Counselling in Widnes

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Ashdales Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. What I aim to provide, is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life. I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change. Over the years I have come to recognize connection is so important in our lives, often anxiety, depression, addiction and emotional issues can lead us to disconnect from those around us.
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. What I aim to provide, is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life. I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change. Over the years I have come to recognize connection is so important in our lives, often anxiety, depression, addiction and emotional issues can lead us to disconnect from those around us.
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Olivia Barber
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Are you feeling constantly overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you feel as though you need to "just try harder", though no matter how hard you try, you always seem to be having to play catch up with the rest of the world. I wonder if you are left feeling unworthy and different, and if you find yourself being criticised for this, either by yourself or others. I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist, who works with a range of issues, though I do have a special interest in ADHD and chronic illnesses, having experience with both in my own life.
Are you feeling constantly overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you feel as though you need to "just try harder", though no matter how hard you try, you always seem to be having to play catch up with the rest of the world. I wonder if you are left feeling unworthy and different, and if you find yourself being criticised for this, either by yourself or others. I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist, who works with a range of issues, though I do have a special interest in ADHD and chronic illnesses, having experience with both in my own life.
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Abigail Holman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Hey there, I get it – sifting through therapist profiles can be a bit of a maze, so I’ll try my best to keep this simple. I'm a qualified counsellor who's worn a few different hats in the field of well-being. I've worked in the corporate world of occupational health for over 5 years, I’ve worked for charities, and as a private therapist. My approach is friendly, and down-to-earth. Yes, I’m a therapist, but I am, first and foremost, a fellow human being. I've faced my own life's challenges, and I understand the vulnerability that comes with seeking help. Life can throw us some curveballs, and I'm here to help you navigate them.
Hey there, I get it – sifting through therapist profiles can be a bit of a maze, so I’ll try my best to keep this simple. I'm a qualified counsellor who's worn a few different hats in the field of well-being. I've worked in the corporate world of occupational health for over 5 years, I’ve worked for charities, and as a private therapist. My approach is friendly, and down-to-earth. Yes, I’m a therapist, but I am, first and foremost, a fellow human being. I've faced my own life's challenges, and I understand the vulnerability that comes with seeking help. Life can throw us some curveballs, and I'm here to help you navigate them.
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Sentio Psychotherapy Practice
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
You may have your own unique reasons for wanting counselling or you might not be sure what the problem is or why you are feeling the way you are. All of this is ok. Counselling is about gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, fears, motivations & defences. It's about helping you to gain more awareness into your life and find more growthful ways of living. Finding the right counsellor is an important first step in this journey. My free initial consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right fit for you and to ask any questions you may have.
You may have your own unique reasons for wanting counselling or you might not be sure what the problem is or why you are feeling the way you are. All of this is ok. Counselling is about gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, fears, motivations & defences. It's about helping you to gain more awareness into your life and find more growthful ways of living. Finding the right counsellor is an important first step in this journey. My free initial consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right fit for you and to ask any questions you may have.
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Carla Wrench
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to take the first step to change the way you are feeling? Are you feeling worried or alone? Are you feeling sad or desperate – guilty or ashamed? Maybe you have suffered a loss – of a friendship, or a loved one, maybe your employment. Are you struggling to deal with a past event in your life that occupies your thoughts?
Are you ready to take the first step to change the way you are feeling? Are you feeling worried or alone? Are you feeling sad or desperate – guilty or ashamed? Maybe you have suffered a loss – of a friendship, or a loved one, maybe your employment. Are you struggling to deal with a past event in your life that occupies your thoughts?
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Nicholas Lunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
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Hannah Fink
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Feeling stressed, anxious and close to burn out? Low confidence, low mood and lacking self esteem? Lacking work life balance and wish to bring some joy back into your day to day life? At some point or another I have been able to answer ‘Yes’ to all of those questions too. Let’s work together to find a way back to feeling more like you.
Feeling stressed, anxious and close to burn out? Low confidence, low mood and lacking self esteem? Lacking work life balance and wish to bring some joy back into your day to day life? At some point or another I have been able to answer ‘Yes’ to all of those questions too. Let’s work together to find a way back to feeling more like you.
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Eleanor P L Pool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
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Photo of Louise - Reflection Therapy, Psychotherapist in Widnes, England
Louise - Reflection Therapy
Psychotherapist, FNCPS
Verified
Widnes WA8
The essence of our work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence. We are not like other counsellors, we work differently. I have hand picked all my team so you get the best possible treatment on your journey with us. I will always try my best to team you with your perfect counsellor for your journey. We love working with each one of our clients and feel humbled that they give us the chance to walk with them and see the change.
The essence of our work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence. We are not like other counsellors, we work differently. I have hand picked all my team so you get the best possible treatment on your journey with us. I will always try my best to team you with your perfect counsellor for your journey. We love working with each one of our clients and feel humbled that they give us the chance to walk with them and see the change.
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Deborah Anne Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi, my name is Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are reading you have already taken the first step...I provide counselling for children, young people, adults. I also provide support for families to meet their identified needs. I work with many presenting issues, such as; anxiety, abuse, loss & bereavement, isolation, depression, exploitation, low mood, relationships, self harm, self worth, stress and many others. I also provide Clinical Supervision to therapists and practitioners. Additional to this I provide EAP Counselling. When individuals seek counselling they have identified that they no longer want to feel sad, lonely, hurt, struggling with day to day life. They want to feel well again, feel happy & positive, be able to focus and plan for the future, improve their wellbeing...
Hi, my name is Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are reading you have already taken the first step...I provide counselling for children, young people, adults. I also provide support for families to meet their identified needs. I work with many presenting issues, such as; anxiety, abuse, loss & bereavement, isolation, depression, exploitation, low mood, relationships, self harm, self worth, stress and many others. I also provide Clinical Supervision to therapists and practitioners. Additional to this I provide EAP Counselling. When individuals seek counselling they have identified that they no longer want to feel sad, lonely, hurt, struggling with day to day life. They want to feel well again, feel happy & positive, be able to focus and plan for the future, improve their wellbeing...
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Kathy Foulger
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Hi I'm Kath and I'm a integrative counsellor. I'm not here to judge you but to listen and walk along side you on your journey. I will listen and be emphatic to your issues. If you want change any aspect of your life counselling can help, I have seen this happen in past clients. If your feeling depressed I will listen to you and provide a safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling pressured or fear of being judged. I offer a free telephone consultation prior to first appointment.
Hi I'm Kath and I'm a integrative counsellor. I'm not here to judge you but to listen and walk along side you on your journey. I will listen and be emphatic to your issues. If you want change any aspect of your life counselling can help, I have seen this happen in past clients. If your feeling depressed I will listen to you and provide a safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling pressured or fear of being judged. I offer a free telephone consultation prior to first appointment.
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paula reilly counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Has the time come for you to consider change? Are you ready to take that step? Perhaps you've been affected by a loss, or lifestyle changes which are hard to accept. Sadness or feelings of isolation may be overwhelming right now. Has the pandemic left you feeling out of sorts or a little at sixes and sevens?
Has the time come for you to consider change? Are you ready to take that step? Perhaps you've been affected by a loss, or lifestyle changes which are hard to accept. Sadness or feelings of isolation may be overwhelming right now. Has the pandemic left you feeling out of sorts or a little at sixes and sevens?
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CP Counselling & Wellbeing Therapies- Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
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Catherine Mary Harpham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
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EJD Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Widnes WA8
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
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Lauren Heather Faith Newcombe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
I have worked with clients from all walks of life who present various different issues. I work with any situation that the client is facing and I am open to challenges and developing my experience. I also hold a certificate in CBT skills and am continuing my CPD (Continued Professional Development) throughout my career to ensure growth and improvement. I am currently studying to become a Reiki Practitioner.
I have worked with clients from all walks of life who present various different issues. I work with any situation that the client is facing and I am open to challenges and developing my experience. I also hold a certificate in CBT skills and am continuing my CPD (Continued Professional Development) throughout my career to ensure growth and improvement. I am currently studying to become a Reiki Practitioner.
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Photo of Jessica Hayes, Psychotherapist in Widnes, England
Jessica Hayes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8
I am here to help you in a way that is collaborative and gives you control. I am a CBT and EMDR Therapist with special interests in OCD and perinatal mental health, helping people all over the country who have had unsuccessful therapy before. I also work with self-esteem and many other difficulties. Think about what you are finding tough right now, because we will make this our priority; we can explore any thoughts and emotions contributing to your difficulties and focus on reaching the goals you have. We will work with openness and honesty, gaining insight and making lasting positive changes to your emotional wellbeing together.
I am here to help you in a way that is collaborative and gives you control. I am a CBT and EMDR Therapist with special interests in OCD and perinatal mental health, helping people all over the country who have had unsuccessful therapy before. I also work with self-esteem and many other difficulties. Think about what you are finding tough right now, because we will make this our priority; we can explore any thoughts and emotions contributing to your difficulties and focus on reaching the goals you have. We will work with openness and honesty, gaining insight and making lasting positive changes to your emotional wellbeing together.
01925 906930 View 01925 906930
Photo of Janine Keeble, Counsellor in Widnes, England
Janine Keeble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Do you sometimes feel lost, out of place in the world or like you have lost the real you? Maybe you dread each day, feel isolated from others or struggle to do the things you need or want to do. Perhaps you experience feelings of loneliness; perhaps you lack confidence to create the life you want. Things that used to bring you joy now seem flat and pointless. You may have experienced losses in your life. Not only the grief of bereavement, but maybe the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a job or role in life, loss of some part of your identity, loss of health or mobility. If any of these strike a chord, you are in the right place.
Do you sometimes feel lost, out of place in the world or like you have lost the real you? Maybe you dread each day, feel isolated from others or struggle to do the things you need or want to do. Perhaps you experience feelings of loneliness; perhaps you lack confidence to create the life you want. Things that used to bring you joy now seem flat and pointless. You may have experienced losses in your life. Not only the grief of bereavement, but maybe the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a job or role in life, loss of some part of your identity, loss of health or mobility. If any of these strike a chord, you are in the right place.
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Photo of JVP Wellbeing and Training, Counsellor in Widnes, England
JVP Wellbeing and Training
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
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Life's Journey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Widnes WA8
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Widnes

30+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Widnes who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
97% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
94% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Bereavement
77% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
38% Aviva
38% Vitality

How Counsellors in Widnes see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Widnes?

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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.