Photo of Wayne Walker, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Wayne Walker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
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Photo of Sormila Saha, Psychologist in TQ1, England
Sormila Saha
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
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Photo of Helen Hoyte Wellbeing, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Helen Hoyte Wellbeing
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
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Andrew Lacey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Andrew, a highly experienced counsellor with a warm and non-judgemental approach, working with adults and young people (16+). If you're struggling with a problem or want to get more meaning out of life, counselling may help. I'll work sensitively and honestly with you to support you in what you're going through.
Hello, I'm Andrew, a highly experienced counsellor with a warm and non-judgemental approach, working with adults and young people (16+). If you're struggling with a problem or want to get more meaning out of life, counselling may help. I'll work sensitively and honestly with you to support you in what you're going through.
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Lisa Scarborough Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
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Photo of Thea Platt, Psychotherapist in TQ1, England
Thea Platt
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
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Photo of Becky Ilk, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Becky Ilk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
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Clare Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a experienced integrative therapist treating trauma and overwhelm with EMDR and/or art psychotherapy. As human beings we naturally at times feel overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, sad, fearful and lost. Expert therapy within the safety of a trusting therapeutic relationship can be transformative. I am here to walk alongside you as we seek your way out of the discomfort you find yourself in, enabling you to live a full life in this present moment, free from the often unconscious experiences in your past which keep patterns stuck.
I am a experienced integrative therapist treating trauma and overwhelm with EMDR and/or art psychotherapy. As human beings we naturally at times feel overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, sad, fearful and lost. Expert therapy within the safety of a trusting therapeutic relationship can be transformative. I am here to walk alongside you as we seek your way out of the discomfort you find yourself in, enabling you to live a full life in this present moment, free from the often unconscious experiences in your past which keep patterns stuck.
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Photo of Marie Atwell, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Marie Atwell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
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Photo of Robyn Dale, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Robyn Dale
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
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Photo of Stephanie Boosey, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Stephanie Boosey
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
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Dr Marsha Taylor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR therapist and Consultant EMDR supervisor in training. I have over 20 years NHS experience of assessment and treatment of adult mental health conditions. I am now offering my extensive therapy skills as an independent practitioner. I offer science- based treatments that are uniquely tailored to the individual. My passion is addressing psychological issues rooted in trauma and/or exposure to adverse/stressful experiences at any stage in the life span. From early attachment wounds to more severe Complex PTSD presentations, PTSD & anxiety conditions.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR therapist and Consultant EMDR supervisor in training. I have over 20 years NHS experience of assessment and treatment of adult mental health conditions. I am now offering my extensive therapy skills as an independent practitioner. I offer science- based treatments that are uniquely tailored to the individual. My passion is addressing psychological issues rooted in trauma and/or exposure to adverse/stressful experiences at any stage in the life span. From early attachment wounds to more severe Complex PTSD presentations, PTSD & anxiety conditions.
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Photo of Maxine Spencer, Psychotherapist in TQ1, England
Maxine Spencer
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings and you want to work through these issues, let's see if I can help you. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you want to take it further, with regular sessions, I can offer in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings and you want to work through these issues, let's see if I can help you. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you want to take it further, with regular sessions, I can offer in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
01392 321118 View 01392 321118
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child psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
You might be concerned about your child for a number of reasons. The stress of life, Depression Anxiety Trauma or behavoural issues are all signs that something is needing attention. Parents need to understand their children and to respond in ways that might be more effective. Giving children space to express and communicate from their own perspective can also be of help. I have many years experience of working in the NHS in CAMHS and want to be able to reach those who are not offered a service or where the wait is very long.
You might be concerned about your child for a number of reasons. The stress of life, Depression Anxiety Trauma or behavoural issues are all signs that something is needing attention. Parents need to understand their children and to respond in ways that might be more effective. Giving children space to express and communicate from their own perspective can also be of help. I have many years experience of working in the NHS in CAMHS and want to be able to reach those who are not offered a service or where the wait is very long.
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Photo of Amanda Jane Quick, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Amanda Jane Quick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling depressed, confused, anxious, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling depressed, confused, anxious, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
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Photo of Claire Annette Williams, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Claire Annette Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced and registered MBACP counsellor, based in Exeter, working with adults, young people and children. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, and trauma. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore difficulties or problems from your past or present and look at how these maybe holding you back from living a more satisfying and fuller life. As a humanistic counsellor, I focus on building a respectful, caring and empathetic relationship with you and, through this, support you as you progress towards your goal.
I am an experienced and registered MBACP counsellor, based in Exeter, working with adults, young people and children. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, and trauma. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore difficulties or problems from your past or present and look at how these maybe holding you back from living a more satisfying and fuller life. As a humanistic counsellor, I focus on building a respectful, caring and empathetic relationship with you and, through this, support you as you progress towards your goal.
01392 537143 View 01392 537143
Photo of Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in TQ1, England
Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torquay TQ1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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This Is Me Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a passionate Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years clinical experience, dedicated to providing support for children, young people and adults with Autism. I provide a holistic solution, working with family members, professionals and schools as needed. I understand the importance of offering support in a timely manner, to address difficulties early on before they escalate. I know that there is a long wait for Autism assessments at present, and I don't believe that anyone should have to wait to access support in the meantime, which is why I can also work with individuals prior to diagnosis.
I am a passionate Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years clinical experience, dedicated to providing support for children, young people and adults with Autism. I provide a holistic solution, working with family members, professionals and schools as needed. I understand the importance of offering support in a timely manner, to address difficulties early on before they escalate. I know that there is a long wait for Autism assessments at present, and I don't believe that anyone should have to wait to access support in the meantime, which is why I can also work with individuals prior to diagnosis.
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Photo of Kim-Leng Hills, Counsellor in TQ1, England
Kim-Leng Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully insured and qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP, working with ages 13+ through to seniors, coming from different backgrounds and life experiences both face to face or online. Sessions are ran entirely at your individual pace and specific to your needs and ways of working. They are also open ended, meaning you are not bound to a set amount of sessions. I work with a whole multitude of areas, not just what is set out on this profile, and you’re always welcome to enquire if you are unsure.
I am a fully insured and qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP, working with ages 13+ through to seniors, coming from different backgrounds and life experiences both face to face or online. Sessions are ran entirely at your individual pace and specific to your needs and ways of working. They are also open ended, meaning you are not bound to a set amount of sessions. I work with a whole multitude of areas, not just what is set out on this profile, and you’re always welcome to enquire if you are unsure.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TQ1

40+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in TQ1 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
83% Depression
80% Bereavement
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% WPA
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in TQ1 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TQ1?

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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.