Counselling in Weston

Photo of Emma Stafford, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Stafford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston CW2
Hi, my name is Emma and I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor (MBACP). Being Person-centred means that the sessions I offer are client-led, valuing the unique experience of each individual. We can all face times in our lives where we feel like we need extra support or just a listening ear. I believe that, as a counsellor, I can provide both of these things as well as a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. My aim is that during our sessions together my clients will feel empowered and valued and eventually able to find their own solutions.
Hi, my name is Emma and I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor (MBACP). Being Person-centred means that the sessions I offer are client-led, valuing the unique experience of each individual. We can all face times in our lives where we feel like we need extra support or just a listening ear. I believe that, as a counsellor, I can provide both of these things as well as a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. My aim is that during our sessions together my clients will feel empowered and valued and eventually able to find their own solutions.
01270 906624 View 01270 906624
Photo of Alison Lee Soulsby, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Alison Lee Soulsby
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston CW2
You may have many friends and relations, but find it difficult to talk to them about your most private worries or concerns. If you are looking for someone whose sole relationship with you is to discuss issues causing you stress, or anxiety, or depression then counselling may help. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I place an emphasis on helping you to build your resilience and confidence when issues arise in your to day to day life. As a counsellor I do not judge your thoughts, feelings or actions, but rather help you to understand these for yourself.
You may have many friends and relations, but find it difficult to talk to them about your most private worries or concerns. If you are looking for someone whose sole relationship with you is to discuss issues causing you stress, or anxiety, or depression then counselling may help. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I place an emphasis on helping you to build your resilience and confidence when issues arise in your to day to day life. As a counsellor I do not judge your thoughts, feelings or actions, but rather help you to understand these for yourself.
01270 446537 View 01270 446537

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of James Lilly - James Lilly Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
James Lilly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX14
As a Certified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I'm passionate about promoting positive mental health and happiness. Whether working online or face to face, I aim to provide you with a warm,  safe, confidential space where I will walk alongside you to understand what you're going through, what you need and how we can best work together to achieve your goals. Counselling requires a degree of vulnerability so I promise to bring my authentic, non judgmental self to our sessions as I honor the innately human aspect of the relationship and your own unique, individual characteristics, helping you do the same.
As a Certified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I'm passionate about promoting positive mental health and happiness. Whether working online or face to face, I aim to provide you with a warm,  safe, confidential space where I will walk alongside you to understand what you're going through, what you need and how we can best work together to achieve your goals. Counselling requires a degree of vulnerability so I promise to bring my authentic, non judgmental self to our sessions as I honor the innately human aspect of the relationship and your own unique, individual characteristics, helping you do the same.
01387 213653 View 01387 213653
Photo of Emily Godfrey-King, MBACP, Counsellor
Emily Godfrey-King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX5
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
01392 321299 View 01392 321299
Photo of Emma Housego, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Emma Housego
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I offer an initial 50 minute session free of charge to help us to decide whether we would like to work together. You might be coming to see me about a specific issue, such as a bereavement, loss, anxiety or relationship problems. Perhaps difficulties from your past are causing problems in the present. Maybe you are feeling stuck or have a sense that something in your life doesn't feel right, without yet knowing what is wrong. Perhaps you are struggling with your sense of self or with your relationships, or are noticing patterns in your life that are unhelpful. Do contact me, and let's talk.
I offer an initial 50 minute session free of charge to help us to decide whether we would like to work together. You might be coming to see me about a specific issue, such as a bereavement, loss, anxiety or relationship problems. Perhaps difficulties from your past are causing problems in the present. Maybe you are feeling stuck or have a sense that something in your life doesn't feel right, without yet knowing what is wrong. Perhaps you are struggling with your sense of self or with your relationships, or are noticing patterns in your life that are unhelpful. Do contact me, and let's talk.
01392 241202 View 01392 241202
Photo of Alice Brooks, MBACP, Counsellor
Alice Brooks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Farringdon EX5
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, emotional pain, challenging life transitions, workplace conflict, or loss? Do you feel stuck? Do you have unresolved family or boundary issues? Do you want to bring about positive change by identifying the tensions and negative thought patterns holding you back, as well as identifying any unhelpful ways of relating to oneself, others and the rest of the world? You are not alone - Talking to a psychotherapeutic counsellor can help.
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, emotional pain, challenging life transitions, workplace conflict, or loss? Do you feel stuck? Do you have unresolved family or boundary issues? Do you want to bring about positive change by identifying the tensions and negative thought patterns holding you back, as well as identifying any unhelpful ways of relating to oneself, others and the rest of the world? You are not alone - Talking to a psychotherapeutic counsellor can help.
020 8106 2488 View 020 8106 2488
Photo of Hazel Maxwell-Payne, MUKCP, Counsellor
Hazel Maxwell-Payne
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Budleigh Salterton EX9
Not accepting new clients
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
01395 206614 View 01395 206614
Photo of Dr Craig Newman, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Craig Newman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5  (Online Only)
I have over 25 years of experience in supporting people to both recovery and to feel empowered in managing their own wellbeing, beyond therapy. If you are struggling with mental health, physical health and/or difficult relationships (including abusive), I can offer support based on years of experience. What makes me unique is that I blend Therapy and Coaching approaches, being qualified at the level of a Dr in both domains (Chartered Clinical and Coaching Psychologist) - this means I can shift to support healing or empowering life change, based on your needs.
I have over 25 years of experience in supporting people to both recovery and to feel empowered in managing their own wellbeing, beyond therapy. If you are struggling with mental health, physical health and/or difficult relationships (including abusive), I can offer support based on years of experience. What makes me unique is that I blend Therapy and Coaching approaches, being qualified at the level of a Dr in both domains (Chartered Clinical and Coaching Psychologist) - this means I can shift to support healing or empowering life change, based on your needs.
View
Photo of Claire Eva Shepherd, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Claire Eva Shepherd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cowley EX5  (Online Only)
I offer online help and support when you need it most, in a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential sessions. I teach counselling several days a week so offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays. Understanding that need varies, I offer 40mins - £30.00, 50mins - £35.00, and 2hr crisis therapy at £70.00 . If you have awful feelings that have taken all the joy out of life, maybe even stop you from thinking life is worth living, I'm asking you to give therapy a try because often, using small steps, given the right support, things can and do get better.
I offer online help and support when you need it most, in a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential sessions. I teach counselling several days a week so offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays. Understanding that need varies, I offer 40mins - £30.00, 50mins - £35.00, and 2hr crisis therapy at £70.00 . If you have awful feelings that have taken all the joy out of life, maybe even stop you from thinking life is worth living, I'm asking you to give therapy a try because often, using small steps, given the right support, things can and do get better.
01564 334793 View 01564 334793
Photo of James Pegg, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
James Pegg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX5
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, low mood or are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, call for a free initial session. I am an experienced counsellor with proven success in helping people navigate these issues and get to a better place. My name is James and I am a male counsellor based in Exeter. I am here to support you with a whole range of issues that you may be dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and/or relationships to name but a few. I also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ clients.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, low mood or are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, call for a free initial session. I am an experienced counsellor with proven success in helping people navigate these issues and get to a better place. My name is James and I am a male counsellor based in Exeter. I am here to support you with a whole range of issues that you may be dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and/or relationships to name but a few. I also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ clients.
01392 321369 View 01392 321369
Photo of Lisa Rundle, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Lisa Rundle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Honiton EX14
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
01404 511323 View 01404 511323
Photo of Jenny Marshall - Jenny Marshall, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
01392 321998 View 01392 321998
Photo of Helen Ferreira - Vision Counselling & Supervision , DCounsPsych, BACP, Counsellor
Vision Counselling & Supervision
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Honiton EX14
Hello, my name is Helen, very often things stand in our way to us enjoying even the simplest pleasures in life. You may need help with Anger, Anxiety, Guilt, Shame, Depression or Stress. You may be experiencing a Relationship Breakdown, struggling to come to terms with the death of someone or you may want to become more self aware, then Vision Counselling Service is here to help you. I am a counsellor, supervisor & manager of Vision Counselling offering you a choice of counsellors best suited to your counselling needs . Do feel free to book a confidential telephone call to discuss your requirements further.
Hello, my name is Helen, very often things stand in our way to us enjoying even the simplest pleasures in life. You may need help with Anger, Anxiety, Guilt, Shame, Depression or Stress. You may be experiencing a Relationship Breakdown, struggling to come to terms with the death of someone or you may want to become more self aware, then Vision Counselling Service is here to help you. I am a counsellor, supervisor & manager of Vision Counselling offering you a choice of counsellors best suited to your counselling needs . Do feel free to book a confidential telephone call to discuss your requirements further.
01386 577206 View 01386 577206
Photo of John Doré, MBACP, Counsellor
John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Budleigh Salterton EX9
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
01392 321349 View 01392 321349
Photo of Charlotte Feeny, MBACP, Counsellor
Charlotte Feeny
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colyton EX24
We can all feel a bit overwhelmed at times: it might be the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a friendship, daily struggles or those horrible feelings of anxiety that just won’t go away. We might be feeling unhappy but we’re not sure why, we might feel life isn’t going the way we want it to whilst everyone else seems to be doing ok. Talking openly and feeling truly heard can be life changing: we can say all those things that keep going round in our heads, the issues that keep coming back time and again, and work towards understanding what’s going on, make changes and find some peace. Isn't that what we all want and deserve?
We can all feel a bit overwhelmed at times: it might be the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a friendship, daily struggles or those horrible feelings of anxiety that just won’t go away. We might be feeling unhappy but we’re not sure why, we might feel life isn’t going the way we want it to whilst everyone else seems to be doing ok. Talking openly and feeling truly heard can be life changing: we can say all those things that keep going round in our heads, the issues that keep coming back time and again, and work towards understanding what’s going on, make changes and find some peace. Isn't that what we all want and deserve?
07480 783785 View 07480 783785
Photo of Stella Beever, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Stella Beever
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradninch EX5
Silence can be difficult... its good to talk. I welcome you in a non-judgmental, safe space to express your fears, worries, and stresses, to disclose issues which may leave you unsure which way to turn. I would like to help you gain some clarity, and work towards effecting change. In the aftermath of significant life-altering events or shocks, counselling can offer you a structured avenue to unravel the complexities of your personal situation. You may have never experienced being truly yourself and voicing aloud what is causing you confusion and pain. Talking issues through with me can be a first step.
Silence can be difficult... its good to talk. I welcome you in a non-judgmental, safe space to express your fears, worries, and stresses, to disclose issues which may leave you unsure which way to turn. I would like to help you gain some clarity, and work towards effecting change. In the aftermath of significant life-altering events or shocks, counselling can offer you a structured avenue to unravel the complexities of your personal situation. You may have never experienced being truly yourself and voicing aloud what is causing you confusion and pain. Talking issues through with me can be a first step.
01794 337442 View 01794 337442
Photo of Linda Macaulay, MBACP, Counsellor
Linda Macaulay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
07445 343049 View 07445 343049
Photo of Jess Harrison, MBACP, Counsellor
Jess Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
01392 549041 View 01392 549041
Photo of Matt Ridley - Matt Ridley Counselling  BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred), MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Matt Ridley Counselling BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
01392 321281 View 01392 321281
Photo of Dr Rachel Willcox, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Rachel Willcox
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Budleigh Salterton EX9  (Online Only)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and I specialise in offering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work in a way that is tailored uniquely for each client and integrate other evidenced-based approaches into my practice depending on your needs and working towards your goals together. These may include Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I consider myself to be kind, compassionate and gently challenging and aim to create an environment in which clients can move towards changing their lives for the better, learning new skills & gaining insight.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and I specialise in offering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work in a way that is tailored uniquely for each client and integrate other evidenced-based approaches into my practice depending on your needs and working towards your goals together. These may include Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I consider myself to be kind, compassionate and gently challenging and aim to create an environment in which clients can move towards changing their lives for the better, learning new skills & gaining insight.
View

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Weston

< 10

Counsellors in Weston who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Coping Skills
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Weston see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Weston?

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.