Counselling in Penwortham

Photo of Paula Slater, Psychologist in Penwortham, England
Paula Slater
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penwortham PR1
I am a wife, a mother of 3 beautiful children, and a Psychologist. I have dedicated my life to helping adults, children and young people maintain their mental health and well-being. My mission has been to help and empower anyone to overcome their most challenging obstacles and start living happier and healthier lifestyles. My extensive experience means that I'm fully equipped to guide, support and assist you in building the life you clearly deserve. I aim to create a life balance that prioritises your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. My approach is integrative and I am very down to earth.
I am a wife, a mother of 3 beautiful children, and a Psychologist. I have dedicated my life to helping adults, children and young people maintain their mental health and well-being. My mission has been to help and empower anyone to overcome their most challenging obstacles and start living happier and healthier lifestyles. My extensive experience means that I'm fully equipped to guide, support and assist you in building the life you clearly deserve. I aim to create a life balance that prioritises your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. My approach is integrative and I am very down to earth.
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Photo of Motivate the Mind, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Motivate the Mind
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Penwortham PR1
I am a professional therapist that's trained to work with children, adults and couples. If you or your child are experiencing difficulties with their well-being, relationships or mental health etc., then hopefully I will be be able to support you/them. I am adaptive in my practice and work on a client led basis, using lots of different therapy types in order to support personal growth.
I am a professional therapist that's trained to work with children, adults and couples. If you or your child are experiencing difficulties with their well-being, relationships or mental health etc., then hopefully I will be be able to support you/them. I am adaptive in my practice and work on a client led basis, using lots of different therapy types in order to support personal growth.
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Photo of Nick Brownjohn, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Nick Brownjohn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Penwortham PR1
I work with adults who are living with depression, worry and anxiety. In our sessions, I will help you understand why you think and act how you do, so that you will be in a good place to decide if you want to break unhelpful thought patterns and actions that make you feel bad. We will then be able to work on strategies to change self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, so that you will feel happier and calmer.
I work with adults who are living with depression, worry and anxiety. In our sessions, I will help you understand why you think and act how you do, so that you will be in a good place to decide if you want to break unhelpful thought patterns and actions that make you feel bad. We will then be able to work on strategies to change self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, so that you will feel happier and calmer.
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Counselling In Blackpool
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Penwortham PR1
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
01253 835679 View 01253 835679
Photo of Dr Jennifer Pulman (Mental Health Psychologist), Psychologist in Penwortham, England
Dr Jennifer Pulman (Mental Health Psychologist)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Penwortham PR1
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More Therapists Nearby

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The Wellness Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
Waitlist for new clients
Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
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Photo of Sarah Tomlinson, Psychologist in Penwortham, England
Sarah Tomlinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support), learning disabilities and trauma. I have 16 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support), learning disabilities and trauma. I have 16 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays.
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Photo of Mohammed Yassar Ali, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Mohammed Yassar Ali
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as an integrative therapist in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. I have many additional qualfications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as an integrative therapist in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. I have many additional qualfications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
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Photo of Colette Counselling, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Colette Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
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Photo of Affinity Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Penwortham, England
Affinity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with things that normally weren't an issue. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that still impacts your everyday life, or changes in circumstances for any number of reasons, financial, ill health or divorce. Many things can impact our mental health and each one of us experiences it differently. We all want to be listened to and understood and yet there may be things we can't even share with those closest to us. Therapy can help to unburden you, see solutions and gain a better understanding of yourself and what is best for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with things that normally weren't an issue. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that still impacts your everyday life, or changes in circumstances for any number of reasons, financial, ill health or divorce. Many things can impact our mental health and each one of us experiences it differently. We all want to be listened to and understood and yet there may be things we can't even share with those closest to us. Therapy can help to unburden you, see solutions and gain a better understanding of yourself and what is best for you.
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Photo of Prof . F. Abdoola, Psychotherapist in Penwortham, England
Prof . F. Abdoola
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
“MBBCHB - M.D, MCGP, D.Psychiatry, Aff.- RCPsych,RCGP -C.Alcohol &Substance”. Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. He helps Identify and managing the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach with children, adults, and older adults.
“MBBCHB - M.D, MCGP, D.Psychiatry, Aff.- RCPsych,RCGP -C.Alcohol &Substance”. Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. He helps Identify and managing the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach with children, adults, and older adults.
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Photo of Humera Patel, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Humera Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
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Photo of Dr Trevor Landry, Psychologist in Penwortham, England
Dr Trevor Landry
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
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Photo of Steve Watt, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Steve Watt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to overcome the impact of traumatic or challenging life events and the often painful, emotional aftermath? Perhaps your experiencing feelings and can't even put your finger on why you feel the way you do. Do you want to understand why you're feeling isloated and alone, have lost motivation or started avoiding people? Perhaps you worry all time or are troubled by nightmares or difficult and confusing memories. I've helped clients overcome the above issues and have had specialist training in supporting survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. I'll be alongside you as you explore the issues you're facing.
Are you struggling to overcome the impact of traumatic or challenging life events and the often painful, emotional aftermath? Perhaps your experiencing feelings and can't even put your finger on why you feel the way you do. Do you want to understand why you're feeling isloated and alone, have lost motivation or started avoiding people? Perhaps you worry all time or are troubled by nightmares or difficult and confusing memories. I've helped clients overcome the above issues and have had specialist training in supporting survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. I'll be alongside you as you explore the issues you're facing.
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Photo of Shaun Noteman, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Shaun Noteman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
01772 958120 View 01772 958120
Photo of Anthony Hemmings, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Anthony Hemmings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
Whatever your concerns might be, I offer you a safe space to express yourself, without fear of being judged. My practice reflects my belief that you are the expert in your own life. By talking together we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to address, come to terms with, or perhaps even resolve your difficulties. My sessions are non-directive which means you decide what happens during sessions;  together we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
Whatever your concerns might be, I offer you a safe space to express yourself, without fear of being judged. My practice reflects my belief that you are the expert in your own life. By talking together we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to address, come to terms with, or perhaps even resolve your difficulties. My sessions are non-directive which means you decide what happens during sessions;  together we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
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Photo of Jaime Leigh, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Jaime Leigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR2
I offer a warm, respectful, non-judgemental space in which you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I feel it is vitally important for you as the client to be able to feel safe in the Therapeutic relationship. To be able to trust me and not feel judged, to feel heard, understood and believed. I am Qualified in Person Centred Counselling, CBT Therapy,Clinical Hypnotherapy also Rewind Therapy.
I offer a warm, respectful, non-judgemental space in which you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I feel it is vitally important for you as the client to be able to feel safe in the Therapeutic relationship. To be able to trust me and not feel judged, to feel heard, understood and believed. I am Qualified in Person Centred Counselling, CBT Therapy,Clinical Hypnotherapy also Rewind Therapy.
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Photo of Gill Booth, Psychotherapist in Penwortham, England
Gill Booth
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Preston PR1
Hi, sex and relationship problems, working with couples and individuals is my main focus. I have trained as a general counsellor supporting people who suffer with difficulties relating to all lifes problems and challenges. I have also trained as a psychosexual therapist and at present I am continuing to study, researching the effects of online pornography on couples and the impact it has on their relationship. I believe that change is possible whatever challenges the journey involves. I work with a positive and optimistic out look, remaining non judgmental and empathic at all times. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Hi, sex and relationship problems, working with couples and individuals is my main focus. I have trained as a general counsellor supporting people who suffer with difficulties relating to all lifes problems and challenges. I have also trained as a psychosexual therapist and at present I am continuing to study, researching the effects of online pornography on couples and the impact it has on their relationship. I believe that change is possible whatever challenges the journey involves. I work with a positive and optimistic out look, remaining non judgmental and empathic at all times. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
07401 247737 View 07401 247737
Photo of Dr Zandra Bamford, Psychologist in Penwortham, England
Dr Zandra Bamford
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
Hello, welcome to Therapy NorthWest. We support the wellbeing of adults & young people in clinics in Chorley & surrounding areas. We believe that life can be challenging with a number of different pressures & demands. We do not believe that these things make us ‘abnormal’ or ‘ill’, rather that there are times when we require support to work through difficulties, what has happened and how we have responded. Zandra has many years experience working with individuals, couples, families and systems to help foster greater well-being.
Hello, welcome to Therapy NorthWest. We support the wellbeing of adults & young people in clinics in Chorley & surrounding areas. We believe that life can be challenging with a number of different pressures & demands. We do not believe that these things make us ‘abnormal’ or ‘ill’, rather that there are times when we require support to work through difficulties, what has happened and how we have responded. Zandra has many years experience working with individuals, couples, families and systems to help foster greater well-being.
01257 446979 View 01257 446979
Photo of Sonya Maria Warscher, Counsellor in Penwortham, England
Sonya Maria Warscher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR1
I have over 17 years of experience working with children, young people and adults. I work in person, in my own therapeutic space in the North-West, and anywhere by Video. Whilst my training in the Person-centred approach underpins all my work, I am also trained in CBT. I started working with children as a primary school teacher and now as a therapist, I work in one of the leading centres for counselling children and young adults in the North-West. Alongside my therapeutic work, I am a college lecturer helping enable trainee counsellors to achieve their first professional qualification.
I have over 17 years of experience working with children, young people and adults. I work in person, in my own therapeutic space in the North-West, and anywhere by Video. Whilst my training in the Person-centred approach underpins all my work, I am also trained in CBT. I started working with children as a primary school teacher and now as a therapist, I work in one of the leading centres for counselling children and young adults in the North-West. Alongside my therapeutic work, I am a college lecturer helping enable trainee counsellors to achieve their first professional qualification.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Penwortham

< 10

Counsellors in Penwortham who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Penwortham see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Penwortham?

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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.