Counselling in YO1

Photo of Annabel Minors, Counsellor in YO1, England
Annabel Minors
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Dr Nicky Bould, Psychologist in YO1, England
Dr Nicky Bould
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
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Photo of Alex Hannay, Counsellor in YO1, England
Alex Hannay
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
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Photo of Magdalen Dalton, Counsellor in YO1, England
Magdalen Dalton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor offering counselling support within York city centre to young people (16+) and adults. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, anxious or confused by recent or past life events.  You may feel stuck; finding yourself making the same unhelpful life choices or struggle with relationships, repeating negative patterns.  You may need the space to find some self healing and acceptance.  It is not my place to tell you what you need to do, rather we will work together to help you find clarity, move forward and regain control. We may work short or long term.
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor offering counselling support within York city centre to young people (16+) and adults. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, anxious or confused by recent or past life events.  You may feel stuck; finding yourself making the same unhelpful life choices or struggle with relationships, repeating negative patterns.  You may need the space to find some self healing and acceptance.  It is not my place to tell you what you need to do, rather we will work together to help you find clarity, move forward and regain control. We may work short or long term.
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Photo of Dr Esmond Chow, Psychologist in YO1, England
Dr Esmond Chow
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
Have you noticed that certain patterns seem to repeat in your life? Perhaps in how you feel internally across different situations, or in your interactions with others, or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t quite know what’s going on, or how you might move forward? You may have thought to yourself “try harder”, or “others can do it, why can’t I?”, or even believe something is “wrong” with you that’s keeping you from the life you wish to live. Whilst these thoughts are shared by many, they aren’t entirely accurate, and therapy with me might help make sense of things, talk through your struggles, and find different ways to move forward.
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Photo of Rosy Taylor, Counsellor in YO1, England
Rosy Taylor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
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Photo of Laura Gomez Therapy, Counsellor in YO1, England
Laura Gomez Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that you are the expert of your own life. I work collaboratively with you to identify your goals, strengths, and areas for growth. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-exploration, empowering you to make positive changes and live a more fulfilling life.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that you are the expert of your own life. I work collaboratively with you to identify your goals, strengths, and areas for growth. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-exploration, empowering you to make positive changes and live a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Caroline Young, Psychotherapist in YO1, England
Caroline Young
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
I offer one-to-one therapy in York. I can help you explore the impact of difficult emotional experiences, whether past or present, and how to move forward. Are you struggling with relationships that you want to change, but don't know how? Never really felt listened to or felt truly accepted? Lost confidence in your own judgement? Is anxiety or fear threatening to hinder your potential? Are you struggling with change or loss? You don't need to face your painful feelings alone. I offer a safe, therapeutic relationship where we can process them together. I offer online or phone sessions when in person sessions are not possible.
I offer one-to-one therapy in York. I can help you explore the impact of difficult emotional experiences, whether past or present, and how to move forward. Are you struggling with relationships that you want to change, but don't know how? Never really felt listened to or felt truly accepted? Lost confidence in your own judgement? Is anxiety or fear threatening to hinder your potential? Are you struggling with change or loss? You don't need to face your painful feelings alone. I offer a safe, therapeutic relationship where we can process them together. I offer online or phone sessions when in person sessions are not possible.
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Photo of Emma Drake, Counsellor in YO1, England
Emma Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
01347 668139 View 01347 668139
Photo of Jenna Booth, Psychotherapist in YO1, England
Jenna Booth
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
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Photo of Hazel Williams, Counsellor in YO1, England
Hazel Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Working in York city centre, I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor offering support to adults with a wide range of issues. Perhaps anxiety and low self-esteem are impacting on daily life. Maybe you are struggling with changes that feel out of your control, or feelings of isolation. You may need space to heal after distressing life experiences. These are challenging times and issues that have felt manageable or in the past may have come to the surface. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space where we can work together to help you make sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
Working in York city centre, I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor offering support to adults with a wide range of issues. Perhaps anxiety and low self-esteem are impacting on daily life. Maybe you are struggling with changes that feel out of your control, or feelings of isolation. You may need space to heal after distressing life experiences. These are challenging times and issues that have felt manageable or in the past may have come to the surface. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space where we can work together to help you make sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
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Photo of Helen Fairburn (Wellness Therapy York), Counsellor in YO1, England
Helen Fairburn (Wellness Therapy York)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
Life can feel tough and challenging at times. This may be following a specific life event, a change of circumstance, or for reasons completely unexpected or unknown. When we are struggling with something difficult we can often feel unhappy, confused, anxious or overwhelmed, with a sense of feeling stuck and unsure of where to start or what to do. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, I believe that we all have the capacity for change and positive personal growth and that counselling can support you to bring about the change you want by helping you to find ways of placing yourself back in control.
Life can feel tough and challenging at times. This may be following a specific life event, a change of circumstance, or for reasons completely unexpected or unknown. When we are struggling with something difficult we can often feel unhappy, confused, anxious or overwhelmed, with a sense of feeling stuck and unsure of where to start or what to do. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, I believe that we all have the capacity for change and positive personal growth and that counselling can support you to bring about the change you want by helping you to find ways of placing yourself back in control.
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Photo of Kirsten Antoncich, Psychotherapist in YO1, England
Kirsten Antoncich
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I'm a registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and also offer support to families. I've worked in the field for 9 years and have worked with the NHS, for charities and also as Clinical Lead managing a service in the North East. My background is in Psychology. Whilst I am passionate about research in the field and best practice, I am also a warm, approachable practitioner who is able to put prospective clients at ease. I understand how daunting coming to see a Counsellor or therapist can be.
I'm a registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and also offer support to families. I've worked in the field for 9 years and have worked with the NHS, for charities and also as Clinical Lead managing a service in the North East. My background is in Psychology. Whilst I am passionate about research in the field and best practice, I am also a warm, approachable practitioner who is able to put prospective clients at ease. I understand how daunting coming to see a Counsellor or therapist can be.
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Photo of Helen Moss, Psychotherapist in YO1, England
Helen Moss
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Helen, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training. I offer a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space, where I can support you to more deeply understand the situations that have brought you to therapy. I am committed to trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, neurodivergent-aware and queer-affirmative practices.
I'm Helen, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training. I offer a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space, where I can support you to more deeply understand the situations that have brought you to therapy. I am committed to trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, neurodivergent-aware and queer-affirmative practices.
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Photo of Sue Morris, Counsellor in YO1, England
Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
01904 221277 View 01904 221277
Photo of Clare Forsyth, Counsellor in YO1, England
Clare Forsyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Not accepting new clients
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
01751 200351 View 01751 200351
Photo of Kathryn Etherington, Counsellor in YO1, England
Kathryn Etherington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
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Photo of Sylvie Laura Simonds, Psychotherapist in YO1, England
Sylvie Laura Simonds
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
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Photo of Sukie Dennis, Counsellor in YO1, England
Sukie Dennis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, relational challenges and self-esteem issues. Through collaborative therapeutic work, I aim to empower you to explore and reframe your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a non-judgmental, understanding and restorative way. Everyone has the capacity for self-awareness, growth and healing, and I strive to create an empowering therapeutic relationship in which you feel heard, understood and valued. Explore your concerns, gain insight into your experiences and develop more fulfilling ways of living.
I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, relational challenges and self-esteem issues. Through collaborative therapeutic work, I aim to empower you to explore and reframe your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a non-judgmental, understanding and restorative way. Everyone has the capacity for self-awareness, growth and healing, and I strive to create an empowering therapeutic relationship in which you feel heard, understood and valued. Explore your concerns, gain insight into your experiences and develop more fulfilling ways of living.
01904 935710 View 01904 935710
Photo of Dr Keith Abbott, Counsellor in YO1, England
Dr Keith Abbott
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in YO1

90+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in YO1 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
87% Depression
86% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
45% WPA

How Counsellors in YO1 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in YO1?

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.