Counselling in SA3

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Photo of Bob Mattingly, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Bob Mattingly
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
Sometimes in life we get stuck in patterns which, though once useful ways of being and relating, have now outgrown their usefulness to us, perhaps beginning to get in our way even. Psychotherapy can offer both the space to express, grasp and understand these patterns and then the support and challenge to grow in ways which seem right for you. I draw on a range of sources to bring my curiosity to meet you as a whole person. I am interested in your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and what may be going on in your body as well as what may emerge in the here and now of our relationship.
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The Positive Psychology Company
MSc
Positive Psychology Practitioner (MSc.) and Personal Performance Coach (ICF Accredited) specialising in helping clients with long term wellbeing and success strategies, and implementation. Over the last decade have supported clients as they transitioned within various domains; including start ups, business owners, executives and those going through fertility treatment. 1:1 or group sessions available. Online or in person SA3. 1:1 Wellbeing weekends also available - now taking bookings for Wellbeing Weekends 2024. Feel free to reach out for an initial no obligation call today.
Positive Psychology Practitioner (MSc.) and Personal Performance Coach (ICF Accredited) specialising in helping clients with long term wellbeing and success strategies, and implementation. Over the last decade have supported clients as they transitioned within various domains; including start ups, business owners, executives and those going through fertility treatment. 1:1 or group sessions available. Online or in person SA3. 1:1 Wellbeing weekends also available - now taking bookings for Wellbeing Weekends 2024. Feel free to reach out for an initial no obligation call today.
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Photo of Anne Pamela Marvelly, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Anne Pamela Marvelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I'm passionate about counselling because it has been both life-saving and life-changing for me. Since early childhood I had been anxious and depressed and received very little help until I reached 40, was bringing up 4 children and became very concerned about the effect my moods could be having on them. In counselling I began to experience hope, and was gradually shown how to observe my thought patterns, to look at how my childhood had affected me, and how to recover and change. I'm a different person now, as my husband and friends would tell you. Now I love to help others recover from depression and anxiety in particular.
I'm passionate about counselling because it has been both life-saving and life-changing for me. Since early childhood I had been anxious and depressed and received very little help until I reached 40, was bringing up 4 children and became very concerned about the effect my moods could be having on them. In counselling I began to experience hope, and was gradually shown how to observe my thought patterns, to look at how my childhood had affected me, and how to recover and change. I'm a different person now, as my husband and friends would tell you. Now I love to help others recover from depression and anxiety in particular.
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Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
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Photo of Elen Thomas, Psychotherapist in SA3, Wales
Elen Thomas
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
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Photo of Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
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Photo of Enlightened-therapy, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Enlightened-therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
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Photo of Masoumeh Minou, Psychotherapist in SA3, Wales
Masoumeh Minou
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
Hi, my name is Dr Mas Minou and I'm a Behavioural Psychologist, Coach & Psychotherapist, MBACP. Our relationship with ourselves or with others, our health, financial situation, career, family, fitness can all get complicated. Within a safe and confidential space I offer effective and practical approaches to help you reach your desired outcomes. I apply relational approaches combined with psychologically-informed behaviour change techniques to help you work through any psychological problems you might be experiencing. Whether you are seeking change or want to leave behind shame, old hurt or work through your grief, I can help.
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Photo of Phil Owen in SA3, Wales
Phil Owen
As a Blue Health Coach I specialise in Blue Health, a term that spans a range of research into the benefits of being in, near, on and under water… Whether that is: Natural water: lakes rivers streams the ocean – experiencing a range of sporting or leisure pursuits. I use Blue Health Science and the natural beach or coastal environment to work with my clients. For clients that would like to try, I also provide a more active Surf Therapy, where we use the activity as a way to experience flow state and mindfulness, improving physical and mental wellbeing. I am also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching.
As a Blue Health Coach I specialise in Blue Health, a term that spans a range of research into the benefits of being in, near, on and under water… Whether that is: Natural water: lakes rivers streams the ocean – experiencing a range of sporting or leisure pursuits. I use Blue Health Science and the natural beach or coastal environment to work with my clients. For clients that would like to try, I also provide a more active Surf Therapy, where we use the activity as a way to experience flow state and mindfulness, improving physical and mental wellbeing. I am also qualified in EMDR, EFT and Recovery and Wellbeing Coaching.
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Photo of Diane Elizabeth Workman, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Diane Elizabeth Workman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Swansea SA3  (Online Only)
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
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Photo of Sally Jenkins, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
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Photo of Helen Noble, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Swansea SA3  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
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Photo of Bonita James, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Bonita James
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello & welcome. Please email any inquiries. Whatever you or your child are struggling with right now, I would be honoured to support you. I specialise in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. But I am able to offer sessions to anyone interested. I offer F2F Sessions in a lovely, clean and quiet counselling room in central Swansea. I offer a relaxed, informal, non judgmental & safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and anxieties. If you're nervous about opening up to friends, family or partners and think that sharing with a trained professional confidentially could help then please drop me an email.
Hello & welcome. Please email any inquiries. Whatever you or your child are struggling with right now, I would be honoured to support you. I specialise in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. But I am able to offer sessions to anyone interested. I offer F2F Sessions in a lovely, clean and quiet counselling room in central Swansea. I offer a relaxed, informal, non judgmental & safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and anxieties. If you're nervous about opening up to friends, family or partners and think that sharing with a trained professional confidentially could help then please drop me an email.
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Photo of Victor John Payne, Psychologist in SA3, Wales
Victor John Payne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Swansea SA3  (Online Only)
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
I try to create a safe, comfortable environment to help people with mental health issues.. I have experience of helping people with, trauma effects, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
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Photo of Sofia Ferreira, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Sofia Ferreira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
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Photo of Amanda Blackhall, The Counselling Room, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
Amanda Blackhall, The Counselling Room
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hello and welcome. I’m Amanda, one of the counsellors that practices at The Counselling Room in Swansea. Counselling is about you and me talking about what is troubling you and finding a way we can work things out together. I believe that developing a trusting and empathic relationship with a counsellor is an essential part of that process. We all have the potential to be and do things differently but may not always realise that. I hope that counselling will help you to reach an acceptance and understanding of who you are, and that change is possible.
Hello and welcome. I’m Amanda, one of the counsellors that practices at The Counselling Room in Swansea. Counselling is about you and me talking about what is troubling you and finding a way we can work things out together. I believe that developing a trusting and empathic relationship with a counsellor is an essential part of that process. We all have the potential to be and do things differently but may not always realise that. I hope that counselling will help you to reach an acceptance and understanding of who you are, and that change is possible.
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Photo of Mair Llewellyn, Psychotherapist in SA3, Wales
Mair Llewellyn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I specialise in working with adults and young people living with the effects of the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. You may be living with overwhelming anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, self-harm, addictions, and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes you might feel as though you don't know who you are or that you have no worth. I can also work with you if you've experienced other types of trauma or if you're feeling paralysed or overwhelmed by your emotions or having difficulty coping with everyday life and you don't know the reason why and you don't know how to make a change.
I specialise in working with adults and young people living with the effects of the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. You may be living with overwhelming anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, self-harm, addictions, and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes you might feel as though you don't know who you are or that you have no worth. I can also work with you if you've experienced other types of trauma or if you're feeling paralysed or overwhelmed by your emotions or having difficulty coping with everyday life and you don't know the reason why and you don't know how to make a change.
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Photo of C and F Counselling, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
C and F Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My aims as a counsellor are ​- To provide a fully confidential Service ​- To provide a safe and secure environment for my clients ​- I pride myself on being professional and non-judgemental in all aspects of my practice ​- Each session will be individual to my clients and their needs. I do not believe that 'one size fits all' and we will work together to identify the most appropriate treatment plan.
My aims as a counsellor are ​- To provide a fully confidential Service ​- To provide a safe and secure environment for my clients ​- I pride myself on being professional and non-judgemental in all aspects of my practice ​- Each session will be individual to my clients and their needs. I do not believe that 'one size fits all' and we will work together to identify the most appropriate treatment plan.
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Photo of David Lloyd-Brown, Counsellor in SA3, Wales
David Lloyd-Brown
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello, my name is David and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. The fact that you’re considering seeing a counsellor means that you’re unhappy with a part of your life, whether it be an unfulfilling relationship, an uncertainty about career or lifestyle choices, or thoughts and behaviours that inhibit your ability to lead the life that you once dared to imagine. The pandemic has also forced people to look again at their life and reappraise what they really want from it.
Hello, my name is David and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. The fact that you’re considering seeing a counsellor means that you’re unhappy with a part of your life, whether it be an unfulfilling relationship, an uncertainty about career or lifestyle choices, or thoughts and behaviours that inhibit your ability to lead the life that you once dared to imagine. The pandemic has also forced people to look again at their life and reappraise what they really want from it.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SA3

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in SA3 who prioritize treating:

74% Depression
74% Anxiety
74% Self Esteem
74% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Aetna
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in SA3 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SA3?

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.