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Edel Tryse
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
I'm Edel, a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and coach dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for individuals seeking support on their personal and emotional journeys. In my practice, I cultivate a calm and warm environment where clients can explore and harness their own strengths. Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a guiding hand to navigate its complexities. I believe that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience that can be tapped into for personal growth and healing.
I'm Edel, a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and coach dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for individuals seeking support on their personal and emotional journeys. In my practice, I cultivate a calm and warm environment where clients can explore and harness their own strengths. Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a guiding hand to navigate its complexities. I believe that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience that can be tapped into for personal growth and healing.
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Helen Griffin
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
I am a fully accredited Art Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, and ​I have also completed my clinical training as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist with the Tivoli Institute in Dublin. I work with adults, adolescents and children in individual sessions with an integrative and creative approach to therapy.​ I respond to each client’s individual needs and this may be through talk therapy or creative arts therapy approaches to promote healing, generate growth and insight to their situation, help develop their resources and strengths, and to resolve personal issues.
I am a fully accredited Art Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, and ​I have also completed my clinical training as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist with the Tivoli Institute in Dublin. I work with adults, adolescents and children in individual sessions with an integrative and creative approach to therapy.​ I respond to each client’s individual needs and this may be through talk therapy or creative arts therapy approaches to promote healing, generate growth and insight to their situation, help develop their resources and strengths, and to resolve personal issues.
(01) 267 6641 x57 View (01) 267 6641 x57
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Niamh O'Brien Bromley
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
I aim to provide you with a safe, welcoming space where you can ‘bring all of you’, where we can begin the process of exploring the reasons that bring you to therapy, in a compassionate space, that allows you to reflect and gain greater clarity. I firmly believe that the process of being heard and witnessed enables us to open to aspects of our ourselves and our lives that we are normally reluctant to acknowledge but are the foundations of change. I work from the belief that each person is unique, therefore the therapeutic process is unique to each person and will depend largely on your specific goals, desires and needs.
I aim to provide you with a safe, welcoming space where you can ‘bring all of you’, where we can begin the process of exploring the reasons that bring you to therapy, in a compassionate space, that allows you to reflect and gain greater clarity. I firmly believe that the process of being heard and witnessed enables us to open to aspects of our ourselves and our lives that we are normally reluctant to acknowledge but are the foundations of change. I work from the belief that each person is unique, therefore the therapeutic process is unique to each person and will depend largely on your specific goals, desires and needs.
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Mindful Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
Perhaps you’re considering therapy and have questions regarding the process or maybe you are searching for a psychotherapist for someone you care about. It may feel like a risk when you open yourself up to ask for help. I want to acknowledge and honour the moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is challenging and you don’t have to go through it alone.
Perhaps you’re considering therapy and have questions regarding the process or maybe you are searching for a psychotherapist for someone you care about. It may feel like a risk when you open yourself up to ask for help. I want to acknowledge and honour the moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is challenging and you don’t have to go through it alone.
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Cara Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
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Flourish Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gort, County Galway H91
I work with clients in an integrative, holistic way using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), polyvagal, person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches. I build the therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy and acceptance of each individual and their unique needs. I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, safe, and secure environment.
I work with clients in an integrative, holistic way using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), polyvagal, person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches. I build the therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy and acceptance of each individual and their unique needs. I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, safe, and secure environment.
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Dr Benita Battiss
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Ireland and offer the following services to Adults: ADHD Assessments; Autism Evaluations; Dyslexia Assessments; Cognitive and IQ assessments; Dementia screening; Personality Assessments. I also provide ADHD Coaching, Individual Counselling and Clinical Supervision. Most assessments and counselling services can be provided online. The assessments are conducted within a neurodiverse-affirmative approach.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Ireland and offer the following services to Adults: ADHD Assessments; Autism Evaluations; Dyslexia Assessments; Cognitive and IQ assessments; Dementia screening; Personality Assessments. I also provide ADHD Coaching, Individual Counselling and Clinical Supervision. Most assessments and counselling services can be provided online. The assessments are conducted within a neurodiverse-affirmative approach.
(01) 267 6634 x19 View (01) 267 6634 x19
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Spring Sanctuary Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gort, County Galway H91
Spring Sanctuary Counselling and Psychotherapy mission is to provide top quality Professional Counselling Services. I prioritise maintaining safety within the counselling relationship at all times, being respectful, accessible, affordable and flexible to your needs by providing a uniquely tailored approach for you. I combine energy healing and the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual body in my integrative psychotherapeutic approach. I offer face to face counselling or online counselling by phone or video call to assist you in gaining the support you need.
Spring Sanctuary Counselling and Psychotherapy mission is to provide top quality Professional Counselling Services. I prioritise maintaining safety within the counselling relationship at all times, being respectful, accessible, affordable and flexible to your needs by providing a uniquely tailored approach for you. I combine energy healing and the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual body in my integrative psychotherapeutic approach. I offer face to face counselling or online counselling by phone or video call to assist you in gaining the support you need.
(01) 267 6552 x71 View (01) 267 6552 x71
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Sean O Morain
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Gort, County Galway H91
I'm passionate about helping individuals on their journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. My role is to support you in understanding your experiences and emotions. I listen actively, offer empathy, and provide guidance as you navigate your unique path towards healing and self-acceptance. I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of concerns.
I'm passionate about helping individuals on their journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. My role is to support you in understanding your experiences and emotions. I listen actively, offer empathy, and provide guidance as you navigate your unique path towards healing and self-acceptance. I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of concerns.
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U do U Therapy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Paul O Beirne and my aim as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to enable adults, adolescents (16+) and those in intimate partner relationships to be curious, explore, and develop awareness that can lead to positive personal and relational growth. The purpose of therapy is to welcome in all experiences, feelings and aspects of you that may not have a voice in everyday life and journey compassionately with them together. You do you; because everyone else is taken.
My name is Paul O Beirne and my aim as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to enable adults, adolescents (16+) and those in intimate partner relationships to be curious, explore, and develop awareness that can lead to positive personal and relational growth. The purpose of therapy is to welcome in all experiences, feelings and aspects of you that may not have a voice in everyday life and journey compassionately with them together. You do you; because everyone else is taken.
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Dr. Emma Louise Hopkins
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
My aim in therapy is to connect with the person, allowing them to feel safe and heard, supporting them to make sense of their lives. I provide a calm and comfortable space for people to explore their difficulties, using evidence-based theory to structure and support their emerging story. This allows us to work together to gently and safely unravel tangled elements of the past, freeing the person to move forward into the future they see for themselves.
My aim in therapy is to connect with the person, allowing them to feel safe and heard, supporting them to make sense of their lives. I provide a calm and comfortable space for people to explore their difficulties, using evidence-based theory to structure and support their emerging story. This allows us to work together to gently and safely unravel tangled elements of the past, freeing the person to move forward into the future they see for themselves.
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Craughwell, County Galway H91
Psychotherapy facilitates people who wish to go on a self-exploratory journey to increase self-awareness. It also is a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process grief and loss, boost self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality/gender concerns and to safely heal from trauma. My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person with uniqueness and unconditional positive regard. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and my job is to act as the guide or a facilitator of this journey. To help the client find their real self and to empower individuals to be true to their unique authentic person they are.
Psychotherapy facilitates people who wish to go on a self-exploratory journey to increase self-awareness. It also is a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process grief and loss, boost self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality/gender concerns and to safely heal from trauma. My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person with uniqueness and unconditional positive regard. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and my job is to act as the guide or a facilitator of this journey. To help the client find their real self and to empower individuals to be true to their unique authentic person they are.
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Dr. Victoria Stakelum
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
I work with women that feel stuck, particularly in relationships or professional situations that have them feeling overwhelmed, overlooked, unappreciated or undervalued. I help them release any latent beliefs or stories that are holding them back and reconnect to their most powerful and successful selves with a renewed sense of identity, a vision for how they'd like their life to be and the ability to reach their potential to get there.
I work with women that feel stuck, particularly in relationships or professional situations that have them feeling overwhelmed, overlooked, unappreciated or undervalued. I help them release any latent beliefs or stories that are holding them back and reconnect to their most powerful and successful selves with a renewed sense of identity, a vision for how they'd like their life to be and the ability to reach their potential to get there.
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Laura McDonald
Not Verified Not Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Laura is a women's wellness practitioner using BWRT and Hypnotherapy for confidence, emotional clearing, fears, phobias, smoking cessation, and more. Laura has been in practice for over 17 years, having started out in London, UK, now in County Mayo, Ireland. Laura runs training courses in the Hypnotherapy Profession. www.edenwellness.ie www.bwrtireland.ie www.eichireland.ie Please email to get in touch, or fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/203211825109041 It may be necessary to get a referral from your GP before having BWRT or Hypnotherapy.
Laura is a women's wellness practitioner using BWRT and Hypnotherapy for confidence, emotional clearing, fears, phobias, smoking cessation, and more. Laura has been in practice for over 17 years, having started out in London, UK, now in County Mayo, Ireland. Laura runs training courses in the Hypnotherapy Profession. www.edenwellness.ie www.bwrtireland.ie www.eichireland.ie Please email to get in touch, or fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/203211825109041 It may be necessary to get a referral from your GP before having BWRT or Hypnotherapy.
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Seamus Power
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I promote improved awareness of benefits of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mental fitness and connection to self. BEING as connected and as aligned with our own true essence is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being HUMAN. For most of my life, I allowed my self-care and attention to be shifted and conditioned to serve others over my own core and essential needs. I now help you, through my experience and through the tools and techniques I have developed, to (re)discover, better appreciate and nurture unconditional self-love and care for the beautiful person you are (at your core).
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Theresa Merrigan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy & EMDR - People from all walks of life seek therapy for different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or feeling you are not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
Psychotherapy & EMDR - People from all walks of life seek therapy for different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or feeling you are not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
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Anne Morgan
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
My practice is tailored to mothers navigating the transformative journey of parenthood. They come seeking balance amidst the whirlwind of raising children, maintaining careers, and rediscovering their personal identities. These women strive to be fully present for their families, yet often find themselves overwhelmed, battling stress, and feeling disconnected from their own needs. Their goal is not just to cope, but to thrive, embracing motherhood while retaining a sense of self and achieving emotional well-being.
My practice is tailored to mothers navigating the transformative journey of parenthood. They come seeking balance amidst the whirlwind of raising children, maintaining careers, and rediscovering their personal identities. These women strive to be fully present for their families, yet often find themselves overwhelmed, battling stress, and feeling disconnected from their own needs. Their goal is not just to cope, but to thrive, embracing motherhood while retaining a sense of self and achieving emotional well-being.
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Eileen Mac Donnell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
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Orla Hanley Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a accredited member of IACP. Which means I follow their code of ethics and standards of working. I achieved a BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapist in 2017. I provide hourly sessions and I work with adults face to face or online. I also work with couples and adolescents face-to-face. For online work I use WhatsApp video call or telephone to offer you support from the safety and privacy of your own home. A lot of individuals are feeling very isolated and anxious at present an you can still access Counselling.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a accredited member of IACP. Which means I follow their code of ethics and standards of working. I achieved a BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapist in 2017. I provide hourly sessions and I work with adults face to face or online. I also work with couples and adolescents face-to-face. For online work I use WhatsApp video call or telephone to offer you support from the safety and privacy of your own home. A lot of individuals are feeling very isolated and anxious at present an you can still access Counselling.
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Ann Bracken Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
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Number of Counsellors in Gort

< 10

Counsellors in Gort who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
78% Coping Skills
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Gort see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gort?

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

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Most Psychologists are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

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 in Ireland, 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 supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Ireland. Psychologists have earned a doctoral degree in psychology and many are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a doctoral degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the IACP or ICP, they must complete a minimum of an NFQ Level 7 programme with 100 hours of clinical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of post-training clinical experience under clinical supervision.

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 Ireland could cost between €50 – €90 when seeing a counsellor and €75 - €120 or more 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 National Counselling Service (NCS) is a government-funded service that provides short to medium term counselling and psychotherapy for free to individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. The service can be accessed by GP referral or self-referral.

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 eircode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the IACP, the ICP, or PSI 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 is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a child is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.