Counselling in ME1

Photo of Lisa Richardson, Counsellor in ME1, England
Lisa Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle, provoking anxiety, distress and confusion. You may feel that something needs to change, but are unsure of which direction to take. Maybe you already know what you need but would welcome a little support and clarity to enable you to move forward. Perhaps you have experienced a significant life event, either recently or in the past, that has derailed you? Bereavement, relationships, work and health are among the many concerns that can be de-stabilising. Counselling can help to untangle past or current concerns that are causing you to feel low or isolated.
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle, provoking anxiety, distress and confusion. You may feel that something needs to change, but are unsure of which direction to take. Maybe you already know what you need but would welcome a little support and clarity to enable you to move forward. Perhaps you have experienced a significant life event, either recently or in the past, that has derailed you? Bereavement, relationships, work and health are among the many concerns that can be de-stabilising. Counselling can help to untangle past or current concerns that are causing you to feel low or isolated.
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Photo of Natascha Ryan, Counsellor in ME1, England
Natascha Ryan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking to make sense of things?  We seek counselling for a number of reasons including anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, stress, relationship difficulties - but also to gain a greater understanding of the ‘self’ and improve psychological well-being. Mostly and put simply, we want to learn to feel better about ourselves.
Are you looking to make sense of things?  We seek counselling for a number of reasons including anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, stress, relationship difficulties - but also to gain a greater understanding of the ‘self’ and improve psychological well-being. Mostly and put simply, we want to learn to feel better about ourselves.
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Photo of Samantha Richardson, Counsellor in ME1, England
Samantha Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Feeling nobody quite "Gets YOU?" Impulsive, disorganised, head scrambled, masking due to ADHD/ASD? Drugs or alcohol used to self medicate, relax or cope with stress but now noticed its getting out of control?  Anxiety and panic attacks starting to control your life but not sure the trigger? Or do you just have a sense something is wrong but struggle to open up or express how you feel to your partner, family or friends? The beauty of talking to a counsellor is I am neutral and independent of your situation which can make it easier to open up and explore your feelings and thoughts.
Feeling nobody quite "Gets YOU?" Impulsive, disorganised, head scrambled, masking due to ADHD/ASD? Drugs or alcohol used to self medicate, relax or cope with stress but now noticed its getting out of control?  Anxiety and panic attacks starting to control your life but not sure the trigger? Or do you just have a sense something is wrong but struggle to open up or express how you feel to your partner, family or friends? The beauty of talking to a counsellor is I am neutral and independent of your situation which can make it easier to open up and explore your feelings and thoughts.
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Photo of Steve Padfield, Counsellor in ME1, England
Steve Padfield
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Many of us suffer from anxiety, depression and stress during our lives. We may even experience trauma. As a person-centred counsellor trained in a pluralistic model, I have worked with various issues that people deal with on a daily basis. Therapy is a shared endeavour where a safe, open and non-judgemental space is essential to the therapy process.
Many of us suffer from anxiety, depression and stress during our lives. We may even experience trauma. As a person-centred counsellor trained in a pluralistic model, I have worked with various issues that people deal with on a daily basis. Therapy is a shared endeavour where a safe, open and non-judgemental space is essential to the therapy process.
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Photo of Dr Helen Layton, Psychologist in ME1, England
Dr Helen Layton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
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Photo of Solve and Evolve Therapies, Psychotherapist in ME1, England
Solve and Evolve Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor with almost 20yrs experience in mental health. I support Adults and Adolescents (12-17yrs). I have additional training in EMDR Therapy and Supervision, with over 10 years experience Supervising within the NHS and private practice. I have a special interest in PTSD and trauma. I also specialise in anxiety disorders (ie. PTSD, Panic, Health, GAD, Social Anxiety and Phobias) depression and low self-esteem. I Supervise Trainees on the level 7 Masters in CBT as well as other qualified clinicians. F2F and Remote.
I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor with almost 20yrs experience in mental health. I support Adults and Adolescents (12-17yrs). I have additional training in EMDR Therapy and Supervision, with over 10 years experience Supervising within the NHS and private practice. I have a special interest in PTSD and trauma. I also specialise in anxiety disorders (ie. PTSD, Panic, Health, GAD, Social Anxiety and Phobias) depression and low self-esteem. I Supervise Trainees on the level 7 Masters in CBT as well as other qualified clinicians. F2F and Remote.
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Photo of Rebecca Attwood- Low Cost Counselling, Counsellor in ME1, England
Rebecca Attwood- Low Cost Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We believe that everyone who needs to see a counsellor should be able to do so. Cost should not be the reason that you are not able to access support. Day Time Sessions (7am- 5pm) £28. Evening Sessions (5pm-8pm) £30. Whatever your reasons for seeking support, be assured you will be treated with respect and confidentiality, and given the safe space to be yourself.
We believe that everyone who needs to see a counsellor should be able to do so. Cost should not be the reason that you are not able to access support. Day Time Sessions (7am- 5pm) £28. Evening Sessions (5pm-8pm) £30. Whatever your reasons for seeking support, be assured you will be treated with respect and confidentiality, and given the safe space to be yourself.
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Photo of Kirsti Sandom, Counsellor in ME1, England
Kirsti Sandom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I understand how daunting it can be to begin counselling. Whatever you’re struggling with, be it depression, grief, self-esteem or relationship issues, we can look at the jigsaw pieces of your life together, to help you gain clarity. This may involve exploring the past to identify patterns in emotions and behaviours which shine a light on current issues. You may be grappling with life’s meaning after bereavement, a relationship breakdown or job loss. Any kind of loss can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. I work with you to help you make sense of things & find meaning and purpose in order to move forward and feel less lost.
I understand how daunting it can be to begin counselling. Whatever you’re struggling with, be it depression, grief, self-esteem or relationship issues, we can look at the jigsaw pieces of your life together, to help you gain clarity. This may involve exploring the past to identify patterns in emotions and behaviours which shine a light on current issues. You may be grappling with life’s meaning after bereavement, a relationship breakdown or job loss. Any kind of loss can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. I work with you to help you make sense of things & find meaning and purpose in order to move forward and feel less lost.
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Photo of Gareth Walter Msc, Counsellor in ME1, England
Gareth Walter Msc
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a person centred therapeutic counsellor and I am also qualified to provide relationship counselling. I work in a non-directive and non-judgemental way. My aim is to empower my clients to improve their emotional and psychological well being and unlock their optimum quality of life. I believe that you are truly the expert in your own life and I work with my clients with this principle in mind. Sometimes life can run away from us and we need to ground ourselves, refocus and move forwards.
I am a person centred therapeutic counsellor and I am also qualified to provide relationship counselling. I work in a non-directive and non-judgemental way. My aim is to empower my clients to improve their emotional and psychological well being and unlock their optimum quality of life. I believe that you are truly the expert in your own life and I work with my clients with this principle in mind. Sometimes life can run away from us and we need to ground ourselves, refocus and move forwards.
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Photo of Amanda Darbon, Counsellor in ME1, England
Amanda Darbon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
My background in working for organisations across London & Kent gave me a particular understanding of the emotional challenges that many of us face including, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship & family issues. I believe that evidence based psychological therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) along with an integrative counselling approach allows flexibility in dealing with each individual’s needs. This, combined with a safe & non-judgemental therapeutic relationship is key for the process of change & recovery.
My background in working for organisations across London & Kent gave me a particular understanding of the emotional challenges that many of us face including, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship & family issues. I believe that evidence based psychological therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) along with an integrative counselling approach allows flexibility in dealing with each individual’s needs. This, combined with a safe & non-judgemental therapeutic relationship is key for the process of change & recovery.
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Photo of Union Street Counselling, Counsellor in ME1, England
Union Street Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing depression, low self esteem, problems maintaining relationships? Are issues such as past trauma or grief affecting your quality of life? Counselling may help you. I will provide you with a warm, confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I will listen, support and sometimes challenge you as we explore your present, your past and how the two are linked, helping you to make sense of your emotions and move forward when you feel stuck.
Are you experiencing depression, low self esteem, problems maintaining relationships? Are issues such as past trauma or grief affecting your quality of life? Counselling may help you. I will provide you with a warm, confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I will listen, support and sometimes challenge you as we explore your present, your past and how the two are linked, helping you to make sense of your emotions and move forward when you feel stuck.
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Photo of Pompi Banerjee-Singh, Psychotherapist in ME1, England
Pompi Banerjee-Singh
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
If you are struggling with anxiety or your mood and are not sure if therapy is for you then you might find my pragmatic approach to managing yours symptoms and your distress helpful.
If you are struggling with anxiety or your mood and are not sure if therapy is for you then you might find my pragmatic approach to managing yours symptoms and your distress helpful.
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Photo of Catherine Cross, Counsellor in ME1, England
Catherine Cross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochester ME1  (Online Only)
Are You Ready to change? Do you feel stuck in a rut? Would you like to change things but don’t know how? Or do you feel lost and unsure at the moment? It can be difficult and uncomfortable to change things in your life but it might be just what you need. You do not need to be ‘mad’ to seek therapy or counselling, many people who are in therapy are lost, unsure or stuck like you and need a change in their lives.
Are You Ready to change? Do you feel stuck in a rut? Would you like to change things but don’t know how? Or do you feel lost and unsure at the moment? It can be difficult and uncomfortable to change things in your life but it might be just what you need. You do not need to be ‘mad’ to seek therapy or counselling, many people who are in therapy are lost, unsure or stuck like you and need a change in their lives.
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Photo of Wistman Counselling & Therapy, Counsellor in ME1, England
Wistman Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is David and I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. The counselling I offer gives you an opportunity to speak openly in a safe and completely confidential space to someone who really listens, who is trained to do so and who empathises and values you, unconditionally and without judgement. I am passionate about my work and I will do my utmost to give you the highest level of personal therapy tailored to suit you and your needs. I can offer you a chance to unload from your mind some of the troubles and issues that have been getting you down or holding you back, and help you view them in a new light.
Hello, my name is David and I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. The counselling I offer gives you an opportunity to speak openly in a safe and completely confidential space to someone who really listens, who is trained to do so and who empathises and values you, unconditionally and without judgement. I am passionate about my work and I will do my utmost to give you the highest level of personal therapy tailored to suit you and your needs. I can offer you a chance to unload from your mind some of the troubles and issues that have been getting you down or holding you back, and help you view them in a new light.
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Photo of Ulrika Kristina Guttormsson, Psychotherapist in ME1, England
Ulrika Kristina Guttormsson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
In psychotherapy there is an opportunity to get to know yourself in depth and discover new ways of living your life. Often we have repetitive patterns and ways of thinking that can for instance cause suffering, frustration, anxiety and sadness in our life. Despite our best efforts to decide to behave and relate differently, we drift back to our old ways of being and behaving. In psychotherapy we will work at getting to know your unconscious inner life. A lot of feelings and thoughts we have are not conscious and psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to reflect and try out new ways when you feel change is needed.
In psychotherapy there is an opportunity to get to know yourself in depth and discover new ways of living your life. Often we have repetitive patterns and ways of thinking that can for instance cause suffering, frustration, anxiety and sadness in our life. Despite our best efforts to decide to behave and relate differently, we drift back to our old ways of being and behaving. In psychotherapy we will work at getting to know your unconscious inner life. A lot of feelings and thoughts we have are not conscious and psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to reflect and try out new ways when you feel change is needed.
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Photo of Deri Hughes, Psychotherapist in ME1, England
Deri Hughes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I treat a broad range of mental health conditions and worked as a senior psychotherapist in the NHS for many years. I have worked extensively with sexual and domestic abuse, anxiety and borderline personality issues as well as depression and Post-traumatic Stress conditions. I am experienced interculturally in helping people with racial and discrimination issues. I work in both English and Spanish. Hablo Espanol y Ingles y ofrezco terapia en los dos idomas.
I treat a broad range of mental health conditions and worked as a senior psychotherapist in the NHS for many years. I have worked extensively with sexual and domestic abuse, anxiety and borderline personality issues as well as depression and Post-traumatic Stress conditions. I am experienced interculturally in helping people with racial and discrimination issues. I work in both English and Spanish. Hablo Espanol y Ingles y ofrezco terapia en los dos idomas.
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Photo of Cesare Saguato, Counsellor in ME1, England
Cesare Saguato
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
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Photo of Kelly Croucher, Counsellor in ME1, England
Kelly Croucher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed by Stress, Anxiety, COVID, problems at work or have recently experienced a Bereavement. I will help you to reduce your stress, anxiety and improve your self-esteem, confidence and help find YOU again. It’s ok to not have the answers or understand the emotions you are experiencing. I offer a safe space for you to express yourself and will help you to make the changes necessary to move forward with your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by Stress, Anxiety, COVID, problems at work or have recently experienced a Bereavement. I will help you to reduce your stress, anxiety and improve your self-esteem, confidence and help find YOU again. It’s ok to not have the answers or understand the emotions you are experiencing. I offer a safe space for you to express yourself and will help you to make the changes necessary to move forward with your life.
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Photo of JoAnne Regina, Psychotherapist in ME1, England
JoAnne Regina
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner with over seventeen years experience. I have extensive training and clinical experience in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, with a particular focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and problems caused by adverse childhood experiences including low self esteem, relationship difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, I have worked extensively with first responders and military veterans, giving me a deep understanding of the stressors unique to the these communities.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner with over seventeen years experience. I have extensive training and clinical experience in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, with a particular focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and problems caused by adverse childhood experiences including low self esteem, relationship difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, I have worked extensively with first responders and military veterans, giving me a deep understanding of the stressors unique to the these communities.
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Photo of Erin Singleton Counselling, Counsellor in ME1, England
Erin Singleton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochester ME1  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Erin and welcome to my page Taking the first step to reach out for help can be scary and overwhelming but I will be with you every step of the way. We will work together to ensure we meet your unique and specific needs during our sessions. I aim to run a friendly, professional and relaxed practice which is online or over the telephone. I work in an Integrative way, which basically means I use a variety of different methods and ideas to help you individually as each and every client is unique. There is an emphasis on person centred therapy that ensures you at the centre of our work together.
Hello I'm Erin and welcome to my page Taking the first step to reach out for help can be scary and overwhelming but I will be with you every step of the way. We will work together to ensure we meet your unique and specific needs during our sessions. I aim to run a friendly, professional and relaxed practice which is online or over the telephone. I work in an Integrative way, which basically means I use a variety of different methods and ideas to help you individually as each and every client is unique. There is an emphasis on person centred therapy that ensures you at the centre of our work together.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ME1

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in ME1 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
90% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
75% Bereavement
60% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
53% Aviva
47% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in ME1 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ME1?

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.