Counselling in Bellaghy

Photo of Kaleena Murphy, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Kaleena Murphy
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bellaghy BT45
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step towards Counselling. Having a safe place with someone who will listen to your needs without judging you can be a powerful way to help you to explore issues that may be troubling you.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step towards Counselling. Having a safe place with someone who will listen to your needs without judging you can be a powerful way to help you to explore issues that may be troubling you.
07481 359206 View 07481 359206
Photo of Seán Mac Giolla Fhiondáin, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Seán Mac Giolla Fhiondáin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bellaghy BT45
The word SONAS means happy and that's my aim, to help you to become happy. If you need to talk to someone that really listens to your worries, someone who gives you the full attention you desire and someone who will treat you in a professional, respectful, and in a non-judgmental way, I'm here for you. My specialism is facial differences i.e birthmarks etc. I can provide a warm and safe space in which you can share your challenges in your own words and at a pace at which you are comfortable. I'm friendly, caring and easy approachable counsellor who really wants to help people experiencing difficulties that the world throws at them.
The word SONAS means happy and that's my aim, to help you to become happy. If you need to talk to someone that really listens to your worries, someone who gives you the full attention you desire and someone who will treat you in a professional, respectful, and in a non-judgmental way, I'm here for you. My specialism is facial differences i.e birthmarks etc. I can provide a warm and safe space in which you can share your challenges in your own words and at a pace at which you are comfortable. I'm friendly, caring and easy approachable counsellor who really wants to help people experiencing difficulties that the world throws at them.
07700 374270 View 07700 374270

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Maryrose McCracken, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Maryrose McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
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.
07449 480607 View 07449 480607
Photo of Freebird Counselling, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Freebird Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I offer emotional support to people from age 11 up through the generations who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, loss, relationship and a range of mental health issues. I offer person centred counselling and am qualified to integrate CBT skills when desirable and appropriate. The goal for clients is generally to gain insight and support when changing unhelpful thinking and ultimately Behavioural patterns. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for my clients to talk in confidence.
I offer emotional support to people from age 11 up through the generations who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, loss, relationship and a range of mental health issues. I offer person centred counselling and am qualified to integrate CBT skills when desirable and appropriate. The goal for clients is generally to gain insight and support when changing unhelpful thinking and ultimately Behavioural patterns. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for my clients to talk in confidence.
07446 231037 View 07446 231037
Photo of Sam Montgomery, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Sam Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I am a qualified counsellor working in the Mid-Ulster area, My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. In my practice, I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a qualified counsellor working in the Mid-Ulster area, My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. In my practice, I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
07511 628324 View 07511 628324
Photo of DB Counselling Service, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
DB Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Magherafelt BT45
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in the Mid-Ulster area. I have my own private facility which means I can offer a warm, safe, confidential environment where you can explore issues that are impacting on your life. my work is suited to your needs as therapy is individual to you, and what works best for you as an individual. Ensuring the best possible outcome. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. I will listen and support you without judging or critizing.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in the Mid-Ulster area. I have my own private facility which means I can offer a warm, safe, confidential environment where you can explore issues that are impacting on your life. my work is suited to your needs as therapy is individual to you, and what works best for you as an individual. Ensuring the best possible outcome. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. I will listen and support you without judging or critizing.
07429 764073 View 07429 764073
Photo of jm-psychologicaltherapies, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
jm-psychologicaltherapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
07525 627020 View 07525 627020
Photo of Vicky Agnew, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Vicky Agnew
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I provide a one to one counselling service for anyone who is in need of support for a wide range of issues. This is by appointment only, where the client has an opportunity to talk about about any issues or concerns in a safe and confidential environment whilst being listened to without being judged. I work as an integrative counsellor which allows me to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs, with the focus on working together towards an agreed goal and at your pace. Why don't you come for the initiall assessment , there is no pressure to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
I provide a one to one counselling service for anyone who is in need of support for a wide range of issues. This is by appointment only, where the client has an opportunity to talk about about any issues or concerns in a safe and confidential environment whilst being listened to without being judged. I work as an integrative counsellor which allows me to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs, with the focus on working together towards an agreed goal and at your pace. Why don't you come for the initiall assessment , there is no pressure to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
07380 328812 View 07380 328812
Photo of Krystyna Kutyepova in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Krystyna Kutyepova
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Magherafelt BT45
Are you feeling depression, have low self-esteem, self-doubt, panic attacks, or phobias? Do you feel you have lost the meaning of life, or are you feeling alone? Often, we are limited by our own thoughts. One sure way to change something and enjoy life – is to observe, understand and accept yourself.
Are you feeling depression, have low self-esteem, self-doubt, panic attacks, or phobias? Do you feel you have lost the meaning of life, or are you feeling alone? Often, we are limited by our own thoughts. One sure way to change something and enjoy life – is to observe, understand and accept yourself.
028 9694 3648 View 028 9694 3648
Photo of Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
07429 313798 View 07429 313798
Photo of Heartsease Consultancy, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Heartsease Consultancy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Magherafelt BT45
I have worked with clients of all ages, for many years, in supporting them through personal crises and various traumatic experiences in life. Heartsease Consultancy encourages clients to build coping strategies for their symptoms as well as support them to unpeel layers of life experiences and identify unhelpful beliefs in order to reach the root cause of issues. Experience includes working with a wide variety of presenting issues such as anxiety and anxiety related disorders (panic, OCD, phobias, etc), depression, childhood trauma, addiction, grief/ loss, abuse, bullying, low self esteem, relationship difficulties and more.
I have worked with clients of all ages, for many years, in supporting them through personal crises and various traumatic experiences in life. Heartsease Consultancy encourages clients to build coping strategies for their symptoms as well as support them to unpeel layers of life experiences and identify unhelpful beliefs in order to reach the root cause of issues. Experience includes working with a wide variety of presenting issues such as anxiety and anxiety related disorders (panic, OCD, phobias, etc), depression, childhood trauma, addiction, grief/ loss, abuse, bullying, low self esteem, relationship difficulties and more.
028 9163 8360 View 028 9163 8360
Photo of Grainne McCloskey, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Grainne McCloskey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working in the Mid-Ulster area. I am passionate about my work and helping people feel less isolated with their issues. It is important to me, that our work together helps empower you to move forward in your life in a positive way. That you feel safe, supported, do not feel judged and feel genuinely listened to. I offer one to one counselling in my private practice, providing a confidential, safe environment. I use a variety of approaches/ techniques tailored to suit the unique needs of each individual.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working in the Mid-Ulster area. I am passionate about my work and helping people feel less isolated with their issues. It is important to me, that our work together helps empower you to move forward in your life in a positive way. That you feel safe, supported, do not feel judged and feel genuinely listened to. I offer one to one counselling in my private practice, providing a confidential, safe environment. I use a variety of approaches/ techniques tailored to suit the unique needs of each individual.
028 9694 3410 View 028 9694 3410
Photo of Minford McBride, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
07723 496681 View 07723 496681
Photo of Christina Bateson, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Christina Bateson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
I am an Integrative Therapist - Drawing upon the Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamics approaches, to meet client needs.
I am an Integrative Therapist - Drawing upon the Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamics approaches, to meet client needs.
028 9694 3165 View 028 9694 3165
Photo of Dara Gallagher, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Dara Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read what it is that I may have to offer you. As you will likely know, we tend to seek out therapy at those times in our life when we are experiencing some form of distress. What that distress may look like will vary between individuals, and how people may name or label that distress will also vary considerably. What I can offer is first and foremost the opportunity to be with another human being during this time of distress. During this time, together we will seek to better understand your current difficulties - your fears and hopes, your disappointments and pain, your losses and hurts.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read what it is that I may have to offer you. As you will likely know, we tend to seek out therapy at those times in our life when we are experiencing some form of distress. What that distress may look like will vary between individuals, and how people may name or label that distress will also vary considerably. What I can offer is first and foremost the opportunity to be with another human being during this time of distress. During this time, together we will seek to better understand your current difficulties - your fears and hopes, your disappointments and pain, your losses and hurts.
028 9694 3580 View 028 9694 3580
Photo of Catrina Bell, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
07723 414169 View 07723 414169
Photo of Michael O'Neill, Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Michael O'Neill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Moneymore BT45
I have experience working with clients with various issues, I particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma and relationship issues. I have found great satisfaction working with men's issues and sexuality I have lots of experience working with men and women in their late teens to early 40s. Clients are normally nervous coming to counselling and I endeavour to create a non-judmental and relaxed environment for you to explore your issues and find solutions that suit you and your lifestyle best.
I have experience working with clients with various issues, I particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma and relationship issues. I have found great satisfaction working with men's issues and sexuality I have lots of experience working with men and women in their late teens to early 40s. Clients are normally nervous coming to counselling and I endeavour to create a non-judmental and relaxed environment for you to explore your issues and find solutions that suit you and your lifestyle best.
07401 714792 View 07401 714792
Photo of The Neurodivergent Therapist/ Louise Taylor , Counsellor in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
The Neurodivergent Therapist/ Louise Taylor
Counsellor, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Moneymore BT45
My name is Lou and I am the Neurodivergent Therapist. My clients would describe me as honest, uplifting and empowering. In 2020 I received an ASD diagnosis and I now work with neurodivergent clients only. Much of my work involves supporting my clients to actualise and be free to live good lives as neurodivergent people. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to work with a great variety of people from multiple backgrounds, countries and social groups. I am passionate about offering a service that is client-centred, wellness-focused and fun. I am a sex-positive therapist, an LGBTQIA+, trans ally and pleasure activist.
My name is Lou and I am the Neurodivergent Therapist. My clients would describe me as honest, uplifting and empowering. In 2020 I received an ASD diagnosis and I now work with neurodivergent clients only. Much of my work involves supporting my clients to actualise and be free to live good lives as neurodivergent people. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to work with a great variety of people from multiple backgrounds, countries and social groups. I am passionate about offering a service that is client-centred, wellness-focused and fun. I am a sex-positive therapist, an LGBTQIA+, trans ally and pleasure activist.
028 9694 3409 View 028 9694 3409
Photo of Renew, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Renew
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
07449 098441 View 07449 098441
Photo of H Phillips Counselling, Psychotherapist in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
H Phillips Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
028 9163 8612 View 028 9163 8612

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bellaghy

< 10

Counsellors in Bellaghy who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Bellaghy see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bellaghy?

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.