Counselling in TW1

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Christopher Zach
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
While there are many different approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, I work principally within the psychoanalytic tradition, a key part of which is to work in collaboration with clients to try to understand the unconscious origins of difficulties affecting our lives in the present. The aim is not to give advice, but to support people who have reached a point in their lives where they feel themselves to be facing difficult, sometimes confusing feelings and states of mind, to offer a reliable place to come and be listened to, without fear of being judged, criticised or told what to do.
While there are many different approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, I work principally within the psychoanalytic tradition, a key part of which is to work in collaboration with clients to try to understand the unconscious origins of difficulties affecting our lives in the present. The aim is not to give advice, but to support people who have reached a point in their lives where they feel themselves to be facing difficult, sometimes confusing feelings and states of mind, to offer a reliable place to come and be listened to, without fear of being judged, criticised or told what to do.
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Twickenham Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello there. When we meet, I'll be interested in listening to your story and more importantly what brings you to therapy. Perhaps you are looking for some sort of peace within yourself or with your situation. Maybe you don't feel right and haven't done for a while but don't feel able to change. Sometimes life can be difficult to cope with. Therapy gives you the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where you are at. It is a good way to check out how you really feel and the source of your discomfort. If you are looking for change then I will empathically support you through that process.
Hello there. When we meet, I'll be interested in listening to your story and more importantly what brings you to therapy. Perhaps you are looking for some sort of peace within yourself or with your situation. Maybe you don't feel right and haven't done for a while but don't feel able to change. Sometimes life can be difficult to cope with. Therapy gives you the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where you are at. It is a good way to check out how you really feel and the source of your discomfort. If you are looking for change then I will empathically support you through that process.
01748 902543 View 01748 902543
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Yohani de Silva
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth - a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek? I am here to help you to empower yourself, to make the right choices and decisions but ultimately you are in the driving seat to make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
Are you looking for therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth - a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek? I am here to help you to empower yourself, to make the right choices and decisions but ultimately you are in the driving seat to make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
020 3826 1812 View 020 3826 1812
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Lei Sorvisto
MSc
Verified Verified
In a world where cultural boundaries are increasingly fluid, but personal and professional challenges remain complex, finding a therapist who truly understands your unique context is crucial. If you're navigating the intricacies of expatriate life, feeling lost in uncharted territory, grappling with the pressures of a high-stress career, or seeking a deeper understanding of your multifaceted identity, I am here to guide you through your journey toward mental well-being.
In a world where cultural boundaries are increasingly fluid, but personal and professional challenges remain complex, finding a therapist who truly understands your unique context is crucial. If you're navigating the intricacies of expatriate life, feeling lost in uncharted territory, grappling with the pressures of a high-stress career, or seeking a deeper understanding of your multifaceted identity, I am here to guide you through your journey toward mental well-being.
020 3984 9060 View 020 3984 9060
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David O'Connor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. I offer to support clients with a range of issues including abuse, anger, anxiety & stress, addiction, depression, relationship, self-confidence and workplace issues. Clients I see come to counselling for many reasons, to give themselves the opportunity to explore, clarify, gain or increase awareness of difficulties or problems they are experiencing and, or how they may want to change unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours they are experiencing with a view to finding their new pathway to a more comfortable and satisfying way of being in the world.
Hello, I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. I offer to support clients with a range of issues including abuse, anger, anxiety & stress, addiction, depression, relationship, self-confidence and workplace issues. Clients I see come to counselling for many reasons, to give themselves the opportunity to explore, clarify, gain or increase awareness of difficulties or problems they are experiencing and, or how they may want to change unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours they are experiencing with a view to finding their new pathway to a more comfortable and satisfying way of being in the world.
020 7870 1608 View 020 7870 1608
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Leah Wallach
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
If you are feeling disconnected and undermined by anxiety or distress, you are wise to be considering therapy. There is solid evidence that psychological treatment can help people move on when their own efforts are not enough. Psychotherapy is confidential, safe, and caring. As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a shared way of thinking about their problems and how they can move forward. My practice is integrative, eclectic and client focused: no one therapy suits every person or every issue.
If you are feeling disconnected and undermined by anxiety or distress, you are wise to be considering therapy. There is solid evidence that psychological treatment can help people move on when their own efforts are not enough. Psychotherapy is confidential, safe, and caring. As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a shared way of thinking about their problems and how they can move forward. My practice is integrative, eclectic and client focused: no one therapy suits every person or every issue.
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Annabelle Hird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Having trained at London's Tavistock and Portman and qualified at The Gestalt Centre, I combine my work with Post Natal Depression Charity, Cocoon Family support, youth counselling charity, Off The Record, and my own private practice. I work with a broad client base presenting with varied issues ranging from feeling sad to generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder, relationship issues to seasonal affective disorder. I believe in the power of an empathetic, supportive therapeutic relationship.
Having trained at London's Tavistock and Portman and qualified at The Gestalt Centre, I combine my work with Post Natal Depression Charity, Cocoon Family support, youth counselling charity, Off The Record, and my own private practice. I work with a broad client base presenting with varied issues ranging from feeling sad to generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder, relationship issues to seasonal affective disorder. I believe in the power of an empathetic, supportive therapeutic relationship.
07480 487035 View 07480 487035
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Laura Wates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trying to make sense of things can feel hugely overwhelming. A feeling of knowing deep down, things need to be explored. I believe therapy should provide you with a supportive space to call your own. A space to feel comfortable enough to explore those inner most parts. To unpack, process and try things out. To reflect and reframe.
Trying to make sense of things can feel hugely overwhelming. A feeling of knowing deep down, things need to be explored. I believe therapy should provide you with a supportive space to call your own. A space to feel comfortable enough to explore those inner most parts. To unpack, process and try things out. To reflect and reframe.
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Audra Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
So often people suffer in silence instead of reaching out for support. Whether you are looking for a therapist for yourself or have concerns about your child, teenager or family member, I will provide an engaging and individual approach. I am an experienced artist and art psychotherapist with a private practice in my home in Richmond. You do not need to be an ‘artist’ or ‘good at art’ to benefit from making and engaging in art therapy. It is not about producing masterpieces (although you may surprise yourself). And although all materials are included and their use encouraged, art making during sessions is not a requirement.
So often people suffer in silence instead of reaching out for support. Whether you are looking for a therapist for yourself or have concerns about your child, teenager or family member, I will provide an engaging and individual approach. I am an experienced artist and art psychotherapist with a private practice in my home in Richmond. You do not need to be an ‘artist’ or ‘good at art’ to benefit from making and engaging in art therapy. It is not about producing masterpieces (although you may surprise yourself). And although all materials are included and their use encouraged, art making during sessions is not a requirement.
01748 902213 View 01748 902213
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David Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you have a clear idea of your goals or are currently grappling with uncertainty, Counselling can be instrumental in making sense of life's thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am flexible and adaptive, tailoring my approach to your pace and therapeutic aims. Whether short or long-term we will identify what best supports you as an individual. I am a fully qualified therapist, registered with the BACP and experienced in working with a wide range of issues. I work in-person in southwest and central London or on-line over Zoom/Teams or another suitable way.
Whether you have a clear idea of your goals or are currently grappling with uncertainty, Counselling can be instrumental in making sense of life's thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am flexible and adaptive, tailoring my approach to your pace and therapeutic aims. Whether short or long-term we will identify what best supports you as an individual. I am a fully qualified therapist, registered with the BACP and experienced in working with a wide range of issues. I work in-person in southwest and central London or on-line over Zoom/Teams or another suitable way.
020 4538 1841 View 020 4538 1841
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Ed Sammons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Currently I have availability for group, not for 1-2-1. Hi, my name’s Ed, I’m a Therapist working in Twickenham, West London, and online nationally. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties from many different backgrounds, everyone’s story and reason for coming to therapy are different but all are equal. I offer both long and short term individual therapy, generally the length of therapy is something that we would discuss in our first session. In the case of longer term therapy we would frequently review as the therapy progresses to consider what work remains and when might it be appropriate to conclude therapy.
Currently I have availability for group, not for 1-2-1. Hi, my name’s Ed, I’m a Therapist working in Twickenham, West London, and online nationally. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties from many different backgrounds, everyone’s story and reason for coming to therapy are different but all are equal. I offer both long and short term individual therapy, generally the length of therapy is something that we would discuss in our first session. In the case of longer term therapy we would frequently review as the therapy progresses to consider what work remains and when might it be appropriate to conclude therapy.
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Claire Louise Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that each person is wonderfully unique, and that belief shapes my approach to therapy. With a deep respect for your individuality, I provide a safe and confidential space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences, without any fear of judgment. Throughout my journey as a counsellor, I have had the privilege of working alongside a diverse range of clients. These experiences have been both unique and enriching, helping to shape my professional approach. I value the opportunity to listen to and understand your story, tailoring my support to meet your specific needs.
I believe that each person is wonderfully unique, and that belief shapes my approach to therapy. With a deep respect for your individuality, I provide a safe and confidential space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences, without any fear of judgment. Throughout my journey as a counsellor, I have had the privilege of working alongside a diverse range of clients. These experiences have been both unique and enriching, helping to shape my professional approach. I value the opportunity to listen to and understand your story, tailoring my support to meet your specific needs.
020 3879 4104 View 020 3879 4104
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Ken Crosland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. I'm a non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way you do. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, depression, panic disorder, family/relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and internet). I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes. I continue to work with clients online, but am also beginning to see clients face to face in my lovely rooms in Richmond (under Richmond Bridge) and Fitzrovia, W1.
Hello and welcome. I'm a non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way you do. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, depression, panic disorder, family/relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and internet). I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes. I continue to work with clients online, but am also beginning to see clients face to face in my lovely rooms in Richmond (under Richmond Bridge) and Fitzrovia, W1.
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Bhavna Jaiswal
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered Psychologist. I have over 10 years of counselling experience and have helped children, couples, young and elderly people. I have been privileged to have worked in research and practice with thousands of people of all ages from different cultural, religions and socio-economic backgrounds dealing with motivational, stress, and relationship issues. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs - no single approach suits all. I will explore all aspects of your being, to tailor a therapy that works best for you.
I am a Chartered Psychologist. I have over 10 years of counselling experience and have helped children, couples, young and elderly people. I have been privileged to have worked in research and practice with thousands of people of all ages from different cultural, religions and socio-economic backgrounds dealing with motivational, stress, and relationship issues. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs - no single approach suits all. I will explore all aspects of your being, to tailor a therapy that works best for you.
020 8106 5208 View 020 8106 5208
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Emily Scoffield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perhaps you’re feeling low, anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed. Maybe you're struggling within your close relationships - with your partner, children, family, friends, or at work. You may have suffered a loss, and your grief feels too difficult to bear. Sometimes, you might know that you don't feel right - maybe you feel that something is missing from your life - but you can't attribute your feelings to a cause; that's okay too - coming to therapy can help.
Perhaps you’re feeling low, anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed. Maybe you're struggling within your close relationships - with your partner, children, family, friends, or at work. You may have suffered a loss, and your grief feels too difficult to bear. Sometimes, you might know that you don't feel right - maybe you feel that something is missing from your life - but you can't attribute your feelings to a cause; that's okay too - coming to therapy can help.
020 3912 9642 View 020 3912 9642
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TeenMatters
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
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Jasveen Mhajan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you faced uncertainty and doubt, struggling with direction and feeling disconnected from your aspirations? Whether burdened by trauma, grief, confusion, or responsibility, I provide a safe, compassionate and approachable therapy environment, dedicated to fostering personal growth and healing. I use thoughtful questioning to address your deepest fears and concerns. Whilst I am multilingual in Hindi, Kiswahili and Punjabi, I offer therapy in English only. I welcome indivduals from all backgrounds.
Have you faced uncertainty and doubt, struggling with direction and feeling disconnected from your aspirations? Whether burdened by trauma, grief, confusion, or responsibility, I provide a safe, compassionate and approachable therapy environment, dedicated to fostering personal growth and healing. I use thoughtful questioning to address your deepest fears and concerns. Whilst I am multilingual in Hindi, Kiswahili and Punjabi, I offer therapy in English only. I welcome indivduals from all backgrounds.
01748 905140 View 01748 905140
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Susan Peacock
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals - and teams - to support them to step out of patterns that no longer serve them and others well. Given the realities of our current world - constant change, distraction, uncertainty and hybrid ways of working - anxiety levels are rising, people feel more isolated, often becoming more sedentary as well as less engaged with those around them, the space that I provide enables clients to find ways to manage these challenges more effectively, to build resilience and wellbeing, enabling them to step into a way of being that supports them to thrive.
I work with individuals - and teams - to support them to step out of patterns that no longer serve them and others well. Given the realities of our current world - constant change, distraction, uncertainty and hybrid ways of working - anxiety levels are rising, people feel more isolated, often becoming more sedentary as well as less engaged with those around them, the space that I provide enables clients to find ways to manage these challenges more effectively, to build resilience and wellbeing, enabling them to step into a way of being that supports them to thrive.
020 3974 1742 View 020 3974 1742
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Brigitte Herren
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
If and when you are looking for someone to help you talk through a difficult life situation, a tragic loss or a void in your life, it can be a daunting endeavour but it is also a brave step to tackling what may have plagued you for a long time. My experience is that therapy is an effective, insightful and compassionate place to support us on our quest to finding answers and healing. The support of a therapist can be invaluable to help us to come to a deeper understanding of ourselves, the challenges we face and to help us forge a new way forward.
If and when you are looking for someone to help you talk through a difficult life situation, a tragic loss or a void in your life, it can be a daunting endeavour but it is also a brave step to tackling what may have plagued you for a long time. My experience is that therapy is an effective, insightful and compassionate place to support us on our quest to finding answers and healing. The support of a therapist can be invaluable to help us to come to a deeper understanding of ourselves, the challenges we face and to help us forge a new way forward.
01748 902910 View 01748 902910
Photo of Pauline Orchard, Psychotherapist in TW1, England
Pauline Orchard
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dual-qualified Relationship Psychotherapist and Relational Executive Coach to couples, individuals, senior leaders and co-founders, whose closest personal or alternatively purely business relationship is in crisis or has reached a tipping point.  I work with an international client base who are managing the pressures of highly successful and demanding professional corporate or high level entrepreneurial careers with home, who want to understand and explore whether their relationship can meet their personal or professional needs again. I also support those who have decided to separate/exit and want to do this as well as possible.
Dual-qualified Relationship Psychotherapist and Relational Executive Coach to couples, individuals, senior leaders and co-founders, whose closest personal or alternatively purely business relationship is in crisis or has reached a tipping point.  I work with an international client base who are managing the pressures of highly successful and demanding professional corporate or high level entrepreneurial careers with home, who want to understand and explore whether their relationship can meet their personal or professional needs again. I also support those who have decided to separate/exit and want to do this as well as possible.
01748 900648 View 01748 900648

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TW1

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in TW1 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
75% Self Esteem
70% Bereavement
55% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Vitality
61% AXA PPP
57% Aviva

How Counsellors in TW1 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TW1?

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.