Counselling in North Yorkshire

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Photo of Dr Esmond Chow, Psychologist in North Yorkshire, England
Dr Esmond Chow
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
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Photo of Jade Baker, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Jade Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I hope you are ok, before I explained about my qualifications and the type of work I do, I wanted to explain how you get started. You have already done step one you are thinking about reaching out (I know how much courage this takes, so well done). I offer a safe, warm environment where you can open up without fear of judgement. I work with both adults and children, who have a variety of presenting issues from bereavement, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and much more. I also have some therapy pets that can come into the sessions.
I hope you are ok, before I explained about my qualifications and the type of work I do, I wanted to explain how you get started. You have already done step one you are thinking about reaching out (I know how much courage this takes, so well done). I offer a safe, warm environment where you can open up without fear of judgement. I work with both adults and children, who have a variety of presenting issues from bereavement, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and much more. I also have some therapy pets that can come into the sessions.
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Photo of Yvonne Claire Harrison, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Yvonne Claire Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Whitby YO21
Do you need a safe confidential space, to explore your feelings and to understand yourself. Counselling can give you that space where we can work together to empower and achieve the a way forward in life, that sometimes feels impossible. Please feel free to contact me and have a consultation . I am looking forward to working together.
Do you need a safe confidential space, to explore your feelings and to understand yourself. Counselling can give you that space where we can work together to empower and achieve the a way forward in life, that sometimes feels impossible. Please feel free to contact me and have a consultation . I am looking forward to working together.
01947 661684 View 01947 661684
Photo of Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
0113 487 2909 View 0113 487 2909
Photo of Peter Phillips, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Peter Phillips
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO23
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
01889 228036 View 01889 228036
Photo of Dr Lindsey Nicholson - Psychological Therapy And Supervision, Psychologist in North Yorkshire, England
Dr Lindsey Nicholson - Psychological Therapy And Supervision
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 25 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 25 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
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Photo of June Sandra Lawrenson, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
June Sandra Lawrenson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Redcar TS10
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
01287 555436 View 01287 555436
Photo of Dr Richard Jenkinson, Psychologist in North Yorkshire, England
Dr Richard Jenkinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO30
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
01889 227555 View 01889 227555
Photo of Rebecca Bussy, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
Rebecca Bussy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling after the loss of a person or a beloved pet? Or is it what I call non-bereavement loss - such as that experienced when a relationship ends, children leave home or through retirement and redundancy. Other examples of non-bereavement loss include: Loss of self/identity/Loss of confidence/Loss of some aspect of our physical self such as eyesight, mobility, or fertility/Loss of property or a business. ​
Are you struggling after the loss of a person or a beloved pet? Or is it what I call non-bereavement loss - such as that experienced when a relationship ends, children leave home or through retirement and redundancy. Other examples of non-bereavement loss include: Loss of self/identity/Loss of confidence/Loss of some aspect of our physical self such as eyesight, mobility, or fertility/Loss of property or a business. ​
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Photo of Dorothy Hodgkinson, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Dorothy Hodgkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York YO24
You wish things could be different, and don’t know how to go about making that happen. Counselling isn’t magic, and it can feel like hard work sometimes. But it offers a non-judgemental, safe, compassionate place for you where you can consider the changes you’d like to see in your life. You don’t need to be or have anything specific to be welcomed into the counselling space and to find it helpful. You can come as you are, and be accepted as you are. Counselling is time set aside for you to make sense of what’s going on, and gain new perspectives and/or strategies to help you move forward in a way that feels right for you.
You wish things could be different, and don’t know how to go about making that happen. Counselling isn’t magic, and it can feel like hard work sometimes. But it offers a non-judgemental, safe, compassionate place for you where you can consider the changes you’d like to see in your life. You don’t need to be or have anything specific to be welcomed into the counselling space and to find it helpful. You can come as you are, and be accepted as you are. Counselling is time set aside for you to make sense of what’s going on, and gain new perspectives and/or strategies to help you move forward in a way that feels right for you.
01904 935039 View 01904 935039
Photo of Polly Hayes Counselling , Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Polly Hayes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York YO10
I am a person centred integrative counsellor. No matter what has brought you here my goal is to support you as you make sense of your experiences. Life can throw up really tough challenges, you do not need to face them alone. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, any, and everything that makes your experience unique. I work with many diverse areas of need examples; anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, neurodiversity diagnosis. I offer short term six to twelve sessions and long open ended counselling.
I am a person centred integrative counsellor. No matter what has brought you here my goal is to support you as you make sense of your experiences. Life can throw up really tough challenges, you do not need to face them alone. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, any, and everything that makes your experience unique. I work with many diverse areas of need examples; anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, neurodiversity diagnosis. I offer short term six to twelve sessions and long open ended counselling.
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Photo of Helen Catherine Lynas, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Helen Catherine Lynas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
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Photo of Philippa Westmacott , Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Philippa Westmacott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
01937 227403 View 01937 227403
Photo of Michael John Gorwood, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Michael John Gorwood
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
01904 935024 View 01904 935024
Photo of Ingrid Steele, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
Ingrid Steele
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS17
I work with teenagers, adults, couples and families. My aim is to provide practical, emotional and psychological support that is right for each person, combining the most effective therapeutic approaches with the latest evidence in neuroscience. Sessions give you space to explore what's important to you and may be about dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, self harm, eating difficulties or trauma - recent or longstanding. It may be relationship issues as part of a couple or family; or exploring your identity, gender or neurodiversity. As well as 1:1 therapy, online support groups for teenagers and parents are also available.
I work with teenagers, adults, couples and families. My aim is to provide practical, emotional and psychological support that is right for each person, combining the most effective therapeutic approaches with the latest evidence in neuroscience. Sessions give you space to explore what's important to you and may be about dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, self harm, eating difficulties or trauma - recent or longstanding. It may be relationship issues as part of a couple or family; or exploring your identity, gender or neurodiversity. As well as 1:1 therapy, online support groups for teenagers and parents are also available.
01937 227419 View 01937 227419
Photo of Sue Jewitt, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Sue Jewitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO26
I work with women who may be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges. I have experience of working with a range of emotional experiences, including the impact of past trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, self-esteem, life transitions, menopause and fertility issues. I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your concerns, gain different perspectives and understanding of what you might be feeling. I am an integrative humanistic therapist and work holistically, focusing on emotional experiencing.
I work with women who may be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges. I have experience of working with a range of emotional experiences, including the impact of past trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, self-esteem, life transitions, menopause and fertility issues. I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your concerns, gain different perspectives and understanding of what you might be feeling. I am an integrative humanistic therapist and work holistically, focusing on emotional experiencing.
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Photo of Sarah Marzillier, Psychologist in North Yorkshire, England
Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
Photo of Aishah Bumadian, Counsellor in North Yorkshire, England
Aishah Bumadian
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10
Life's challenges can test our emotional resilience. There are times when these challenges are unavoidable, impacting our mood and relationships and becoming too overwhelming that we find it difficult to bounce back from our problems. Recognizing that you aren’t coping well with your stressors and/or emotional discomfort is a major step to healing. While it does take so much courage to reach out, asking for help can be highly rewarding. Instead of facing your problems alone, speaking to a counsellor can help you work through your problems more effectively.
Life's challenges can test our emotional resilience. There are times when these challenges are unavoidable, impacting our mood and relationships and becoming too overwhelming that we find it difficult to bounce back from our problems. Recognizing that you aren’t coping well with your stressors and/or emotional discomfort is a major step to healing. While it does take so much courage to reach out, asking for help can be highly rewarding. Instead of facing your problems alone, speaking to a counsellor can help you work through your problems more effectively.
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Photo of Cheryl Cullen, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
Cheryl Cullen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
We had no choice in the family we were raised in, so as adults, we continue acting from the same script we did as children. There are many reasons why you may be considering counselling and I offer a safe space in which you can explore who you are and what may be holding you in a place you feel stuck.
We had no choice in the family we were raised in, so as adults, we continue acting from the same script we did as children. There are many reasons why you may be considering counselling and I offer a safe space in which you can explore who you are and what may be holding you in a place you feel stuck.
0113 519 1519 View 0113 519 1519
Photo of Dr Jane Bourne, Psychotherapist in North Yorkshire, England
Dr Jane Bourne
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a psychotherapist, BABCP registered Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and HCPC registered Arts therapist and. I work for the NHS and run a private practice specialising in mental health and well being. I am able to work creatively to help my clients to engage even if the talking therapies are difficult. I have a good track record with low mood and anxiety and getting my clients back on their feet and living their lives to the full.
I am a psychotherapist, BABCP registered Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and HCPC registered Arts therapist and. I work for the NHS and run a private practice specialising in mental health and well being. I am able to work creatively to help my clients to engage even if the talking therapies are difficult. I have a good track record with low mood and anxiety and getting my clients back on their feet and living their lives to the full.
01642 688422 View 01642 688422

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Yorkshire

400+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in North Yorkshire who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
42% Bupa

How Counsellors in North Yorkshire see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Yorkshire?

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.

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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.