Counselling in EastSide, Belfast

Photo of Nona Fair, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nona Fair
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5
I am a qualified CBT therapist (PgDip), ready to work with you to help you towards your goals. I understand how difficult it can be to take the initial step of making contact, especially if you feel stuck. Whatever you would like to change, I am here to help.
I am a qualified CBT therapist (PgDip), ready to work with you to help you towards your goals. I understand how difficult it can be to take the initial step of making contact, especially if you feel stuck. Whatever you would like to change, I am here to help.
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Claire Freeman Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5
You may be viewing this page with a specific issue and not quite sure how to manage it. Through giving yourself time and space to unpack or untangle the issue in counselling, it can help you figure out how to move forward. Every counsellor you work with will offer something unique in the relationship you build. It's important that you find someone you feel you can be open and honest with. My role as your counsellor will be to support you through untangling some of that ‘stuff’ that might be holding you back, becoming a daily struggle or impacting your relationships. I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental space.
You may be viewing this page with a specific issue and not quite sure how to manage it. Through giving yourself time and space to unpack or untangle the issue in counselling, it can help you figure out how to move forward. Every counsellor you work with will offer something unique in the relationship you build. It's important that you find someone you feel you can be open and honest with. My role as your counsellor will be to support you through untangling some of that ‘stuff’ that might be holding you back, becoming a daily struggle or impacting your relationships. I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental space.
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MMC Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Integrative therapist using all aspect of psychotherapy that are relevant and applicable to each individual client, this means I work always in your best interest, using my knowledge and skills to tailor the therapy to best suit you and your current situation.I have many years experience in the field of mental health and have close personal experience in a number of areas. I offer an open, friendly, supportive and confidential service and have specialist training in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues and coping strategies.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Integrative therapist using all aspect of psychotherapy that are relevant and applicable to each individual client, this means I work always in your best interest, using my knowledge and skills to tailor the therapy to best suit you and your current situation.I have many years experience in the field of mental health and have close personal experience in a number of areas. I offer an open, friendly, supportive and confidential service and have specialist training in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues and coping strategies.
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Nora Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
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Photo of Clare Acheson Counselling, Counsellor in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Clare Acheson Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4  (Online Only)
Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of BACP, I use an Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.
Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of BACP, I use an Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.
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Daniel Hutchinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
EastSide, Belfast BT4
Hello! First of all thank you for taking the time to read my profile for private practise. My name is Daniel & I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor & registered member of the BACP. If you think that we would be a good match for counselling or if you have a question or query please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I believe in talking therapy & the capacity for counselling to empower any individual to create positive change. Contemplating change can be daunting for anyone but together we will explore the negative feelings to enable you to regain deeper control & understanding of your self.
Hello! First of all thank you for taking the time to read my profile for private practise. My name is Daniel & I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor & registered member of the BACP. If you think that we would be a good match for counselling or if you have a question or query please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I believe in talking therapy & the capacity for counselling to empower any individual to create positive change. Contemplating change can be daunting for anyone but together we will explore the negative feelings to enable you to regain deeper control & understanding of your self.
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Photo of Michael Walton, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Michael Walton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
If you are in the process of considering counselling/psychotherapy then finding the right therapist is the most important decision to make. Research shows positive therapeutic outcomes are based on the relationship between therapist and client. A good way of assessing if we can work well together is attending a free of charge session; no commitment beyond this, to see if I can help you to identify further what your needs are.
If you are in the process of considering counselling/psychotherapy then finding the right therapist is the most important decision to make. Research shows positive therapeutic outcomes are based on the relationship between therapist and client. A good way of assessing if we can work well together is attending a free of charge session; no commitment beyond this, to see if I can help you to identify further what your needs are.
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KGH Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
KGH Counselling "Because talking is important" Life can be a journey and at times challenging when our feelings and thoughts can be overwhelming and confusing. Let me go on your journey with you.
KGH Counselling "Because talking is important" Life can be a journey and at times challenging when our feelings and thoughts can be overwhelming and confusing. Let me go on your journey with you.
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Photo of Lesley Delaney, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lesley Delaney
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
EastSide, Belfast BT5
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives. I am here to help you to achieve your goals.
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives. I am here to help you to achieve your goals.
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Photo of Fionnuala Rupchand, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fionnuala Rupchand
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
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Photo of Brian McCormick, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Brian McCormick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
Waitlist for new clients
If you are considering some counselling/therapy, a good way to see if we might be able to work together is for us to have a conversation. This is why I offer the first session free-of-charge; a no obligation meeting for you to see if I can help you to begin to identify your needs. My experience includes working with people who struggle with anxiety; low mood; bereavement; and loss and also those who have suffered trauma; those who have suicidal thoughts; and those who have self-harming behaviours.
If you are considering some counselling/therapy, a good way to see if we might be able to work together is for us to have a conversation. This is why I offer the first session free-of-charge; a no obligation meeting for you to see if I can help you to begin to identify your needs. My experience includes working with people who struggle with anxiety; low mood; bereavement; and loss and also those who have suffered trauma; those who have suicidal thoughts; and those who have self-harming behaviours.
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Photo of Carol Guinan, Psychologist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Carol Guinan
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT6
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
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Photo of Alison Jamieson, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alison Jamieson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Perhaps you find it difficult to stop or control worrying and you're feeling overwhelmed? I am passionate about working with people to improve how they feel. I offer safe & confidential talking therapy in a relaxed non-judgemental manner. Working together, I can help you explore evidence based ways to manage anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic attacks or feeling sad. My core training is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I incorporate evidence based treatment in my work with clients.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Perhaps you find it difficult to stop or control worrying and you're feeling overwhelmed? I am passionate about working with people to improve how they feel. I offer safe & confidential talking therapy in a relaxed non-judgemental manner. Working together, I can help you explore evidence based ways to manage anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic attacks or feeling sad. My core training is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I incorporate evidence based treatment in my work with clients.
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Photo of Nelson Davis, Psychotherapist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nelson Davis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT6
It can be a huge step to decide to talk to a counsellor/psychotherapist about personal issues so it is important to find someone you are comfortable with, who will not judge you but accept you for who you are. I offer office based and/or telephone therapy. The relationship between therapist and patient is fundamentally important. I liken psychotherapy to being in a clothing shop changing room where we get a unique view of ourselves from all angles.  Likewise therapy is about helping someone to glimpse  and explore hidden parts of themselves or just helping them make sense of their distress.
It can be a huge step to decide to talk to a counsellor/psychotherapist about personal issues so it is important to find someone you are comfortable with, who will not judge you but accept you for who you are. I offer office based and/or telephone therapy. The relationship between therapist and patient is fundamentally important. I liken psychotherapy to being in a clothing shop changing room where we get a unique view of ourselves from all angles.  Likewise therapy is about helping someone to glimpse  and explore hidden parts of themselves or just helping them make sense of their distress.
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Photo of Roberta Richmond, Counsellor in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Roberta Richmond
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
Hello, my name is Roberta Richmond I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with years of experience as a therapist, and managing one of Belfast's largest counselling charities. I am committed to providing counselling and coaching in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Many of us have times in our lives when things seem too much, and we feel overwhelmed, with difficulty coping. If you’re reading this, you may be at that point yourself, and thinking about having some counselling. You may have hit a difficult patch in your relationship and are looking for someone to help you and your partner sort things out,
Hello, my name is Roberta Richmond I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with years of experience as a therapist, and managing one of Belfast's largest counselling charities. I am committed to providing counselling and coaching in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Many of us have times in our lives when things seem too much, and we feel overwhelmed, with difficulty coping. If you’re reading this, you may be at that point yourself, and thinking about having some counselling. You may have hit a difficult patch in your relationship and are looking for someone to help you and your partner sort things out,
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Photo of Dr Glenn Mason, Psychologist in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Glenn Mason
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT5  (Online Only)
Currently, I am only offering EMDR Therapy, a NICE-approved treatment for trauma, but with growing evidence for other problems. Right now you struggling to connect with the things that matter to you. Your thoughts and emotions leave you overwhelmed, worrying about the future and you are finding it difficult to cope with your past. Your motivation is low, you may be tearful, your sleep is disturbed, have a poor appetite or comfort eating to cope.Your relationships and friendships may also be strained. Right now you are feeling stuck and you are looking for someone to help you explore a way forward.
Currently, I am only offering EMDR Therapy, a NICE-approved treatment for trauma, but with growing evidence for other problems. Right now you struggling to connect with the things that matter to you. Your thoughts and emotions leave you overwhelmed, worrying about the future and you are finding it difficult to cope with your past. Your motivation is low, you may be tearful, your sleep is disturbed, have a poor appetite or comfort eating to cope.Your relationships and friendships may also be strained. Right now you are feeling stuck and you are looking for someone to help you explore a way forward.
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Photo of Kathryn Mounstephen, Counsellor in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kathryn Mounstephen
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
EastSide, Belfast BT4
Maybe you feel stuck, or life feels overwhelming. Perhaps there's something in your past you would like to make sense of, or a situation that is troubling you now. You long for someone to listen to your story and to "get" you. To journey with you as you make sense of what has happened, or is happening to you currently. Or you would just like to feel better! Most of all, you just want to move forward, to have peace. To hope again. I offer a safe space to process, as well as a warm and empathetic presence. I also offer sessions for children still at primary school.
Maybe you feel stuck, or life feels overwhelming. Perhaps there's something in your past you would like to make sense of, or a situation that is troubling you now. You long for someone to listen to your story and to "get" you. To journey with you as you make sense of what has happened, or is happening to you currently. Or you would just like to feel better! Most of all, you just want to move forward, to have peace. To hope again. I offer a safe space to process, as well as a warm and empathetic presence. I also offer sessions for children still at primary school.
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Photo of Julie Carleton, Counsellor in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Julie Carleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
EastSide, Belfast BT5
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are riding an emotional rollercoaster? Life has its ups and downs and sometimes we just need a little helping hand to guide us through. I can offer an environment where you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours around your life issues past and present.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are riding an emotional rollercoaster? Life has its ups and downs and sometimes we just need a little helping hand to guide us through. I can offer an environment where you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours around your life issues past and present.
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Steadfast Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that talking to somebody outside of your family or friendship circle can bring a refreshing perspective to difficult life issues. By providing a therapy space where you can feel heard and accepted without bias, you are encouraged to share and explore those detrimental issues that have prevented you from totally embracing life.
It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that talking to somebody outside of your family or friendship circle can bring a refreshing perspective to difficult life issues. By providing a therapy space where you can feel heard and accepted without bias, you are encouraged to share and explore those detrimental issues that have prevented you from totally embracing life.
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Photo of Tim Webber, Counsellor in EastSide, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Tim Webber
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
EastSide, Belfast BT4
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining Psychodynamic, Person-centered and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models. This means I adapt my approach for every client, tailored to their individual needs. I’m passionate about mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and need to look after it, just as we do our physical health. Counselling is one such way of doing so, putting some time aside to concentrate on you and your needs. This kind of therapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore your thoughts and feelings, address life challenges and improve your wellbeing.
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining Psychodynamic, Person-centered and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models. This means I adapt my approach for every client, tailored to their individual needs. I’m passionate about mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and need to look after it, just as we do our physical health. Counselling is one such way of doing so, putting some time aside to concentrate on you and your needs. This kind of therapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore your thoughts and feelings, address life challenges and improve your wellbeing.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EastSide, Belfast

60+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in EastSide, Belfast who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
75% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Bupa
45% AXA PPP
41% Vitality

How Counsellors in EastSide, Belfast see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EastSide, Belfast?

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.