Counselling in Stonehaven

Photo of Dr Katie MacPhee, HCPC - Ed. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Katie MacPhee
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonehaven AB39
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
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Photo of Polly Booth - Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
01224 007361 View 01224 007361
Photo of Rhona Gough, MBACP, Counsellor
Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
01224 007175 View 01224 007175
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Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
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Elaine C Pritchard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with people over the age of 18. If you are experiencing infertility problems, I understand the challenges this can bring: the sense of isolation, powerlessness, uncertainty, rollercoaster of emotions, questioning and trying to live successfully with a challenge which many others simply do not understand. It is important that you find the best way for you of living with your fertility challenges. I will support you to you explore your experience wherever you are on your fertility journey, helping you to understand what it means to you in the context of your life.
I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with people over the age of 18. If you are experiencing infertility problems, I understand the challenges this can bring: the sense of isolation, powerlessness, uncertainty, rollercoaster of emotions, questioning and trying to live successfully with a challenge which many others simply do not understand. It is important that you find the best way for you of living with your fertility challenges. I will support you to you explore your experience wherever you are on your fertility journey, helping you to understand what it means to you in the context of your life.
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Photo of Paula Pratt, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Paula Pratt
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
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Photo of Tiff Bottomley - Art therapy with Tiffany , MSc, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Art therapy with Tiffany
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Stonehaven AB39
0151 453 2791 View 0151 453 2791

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Photo of Mark Ernest Hepburn, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
01224 057050 View 01224 057050
Photo of Denese Hamilton MacDonald, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Denese Hamilton MacDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
01224 087264 View 01224 087264
Photo of Susan McQuaker, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Milltimber AB13
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
01224 007453 View 01224 007453
Photo of Noor Akthar - Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More, BACP, Counsellor
Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
020 4538 9834 View 020 4538 9834
Photo of Julia Kohnert, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Julia Kohnert
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
020 3879 4197 View 020 3879 4197
Photo of Jenny Thomson, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Jenny Thomson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
With years of experience working in mental health delivering psychological interventions with the NHS, group therapy in private practice, and social work, I have a depth of knowledge and experience working with people seeking support for stress, anxiety, low mood, PTSD, OCD, panic, worry and thoughts of suicide. I am a LGBTQIA-friendly therapist and provide a non-judgemental service. My background offers me insight into the influence of social as well as psychological factors on individuals and their mental and emotional well-being. I have several years experience of working for a NHS Primary Care Team (Band 7)
With years of experience working in mental health delivering psychological interventions with the NHS, group therapy in private practice, and social work, I have a depth of knowledge and experience working with people seeking support for stress, anxiety, low mood, PTSD, OCD, panic, worry and thoughts of suicide. I am a LGBTQIA-friendly therapist and provide a non-judgemental service. My background offers me insight into the influence of social as well as psychological factors on individuals and their mental and emotional well-being. I have several years experience of working for a NHS Primary Care Team (Band 7)
01224 007655 View 01224 007655
Photo of Julie Vause, MCOSCA, Counsellor
Julie Vause
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB39
Hello, I'm Julie, welcome to my profile. Are you someone who has experienced difficulties in your life that have left you feeling anxious, depressed, or alone, and coping with day-to-day activities has become a chore? I offer a safe, confidential space to come alongside you as we work together to help you gain insight and self-awareness. A place where you are valued, accepted, and heard. Time to look at your relationship with yourself and others. I have specialised experience in helping people who have been impacted by experiencing childhood sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, domestic abuse and family/childhood abuse.
Hello, I'm Julie, welcome to my profile. Are you someone who has experienced difficulties in your life that have left you feeling anxious, depressed, or alone, and coping with day-to-day activities has become a chore? I offer a safe, confidential space to come alongside you as we work together to help you gain insight and self-awareness. A place where you are valued, accepted, and heard. Time to look at your relationship with yourself and others. I have specialised experience in helping people who have been impacted by experiencing childhood sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, domestic abuse and family/childhood abuse.
01324 374517 View 01324 374517
Photo of Linda Smith, MBACP, Counsellor
Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
0141 673 0253 View 0141 673 0253
Photo of Elaine Morrow - Birch Therapy Clinic, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Birch Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB12  (Online Only)
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
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Photo of Kerry Lee Devlin, MBACP, Counsellor
Kerry Lee Devlin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
028 9694 3322 View 028 9694 3322
Photo of Kemba Shand, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Kemba Shand
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inverbervie DD10  (Online Only)
How are you today? Maybe stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, worried, confused? Is it something else? I would like to help you through life's difficulties and find a way forward. I've worked with many client issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, problems in relationships, work stress, low self esteem and confidence. I work online or via the telephone.
How are you today? Maybe stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, worried, confused? Is it something else? I would like to help you through life's difficulties and find a way forward. I've worked with many client issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, problems in relationships, work stress, low self esteem and confidence. I work online or via the telephone.
01561 400168 View 01561 400168

Online Therapists

Photo of Dr Sarah Quinley, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Dr Sarah Quinley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
As a Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Couples Counsellor, I maintain a full private practice working online with adults and couples. I'll tailor the therapy to you, working with you collaboratively to develop the tools, clarity, & understanding you need to grow and heal while honouring the humanness in what you're going through and the unique way you experience life. Together, we could uncover the beliefs and patterns that hurt or hold you back and pattern new, healthier ways of being with yourself and others.
As a Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Couples Counsellor, I maintain a full private practice working online with adults and couples. I'll tailor the therapy to you, working with you collaboratively to develop the tools, clarity, & understanding you need to grow and heal while honouring the humanness in what you're going through and the unique way you experience life. Together, we could uncover the beliefs and patterns that hurt or hold you back and pattern new, healthier ways of being with yourself and others.
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Photo of Kate Hedges, MBACP, Counsellor
Kate Hedges
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
Counselling is your confidential space to talk. You may be seeking clarity on an issue, or want to explore things that are overwhelming you, and if you wish, make changes in your life. I hope that by talking to a professional during these difficult times can bring peace. I offer a safe space as we unravel together the aspects of you that are struggling or stuck. And help you to find new perspectives to deal with living the way that you want to live.
Counselling is your confidential space to talk. You may be seeking clarity on an issue, or want to explore things that are overwhelming you, and if you wish, make changes in your life. I hope that by talking to a professional during these difficult times can bring peace. I offer a safe space as we unravel together the aspects of you that are struggling or stuck. And help you to find new perspectives to deal with living the way that you want to live.
01764 915672 View 01764 915672

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stonehaven

< 10

Counsellors in Stonehaven who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
71% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
71% School Issues
71% Self Esteem
57% Depression
57% Divorce

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Stonehaven see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stonehaven?

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.