Counselling in Swanscombe

Photo of Lordia Lewis-Spencer, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Lordia Lewis-Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swanscombe DA10
My direction towards self-development has exposed me to deep & wonderful values. I now understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I know people are all inherently creative & given the right environment of empathy, non-judgmental & unconditional positive regard everyone can find their way.
My direction towards self-development has exposed me to deep & wonderful values. I now understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I know people are all inherently creative & given the right environment of empathy, non-judgmental & unconditional positive regard everyone can find their way.
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Terry Balby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swanscombe DA10
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
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Photo of Janet Kathryn Gilbert, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Janet Kathryn Gilbert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swanscombe DA10
I am an experienced counsellor of more than 15 years. I like to make clients feel at ease as I know that making the first step to counselling is a very difficult thing for some, especially if it's the first time. I deal with all sorts of issues but I have a lot of experience in grief and loss, bearing in mind that loss is not just about death. I also deal with depression,anxiety,self esteem. I am a qualified couples counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have experience in lots of other issues. I am an Integrative therapist and use person centred, solution focused , CBT and Mindfulness to help clients overcome their difficulties
I am an experienced counsellor of more than 15 years. I like to make clients feel at ease as I know that making the first step to counselling is a very difficult thing for some, especially if it's the first time. I deal with all sorts of issues but I have a lot of experience in grief and loss, bearing in mind that loss is not just about death. I also deal with depression,anxiety,self esteem. I am a qualified couples counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have experience in lots of other issues. I am an Integrative therapist and use person centred, solution focused , CBT and Mindfulness to help clients overcome their difficulties
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Photo of Emma Farrell, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Emma Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Swanscombe DA10
Sometimes we can all feel stuck and not know which way to turn. Life can feel overwhelming or out of control. It can feel like it's not heading in the direction that we want. We can get stuck in cycles, repeating the same behaviours, knowingly or unknowingly. You're in the right place, counselling can help! Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks preventing you from living the life you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation.
Sometimes we can all feel stuck and not know which way to turn. Life can feel overwhelming or out of control. It can feel like it's not heading in the direction that we want. We can get stuck in cycles, repeating the same behaviours, knowingly or unknowingly. You're in the right place, counselling can help! Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks preventing you from living the life you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation.
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Lou May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swanscombe DA10  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
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Emdr With Roger Hughes
Verified Verified
Dartford DA2  (Online Only)
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
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Photo of Kim Jordan, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Kim Jordan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gravesend DA11
Good rapport with your Counsellor's the first step towards achieving change. My Counselling approach is different to anything my clients (both Adults & Children) have experienced before and it's because of this, they've felt at ease quickly and gained maximum benefit from their sessions. I've Counselled since 2019 and have a diverse range of additional skills that I integrate into my Counselling work. I work with Victims of Crime within Kent, as well as Children & Families who've been bereaved. I have over 10yrs experience working with Children & Young People, including those with additional needs, so my approach is inclusive.
Good rapport with your Counsellor's the first step towards achieving change. My Counselling approach is different to anything my clients (both Adults & Children) have experienced before and it's because of this, they've felt at ease quickly and gained maximum benefit from their sessions. I've Counselled since 2019 and have a diverse range of additional skills that I integrate into my Counselling work. I work with Victims of Crime within Kent, as well as Children & Families who've been bereaved. I have over 10yrs experience working with Children & Young People, including those with additional needs, so my approach is inclusive.
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Photo of Olayide Williams, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Olayide Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dartford DA2
A warm welcome. What's bothering you might seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside thus impairing you from enjoying and living your best life everyday. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you.  I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP
A warm welcome. What's bothering you might seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside thus impairing you from enjoying and living your best life everyday. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you.  I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP
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Photo of Christine Willis, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Christine Willis
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Dartford DA2
Hello my name is Christine and you have made the first big step simply by looking on this site. My aim is to offer a safe environment to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and to work at your own pace. It can be hard sometimes to fully open up to family and friends, we all need someone to just simply be there for us, without judging. And to sit and listen, providing a safe place.
Hello my name is Christine and you have made the first big step simply by looking on this site. My aim is to offer a safe environment to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and to work at your own pace. It can be hard sometimes to fully open up to family and friends, we all need someone to just simply be there for us, without judging. And to sit and listen, providing a safe place.
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Photo of Lisa Richardson, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Lisa Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle, provoking anxiety, distress and confusion. You may feel that something needs to change, but are unsure of which direction to take. Maybe you already know what you need but would welcome a little support and clarity to enable you to move forward. Perhaps you have experienced a significant life event, either recently or in the past, that has derailed you? Bereavement, relationships, work and health are among the many concerns that can be de-stabilising. Counselling can help to untangle past or current concerns that are causing you to feel low or isolated.
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle, provoking anxiety, distress and confusion. You may feel that something needs to change, but are unsure of which direction to take. Maybe you already know what you need but would welcome a little support and clarity to enable you to move forward. Perhaps you have experienced a significant life event, either recently or in the past, that has derailed you? Bereavement, relationships, work and health are among the many concerns that can be de-stabilising. Counselling can help to untangle past or current concerns that are causing you to feel low or isolated.
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Photo of Chloe Rowland At Psychwell, Psychologist in Swanscombe, England
Chloe Rowland At Psychwell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Dr Chloe Rowland and I'm a Clinical Psychologist. Using an individual, tailored approach, I deliver psychological interventions that draw on a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). This is led by your preferences and what is needed at the different stages of therapy.
My name is Dr Chloe Rowland and I'm a Clinical Psychologist. Using an individual, tailored approach, I deliver psychological interventions that draw on a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). This is led by your preferences and what is needed at the different stages of therapy.
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Photo of Tracy Jarvis BA(Hons) TJ Counselling, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Tracy Jarvis BA(Hons) TJ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11
I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use a variety of counselling approaches dependant on your needs and what you want to achieve in the counselling process. Throughout the process you decide what you want to talk about and the pace you want to go. I will listen to you and help you to express and understand your emotions. Sometimes I use writing, drawing and toys to help you express difficult emotions. I have experience in helping people who want to talk through issues of Spirituality, especially their Christian faith.
I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use a variety of counselling approaches dependant on your needs and what you want to achieve in the counselling process. Throughout the process you decide what you want to talk about and the pace you want to go. I will listen to you and help you to express and understand your emotions. Sometimes I use writing, drawing and toys to help you express difficult emotions. I have experience in helping people who want to talk through issues of Spirituality, especially their Christian faith.
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Photo of Nicola Kiely, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Nicola Kiely
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dartford DA2
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
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Photo of Jake Fisher, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Jake Fisher
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
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Photo of Clive Fisher, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Clive Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton at Hone DA2
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
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Photo of Helen Sear Counselling, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Helen Sear Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Greenhithe DA9
Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed. Or is your life becoming self destructive and you'd like to make changes? Are you overweight and want that to be different? I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.
Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed. Or is your life becoming self destructive and you'd like to make changes? Are you overweight and want that to be different? I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.
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Photo of Marieclare Keenan, Psychotherapist in Swanscombe, England
Marieclare Keenan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartford DA2
Are you wondering how much longer you can endure things and know that something needs to change? Whether your difficulties are more recent or of a more long-standing nature, I believe we all have the inherent capacity to change. My approach is warm and collaborative. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive space, through which in the context of a safe and validating relationship, you can explore and gain insight into whatever is troubling you. It is my aim to empower and support you to overcome difficulties so that you feel able to live the life you want to live.
Are you wondering how much longer you can endure things and know that something needs to change? Whether your difficulties are more recent or of a more long-standing nature, I believe we all have the inherent capacity to change. My approach is warm and collaborative. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive space, through which in the context of a safe and validating relationship, you can explore and gain insight into whatever is troubling you. It is my aim to empower and support you to overcome difficulties so that you feel able to live the life you want to live.
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Photo of Esther M Olawande, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Esther M Olawande
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11
Every individual is unique and we all respond to our environment in different and unique ways. We all deserve to be heard and within each one of us is the ability to change, transform and evolve. One of the most insightful things I’ve learnt as a mental health practitioner is that we are products of our thoughts, experiences and environment. How we think affects our worldview and determines our success in life. Our thoughts affect our physical and mental health and this may have significant impact on our present and future. We will work together to explore your feelings and how to manage your thoughts and relationships.
Every individual is unique and we all respond to our environment in different and unique ways. We all deserve to be heard and within each one of us is the ability to change, transform and evolve. One of the most insightful things I’ve learnt as a mental health practitioner is that we are products of our thoughts, experiences and environment. How we think affects our worldview and determines our success in life. Our thoughts affect our physical and mental health and this may have significant impact on our present and future. We will work together to explore your feelings and how to manage your thoughts and relationships.
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Adefolake (Ade) Ogunkeshinro
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11  (Online Only)
You may be looking to understand yourself better to live a fulfilled life, process difficult emotions and deal with stress and issues affecting your mental health. The coping mechanisms you've adopted may no longer serve you, so it's time to explore the root causes, understand yourself better, and develop your true self. I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which explores early childhood experiences, patterns, and emotions and how these are impacting your life. I also integrate other approaches to therapy, for example, CBT and Somatic/Embodiment, depending on what you might need.
You may be looking to understand yourself better to live a fulfilled life, process difficult emotions and deal with stress and issues affecting your mental health. The coping mechanisms you've adopted may no longer serve you, so it's time to explore the root causes, understand yourself better, and develop your true self. I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which explores early childhood experiences, patterns, and emotions and how these are impacting your life. I also integrate other approaches to therapy, for example, CBT and Somatic/Embodiment, depending on what you might need.
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Photo of Phillip Mapoma, Counsellor in Swanscombe, England
Phillip Mapoma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA11  (Online Only)
I know that life has become really challenging and difficult to cope with. The stress and pressure we face has affected our health, work, relationships and mental well-being. Despite all our best efforts to manage, nothing seems to work. It’s during these times that having someone qualified and experienced to talk with and support us becomes a much-needed relief – especially as some of the difficulties we are going through are deep rooted and stem from painful childhood experiences like changing schools 6 different times, abuse, a bike accident and not having many friends. This is something I can personally identify with.
I know that life has become really challenging and difficult to cope with. The stress and pressure we face has affected our health, work, relationships and mental well-being. Despite all our best efforts to manage, nothing seems to work. It’s during these times that having someone qualified and experienced to talk with and support us becomes a much-needed relief – especially as some of the difficulties we are going through are deep rooted and stem from painful childhood experiences like changing schools 6 different times, abuse, a bike accident and not having many friends. This is something I can personally identify with.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swanscombe

< 10

Counsellors in Swanscombe who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Self Esteem
100% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Swanscombe see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Swanscombe?

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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.