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Photo of Lucy Prokic, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Lucy Prokic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be hard right? Ever feel like your struggling to cope with the day to day, like you don't feel like yourself. Or maybe you've experienced trauma and need a safe place to work through that. Maybe your experiencing mental health difficulties for the first time such as anxiety or depression. Well these are some of the many things that therapy can help with.
Life can be hard right? Ever feel like your struggling to cope with the day to day, like you don't feel like yourself. Or maybe you've experienced trauma and need a safe place to work through that. Maybe your experiencing mental health difficulties for the first time such as anxiety or depression. Well these are some of the many things that therapy can help with.
01785 335804 View 01785 335804
Photo of Ruth Proud, Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
Ruth Proud
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
01543 396887 View 01543 396887
Photo of Alison Jane Preston, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Alison Jane Preston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome to my profile. I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and believe in people as individuals. Whatever your endeavours, your challenges, your turmoils and your stories I believe that being heard with genuine care and compassion can help us to recover from ongoing distress and help us to move forward. Additionally, learning about and drawing upon strategies to help alleviate stress & anxiety can be both empowering and transformative. I offer counselling from a person centred core, integrating other counselling theories and resources depending on the needs of my clients.
Hello and Welcome to my profile. I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and believe in people as individuals. Whatever your endeavours, your challenges, your turmoils and your stories I believe that being heard with genuine care and compassion can help us to recover from ongoing distress and help us to move forward. Additionally, learning about and drawing upon strategies to help alleviate stress & anxiety can be both empowering and transformative. I offer counselling from a person centred core, integrating other counselling theories and resources depending on the needs of my clients.
01296 321321 View 01296 321321
Photo of Joanne Wright, Psychologist in Staffordshire, England
Joanne Wright
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello. Do you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed? Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or a lack of self worth? Do you know what you want to achieve, but need someone to motivate, guide and reassure you? Perhaps you are worried about the well-being of family members, colleagues or friends? As well as working with anxiety, depression, trauma or stress, I also specialise in working with individuals and families affected by Autism. I can diagnose autism and help schools to provide the best support to students. As well as providing individual therapy, I can devise and deliver training relating to mental health and resilience.
Hello. Do you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed? Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or a lack of self worth? Do you know what you want to achieve, but need someone to motivate, guide and reassure you? Perhaps you are worried about the well-being of family members, colleagues or friends? As well as working with anxiety, depression, trauma or stress, I also specialise in working with individuals and families affected by Autism. I can diagnose autism and help schools to provide the best support to students. As well as providing individual therapy, I can devise and deliver training relating to mental health and resilience.
01785 335997 View 01785 335997
Photo of Samantha Oliver, Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
Samantha Oliver
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
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Gavin Crisp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
0121 227 9899 View 0121 227 9899
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Windmill Health Care
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rugeley WS15
Do people tell you that you are sensitive? Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with the unexpected amount of emotions after having a baby? Together we will empower you to feel more confident I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) qualified therapist, with a M.A in Integrative therapy, including Attachment theory, Compassion Focussed therapy.
Do people tell you that you are sensitive? Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with the unexpected amount of emotions after having a baby? Together we will empower you to feel more confident I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) qualified therapist, with a M.A in Integrative therapy, including Attachment theory, Compassion Focussed therapy.
01889 227562 View 01889 227562
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Prohealth Uk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Welcome to ProhealthUK. We are a dedicated team of therapists, counsellors and coahes providing a wide range of services. Our mission is to help you to make changes, be self-empowered and feel more content.
Welcome to ProhealthUK. We are a dedicated team of therapists, counsellors and coahes providing a wide range of services. Our mission is to help you to make changes, be self-empowered and feel more content.
01543 398248 View 01543 398248
Photo of Janet Wilson, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Janet Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
A young person facing various emotional and mental health challenges. They may be struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, or family conflicts. They need a compassionate and understanding professional to provide support and guidance. Their goal is to find a safe space to express themselves and learn coping skills. They want to feel heard and validated, and ultimately, to work towards a healthier, happier future. Myexpertise in CAMHS and counseling equips them to make a positive impact on their lives.
A young person facing various emotional and mental health challenges. They may be struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, or family conflicts. They need a compassionate and understanding professional to provide support and guidance. Their goal is to find a safe space to express themselves and learn coping skills. They want to feel heard and validated, and ultimately, to work towards a healthier, happier future. Myexpertise in CAMHS and counseling equips them to make a positive impact on their lives.
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Photo of Yvette Brook, Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
Yvette Brook
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a Psychotherapist who works with adults, I offer an honest and compassionate relationship, in which I hold no preconceptions or expectations of you. Through dialogue and exploration, I can support you to find new ways of thinking, feeling, and understanding yourself, which will enable you to manage the challenges you face.
As a Psychotherapist who works with adults, I offer an honest and compassionate relationship, in which I hold no preconceptions or expectations of you. Through dialogue and exploration, I can support you to find new ways of thinking, feeling, and understanding yourself, which will enable you to manage the challenges you face.
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Photo of Andrea Jackson Cpsychol., Psychologist in Staffordshire, England
Andrea Jackson Cpsychol.
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello. I am Andrea and I am the Director of Emerge Psychological Services (EPS). EPS was formed out of a desire to support teens and young adults make positive life choices. I am a Chartered and Registered psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with men, women, and young people. I am passionate about working in a holistic, trauma informed way, that is responsive to each person's unique needs and circumstance. I will work with and alongside you (or the young person) to help support you/them to overcome your/their current difficulties to ultimately realise a happier and more psychologically healthy quality of life.
Hello. I am Andrea and I am the Director of Emerge Psychological Services (EPS). EPS was formed out of a desire to support teens and young adults make positive life choices. I am a Chartered and Registered psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with men, women, and young people. I am passionate about working in a holistic, trauma informed way, that is responsive to each person's unique needs and circumstance. I will work with and alongside you (or the young person) to help support you/them to overcome your/their current difficulties to ultimately realise a happier and more psychologically healthy quality of life.
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Photo of Lucy Hilton Counselling and Psychotherapy , Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Lucy Hilton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cannock WS12
Empathy, acceptance, and honesty are at the centre of my approach being a Person-Centred (trauma informed) practitioner. I work with an holistic approach to build a trusting relationship with each person, enabling you to explore, identify and work through any presenting and underlying issues. Recognising each client is unique and applying a compassionate understanding of your world, from your perspective, helps to reflect my non-judgmental way of working. This enables the counselling process to take place and together we can work through whatever you are ready to explore.
Empathy, acceptance, and honesty are at the centre of my approach being a Person-Centred (trauma informed) practitioner. I work with an holistic approach to build a trusting relationship with each person, enabling you to explore, identify and work through any presenting and underlying issues. Recognising each client is unique and applying a compassionate understanding of your world, from your perspective, helps to reflect my non-judgmental way of working. This enables the counselling process to take place and together we can work through whatever you are ready to explore.
01543 399686 View 01543 399686
Photo of Hardeep Bhogal, Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
Hardeep Bhogal
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
As an accredited and registered therapist, I am passionate about the work I deliver; ensuring I engage in regular training and supervision as well as adhering to BACP ethical guidelines for good practice. I offer both long term and short term therapy depending on your needs. I have extensive experience in the voluntary sector, NHS and through private practice where I work with a range of differing issues. I specialise in domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues or family conflict.
As an accredited and registered therapist, I am passionate about the work I deliver; ensuring I engage in regular training and supervision as well as adhering to BACP ethical guidelines for good practice. I offer both long term and short term therapy depending on your needs. I have extensive experience in the voluntary sector, NHS and through private practice where I work with a range of differing issues. I specialise in domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues or family conflict.
01902 928635 View 01902 928635
Photo of Thrive Counselling, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Thrive Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Helen. I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor based just outside the City of Lichfield. I offer my clients warmth and honesty which is fundamental to building a good therapeutic relationship. I won't judge you or offer advice but will work with you to overcome any difficulties and work out what you want from life so that you can thrive.
Hi, I'm Helen. I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor based just outside the City of Lichfield. I offer my clients warmth and honesty which is fundamental to building a good therapeutic relationship. I won't judge you or offer advice but will work with you to overcome any difficulties and work out what you want from life so that you can thrive.
01543 221026 View 01543 221026
Photo of Debbie Kindon, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Debbie Kindon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
07380 309229 View 07380 309229
Photo of Angela Terris, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Angela Terris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I help people feel better about themselves, their life, and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective guidance. That’s where talking to a professional can help. I am here to help you find your inner calm, confidence, and positivity that serves your overall well-being and happiness, so you can rise above the hardships and truly thrive. Let's begin to identify, create, and live the kind of life that you hoped for.
I help people feel better about themselves, their life, and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective guidance. That’s where talking to a professional can help. I am here to help you find your inner calm, confidence, and positivity that serves your overall well-being and happiness, so you can rise above the hardships and truly thrive. Let's begin to identify, create, and live the kind of life that you hoped for.
01543 398436 View 01543 398436
Photo of Dr Laura Draycott, Psychologist in Staffordshire, England
Dr Laura Draycott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, and I offer an individually tailored treatment plan. I have experience working with depression and low mood, relationship difficulties, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, eating related difficulties, chronic pain, and low self-esteem. Some individuals also seek support for emotional difficulties arising from past/traumatic experiences, life transitions, being a victim of crime or abuse, difficulties at work, difficulties arising from health problems or being involved in an accident or crime.
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, and I offer an individually tailored treatment plan. I have experience working with depression and low mood, relationship difficulties, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, eating related difficulties, chronic pain, and low self-esteem. Some individuals also seek support for emotional difficulties arising from past/traumatic experiences, life transitions, being a victim of crime or abuse, difficulties at work, difficulties arising from health problems or being involved in an accident or crime.
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Photo of CBT for Healthy Minds ( Caroline Bottrill ), Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
CBT for Healthy Minds ( Caroline Bottrill )
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 14 years experience of helping my clients overcome emotional distress and mental health difficulties. I understand the pressures of modern day life and will work with you collaboratively to achieve a happy, healthy and content life. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I specialise in all areas of mental health, and have spent 12 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services. I have spent 2 years working in a private rehab hospital for addiction.
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 14 years experience of helping my clients overcome emotional distress and mental health difficulties. I understand the pressures of modern day life and will work with you collaboratively to achieve a happy, healthy and content life. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I specialise in all areas of mental health, and have spent 12 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services. I have spent 2 years working in a private rehab hospital for addiction.
0121 817 3868 View 0121 817 3868
Photo of Alan James Naughton, Psychotherapist in Staffordshire, England
Alan James Naughton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward. I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK (www.prohealthuk.org) and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.
Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward. I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK (www.prohealthuk.org) and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.
01543 399608 View 01543 399608
Photo of Paula Charnley, Counsellor in Staffordshire, England
Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leek ST13
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
01782 454397 View 01782 454397

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Staffordshire

200+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Staffordshire who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in Staffordshire see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Staffordshire?

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.