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Jacky Gerald
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
OVERVIEW Integrative psychotherapist and supervisor Experienced Workplace Counsellor Available for short term focussed counselling and longer term psychotherapy in Soho Square or Primrose Hill. EAP counselling and On site Critical Incident work at short notice. Supervision of front line Counsellors and case workers offering vicarious trauma package of support including EAP. Ongoing industrial research with Sydney University into increasing the uptake of psychological services by men in the workplace.
OVERVIEW Integrative psychotherapist and supervisor Experienced Workplace Counsellor Available for short term focussed counselling and longer term psychotherapy in Soho Square or Primrose Hill. EAP counselling and On site Critical Incident work at short notice. Supervision of front line Counsellors and case workers offering vicarious trauma package of support including EAP. Ongoing industrial research with Sydney University into increasing the uptake of psychological services by men in the workplace.
020 3962 0986 View 020 3962 0986
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Zoe Aston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Zoë specialises in working with addiction, eating disorders and trauma and has extensive experience of helping people through difficult life transitions. Zoë’s personal experience of healing, along side her professional experience, enables a warm and compassionate approach to helping you live a happier, healthier life. She has a particular interest in self defeating thoughts and shame based beliefs get in the way of you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential.
Zoë specialises in working with addiction, eating disorders and trauma and has extensive experience of helping people through difficult life transitions. Zoë’s personal experience of healing, along side her professional experience, enables a warm and compassionate approach to helping you live a happier, healthier life. She has a particular interest in self defeating thoughts and shame based beliefs get in the way of you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential.
020 4538 4124 View 020 4538 4124
Photo of Peter Donnelly, Counsellor in W1D, England
Peter Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Feeling confused? Out of place? Not good enough? Therapy can offer you a space to explore these parts and connect more with your true self. I am an LGBT counsellor with experience in supporting people going through a range of confusion and distress including: anxiety and stress, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality and gender identity, low mood, loss, feeling stuck, and self esteem.
Feeling confused? Out of place? Not good enough? Therapy can offer you a space to explore these parts and connect more with your true self. I am an LGBT counsellor with experience in supporting people going through a range of confusion and distress including: anxiety and stress, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality and gender identity, low mood, loss, feeling stuck, and self esteem.
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Somatic Psychotherapy
PhD
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Have overwhelming events of the past marked your relationships with yourself and the world? Does your present life context trigger difficult emotional reactions, interpersonal or professional challenges? Do you suffer from lingering mental health issues and want to improve your wellbeing? Therapy can provide a safe trasformational opportunity to explore and heal what is difficult in your life. My role is to offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space for understanding, processing and learning how to manage unresolved, often conflicting feelings, thoughts and actions which impact quality of your life and relationships.
Have overwhelming events of the past marked your relationships with yourself and the world? Does your present life context trigger difficult emotional reactions, interpersonal or professional challenges? Do you suffer from lingering mental health issues and want to improve your wellbeing? Therapy can provide a safe trasformational opportunity to explore and heal what is difficult in your life. My role is to offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space for understanding, processing and learning how to manage unresolved, often conflicting feelings, thoughts and actions which impact quality of your life and relationships.
020 8103 0356 View 020 8103 0356
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Wenna Chen Registered Mbacp (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
When it comes to relationships, do you • Find it hard to say no to people? • Find yourself doing all the heavy lifting, but feel people often take you for granted? • Feel left out, lonely and resentful? NOW IMAGE YOURSELF • Saying no to people without feeling guilty • Genuinely looking forward to spending quality time with others • Being clear and firm with other people about how you feel • Being open and honest about how you feel, without worrying about the other person’s response.
When it comes to relationships, do you • Find it hard to say no to people? • Find yourself doing all the heavy lifting, but feel people often take you for granted? • Feel left out, lonely and resentful? NOW IMAGE YOURSELF • Saying no to people without feeling guilty • Genuinely looking forward to spending quality time with others • Being clear and firm with other people about how you feel • Being open and honest about how you feel, without worrying about the other person’s response.
020 4538 7201 View 020 4538 7201
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Anna Christina Jackson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Anna, a licensed and insured BACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist based in London. My specialization lies in supporting individuals dealing with difficult to solve mental health issues. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on for a while but just can’t seem to over come. This could be deep rooted anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, feelings of low self esteem or self work or anything else.
Hello, I'm Anna, a licensed and insured BACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist based in London. My specialization lies in supporting individuals dealing with difficult to solve mental health issues. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on for a while but just can’t seem to over come. This could be deep rooted anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, feelings of low self esteem or self work or anything else.
01491 529979 View 01491 529979
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Megan Bowes
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1D  (Online Only)
I am a Senior Health Psychologist specialising in Trauma, phobias and Chronic conditions. Together, we can work through any difficulties holding you back from living the life you'd like to lead. If you are struggling, either mentally or physically, please get in touch for a free consultation.
I am a Senior Health Psychologist specialising in Trauma, phobias and Chronic conditions. Together, we can work through any difficulties holding you back from living the life you'd like to lead. If you are struggling, either mentally or physically, please get in touch for a free consultation.
01253 835573 View 01253 835573
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Lulu Sunnucks
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Transactional Analysis, CBT & Psychodynamic theory.
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Transactional Analysis, CBT & Psychodynamic theory.
01691 887946 View 01691 887946
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Colin Winter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
Warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, scientific rigour and humour are at the heart of my approach to therapy. I follow core CBT traditions which put the client and therapist on an equal footing in a collaborative partnership, with the client as the authoritative expert in themselves. I aim to debunk and demystify, strip out jargon, and explain transparently how I work. CBT aims to give clients a therapeutic fishing rod, not just a fish, so that clients are helped to become CBT experts, their own therapists for the future. Therapy can be challenging, but more often it should be healing, uplifting, enriching and fun.
01442 506778 View 01442 506778
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Marek Sarnecki
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Marek and I am a Psychotherapist and a Sex and Relationship Therapist who works in a private practice and in a higher education institution in London. I believe therapy helps people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to become free of old patterns, or simply find ways to process pain or memories that have kept them feeling stuck. I strongly believe that we simply repeat what we don't repair. I have a heart and a passion for the work I do in creating effective change. My clinical experience includes working for: NHS, a community counselling services, and a suicidal respite centre.
My name is Marek and I am a Psychotherapist and a Sex and Relationship Therapist who works in a private practice and in a higher education institution in London. I believe therapy helps people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to become free of old patterns, or simply find ways to process pain or memories that have kept them feeling stuck. I strongly believe that we simply repeat what we don't repair. I have a heart and a passion for the work I do in creating effective change. My clinical experience includes working for: NHS, a community counselling services, and a suicidal respite centre.
020 3962 2243 View 020 3962 2243
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Matt Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
01536 907137 View 01536 907137
Photo of Dr Joshua Comyn, Psychotherapist in W1D, England
Dr Joshua Comyn
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
020 3841 7314 View 020 3841 7314
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Paolo Assandri
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
020 8103 0641 View 020 8103 0641
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Daniel Goldie
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
020 3958 4013 View 020 3958 4013
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Kay Rhodes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
020 3835 2428 View 020 3835 2428
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Catherine Bryan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1D  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and therefore I aim to work collaboratively with my clients and will adapt my approach to best suit to their needs. I offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work towards the meaningful changes you desire. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, compassion focused therapy, ACT & EMDR ) supporting adults of all ages. I have experience supporting individuals with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, stress, shame as well as relationship and sexual difficulties.
I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and therefore I aim to work collaboratively with my clients and will adapt my approach to best suit to their needs. I offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work towards the meaningful changes you desire. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, compassion focused therapy, ACT & EMDR ) supporting adults of all ages. I have experience supporting individuals with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, stress, shame as well as relationship and sexual difficulties.
020 3835 2642 View 020 3835 2642
Photo of David Weale, Psychotherapist in W1D, England
David Weale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
020 3917 4167 View 020 3917 4167
Photo of Arnaud Alain, Counsellor in W1D, England
Arnaud Alain
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1D  (Online Only)
I offer online and face to face one-to-one 50 minutes counselling and therapy sessions for adults in English, French and German. Please get in touch for a complimentary trial session.
I offer online and face to face one-to-one 50 minutes counselling and therapy sessions for adults in English, French and German. Please get in touch for a complimentary trial session.
020 3870 2992 View 020 3870 2992
Photo of Helen Mayor Therapy, Psychotherapist in W1D, England
Helen Mayor Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 space (Feb 24 coming free): I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with couples and individuals. I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to choose a therapist. I find a chat on the telephone is often a good place to begin. My website should offer a sense of who I am and how I work helping people feel a bit more comfortable about the process. A really positive therapeutic relationship can be transformative, it is a relationship and I really care about my clients and their outcomes. Your goals, and way of being will shape the way we work together.
1 space (Feb 24 coming free): I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with couples and individuals. I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to choose a therapist. I find a chat on the telephone is often a good place to begin. My website should offer a sense of who I am and how I work helping people feel a bit more comfortable about the process. A really positive therapeutic relationship can be transformative, it is a relationship and I really care about my clients and their outcomes. Your goals, and way of being will shape the way we work together.
020 3962 1590 View 020 3962 1590
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Tanya Levene
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
01273 092931 View 01273 092931

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W1D

50+

Average cost per session

£90

Counsellors in W1D who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
74% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
70% Vitality
55% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in W1D see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W1D?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.