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Dr Victoria Brown
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello. The decision to start therapy shows courage to face into and tackle issues and choices in life. This might be addressing a specific problem or challenge, or it may be about trying to make sense of things that have happened to you, or patterns that have become stuck. I am trained as a psychologist, psychotherapist and coach so we can work in the way that suits you best. I work with adults and adolescents (16+) using creative and evidence based approaches to support new ways of being. This includes people suffering with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem but also more general challenges.
Hello. The decision to start therapy shows courage to face into and tackle issues and choices in life. This might be addressing a specific problem or challenge, or it may be about trying to make sense of things that have happened to you, or patterns that have become stuck. I am trained as a psychologist, psychotherapist and coach so we can work in the way that suits you best. I work with adults and adolescents (16+) using creative and evidence based approaches to support new ways of being. This includes people suffering with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem but also more general challenges.
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Dove Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Whatever you are going through in life, I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk. My approach to counselling is geared towards facilitating change and promoting personal growth. I am committed to supporting you in your counselling journey and helping you improve your mental health and well-being.
Whatever you are going through in life, I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk. My approach to counselling is geared towards facilitating change and promoting personal growth. I am committed to supporting you in your counselling journey and helping you improve your mental health and well-being.
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Michelle Phillips @ Sanctuary Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
As an art psychotherapist, sessions are not reliant on verbal communication. It's often difficult to put into words how we are feeling and thinking. Through the creative and nurturing medium of art, I help you to engage with your senses and offer the opportunity to use materials to reconnect mind and body. Art materials help with discharging difficult feelings and exploring deep emotions. I aim to empower my clients to make positive steps in between sessions by providing creative strategies that can be use day to day. Although my training is in the creative arts, I also offer traditional talking therapy. ​
As an art psychotherapist, sessions are not reliant on verbal communication. It's often difficult to put into words how we are feeling and thinking. Through the creative and nurturing medium of art, I help you to engage with your senses and offer the opportunity to use materials to reconnect mind and body. Art materials help with discharging difficult feelings and exploring deep emotions. I aim to empower my clients to make positive steps in between sessions by providing creative strategies that can be use day to day. Although my training is in the creative arts, I also offer traditional talking therapy. ​
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Samantha Gerdes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has had the privilege of working across a range of mental health settings (mostly in the NHS) to help people find ways to overcome some of the challenges in life. I strongly believe in the importance of providing evidence based, high quality therapy, but I also believe that therapy should be a very human experience.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has had the privilege of working across a range of mental health settings (mostly in the NHS) to help people find ways to overcome some of the challenges in life. I strongly believe in the importance of providing evidence based, high quality therapy, but I also believe that therapy should be a very human experience.
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Rainbow Counselling SW
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello :) I’m a neurodiverse, queer counsellor offering down to earth support to people feeling lost, alone, powerless, and unsure how to cope. Working together effectively cuts through the noise of everyday life, allowing you to hear yourself and your needs more clearly. My approach is integrative, drawing predominantly from person centred counselling (we are equal), Gestalt (working towards wholeness) and existential counselling (what is this life all about?). By creating and offering a curious and hopeful space, I hope to help you to listen and respond to your emotions with love, understanding and empowerment.
Hello :) I’m a neurodiverse, queer counsellor offering down to earth support to people feeling lost, alone, powerless, and unsure how to cope. Working together effectively cuts through the noise of everyday life, allowing you to hear yourself and your needs more clearly. My approach is integrative, drawing predominantly from person centred counselling (we are equal), Gestalt (working towards wholeness) and existential counselling (what is this life all about?). By creating and offering a curious and hopeful space, I hope to help you to listen and respond to your emotions with love, understanding and empowerment.
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Photo of Lynda Almond, Counsellor in PL1, England
Lynda Almond
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome, I am qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP as well as being an Accredited Member of the NCS. I am also a hypnotherapist, life coach and offer meditation and mindfulness as a part of my work. I am currently undertaking a MSc in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy and work with clients with sexual dysfunction and issues. Currently I offer these sessions at a reduced rate whilst I am completing my MSc. In addition I am undertaking a CPCAB approved Level 5 in Sex Addiction or complusive sexual behaviours, focusing on sex, porn and love addition.
Hello and welcome, I am qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP as well as being an Accredited Member of the NCS. I am also a hypnotherapist, life coach and offer meditation and mindfulness as a part of my work. I am currently undertaking a MSc in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy and work with clients with sexual dysfunction and issues. Currently I offer these sessions at a reduced rate whilst I am completing my MSc. In addition I am undertaking a CPCAB approved Level 5 in Sex Addiction or complusive sexual behaviours, focusing on sex, porn and love addition.
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Photo of Ben Selby Counselling, Psychotherapist in PL1, England
Ben Selby Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
As a person centred therapist, I help clients to make positive life changes across a wide range of areas. Together, we can help you to take control of your life, improve your self confidence and unlock your true potential. I have over 16 years of experience, which has given me the knowledge and tools to guide clients through any situation they may be experiencing. I'm based in the tranquil environment of the Millfields in Stonehouse and offer flexible appointments (including early evening appointments). If you can't come to me, we can even use FaceTime for our appointments!
As a person centred therapist, I help clients to make positive life changes across a wide range of areas. Together, we can help you to take control of your life, improve your self confidence and unlock your true potential. I have over 16 years of experience, which has given me the knowledge and tools to guide clients through any situation they may be experiencing. I'm based in the tranquil environment of the Millfields in Stonehouse and offer flexible appointments (including early evening appointments). If you can't come to me, we can even use FaceTime for our appointments!
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Magda Janaszek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) based in Plymouth, Devon, UK. My aim is to provide a respectful, safe, confidential and supportive environment where clients can explore and work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe that each individual has the ability to reach their true potential within safe and non-judgemental space that the therapeutic relationship can offer. I am passionate about helping people to recognise their self-worth and to achieve their goals.
I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) based in Plymouth, Devon, UK. My aim is to provide a respectful, safe, confidential and supportive environment where clients can explore and work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe that each individual has the ability to reach their true potential within safe and non-judgemental space that the therapeutic relationship can offer. I am passionate about helping people to recognise their self-worth and to achieve their goals.
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Alicia Dawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Does it feel as though your feelings are too overwhelming at times? The preoccupation of fearing the worse, feeling not good enough and doubting yourself is tiring to carry around and becoming more difficult to mask. The uncertainty of how to change things adds to the frustration and muddle you are feeling. I understand talking about yourself can be difficult because of a fear of being judged or you may not know where to begin. I will do my best to put you at ease as finding the right counsellor is really important to be able to talk about how you feel, gain new insights, understand your behaviours and build self confidence.
Does it feel as though your feelings are too overwhelming at times? The preoccupation of fearing the worse, feeling not good enough and doubting yourself is tiring to carry around and becoming more difficult to mask. The uncertainty of how to change things adds to the frustration and muddle you are feeling. I understand talking about yourself can be difficult because of a fear of being judged or you may not know where to begin. I will do my best to put you at ease as finding the right counsellor is really important to be able to talk about how you feel, gain new insights, understand your behaviours and build self confidence.
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Beth Hicks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
The therapeutic relationship is a place where two human beings can connect on a deeper level to what we may experience in some aspects of day-to-day life, and to really begin to unpick the challenges that you may be experiencing. The chance to sit with another person, to talk, be free from judgments, in a safe and non-threatening environment can be truly life changing. It is an opportunity to feel seen, heard and understood, without the other person having an agenda for how they would like you to be. As well as my work online I am able to see clients face to face at Horizons Counselling service in Plymouth.
The therapeutic relationship is a place where two human beings can connect on a deeper level to what we may experience in some aspects of day-to-day life, and to really begin to unpick the challenges that you may be experiencing. The chance to sit with another person, to talk, be free from judgments, in a safe and non-threatening environment can be truly life changing. It is an opportunity to feel seen, heard and understood, without the other person having an agenda for how they would like you to be. As well as my work online I am able to see clients face to face at Horizons Counselling service in Plymouth.
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Laura Hine
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
People generally look for a counsellor because they feel stuck or unable to move forward from unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns. You could struggle to connect with others and maintain healthy relationships. You may also feel like you can’t keep up with the people around you; as though everyone is doing better than you are. Self-acceptance and self-worth may be a problem, especially if you are suffering from anxiety and depression. Do you want to move forward and build yourself a sustainable future?
People generally look for a counsellor because they feel stuck or unable to move forward from unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns. You could struggle to connect with others and maintain healthy relationships. You may also feel like you can’t keep up with the people around you; as though everyone is doing better than you are. Self-acceptance and self-worth may be a problem, especially if you are suffering from anxiety and depression. Do you want to move forward and build yourself a sustainable future?
01822 668347 View 01822 668347
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Dr Lynsey Williams
PhD
Verified Verified
I will reply to requests for help quickly and will get back to you promptly. I am a trained Humanistic therapist, this means I am led by my client’s needs, and work to understand the unique experience of each individual that has led them to seek help. All the clients I see want to resolve difficulties they are experiencing and achieve improvements to their emotional wellbeing and the relationship they have with themself and others. The skills and approaches developed over the course of my career enable me to adapt to your specific needs.
I will reply to requests for help quickly and will get back to you promptly. I am a trained Humanistic therapist, this means I am led by my client’s needs, and work to understand the unique experience of each individual that has led them to seek help. All the clients I see want to resolve difficulties they are experiencing and achieve improvements to their emotional wellbeing and the relationship they have with themself and others. The skills and approaches developed over the course of my career enable me to adapt to your specific needs.
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Kevin Dudman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
01354 700709 View 01354 700709
Photo of Rhian Kivits, Counsellor in PL1, England
Rhian Kivits
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL1  (Online Only)
I run an independent, premium service for couples who want to solve problems, improve their sex lives and restore loving connection in their relationships. I also offer a service for individuals recovering from the devastating impact of narcissistic abuse and toxic relationships.
I run an independent, premium service for couples who want to solve problems, improve their sex lives and restore loving connection in their relationships. I also offer a service for individuals recovering from the devastating impact of narcissistic abuse and toxic relationships.
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Photo of Lea Elizabeth Christie, Counsellor in PL1, England
Lea Elizabeth Christie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to helping you explore, examine and move forward in a way that is ideal for you. Nothing is too big or too small to bring to sessions. We can work together at a pace that suits you. Clients often work with goals or a focus on mind, others aren’t quite sure what they need or want to explore.
I am committed to helping you explore, examine and move forward in a way that is ideal for you. Nothing is too big or too small to bring to sessions. We can work together at a pace that suits you. Clients often work with goals or a focus on mind, others aren’t quite sure what they need or want to explore.
01752 982176 View 01752 982176
Photo of Ciara White Psychotherapy And Supervision, Psychotherapist in PL1, England
Ciara White Psychotherapy And Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Traumatic life events can create sudden, urgent need for support. Equally, therapy can be a positive, planned act of self care, facing old wounds or barriers to growth and happiness. 17 years practice with young people, adults, couples and families has taught me that everyone has unique experiences and needs. Therefore my approach is integrative, tailored to each client and draws on 7 years training which includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focused therapy, CBT, DBT, trauma focused and humanistic counselling. I am committed to providing a positive, rewarding and life enhancing experience for both clients and supervisees.
Traumatic life events can create sudden, urgent need for support. Equally, therapy can be a positive, planned act of self care, facing old wounds or barriers to growth and happiness. 17 years practice with young people, adults, couples and families has taught me that everyone has unique experiences and needs. Therefore my approach is integrative, tailored to each client and draws on 7 years training which includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focused therapy, CBT, DBT, trauma focused and humanistic counselling. I am committed to providing a positive, rewarding and life enhancing experience for both clients and supervisees.
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Photo of Marcia Morton, Counsellor in PL1, England
Marcia Morton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
It can be scary making the first steps to looking for a counsellor and it also takes a lot of strength and bravery. Sometimes life events can leave us with a feeling of being stuck. This could be because of fear, anxiety, stress or underlying trauma that prevents you from finding the strength to move forward and heal. I believe by being able to learn to connect back to our feelings and our true selves, learning to listen and trust ourselves will not only help us understand who we are but also what we want and deserve which is to be loved, valued and happy.
It can be scary making the first steps to looking for a counsellor and it also takes a lot of strength and bravery. Sometimes life events can leave us with a feeling of being stuck. This could be because of fear, anxiety, stress or underlying trauma that prevents you from finding the strength to move forward and heal. I believe by being able to learn to connect back to our feelings and our true selves, learning to listen and trust ourselves will not only help us understand who we are but also what we want and deserve which is to be loved, valued and happy.
01752 987228 View 01752 987228
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Find a Voice Counselling & Psychotherapy BA(Hons)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
ONLINE TELEPHONE FACE2FACE Welcome to “Find a voice…” I am a qualified BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer Humanistic, psychodynamic, creative and cognitive behavioural therapy. We are all diverse human beings and completely individual in our needs and our preferences therefor each session is led by the individual needs of my clients. Talking about our feelings and emotions can be hard and taking the first steps in to therapy is possibly the hardest part of the journey. I offer a free initial 30 min session to see how you feel and how you would like to move forward. Sliding scale concessions.
ONLINE TELEPHONE FACE2FACE Welcome to “Find a voice…” I am a qualified BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer Humanistic, psychodynamic, creative and cognitive behavioural therapy. We are all diverse human beings and completely individual in our needs and our preferences therefor each session is led by the individual needs of my clients. Talking about our feelings and emotions can be hard and taking the first steps in to therapy is possibly the hardest part of the journey. I offer a free initial 30 min session to see how you feel and how you would like to move forward. Sliding scale concessions.
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Photo of Lee Ash, Counsellor in PL1, England
Lee Ash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Lee Ash. I trust you have found me because you are going through a difficult time and are seeking support and a safe person to share your struggle with. I understand that reaching out to an unfamiliar person can be a challenging experience, so I will do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through sharing information about myself and my counselling practice. The first thing I want you to know is that when you contact me I respond. I am very aware that when someone is seeking counselling they don’t want to wait too long for a response. So I make it a priority to make contact ASAP.
Hello, my name is Lee Ash. I trust you have found me because you are going through a difficult time and are seeking support and a safe person to share your struggle with. I understand that reaching out to an unfamiliar person can be a challenging experience, so I will do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through sharing information about myself and my counselling practice. The first thing I want you to know is that when you contact me I respond. I am very aware that when someone is seeking counselling they don’t want to wait too long for a response. So I make it a priority to make contact ASAP.
01752 395604 View 01752 395604
Photo of Shelley England, Psychotherapist in PL1, England
Shelley England
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Life is like surfing. You can't always predict the conditions, but psychotherapy can help you choose which waves to paddle for, which to ignore and how to shape a board that suits the way you surf best. My practice is based in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy and explores unconscious ways of thinking and acting that may be impacting on your ability to live well today - whatever that means for you. Rather than one psychoanalytic school, I can choose from a range of theory and approaches depending on what suits your needs and how you prefer to work.
Life is like surfing. You can't always predict the conditions, but psychotherapy can help you choose which waves to paddle for, which to ignore and how to shape a board that suits the way you surf best. My practice is based in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy and explores unconscious ways of thinking and acting that may be impacting on your ability to live well today - whatever that means for you. Rather than one psychoanalytic school, I can choose from a range of theory and approaches depending on what suits your needs and how you prefer to work.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PL1

70+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in PL1 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
50% WPA
40% Aviva

How Counsellors in PL1 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PL1?

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.