Counselling in Pontypridd

Photo of Marion Moody, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Marion Moody
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Waitlist for new clients
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
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Dr Sian Hughes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Pontypridd CF38
Hi, I'm Sian and I am based near Cardiff. I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I also support people with issues around attachment and past trauma. I am trained in a range of psychological models so we can work together to best understand what you have been experiencing and decide what therapy would be most useful for your particular needs. Choosing the right therapist is important, and therefore I am happy to chat to discuss in more detail what you are looking to gain from therapy and what I might be able to provide to help you achieve your goals.
Hi, I'm Sian and I am based near Cardiff. I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I also support people with issues around attachment and past trauma. I am trained in a range of psychological models so we can work together to best understand what you have been experiencing and decide what therapy would be most useful for your particular needs. Choosing the right therapist is important, and therefore I am happy to chat to discuss in more detail what you are looking to gain from therapy and what I might be able to provide to help you achieve your goals.
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Photo of Emma Clare Foley, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Emma Clare Foley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF38
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
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Photo of C.H.R Counselling Service, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
C.H.R Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF38
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
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Hayley Lorraine Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
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Greg Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
We are working with children, young people & adults individually, as couples or families. Our objective is to help everyone we work with to understand why and to decide and agree the best way to make changes to produce a different outcome. An outcome that makes them happy and more fulfilled. An outcome that ensure that their efforts contribute to the life they want and can accept.
We are working with children, young people & adults individually, as couples or families. Our objective is to help everyone we work with to understand why and to decide and agree the best way to make changes to produce a different outcome. An outcome that makes them happy and more fulfilled. An outcome that ensure that their efforts contribute to the life they want and can accept.
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Photo of Rhiannon Gray, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
Rhiannon Gray
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
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Photo of Aminah Teague, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Aminah Teague
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37
Hi, I’m Aminah Teague. I'm a counsellor that helps anxious people understand and work with themselves. Perhaps you’ve felt anxious all your life and have realized this doesn’t have to be your normal. Maybe this is new for you…it’s come out of nowhere or crept up after something’s happened. You don’t have to avoid it anymore.
Hi, I’m Aminah Teague. I'm a counsellor that helps anxious people understand and work with themselves. Perhaps you’ve felt anxious all your life and have realized this doesn’t have to be your normal. Maybe this is new for you…it’s come out of nowhere or crept up after something’s happened. You don’t have to avoid it anymore.
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Photo of Jen Southon, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
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Photo of Dr Charlie Cowtan, Psychologist in Pontypridd, Wales
Dr Charlie Cowtan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
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Photo of Leanne Horsnell, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Leanne Horsnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
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Photo of Lucy Smith, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37  (Online Only)
I provide professional, caring and confidential counselling for individuals and Couples. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you, I work with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I am committed to the service I provide and work by exploring your world alongside you at your pace. First introductory call free: Tell 07985650159. Please follow up with a text message so I can get back to you at the earliest convenience.
I provide professional, caring and confidential counselling for individuals and Couples. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you, I work with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I am committed to the service I provide and work by exploring your world alongside you at your pace. First introductory call free: Tell 07985650159. Please follow up with a text message so I can get back to you at the earliest convenience.
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Photo of El Davis, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Photo of Healthy Thinking CBT, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
Healthy Thinking CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
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Photo of The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF38
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Photo of Cymoedd Counselling, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Cymoedd Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pontypridd CF37
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Rhys Lewis in Pontypridd, Wales
Rhys Lewis
MSc
Caerphilly CF83
Hi I'm Rhys Lewis, founder of The Relationship Clinic Wales and author of the book 300 Ways To Improve Your Relationship. I'm a professionally qualified counsellor based in Blackwood, South Wales, UK. I specialise in relationship counselling. I offer an affordable 25 minute initial consultation which can be paid for and booked online via my website. If you're busy working in the day I offer evening and weekend appointments. If you're struggling in your relationship you should consider getting some help. Relationship counselling will help you to talk through your issues and will allow you to be heard by your partner.
Hi I'm Rhys Lewis, founder of The Relationship Clinic Wales and author of the book 300 Ways To Improve Your Relationship. I'm a professionally qualified counsellor based in Blackwood, South Wales, UK. I specialise in relationship counselling. I offer an affordable 25 minute initial consultation which can be paid for and booked online via my website. If you're busy working in the day I offer evening and weekend appointments. If you're struggling in your relationship you should consider getting some help. Relationship counselling will help you to talk through your issues and will allow you to be heard by your partner.
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Photo of Azemina Dani, Psychotherapist in Pontypridd, Wales
Azemina Dani
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF11  (Online Only)
Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to share thoughts, emotions and life experiences. I aim to always create a warm and collaborative environment going at your pace in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement. I have a gentle yet sincere approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you to achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.
Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to share thoughts, emotions and life experiences. I aim to always create a warm and collaborative environment going at your pace in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement. I have a gentle yet sincere approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you to achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.
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Photo of Ciro Ivan Marcello De Pau, Counsellor in Pontypridd, Wales
Ciro Ivan Marcello De Pau
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF23
Hi there. If you stopped here, that means that probably you are looking for some assistance, so I hope you will find this information useful when choosing the right support for your needs. Let me start asking you a question: What steps are you taking to ensure your emotional and psychological needs are satisfied? If you are struggling with saying no and ending up pleasing everybody but yourself, feel trapped and incapable to get rid of worries and anxiety or just overwhelmed with your current life situation then perhaps you are not meeting some of your needs. I can help you with that.
Hi there. If you stopped here, that means that probably you are looking for some assistance, so I hope you will find this information useful when choosing the right support for your needs. Let me start asking you a question: What steps are you taking to ensure your emotional and psychological needs are satisfied? If you are struggling with saying no and ending up pleasing everybody but yourself, feel trapped and incapable to get rid of worries and anxiety or just overwhelmed with your current life situation then perhaps you are not meeting some of your needs. I can help you with that.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pontypridd

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Pontypridd who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Pontypridd see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
24% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pontypridd?

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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.