Counselling in Salisbury

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Ben Frayne
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
www.Liberationpsychology.co.uk. A highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in Adult Mental Health for over 20 years.
www.Liberationpsychology.co.uk. A highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in Adult Mental Health for over 20 years.
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Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and support clients in understanding the mind and body connection. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and support clients in understanding the mind and body connection. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
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Amos Simms
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP4  (Online Only)
I am a Registered General Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Accredited EMDR practitioner. I have over 20 years of experience, mainly within the Armed Forces. In this time I have managed Community Mental Health Teams, delivered therapy in remote locations overseas and now work in mental health research at Kings College London. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias and work-based stress. I have a particularly in-depth understanding of military trauma.
I am a Registered General Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Accredited EMDR practitioner. I have over 20 years of experience, mainly within the Armed Forces. In this time I have managed Community Mental Health Teams, delivered therapy in remote locations overseas and now work in mental health research at Kings College London. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias and work-based stress. I have a particularly in-depth understanding of military trauma.
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Jeni Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
Hello and well done on taking the first step towards finding some help, I know how hard it can be. I am here to help and support you. I am calm and caring and I offer full acceptance of whatever issues you may bring to the sessions. I am here to listen and offer you a safe space to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviours. We will work together to help you reflect upon these and the areas of your life that you are finding difficult. I will support and guide you so that you can make positive change and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. We will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Hello and well done on taking the first step towards finding some help, I know how hard it can be. I am here to help and support you. I am calm and caring and I offer full acceptance of whatever issues you may bring to the sessions. I am here to listen and offer you a safe space to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviours. We will work together to help you reflect upon these and the areas of your life that you are finding difficult. I will support and guide you so that you can make positive change and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. We will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
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Jackie Boekman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
Hello. Well done for wanting to seek out counselling and psychotherapy to help you explore what is holding you back from living a fulfilled life. It takes great courage and self awareness to take this first step. I offer you a safe, confidential place to allow you talk to someone who is trained to listen attentively to your problems. Therapy is not a quick process but with patience, self-belief and compassion, the changes within your life can be considerable.
Hello. Well done for wanting to seek out counselling and psychotherapy to help you explore what is holding you back from living a fulfilled life. It takes great courage and self awareness to take this first step. I offer you a safe, confidential place to allow you talk to someone who is trained to listen attentively to your problems. Therapy is not a quick process but with patience, self-belief and compassion, the changes within your life can be considerable.
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Donna Nowell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
You have made the first step to look for support and now you may be wondering if I could be the right counsellor for you. I was once in that place and remember searching many profiles to find the right person. If you find yourself in a position whereby your struggles or concerns in life are impacting on your day to day life, then now is a good time to seek some support. Often many difficulties overlap one another and it can feel hard to make sense of if all or know what to do about them. Counselling can help you understand things better and work through them in order for you to be able to live a more fulfilling life.
You have made the first step to look for support and now you may be wondering if I could be the right counsellor for you. I was once in that place and remember searching many profiles to find the right person. If you find yourself in a position whereby your struggles or concerns in life are impacting on your day to day life, then now is a good time to seek some support. Often many difficulties overlap one another and it can feel hard to make sense of if all or know what to do about them. Counselling can help you understand things better and work through them in order for you to be able to live a more fulfilling life.
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Jo Lloyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
I am an experienced, registered UK trained BACP counsellor (and US trained Psychology of Eating Coach) working in the heart of salisbury and remotely. I offer a rounded and individually tailored style of therapy, addressing varied issues including (but not limited to) anxiety and depression, relationship problems, life direction worries, repeating patterns of behaviour, problematic relationships with food and other concerns which impact life.
I am an experienced, registered UK trained BACP counsellor (and US trained Psychology of Eating Coach) working in the heart of salisbury and remotely. I offer a rounded and individually tailored style of therapy, addressing varied issues including (but not limited to) anxiety and depression, relationship problems, life direction worries, repeating patterns of behaviour, problematic relationships with food and other concerns which impact life.
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Rachella Michaels
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
I work gently and compassionately, with individuals/couples, struggling with difficult or painful feelings, managing their emotions, and struggling to enjoy life. Communication is often an issue, as are feelings of unfairness or difficulty forming good, lasting relationships. Issues may involve partners, parents, past traumas, or inner conflict making decisions difficult. They may involve issues at work with colleagues, management or relationships. When working with couples the issues are often about unfulfilled expectations, infidelity, lack of commitment/affection, insecurity, lack of empathy, or experiences of coercion or control
I work gently and compassionately, with individuals/couples, struggling with difficult or painful feelings, managing their emotions, and struggling to enjoy life. Communication is often an issue, as are feelings of unfairness or difficulty forming good, lasting relationships. Issues may involve partners, parents, past traumas, or inner conflict making decisions difficult. They may involve issues at work with colleagues, management or relationships. When working with couples the issues are often about unfulfilled expectations, infidelity, lack of commitment/affection, insecurity, lack of empathy, or experiences of coercion or control
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Counselling With Verity
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP5
Beginning therapy is a brave and sometimes difficult decision. My approach is to build a trusting relationship where we can work in collaboration with one another. If you're struggling, the most important thing I hope you to feel in my practice is safe, safe to explore your feelings and experiences so that together we can help establish a way forward. Please note that occasional responses to enquiries can land in your email's "junk" or "spam" folder. If you are waiting for a reply, please check there. I aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days.
Beginning therapy is a brave and sometimes difficult decision. My approach is to build a trusting relationship where we can work in collaboration with one another. If you're struggling, the most important thing I hope you to feel in my practice is safe, safe to explore your feelings and experiences so that together we can help establish a way forward. Please note that occasional responses to enquiries can land in your email's "junk" or "spam" folder. If you are waiting for a reply, please check there. I aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days.
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Anna-Maria Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2  (Online Only)
Often life can lead us to feel overwhelmed, anxious or lost. You might be questioning whether a relationship is right and need some professional support to enable you to explore and make better sense of your thoughts and feelings. Conflict could be becoming the main form of interaction within a relationship. Affairs can happen, relationships end for various reasons and families split. These events can leave us sat with grief, unanswered questions and a lack of hope and clarity around what the future may hold. I can provide support and a place to talk freely and work through emotions such as pain, guilt, confusion and hopelessness,
Often life can lead us to feel overwhelmed, anxious or lost. You might be questioning whether a relationship is right and need some professional support to enable you to explore and make better sense of your thoughts and feelings. Conflict could be becoming the main form of interaction within a relationship. Affairs can happen, relationships end for various reasons and families split. These events can leave us sat with grief, unanswered questions and a lack of hope and clarity around what the future may hold. I can provide support and a place to talk freely and work through emotions such as pain, guilt, confusion and hopelessness,
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Emma Micklewright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
Hello, my name is Emma. I want to acknowledge this important step and any apprehension you may have in this moment. Whether you have had counselling before, or this is your first time looking for support, this is a positive step towards getting the relief you are looking for.   As a qualified, experienced Counsellor and trainee Psychotherapist; I can offer you an often much-needed, ‘sounding board’ and a safe place that is without expectation or judgment. It will be your space to explore and begin to take the steps to feel more yourself.
Hello, my name is Emma. I want to acknowledge this important step and any apprehension you may have in this moment. Whether you have had counselling before, or this is your first time looking for support, this is a positive step towards getting the relief you are looking for.   As a qualified, experienced Counsellor and trainee Psychotherapist; I can offer you an often much-needed, ‘sounding board’ and a safe place that is without expectation or judgment. It will be your space to explore and begin to take the steps to feel more yourself.
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Dr Jennifer Turner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP4
Waitlist for new clients
Has your child received an autism diagnosis or are you waiting for an assessment? Are you feeling unsure what to do next and struggling to find support? Is your child experiencing high levels of anxiety, overwhelm, melt downs or challenging behaviour? An autism diagnosis is the beginning. There is so much information but no one to guide you through it all. You do your best everyday but sometimes it just feels like it is not enough. Family and friends try to understand, school try to help but don’t always get it right. You may feel alone, isolated and lonely, unsure who to trust and where to turn.
Has your child received an autism diagnosis or are you waiting for an assessment? Are you feeling unsure what to do next and struggling to find support? Is your child experiencing high levels of anxiety, overwhelm, melt downs or challenging behaviour? An autism diagnosis is the beginning. There is so much information but no one to guide you through it all. You do your best everyday but sometimes it just feels like it is not enough. Family and friends try to understand, school try to help but don’t always get it right. You may feel alone, isolated and lonely, unsure who to trust and where to turn.
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Laura Wells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP2
Hello, I am a warm, interactive therapist, keenly interested in finding how I can guide & support you to understand you, your relationships and experiences with increased self-compassion and understanding. The complex human system adapts to the environment from a place of survival and some of those adaptations can result in feelings of being too much or not enough at differing times. My areas of interest are relational & complex trauma, neurodivergence and supporting those from the LGBTQIA+ communities. Whatever your hopes are for therapy, even if you not quite sure what they are, my role is to ensure you feel heard and understood.
Hello, I am a warm, interactive therapist, keenly interested in finding how I can guide & support you to understand you, your relationships and experiences with increased self-compassion and understanding. The complex human system adapts to the environment from a place of survival and some of those adaptations can result in feelings of being too much or not enough at differing times. My areas of interest are relational & complex trauma, neurodivergence and supporting those from the LGBTQIA+ communities. Whatever your hopes are for therapy, even if you not quite sure what they are, my role is to ensure you feel heard and understood.
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Lebo Molefe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
As a black therapist, my diverse background enhances my understanding of the unique struggles faced by different groups. I utilise an Integrative approach, but it's my personal experiences and cultural awareness that influence how I work. I aim to create a welcoming space where clients feel recognised and valued for their differences. I offer guidance and support as they navigate through challenging times in their lives, creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore their issues with my presence and companionship every step of the way, until they feel confident and empowered to stand on their own.
As a black therapist, my diverse background enhances my understanding of the unique struggles faced by different groups. I utilise an Integrative approach, but it's my personal experiences and cultural awareness that influence how I work. I aim to create a welcoming space where clients feel recognised and valued for their differences. I offer guidance and support as they navigate through challenging times in their lives, creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore their issues with my presence and companionship every step of the way, until they feel confident and empowered to stand on their own.
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Kirsten Stoyell
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
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Dr Alexandria Newman
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2  (Online Only)
My clinical experience means that I can work with individuals of any age and presenting difficulties. This allows me to draw on a wide range of therapeutic models to understand your needs and identify with you the most appropriate therapy. Having struggled with my own mental health, I know how difficult and exhausting it can be trying to figure out the best approach so that I could start making the changes I hoped for. Finding the right fit is important so that you may feel more invested in the therapist and the process. I am currently only able to offer assessments due to capacity.
My clinical experience means that I can work with individuals of any age and presenting difficulties. This allows me to draw on a wide range of therapeutic models to understand your needs and identify with you the most appropriate therapy. Having struggled with my own mental health, I know how difficult and exhausting it can be trying to figure out the best approach so that I could start making the changes I hoped for. Finding the right fit is important so that you may feel more invested in the therapist and the process. I am currently only able to offer assessments due to capacity.
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Frederica M Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1  (Online Only)
I have experience of working with clients with a wide variety of issues including depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, stress, low self esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship issues. We all deal with emotional issues in our lives from time to time and it is when those issues become overwhelming and begin to get in the way of us living a fulfilling life, that it might be the right time to seek counselling. In my practice I offer a genuine, friendly and non-judgmental relationship with my clients.
I have experience of working with clients with a wide variety of issues including depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, stress, low self esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship issues. We all deal with emotional issues in our lives from time to time and it is when those issues become overwhelming and begin to get in the way of us living a fulfilling life, that it might be the right time to seek counselling. In my practice I offer a genuine, friendly and non-judgmental relationship with my clients.
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Tracey Jane
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP3
Our early life experiences may impact on the way we form relationships as adults; struggling to connect with others, and we may even struggle to feel a connection with ourselves. Any kind of trauma at a young age, may be the cause of that disconnect. Sometimes leading to the same issues or patterns of behaviour coming up over and over again. Our work will involve engaging with your experiences in a compassionate and curious way. Giving you the space you need to make sense of and begin to understand your lived experience.
Our early life experiences may impact on the way we form relationships as adults; struggling to connect with others, and we may even struggle to feel a connection with ourselves. Any kind of trauma at a young age, may be the cause of that disconnect. Sometimes leading to the same issues or patterns of behaviour coming up over and over again. Our work will involve engaging with your experiences in a compassionate and curious way. Giving you the space you need to make sense of and begin to understand your lived experience.
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Louisa Cowan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
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Kate Dalton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
I believe that all individuals have within them the ability to heal and all they need to help navigate the more difficult experiences in life. Experiences such as loss, relationship breakdown, illness, developmental trauma recovery, depression and anxiety. Perhaps you are experiencing low mood, restlessness, fatigue, feeling powerless, helpless or struggling with self-belief. Perhaps your life has taken an unexpected turn and you would like a safe place to talk about this. Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to develop greater understanding of your self.
I believe that all individuals have within them the ability to heal and all they need to help navigate the more difficult experiences in life. Experiences such as loss, relationship breakdown, illness, developmental trauma recovery, depression and anxiety. Perhaps you are experiencing low mood, restlessness, fatigue, feeling powerless, helpless or struggling with self-belief. Perhaps your life has taken an unexpected turn and you would like a safe place to talk about this. Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to develop greater understanding of your self.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Salisbury

50+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Salisbury who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
62% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% AXA PPP
79% Aviva
71% Vitality

How Counsellors in Salisbury see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Salisbury?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.