Counselling in Stranmillis, Belfast

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Jean McMinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
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Alanna Kierans
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
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KOR~CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Beginning therapy can be a daunting experience; seeking an accredited therapist is your first step on your journey. At KOR CBT, you will be provided with a safe, welcoming space with a BABCP & IABCP accredited CBT Therapist for you to not only better learn and understand your thoughts and feelings but the impact of these on your behaviours and how they affect your day-to-day life. At KOR CBT, we work collaboratively to reduce the severity of your symptoms and develop your skill set in managing your mental health.
Beginning therapy can be a daunting experience; seeking an accredited therapist is your first step on your journey. At KOR CBT, you will be provided with a safe, welcoming space with a BABCP & IABCP accredited CBT Therapist for you to not only better learn and understand your thoughts and feelings but the impact of these on your behaviours and how they affect your day-to-day life. At KOR CBT, we work collaboratively to reduce the severity of your symptoms and develop your skill set in managing your mental health.
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Louise Currie
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
As an integrative therapist I adapt my approach depending on the individual client to ensure that their needs are addressed. Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. This may involve exploring some past events and how they are impacting on your life now. Or it may also involve examining current issues of concern and I will offer support as together we explore new ways of understanding and managing these concerns.
As an integrative therapist I adapt my approach depending on the individual client to ensure that their needs are addressed. Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. This may involve exploring some past events and how they are impacting on your life now. Or it may also involve examining current issues of concern and I will offer support as together we explore new ways of understanding and managing these concerns.
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Shane Morrow
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
Often we feel we cannot share issues with family or friends, for fear of impacting these relationships or attempts at being rescued, where all we need is to be listened to. Often we are experiencing emotional turmoil, doubt , guilt, fear or sadness to the point we perceive ourselves as carrying the burden alone. This is the opportunity for you to be heard, to explore and consider solutions and new possibilities for the future in a non-judgemental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. We can explore the past, the present or we can explore future plans and/or work on solutions to current problems.
Often we feel we cannot share issues with family or friends, for fear of impacting these relationships or attempts at being rescued, where all we need is to be listened to. Often we are experiencing emotional turmoil, doubt , guilt, fear or sadness to the point we perceive ourselves as carrying the burden alone. This is the opportunity for you to be heard, to explore and consider solutions and new possibilities for the future in a non-judgemental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. We can explore the past, the present or we can explore future plans and/or work on solutions to current problems.
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Victoria Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
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Catherine Gillen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
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Kevin McFaul
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
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Charlie McDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
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Flora Todaro Luck
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
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Marian Rafferty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
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Jack Sheehan
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
I am an experienced and professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a first class honors degree from Dublin Business School and full accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I have worked as a Psychotherapist both home and abroad, and have had the pleasure of supporting clients from all over the world both in person and through online therapy. There are no rules as to what you can bring to a therapy session but some common issues include anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, sexuality, family dynamics, health problems, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, and trauma.
I am an experienced and professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a first class honors degree from Dublin Business School and full accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I have worked as a Psychotherapist both home and abroad, and have had the pleasure of supporting clients from all over the world both in person and through online therapy. There are no rules as to what you can bring to a therapy session but some common issues include anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, sexuality, family dynamics, health problems, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, and trauma.
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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
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Dr Andrew Mc Gibbon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, school difficulties, social isolation and identity issues. My experience includes 20 years working in the NHS within The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. I also offer Supervision to professionals.
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, school difficulties, social isolation and identity issues. My experience includes 20 years working in the NHS within The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. I also offer Supervision to professionals.
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Nat Creighton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
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Mindscenery Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
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.
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Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
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Maryrose McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
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Janette (Jinny) Coalter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
An Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I'm also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my approach considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, and socioeconomical influences. How I work with clients is also underpinned by feminist, gender and queer theory. My aim is to facilitate a space for individuals to talk and explore problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their sense of stagnation. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
An Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I'm also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my approach considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, and socioeconomical influences. How I work with clients is also underpinned by feminist, gender and queer theory. My aim is to facilitate a space for individuals to talk and explore problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their sense of stagnation. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
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Dr Christine Carroll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
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Number of Counsellors in Stranmillis, Belfast

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Stranmillis, Belfast who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
82% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in Stranmillis, Belfast see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stranmillis, 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.