Counselling in Greater Edinburgh

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Photo of Benji Pérez, Psychologist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Benji Pérez
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
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Photo of Susan Lanham Counselling, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Susan Lanham Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an accredited therapist providing support to both individuals and couples. My approach is Pluralistic which means that I work collaboratively with you. I believe that we each have different needs at different times and my approach is as individual as you are. In times of crisis we can lose sight of our inner resources and therapy can help us access our strengths. My Couples work is rooted in Attachment Theory which holds that we bring our own expectations from past relationships into our present ones and this can sometimes lead to our feeling stuck.
I am an accredited therapist providing support to both individuals and couples. My approach is Pluralistic which means that I work collaboratively with you. I believe that we each have different needs at different times and my approach is as individual as you are. In times of crisis we can lose sight of our inner resources and therapy can help us access our strengths. My Couples work is rooted in Attachment Theory which holds that we bring our own expectations from past relationships into our present ones and this can sometimes lead to our feeling stuck.
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Photo of Karen Hudson, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Karen Hudson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Karen and I am a registered counsellor working in Edinburgh. I offer counselling for adults from any background. Sessions are face to face or online. Often we can work through difficulties in life with the support of family or friends. But it may be easier and more effective to talk with a counsellor. I provide a private, supportive space for you to talk about what is going on in your life. I work using a Transactional Analysis (TA) approach. TA is a theory of personality which can be easily used to understand what is happening in our lives and relationships.
Hello, my name is Karen and I am a registered counsellor working in Edinburgh. I offer counselling for adults from any background. Sessions are face to face or online. Often we can work through difficulties in life with the support of family or friends. But it may be easier and more effective to talk with a counsellor. I provide a private, supportive space for you to talk about what is going on in your life. I work using a Transactional Analysis (TA) approach. TA is a theory of personality which can be easily used to understand what is happening in our lives and relationships.
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Photo of Kosmas Botsis, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Kosmas Botsis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
As your counsellor, my role is to help you change the circumstances in your life that have become obstacles to living a fulfilling life. We will focus on improving these difficulties that hold you back in life. I believe counselling can help people improve their relationships and strengthen their skills and personalities. My passion is to help people overcome their problems and live a satisfying life.
As your counsellor, my role is to help you change the circumstances in your life that have become obstacles to living a fulfilling life. We will focus on improving these difficulties that hold you back in life. I believe counselling can help people improve their relationships and strengthen their skills and personalities. My passion is to help people overcome their problems and live a satisfying life.
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Photo of Vessela Ivkova, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
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Photo of Louise Duffy, Psychologist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Louise Duffy
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years experience of working with adults and with young people (12-18) and their families. I have tended to specialise in complex difficulties including self-harm, depression, stress and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, problems with overwhelming emotions and difficulties in relationships. I have worked with many people with co-occurring autism and mental health difficulties and my work includes post diagnostic support. However I am open to working with any emotional or behavioural problems which are getting in the way of someone doing the things they want to in life.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years experience of working with adults and with young people (12-18) and their families. I have tended to specialise in complex difficulties including self-harm, depression, stress and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, problems with overwhelming emotions and difficulties in relationships. I have worked with many people with co-occurring autism and mental health difficulties and my work includes post diagnostic support. However I am open to working with any emotional or behavioural problems which are getting in the way of someone doing the things they want to in life.
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Photo of Dr Pallavi Parihar, Psychologist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Pallavi Parihar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
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Photo of Sudworth Psychology: Psychological Therapy & EMDR, Psychologist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Sudworth Psychology: Psychological Therapy & EMDR
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life and if you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life and if you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
0131 381 5335 View 0131 381 5335
Photo of Craig Still, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Craig Still
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist who thoroughly believes in the power of listening and hearing what my clients have to say. Empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of my practices. I offer a range of treatments and therapies to help clients deal with their issues and challenges. My treatment plans are tailored to suit the individual with their input taken into account.
I am a qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist who thoroughly believes in the power of listening and hearing what my clients have to say. Empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of my practices. I offer a range of treatments and therapies to help clients deal with their issues and challenges. My treatment plans are tailored to suit the individual with their input taken into account.
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Photo of Samantha Bennett in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Samantha Bennett
MSc
Verified Verified
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
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Photo of Celeste Micciche, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
0141 673 8698 View 0141 673 8698
Photo of Fiona Masson - Anxiety Specialist, CBT, SFBT , Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Fiona Masson - Anxiety Specialist, CBT, SFBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
My clients range from those experiencing low level worry and anxiety to more debilitating feelings of panic and fear (including panic attacks). I provide a blended approach of CBT and Solution Focused Therapy and will teach you the best tools and strategies to get you through this difficult time and out the other side. I also include a Coaching element, as good therapy is not just about moving away from problems, it is also about building a better future. Let's face it - life is too short to waste it lying awake at 3am worrying! It's time to take action.
My clients range from those experiencing low level worry and anxiety to more debilitating feelings of panic and fear (including panic attacks). I provide a blended approach of CBT and Solution Focused Therapy and will teach you the best tools and strategies to get you through this difficult time and out the other side. I also include a Coaching element, as good therapy is not just about moving away from problems, it is also about building a better future. Let's face it - life is too short to waste it lying awake at 3am worrying! It's time to take action.
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Photo of Rebecca Shannon, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Rebecca Shannon
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Counselling is a process that is different for everyone, and I am happy to work with you over the long term or short term, depending on your needs. I like to work collaboratively, exploring together the challenges you face. We can work together find ways to address the past, present and move forward into the future in a positive and healthy way. Being able to untangle some of the problems that trouble us can help lead to better relationships with others and ourselves, and ultimately a healthier, happier outlook. These problems and issues can sometimes feel unmanageable on your own, and this is where counselling can help.
Counselling is a process that is different for everyone, and I am happy to work with you over the long term or short term, depending on your needs. I like to work collaboratively, exploring together the challenges you face. We can work together find ways to address the past, present and move forward into the future in a positive and healthy way. Being able to untangle some of the problems that trouble us can help lead to better relationships with others and ourselves, and ultimately a healthier, happier outlook. These problems and issues can sometimes feel unmanageable on your own, and this is where counselling can help.
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Photo of Blair Jeremy Bowker, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Blair Jeremy Bowker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Blair. I'm a psychotherapist and trauma therapist with nearly 25 years of experience in helping people navigate their challenges. I provide a warm, confidential space for you to come as you are. Together, we'll work to overcome challenges, cultivate well-being, and create meaningful changes. If you're experiencing difficulties with anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief and loss, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family issues, ADHD, or other struggles, know that you're not alone.
Hello, my name is Blair. I'm a psychotherapist and trauma therapist with nearly 25 years of experience in helping people navigate their challenges. I provide a warm, confidential space for you to come as you are. Together, we'll work to overcome challenges, cultivate well-being, and create meaningful changes. If you're experiencing difficulties with anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief and loss, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family issues, ADHD, or other struggles, know that you're not alone.
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Photo of Eva Chmelikova, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
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Photo of Greg Barton, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Greg Barton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
​"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ​ - Viktor Frankl Find out more about how I may be able to help you by visiting my website www.counsellingcoachingtherapy.com & www.snowlinetreks.com
​"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ​ - Viktor Frankl Find out more about how I may be able to help you by visiting my website www.counsellingcoachingtherapy.com & www.snowlinetreks.com
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Photo of Corina Valdano, Psychologist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Corina Valdano
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
01934 316983 View 01934 316983
Photo of Adrian Tupper, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Adrian Tupper
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not feeling fulfilled? Stress and anxiety getting in the way? Shame around past events or the present perhaps? Maybe these affect your relationships, family, work or generally your self esteem. Importantly, neither searching the internet nor self help books have been enough, and you need a human relationship. Someone who will listen to you without judgement, and who will attend to you and help you process your sometimes overwhelming feelings. Equally, you may be looking for a psychotherapist to work with by way of self development.
Not feeling fulfilled? Stress and anxiety getting in the way? Shame around past events or the present perhaps? Maybe these affect your relationships, family, work or generally your self esteem. Importantly, neither searching the internet nor self help books have been enough, and you need a human relationship. Someone who will listen to you without judgement, and who will attend to you and help you process your sometimes overwhelming feelings. Equally, you may be looking for a psychotherapist to work with by way of self development.
0131 510 5579 View 0131 510 5579
Photo of Lovisa Tidblom, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Lovisa Tidblom
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
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Photo of Simon Johnston, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Simon Johnston
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
0131 378 1212 View 0131 378 1212

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Greater Edinburgh

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Greater Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
81% Depression
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
48% Vitality

How Counsellors in Greater Edinburgh see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Greater Edinburgh?

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.