Photo of undefined - Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy, MSc, COSRT General, Psychotherapist
Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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Gillian Mather
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
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George Petrou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm a relational integrative therapist meaning, the relationship is the therapy. It also means I use different types of therapy to meet your needs because, you are unique. Integrative therapy helps you become a more integrated whole person, better able to experience the entire range of your behaviour, emotions and thoughts as well as improving your relationship with yourself and others. Neuroplasticity continues throughout the lifespan which means that change and improvement in the way we feel is always possible and therapy is the best way to achieve this.
I'm a relational integrative therapist meaning, the relationship is the therapy. It also means I use different types of therapy to meet your needs because, you are unique. Integrative therapy helps you become a more integrated whole person, better able to experience the entire range of your behaviour, emotions and thoughts as well as improving your relationship with yourself and others. Neuroplasticity continues throughout the lifespan which means that change and improvement in the way we feel is always possible and therapy is the best way to achieve this.
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Nadia Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whatever you are going through, you don't have to be alone. I can help you. I have created a safe, trusting, confidential space in the centre of Exeter where you can bring all of who you are and together we can sit and explore at your own pace, what is troubling you. I am a warm and welcoming person and have been told by clients that they find it easy to talk with me. I am genuinely interested in you and I will listen to what you have to say without judgement.
Whatever you are going through, you don't have to be alone. I can help you. I have created a safe, trusting, confidential space in the centre of Exeter where you can bring all of who you are and together we can sit and explore at your own pace, what is troubling you. I am a warm and welcoming person and have been told by clients that they find it easy to talk with me. I am genuinely interested in you and I will listen to what you have to say without judgement.
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Photo of Maxine Spencer, MSc, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Maxine Spencer
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings and you want to work through these issues, let's see if I can help you. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you want to take it further, with regular sessions, I can offer in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings and you want to work through these issues, let's see if I can help you. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you want to take it further, with regular sessions, I can offer in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
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Photo of Audaye Elesedy, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Audaye Elesedy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Often, the reasons given to me for arriving to therapy are feature one or more of the following: anxiety, depression, sadness, self confidence, life changing illnesses, self identity, early childhood, past or present relationships, bereavements, traumatic experiences, injury and mental health diagnosis. How these issues and difficult feelings manifest in people's lives are unique and so 'reasons' may be identified as problems or difficulties with: addictions; work; intimate or family relationships; children and parenting; personal or spiritual identity, or something existential. Therapy offers to solute and salve these issues.
Often, the reasons given to me for arriving to therapy are feature one or more of the following: anxiety, depression, sadness, self confidence, life changing illnesses, self identity, early childhood, past or present relationships, bereavements, traumatic experiences, injury and mental health diagnosis. How these issues and difficult feelings manifest in people's lives are unique and so 'reasons' may be identified as problems or difficulties with: addictions; work; intimate or family relationships; children and parenting; personal or spiritual identity, or something existential. Therapy offers to solute and salve these issues.
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Marley Raven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
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Jade Howe
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
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Agnieszka (Agnes) Zalewska, Psychoanalysis
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
I am accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training psychoanalytic psychotherapist approved by the leading providers of training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and a supervisor. I offer a non-judgmental space to talk and think, for how long it is needed, with the minimum frequency of 1-3 sessions per week.
I am accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training psychoanalytic psychotherapist approved by the leading providers of training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and a supervisor. I offer a non-judgmental space to talk and think, for how long it is needed, with the minimum frequency of 1-3 sessions per week.
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Laura Jayne Sollis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
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Photo of Paul Reisbach, MA, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Paul Reisbach
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
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Antonella Depetro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome. My name is Antonella and I'm an experienced and dedicated counsellor working with both adults and young people. I support people who are going through all kinds of struggles and challenges. Clients I have worked with have told me that for the first time they were able to talk and express their feelings and thoughts about themselves and life as they felt safe and comfortable. I offer a safe and confidential space where you are free to explore yourself and your concerns, and discover your inner resources at your own pace. I will genuinely listen, be with you and accept you for who you are without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Antonella and I'm an experienced and dedicated counsellor working with both adults and young people. I support people who are going through all kinds of struggles and challenges. Clients I have worked with have told me that for the first time they were able to talk and express their feelings and thoughts about themselves and life as they felt safe and comfortable. I offer a safe and confidential space where you are free to explore yourself and your concerns, and discover your inner resources at your own pace. I will genuinely listen, be with you and accept you for who you are without judgement.
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Photo of Nicola Grieveson, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Grieveson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Photo of Jane Blackburn, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jane Blackburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
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Photo of Sinéad Meehan, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Sinéad Meehan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Sinéad, a psychotherapist-in-training offering low-cost therapy in Exeter. Life can be uncertain and challenging, but you don’t have to face those times alone. I provide a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental space in which to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. As an accredited mindfulness teacher, I recognise the intimate connection between body and mind: a principle that sits at the heart of my work. In this, I understand the important role nature plays in our emotional and mental well-being and have a keen interest in ecopsychotherapy.
I'm Sinéad, a psychotherapist-in-training offering low-cost therapy in Exeter. Life can be uncertain and challenging, but you don’t have to face those times alone. I provide a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental space in which to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. As an accredited mindfulness teacher, I recognise the intimate connection between body and mind: a principle that sits at the heart of my work. In this, I understand the important role nature plays in our emotional and mental well-being and have a keen interest in ecopsychotherapy.
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Photo of Kate Kenzie, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Kate Kenzie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life can feel like hard work sometimes; we get lost in the busy-ness of doing life, forgetting how to be; existing instead of living. Life events - past or present - can leave us feeling anxious, distressed, lacking in confidence, low, disconnected, or there's something wrong that you can't put into words. Coming to terms with a loss of someone/something? Have a concern you can't see how to deal with? Struggling with, or questioning, your identity or sexuality & unable to talk to family or friends? Do you have beliefs about yourself that you grew up with, feelings of "I'm not good enough"? If so, then talking about it can help.
Life can feel like hard work sometimes; we get lost in the busy-ness of doing life, forgetting how to be; existing instead of living. Life events - past or present - can leave us feeling anxious, distressed, lacking in confidence, low, disconnected, or there's something wrong that you can't put into words. Coming to terms with a loss of someone/something? Have a concern you can't see how to deal with? Struggling with, or questioning, your identity or sexuality & unable to talk to family or friends? Do you have beliefs about yourself that you grew up with, feelings of "I'm not good enough"? If so, then talking about it can help.
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Photo of Clare O'Brien, MBACP, Counsellor
Clare O'Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may have experienced something quite difficult or perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or low mood, relationships might not be going so well, or you feel stressed and overwhelmed. In therapy we can explore how these issues are showing up and discover what you need to move forward. We can work together to make sense of your situation and feelings. I will listen exquisitely, gently challenge your beliefs and encourage fresh perspectives. Through small shifts you may find an alternative way. This approach builds on the momentum that brought you to therapy in the first place.
You may have experienced something quite difficult or perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or low mood, relationships might not be going so well, or you feel stressed and overwhelmed. In therapy we can explore how these issues are showing up and discover what you need to move forward. We can work together to make sense of your situation and feelings. I will listen exquisitely, gently challenge your beliefs and encourage fresh perspectives. Through small shifts you may find an alternative way. This approach builds on the momentum that brought you to therapy in the first place.
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Progressive Psychotherapycouk
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome. There may be many different reasons you’re here, perhaps you’re struggling with a life event, or are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, stress, loss, anger, trauma, or stuck rigid patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that are impacting your everyday life.
Hello and Welcome. There may be many different reasons you’re here, perhaps you’re struggling with a life event, or are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, stress, loss, anger, trauma, or stuck rigid patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that are impacting your everyday life.
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Nathan Mark Worsfold
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
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Victoria Riddiford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am an accredited counsellor with many years experience of working with life's difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationships, bereavement and trauma. I have specialist experience in the ongoing impact of sexual abuse and rape. I also have particular interest in women's health issues throughout life. I offer in-person counselling in central Exeter, and also work online via video call. I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through issues that are troubling you, at your pace, so you can move forward with your life. We'll work together to establish a trusting relationship where you feel listened to and understood.
I am an accredited counsellor with many years experience of working with life's difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationships, bereavement and trauma. I have specialist experience in the ongoing impact of sexual abuse and rape. I also have particular interest in women's health issues throughout life. I offer in-person counselling in central Exeter, and also work online via video call. I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through issues that are troubling you, at your pace, so you can move forward with your life. We'll work together to establish a trusting relationship where you feel listened to and understood.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EX4

80+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in EX4 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Self Esteem
82% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
58% Aviva
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in EX4 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EX4?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.