Counselling in County Wicklow

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Photo of Yolanda Kennedy Gavin, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Yolanda Kennedy Gavin
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
It can feel a bit daunting or even scary starting or resuming therapy and that's why I focus on creating a space that is warm and safe, to help you feel more comfortable figuring out what's troubling you and unpacking your feelings, thoughts and experiences. I love supporting people on their journey to better understand themselves and the root of their present difficulties, and helping them discover who they are beyond who they have learned to be through their life experiences and environment.
It can feel a bit daunting or even scary starting or resuming therapy and that's why I focus on creating a space that is warm and safe, to help you feel more comfortable figuring out what's troubling you and unpacking your feelings, thoughts and experiences. I love supporting people on their journey to better understand themselves and the root of their present difficulties, and helping them discover who they are beyond who they have learned to be through their life experiences and environment.
(01) 267 6603 x27 View (01) 267 6603 x27
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Petra Eaglesfield Counselling
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98  (Online Only)
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are “- Carl Jung You are the expert in your own life and therefore hold all the answers. My role as a therapist is to kindly hold pace for you to find those answers. I am a fully qualified therapist with several years' experience working with both adults and adolescents. I use a solution focused and integrated approach to support a person's mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. I would describe myself as genuine, warm, empathetic and approachable.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are “- Carl Jung You are the expert in your own life and therefore hold all the answers. My role as a therapist is to kindly hold pace for you to find those answers. I am a fully qualified therapist with several years' experience working with both adults and adolescents. I use a solution focused and integrated approach to support a person's mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. I would describe myself as genuine, warm, empathetic and approachable.
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Alan McInerney
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Making the decision to come to therapy can be a difficult one. We often have lots of questions about what to expect, what it might be like and whether or not we need it. I understand this experience as I have been there myself, so I aim to provide a warm, welcoming and understanding environment to make this process as manageable as possible for you. The focus of my practice is in providing a safe, understanding and unconditional space for us to explore the current difficulties that you may be experiencing. I work relationally with my clients.
Making the decision to come to therapy can be a difficult one. We often have lots of questions about what to expect, what it might be like and whether or not we need it. I understand this experience as I have been there myself, so I aim to provide a warm, welcoming and understanding environment to make this process as manageable as possible for you. The focus of my practice is in providing a safe, understanding and unconditional space for us to explore the current difficulties that you may be experiencing. I work relationally with my clients.
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Photo of Conor O’Leary, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Conor O’Leary
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle, County Wicklow A63
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I believe in creating a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental relationship as the key to helping my clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. By working together, you can gain insights into your emotions, behaviors, and patterns of thinking. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you develop coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. It can also assist you in improving your communication skills, enhancing your self-esteem, and fostering healthier relationships.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I believe in creating a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental relationship as the key to helping my clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. By working together, you can gain insights into your emotions, behaviors, and patterns of thinking. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you develop coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. It can also assist you in improving your communication skills, enhancing your self-esteem, and fostering healthier relationships.
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Photo of Edel Mulligan - Edel Mulligan Therapy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Edel Mulligan Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Wicklow, County Wicklow A67
I am a person centered therapist which means that I tailor my approach to suit your needs specifically. Every one needs something different and determining what this is something that I do together with all of my clients. I have quite a lot of experience working with anxiety; addiction; low self esteem and use elements of CBT in my practice.
I am a person centered therapist which means that I tailor my approach to suit your needs specifically. Every one needs something different and determining what this is something that I do together with all of my clients. I have quite a lot of experience working with anxiety; addiction; low self esteem and use elements of CBT in my practice.
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Martin Dunlea
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
(01) 267 6622 x18 View (01) 267 6622 x18
Photo of Pat Timlin, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Pat Timlin
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Hollywood, County Wicklow W91
Life can feel like a rollercoaster at times. Talking to someone can help you make sense of what is going on for you. Slowly you can start to put these negative thoughts and feelings into perspective. We will explore these thoughts and feelings. This allows you to understand why you feel the way you do and it begins the process of change. I support people through a wide range of issues including: stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, loss, bereavement, sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQI, alcohol and substance abuse, compulsive behaviours, motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Life can feel like a rollercoaster at times. Talking to someone can help you make sense of what is going on for you. Slowly you can start to put these negative thoughts and feelings into perspective. We will explore these thoughts and feelings. This allows you to understand why you feel the way you do and it begins the process of change. I support people through a wide range of issues including: stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, loss, bereavement, sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQI, alcohol and substance abuse, compulsive behaviours, motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.
(01) 568 2872 x67 View (01) 568 2872 x67
Photo of Kristin Rogers, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Counsellor
Kristin Rogers
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
People are all just trying their best, but it is very normal to struggle with life at times. I like helping people who are feeling stuck get unstuck. I like helping people see that they have the power to make something better from their life. I used to be a homebirth midwife, and I find myself drawn to people who are in big life transitions. Or knowing that there is a change needed that maybe is not yet clear. But much happiness comes from learning to truly appreciate what is real in your life today.
People are all just trying their best, but it is very normal to struggle with life at times. I like helping people who are feeling stuck get unstuck. I like helping people see that they have the power to make something better from their life. I used to be a homebirth midwife, and I find myself drawn to people who are in big life transitions. Or knowing that there is a change needed that maybe is not yet clear. But much happiness comes from learning to truly appreciate what is real in your life today.
(01) 267 6517 x48 View (01) 267 6517 x48
Photo of Madeleine Grant, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Madeleine Grant
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Rathdrum, County Wicklow A67
I am an Accredited Play/Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, & Environmental Art Therapist with additional Sand, Art and Bereavement training. I work with both adults and children on a one-to-one basis. I work therapeutically from a Rogerian, Jungian and Existential perspective. I believe that each person has the tools within themselves to heal. I incorporate a wide range of Creative Arts, body focused therapy and Nature in my work with clients.
I am an Accredited Play/Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, & Environmental Art Therapist with additional Sand, Art and Bereavement training. I work with both adults and children on a one-to-one basis. I work therapeutically from a Rogerian, Jungian and Existential perspective. I believe that each person has the tools within themselves to heal. I incorporate a wide range of Creative Arts, body focused therapy and Nature in my work with clients.
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Photo of Aisling Reid, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Counsellor
Aisling Reid
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I am passionate about therapy and believe in the value of holding a safe non-judgmental space where clients can work through their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions. I have experience working in areas including (but not limited to) grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and co-dependency.
I am passionate about therapy and believe in the value of holding a safe non-judgmental space where clients can work through their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions. I have experience working in areas including (but not limited to) grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and co-dependency.
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Photo of Kathy McHugh, IAHIP Assoc, Psychotherapist
Kathy McHugh
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I believe the work of psychotherapy is to discover what needs healing from our past, by noticing how it is showing up in our present. I am deeply interested in exploring the way our life experiences not only shape how we relate to ourselves and others, but also impact the choices we make.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I believe the work of psychotherapy is to discover what needs healing from our past, by noticing how it is showing up in our present. I am deeply interested in exploring the way our life experiences not only shape how we relate to ourselves and others, but also impact the choices we make.
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Photo of Lisa O' Sullivan, APCP, Counsellor
Lisa O' Sullivan
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Wicklow, County Wicklow A67
I am a qualified and accredited therapist working from a Humanistic and integrative perspective. Central to my practice is the value and significance of the therapeutic relationship and I aim to provide a warm safe space where we can explore any challenges or changes you would like support with.
I am a qualified and accredited therapist working from a Humanistic and integrative perspective. Central to my practice is the value and significance of the therapeutic relationship and I aim to provide a warm safe space where we can explore any challenges or changes you would like support with.
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Photo of Zoe Elizabeth Dixon, DCounsPsych, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Zoe Elizabeth Dixon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcoole, County Wicklow A63
I have worked in the area of Counselling Psychotherapy for the past 10 years. In my private practice, I work with Adolescents ( 12years +), their Parents/ Guardians , Adults and people with disabilities. I have an integrative humanistic approach to therapy, whereby the client leads the way on their own healing journey and I walk along side them through that journey. The main areas that I work with are; Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Sexuality, IVF, PND, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Parental Separation, School Refusal, Bullying, Poor Mental Health, OCD, Difficult Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, ADHD and ASD.
I have worked in the area of Counselling Psychotherapy for the past 10 years. In my private practice, I work with Adolescents ( 12years +), their Parents/ Guardians , Adults and people with disabilities. I have an integrative humanistic approach to therapy, whereby the client leads the way on their own healing journey and I walk along side them through that journey. The main areas that I work with are; Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Sexuality, IVF, PND, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Parental Separation, School Refusal, Bullying, Poor Mental Health, OCD, Difficult Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, ADHD and ASD.
(01) 267 6527 x16 View (01) 267 6527 x16
Photo of Suzanne Culley - Embodied Mind Psychotherapy & Counselling , Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Embodied Mind Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
As a trauma-informed integrative humanistic psychotherapist & counsellor my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. I understand that trauma can profoundly impact your life, affecting not only your mental health but also your sense of self and relationships with others. My approach combines evidence-based practices such as CFT blended with psychodynamic, person centred and somatic psychotherapy with a deep respect for your individuality, helping you to heal and find balance in your individual story.
As a trauma-informed integrative humanistic psychotherapist & counsellor my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. I understand that trauma can profoundly impact your life, affecting not only your mental health but also your sense of self and relationships with others. My approach combines evidence-based practices such as CFT blended with psychodynamic, person centred and somatic psychotherapy with a deep respect for your individuality, helping you to heal and find balance in your individual story.
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Michelle Brien
Verified Verified
Rathnew, County Wicklow A67
My name is Michelle, I have an MA in Child, Family and Community Studies, and am an accredited Play Therapist. I work holistically with children who experience emotional and / or behavioural problems. Play therapy offers an opportunity to allow a child to play out their feelings. Children are much more comfortable playing out a problem rather than talking about it, Play is the most natural form of communication for a child, therefore is often used in place of talking therapy for children.
My name is Michelle, I have an MA in Child, Family and Community Studies, and am an accredited Play Therapist. I work holistically with children who experience emotional and / or behavioural problems. Play therapy offers an opportunity to allow a child to play out their feelings. Children are much more comfortable playing out a problem rather than talking about it, Play is the most natural form of communication for a child, therefore is often used in place of talking therapy for children.
(01) 568 2872 x51 View (01) 568 2872 x51
Photo of Rachel Rigley Bsc (Hons), Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Rachel Rigley Bsc (Hons)
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing to come to therapy may seem daunting, and yet if you have come this far you have already made the first step. Simply put, life can become difficult for us sometimes and we may need more support than our friends and family can offer. If you are experiencing psychological distress or feelings of overwhelm, sadness, anxiety or that you are struggling in your day to day, then therapy can help.
Choosing to come to therapy may seem daunting, and yet if you have come this far you have already made the first step. Simply put, life can become difficult for us sometimes and we may need more support than our friends and family can offer. If you are experiencing psychological distress or feelings of overwhelm, sadness, anxiety or that you are struggling in your day to day, then therapy can help.
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Photo of Carmel Vickers, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Carmel Vickers
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Enniskerry, County Wicklow A98
Offering Face to Face and Online therapy. One can present with an issue affecting their contentment in life, but what’s causing it? My approach is a Psychodynamic and Integrative one. Anxiety for example, may be a presenting issue, but what’s causing it? Depression is debilitating, but what’s being depressed? Trauma and coping mechanisms go hand in hand and are as individual as each and every one of us. An issue can be a symptom of something else, or a coping mechanism we have had for years. Through your own process, you will arrive at the root cause creating permanent change and be set free to more contentment.
Offering Face to Face and Online therapy. One can present with an issue affecting their contentment in life, but what’s causing it? My approach is a Psychodynamic and Integrative one. Anxiety for example, may be a presenting issue, but what’s causing it? Depression is debilitating, but what’s being depressed? Trauma and coping mechanisms go hand in hand and are as individual as each and every one of us. An issue can be a symptom of something else, or a coping mechanism we have had for years. Through your own process, you will arrive at the root cause creating permanent change and be set free to more contentment.
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Photo of Sandra Devlin, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Sandra Devlin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Why look for a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist? Challenges are a part of life but nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. Sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in relationships with the important people in our lives, low self-esteem, low self confidence are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist.
Why look for a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist? Challenges are a part of life but nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. Sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in relationships with the important people in our lives, low self-esteem, low self confidence are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist.
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Judy Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
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Siân Keary
MA
Verified Verified
Hollywood, County Wicklow W91
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way and my priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. Areas of difficulty I work with include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, low self esteem, loneliness, aging, childlessness (male & female), childhood trauma as well as chronic illnesses & neurodiversity.
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way and my priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. Areas of difficulty I work with include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, low self esteem, loneliness, aging, childlessness (male & female), childhood trauma as well as chronic illnesses & neurodiversity.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in County Wicklow who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
68% Bereavement
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Laya
85% VHI
83% Irish Life

How Counsellors in County Wicklow see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Wicklow?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, eircode, 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 eircode into the search bar.

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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.