Counselling in Barrhead

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Karin Usher
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrhead G78
As an Integrative Psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy, I help adults who are experiencing psychological and physical symptoms due to a single or multiple trauma. These symptoms can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the trauma but may include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, hypervigilance, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low self-esteem, and physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach problems. I aim to guide you towards a sense of safety, help you process your trauma, and live a fulfilling life.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy, I help adults who are experiencing psychological and physical symptoms due to a single or multiple trauma. These symptoms can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the trauma but may include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, hypervigilance, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low self-esteem, and physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach problems. I aim to guide you towards a sense of safety, help you process your trauma, and live a fulfilling life.
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Rebecca Hepson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barrhead G78
I believe that the most important relationship we will have over our lifetime is the relationship that we have with ourselves. Throughout our lives we can come to conclusions about ourselves and others that cause us to feel insecure with who we are and around others. My job as a therapist and life coach is to provide a talking space for you to figure out what is holding you back from achieving the relationships and lifestyle you deserve. The more we understand who we really are, the easier it becomes to truly and deliberately create the life we desire.
I believe that the most important relationship we will have over our lifetime is the relationship that we have with ourselves. Throughout our lives we can come to conclusions about ourselves and others that cause us to feel insecure with who we are and around others. My job as a therapist and life coach is to provide a talking space for you to figure out what is holding you back from achieving the relationships and lifestyle you deserve. The more we understand who we really are, the easier it becomes to truly and deliberately create the life we desire.
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Sharon Joyce
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Barrhead G78
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
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Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrhead G78  (Online Only)
I take a whole picture approach to my therapeutic work, getting to know clients and what is important for them, and why. My approach to working is a beginning-to-end approach, meaning that my focus is taking clients from where they are to where they want to be. I take great enjoyment in helping clients work toward their goals, and in supporting them in achieving a better relationship and understanding of themselves while doing so. I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above. I have experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse.
I take a whole picture approach to my therapeutic work, getting to know clients and what is important for them, and why. My approach to working is a beginning-to-end approach, meaning that my focus is taking clients from where they are to where they want to be. I take great enjoyment in helping clients work toward their goals, and in supporting them in achieving a better relationship and understanding of themselves while doing so. I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above. I have experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Trauma- Thanks so much for all that you've done, honestly you've been a saviour to me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought. Depression- You've helped me see that I can get the joy back in my life. Thanks.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Trauma- Thanks so much for all that you've done, honestly you've been a saviour to me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought. Depression- You've helped me see that I can get the joy back in my life. Thanks.
0141 673 8062 View 0141 673 8062
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Mariella Campbell
MA
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3  (Online Only)
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Renfrewshire! I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment where you will feel seen and heard. My focus is to help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We will work together to create a treatment plan that works for you and your needs.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Renfrewshire! I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment where you will feel seen and heard. My focus is to help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We will work together to create a treatment plan that works for you and your needs.
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Dianne Foy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA6
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
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Carolanne Reat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
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Susannah Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Rutherglen G73
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
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Abi Lloyd-Milner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glasgow G1
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
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Victoria Pollard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kilmarnock KA3
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
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Carole Mcmillan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G77
There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling. Emotional distress can be overwhelming and disabling as well as having an impact on your ability to live a full life. I aim to help clients explore their feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Each person is unique and I tailor my approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual client. I draw upon a number of techniques within a person-centred and Integrative approach to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their lives and address the problems and issues that may be causing them distress.
There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling. Emotional distress can be overwhelming and disabling as well as having an impact on your ability to live a full life. I aim to help clients explore their feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Each person is unique and I tailor my approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual client. I draw upon a number of techniques within a person-centred and Integrative approach to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their lives and address the problems and issues that may be causing them distress.
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A B and C Therapies
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5
I work to create a safe, open environment to allow clients to explore their own thoughts, what lies behind these and the impact they have. We'll work together to reach a goal you find is achievable and realistic. There'll be no judgement, and no stigma.
I work to create a safe, open environment to allow clients to explore their own thoughts, what lies behind these and the impact they have. We'll work together to reach a goal you find is achievable and realistic. There'll be no judgement, and no stigma.
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Kirstie Rees Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G44
Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person who has additional support needs, special educational needs or learning disabilities? Are you struggling to understand your child's needs and their behaviours? Would you like to learn more about helpful strategies and approaches that you can use to reduce their behaviours and anxiety, or to enhance your child's mental health and learning? Would your child benefit from help to navigate relationships and school? Would it be helpful for you, too, to talk over your concerns in a safe, and supportive setting?
Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person who has additional support needs, special educational needs or learning disabilities? Are you struggling to understand your child's needs and their behaviours? Would you like to learn more about helpful strategies and approaches that you can use to reduce their behaviours and anxiety, or to enhance your child's mental health and learning? Would your child benefit from help to navigate relationships and school? Would it be helpful for you, too, to talk over your concerns in a safe, and supportive setting?
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Jamie Kinlochan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3
I think that it is really powerful when we feel heard and understood. When we feel like someone is trying to get who we are and where we’re coming from. My desire to listen, properly, is based on my years of working with people who have gone unheard by others and who don't want to ignore themselves and their needs any more. I think things can really change when we understand more about ourselves and what drives us to do the things we do.
I think that it is really powerful when we feel heard and understood. When we feel like someone is trying to get who we are and where we’re coming from. My desire to listen, properly, is based on my years of working with people who have gone unheard by others and who don't want to ignore themselves and their needs any more. I think things can really change when we understand more about ourselves and what drives us to do the things we do.
0141 673 6622 View 0141 673 6622
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Shabnum Ashraf
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G76
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I know how daunting this first step can be. Acknowledging that you are seeking help, especially from someone you don’t know, can be really nerve-wracking. However, during our time together we will build a trusting, supportive relationship, one that you can find solace in. I work with many clients from all backgrounds and cultures and I offer support for adults and young people aged 11 and over. I have supported clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, trauma, relationship breakdowns, bereavement, self-harm, family conflict, women’s cultural issues, eating disorders and anger management.
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I know how daunting this first step can be. Acknowledging that you are seeking help, especially from someone you don’t know, can be really nerve-wracking. However, during our time together we will build a trusting, supportive relationship, one that you can find solace in. I work with many clients from all backgrounds and cultures and I offer support for adults and young people aged 11 and over. I have supported clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, trauma, relationship breakdowns, bereavement, self-harm, family conflict, women’s cultural issues, eating disorders and anger management.
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Dr Aisha Tariq
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Glasgow G77
Hi, I'm Aisha, the director of Illuminated Thinking and a dedicated clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in adult mental health. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice, where we understand that sometimes everyone needs a little extra support to navigate psychological pain and build resilience for the future. At Illuminated Thinking, my welcoming and friendly practice serves as your safe space to explore, heal, and grow. Here, you can delve into the present, learn from the past, and focus on becoming the person you aspire to be.
Hi, I'm Aisha, the director of Illuminated Thinking and a dedicated clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in adult mental health. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice, where we understand that sometimes everyone needs a little extra support to navigate psychological pain and build resilience for the future. At Illuminated Thinking, my welcoming and friendly practice serves as your safe space to explore, heal, and grow. Here, you can delve into the present, learn from the past, and focus on becoming the person you aspire to be.
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Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
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Jade Corral
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bishopton PA7  (Online Only)
It's ok to need a little support from time to time to help navigate life's challenges. We can get overwhelmed and things can seem tough to manage, perhaps even things that used to be manageable. We can get so bogged down it's hard to know where to even start. Do you ever feel low or anxious? Worry you are not good enough? We all experience these thoughts and feelings at some point, but you might have noticed a greater impact on your work/studies, relationships and this stops you from living the life you want.
It's ok to need a little support from time to time to help navigate life's challenges. We can get overwhelmed and things can seem tough to manage, perhaps even things that used to be manageable. We can get so bogged down it's hard to know where to even start. Do you ever feel low or anxious? Worry you are not good enough? We all experience these thoughts and feelings at some point, but you might have noticed a greater impact on your work/studies, relationships and this stops you from living the life you want.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barrhead

< 10

Counsellors in Barrhead who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other

How Counsellors in Barrhead see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barrhead?

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.