Counselling in St Albans

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Mosaic Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Welcome to Mosaic Counselling Services. We are a low cost counselling service run by professional and trainee counsellors. Our aim is to provide counselling services for a range of mental health issues to the local and surrounding communities within St Albans and Hertfordshire. We are here to provide affordable open ended therapy for anyone who needs counselling. At difficult times in our lives, a quiet, non-judgemental space with a counselling professional can offer a unique so important both for you and for those around you.
Welcome to Mosaic Counselling Services. We are a low cost counselling service run by professional and trainee counsellors. Our aim is to provide counselling services for a range of mental health issues to the local and surrounding communities within St Albans and Hertfordshire. We are here to provide affordable open ended therapy for anyone who needs counselling. At difficult times in our lives, a quiet, non-judgemental space with a counselling professional can offer a unique so important both for you and for those around you.
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Marina Ziff
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
I'm here to support your personal growth and well-being journey. From self-esteem to relationships, family dynamics to life transitions, body image to loss, work stress, and existential concerns, I help adults develop healthier relationships with themselves and others who matter most.
I'm here to support your personal growth and well-being journey. From self-esteem to relationships, family dynamics to life transitions, body image to loss, work stress, and existential concerns, I help adults develop healthier relationships with themselves and others who matter most.
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Lisa Jenkins
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BSc. Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip), accredited and registered with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) & I am also accredited and registered with EMDR UK (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing). I have worked in Psychology since 2007 in a variety of settings currently working in private practice and the NHS as a CBT & EMDR Psychotherapist. Being accredited as an EMDR therapist is something I am particularly passionate about and proud of, as I am currently only 1 of 5 accredited EMDR therapists across Herts that is fully trained & qualified.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BSc. Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip), accredited and registered with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) & I am also accredited and registered with EMDR UK (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing). I have worked in Psychology since 2007 in a variety of settings currently working in private practice and the NHS as a CBT & EMDR Psychotherapist. Being accredited as an EMDR therapist is something I am particularly passionate about and proud of, as I am currently only 1 of 5 accredited EMDR therapists across Herts that is fully trained & qualified.
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Christina Johnson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
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Hannah Baron
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
I recognise that a significant part of the therapy process is establishing a positive relationship with those I support. I am passionate about working alongside young people and families to form a collaborative relationship and identifying methods and tools for overcoming difficulties. I am flexible in my approach and draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to support young people and families to achieve their goals.
I recognise that a significant part of the therapy process is establishing a positive relationship with those I support. I am passionate about working alongside young people and families to form a collaborative relationship and identifying methods and tools for overcoming difficulties. I am flexible in my approach and draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to support young people and families to achieve their goals.
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Sue Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL4
Taking the step to ask for help is often the hardest thing we do. I think as adults we feel as if we "should be able to cope" or "others have it harder" and that in some way needing help or someone to talk to in difficult times is showing a weakness. We invest time and money in keeping our bodies in shape and while that is the vehicle that gets us through our life we need to care for our other parts too. Our emotions and our relationships constantly need recognition and yet we only seek help when we reach a crisis point. So whether you are at a crisis point or struggling with anxiety, depression or a bereavement I am here to help.
Taking the step to ask for help is often the hardest thing we do. I think as adults we feel as if we "should be able to cope" or "others have it harder" and that in some way needing help or someone to talk to in difficult times is showing a weakness. We invest time and money in keeping our bodies in shape and while that is the vehicle that gets us through our life we need to care for our other parts too. Our emotions and our relationships constantly need recognition and yet we only seek help when we reach a crisis point. So whether you are at a crisis point or struggling with anxiety, depression or a bereavement I am here to help.
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Photo of Dr Alexa Roxborough, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Dr Alexa Roxborough
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
I am a chartered senior clinical psychologist and BABCP-accredited cognitive-behavioural therapist offering highly effective CBT for anxiety disorders. I specialise in: obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia) post-traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, hoarding, body dysmorphic disorder. I have particular expertise in perinatal and maternal OCD. Furthermore, I am well-versed in working with the relationship difficulties and low mood that can arise in the presence of anxiety disorders.
I am a chartered senior clinical psychologist and BABCP-accredited cognitive-behavioural therapist offering highly effective CBT for anxiety disorders. I specialise in: obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia) post-traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, hoarding, body dysmorphic disorder. I have particular expertise in perinatal and maternal OCD. Furthermore, I am well-versed in working with the relationship difficulties and low mood that can arise in the presence of anxiety disorders.
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Photo of Vanessa Maier, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Vanessa Maier
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
Whether you're seeking improved wellbeing, better tools to cope with stress, anxiety or depression, experiencing burnout or just ready to explore some changes that could bring you closer to the life you want to be living, Vanessa can support you in this process. Using an integrative approach resulting from over 6 years experience within various mental health settings, Vanessa now works with individuals experiencing both common and complex mental health difficulties. She has experience in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Creative methods and is trained in Process Oriented Psychotherapy.
Whether you're seeking improved wellbeing, better tools to cope with stress, anxiety or depression, experiencing burnout or just ready to explore some changes that could bring you closer to the life you want to be living, Vanessa can support you in this process. Using an integrative approach resulting from over 6 years experience within various mental health settings, Vanessa now works with individuals experiencing both common and complex mental health difficulties. She has experience in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Creative methods and is trained in Process Oriented Psychotherapy.
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Shweta Panchal
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified adult psychotherapeutic counsellor working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice, in London and Hertfordshire. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
I am a qualified adult psychotherapeutic counsellor working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice, in London and Hertfordshire. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
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Jacqui Whittingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL4  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you worry all the time? Are you scared of what other people think of you? Does your life feel exhausting and overwhelming? Maybe it's hard to put into words exactly what life is like for you? Perhaps it’s hard for you to say no when people ask you to do things even if you don't want to do them? Maybe this affects work and relationships and stops you going out or applying for that new job or just puts you under pressure the whole time. Perhaps you feel isolated and lonely because it's just too hard to connect with others. I wonder if all you want is to feel comfortable in your own skin? If this is you - I get it, I see you.
Do you worry all the time? Are you scared of what other people think of you? Does your life feel exhausting and overwhelming? Maybe it's hard to put into words exactly what life is like for you? Perhaps it’s hard for you to say no when people ask you to do things even if you don't want to do them? Maybe this affects work and relationships and stops you going out or applying for that new job or just puts you under pressure the whole time. Perhaps you feel isolated and lonely because it's just too hard to connect with others. I wonder if all you want is to feel comfortable in your own skin? If this is you - I get it, I see you.
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Photo of Dr Megan Reay, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Dr Megan Reay
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
I provide specialist support to children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with their mental health. I primarily work with people aged 11-25 years. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to support young people who may be struggling with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, low self-esteem, phobias or panic attacks.
I provide specialist support to children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with their mental health. I primarily work with people aged 11-25 years. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to support young people who may be struggling with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, low self-esteem, phobias or panic attacks.
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Photo of Max Ryz , Psychotherapist in St Albans, England
Max Ryz
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
St Albans AL4
If you are struggling with your emotions, relationships or feel stuck in unhelpful patterns, psychotherapy could help bring about meaningful change. My approach is to provide a space to explore the underlying unconscious dynamics and emotional conflicts that are often routed in past experiences. Gaining a better understanding of yourself can make it possible to move away from the unhelpful patterns and can help facilitate healthy developments within your personal and professional life.
If you are struggling with your emotions, relationships or feel stuck in unhelpful patterns, psychotherapy could help bring about meaningful change. My approach is to provide a space to explore the underlying unconscious dynamics and emotional conflicts that are often routed in past experiences. Gaining a better understanding of yourself can make it possible to move away from the unhelpful patterns and can help facilitate healthy developments within your personal and professional life.
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Photo of Amy Engleman, Psychotherapist in St Albans, England
Amy Engleman
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
St Albans AL4
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
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Photo of Lisa Claire Rodger, Psychotherapist in St Albans, England
Lisa Claire Rodger
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3
We all experience challenges and difficult times in our lives. During these times it can feel as if nobody understands us or knows what we are going through. This can feel isolating and lonely. But you are not alone. As a qualified and experienced therapist, I can provide a safe space where together we can explore what is troubling you and make sense of it - giving you the time and space to reflect on your needs. I can help you to recognise what strengthens you and what weakens you, enabling you to make positive choices to ensure these needs are met in the future.
We all experience challenges and difficult times in our lives. During these times it can feel as if nobody understands us or knows what we are going through. This can feel isolating and lonely. But you are not alone. As a qualified and experienced therapist, I can provide a safe space where together we can explore what is troubling you and make sense of it - giving you the time and space to reflect on your needs. I can help you to recognise what strengthens you and what weakens you, enabling you to make positive choices to ensure these needs are met in the future.
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Photo of Ali Harris, Counsellor in St Albans, England
Ali Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL4
Depression, anxiety and grief can really take it out of you - leave you feeling like a shadow of your former self, drain your energy and your self-confidence, and make you feel like you can never feel happy again. I want to use my counselling skills and experience to help you to build yourself back up until you feel like there's nothing you can't manage, no matter what life throws at you.
Depression, anxiety and grief can really take it out of you - leave you feeling like a shadow of your former self, drain your energy and your self-confidence, and make you feel like you can never feel happy again. I want to use my counselling skills and experience to help you to build yourself back up until you feel like there's nothing you can't manage, no matter what life throws at you.
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Chelsea Denholm Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
I believe strongly in the power of being seen and heard as the individuals that we are. I hold that with warmth and empathic understanding, we can face the painful reality of some of our most difficult feelings. Of course, this is not always easy, which is why our relationship will be so important. My approach is for us to work together for as long as is needed to help you to get to know and understand yourself more fully; no subject is off limits.
I believe strongly in the power of being seen and heard as the individuals that we are. I hold that with warmth and empathic understanding, we can face the painful reality of some of our most difficult feelings. Of course, this is not always easy, which is why our relationship will be so important. My approach is for us to work together for as long as is needed to help you to get to know and understand yourself more fully; no subject is off limits.
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Photo of Hayley Ryan, Psychotherapist in St Albans, England
Hayley Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL1
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
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Photo of Dr Paul Workman, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Dr Paul Workman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
I am a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR (Adult, Adolescent & Child) Therapist and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with experience working within Adult & Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings. I aim to offer a compassionate and person-centred approach to support people to understand how their problems have come to be and work together to resolve the issues that bring them to therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR (Adult, Adolescent & Child) Therapist and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with experience working within Adult & Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings. I aim to offer a compassionate and person-centred approach to support people to understand how their problems have come to be and work together to resolve the issues that bring them to therapy.
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Photo of Isidora Valetti, Psychotherapist in St Albans, England
Isidora Valetti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL2
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
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Photo of Doug Hobson, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Doug Hobson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL3  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
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Number of Counsellors in St Albans

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in St Albans who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
79% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
66% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in St Albans see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in St Albans?

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.