Counselling in Wendover

Photo of Catherine Richardson, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Catherine Richardson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
I work using a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches. I believe that this offers you the best of both worlds. You may feel your life has lost meaning and this can lead to depression, stress or anxiety. This can sometimes be due to unhelpful or negative thinking (cognitive) patterns and together we can work on these. Talking to a professional counsellor can help you process those feelings and move towards a more contented life. I will not judge you and I will always work at your pace. I offer a careful balance of support and gentle challenge.
I work using a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches. I believe that this offers you the best of both worlds. You may feel your life has lost meaning and this can lead to depression, stress or anxiety. This can sometimes be due to unhelpful or negative thinking (cognitive) patterns and together we can work on these. Talking to a professional counsellor can help you process those feelings and move towards a more contented life. I will not judge you and I will always work at your pace. I offer a careful balance of support and gentle challenge.
07480 579522 View 07480 579522
Photo of Natalie McGourty, MBACP, Counsellor
Natalie McGourty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
I am a qualified counsellor helping people with a wide range of issues and have considerable experience supporting people with anxiety. I offer a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to talk through any problems you may be facing, helping you to make sense of things and gain a better understanding of yourself whilst supporting you in any changes you wish to make.
I am a qualified counsellor helping people with a wide range of issues and have considerable experience supporting people with anxiety. I offer a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to talk through any problems you may be facing, helping you to make sense of things and gain a better understanding of yourself whilst supporting you in any changes you wish to make.
01296 340520 View 01296 340520
Photo of Leanne Gloag, MBACP, Counsellor
Leanne Gloag
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Not accepting new clients
In times of distress and/or uncertainty we all need to take some time to breathe and try to make sense of what is happening to us. This is not always easy on your own. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone who is listening to you, non-judgmental and without pressure can be the space you need to move forward.
In times of distress and/or uncertainty we all need to take some time to breathe and try to make sense of what is happening to us. This is not always easy on your own. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone who is listening to you, non-judgmental and without pressure can be the space you need to move forward.
020 8106 2915 View 020 8106 2915
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Tom Coates - Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wendover HP22
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
01296 327562 View 01296 327562
Photo of Sharon Deacon, MBACP, Counsellor
Sharon Deacon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wendover HP22
Hello, you have made the decision, which may have not been easy, to seek out a Counsellor. I understand that it can be a challenging and daunting experience, but well done for taking the first step. I am a caring and warm and I’m here to listen and walk with you on your journey to better mental health whatever that looks like for you. I’m currently working Face to Face from my garden office in Tring Hertfordshire with Couples, Adults and Children 15+ . I can also work via Teams with Adults.There is parking but no waiting room. I'm also happy to do a home session in certain circumstances within 5 miles.
Hello, you have made the decision, which may have not been easy, to seek out a Counsellor. I understand that it can be a challenging and daunting experience, but well done for taking the first step. I am a caring and warm and I’m here to listen and walk with you on your journey to better mental health whatever that looks like for you. I’m currently working Face to Face from my garden office in Tring Hertfordshire with Couples, Adults and Children 15+ . I can also work via Teams with Adults.There is parking but no waiting room. I'm also happy to do a home session in certain circumstances within 5 miles.
01296 254465 View 01296 254465
Photo of Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson, MBACP, Counsellor
Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
01442 504374 View 01442 504374
Photo of Nicola Biggs - Aylesbury Therapy, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Aylesbury Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Aylesbury Therapy are fully qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists with a wealth of experience over a varied range of styles & approaches. We offer a private tailored service to all our clients. Our team cover a number of specialty areas & all our appointments are offered in person. We work with children, teens, adults, couples & families. Our service is open 7 days a week by appointment only. In additions we also run a low cost service with 50 minute sessions for just £25. These sessions are for over 16 year old's only and the therapists are trainees in their final stages of qualification. Get in touch to apply for this service.
Aylesbury Therapy are fully qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists with a wealth of experience over a varied range of styles & approaches. We offer a private tailored service to all our clients. Our team cover a number of specialty areas & all our appointments are offered in person. We work with children, teens, adults, couples & families. Our service is open 7 days a week by appointment only. In additions we also run a low cost service with 50 minute sessions for just £25. These sessions are for over 16 year old's only and the therapists are trainees in their final stages of qualification. Get in touch to apply for this service.
01296 321185 View 01296 321185
Photo of Lucy Hutt, MBACP, Counsellor
Lucy Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wendover HP22
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
If you are hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified, doubtful of your self-worth, or uncertain as to your identity, then understanding is called for, and I can offer that to you. I will make no judgments about you or your life and will accept and prize you entirely as you are, offering you warmth, empathy and a complete confidence in your ability to progress on a journey of recovery. I believe that we all have the ability to find our own answers and solutions so as to move forward out of distress, but sometimes we need a counsellor to help us get there.
01494 977312 View 01494 977312
Photo of Debbie McCool, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Debbie McCool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
01442 504498 View 01442 504498
Photo of Louisa Woodford, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Louisa Woodford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wendover HP22
Feeling anxious, unsettled or sad can feel like a lonely place to be in our lives. I work with anxiety and depression and have further experience in working with addiction and abuse. Whether it's a challenging life event, relationship, job or a sense of ongoing unhappiness that feels hard to pin-point, I offer a calm and friendly space in which we can talk through your issues at your pace to explore what you might need. Rather than advise, I gently support you to find the way forward that feels right for you.
Feeling anxious, unsettled or sad can feel like a lonely place to be in our lives. I work with anxiety and depression and have further experience in working with addiction and abuse. Whether it's a challenging life event, relationship, job or a sense of ongoing unhappiness that feels hard to pin-point, I offer a calm and friendly space in which we can talk through your issues at your pace to explore what you might need. Rather than advise, I gently support you to find the way forward that feels right for you.
01296 329372 View 01296 329372
Photo of Dr Debby Moss, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Debby Moss
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wendover HP22
Seeking support when life feels hard can be overwhelming. But by reaching out, you have taken the first step. Counselling can help you better understand the changes happening in your life, explore what is important to you, and support you in better communicating your needs to those around you. It can enable you to explore how you can come to sense of acceptance and become more confident with your life choices.
Seeking support when life feels hard can be overwhelming. But by reaching out, you have taken the first step. Counselling can help you better understand the changes happening in your life, explore what is important to you, and support you in better communicating your needs to those around you. It can enable you to explore how you can come to sense of acceptance and become more confident with your life choices.
01296 929268 View 01296 929268
Photo of Joanne Inskip, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Joanne Inskip
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
I offer two types of therapy; talking therapy and EMDR. I work using a mainly psychodynamic approach. An approach to therapy which means that we will explore what lies beneath your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We will think together about your current and past experiences, and how they may have shaped your beliefs and relationships today. My approach is warm and professional. I believe that talking helps and that therapy opens a door to new understanding and possibilities.
I offer two types of therapy; talking therapy and EMDR. I work using a mainly psychodynamic approach. An approach to therapy which means that we will explore what lies beneath your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We will think together about your current and past experiences, and how they may have shaped your beliefs and relationships today. My approach is warm and professional. I believe that talking helps and that therapy opens a door to new understanding and possibilities.
01442 974618 View 01442 974618
Photo of Mary Woods, MBACP, Counsellor
Mary Woods
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unhappy, stuck or confused? Therapy can help. Whether you need short-term or long-term support, I can offer you the time and space to explore what’s going on and how your experiences are affecting you. Building a trusting relationship together, in which you can talk openly and honestly, can help deepen understanding about yourself, your emotions, your experiences and your relationships; develop your confidence and resilience and help you find more positive ways of dealing with your issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unhappy, stuck or confused? Therapy can help. Whether you need short-term or long-term support, I can offer you the time and space to explore what’s going on and how your experiences are affecting you. Building a trusting relationship together, in which you can talk openly and honestly, can help deepen understanding about yourself, your emotions, your experiences and your relationships; develop your confidence and resilience and help you find more positive ways of dealing with your issues.
01844 394499 View 01844 394499

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Alison Moreton, BACP, Counsellor
Alison Moreton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP21
Hello, I’m Alison and I am an integrative counsellor. Using a client-centred approach, I draw on a range of theoretical ideas enabling individuals to explore their issues and develop greater self-awareness. I work with adults aged 18 and over. I have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues and have particular interests in relationships/family relationship issues, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Hello, I’m Alison and I am an integrative counsellor. Using a client-centred approach, I draw on a range of theoretical ideas enabling individuals to explore their issues and develop greater self-awareness. I work with adults aged 18 and over. I have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues and have particular interests in relationships/family relationship issues, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
01442 953070 View 01442 953070
Photo of Allegra Wassef, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Allegra Wassef
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP22  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Allegra and I'm a qualified counsellor with a passion for helping people find inner healing and personal growth. Seeking counselling can feel daunting, but I aim to make the process as comfortable as possible by fostering a safe, judgement-free space. My goal is for you to feel at ease opening up about anything that may be weighing on your mind. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to better understand yourself and why you feel the way you do. By creating a trusting relationship, we can delve into past hurts or current struggles, increasing your self-awareness and equipping you with healthy coping tools.
Welcome! My name is Allegra and I'm a qualified counsellor with a passion for helping people find inner healing and personal growth. Seeking counselling can feel daunting, but I aim to make the process as comfortable as possible by fostering a safe, judgement-free space. My goal is for you to feel at ease opening up about anything that may be weighing on your mind. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to better understand yourself and why you feel the way you do. By creating a trusting relationship, we can delve into past hurts or current struggles, increasing your self-awareness and equipping you with healthy coping tools.
01442 971262 View 01442 971262
Photo of Dr Lisa Matthias, PsychD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Lisa Matthias
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP22  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counselling Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working in the NHS and private sector. I have extensive experience of assessing and treating clients (adults, children and groups) across a broad range of NHS healthcare settings. This has included work in GP surgeries, primary care, IAPT and community mental health teams (CMHTs). Within these settings I have provided high quality evidence-based psychological therapies to people who present with a range of mental health difficulties from mild, moderate to severe and enduring.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Counselling Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working in the NHS and private sector. I have extensive experience of assessing and treating clients (adults, children and groups) across a broad range of NHS healthcare settings. This has included work in GP surgeries, primary care, IAPT and community mental health teams (CMHTs). Within these settings I have provided high quality evidence-based psychological therapies to people who present with a range of mental health difficulties from mild, moderate to severe and enduring.
01296 929653 View 01296 929653
Photo of Julie Arnold, DCounsPsych, BACP, Psychotherapist
Julie Arnold
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP18
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
01442 501237 View 01442 501237
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Equine Enlightenment Psychological Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP20  (Online Only)
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
07588 695348 View 07588 695348
Photo of Lisa Dawn Pyper, MBACP, Counsellor
Lisa Dawn Pyper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP22
Hello. My name is Lisa, I offer ADHD, and highly sensitive woman an online counselling service. Kindness, and respect are at the forefront of how I work with you, as an Integrative counsellor, I combine different therapeutic approaches to fit you as a person, depending on your own specific needs and individual personality.
Hello. My name is Lisa, I offer ADHD, and highly sensitive woman an online counselling service. Kindness, and respect are at the forefront of how I work with you, as an Integrative counsellor, I combine different therapeutic approaches to fit you as a person, depending on your own specific needs and individual personality.
01442 974571 View 01442 974571
Photo of Chrissy Peel, MBACP, Counsellor
Chrissy Peel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP21
When life events past or present become overwhelming, it can feel hard to cope with things alone & often hard to reach out to family or friends. If you are experiencing trauma & PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, panic attacks, anger issues, self-harm, low self-esteem, disconnection, shame, loss, isolation, we can work together at your pace to help you move through these feelings & behaviours. "Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended." (Dr Gabor Mate)
When life events past or present become overwhelming, it can feel hard to cope with things alone & often hard to reach out to family or friends. If you are experiencing trauma & PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, panic attacks, anger issues, self-harm, low self-esteem, disconnection, shame, loss, isolation, we can work together at your pace to help you move through these feelings & behaviours. "Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended." (Dr Gabor Mate)
01442 974608 View 01442 974608

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wendover

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Wendover who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
69% Bereavement
69% Divorce

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Wendover see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wendover?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.