Counselling in Glasgow

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Photo of Christine Shaw, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Christine Shaw
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G2
Having lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Manchester, and Glasgow, I gained unique cultural experiences and understood the struggle to fit in. Now, finding peace within my authentic self, I can empathise deeply with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety and self-doubt. I will treat your experience and opinions with respect, compassion and honesty because I want you to feel safe to talk openly in therapy. I intend to work with you as a team to fully understand how you respond to what happened. When you feel fully understood, a weight is lifted, and you will be more able to reflect and move forward.
Having lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Manchester, and Glasgow, I gained unique cultural experiences and understood the struggle to fit in. Now, finding peace within my authentic self, I can empathise deeply with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety and self-doubt. I will treat your experience and opinions with respect, compassion and honesty because I want you to feel safe to talk openly in therapy. I intend to work with you as a team to fully understand how you respond to what happened. When you feel fully understood, a weight is lifted, and you will be more able to reflect and move forward.
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Photo of Jenny Leivo, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Jenny Leivo
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
0141 473 6967 View 0141 473 6967
Photo of Emma Mackintosh, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Emma Mackintosh
Counsellor, MA
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G42
Lost, overwhelmed, tired, stressed, anxious, alone, burnt out, depressed? Want a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled life, but don't know where to start?
Lost, overwhelmed, tired, stressed, anxious, alone, burnt out, depressed? Want a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled life, but don't know where to start?
0141 673 1473 View 0141 673 1473
Photo of Kari Pearce Therapy, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Kari Pearce Therapy
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G78
Hi I'm Kari, thanks for looking at my profile. I am a fully qualified CBT therapist and I take an integrated approach with an emphasis on self-compassion to help you get the most out of your sessions with me. Sometimes we need a little support in navigating day-to-day life, work or family situations. I work with a range of presenting factors including worries around driving and transport, PTSD from previous traumas as well as offering couples counselling for various relationship issues. You will be assured of a safe space free of judgement where you will be fully heard and have your experience validated.
Hi I'm Kari, thanks for looking at my profile. I am a fully qualified CBT therapist and I take an integrated approach with an emphasis on self-compassion to help you get the most out of your sessions with me. Sometimes we need a little support in navigating day-to-day life, work or family situations. I work with a range of presenting factors including worries around driving and transport, PTSD from previous traumas as well as offering couples counselling for various relationship issues. You will be assured of a safe space free of judgement where you will be fully heard and have your experience validated.
0141 673 3126 View 0141 673 3126
Photo of Geraldine Mynors, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Geraldine Mynors
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with with anxiety, depression, uncertainty about which way to turn, and even despair? Perhaps you find yourself stuck in the same life patterns over and over and wonder where these come from. Maybe you feel your life is at a crossroads and you need a helping hand to make sense of your options. Are you looking for a therapist who has lots of different approaches and tools in her toolbox and a lot of life experience, and who will really listen to you and work with you to help you improve your experience of life?
Are you struggling with with anxiety, depression, uncertainty about which way to turn, and even despair? Perhaps you find yourself stuck in the same life patterns over and over and wonder where these come from. Maybe you feel your life is at a crossroads and you need a helping hand to make sense of your options. Are you looking for a therapist who has lots of different approaches and tools in her toolbox and a lot of life experience, and who will really listen to you and work with you to help you improve your experience of life?
0141 673 0289 View 0141 673 0289
Photo of Emma Parish, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Emma Parish
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G61
A warm welcome to you. Challenges that you might be facing right now, may seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside which may be stopping you from enjoying and living life to the full. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you. I aim to offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
A warm welcome to you. Challenges that you might be facing right now, may seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside which may be stopping you from enjoying and living life to the full. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you. I aim to offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
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Photo of Miranda Lo (MCouns) Counselling, CBT & Coaching, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Miranda Lo (MCouns) Counselling, CBT & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G41
You are just feeling fed up with self-doubt and rumination; and you are worrying about your continual procrastination and your escape from opportunities in life. You feel like you are finally ready to move forward. I understand what it feels like when encountering emotional issues and stress in life. I embarked on a journey of self-exploration, which has allowed me to feel, see and find what I am passionate about in life. I am dedicated and feeling grateful in collaboratively assisting YOU in overcoming your doubts and thus having YOUR potential unleashed FULLY, be it in your life journey, career development and relationships.
You are just feeling fed up with self-doubt and rumination; and you are worrying about your continual procrastination and your escape from opportunities in life. You feel like you are finally ready to move forward. I understand what it feels like when encountering emotional issues and stress in life. I embarked on a journey of self-exploration, which has allowed me to feel, see and find what I am passionate about in life. I am dedicated and feeling grateful in collaboratively assisting YOU in overcoming your doubts and thus having YOUR potential unleashed FULLY, be it in your life journey, career development and relationships.
01357 510614 View 01357 510614
Photo of Dr Emma Darroch (Currently Unavailable), Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Emma Darroch (Currently Unavailable)
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow G61
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
0141 673 4030 View 0141 673 4030
Photo of Emma Field, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Emma Field
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow G2
Thank you for visiting my profile. You may be looking for help with a specific issue, looking for more purpose or clarity in life, more understanding about yourself or maybe you might be confused. Sometimes choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming and despite the qualifications and experience it can be more about finding the right fit between yourself and your therapist.
Thank you for visiting my profile. You may be looking for help with a specific issue, looking for more purpose or clarity in life, more understanding about yourself or maybe you might be confused. Sometimes choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming and despite the qualifications and experience it can be more about finding the right fit between yourself and your therapist.
0141 673 0265 View 0141 673 0265
Photo of Gillian Jones Bsc (Hons), Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Gillian Jones Bsc (Hons)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G12
Why should you choose me? My philosophy and approach is based upon offering a discreet, compassionate, and empowering clinic for you to work towards achieving your therapy goals. I believe anyone can benefit from CBT even if they are experiencing problems in one area, or are ready to make some bigger changes. As a CBT therapist, I bring not only my professional expertise but also a warm and compassionate approach to our sessions. Don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions. Starting therapy can feel daunting but I am here to guide you through the process easily and sessions are carried out collaboratively.
Why should you choose me? My philosophy and approach is based upon offering a discreet, compassionate, and empowering clinic for you to work towards achieving your therapy goals. I believe anyone can benefit from CBT even if they are experiencing problems in one area, or are ready to make some bigger changes. As a CBT therapist, I bring not only my professional expertise but also a warm and compassionate approach to our sessions. Don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions. Starting therapy can feel daunting but I am here to guide you through the process easily and sessions are carried out collaboratively.
0141 673 6670 View 0141 673 6670
Photo of Dr Karen Ann Gray, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Karen Ann Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Glasgow G3
I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems which are creating issues in their lives. These include different types of anxiety, low or fluctuating mood, worry and rumination, stress, problems in relationships with others and issues resulting from historic or more recent trauma. Focus is given to understanding the nature and origins of problems and how change can occur. Currently, as a result of being unable to provide face to face therapy due to covid-19, I am working remotely via secure video and/or telephone conferencing.
I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems which are creating issues in their lives. These include different types of anxiety, low or fluctuating mood, worry and rumination, stress, problems in relationships with others and issues resulting from historic or more recent trauma. Focus is given to understanding the nature and origins of problems and how change can occur. Currently, as a result of being unable to provide face to face therapy due to covid-19, I am working remotely via secure video and/or telephone conferencing.
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Photo of Leeanne McKenna, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Leeanne McKenna
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
I believe that each person is unique and the expert of their own lived experience. As an integrative counsellor, I understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Instead, I will work collaboratively with you to identify your preferences and goals, drawing on different theories and methods that are most helpful for you. I take a strengths-based approach, identifying and building on your existing skills and resourcefulness to bring about change. I will seek to co-create a respectful therapeutic relationship that provides the safety you need to explore the experiences that brought you to counselling.
I believe that each person is unique and the expert of their own lived experience. As an integrative counsellor, I understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Instead, I will work collaboratively with you to identify your preferences and goals, drawing on different theories and methods that are most helpful for you. I take a strengths-based approach, identifying and building on your existing skills and resourcefulness to bring about change. I will seek to co-create a respectful therapeutic relationship that provides the safety you need to explore the experiences that brought you to counselling.
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Photo of Carrie Anne Roache, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Carrie Anne Roache
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G42  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Counsellor working both privately and within the third sector in Glasgow. I offer support via video calls or telephone. I have a background in Integrative Therapy. This means that I will flex my style of counselling, to meet your needs and expectations, rather than being rigid in one particular approach. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I hope you will feel welcomed into a safe space, where you will be supported throughout your journey no matter what that looks like.
I am a Counsellor working both privately and within the third sector in Glasgow. I offer support via video calls or telephone. I have a background in Integrative Therapy. This means that I will flex my style of counselling, to meet your needs and expectations, rather than being rigid in one particular approach. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I hope you will feel welcomed into a safe space, where you will be supported throughout your journey no matter what that looks like.
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Photo of Lynda Dickie in Glasgow, Scotland
Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
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.
01698 757622 View 01698 757622
Photo of Sandra Joann Xavier, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Sandra Joann Xavier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G1
I have experience working with individuals struggling with employment, immigration, mid-life crisis, menopause, bereavement, sexual abuse and assault, divorces, custody battles, generational trauma, abusive relationships, suicidal ideation, gender identities, relationship struggles, education, bullying, depression and anxiety.
I have experience working with individuals struggling with employment, immigration, mid-life crisis, menopause, bereavement, sexual abuse and assault, divorces, custody battles, generational trauma, abusive relationships, suicidal ideation, gender identities, relationship struggles, education, bullying, depression and anxiety.
0141 673 5519 View 0141 673 5519
Photo of Margot Clayton, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Margot Clayton
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Glasgow G62
I am a Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapist which is a integrative approach.
I am a Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapist which is a integrative approach.
0141 673 7465 View 0141 673 7465
Photo of Vicki Allen, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Vicki Allen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G3
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
0141 280 6719 View 0141 280 6719
Photo of Amy Nelson, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Amy Nelson
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
I am an experienced therapist who works with clients of all ages with variety of issues and goals. Whether something has been troubling you for a long time of you are finding yourself faced with new difficulties, I can offer an approach tailored to your needs. Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or depression, unable to break unhelpful patterns in thoughts, behaviours and relationships or you are seeking to raise your self-esteem and make positive changes? Working with a therapist in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment can empower you to regain control of your life.
I am an experienced therapist who works with clients of all ages with variety of issues and goals. Whether something has been troubling you for a long time of you are finding yourself faced with new difficulties, I can offer an approach tailored to your needs. Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or depression, unable to break unhelpful patterns in thoughts, behaviours and relationships or you are seeking to raise your self-esteem and make positive changes? Working with a therapist in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment can empower you to regain control of your life.
0141 483 7468 View 0141 483 7468
Photo of Marion Hill, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Marion Hill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Glasgow G2
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
0141 471 9294 View 0141 471 9294
Photo of Suzy Blair, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Suzy Blair
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Glasgow G31
We can all struggle at times, and it can be daunting knowing where and how to seek support. I’m a psychodynamic counsellor and therapist. Psychodynamic therapy helps you to understand your current feelings and behaviours and how these can be affected by past experiences or relationships. We can often get stuck in patterns or ways of behaving, sometimes unconsciously and I believe that understanding what these are and how they came about is the key to positive change. Most importantly, I believe that given the right support at the right time, we all have the capacity to make positive changes, in a way that is right for us.
We can all struggle at times, and it can be daunting knowing where and how to seek support. I’m a psychodynamic counsellor and therapist. Psychodynamic therapy helps you to understand your current feelings and behaviours and how these can be affected by past experiences or relationships. We can often get stuck in patterns or ways of behaving, sometimes unconsciously and I believe that understanding what these are and how they came about is the key to positive change. Most importantly, I believe that given the right support at the right time, we all have the capacity to make positive changes, in a way that is right for us.
0141 673 2600 View 0141 673 2600

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Glasgow

400+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Glasgow who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
85% Depression
83% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
49% Vitality

How Counsellors in Glasgow see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glasgow?

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.