Counselling in Newhaven

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Yvonne Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
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Lynne Mendelsohn
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
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Lucy Tucknott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
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Hulya Hooker
PhD
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
If you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, grief/loss, social anxiety and trauma, our mutually agreed treatment plan for your needs can help you gain your sense of self again so that you can start enjoying your life. Life is full of challenges and different phases of our lives bring their own issues with them. Working on our part when dealing with these difficulties will bring about significant changes to the way we relate to significant others in our lives. I can help you identify what is getting in the way so that you can work on eliminating them to have a more fulfilled life.
If you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, grief/loss, social anxiety and trauma, our mutually agreed treatment plan for your needs can help you gain your sense of self again so that you can start enjoying your life. Life is full of challenges and different phases of our lives bring their own issues with them. Working on our part when dealing with these difficulties will bring about significant changes to the way we relate to significant others in our lives. I can help you identify what is getting in the way so that you can work on eliminating them to have a more fulfilled life.
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MacfarlaneTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven BN9  (Online Only)
HI, I am a Person-Centred/Humanistic Counsellor, my service MacfarlaneTherapy is based in Brighton & Hove. This is where I offer individual/one on one therapy for 18yrs+. I specialise in working with a few main areas, these are: LGBTQI+, Sexuality & Gender, Trauma, addictions and your relationships.
HI, I am a Person-Centred/Humanistic Counsellor, my service MacfarlaneTherapy is based in Brighton & Hove. This is where I offer individual/one on one therapy for 18yrs+. I specialise in working with a few main areas, these are: LGBTQI+, Sexuality & Gender, Trauma, addictions and your relationships.
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Kev Elliott
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven BN9
Thank you very much for visiting my page. I am a Person Centred counsellor based in Seaford and I rent a room in the town centre. I aim to offer a safe place which is free of judgement and a positive atmosphere where we can explore whatever you may wish to bring to each session. In return I’ll also offer honesty and transparency to help build our relationship. I endeavour to work with you as an individual and not just on an individual problem. A personal favourite analogy of mine is “I will attempt to put your shoes on and walk with you but I won’t do up the laces”.
Thank you very much for visiting my page. I am a Person Centred counsellor based in Seaford and I rent a room in the town centre. I aim to offer a safe place which is free of judgement and a positive atmosphere where we can explore whatever you may wish to bring to each session. In return I’ll also offer honesty and transparency to help build our relationship. I endeavour to work with you as an individual and not just on an individual problem. A personal favourite analogy of mine is “I will attempt to put your shoes on and walk with you but I won’t do up the laces”.
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Photo of Eileen Kemp, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
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Photo of Caroline Mills, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
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Natalie Boxall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven BN9
Through challenges in life, many of us are faced with times of stress and anxiety where we have to dig deep to find a way out . Counselling can offer the support you need to face and work through pain and confusion we all carry at difficult times.
Through challenges in life, many of us are faced with times of stress and anxiety where we have to dig deep to find a way out . Counselling can offer the support you need to face and work through pain and confusion we all carry at difficult times.
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Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
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Caroline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
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Photo of Monika Madej-Torentz, MBACP, Counsellor
Monika Madej-Torentz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
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Simon Buckland
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Do you ever think that your life could be so much happier or more satisfying than it is? Counselling could be the first step towards making it so. Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our lives.
Do you ever think that your life could be so much happier or more satisfying than it is? Counselling could be the first step towards making it so. Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our lives.
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Louise Herbert
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Gemma Nethersole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10
At times life can be distressing or leave us feeling less able to cope. Perhaps you feel at odds with yourself; unsure of how to move forward or aware that you don't want to continue feeling as you do now.
At times life can be distressing or leave us feeling less able to cope. Perhaps you feel at odds with yourself; unsure of how to move forward or aware that you don't want to continue feeling as you do now.
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Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Telscombe Cliffs BN10
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
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Liz Down
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
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Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
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Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
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Ian Caley Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newhaven

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Newhaven who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
86% Anxiety
79% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% WPA

How Counsellors in Newhaven see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newhaven?

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.