Counselling in Largs

Photo of Carolanne Reat, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Carolanne Reat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Largs KA30
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
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Photo of Diane Wardman, Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
Diane Wardman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Largs KA30  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
01475 603626 View 01475 603626
Photo of Jeni Mackay, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Jeni Mackay
Counsellor
Largs KA29
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
01475 601270 View 01475 601270
Photo of Abi Lloyd-Milner, Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
Abi Lloyd-Milner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Largs KA30
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
01475 603612 View 01475 603612
Photo of Charlotte Crawford, Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
Charlotte Crawford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified
Largs KA30
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
07723 457185 View 07723 457185
Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Largs KA30
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
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Photo of Andbreathe - CBT Therapist, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Andbreathe - CBT Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
0141 673 8781 View 0141 673 8781
Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in Largs, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Largs KA29
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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Photo of Jill Ogston, Psychologist in Largs, Scotland
Jill Ogston
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
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Photo of KAM Therapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
KAM Therapeutic Counselling
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Largs KA29
01475 601382 View 01475 601382

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Linda McConnachie, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Linda McConnachie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ardrossan KA22  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to talk to people we know about things that trouble us so we keep it all inside. I have worked with various issues including grief, anxiety and relationship problems. Whatever has brought you to think about counselling, I believe that we all experience things differently. I believe that you are the expert on you, but at times things can seem unclear and difficult to make sense of. My role as counsellor is to help enable you to explore your issues and make positive changes, and to provide a safe, confidential space for you that is without judgement.
01563 593210 View 01563 593210
Photo of Elaina Reilly, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ardrossan KA22
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
01294 445384 View 01294 445384
Photo of Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology in Largs, Scotland
Brad Fullarton - Sport Psychology
MSc
Stevenston KA20
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to create a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
Services that always prioritise the needs of the client. A holistic view to practice, considering the person behind the athlete, placing focus on developing practical, effective working relationships with clients to ensure they feel heard and valued. Overall aim is to create a psychologically safe, collaborative space where presenting issues can be explored on a deeper level and worked through together. In turn, arriving at solutions that work for you.
01294 445377 View 01294 445377
Photo of Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork., Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Lorna Lindsay - CBT Therapy & Groupwork.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kilbirnie KA25  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
Hi, My name is Lorna Lindsay and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am also a registered member of BACP. And I work in accordance with their ethical framework. At the moment, I am working remotely - telephone and/or video call only. But I will be adding face-to-face therapy sessions in the near future. It is important to keep your mental health as healthy as your physical health. If you feel you would like someone to talk to about any problems pertaining to your mental health, please get in touch and we can work together to find a solution.
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Photo of Kate Miller (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist), Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
Kate Miller (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist)
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Beith KA15  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Kate. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I care about what is happening for you and want you to know, there is always hope. Although you may be undergoing distress, which is of no fault of your own. The effects of this can have a severe impact on your mental health, it can also affect your family, friends and workplace. I can help you process what is happening, in order you lead as fulfilling a life as is possible.
Hi there, my name is Kate. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I care about what is happening for you and want you to know, there is always hope. Although you may be undergoing distress, which is of no fault of your own. The effects of this can have a severe impact on your mental health, it can also affect your family, friends and workplace. I can help you process what is happening, in order you lead as fulfilling a life as is possible.
01505 801243 View 01505 801243
Photo of Christine Douglas, Psychotherapist in Largs, Scotland
Christine Douglas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beith KA14
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience and it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience and thousands of hours spent working clients supporting them to meet their goals for therapy whatever that may be to them. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist.Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you(it's normally right)!
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first  session can be a daunting experience and it takes a lot of courage to do so. I have years of experience and thousands of hours spent working clients supporting them to meet their goals for therapy whatever that may be to them. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, honestly I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist.Please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you(it's normally right)!
01505 805901 View 01505 805901
Photo of Melanie Martin, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Melanie Martin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Beith KA15
Hi I'm Melanie and I'm a qualified and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor. I worked with various charities counselling individuals struggling with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family and friend relational concerns, cancer diagnoses, addictions and many more. Are you struggling with your day to day life? Does it feel like nobody understands what it is like for you or that you have no-one to talk to? Then counselling can help, I work one-to-one with individuals aged 16 years and over, on a long or short-term basis either face-to-face, via telephone or over Zoom.
Hi I'm Melanie and I'm a qualified and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor. I worked with various charities counselling individuals struggling with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family and friend relational concerns, cancer diagnoses, addictions and many more. Are you struggling with your day to day life? Does it feel like nobody understands what it is like for you or that you have no-one to talk to? Then counselling can help, I work one-to-one with individuals aged 16 years and over, on a long or short-term basis either face-to-face, via telephone or over Zoom.
01505 805914 View 01505 805914
Photo of Jonny Sibbring, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Jonny Sibbring
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Isle of Bute PA20  (Online Only)
My goal is to help people make a real difference in their lives. Counselling needs to be a safe and supportive environment where people are free to talk about the issues that concern them the most. My approach is calm, to the point and above all honest.
My goal is to help people make a real difference in their lives. Counselling needs to be a safe and supportive environment where people are free to talk about the issues that concern them the most. My approach is calm, to the point and above all honest.
01700 800137 View 01700 800137

Online Therapists

Photo of Carole Chambers, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Carole Chambers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lisburn BT28
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
01571 590117 View 01571 590117
Photo of Jill Atkinson, Counsellor in Largs, Scotland
Jill Atkinson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Dunbar EH42
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I offer a safe, held and supportive space which is yours to process and explore the difficulties that life brings.  The nature of modern life can often be overwhelming. Many people feel anxious or depressed, feel lost in the world, or experience relationship struggles. I believe the therapeutic relationship can provide opportunities for healing and growth. My practice aims to help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and challenge those which no longer serve you.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I offer a safe, held and supportive space which is yours to process and explore the difficulties that life brings.  The nature of modern life can often be overwhelming. Many people feel anxious or depressed, feel lost in the world, or experience relationship struggles. I believe the therapeutic relationship can provide opportunities for healing and growth. My practice aims to help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and challenge those which no longer serve you.
01368 653220 View 01368 653220

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Largs

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Largs who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in Largs see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Largs?

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.