Counselling in Plymouth

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Rebecca Mansell
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL5
With much lived experience and qualifications in counselling and psychology, I am able to create a safe space for you to confide your difficulties and problems, inviting you to share what concerns you most and in return to provide you with compassion and acceptance.
With much lived experience and qualifications in counselling and psychology, I am able to create a safe space for you to confide your difficulties and problems, inviting you to share what concerns you most and in return to provide you with compassion and acceptance.
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Philipp Grote
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL4
I am an integrative counsellor offers a trauma informed way of working. Mental health related labels often create the impression that the difficulties we experience as people are based on our personality or that we are somehow permanently damaged. Symptoms can include long term mental health issues, often from childhood, often built around a sense of shame and isolation.
I am an integrative counsellor offers a trauma informed way of working. Mental health related labels often create the impression that the difficulties we experience as people are based on our personality or that we are somehow permanently damaged. Symptoms can include long term mental health issues, often from childhood, often built around a sense of shame and isolation.
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Rainbow Counselling SW
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL1
Hello :) I’m a neurodiverse, queer counsellor offering down to earth support to people feeling lost, alone, powerless, and unsure how to cope. Working together effectively cuts through the noise of everyday life, allowing you to hear yourself and your needs more clearly. My approach is integrative, drawing predominantly from person centred counselling (we are equal), Gestalt (working towards wholeness) and existential counselling (what is this life all about?). By creating and offering a curious and hopeful space, I hope to help you to listen and respond to your emotions with love, understanding and empowerment.
Hello :) I’m a neurodiverse, queer counsellor offering down to earth support to people feeling lost, alone, powerless, and unsure how to cope. Working together effectively cuts through the noise of everyday life, allowing you to hear yourself and your needs more clearly. My approach is integrative, drawing predominantly from person centred counselling (we are equal), Gestalt (working towards wholeness) and existential counselling (what is this life all about?). By creating and offering a curious and hopeful space, I hope to help you to listen and respond to your emotions with love, understanding and empowerment.
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Claire Goddard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
I am a compassionate and dedicated counsellor/psychotherapist committed to guiding individuals and couples on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. Having worked within a Bereavement agency, an agency for victims of sexual violence and within Relate I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. Using an Integrative model, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. I seek to help clients navigate life's challenges, overcome obstacles, and cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness and resilience.
I am a compassionate and dedicated counsellor/psychotherapist committed to guiding individuals and couples on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. Having worked within a Bereavement agency, an agency for victims of sexual violence and within Relate I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. Using an Integrative model, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. I seek to help clients navigate life's challenges, overcome obstacles, and cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness and resilience.
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Adele Selley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL6
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor who may be able to help you. My counselling aims to suit each person as an individual. Over the years I have found that my work as a Counsellor has become more of a passion rather than simply a profession. Previous clients have stated that they have found me to be a warm, caring Counsellor who is very approachable. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work by their Code of Ethics which includes monthly supervision. Please take a look at my Website : http://newleafcounsellingplymouth.co.uk
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor who may be able to help you. My counselling aims to suit each person as an individual. Over the years I have found that my work as a Counsellor has become more of a passion rather than simply a profession. Previous clients have stated that they have found me to be a warm, caring Counsellor who is very approachable. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work by their Code of Ethics which includes monthly supervision. Please take a look at my Website : http://newleafcounsellingplymouth.co.uk
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Joanna Godding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL7
Hi, I am an Attachment Focused Counsellor, Creative Arts and Play Therapist working with Children, Adolescents and Families. My clinic is located In Plympton PL7 1RF. I have been working with vulnerable Children and Adolescents within private and educational settings for over 15 years. I am registered with the BACP & PTUK.
Hi, I am an Attachment Focused Counsellor, Creative Arts and Play Therapist working with Children, Adolescents and Families. My clinic is located In Plympton PL7 1RF. I have been working with vulnerable Children and Adolescents within private and educational settings for over 15 years. I am registered with the BACP & PTUK.
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Kim Smith Counselling
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2  (Online Only)
I won't go down the "life struggles" and "finding a better you" route, because if you're looking for a counsellor you know that life is a struggle and you're looking for help. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can decide, without pressure, if you feel you would like to work with me as you get to grips with what has brought you to seek help. I work via zoom or telephone, which means that geographical location, parking and accessibility is less of an issue. I would just like to encourage you because admitting you need help is the hardest part. I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary and evening spaces
I won't go down the "life struggles" and "finding a better you" route, because if you're looking for a counsellor you know that life is a struggle and you're looking for help. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can decide, without pressure, if you feel you would like to work with me as you get to grips with what has brought you to seek help. I work via zoom or telephone, which means that geographical location, parking and accessibility is less of an issue. I would just like to encourage you because admitting you need help is the hardest part. I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary and evening spaces
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Total Focus Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL6
Are you finding things difficult to cope with at the moment? Sometimes it is difficult to find your way through this by yourself. My name is Karen and I offer Integrative Counselling and/or Spectrum Healing sessions to help you find the answers you need to find a way forward. I work with many difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, discrimination, loss of purpose and trauma. I can also help you to explore any situation you’re finding challenging or difficult in some way.
Are you finding things difficult to cope with at the moment? Sometimes it is difficult to find your way through this by yourself. My name is Karen and I offer Integrative Counselling and/or Spectrum Healing sessions to help you find the answers you need to find a way forward. I work with many difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, discrimination, loss of purpose and trauma. I can also help you to explore any situation you’re finding challenging or difficult in some way.
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Photo of Laura Paltridge Counselling, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Laura Paltridge Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL7
Hi, I'm Laura and I would love to join you on your counselling journey to help you navigate life and find the real you again! Life can be tricky and at time feel unfair. We can often find find ourselves putting a happy face on to the outside world but what is going on inside is very different. When life becomes difficult, many people experience feeling alone and disconnected from family, friends and even from themselves! I can offer you a warm, caring and safe place to explore what's going on for you, to find meaning and purpose in your life, to feel connected and find the "real" you again.
Hi, I'm Laura and I would love to join you on your counselling journey to help you navigate life and find the real you again! Life can be tricky and at time feel unfair. We can often find find ourselves putting a happy face on to the outside world but what is going on inside is very different. When life becomes difficult, many people experience feeling alone and disconnected from family, friends and even from themselves! I can offer you a warm, caring and safe place to explore what's going on for you, to find meaning and purpose in your life, to feel connected and find the "real" you again.
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Sarah Corbett- Counsellor, Psychotherapist,
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
Not accepting new clients
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
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Photo of Caleb John Carter, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Caleb John Carter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
Hi, I’m Caleb (he, him). As an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, I bring a wealth of expertise in supporting individuals facing a myriad of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, and historical trauma. Through my years of practice, I've come to understand the intricate ways in which these difficulties can impact our emotional well-being and our ability to regulate our thoughts and feelings.
Hi, I’m Caleb (he, him). As an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, I bring a wealth of expertise in supporting individuals facing a myriad of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, and historical trauma. Through my years of practice, I've come to understand the intricate ways in which these difficulties can impact our emotional well-being and our ability to regulate our thoughts and feelings.
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Naheed Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
People come to counselling for various reasons; talking with someone unconnected with your situation, can assist you in gaining new insight and support with your concerns. When you have the opportunity to explore these issues together with your counsellor, you may find ways to create new, healthier responses that benefit your behaviour, relationships and ultimately, your own wellbeing. My role is always to support you and ‘untangle’ issues in a collaborative way, allowing you to develop new ways of thinking to promote positive change.
People come to counselling for various reasons; talking with someone unconnected with your situation, can assist you in gaining new insight and support with your concerns. When you have the opportunity to explore these issues together with your counsellor, you may find ways to create new, healthier responses that benefit your behaviour, relationships and ultimately, your own wellbeing. My role is always to support you and ‘untangle’ issues in a collaborative way, allowing you to develop new ways of thinking to promote positive change.
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Photo of Stacey Sewell, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Stacey Sewell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL7
I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties relating to feeling unable to be fully themselves with others. This might include problems like depression, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, or imposter syndrome. Sometimes the people I work with feel unsure of who they are and are looking for a safe space to explore this. They may be experiencing difficulties at work or in their personal relationships. Other people I work with might feel stuck in life or want to explore transitions between different life stages. I work with clients looking for a gentle, curious approach to therapy.
I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties relating to feeling unable to be fully themselves with others. This might include problems like depression, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, or imposter syndrome. Sometimes the people I work with feel unsure of who they are and are looking for a safe space to explore this. They may be experiencing difficulties at work or in their personal relationships. Other people I work with might feel stuck in life or want to explore transitions between different life stages. I work with clients looking for a gentle, curious approach to therapy.
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SSL Therapy Services
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
We are a group of Plymouth based team of accredited professionals providing services in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Counselling, Life Coaching and Integrative Psychotherapy. We are specialists in trauma, PTSD and CPTSD and offer assessment and treatment, as well as clinical supervision for other health professionals. Our practitioners are fully accredited, we offer a confidential service supporting you in deciding what may be the best help, We also offer rates on a sliding scale.
We are a group of Plymouth based team of accredited professionals providing services in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Counselling, Life Coaching and Integrative Psychotherapy. We are specialists in trauma, PTSD and CPTSD and offer assessment and treatment, as well as clinical supervision for other health professionals. Our practitioners are fully accredited, we offer a confidential service supporting you in deciding what may be the best help, We also offer rates on a sliding scale.
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Photo of Heidi Muir, Psychologist in Plymouth, England
Heidi Muir
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
I have extensive experience working with people with life-changing injuries or chronic health conditions. Previous work includes: working with veterans for military-related trauma; liver transplant patients, clients with gastroenterological difficulties and those who have experienced a Major trauma incident. I work with people looking to reduce distress associated with their physical and mental health recovery. I work with a range of therapeutic models.
I have extensive experience working with people with life-changing injuries or chronic health conditions. Previous work includes: working with veterans for military-related trauma; liver transplant patients, clients with gastroenterological difficulties and those who have experienced a Major trauma incident. I work with people looking to reduce distress associated with their physical and mental health recovery. I work with a range of therapeutic models.
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Photo of Leonora Eddolls, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Leonora Eddolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
I have worked as a Relate Counsellor since 2013 specialising in couples, family and individual counselling.   As a neurodivergent individual with a neurodivergent family I developed a special interest in neurodivergence including Adult ADHD and Adult Autism.  I completed additional post graduate training to assist me in supporting individuals and couples in understanding the differences in the way the brain operates between neurodivergent and predominant neurotypes with the aim of building better and stronger relationships.
I have worked as a Relate Counsellor since 2013 specialising in couples, family and individual counselling.   As a neurodivergent individual with a neurodivergent family I developed a special interest in neurodivergence including Adult ADHD and Adult Autism.  I completed additional post graduate training to assist me in supporting individuals and couples in understanding the differences in the way the brain operates between neurodivergent and predominant neurotypes with the aim of building better and stronger relationships.
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Photo of Julie Jeffs, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Julie Jeffs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
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Photo of Krissy Dudley, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Krissy Dudley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL5
Clients access therapy for a multitude of reasons; there may be difficulties at work, challenges in a relationship or a client may have been abused spanning a number of years. My hope with therapy is to explore the roots of issues, to rediscover our innate resilience, to build self-esteem and to help you meet your goals, your hopes, your wishes. Many people access therapy because they want to feel different, to change the emotions they are experiencing, or for others it may be learning to access those feelings that have perhaps been locked away through trauma.
Clients access therapy for a multitude of reasons; there may be difficulties at work, challenges in a relationship or a client may have been abused spanning a number of years. My hope with therapy is to explore the roots of issues, to rediscover our innate resilience, to build self-esteem and to help you meet your goals, your hopes, your wishes. Many people access therapy because they want to feel different, to change the emotions they are experiencing, or for others it may be learning to access those feelings that have perhaps been locked away through trauma.
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Photo of Paul Vivian, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Paul Vivian
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL9
Are you pre-occupied with thoughts and feelings of worry about what may be? Or you may be pulled back to past experiences that you can't change, but can't quite let go of. These often go hand in hand, and can lead to overwhelm and difficulty to be present and enjoy the here and now. It can really help to give this space, to mindfully consider your past and to calm the worry that is trying to protect you. Wherever you are in life's journey there is great benefit from taking time to notice your thoughts and feelings, to find choices and peace among that which you can't control.
Are you pre-occupied with thoughts and feelings of worry about what may be? Or you may be pulled back to past experiences that you can't change, but can't quite let go of. These often go hand in hand, and can lead to overwhelm and difficulty to be present and enjoy the here and now. It can really help to give this space, to mindfully consider your past and to calm the worry that is trying to protect you. Wherever you are in life's journey there is great benefit from taking time to notice your thoughts and feelings, to find choices and peace among that which you can't control.
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Photo of Karen Toms, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Karen Toms
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
Are you at a life crossroads? Weighed down by anxiety and/or depression? Or struggling with low esteem, confidence issues or career difficulties? Clients often come to me having spent a long time feeling below par. They may have struggled with physical as well as mental ill health and found it hard to make consistent change. I will provide a calm safe space where you can feel fully supported to talk about issues that are challenging you, have difficult conversations and share tears and laughter. I will support you to decide how you want to move forwards and help you put in place initiatives to create lasting positive change.
Are you at a life crossroads? Weighed down by anxiety and/or depression? Or struggling with low esteem, confidence issues or career difficulties? Clients often come to me having spent a long time feeling below par. They may have struggled with physical as well as mental ill health and found it hard to make consistent change. I will provide a calm safe space where you can feel fully supported to talk about issues that are challenging you, have difficult conversations and share tears and laughter. I will support you to decide how you want to move forwards and help you put in place initiatives to create lasting positive change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Plymouth

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Plymouth who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

45% AXA PPP
41% Aviva
36% WPA

How Counsellors in Plymouth see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Plymouth?

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.