Counselling in Aghalee

Photo of Janet Clare Duncan, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Janet Clare Duncan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Aghalee BT67
Hello I’m Janet and welcome to my profile.Does life feel overwhelming and you struggle to find motivation to do things?Has your relationship hit rock bottom and your loosing hope? Are you looking for a couples therapist to help you with increased tension or loneliness in your relationship?I am a mature counsellor with over 20 years of experience specialising in couple counselling and one to one sessions with teenagers and adults. I previously trained and worked with Relate N.I with individuals and couples with relationship issues. I also set up a school counselling services and have 15 years experience counselling young people.
Hello I’m Janet and welcome to my profile.Does life feel overwhelming and you struggle to find motivation to do things?Has your relationship hit rock bottom and your loosing hope? Are you looking for a couples therapist to help you with increased tension or loneliness in your relationship?I am a mature counsellor with over 20 years of experience specialising in couple counselling and one to one sessions with teenagers and adults. I previously trained and worked with Relate N.I with individuals and couples with relationship issues. I also set up a school counselling services and have 15 years experience counselling young people.
07380 308426 View 07380 308426

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Photo of First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP, Psychotherapist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Lisburn BT28
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
028 9694 3671 View 028 9694 3671
Photo of James Kernan, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
James Kernan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lisburn BT27
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist I am also a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist I am also a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
028 9692 8231 View 028 9692 8231
Photo of Christine Irwin, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Christine Irwin
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Moira BT67
I am a counsellor registered with the BACP. I have a degree in Counseling as well as a further degree in Psychological Trauma from Queens University, Belfast. I have spent the last three years working privately and previous to that as a trauma therapist with the Belfast Trust; this included working primarily with trauma and symptoms of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cognition and behavioural issues. As an integrative therapist I use a range of techniques to suit the clients particular needs.
I am a counsellor registered with the BACP. I have a degree in Counseling as well as a further degree in Psychological Trauma from Queens University, Belfast. I have spent the last three years working privately and previous to that as a trauma therapist with the Belfast Trust; this included working primarily with trauma and symptoms of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cognition and behavioural issues. As an integrative therapist I use a range of techniques to suit the clients particular needs.
028 9692 8892 View 028 9692 8892
Photo of Way Forward CBT and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Way Forward CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Lisburn BT28
Way Forward offers Professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Specialist Counselling services to Adults, children, and adolescents. I have been supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and well-being for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Private, Voluntary, and Public Sectors. My overall approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest, I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship.
Way Forward offers Professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Specialist Counselling services to Adults, children, and adolescents. I have been supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and well-being for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Private, Voluntary, and Public Sectors. My overall approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest, I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship.
028 9163 8581 View 028 9163 8581
Photo of Mindscenery Counselling, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Mindscenery Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hillsborough BT26
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
028 9694 3049 View 028 9694 3049
Photo of Elaine Bell, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Elaine Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Craigavon BT64  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
028 9124 1036 View 028 9124 1036
Photo of Dr Jane Simms, Psychologist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Lisburn BT27
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
028 9507 2459 View 028 9507 2459
Photo of Elaine McIntyre, Psychotherapist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Elaine McIntyre
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hillsborough BT26
I’m an experienced therapist, fully accredited with BACP and work with adults, young people and children. I've worked in the private sector, education and community settings covering a wide age range. I also work with private agencies, Employment Assistance Providers and insurance providers. I have a special interest working with teens and have a separate qualification in Counselling Children and Young People. I work with age 8+ years and have over 10 years experience working with under 18s. I'm a recognised therapist with Aviva, AXA and WPA insurance companies.
I’m an experienced therapist, fully accredited with BACP and work with adults, young people and children. I've worked in the private sector, education and community settings covering a wide age range. I also work with private agencies, Employment Assistance Providers and insurance providers. I have a special interest working with teens and have a separate qualification in Counselling Children and Young People. I work with age 8+ years and have over 10 years experience working with under 18s. I'm a recognised therapist with Aviva, AXA and WPA insurance companies.
028 9694 3497 View 028 9694 3497
Photo of Carole Chambers, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Carole Chambers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lisburn BT28
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
01571 590117 View 01571 590117
Photo of Gemma Lillington, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Gemma Lillington
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Lisburn BT28
Qualified integrated counsellor and member of the BACP. I am accustomed to working with all aspects of daily problems. Currently working as a counsellor in a suicide and self-harm charity.
Qualified integrated counsellor and member of the BACP. I am accustomed to working with all aspects of daily problems. Currently working as a counsellor in a suicide and self-harm charity.
01571 590133 View 01571 590133
Photo of Brendan Sansome, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Brendan Sansome
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Lisburn BT28  (Online Only)
Online only Therapist - £30 per session. Hi, I am a qualified, professionally registered BACP therapist. I help people connect to their true selves, challenge limiting beliefs, and change their lives for the better. If you're feeling lost, stuck, or unfulfilled, I know what it's like. I've been there too. I'm passionate about helping people find their way. Counselling can help you connect to your emotions, needs, and values; challenge negative thoughts and beliefs; develop healthy coping mechanisms and create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Online only Therapist - £30 per session. Hi, I am a qualified, professionally registered BACP therapist. I help people connect to their true selves, challenge limiting beliefs, and change their lives for the better. If you're feeling lost, stuck, or unfulfilled, I know what it's like. I've been there too. I'm passionate about helping people find their way. Counselling can help you connect to your emotions, needs, and values; challenge negative thoughts and beliefs; develop healthy coping mechanisms and create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
01571 590094 View 01571 590094
Photo of Laura Wilkinson, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Laura Wilkinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lisburn BT28  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Different events and experiences can lead us to struggle with negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Counselling can help you to make sense of what you're going through. How often have you spoken with someone only to be interrupted, spoken over, or have the conversation changed before you could say what you wanted to say? Counselling provides you with a safe space to speak and be heard. Through exploration and reflection, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and what it is you need to do to change your life for the better.
Life can be challenging. Different events and experiences can lead us to struggle with negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Counselling can help you to make sense of what you're going through. How often have you spoken with someone only to be interrupted, spoken over, or have the conversation changed before you could say what you wanted to say? Counselling provides you with a safe space to speak and be heard. Through exploration and reflection, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and what it is you need to do to change your life for the better.
028 9694 3427 View 028 9694 3427
Photo of Dr Sarah Downing, Psychologist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Dr Sarah Downing
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lurgan BT66
My approach is informed by using the evidence base, integrating multiple therapeutic models and your own preferences and expertise. Based on the information you provide we will devise a collaborative psychological understanding of your difficulties and a goal focused treatment plan to help you move forward in your life. Most people could benefit from a safe and reliable space to talk and feel seen and heard no matter what difficulties you are facing.
My approach is informed by using the evidence base, integrating multiple therapeutic models and your own preferences and expertise. Based on the information you provide we will devise a collaborative psychological understanding of your difficulties and a goal focused treatment plan to help you move forward in your life. Most people could benefit from a safe and reliable space to talk and feel seen and heard no matter what difficulties you are facing.
028 9124 8986 View 028 9124 8986
Joanne Mckenna
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough BT26
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
07723 496954 View 07723 496954
Photo of Angela Wicke, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Angela Wicke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lisburn BT28
Hi! I’m happy to work via phone or video during social distancing, but also welcome you to my quiet counselling room as soon as possible. I can meet with individuals, couples & families for: anxieties, bereavements, depression, ADHD/ASD adults/children, PTSD, guilt, shame, fear, anger, self-harm, emotion regulation, eating disorders, OCD, etc. I'm near Lisburn, Moira, Ballinderry, & Crumlin. Confidentiality is strictly observed. I also offer spiritual formation support, trained in spiritual direction & Mindfulness (respecting any or no faith), can offer EMDR for traumas, and DBT counselling for emotional instabilities and self harm.
Hi! I’m happy to work via phone or video during social distancing, but also welcome you to my quiet counselling room as soon as possible. I can meet with individuals, couples & families for: anxieties, bereavements, depression, ADHD/ASD adults/children, PTSD, guilt, shame, fear, anger, self-harm, emotion regulation, eating disorders, OCD, etc. I'm near Lisburn, Moira, Ballinderry, & Crumlin. Confidentiality is strictly observed. I also offer spiritual formation support, trained in spiritual direction & Mindfulness (respecting any or no faith), can offer EMDR for traumas, and DBT counselling for emotional instabilities and self harm.
01883 772257 View 01883 772257
Photo of Seaneen Madden, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Seaneen Madden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stonyford BT28
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
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Joan Cummings
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Craigavon BT67
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
028 9124 3044 View 028 9124 3044
Photo of Heal To Wellness, Counsellor in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Heal To Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portadown BT62
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
028 9694 3198 View 028 9694 3198
Photo of Chris Tennyson, Psychologist in Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Chris Tennyson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lisburn BT28
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
028 9692 8105 View 028 9692 8105

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Aghalee

< 10

Counsellors in Aghalee who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Geriatric and Seniors

Average years in practice

27 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Aghalee see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Aghalee?

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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.