Counselling in Buckie

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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310
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Jill Holland
Counsellor, PhD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
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Chloe McDowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckie AB56
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
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Angela Naylor - AMN Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Jennifer Upson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garmouth IV32
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
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Ian Innes Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Portknockie AB56
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
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Online Therapists

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Alison MacLeod
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
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Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
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Shona Rencontre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
At certain times in our lives, we all need support. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where I will work closely with you to explore feelings which are holding you back or causing difficulty in day-to-day life. Being properly heard will allow you to find answers and together we will find a way forward. I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-7. After working purely in counselling for 2 years, I went on to train as a teacher and have worked in education for 24 years. My background naturally led me into the role of Guidance Teacher. I returned to one-to-one counselling in 2022.
At certain times in our lives, we all need support. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where I will work closely with you to explore feelings which are holding you back or causing difficulty in day-to-day life. Being properly heard will allow you to find answers and together we will find a way forward. I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-7. After working purely in counselling for 2 years, I went on to train as a teacher and have worked in education for 24 years. My background naturally led me into the role of Guidance Teacher. I returned to one-to-one counselling in 2022.
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Gez Sutherland
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Lairg IV27
Discover the power of counselling! Counselling can offer valuable support and insights, help you to develop new perspectives and skills to navigate personal or professional challenges and promote personal growth. As a person centred counsellor and psychotherapist it is my aim to provide a safe, secure space without judgement or expectation for you to explore your feelings, learn to cope with them and how to move forward.
Discover the power of counselling! Counselling can offer valuable support and insights, help you to develop new perspectives and skills to navigate personal or professional challenges and promote personal growth. As a person centred counsellor and psychotherapist it is my aim to provide a safe, secure space without judgement or expectation for you to explore your feelings, learn to cope with them and how to move forward.
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Morag West
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
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Limitless Counselling (Caroline)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
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Photo of Deborah Gillard, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Deborah Gillard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD4  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder or facing challenging relationship issues? Do you yearn for a supportive space to heal and grow? I provide compassionate and personalised counselling tailored to your unique needs. Together, let's turn your struggles into strengths and unlock your full potential, fostering wellbeing and meaningful relationships.
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder or facing challenging relationship issues? Do you yearn for a supportive space to heal and grow? I provide compassionate and personalised counselling tailored to your unique needs. Together, let's turn your struggles into strengths and unlock your full potential, fostering wellbeing and meaningful relationships.
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Aberdeen Reflection Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB11
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
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Sue Cooper
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crieff PH7
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
01506 379386 View 01506 379386
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Heartwork Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD2
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
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Find Your Space Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aviemore PH22
Hi, I’m Nicola and I am a Person-centred counsellor. I have worked with a range of issues over the 7 years I have been in my role. I hold the firm belief that if we are given the space and are provided with a non-judgemental, accepting environment with someone that is genuine and cares that we can grow, create and maintain these conditions for ourselves.
Hi, I’m Nicola and I am a Person-centred counsellor. I have worked with a range of issues over the 7 years I have been in my role. I hold the firm belief that if we are given the space and are provided with a non-judgemental, accepting environment with someone that is genuine and cares that we can grow, create and maintain these conditions for ourselves.
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Marc Johnson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cupar KY14
My background in supporting people from all walks of life with varying concerns, and my experience working with trauma has given me a strong foundation to support individuals who come to therapy with a range of issues and concerns to include depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and difficult life changes. I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma; particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. I support individuals in understanding their traumatic experiences and the impact of trauma on various aspects of their lives.
My background in supporting people from all walks of life with varying concerns, and my experience working with trauma has given me a strong foundation to support individuals who come to therapy with a range of issues and concerns to include depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and difficult life changes. I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma; particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. I support individuals in understanding their traumatic experiences and the impact of trauma on various aspects of their lives.
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Dr Elaine Sarah Delaney
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
St Andrews KY16
Hello and nice to see you here. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you ready to make that change? Therapy has a proven ability to improve mood, restore clarity and usher in calm. As an experienced and skilled psychologist I am here to help you get to the root of your issues and to give you a new clarity on your past and your present. I will work closely with you to unpack your story and offer you the chance to spend some concentrated time on yourself. I believe therapy should be non-judgemental, a space for you to share as much as you feel comfortable. A space for you to be heard and understood.
Hello and nice to see you here. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you ready to make that change? Therapy has a proven ability to improve mood, restore clarity and usher in calm. As an experienced and skilled psychologist I am here to help you get to the root of your issues and to give you a new clarity on your past and your present. I will work closely with you to unpack your story and offer you the chance to spend some concentrated time on yourself. I believe therapy should be non-judgemental, a space for you to share as much as you feel comfortable. A space for you to be heard and understood.
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Brodie McGeown
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Beauly IV4  (Online Only)
I specialise in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
I specialise in OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, women's issues including menopause, impulse control disorders, low mood, stress, and relationship issues. I am a Clinical Psychologist with an additional Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have over 9 years experience delivering psychological therapies in the NHS. My job is to be helpful to you, so please feel welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Open to both self-funding and insurance clients.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Buckie

< 10

Counsellors in Buckie who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
75% Body Positivity
50% ADHD
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Aviva
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Buckie see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Buckie?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.