Counselling in Cookstown

Photo of Stephen McAlynn, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Stephen McAlynn
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80  (Online Only)
Life can challenge us in every way both imaginable or unimaginable. We can often feel swept along or that certain situations are steering us rather than the other way around. When we feel that life is passing us by or that it is happening to us without our input, therapy is a worthwhile investment in you. Counselling can help us to manage these life experiences in a way that will empower you to take control back. Considering counselling can be daunting and I am here to make this process as comfortable as possible for you as you begin to assert control over areas of challenge in your life.
Life can challenge us in every way both imaginable or unimaginable. We can often feel swept along or that certain situations are steering us rather than the other way around. When we feel that life is passing us by or that it is happening to us without our input, therapy is a worthwhile investment in you. Counselling can help us to manage these life experiences in a way that will empower you to take control back. Considering counselling can be daunting and I am here to make this process as comfortable as possible for you as you begin to assert control over areas of challenge in your life.
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H Phillips Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
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.
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The Neurodivergent Therapist/ Louise Taylor
Counsellor, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
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.
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Dara Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
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.
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Theresa McVeigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
I provide a warm, open, friendly and non-judgemental space to explore issues and concerns in complete confidence. Life can be challenging - it’s really important to look after our emotional and mental wellbeing. Counselling is one way we can do this by learning valuable skills such as self-awareness, communication, coping skills and techniques as well as learning to be a bit kinder and understanding towards ourselves.
I provide a warm, open, friendly and non-judgemental space to explore issues and concerns in complete confidence. Life can be challenging - it’s really important to look after our emotional and mental wellbeing. Counselling is one way we can do this by learning valuable skills such as self-awareness, communication, coping skills and techniques as well as learning to be a bit kinder and understanding towards ourselves.
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Paul Coney
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
As a person-centred counsellor, I have extensive experience in addressing a diverse range of issues, specialising in areas such as self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. I am deeply committed to providing a nurturing and non-judgemental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts and emotions. My approach is rooted in the belief that each person possesses the inherent capacity for growth and self-discovery. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where I serve as a supportive guide, accompanying clients as they navigate their challenges and work towards their goals.
As a person-centred counsellor, I have extensive experience in addressing a diverse range of issues, specialising in areas such as self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. I am deeply committed to providing a nurturing and non-judgemental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts and emotions. My approach is rooted in the belief that each person possesses the inherent capacity for growth and self-discovery. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where I serve as a supportive guide, accompanying clients as they navigate their challenges and work towards their goals.
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The Listening Room
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, each deeply personal and unique to their experiences and needs. Maybe it’s to address specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD. It can aid young people's development and emotional health. Addressing early childhood trauma can impact one's ability to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Often as a new Mum, you can be faced with a range of changes and challenges that may feel overwhelming. This can often be compounded by a traumatic birth experience which is so often not discussed and thus exasperating the sense of loneliness and isolation.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, each deeply personal and unique to their experiences and needs. Maybe it’s to address specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD. It can aid young people's development and emotional health. Addressing early childhood trauma can impact one's ability to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Often as a new Mum, you can be faced with a range of changes and challenges that may feel overwhelming. This can often be compounded by a traumatic birth experience which is so often not discussed and thus exasperating the sense of loneliness and isolation.
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Kaleena Murphy
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
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.
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Amanda Canavan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
I am an experienced Psychotherapist dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking help. I work with a wide range of issues, with a particular interest in, trauma, anxiety, depression and low self-worth. My approach involves empathy, active listening, and a commitment to help navigate life's challenges, and achieve personal growth.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking help. I work with a wide range of issues, with a particular interest in, trauma, anxiety, depression and low self-worth. My approach involves empathy, active listening, and a commitment to help navigate life's challenges, and achieve personal growth.
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Catherine Cassells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
My style of counselling is Integrative. What this means is I base my style on the core conditions of Person-Centred Approach and I complement it with techniques from Humanistic theories, Psychodynamic theories and CBT. Depending on your presenting issues, I can utilise these theories and counselling models, to ensure each session is personalised with you & for you, making it completely client centred.
My style of counselling is Integrative. What this means is I base my style on the core conditions of Person-Centred Approach and I complement it with techniques from Humanistic theories, Psychodynamic theories and CBT. Depending on your presenting issues, I can utilise these theories and counselling models, to ensure each session is personalised with you & for you, making it completely client centred.
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Joseph Coney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
As a senior member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the National Counselling Society my primary aim is to ensure my clients feel safe. Trained to Masters level in Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 20 years, clients can be sure of a professional confidential and ethical service. At any one time, I provide counselling training to approximately 50 counsellors training to degree level, therefore drawing on a wide array of experience. My main areas of expertise are suicide, trauma, and addiction, with particular interest and vast experience in working with couples with relationship problems.
As a senior member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the National Counselling Society my primary aim is to ensure my clients feel safe. Trained to Masters level in Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 20 years, clients can be sure of a professional confidential and ethical service. At any one time, I provide counselling training to approximately 50 counsellors training to degree level, therefore drawing on a wide array of experience. My main areas of expertise are suicide, trauma, and addiction, with particular interest and vast experience in working with couples with relationship problems.
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Photo of Christine Mc Nally Coyle, BACP, Psychotherapist
Christine Mc Nally Coyle
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
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Seán Mac Giolla Fhiondáin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
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.
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Roisin McKernan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
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Photo of Alison Hughes, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Alison Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookstown BT80
I offer a professional, warm and confidential counselling service to help people resolve their issues, enabling them to live a healthier and satisfying life without anxiety. I have experience working in different Health Trusts with adults and young people who are experiencing Anxiety/Depression through issues such as work-related stress, bullying in the workplace/school, low self -esteem/confidence, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, abuse through neglect, physical, sexual, or financial, grief with loss/bereavement, addictions and trauma. (Please call for a brief chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you.)
I offer a professional, warm and confidential counselling service to help people resolve their issues, enabling them to live a healthier and satisfying life without anxiety. I have experience working in different Health Trusts with adults and young people who are experiencing Anxiety/Depression through issues such as work-related stress, bullying in the workplace/school, low self -esteem/confidence, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, abuse through neglect, physical, sexual, or financial, grief with loss/bereavement, addictions and trauma. (Please call for a brief chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you.)
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Soul Well Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT71
Our bodies tell the story of our lives, and everyone struggles sometimes. At Soul Well Counselling, we offer a confidential online and in-person service for all, providing access to therapy for good mental health and well-being. As an Integrative therapist, I believe that each person is an individual, and there is no one form of therapy that can treat each person in all situations. Each person is valued as an individual, and their therapy is tailored to their needs.
Our bodies tell the story of our lives, and everyone struggles sometimes. At Soul Well Counselling, we offer a confidential online and in-person service for all, providing access to therapy for good mental health and well-being. As an Integrative therapist, I believe that each person is an individual, and there is no one form of therapy that can treat each person in all situations. Each person is valued as an individual, and their therapy is tailored to their needs.
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Raymond Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookstown BT80
I have experience with working with various issues in clients aged 18+. I specialise in working with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and addiction. Taking the step in coming to counselling can often be a daunting one. As a counsellor I try to provide a welcoming, warm environment for my clients to feel safe in. I believe that every session is about the client and for the client. as such I will do my upmost to tailor the sessions to you and your needs.
I have experience with working with various issues in clients aged 18+. I specialise in working with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and addiction. Taking the step in coming to counselling can often be a daunting one. As a counsellor I try to provide a welcoming, warm environment for my clients to feel safe in. I believe that every session is about the client and for the client. as such I will do my upmost to tailor the sessions to you and your needs.
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Tracy A. Moore
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
We are all experiencing anxiety in the world at this time, as we face the uncertainty of a pandemic and attempt to adapt to, and recover some semblance of ‘normal’. Perhaps you face some difficult historical issues or struggle to cope with the challenges of a life transition? Whatever your needs, help is at hand. I offer a safe, contained space, with a professional, relational approach, so that together, we can creatively explore presenting issues & find a meaningful way to navigate change. The shared goal is for my clients to re-emerge with renewed courage & strength, to get back to living their life with meaning & purpose.
We are all experiencing anxiety in the world at this time, as we face the uncertainty of a pandemic and attempt to adapt to, and recover some semblance of ‘normal’. Perhaps you face some difficult historical issues or struggle to cope with the challenges of a life transition? Whatever your needs, help is at hand. I offer a safe, contained space, with a professional, relational approach, so that together, we can creatively explore presenting issues & find a meaningful way to navigate change. The shared goal is for my clients to re-emerge with renewed courage & strength, to get back to living their life with meaning & purpose.
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DB Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookstown BT80
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.
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Sam Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cookstown BT80
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cookstown

20+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Cookstown who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
83% Bereavement
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
67% Bupa
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Cookstown see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cookstown?

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.