. I specialise working with people who have experienced traumatic relationships, traumatic attachments, issues of abuse and neglect in a relationship - no matter how big or small this may feel. It may be you were in a relationship where you felt like you were not good enough, other people were gas-lighting you, or you were invalidated or misunderstood. I help people feel confident, develop boundaries, be more assertive, improve their self-esteem after feeling panicked, anxious, or walking on eggshells.
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Jennifer Kennedy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jennifer I specialise in helping you with long term anxiety and depression arising from negative past experiences or childhood trauma. I help you understand and work through the root causes of your emotional difficulties using psychotherapy, inner child work and nervous system healing. I also use mindfulness and awareness practices to provide a holistic approach to healing. I talk more about how I work and offer free mental health content on Tiktok at jenniferkennedytherapy and Instagram.
Hi, I'm Jennifer I specialise in helping you with long term anxiety and depression arising from negative past experiences or childhood trauma. I help you understand and work through the root causes of your emotional difficulties using psychotherapy, inner child work and nervous system healing. I also use mindfulness and awareness practices to provide a holistic approach to healing. I talk more about how I work and offer free mental health content on Tiktok at jenniferkennedytherapy and Instagram.
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Juno Clinic
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M22
Waitlist for new clients
Our assessments go beyond the surface, aiming for a profound understanding of individual experiences and challenges. As a mental health nurse with a commitment to compassionate care, I prioritise creating a safe and supportive space. The assessment process involves detailed conversations where we explore your unique journey with ADHD. Your experiences matter, and we want to understand them thoroughly. Our assessments are not just about ticking boxes. We utilise a variety of evidence-based tools to provide a meticulous evaluation.
Our assessments go beyond the surface, aiming for a profound understanding of individual experiences and challenges. As a mental health nurse with a commitment to compassionate care, I prioritise creating a safe and supportive space. The assessment process involves detailed conversations where we explore your unique journey with ADHD. Your experiences matter, and we want to understand them thoroughly. Our assessments are not just about ticking boxes. We utilise a variety of evidence-based tools to provide a meticulous evaluation.
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Photo of Cheshire Psychotherapies and Mental Health Ltd, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Cheshire Psychotherapies and Mental Health Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M16
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
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Photo of Molly Brenda Rudd, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Molly Brenda Rudd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M46  (Online Only)
With 5 yrs experience as a psychological therapist, I am fully trained in CBT and EMDR therapy. I work with people from a range of backgrounds with a focus on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals through the menopause, using CBT techniques. I provide a compassionate and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. My approach is collaborative, and together, we work towards identifying and addressing the root cause of distress, helping you to become your own therapist.
With 5 yrs experience as a psychological therapist, I am fully trained in CBT and EMDR therapy. I work with people from a range of backgrounds with a focus on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals through the menopause, using CBT techniques. I provide a compassionate and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. My approach is collaborative, and together, we work towards identifying and addressing the root cause of distress, helping you to become your own therapist.
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Photo of Sue Casey, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Sue Casey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M19  (Online Only)
My role is to guide you out from living in the past and to re-decide a better future. This is your story and now is the beginning. It is never too late to choose a different path towards a more positive outcome.
My role is to guide you out from living in the past and to re-decide a better future. This is your story and now is the beginning. It is never too late to choose a different path towards a more positive outcome.
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Photo of James Alastair King, Counsellor in Manchester, England
James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
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Photo of Angela Cottrell, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Angela Cottrell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M16
Not accepting new clients
I am committed to supporting women with a particular interest in issues relating to our struggles, inequalities, and injustices. Working with intergenerational trauma resonates with me, often the result of childhood and environmental circumstances, held and passed down through our ancestors, impacting our everyday lives. I work with increased insight, both sensitively and compassionately. Personal lived experience of "calling out" and sitting with my own cycle of trauma enables me to work empathetically to affect change, welcoming you to come to therapy just as you are.
I am committed to supporting women with a particular interest in issues relating to our struggles, inequalities, and injustices. Working with intergenerational trauma resonates with me, often the result of childhood and environmental circumstances, held and passed down through our ancestors, impacting our everyday lives. I work with increased insight, both sensitively and compassionately. Personal lived experience of "calling out" and sitting with my own cycle of trauma enables me to work empathetically to affect change, welcoming you to come to therapy just as you are.
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Photo of Sue Morris, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Sue Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Do you find that you are constantly worrying or overthinking and unable to 'switch off'? Do you worry excessively about your health? Do you dwell on past events or obsess about the future? Do you want to switch off your inner critic and live a more present fulfilled life? If you answered yes to any of the these questions then talking to someone may help you to make a positive change. Contact me for a free 30 minute Initial Assessment session to find out how I can help you begin your therapy process. I am based in Chorlton & West Didsbury
Do you find that you are constantly worrying or overthinking and unable to 'switch off'? Do you worry excessively about your health? Do you dwell on past events or obsess about the future? Do you want to switch off your inner critic and live a more present fulfilled life? If you answered yes to any of the these questions then talking to someone may help you to make a positive change. Contact me for a free 30 minute Initial Assessment session to find out how I can help you begin your therapy process. I am based in Chorlton & West Didsbury
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Photo of Chris Holden, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Chris Holden
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
Hello, I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Fallowfield, Manchester. Life can be hard and it can be confusing. Events and relationships from our past can sometimes, out of awareness, impact us in the present. This can feel confusing, unsettling or even scary. I offer a warm, safe and compassionate place where you can feel heard and where we can try make sense of what is happening in your life. For the past 10 years I have supported people with a range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, shame, trauma, emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, self harm and suicidal ideation.
Hello, I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Fallowfield, Manchester. Life can be hard and it can be confusing. Events and relationships from our past can sometimes, out of awareness, impact us in the present. This can feel confusing, unsettling or even scary. I offer a warm, safe and compassionate place where you can feel heard and where we can try make sense of what is happening in your life. For the past 10 years I have supported people with a range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, shame, trauma, emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, self harm and suicidal ideation.
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Photo of Hayley Dunn, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Hayley Dunn
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You could be a stage in your life where you are confused about who you really are and what to do next. You may be haunted by old traumas or facing new challenges. It may be that you are experiencing relationship or family issues, there may be problems at work. You may be going through grief and loss, or facing illness or disability. Any of this could leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or burnt out. Alternatively, you may not know why you are struggling with your mental health. I provide a calm, warm, supportive presence to help you figure it all out.
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You could be a stage in your life where you are confused about who you really are and what to do next. You may be haunted by old traumas or facing new challenges. It may be that you are experiencing relationship or family issues, there may be problems at work. You may be going through grief and loss, or facing illness or disability. Any of this could leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or burnt out. Alternatively, you may not know why you are struggling with your mental health. I provide a calm, warm, supportive presence to help you figure it all out.
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Photo of Virginia Vaccaro, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Virginia Vaccaro
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
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Photo of Daniel Nissen, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Daniel Nissen
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
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Photo of Ben Dawson, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Ben Dawson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
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Photo of Dr Karin Adamson, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Karin Adamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
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Photo of Charley Shults, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Charley Shults
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Hi, I work with attachment issues. That covers most of the issues that people have in therapy. I am a human being, just like you. I don't discriminate. Please see my website at attachmentcentredtherapy.co.uk. If you want more information, just send me an email. Charley
Hi, I work with attachment issues. That covers most of the issues that people have in therapy. I am a human being, just like you. I don't discriminate. Please see my website at attachmentcentredtherapy.co.uk. If you want more information, just send me an email. Charley
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Photo of Elleen Okotie, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Elleen Okotie
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
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Photo of CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples), Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
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Photo of Chloe Brew Counselling, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Chloe Brew Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Manchester

800+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Manchester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
47% Vitality

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Manchester?

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.