Counselling in Solihull

Photo of Pippa Trace, Counsellor in Solihull, England
Pippa Trace
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solihull B92
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. Not everyone knows what is bothering them. Often it is the difficulties and challenges of daily life that become overwhelming and unmanageable, impacting relationships, work and decision making. It is sometimes beyond the control of the individual to address those issues without professional help.
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. Not everyone knows what is bothering them. Often it is the difficulties and challenges of daily life that become overwhelming and unmanageable, impacting relationships, work and decision making. It is sometimes beyond the control of the individual to address those issues without professional help.
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Bradley Crook
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
Not accepting new clients
Everybody faces struggles, but nobody's struggles are the same. And everybody, at some time, needs help (although it can be so hard to ask for it). My work as a psychologist has been with many different people facing a wide range of challenges. My role has been to work with them and empower them to make the changes they need to live a life that is more meaningful to them. Is it easy? In my experience, it is not. Making change is scary, tough and brave. You may not believe you are capable of this. But the fact that you are reading this suggests that you are getting ready to try. This is where I, as a Clinical Psychologist, can help.
Everybody faces struggles, but nobody's struggles are the same. And everybody, at some time, needs help (although it can be so hard to ask for it). My work as a psychologist has been with many different people facing a wide range of challenges. My role has been to work with them and empower them to make the changes they need to live a life that is more meaningful to them. Is it easy? In my experience, it is not. Making change is scary, tough and brave. You may not believe you are capable of this. But the fact that you are reading this suggests that you are getting ready to try. This is where I, as a Clinical Psychologist, can help.
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Sue Partridge
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Solihull B92  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page. Are you struggling with your mental health or do you have difficult life experiences you would like to talk about. I can usually see you within the week and provide a non- judgemental, confidential safe space for you to talk through whatever maybe affecting you. I hope that through the counselling process and the therapeutic relationship we form you will be able to share your thoughts and feelings, helping you to move forward. If you have any queries or would like to book an initial session please email or call me and then we can arrange a mutually convenient time for this. Thank you
Welcome to my page. Are you struggling with your mental health or do you have difficult life experiences you would like to talk about. I can usually see you within the week and provide a non- judgemental, confidential safe space for you to talk through whatever maybe affecting you. I hope that through the counselling process and the therapeutic relationship we form you will be able to share your thoughts and feelings, helping you to move forward. If you have any queries or would like to book an initial session please email or call me and then we can arrange a mutually convenient time for this. Thank you
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Nav Heer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B91  (Online Only)
In the current world of uncertainty and change, it has been a challenging time for ourselves, our loved ones and society’s mental health. Counselling explores difficulties you are having, distress you may be experiencing, dissatisfaction with life or loss of a sense of direction & purpose. I will listen attentively, in a non-judgemental way, provided in a professional and respectful manner, counselling will begin to bring awareness and help you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. I have worked with children & adults, giving equal respect and treatment, regardless of their background or beliefs.
In the current world of uncertainty and change, it has been a challenging time for ourselves, our loved ones and society’s mental health. Counselling explores difficulties you are having, distress you may be experiencing, dissatisfaction with life or loss of a sense of direction & purpose. I will listen attentively, in a non-judgemental way, provided in a professional and respectful manner, counselling will begin to bring awareness and help you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. I have worked with children & adults, giving equal respect and treatment, regardless of their background or beliefs.
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Jordan Gooch
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
I work with clients across a broad range of common life issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma-related issues, life transitions, loss and grief.  I also have a keen interest in self-esteem and identity development (including life purpose), stress management, career issues and relationship dynamics. Through a tailored approach, I empower clients to cultivate resilience and create lasting positive change in their lives. I work with male and female clients aged 18+.
I work with clients across a broad range of common life issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma-related issues, life transitions, loss and grief.  I also have a keen interest in self-esteem and identity development (including life purpose), stress management, career issues and relationship dynamics. Through a tailored approach, I empower clients to cultivate resilience and create lasting positive change in their lives. I work with male and female clients aged 18+.
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Gurmeash Kaur
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solihull B90
It can be a daunting, nervous and courageous step when accessing psychological support and reading this means that you have already thought about this, which is an achievement! It can sometimes be difficult to prioritise and give importance to our own needs, it can make us feel guilty or undeserving. However, I believe self-care and self-love, are at the root of living a healthy well-being. I have a positive working attitude and strongly believe in creating an open and honest therapeutic relationship. I use different psychological frameworks and tailor my approach to effectively support my clients with their psychological distress.
It can be a daunting, nervous and courageous step when accessing psychological support and reading this means that you have already thought about this, which is an achievement! It can sometimes be difficult to prioritise and give importance to our own needs, it can make us feel guilty or undeserving. However, I believe self-care and self-love, are at the root of living a healthy well-being. I have a positive working attitude and strongly believe in creating an open and honest therapeutic relationship. I use different psychological frameworks and tailor my approach to effectively support my clients with their psychological distress.
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Amanda Crocker
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Solihull B92
Being able to make sense of our circumstances, emotions and how we feel about ourselves can be difficult and daunting. Talking therapy can provide you with the safe and private opportunity to talk through situations and feelings that may be affecting you, your mental health, your work, your relationships, or any other aspect of your life. By listening to you in a non-judgemental way, I can provide the safe, supportive environment in which we can work together to help you explore your feelings and understand yourself better.
Being able to make sense of our circumstances, emotions and how we feel about ourselves can be difficult and daunting. Talking therapy can provide you with the safe and private opportunity to talk through situations and feelings that may be affecting you, your mental health, your work, your relationships, or any other aspect of your life. By listening to you in a non-judgemental way, I can provide the safe, supportive environment in which we can work together to help you explore your feelings and understand yourself better.
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Hilary Dixon of Positive New You Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Solihull B91
I’m an accredited psychotherapist (BACP) with 17 years of experience & a clinical supervisor. I am passionate about supporting others with their mental health as well as assisting other therapists with their growth. It’s important to know you are in safe hands and your therapist is competent, capable, trustworthy and able to support you for the short/long term.
I’m an accredited psychotherapist (BACP) with 17 years of experience & a clinical supervisor. I am passionate about supporting others with their mental health as well as assisting other therapists with their growth. It’s important to know you are in safe hands and your therapist is competent, capable, trustworthy and able to support you for the short/long term.
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Dr Abida Choudhry
Psychologist, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solihull B90
I am a chartered psychologist (BPS & HCPC accredited). I have an extensive experience in providing assessments and treatment to adult, children and families. My practice is informed by Counselling, CBT, Psychodynamic, Person Centered, Existential, attachment and Systemic Family approaches. I also offer EMDR therapy for complex trauma. I have also been working as Expert Court Witness (BPS accredited) working within the area of family court and immigration. I also work with children and young persons using the principles of play therapy, psychodynamic and attachment theory. I use culturally sensitive approach with ethnic minorities.
I am a chartered psychologist (BPS & HCPC accredited). I have an extensive experience in providing assessments and treatment to adult, children and families. My practice is informed by Counselling, CBT, Psychodynamic, Person Centered, Existential, attachment and Systemic Family approaches. I also offer EMDR therapy for complex trauma. I have also been working as Expert Court Witness (BPS accredited) working within the area of family court and immigration. I also work with children and young persons using the principles of play therapy, psychodynamic and attachment theory. I use culturally sensitive approach with ethnic minorities.
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therapybybushra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B90  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced, BACP Registered Counsellor. I have private practise for just over 5 years. I have work with people from all walks of life, which include different cultures and religions. Being a therapist of colour, I understand the cultural difficulties that clients may have face. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Each client is different, so therapy should be unique to each person.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced, BACP Registered Counsellor. I have private practise for just over 5 years. I have work with people from all walks of life, which include different cultures and religions. Being a therapist of colour, I understand the cultural difficulties that clients may have face. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Each client is different, so therapy should be unique to each person.
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Photo of Adrian Murray Counselling , Psychotherapist in Solihull, England
Adrian Murray Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B93
We all struggle with many things from all kinds of abuse in our lives, be that Anxiety, Depression, various trauma, from major or minor incidents, along with equality issues, organisational issues, bereavement, self harm, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), personality disorders, and many other issues. No matter how low or out of control these issues make us feel, with the right support and relationship we can get through these difficult times in our lives. You do not have to go through this on your own. I can listen and support without any judgement. I can offer advice and my experience.
We all struggle with many things from all kinds of abuse in our lives, be that Anxiety, Depression, various trauma, from major or minor incidents, along with equality issues, organisational issues, bereavement, self harm, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), personality disorders, and many other issues. No matter how low or out of control these issues make us feel, with the right support and relationship we can get through these difficult times in our lives. You do not have to go through this on your own. I can listen and support without any judgement. I can offer advice and my experience.
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Solihull Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B91
Life brings many challenges and understandably at times we might look for support in facing them. However, having the courage to even contemplate talking through our issues and challenges can be incredibly difficult. Often, we can suppress our feelings of unhappiness, but deep down, we can feel the pain from our past or the anguish from our current problems. Even if we do have someone to talk to, we can feel unable to share the truth for the fear of hurting others or being judged by them if they were to know how we really feel. I provide a confidential, therapeutic space to help you understand whatever difficulties you face.
Life brings many challenges and understandably at times we might look for support in facing them. However, having the courage to even contemplate talking through our issues and challenges can be incredibly difficult. Often, we can suppress our feelings of unhappiness, but deep down, we can feel the pain from our past or the anguish from our current problems. Even if we do have someone to talk to, we can feel unable to share the truth for the fear of hurting others or being judged by them if they were to know how we really feel. I provide a confidential, therapeutic space to help you understand whatever difficulties you face.
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Photo of Hayley Jayne Clayton, Counsellor in Solihull, England
Hayley Jayne Clayton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
Hi I’m Hayley and I’m a qualified intregative counsellor, which means I draw from different therapeutic styles to suit my clients individual needs. I was once in your position so I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support. I am passionate about guiding others to find their path to a fulfilling life
Hi I’m Hayley and I’m a qualified intregative counsellor, which means I draw from different therapeutic styles to suit my clients individual needs. I was once in your position so I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support. I am passionate about guiding others to find their path to a fulfilling life
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Photo of Gabriel Laurent Cadet de Fontenay, Psychologist in Solihull, England
Gabriel Laurent Cadet de Fontenay
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
Are you a professional struggling to balance a demanding career with family life? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, strained relationships, or the challenge of being fully present in both your professional and personal roles? Many people in dynamic careers believe they must sacrifice personal happiness for success, but this isn't the case. If you're striving for a fulfilling work-life balance, I can help. Mental health challenges arise for a reason, and together, we will explore the root causes of your struggles to offer you the most effective therapy tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.
Are you a professional struggling to balance a demanding career with family life? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, strained relationships, or the challenge of being fully present in both your professional and personal roles? Many people in dynamic careers believe they must sacrifice personal happiness for success, but this isn't the case. If you're striving for a fulfilling work-life balance, I can help. Mental health challenges arise for a reason, and together, we will explore the root causes of your struggles to offer you the most effective therapy tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.
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V Talk Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B91  (Online Only)
Transform Your Tomorrow: Begin Your Journey with Psychotherapy. I'm a dedicated psychotherapist and a hypnotherapist specializing in uncovering the depths of the unconscious mind to facilitate genuine healing and transformation by guiding individuals on a journey of self-exploration and understanding. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards healing and growth, fostering awareness of core issues and facilitating transformative change as you explore and understand more about yourself.
Transform Your Tomorrow: Begin Your Journey with Psychotherapy. I'm a dedicated psychotherapist and a hypnotherapist specializing in uncovering the depths of the unconscious mind to facilitate genuine healing and transformation by guiding individuals on a journey of self-exploration and understanding. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards healing and growth, fostering awareness of core issues and facilitating transformative change as you explore and understand more about yourself.
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Julia Angoy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B90  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and experienced relationship counsellor, working with both couples and individuals for over 10 years. I trained and qualified with the Relate Institute and share their philosophy on the importance of happy and healthy relationships contributing to positive emotional well being. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I specialise in all matters which can impact on the success of a relationship, these can include breakdown in communication, managing change, affairs, conflict, trust issues, respect, intimacy, loss, separation and divorce.
I am a fully qualified and experienced relationship counsellor, working with both couples and individuals for over 10 years. I trained and qualified with the Relate Institute and share their philosophy on the importance of happy and healthy relationships contributing to positive emotional well being. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I specialise in all matters which can impact on the success of a relationship, these can include breakdown in communication, managing change, affairs, conflict, trust issues, respect, intimacy, loss, separation and divorce.
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Photo of Jade Counselling Services, Counsellor in Solihull, England
Jade Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Solihull B91
You may be feeling out of sorts but unsure why. You may have a specific issue such as bereavement, anger, life transition, anxiety, low mood, etc. Maybe you would like to feel less stressed and happier with your life? Let go of overthinking, perfectionism or people pleasing? Be more confident in your decisions? Improve your relationships? Work through negative baggage that is holding you back? Develop different ways of coping? Manage your work-life balance Start to value yourself more? Learn ways to manage your anger better? If you can relate to any of the above, I can help you to work through these challenges.
You may be feeling out of sorts but unsure why. You may have a specific issue such as bereavement, anger, life transition, anxiety, low mood, etc. Maybe you would like to feel less stressed and happier with your life? Let go of overthinking, perfectionism or people pleasing? Be more confident in your decisions? Improve your relationships? Work through negative baggage that is holding you back? Develop different ways of coping? Manage your work-life balance Start to value yourself more? Learn ways to manage your anger better? If you can relate to any of the above, I can help you to work through these challenges.
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Alan Neeld
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Solihull B93
For the past 25 years I have worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee therapists. Over the years I have gained a broad range of experience working with people from all walks of life, and from many cultures resulting in a good understanding of the requirements of both private individuals and corporate clients. My client base is broad and includes everyone from factory workers to professional footballers and actors. I feel it is important that a therapist can relate to their clients and this is something I excel at.
For the past 25 years I have worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee therapists. Over the years I have gained a broad range of experience working with people from all walks of life, and from many cultures resulting in a good understanding of the requirements of both private individuals and corporate clients. My client base is broad and includes everyone from factory workers to professional footballers and actors. I feel it is important that a therapist can relate to their clients and this is something I excel at.
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GLA Counselling & Therapy Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Solihull B92
I am an Integrative Counsellor and have the skills to work either with a non-directive approach or I can be solution focused and offer insight. I am also a qualified addiction therapist and recovery coach and I am able to work with broad range of people who may have experienced abuse, trauma self-esteem issues, domestic abuse and all levels of anxiety or depression. I believe wholeheartedly that we all have within us the tools we need to move forward in life given the right environment, support and relationship. I believe that together and with a tailored approach to suit you we can work through what it is you need to work through.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and have the skills to work either with a non-directive approach or I can be solution focused and offer insight. I am also a qualified addiction therapist and recovery coach and I am able to work with broad range of people who may have experienced abuse, trauma self-esteem issues, domestic abuse and all levels of anxiety or depression. I believe wholeheartedly that we all have within us the tools we need to move forward in life given the right environment, support and relationship. I believe that together and with a tailored approach to suit you we can work through what it is you need to work through.
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Photo of Carla Devereux, Psychotherapist in Solihull, England
Carla Devereux
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Solihull

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Solihull who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
72% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
54% Vitality

How Counsellors in Solihull see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Solihull?

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.