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You Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3  (Online Only)
Our mental health and wellbeing are paramount to us. It saddens me to sometimes to see what little care we take of it. We see our GP’s as soon as we have a physical ailment. However, tend to ignore how we feel emotionally, forgetting our emotional wellbeing is part of our whole-making. It has been my life long passion to encourage people to put themselves first and follow their dreams. I am a great believer in the power of our mind and what we can achieve if we dare to. We all experience some form of distress in our lives. We feel sad, angry, lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, grief or even feeling that we cant always explain.
Our mental health and wellbeing are paramount to us. It saddens me to sometimes to see what little care we take of it. We see our GP’s as soon as we have a physical ailment. However, tend to ignore how we feel emotionally, forgetting our emotional wellbeing is part of our whole-making. It has been my life long passion to encourage people to put themselves first and follow their dreams. I am a great believer in the power of our mind and what we can achieve if we dare to. We all experience some form of distress in our lives. We feel sad, angry, lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, grief or even feeling that we cant always explain.
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Kasia Wilk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
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Dr Hoyin Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and have worked in various mental health services in the NHS for over 20 years. I have worked in various clinical health services, including burns and plastics, respiratory, cancer and HIV services. I am trained in EMDR, CBT, CFT and ACT. I am passionate in working with people presenting with life-changing physical health conditions and their related psychological trauma. We will work together addressing your psychological needs, ranging from unmanageable stress to childhood trauma, to being stuck in patterns of unsuccessful or broken relationships, in addition to depression and anxiety.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and have worked in various mental health services in the NHS for over 20 years. I have worked in various clinical health services, including burns and plastics, respiratory, cancer and HIV services. I am trained in EMDR, CBT, CFT and ACT. I am passionate in working with people presenting with life-changing physical health conditions and their related psychological trauma. We will work together addressing your psychological needs, ranging from unmanageable stress to childhood trauma, to being stuck in patterns of unsuccessful or broken relationships, in addition to depression and anxiety.
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Catherine Horton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
HI, I’m Catherine (she/her), sometimes life can be challenging and everyone experiences times when they may struggle. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space for you to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and support you through these difficult times. Often past experiences can cause difficulties in the present and together we can explore these in order for you to gain insight and clarity and move forward in your life.
HI, I’m Catherine (she/her), sometimes life can be challenging and everyone experiences times when they may struggle. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space for you to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and support you through these difficult times. Often past experiences can cause difficulties in the present and together we can explore these in order for you to gain insight and clarity and move forward in your life.
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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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Natalie Mills
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I know things can be difficult but you don’t need to struggle alone, because I'm here to help. As a qualified therapist, my mission is to help you to overcome your fears and doubts and realise what you are truly capable of. I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults, young people, and children with a variety of emotional, mental, and physical issues. I will be empathic, honest, and non-judgemental during our sessions.
I know things can be difficult but you don’t need to struggle alone, because I'm here to help. As a qualified therapist, my mission is to help you to overcome your fears and doubts and realise what you are truly capable of. I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults, young people, and children with a variety of emotional, mental, and physical issues. I will be empathic, honest, and non-judgemental during our sessions.
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Rebecca Maxwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
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Photo of Cherisse Amusa, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Cherisse Amusa
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M3  (Online Only)
Welcome I am Cherisse. I provide a safe and compassionate space where healing and growth begin. I am a dynamic therapist and have a varied experiences of working with clients from different backgrounds and a wide range of presenting issues. I currently deliver a low cost therapy clinic for people aged 18-30 from Black, marginalised or minority groups who may be struggling to access or afford therapy. Whilst this is the group I tend to work with mostly, I also work with clients outside of this demographic. I have experience of working in private practice, employee assistance programmes and IAPT services.
Welcome I am Cherisse. I provide a safe and compassionate space where healing and growth begin. I am a dynamic therapist and have a varied experiences of working with clients from different backgrounds and a wide range of presenting issues. I currently deliver a low cost therapy clinic for people aged 18-30 from Black, marginalised or minority groups who may be struggling to access or afford therapy. Whilst this is the group I tend to work with mostly, I also work with clients outside of this demographic. I have experience of working in private practice, employee assistance programmes and IAPT services.
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Photo of Andreea Chirvase, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Andreea Chirvase
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M13  (Online Only)
As a therapist with an approach rooted in person-centred theory, I believe in your capacity for growth and self-discovery. My role is to provide you with a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to lead your own journey of self-discovery. I practice under the name 'Inner Equilibrium Psychotherapy,' characterised by a commitment to non-judgment, empathy, and individuality. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, working collaboratively with you to make sense of and untangle challenges such as understanding your emotions, communicating effectively, and embracing and understanding your own vulnerability.
As a therapist with an approach rooted in person-centred theory, I believe in your capacity for growth and self-discovery. My role is to provide you with a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to lead your own journey of self-discovery. I practice under the name 'Inner Equilibrium Psychotherapy,' characterised by a commitment to non-judgment, empathy, and individuality. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, working collaboratively with you to make sense of and untangle challenges such as understanding your emotions, communicating effectively, and embracing and understanding your own vulnerability.
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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 Simon Bayley in Manchester, England
Simon Bayley
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
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Photo of Adam Rothwell, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Adam Rothwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
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Photo of Amanda Taylor Atwood, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Amanda Taylor Atwood
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
“ It’s good to talk .... “ Do you need to talk to somebody without being judged or having to justify your feelings. Are feelings of anxiety, fear or depression making everyday life hard to bear. Do you want to understand why you feel or behave the way you do. Then I can help, I am a friendly, approachable psychotherapist and provide confidential therapy in a safe, calm and compassionate environment. I can help you explore your experiences and identify what you would like to change for a happier and more fulfilled life.
“ It’s good to talk .... “ Do you need to talk to somebody without being judged or having to justify your feelings. Are feelings of anxiety, fear or depression making everyday life hard to bear. Do you want to understand why you feel or behave the way you do. Then I can help, I am a friendly, approachable psychotherapist and provide confidential therapy in a safe, calm and compassionate environment. I can help you explore your experiences and identify what you would like to change for a happier and more fulfilled life.
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Catherine Dillon
MA
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
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Photo of Rob Radcliffe, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
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Photo of Mike Richard, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Mike Richard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M38
Would you benefit from a space where you are seen, heard, valued and understood? Are you ready to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others? Understanding our authentic self can help us search for meaning and purpose and provide direction. Investing time into self-exploration takes huge courage and will allow you to move forward in life by developing your self-awareness. There are times when we struggle with life, however these challenges can be overcome.
Would you benefit from a space where you are seen, heard, valued and understood? Are you ready to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others? Understanding our authentic self can help us search for meaning and purpose and provide direction. Investing time into self-exploration takes huge courage and will allow you to move forward in life by developing your self-awareness. There are times when we struggle with life, however these challenges can be overcome.
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Photo of Dorota Michalek, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Dorota Michalek
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
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Photo of Raphael Kada, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Raphael Kada
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25  (Online Only)
Are you feeling low, anxious, unsure, stuck, not as productive or just not enjoining the beautiful gift of life - let me help you understand yourself and your difficulties more to allow you to become unstuck, more productive and lead a healthier and happier life within your current circumstances however difficult these may be. Low mood or anxiety can feel hard to overcome or ever break free from but even just starting therapy makes this easier to manage and regulate. Become clearer in your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and way of life through clear, structured therapy at a time, place and space comfortable to you.
Are you feeling low, anxious, unsure, stuck, not as productive or just not enjoining the beautiful gift of life - let me help you understand yourself and your difficulties more to allow you to become unstuck, more productive and lead a healthier and happier life within your current circumstances however difficult these may be. Low mood or anxiety can feel hard to overcome or ever break free from but even just starting therapy makes this easier to manage and regulate. Become clearer in your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and way of life through clear, structured therapy at a time, place and space comfortable to you.
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Photo of Clare Madden - CBT in Manchester, England
Clare Madden - CBT
MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M28
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
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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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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

62% 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.