Counselling in GU8

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Photo of Suzanna De Silva, Counsellor in GU8, England
Suzanna De Silva
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Suzanna. I offer a friendly, welcoming space where we can explore anything you would like to work through . I have a special interest in working with people in the following areas : Autism, ADHD, trauma or anxiety. Perhaps you have had a recent diagnosis and want to work out what it means for you, or you are beginning to suspect you may be neuro-atypical. Or maybe you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety - panic attacks, overthinking, or just generally feeling very tense and anxious a lot of the time. You might want to work through some things that happened to you in your past that are still affecting you today.
Hello, I'm Suzanna. I offer a friendly, welcoming space where we can explore anything you would like to work through . I have a special interest in working with people in the following areas : Autism, ADHD, trauma or anxiety. Perhaps you have had a recent diagnosis and want to work out what it means for you, or you are beginning to suspect you may be neuro-atypical. Or maybe you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety - panic attacks, overthinking, or just generally feeling very tense and anxious a lot of the time. You might want to work through some things that happened to you in your past that are still affecting you today.
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Photo of Gemma Kirkpatrick, Counsellor in GU8, England
Gemma Kirkpatrick
Counsellor
Verified
Godalming GU8  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I can help with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and low mood. I specialise in helping clients who live with chronic illness, chronic pain and physical disability. I have an interest in helping people who are struggling emotionally after a diagnosis of a degenerative disease, chronic illness and neurological disorder, particularly neuromuscular conditions. I specialise in progressive disability and health anxiety.
I can help with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and low mood. I specialise in helping clients who live with chronic illness, chronic pain and physical disability. I have an interest in helping people who are struggling emotionally after a diagnosis of a degenerative disease, chronic illness and neurological disorder, particularly neuromuscular conditions. I specialise in progressive disability and health anxiety.
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Photo of Storyworks Therapy Centre, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Storyworks Therapy Centre
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Godalming GU8  (Online Only)
Creative psychotherapy helps people think, feel and express themselves in a less guarded way. I see individuals, couples, children and families and run retreats in the south of France. I am based near Chiddingfold, Haselmere and Godalming. Through a more playful approach you are helped to feel more at ease. When facing problems it is often difficult to express ourselves in a solely verbal way as unconscious defences can inhibit real engagement with therapy and therefore can fall short of reflecting our true feelings. Psychotherapy has adapted by integrating techniques that draw on creativity.
Creative psychotherapy helps people think, feel and express themselves in a less guarded way. I see individuals, couples, children and families and run retreats in the south of France. I am based near Chiddingfold, Haselmere and Godalming. Through a more playful approach you are helped to feel more at ease. When facing problems it is often difficult to express ourselves in a solely verbal way as unconscious defences can inhibit real engagement with therapy and therefore can fall short of reflecting our true feelings. Psychotherapy has adapted by integrating techniques that draw on creativity.
07481 360176 View 07481 360176
Photo of Ellie Pendred, Counsellor in GU8, England
Ellie Pendred
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Ellie and I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and a master NLP coach. I believe therapy can help us to understand ourselves, why we are the way we are and help us to become who we want to be. If you feel stressed, anxious, depressed or have low self-esteem, I can help you. I specialise in adults and young people aged 16+. Having worked with teenagers and young adults for many years I am familiar with the pressures placed on them in today’s society and I believe therapy can be a vital space for them to explore their individual stories, build their resilience and confidence.
My name is Ellie and I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and a master NLP coach. I believe therapy can help us to understand ourselves, why we are the way we are and help us to become who we want to be. If you feel stressed, anxious, depressed or have low self-esteem, I can help you. I specialise in adults and young people aged 16+. Having worked with teenagers and young adults for many years I am familiar with the pressures placed on them in today’s society and I believe therapy can be a vital space for them to explore their individual stories, build their resilience and confidence.
023 8214 6112 View 023 8214 6112
Photo of Lucille Ellis-Jones, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Lucille Ellis-Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
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Bridget McConnell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I adopt an integrated counselling approach which means I use a blend of theories and strategies holistically depending on your needs. My approach considers all aspects of your experience: thoughts, emotions, physical (somatic) and energetic aspects of your life. I offer an empathic and supportive relationship alongside the deeper work that helps identify the root cause of your difficulties. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic and creative interventions that enable you to explore and discover more fulfilling ways of being.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I adopt an integrated counselling approach which means I use a blend of theories and strategies holistically depending on your needs. My approach considers all aspects of your experience: thoughts, emotions, physical (somatic) and energetic aspects of your life. I offer an empathic and supportive relationship alongside the deeper work that helps identify the root cause of your difficulties. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic and creative interventions that enable you to explore and discover more fulfilling ways of being.
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Photo of Jo Gee, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Jo Gee
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
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Photo of Seana Tomlinson, Counsellor in GU8, England
Seana Tomlinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sometimes life can feel difficult or overwhelming, you might be experiencing feelings of overwhelm, sadness, grief, anxiety or distress. Maybe you have experienced a loss or a trauma? Maybe you are having relationship difficulties? Perhaps you feel you have lost your way in life? I know it can be a daunting step to reach out to find some support for yourself, but I will provide a calm, safe and judgement-free, space for you to explore and make sense of what is going on for you and support you as you find your own way forward.
Sometimes life can feel difficult or overwhelming, you might be experiencing feelings of overwhelm, sadness, grief, anxiety or distress. Maybe you have experienced a loss or a trauma? Maybe you are having relationship difficulties? Perhaps you feel you have lost your way in life? I know it can be a daunting step to reach out to find some support for yourself, but I will provide a calm, safe and judgement-free, space for you to explore and make sense of what is going on for you and support you as you find your own way forward.
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Photo of Oliver Hutson, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Oliver Hutson
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Godalming GU8  (Online Only)
Core Process is an integrative therapy that engages with all forms suffering. It meets us exactly where and how we are and works with both body and mind, By awakening our inner knowing and clarity, we start to see where we are stuck. This can empower us to make new choices about how we are living, and the possibility to reside more often in our truth. This in turn can bring us closer to the innate human qualities of love, peace, compassion and joy, the core of our being.
Core Process is an integrative therapy that engages with all forms suffering. It meets us exactly where and how we are and works with both body and mind, By awakening our inner knowing and clarity, we start to see where we are stuck. This can empower us to make new choices about how we are living, and the possibility to reside more often in our truth. This in turn can bring us closer to the innate human qualities of love, peace, compassion and joy, the core of our being.
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Photo of Hilary Adams, Counsellor in GU8, England
Hilary Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As an experienced member of the BACP, I offer counselling sessions for individuals in a private and comfortable environment. I work with a broad range of issues but the ones that come up most often are anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and self-doubt. Over time we develop patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms which may once have served us well but which are no longer useful and may be destructive. Just voicing how you feel can produce powerful psychological benefit but we work together to understand what is happening, enabling you to make better choices, improve relationships and reach a place of self-acceptance.
As an experienced member of the BACP, I offer counselling sessions for individuals in a private and comfortable environment. I work with a broad range of issues but the ones that come up most often are anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and self-doubt. Over time we develop patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms which may once have served us well but which are no longer useful and may be destructive. Just voicing how you feel can produce powerful psychological benefit but we work together to understand what is happening, enabling you to make better choices, improve relationships and reach a place of self-acceptance.
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Photo of Rachel Ilett, Counsellor in GU8, England
Rachel Ilett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sometimes life can leave us finding it difficult to cope or just to make sense of things at a challenging time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, loneliness, or sadness. Or perhaps you are having difficulty in your day-to-day relationships either at work, with friends, partner or child? Or you may be having difficulty dealing with mental health problems. Maybe you feel stuck or unable to control your negative feelings or there may be something from the past which is bothering you and you feel you would like to explore this further to make sense of where you are now.
Sometimes life can leave us finding it difficult to cope or just to make sense of things at a challenging time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, loneliness, or sadness. Or perhaps you are having difficulty in your day-to-day relationships either at work, with friends, partner or child? Or you may be having difficulty dealing with mental health problems. Maybe you feel stuck or unable to control your negative feelings or there may be something from the past which is bothering you and you feel you would like to explore this further to make sense of where you are now.
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Photo of Lisa Maycock, Counsellor in GU8, England
Lisa Maycock
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Godalming GU8  (Online Only)
Are you currently struggling to cope or in need of assistance to help you get through a difficult situation? Perhaps you need to identify and/or make a change to your current circumstances to improve your life or just feel happier/more comfortable in your own skin? You may be feeling quite stuck and feel you could use a safe space to explore a long-term issue or talk through a more recent situation and identify possible options/solutions going forward? Many of these scenarios can severely affect you and directly interfere with your quality of life, your decision making abilities and ultimately, your happiness. Counselling can help!
Are you currently struggling to cope or in need of assistance to help you get through a difficult situation? Perhaps you need to identify and/or make a change to your current circumstances to improve your life or just feel happier/more comfortable in your own skin? You may be feeling quite stuck and feel you could use a safe space to explore a long-term issue or talk through a more recent situation and identify possible options/solutions going forward? Many of these scenarios can severely affect you and directly interfere with your quality of life, your decision making abilities and ultimately, your happiness. Counselling can help!
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Photo of The Practice, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
The Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
We can all have difficulties in everyday life and encounter problems that we simply find hard to cope with alone. You may feel worried, anxious, low, confused, isolated or may be experience difficulties in relationships. You may be suffering from feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, or maybe you are just feeling sad. When these feelings and thoughts persist and become overwhelming it may be difficult to know which way to turn.
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Photo of Simon Mahony, Counsellor in GU8, England
Simon Mahony
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
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Photo of Rodney Dee, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Rodney Dee
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Starting therapy can be daunting so it’s important that you identify a therapist and an approach to working that feels right for you. As an art psychotherapist, I am open, honest and inclusive with considerable experience supporting children, adolescents and young adults in schools and community settings. My approach to working is psychodynamic - I’m interested in how past events may have affected you, both consciously and unconsciously, influencing the way you think, feel and behave. Should talking about your experiences be too difficult, I may encourage you to try different creative techniques as an alternate means of expression.
Starting therapy can be daunting so it’s important that you identify a therapist and an approach to working that feels right for you. As an art psychotherapist, I am open, honest and inclusive with considerable experience supporting children, adolescents and young adults in schools and community settings. My approach to working is psychodynamic - I’m interested in how past events may have affected you, both consciously and unconsciously, influencing the way you think, feel and behave. Should talking about your experiences be too difficult, I may encourage you to try different creative techniques as an alternate means of expression.
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Photo of Pia Granjon in GU8, England
Pia Granjon
I am a social worker, life coach, Anthropologist; This diverse training allow me to consider who you are with the larger envoronments you are living in/with.The symptoms you have may not be our focus though they will settle via the understanding of the purpose of their presence in your current life, whatever they are. We will process them if needs be. Our aim is that you get your control back over your current difficulties.
I am a social worker, life coach, Anthropologist; This diverse training allow me to consider who you are with the larger envoronments you are living in/with.The symptoms you have may not be our focus though they will settle via the understanding of the purpose of their presence in your current life, whatever they are. We will process them if needs be. Our aim is that you get your control back over your current difficulties.
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Photo of Alice Stoddart, Counsellor in GU8, England
Alice Stoddart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I have an interest in how patterns in thinking and behaviour may be linked to the past, recognising that it can be helpful to look at the past to understand our present. I want all clients to feel heard, valued and understood – supporting clients to explore their perspectives and empowering them to experience change.
I have an interest in how patterns in thinking and behaviour may be linked to the past, recognising that it can be helpful to look at the past to understand our present. I want all clients to feel heard, valued and understood – supporting clients to explore their perspectives and empowering them to experience change.
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Photo of Josephine Lofthouse, Psychotherapist in GU8, England
Josephine Lofthouse
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Something is standing in the way of you living the life you want to lead. You may feel tired of the way that you are living or feeling - completely 'full up'. This could be showing up as burnout from personal or professional commitments, in relationship problems that are following a familiar pattern, or in seeming outwardly successful but feeling the opposite on the inside. You may find it difficult to identify and say what you need, or experience outbursts of anxiety or rage. Your inner critic may take a walk on the wild side too often.
Something is standing in the way of you living the life you want to lead. You may feel tired of the way that you are living or feeling - completely 'full up'. This could be showing up as burnout from personal or professional commitments, in relationship problems that are following a familiar pattern, or in seeming outwardly successful but feeling the opposite on the inside. You may find it difficult to identify and say what you need, or experience outbursts of anxiety or rage. Your inner critic may take a walk on the wild side too often.
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Photo of Dr Claire Hepworth, Psychologist in GU8, England
Dr Claire Hepworth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
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Number of Counsellors in GU8

10+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in GU8 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress
74% Life Transitions
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
75% Aviva
75% Bupa

How Counsellors in GU8 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU8?

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.