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Strength and Dignity Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Becky I am a fully-certified humanistic and integrative therapist since 2020, and I am registered with the BACP. I have a BSc hons in counselling and psychotherapy which I studied at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I’ve successfully been counselling clients throughout my studies in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area since 2018.
Hi my name is Becky I am a fully-certified humanistic and integrative therapist since 2020, and I am registered with the BACP. I have a BSc hons in counselling and psychotherapy which I studied at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I’ve successfully been counselling clients throughout my studies in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area since 2018.
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Kerry O'Gorman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2  (Online Only)
I first discovered counselling when I was referred to one many years ago. The experience for me was life changing. It was one of my first relationships that valued my choices and it and me gave me the tools, knowledge and courage to make changes in my life. I believe no one will know the truth about themselves until you find it by yourself. In doing so will give you greater value and empower you to make your own choices.
I first discovered counselling when I was referred to one many years ago. The experience for me was life changing. It was one of my first relationships that valued my choices and it and me gave me the tools, knowledge and courage to make changes in my life. I believe no one will know the truth about themselves until you find it by yourself. In doing so will give you greater value and empower you to make your own choices.
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Kim Smith Counselling
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2  (Online Only)
I won't go down the "life struggles" and "finding a better you" route, because if you're looking for a counsellor you know that life is a struggle and you're looking for help. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can decide, without pressure, if you feel you would like to work with me as you get to grips with what has brought you to seek help. I work via zoom or telephone, which means that geographical location, parking and accessibility is less of an issue. I would just like to encourage you because admitting you need help is the hardest part. I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary and evening spaces
I won't go down the "life struggles" and "finding a better you" route, because if you're looking for a counsellor you know that life is a struggle and you're looking for help. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can decide, without pressure, if you feel you would like to work with me as you get to grips with what has brought you to seek help. I work via zoom or telephone, which means that geographical location, parking and accessibility is less of an issue. I would just like to encourage you because admitting you need help is the hardest part. I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary and evening spaces
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Amanda Jane Quick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling confused, depressed, anxious, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling confused, depressed, anxious, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
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Nia True
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL2  (Online Only)
Clients come to me for help with a range of issues including improving their relationships, navigating or creating change and gaining confidence in themselves. Maybe difficult experiences from your past have become obstacles to you being who you want to be now. Perhaps you're feeling stuck and want help getting unstuck. I can offer you a safe, accepting space in which to explore and grow. I have particular experience with ADHD, gender diversity and consensual nonmonogamy (e.g. polyamory, swingers, ENM) and I am sex and kink-positive. My approach is affirming whether or not these factors relate directly to our work together.
Clients come to me for help with a range of issues including improving their relationships, navigating or creating change and gaining confidence in themselves. Maybe difficult experiences from your past have become obstacles to you being who you want to be now. Perhaps you're feeling stuck and want help getting unstuck. I can offer you a safe, accepting space in which to explore and grow. I have particular experience with ADHD, gender diversity and consensual nonmonogamy (e.g. polyamory, swingers, ENM) and I am sex and kink-positive. My approach is affirming whether or not these factors relate directly to our work together.
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Photo of Tia Leanne Webber, Counsellor in PL2, England
Tia Leanne Webber
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you looking for a counsellor that can help you make sense of your feelings, how events have affected you or to make sense of what is happening around you. You as the client will be at the centre of the work that we do making what we do tailored to your own unique needs. Hello I am Tia and a fully qualified Counsellor working with Adults, Young People and Children and Couples whether this be face to face or online. How can counselling help? Many present day issues stem from past experience. Together we will look at helping you to understand patterns of behaviour to make a more positive changes in your life.
Are you looking for a counsellor that can help you make sense of your feelings, how events have affected you or to make sense of what is happening around you. You as the client will be at the centre of the work that we do making what we do tailored to your own unique needs. Hello I am Tia and a fully qualified Counsellor working with Adults, Young People and Children and Couples whether this be face to face or online. How can counselling help? Many present day issues stem from past experience. Together we will look at helping you to understand patterns of behaviour to make a more positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Ben Selby Counselling, Psychotherapist in PL2, 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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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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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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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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Krissy Dudley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clients access therapy for a multitude of reasons; there may be difficulties at work, challenges in a relationship or a client may have been abused spanning a number of years. My hope with therapy is to explore the roots of issues, to rediscover our innate resilience, to build self-esteem and to help you meet your goals, your hopes, your wishes. Many people access therapy because they want to feel different, to change the emotions they are experiencing, or for others it may be learning to access those feelings that have perhaps been locked away through trauma.
Clients access therapy for a multitude of reasons; there may be difficulties at work, challenges in a relationship or a client may have been abused spanning a number of years. My hope with therapy is to explore the roots of issues, to rediscover our innate resilience, to build self-esteem and to help you meet your goals, your hopes, your wishes. Many people access therapy because they want to feel different, to change the emotions they are experiencing, or for others it may be learning to access those feelings that have perhaps been locked away through trauma.
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Photo of Lea Elizabeth Christie, Counsellor in PL2, 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.
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Photo of Dr Lynsey Williams in PL2, England
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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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.
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Photo of Laura Hine, Psychotherapist in PL2, England
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?
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SSL Therapy Services
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
We are a group of Plymouth based team of accredited professionals providing services in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Counselling, Life Coaching and Integrative Psychotherapy. We are specialists in trauma, PTSD and CPTSD and offer assessment and treatment, as well as clinical supervision for other health professionals. Our practitioners are fully accredited, we offer a confidential service supporting you in deciding what may be the best help, We also offer rates on a sliding scale.
We are a group of Plymouth based team of accredited professionals providing services in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Counselling, Life Coaching and Integrative Psychotherapy. We are specialists in trauma, PTSD and CPTSD and offer assessment and treatment, as well as clinical supervision for other health professionals. Our practitioners are fully accredited, we offer a confidential service supporting you in deciding what may be the best help, We also offer rates on a sliding scale.
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Photo of Caleb John Carter, Counsellor in PL2, England
Caleb John Carter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Caleb (he, him). As an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, I bring a wealth of expertise in supporting individuals facing a myriad of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, and historical trauma. Through my years of practice, I've come to understand the intricate ways in which these difficulties can impact our emotional well-being and our ability to regulate our thoughts and feelings.
Hi, I’m Caleb (he, him). As an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, I bring a wealth of expertise in supporting individuals facing a myriad of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, and historical trauma. Through my years of practice, I've come to understand the intricate ways in which these difficulties can impact our emotional well-being and our ability to regulate our thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Nicola louise Parker, Psychotherapist in PL2, England
Nicola louise Parker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I aim to offer a service which is as unique as you are! We all experience life in different ways and I do not believe that there is a one fits all solution that works for everyone. My belief is that we are the only experts on ourselves and that we do have all the resources we need to be happy and fulfilled in our lives, for some of us we just don’t know it yet or maybe we have just lost the confidence to believe in ourselves. I welcome you to explore and challenge your beliefs and values to help you find the best way in life for you, the one that fits and allows you to work towards that wonderful goal of being you again
I aim to offer a service which is as unique as you are! We all experience life in different ways and I do not believe that there is a one fits all solution that works for everyone. My belief is that we are the only experts on ourselves and that we do have all the resources we need to be happy and fulfilled in our lives, for some of us we just don’t know it yet or maybe we have just lost the confidence to believe in ourselves. I welcome you to explore and challenge your beliefs and values to help you find the best way in life for you, the one that fits and allows you to work towards that wonderful goal of being you again
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Photo of The Outdoor Therapist, Counsellor in PL2, England
The Outdoor Therapist
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
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Photo of Kathy Kelly, Counsellor in PL2, England
Kathy Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
I worked in the NHS in Mental Health for 20years before moving into private practice. My experience covers a wealth of various issues and aims to meet individual needs and goals. My practice is based arounds peoples wants/need and desire for change. Website: www.breakaway-sw.com
I worked in the NHS in Mental Health for 20years before moving into private practice. My experience covers a wealth of various issues and aims to meet individual needs and goals. My practice is based arounds peoples wants/need and desire for change. Website: www.breakaway-sw.com
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PL2

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in PL2 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Domestic Abuse
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in PL2 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
5% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PL2?

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.