Counselling in Strabane

Photo of Deirdre Foley, Psychotherapist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Foley
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
My approach focuses on the human narrative in the meaning making process. Each human being has a story that matters and no story is less or more important than any other. Understanding our story leads to healthy connection with ourselves and our environment. Without this connection, emotional and physical suffering prevail. Entering into the therapeutic relationship takes courage and commitment because it means exploring unknown territory. It's a journey of self discovery and awareness than can sometimes feel overwhelming. Ultimately though, it is liberating and restorative. Mind, Body and Soul find new balance in co-regulation.
My approach focuses on the human narrative in the meaning making process. Each human being has a story that matters and no story is less or more important than any other. Understanding our story leads to healthy connection with ourselves and our environment. Without this connection, emotional and physical suffering prevail. Entering into the therapeutic relationship takes courage and commitment because it means exploring unknown territory. It's a journey of self discovery and awareness than can sometimes feel overwhelming. Ultimately though, it is liberating and restorative. Mind, Body and Soul find new balance in co-regulation.
028 9694 3150 View 028 9694 3150
Photo of Dr Caroline Parker, Psychologist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Dr Caroline Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has been employed by the NHS for over 16 years working with both adults and children either on a one to one basis, group or with their families. I offer an integrated approach including models of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Attachment Focused ), Systemic/Family Therapy, CBT and ACT. I have extensive experience in Autism assessments and Cognitive (IQ) assessments which are completed by the NICE guidelines and are accepted by local Health Care Trusts
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has been employed by the NHS for over 16 years working with both adults and children either on a one to one basis, group or with their families. I offer an integrated approach including models of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Attachment Focused ), Systemic/Family Therapy, CBT and ACT. I have extensive experience in Autism assessments and Cognitive (IQ) assessments which are completed by the NICE guidelines and are accepted by local Health Care Trusts
07403 239002 View 07403 239002
Photo of Linda Duncan, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Linda Duncan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strabane BT82
I believe everyone has the ability to overcome any issues that arise within the stresses and strains of modern life. Sometimes we all need a little help to get through the tough times and towards a brighter future. I can offer a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, safe place to explore whatever is causing you stress and anxiety at the moment.
I believe everyone has the ability to overcome any issues that arise within the stresses and strains of modern life. Sometimes we all need a little help to get through the tough times and towards a brighter future. I can offer a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, safe place to explore whatever is causing you stress and anxiety at the moment.
07449 021526 View 07449 021526
Photo of Diana Tighe O Broin, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Diana Tighe O Broin
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
Whether your feeling stuck, at a low ebb, dislike the person you've become. Perhaps feel as if your at a crossroads in your life or just looking to challenge yourself. Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, unhappy or even wonder what's the point. Life can be a struggle through many forms of loss in our lives we can feel hopeless and helpless. Even at your lowest, your still trying, still hoping. That's why your reading this, your looking for something to change, to challenge where you are in life and how to change it, so you can feel happy, content, alive again. As an Integrative Therapist I can accompany you.
Whether your feeling stuck, at a low ebb, dislike the person you've become. Perhaps feel as if your at a crossroads in your life or just looking to challenge yourself. Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, unhappy or even wonder what's the point. Life can be a struggle through many forms of loss in our lives we can feel hopeless and helpless. Even at your lowest, your still trying, still hoping. That's why your reading this, your looking for something to change, to challenge where you are in life and how to change it, so you can feel happy, content, alive again. As an Integrative Therapist I can accompany you.
07480 778974 View 07480 778974
Photo of Marion Boyle Cbt, Psychotherapist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Marion Boyle Cbt
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
Waitlist for new clients
I am a longstanding Cognitive Psychotherapist and registered mental health nurse.My competency and knowledge working within the NHS for 40 years spans a significant range of psychological issues. I aim to help you feel better and become your own therapist to your self. CBT is my primary therapeutic approach though my training and experience extends to include alternative approaches such as EMDR. CBT treats all anxiety disorders and depression.I want my clients to experience their therapy session as their specific time to focus entirely on themselves. " Your time for You".I am registered with the BABCP and IABCP.
I am a longstanding Cognitive Psychotherapist and registered mental health nurse.My competency and knowledge working within the NHS for 40 years spans a significant range of psychological issues. I aim to help you feel better and become your own therapist to your self. CBT is my primary therapeutic approach though my training and experience extends to include alternative approaches such as EMDR. CBT treats all anxiety disorders and depression.I want my clients to experience their therapy session as their specific time to focus entirely on themselves. " Your time for You".I am registered with the BABCP and IABCP.
028 9163 8631 View 028 9163 8631
Photo of Kellie's Therapeutic Consulting , Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Kellie's Therapeutic Consulting
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
Hi there, I am an accredited counsellor, I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. Are you struggling, do you suffer from severe anxiety and constant worry, have you lost a loved one, do you have a child with a disorder, are you alone, do you suffer from mental health? Do you just want to talk? Whatever the problem 'You are not alone'. Pick up the phone or send a text.
Hi there, I am an accredited counsellor, I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. Are you struggling, do you suffer from severe anxiety and constant worry, have you lost a loved one, do you have a child with a disorder, are you alone, do you suffer from mental health? Do you just want to talk? Whatever the problem 'You are not alone'. Pick up the phone or send a text.
028 9694 3179 View 028 9694 3179
Photo of Adele Duffy, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Adele Duffy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
Thank you for visiting my profile. Sometimes we may feel like our energy has taken a dip and we can’t seem to shift our low mood. Perhaps we feel anxious and unable to move forward, and we may feel stuck for any number of reasons. There are times in our lives when we feel we need a different perspective, someone who fully listens to and supports us while helping us to realise our full potential. I provide a professional, warm and non-judgemental counselling service for anyone who is experiencing mental health difficulties. I am a pluralistic counsellor which put simply, means that I work with what best suits you, the client.
Thank you for visiting my profile. Sometimes we may feel like our energy has taken a dip and we can’t seem to shift our low mood. Perhaps we feel anxious and unable to move forward, and we may feel stuck for any number of reasons. There are times in our lives when we feel we need a different perspective, someone who fully listens to and supports us while helping us to realise our full potential. I provide a professional, warm and non-judgemental counselling service for anyone who is experiencing mental health difficulties. I am a pluralistic counsellor which put simply, means that I work with what best suits you, the client.
028 9694 3327 View 028 9694 3327
Photo of Deirdre Timoney, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Timoney
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
Life is a journey with enjoyable experiences, but also with challenges, setbacks, pressures and ill-health. It is important that during difficult times you are able to speak to someone who listens, is non-judgemental, caring, confidential, competent and supportive in helping you to move forward. I aim to be that person. As a member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists, I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics for good practice, to ensure the safety and well-being of my clients. Counselling takes place in a private, safe and tranquil rural location, one mile from Omagh.
Life is a journey with enjoyable experiences, but also with challenges, setbacks, pressures and ill-health. It is important that during difficult times you are able to speak to someone who listens, is non-judgemental, caring, confidential, competent and supportive in helping you to move forward. I aim to be that person. As a member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists, I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics for good practice, to ensure the safety and well-being of my clients. Counselling takes place in a private, safe and tranquil rural location, one mile from Omagh.
028 9124 6819 View 028 9124 6819
Photo of Chapman Margaret, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Chapman Margaret
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Strabane BT82
As an experienced/ individual/family/couple counsellor for over 20 years, I know that relationships can decline for many reasons, I offer a safe, confidential, relaxing space to facilitate individuals, couples, families, ex partners, separation, colleagues, extended family, to support you to talk about current difficult conversations that need addressed to help find a way through current and past issues. Are you feeling lonely, frightened, rejected, frustrated in your current relationship. Do you go home with dread every day? Has intimacy declined or become a chore? Are you at the point of 'mending' or 'ending' your relationship?
As an experienced/ individual/family/couple counsellor for over 20 years, I know that relationships can decline for many reasons, I offer a safe, confidential, relaxing space to facilitate individuals, couples, families, ex partners, separation, colleagues, extended family, to support you to talk about current difficult conversations that need addressed to help find a way through current and past issues. Are you feeling lonely, frightened, rejected, frustrated in your current relationship. Do you go home with dread every day? Has intimacy declined or become a chore? Are you at the point of 'mending' or 'ending' your relationship?
07411 218512 View 07411 218512

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Photo of Richard McGuffin, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Richard McGuffin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Londonderry BT47
I am a North West Northern Ireland based experienced BACP registered counsellor providing a non-judgemental, understanding and safe place to explore your inner world. I use a number of different theories and approaches which I can draw on depending on your needs. I have training in person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies. I offer services through video, phone and in-person. I can help with Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Obsessions, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Suicide.
I am a North West Northern Ireland based experienced BACP registered counsellor providing a non-judgemental, understanding and safe place to explore your inner world. I use a number of different theories and approaches which I can draw on depending on your needs. I have training in person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies. I offer services through video, phone and in-person. I can help with Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Obsessions, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Suicide.
028 9104 2316 View 028 9104 2316

Online Therapists

Photo of Hannah Hasson, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Hannah Hasson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1
My name is Hannah and I’m an accredited counsellor through the National Counselling Society. I am passionate about creating a safe space for people to share whatever they may be feeling or struggling with. My aim is to help people take care of their mental health by supporting clients to work through issues that may be affecting their mood and well-being.
My name is Hannah and I’m an accredited counsellor through the National Counselling Society. I am passionate about creating a safe space for people to share whatever they may be feeling or struggling with. My aim is to help people take care of their mental health by supporting clients to work through issues that may be affecting their mood and well-being.
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Photo of Patricia Murphy, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Patricia Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hi, I am a BACP registered therapist based in Bangor, North Down and currently offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore where you are and where you want to be. I work with adults and children aged 12 +. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, family difficulties and trauma.
Hi, I am a BACP registered therapist based in Bangor, North Down and currently offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore where you are and where you want to be. I work with adults and children aged 12 +. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, family difficulties and trauma.
028 9692 8227 View 028 9692 8227
Photo of Dr Clodagh M. O'Connell, Psychologist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Dr Clodagh M. O'Connell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Londonderry BT48
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council. I have been working as a qualified clinical psychologist for the NHS in childrens services since 2010. I have a significant interest in helping children, teenagers and adults cope with stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. Anxiety and low mood can have a significant impact on a persons quality of life and I provide evidence based interventions to support with these. I work in a caring, compassionate way to help support change and improve quality of life for young people and adults.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council. I have been working as a qualified clinical psychologist for the NHS in childrens services since 2010. I have a significant interest in helping children, teenagers and adults cope with stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. Anxiety and low mood can have a significant impact on a persons quality of life and I provide evidence based interventions to support with these. I work in a caring, compassionate way to help support change and improve quality of life for young people and adults.
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Photo of Leanne Kernohan, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Leanne Kernohan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT7
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
028 9694 3662 View 028 9694 3662
Photo of Steven Hall, Counsellor in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Steven Hall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballyclare BT39
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour of empowerment to help you build the tools for a positive life change. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour of empowerment to help you build the tools for a positive life change. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
07762 026798 View 07762 026798
Photo of Micheal O'Rourke, Psychologist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Micheal O'Rourke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newry BT35  (Online Only)
Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you always worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very hard and anything less than perfect is failing? You're not alone. As a psychologist specializing in men's well-being, I understand the unique challenges that men face today, and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you always worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very hard and anything less than perfect is failing? You're not alone. As a psychologist specializing in men's well-being, I understand the unique challenges that men face today, and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
028 9124 4139 View 028 9124 4139
Photo of Dr Rachel Reeves, Psychologist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Dr Rachel Reeves
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
028 9694 3493 View 028 9694 3493
Photo of Oriel CBT Clinic, Psychotherapist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Oriel CBT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT8
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
028 9693 1075 View 028 9693 1075
Photo of Strive2Thrive, Psychologist in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Strive2Thrive
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT7
At times, we can find it difficult to cope with challenges that we are facing. In contending with these challenges, we can lose sight of what matters to us, which only serves to intensify our problems. Strive2Thrive is a clinical psychology service that provides evidence-based approaches to help you cope with difficult thoughts and emotions and get you back on track by reconnecting with what matters to you. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, low mood, managing life transitions, or dealing with trauma, Strive2Thrive can help. In addition to one-to-one therapy, we also offer support to couples experiencing relationship difficulties.
At times, we can find it difficult to cope with challenges that we are facing. In contending with these challenges, we can lose sight of what matters to us, which only serves to intensify our problems. Strive2Thrive is a clinical psychology service that provides evidence-based approaches to help you cope with difficult thoughts and emotions and get you back on track by reconnecting with what matters to you. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, low mood, managing life transitions, or dealing with trauma, Strive2Thrive can help. In addition to one-to-one therapy, we also offer support to couples experiencing relationship difficulties.
028 9694 3340 View 028 9694 3340
Photo of Rachel Ferguson in Strabane, Northern Ireland
Rachel Ferguson
MSc
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am a mental health nurse with just under 10 years experience working within mental health services. I have gained quality experience by working in various specialist mental health teams within the NHS. I provide psychological assessments, evidenced based interventions and I tailor support packages to children, adolescents and families. I have undertaken numerous professional training courses and attend regular clinical supervision in order to refine my skills.
I am a mental health nurse with just under 10 years experience working within mental health services. I have gained quality experience by working in various specialist mental health teams within the NHS. I provide psychological assessments, evidenced based interventions and I tailor support packages to children, adolescents and families. I have undertaken numerous professional training courses and attend regular clinical supervision in order to refine my skills.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Strabane

< 10

Counsellors in Strabane who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
78% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Strabane see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Strabane?

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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.