Counselling in Perton

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Beth Peacock
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Perton WV8
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, fearing the worst or constantly overthinking, seeking counselling could help you. You may be experiencing depression, sleep troubles, relationships problems or lacking energy to face the day ahead. Even though you have people in your life, you may feel that you have nobody to confide in, leaving you feeling alone. If this sounds familiar to you then reaching out for counselling and speaking to someone impartial could be a helpful step.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, fearing the worst or constantly overthinking, seeking counselling could help you. You may be experiencing depression, sleep troubles, relationships problems or lacking energy to face the day ahead. Even though you have people in your life, you may feel that you have nobody to confide in, leaving you feeling alone. If this sounds familiar to you then reaching out for counselling and speaking to someone impartial could be a helpful step.
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Bole Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perton WV8
Hi I'm Lianne Bole and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, qualified to Masters Degree level. I work with individuals and couples in a quiet private location in Perton Wolverhampton. I also work with young people and children aged five and over. As a former teacher I understand the particular stresses that people working in education experience. I have experience in many areas of counselling including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work related issues, health problems, bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts, attachment issues, abuse, anger management and family issues.
Hi I'm Lianne Bole and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, qualified to Masters Degree level. I work with individuals and couples in a quiet private location in Perton Wolverhampton. I also work with young people and children aged five and over. As a former teacher I understand the particular stresses that people working in education experience. I have experience in many areas of counselling including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work related issues, health problems, bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts, attachment issues, abuse, anger management and family issues.
01902 928252 View 01902 928252

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Victoria Watton, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Victoria Watton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolverhampton WV8
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
01939 554492 View 01939 554492
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psychlarity Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
01902 973074 View 01902 973074
Photo of Mark Thornthwaite, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Mark Thornthwaite
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV3
Do you feel that something is holding you back in life, and that things could be much better but aren’t sure where to begin? I work with people experiencing these feelings and help them to improve their lives. I provide a compassionate space where you’ll find the safety needed to explore challenging aspects of yourself. I’ll listen carefully and will always try to understand things from your perspective, without judgement. Due to the confidential nature of counselling, you’ll be able to explore relationships in your life without fear of hurting anyone.
Do you feel that something is holding you back in life, and that things could be much better but aren’t sure where to begin? I work with people experiencing these feelings and help them to improve their lives. I provide a compassionate space where you’ll find the safety needed to explore challenging aspects of yourself. I’ll listen carefully and will always try to understand things from your perspective, without judgement. Due to the confidential nature of counselling, you’ll be able to explore relationships in your life without fear of hurting anyone.
01902 943072 View 01902 943072
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Therapy Chair
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV3
Are you experiencing troubling thoughts? Is there something in your past that you cannot let go of? Or something in the future that you are worried about? Or do you feel stuck? I understand that the path to well-being is unique for each individual and as an integrative therapist, I am here to guide you on your journey. If you are having problems with self-defeating behaviours, addictions, phobias, traumas, or more I am here to help. I bring knowledge and a commitment to supporting your growth. I use CBT alongside other therapeutic approaches, to create a package that will help us address the root cause of your problems.
Are you experiencing troubling thoughts? Is there something in your past that you cannot let go of? Or something in the future that you are worried about? Or do you feel stuck? I understand that the path to well-being is unique for each individual and as an integrative therapist, I am here to guide you on your journey. If you are having problems with self-defeating behaviours, addictions, phobias, traumas, or more I am here to help. I bring knowledge and a commitment to supporting your growth. I use CBT alongside other therapeutic approaches, to create a package that will help us address the root cause of your problems.
07368 251755 View 07368 251755
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talk2tivey counselling & clinical supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi you’v already taken your first major step by looking for a counsellor, let me help you on the rest of you journey, my names mike and I’m an integrative counsellor with over 15 years experience working with adults and young people. I can offer 1-2-1 sessions, Skype/ FaceTime and walk and talk sessions. Contact me for free 30 min phone consultation to make sure your happy to work together to get you where you want to be
Hi you’v already taken your first major step by looking for a counsellor, let me help you on the rest of you journey, my names mike and I’m an integrative counsellor with over 15 years experience working with adults and young people. I can offer 1-2-1 sessions, Skype/ FaceTime and walk and talk sessions. Contact me for free 30 min phone consultation to make sure your happy to work together to get you where you want to be
01902 925630 View 01902 925630
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Kind Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
I believe that, to get past your difficult feelings, you need to work through them. Are you struggling with trauma, low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems or family issues? At the core of my counselling practice is the belief that, although it may not feel like it right now, you are the expert on you. We’ll work together to unpack your emotions, taking a good look at what is going on for you to really understand your specific and unique situation.
I believe that, to get past your difficult feelings, you need to work through them. Are you struggling with trauma, low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems or family issues? At the core of my counselling practice is the belief that, although it may not feel like it right now, you are the expert on you. We’ll work together to unpack your emotions, taking a good look at what is going on for you to really understand your specific and unique situation.
01902 953436 View 01902 953436
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Reflective Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV10
Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor: I am Certified in Online and Telephone Counselling. It can be difficult choosing the right therapist for you. My passion as a counsellor is to support you through your journey and support you with any emotional challenges. I will offer you compassion, respect, understanding and empathy without any judgement. When you are ready to take your first step in therapy, I will be there by your side to support and encourage you. This is your journey, and I’m privileged to share your path.
Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor: I am Certified in Online and Telephone Counselling. It can be difficult choosing the right therapist for you. My passion as a counsellor is to support you through your journey and support you with any emotional challenges. I will offer you compassion, respect, understanding and empathy without any judgement. When you are ready to take your first step in therapy, I will be there by your side to support and encourage you. This is your journey, and I’m privileged to share your path.
01746 337012 View 01746 337012
Photo of Dr Sophie Gwinnett, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Sophie Gwinnett
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV8
I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 22 years experience working in the NHS and private sector. Trained in a variety of evidence based therapies including CBT and EMDR, I deliver individually tailored interventions that enable people to experience lasting, meaningful change in their lives. Within the private sector I work with adults with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief, health issues, health anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also spent many years working in the NHS with people affected by changes in their health, including persistent pain and cancer.
I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 22 years experience working in the NHS and private sector. Trained in a variety of evidence based therapies including CBT and EMDR, I deliver individually tailored interventions that enable people to experience lasting, meaningful change in their lives. Within the private sector I work with adults with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief, health issues, health anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also spent many years working in the NHS with people affected by changes in their health, including persistent pain and cancer.
01922 214818 View 01922 214818
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Teresa Lewis
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV1
Winner of The Qualify Business Awards Best Rated Counselling Service 2024.  Teresa Lewis is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years. Teresa has completed over 30,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and accredited mindfulness teacher.
Winner of The Qualify Business Awards Best Rated Counselling Service 2024.  Teresa Lewis is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years. Teresa has completed over 30,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and accredited mindfulness teacher.
01902 827808 View 01902 827808
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Lesley Perks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Hi, I'm Lesley. I offer a professional, non-judgemental, and confidential service to meet your individual needs. I offer a free, absolutely no obligation, 30minute, initial consultation because research has shown that one of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between you and your counsellor, so in the initial consultation you can see if I am the right counsellor for you. I work with a very diverse range of issues, including neurodiversity, and if something is causing you to worry or feel low, whatever it might be, we can see if counselling can help you. We work at your speed, short, medium or long term
Hi, I'm Lesley. I offer a professional, non-judgemental, and confidential service to meet your individual needs. I offer a free, absolutely no obligation, 30minute, initial consultation because research has shown that one of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between you and your counsellor, so in the initial consultation you can see if I am the right counsellor for you. I work with a very diverse range of issues, including neurodiversity, and if something is causing you to worry or feel low, whatever it might be, we can see if counselling can help you. We work at your speed, short, medium or long term
01952 984247 View 01952 984247
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Ocean Trauma Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Hi I’m Laura I have over 10 years frontline experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. I find working with trauma clients in counselling is incredibly rewarding. Witnessing their resilience and strength as they navigate the healing journey is awe-inspiring. It's an honour to provide a safe space for them to process their pain, find their voice, and reclaim their lives. Seeing them transform and grow is a reminder of the power of empathy, compassion, and the potential for profound healing. I know first hand how impactful trauma can be to a person and having the right therapist can help within that journey.
Hi I’m Laura I have over 10 years frontline experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. I find working with trauma clients in counselling is incredibly rewarding. Witnessing their resilience and strength as they navigate the healing journey is awe-inspiring. It's an honour to provide a safe space for them to process their pain, find their voice, and reclaim their lives. Seeing them transform and grow is a reminder of the power of empathy, compassion, and the potential for profound healing. I know first hand how impactful trauma can be to a person and having the right therapist can help within that journey.
01902 953572 View 01902 953572
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Steven Benton
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Hello, if you are struggling at the moment then give me a call to discuss how I can help you. Together, we will explore your current problems, how they started, and how they are maintained. Once we have this understanding together we create a plan, one that works towards whats important to you, your aims and your goals.
Hello, if you are struggling at the moment then give me a call to discuss how I can help you. Together, we will explore your current problems, how they started, and how they are maintained. Once we have this understanding together we create a plan, one that works towards whats important to you, your aims and your goals.
01902 951781 View 01902 951781
Photo of Kerrie Louise Fullard, MBACP, Counsellor
Kerrie Louise Fullard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
I am an integrative therapist offering a complimentary model of therapy that provides insight into a persons life. I believe that our experiences affect the way we behave and relate to others and this can sometimes create distress and conflict within us that impacts on the way we live our life. What I offer is a safe, private and confidential environment to explore in depth the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist offering a complimentary model of therapy that provides insight into a persons life. I believe that our experiences affect the way we behave and relate to others and this can sometimes create distress and conflict within us that impacts on the way we live our life. What I offer is a safe, private and confidential environment to explore in depth the cause of your distress.
07723 454796 View 07723 454796
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Kathryn Kimbley
MSc
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV3
Hello! Perhaps you've found yourself here because you've been struggling lately, finding life and work stressful or difficult and feel that you might benefit from talking to someone like me - a professional. Maybe you'd like to bounce ideas and thoughts out in the open, get things off your chest or have been through some more serious life challenges and changes. If you need a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, challenges and concerns I can help. Have a look at my website and see if you feel we might be a good fit. I will be here alongside you as you take the next steps on your journey towards personal growth.
Hello! Perhaps you've found yourself here because you've been struggling lately, finding life and work stressful or difficult and feel that you might benefit from talking to someone like me - a professional. Maybe you'd like to bounce ideas and thoughts out in the open, get things off your chest or have been through some more serious life challenges and changes. If you need a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, challenges and concerns I can help. Have a look at my website and see if you feel we might be a good fit. I will be here alongside you as you take the next steps on your journey towards personal growth.
01902 928274 View 01902 928274
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Viktoria Kirilova
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6  (Online Only)
My therapy practice is called Lemon Tree Therapy and I currently work online offering both, video and telephone appointments. I have worked and trained within the field of mental health services for more than 11 years now and I have practiced as a therapist for 7 years. As an integrative therapist I incorporate different approaches into my practice and tailor my approach around clients’ needs. I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as I recognise how important it is for clients to feel safe.
My therapy practice is called Lemon Tree Therapy and I currently work online offering both, video and telephone appointments. I have worked and trained within the field of mental health services for more than 11 years now and I have practiced as a therapist for 7 years. As an integrative therapist I incorporate different approaches into my practice and tailor my approach around clients’ needs. I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as I recognise how important it is for clients to feel safe.
01746 335464 View 01746 335464
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Mo Perkins
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV8
Waitlist for new clients
Are you wondering what's happened to the happy family life you once had? Do you feel frustrated with your child's challenging behaviour? Is there something going on in your own life or your intimate relationship that you know is impacting your children and getting in the way of the happy life you deserve? So what's critical for you to resolve right now and what's going to happen if you don't get this sorted?
Are you wondering what's happened to the happy family life you once had? Do you feel frustrated with your child's challenging behaviour? Is there something going on in your own life or your intimate relationship that you know is impacting your children and getting in the way of the happy life you deserve? So what's critical for you to resolve right now and what's going to happen if you don't get this sorted?
01922 214708 View 01922 214708
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Laura Glover
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wolverhampton WV8  (Online Only)
Happy Headspace provides a safe and confidential environment to work through your difficulties. Whether you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD or health anxiety we are here to help. We have a quick easy booking system via our website that allows you to book your free consultation www.happyheadspace.co.uk. We aim to ensure that you receive speedy responses and support at this time of need. All free consultation appointments will be complete by myself, with the option of continuing all sessions with me, so we are able to decide together what support is going to be the most helpful.
Happy Headspace provides a safe and confidential environment to work through your difficulties. Whether you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD or health anxiety we are here to help. We have a quick easy booking system via our website that allows you to book your free consultation www.happyheadspace.co.uk. We aim to ensure that you receive speedy responses and support at this time of need. All free consultation appointments will be complete by myself, with the option of continuing all sessions with me, so we are able to decide together what support is going to be the most helpful.
01922 927011 View 01922 927011
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Mel Riley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Whitmore Reans WV6  (Online Only)
Hello, if you would like someone to talk to then maybe I can help, take a look around my profile/website and if you think I might be good fit for you get in touch. I know its not easy showing up to see someone you have never met so I'll do my best to make the process as friendly and informal as possible. If you would rather walk & talk or have creative therapies that's OK too. I offer online for those who are further afield. For those visiting my therapy dog River is here too, (if required) to help you feel at home. I aim to call back the same or next day.
Hello, if you would like someone to talk to then maybe I can help, take a look around my profile/website and if you think I might be good fit for you get in touch. I know its not easy showing up to see someone you have never met so I'll do my best to make the process as friendly and informal as possible. If you would rather walk & talk or have creative therapies that's OK too. I offer online for those who are further afield. For those visiting my therapy dog River is here too, (if required) to help you feel at home. I aim to call back the same or next day.
01922 663716 View 01922 663716

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Perton

< 10

Counsellors in Perton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Anger Management
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Perton see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Perton?

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.