Counselling in Greystones

Photo of Alan McInerney, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Alan McInerney
Psychotherapist
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Instagram : alanmcinerneypsychotherapist 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.
Instagram : alanmcinerneypsychotherapist 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 Georgina Jameson Therapy, Counsellor in Greystones, County Wicklow
Georgina Jameson Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Not accepting new clients
In my practice, I work in a way that is guided by the person who comes into the room and their presenting needs. It is a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore your life experiences and unresolved feelings more deeply. The approach I use is called humanistic and integrative which means I draw on humanistic, psychodynamic and other relevant theories in our work together. While this all sounds very fancy, the essence of what this means to me is that we will work together in whatever way suits you as a client, in the hope that you will begin to deepen your awareness of the unconscious parts of yourself.
In my practice, I work in a way that is guided by the person who comes into the room and their presenting needs. It is a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore your life experiences and unresolved feelings more deeply. The approach I use is called humanistic and integrative which means I draw on humanistic, psychodynamic and other relevant theories in our work together. While this all sounds very fancy, the essence of what this means to me is that we will work together in whatever way suits you as a client, in the hope that you will begin to deepen your awareness of the unconscious parts of yourself.
(01) 267 6641 x98 View (01) 267 6641 x98
Photo of Laura Coffey, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Laura Coffey
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Hi, I'm Laura. As a Children's Therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore and express their emotions. I understand that verbalising feelings can be challenging for children, especially at a young age, which is why I utilize various techniques, such as art, play, storytelling, puppets, games and sand, to facilitate their self-expression in a child-friendly manner. This approach allows for a deeper understanding of their experiences, assists in processing difficult emotions and facilitates growth and healing.
Hi, I'm Laura. As a Children's Therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore and express their emotions. I understand that verbalising feelings can be challenging for children, especially at a young age, which is why I utilize various techniques, such as art, play, storytelling, puppets, games and sand, to facilitate their self-expression in a child-friendly manner. This approach allows for a deeper understanding of their experiences, assists in processing difficult emotions and facilitates growth and healing.
(01) 267 6570 x47 View (01) 267 6570 x47
Photo of Paula Lynch, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Paula Lynch
Psychotherapist, MA, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Opening up and acknowledging the route of our fears and anxieties, can be a very vulnerable part of us to share. However looking at this part of ourselves, sheds light upon what it is that has been holding us back and with this knowledge, we become empowered and begin to unlock their true potential.
Opening up and acknowledging the route of our fears and anxieties, can be a very vulnerable part of us to share. However looking at this part of ourselves, sheds light upon what it is that has been holding us back and with this knowledge, we become empowered and begin to unlock their true potential.
083 017 4901 View 083 017 4901
Photo of Kilcoole Counselling, Counsellor in Greystones, County Wicklow
Kilcoole Counselling
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Not accepting new clients
Address what's on your mind, or what's going on in your life, with an experienced, understanding, and empathetic professional.
Address what's on your mind, or what's going on in your life, with an experienced, understanding, and empathetic professional.
(01) 267 6641 x22 View (01) 267 6641 x22
Photo of Ann Marie Taylor, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Ann Marie Taylor
Psychotherapist
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Are you in a relationship that was once great but is now struggling? Are you stressed by constant conflict, or worried that you are drifting apart? Are you scared that you are heading for divorce but have already tried couples counselling? Then you’ve come to the right place! I can help you move from where you are now to where you’d like to be. Let me show you how to overcome the difficulties that stand in the way of your happiness & repair and rebuild you relationship & home life — to create a loving, supportive relationship that lasts!
Are you in a relationship that was once great but is now struggling? Are you stressed by constant conflict, or worried that you are drifting apart? Are you scared that you are heading for divorce but have already tried couples counselling? Then you’ve come to the right place! I can help you move from where you are now to where you’d like to be. Let me show you how to overcome the difficulties that stand in the way of your happiness & repair and rebuild you relationship & home life — to create a loving, supportive relationship that lasts!
(01) 267 6517 x38 View (01) 267 6517 x38
Photo of Rachel Rigley, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Rachel Rigley
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
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 feelings of being lost or stuck, sadness, anxiety or stress or simply that you just don't know what is wrong but things just don't feel right, 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 feelings of being lost or stuck, sadness, anxiety or stress or simply that you just don't know what is wrong but things just don't feel right, then therapy can help.
(01) 267 6517 x42 View (01) 267 6517 x42
Photo of Maria Kane, Counsellor in Greystones, County Wicklow
Maria Kane
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Hi, I’m Maria. I am a qualified and an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I work with adults and adolescents (aged 12 years up). I am an Integrative Counsellor who is firmly rooted in a Person-Centred approach. I utilise different therapies within the process that could be of value to each client, including Mindfulness and CBT techniques. I approach therapy in a person-centred way to each client, allowing you to move at your own pace and make your own decisions, whilst providing a safe, non-judgemental environment for the you to do so.
Hi, I’m Maria. I am a qualified and an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I work with adults and adolescents (aged 12 years up). I am an Integrative Counsellor who is firmly rooted in a Person-Centred approach. I utilise different therapies within the process that could be of value to each client, including Mindfulness and CBT techniques. I approach therapy in a person-centred way to each client, allowing you to move at your own pace and make your own decisions, whilst providing a safe, non-judgemental environment for the you to do so.
(01) 267 6641 x80 View (01) 267 6641 x80
Photo of Ali Robertson in Greystones, County Wicklow
Ali Robertson
MA
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
I am a Masters qualified, fully insured and accredited therapist with over 12 years experience working with adolescents, pre teens and adults. I have additional training in suicide prevention, child safeguarding, self harm, sexual health, trauma & restorative justice. I have worked for many years at a senior level with complex trauma cases as a therapist, Clinical Coordinator and therapeutic Head of Department in conjunction with key stakeholders from health, education and residential care settings. My approach to each client is individual creative and empathic.
I am a Masters qualified, fully insured and accredited therapist with over 12 years experience working with adolescents, pre teens and adults. I have additional training in suicide prevention, child safeguarding, self harm, sexual health, trauma & restorative justice. I have worked for many years at a senior level with complex trauma cases as a therapist, Clinical Coordinator and therapeutic Head of Department in conjunction with key stakeholders from health, education and residential care settings. My approach to each client is individual creative and empathic.
(01) 267 6517 x63 View (01) 267 6517 x63
Photo of Robert Paul Harris, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Robert Paul Harris
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63  (Online Only)
I've been working with clients for over thirty years. I am a peaceful listening presence for men and women of all ages. I also specialise in seeing couples and families. I work online. I help you to clarify your own goals and commit to gently nudging you when you seem to be getting off track... I provide a safe space to unpack your troubles and your pain, so that you may continue on your road to increased wellbeing out in the world, with those you love and help yourself....
I've been working with clients for over thirty years. I am a peaceful listening presence for men and women of all ages. I also specialise in seeing couples and families. I work online. I help you to clarify your own goals and commit to gently nudging you when you seem to be getting off track... I provide a safe space to unpack your troubles and your pain, so that you may continue on your road to increased wellbeing out in the world, with those you love and help yourself....
(01) 267 6527 x58 View (01) 267 6527 x58
Photo of BobCat Integrative Consulting , Counsellor in Greystones, County Wicklow
BobCat Integrative Consulting
Counsellor, MA
1 Endorsed
Greystones, County Wicklow A63  (Online Only)
The last few years have brought stresses and worries to the surface for many who were coping ok before the pandemic (and all that these recent times have brought us)... Relationships have been strained, family dynamics have been stretched and tested. More and more teens and adults, young and old, have been pondering the more existential questions. Finding deeper meaning and values for continuing to live in a world with so much trouble and trauma has become more important to us. We're searching to find purpose and a sense of belonging, meaning and value. What are your deepest, truest values? Together we can discover your roadmap.
The last few years have brought stresses and worries to the surface for many who were coping ok before the pandemic (and all that these recent times have brought us)... Relationships have been strained, family dynamics have been stretched and tested. More and more teens and adults, young and old, have been pondering the more existential questions. Finding deeper meaning and values for continuing to live in a world with so much trouble and trauma has become more important to us. We're searching to find purpose and a sense of belonging, meaning and value. What are your deepest, truest values? Together we can discover your roadmap.
(01) 267 6527 x71 View (01) 267 6527 x71
Photo of Kate Shannon, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Kate Shannon
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
I really believe in the power of therapy as a way to evoke meaningful change; whether its from ongoing struggles, self -limiting beliefs, harmful behaviours or painful cycles in relationships. My approach to therapy is from a contemporary, integrative and compassion-focused perspective. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can help facilitate personal growth, the healing of wounds and acceptance of self. Its my aim to help you feel safe to creatively explore options, find out what you may need, and give you support during challenging times.
I really believe in the power of therapy as a way to evoke meaningful change; whether its from ongoing struggles, self -limiting beliefs, harmful behaviours or painful cycles in relationships. My approach to therapy is from a contemporary, integrative and compassion-focused perspective. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can help facilitate personal growth, the healing of wounds and acceptance of self. Its my aim to help you feel safe to creatively explore options, find out what you may need, and give you support during challenging times.
(01) 267 6692 x43 View (01) 267 6692 x43
Photo of Mikéla Shields, Counsellor in Greystones, County Wicklow
Mikéla Shields
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Greystones, County Wicklow A63  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer online counselling via video chat Zoom and by phone call, As i have worked with individuals with addiction issues key working and counselling for 7years and now with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a residential setting. I also have experience working with those who have experienced domestic violence. I believe empathy is key in all we do and say. I aim to provide this in all my interactions with individuals and using integrative modalities.
I offer online counselling via video chat Zoom and by phone call, As i have worked with individuals with addiction issues key working and counselling for 7years and now with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a residential setting. I also have experience working with those who have experienced domestic violence. I believe empathy is key in all we do and say. I aim to provide this in all my interactions with individuals and using integrative modalities.
085 234 6279 View 085 234 6279
Photo of Martin Dunlea in Greystones, County Wicklow
Martin Dunlea
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
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 Pradeep Kumar Chadha, Psychiatrist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Pradeep Kumar Chadha
Psychiatrist
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Having genes for a mental illness is less than half of the story. Exposure to traumas is the essential other part that causes a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. My clients contact me when they are looking for help for reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience and training involves helping a client process their traumas to heal them emotionally and with food supplements following Walsh protocol. In this format, food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
Having genes for a mental illness is less than half of the story. Exposure to traumas is the essential other part that causes a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. My clients contact me when they are looking for help for reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience and training involves helping a client process their traumas to heal them emotionally and with food supplements following Walsh protocol. In this format, food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
(01) 267 6536 x99 View (01) 267 6536 x99
Photo of The Healing Mind , Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
The Healing Mind
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
I am Melissa, I have a BSC (Hons) degree in integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy,I also offer a sliding scale for clients who are unemployed or in need of a low cost service. I specialise in anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, relationships, self worth, OCD, addiction, pregnancy, fertility and postnatal and disabilities. I aim to make pure genuine connections with my clients and creating a warmth, non-judgemental and safe space where clients can speak about what is on their mind and can explore their emotions and feel comfortable and supported within this space. Within this time I help clients become the best version of themself.
I am Melissa, I have a BSC (Hons) degree in integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy,I also offer a sliding scale for clients who are unemployed or in need of a low cost service. I specialise in anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, relationships, self worth, OCD, addiction, pregnancy, fertility and postnatal and disabilities. I aim to make pure genuine connections with my clients and creating a warmth, non-judgemental and safe space where clients can speak about what is on their mind and can explore their emotions and feel comfortable and supported within this space. Within this time I help clients become the best version of themself.
(01) 267 6527 x42 View (01) 267 6527 x42
Photo of Gabriela Bucur, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Gabriela Bucur
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
I am a qualified Multilingual Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a Pre-accredited member of Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) with a completed BA (Honours) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School (DBS). My training includes a number of different approaches: Person-Centred Approach, Psychoanalysis, Existentialism, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Body Psychotherapy, Integrative & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Family & Systemic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychopathology, Addictions, Group Psychotherapy, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
I am a qualified Multilingual Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a Pre-accredited member of Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) with a completed BA (Honours) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School (DBS). My training includes a number of different approaches: Person-Centred Approach, Psychoanalysis, Existentialism, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Body Psychotherapy, Integrative & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Family & Systemic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychopathology, Addictions, Group Psychotherapy, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
(01) 267 6603 x19 View (01) 267 6603 x19
Photo of Aaron Hanway, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Aaron Hanway
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
With two decades of experience in mental health, I bring a deep understanding of psychology to my practice at Wicklow Counselling and Psychology. Whether you're navigating the complexities of relationships or facing personal challenges like anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a supportive environment and expert guidance for both individuals and couples to explore and understand their issues more deeply.
With two decades of experience in mental health, I bring a deep understanding of psychology to my practice at Wicklow Counselling and Psychology. Whether you're navigating the complexities of relationships or facing personal challenges like anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a supportive environment and expert guidance for both individuals and couples to explore and understand their issues more deeply.
(01) 267 6552 x96 View (01) 267 6552 x96
Photo of Sinéad Carroll, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Sinéad Carroll
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
"At times in our lives we can feel over-whelmed, that we can’t cope, when depression and anxiety take over. At such times we can end up feeling stuck, not knowing what to do next. Old patterns of behaviour and coping strategies, which were once effective, may now operate as a stumbling block in our lives." Hi, my name is Sinéad and since qualifying as a Psychotherapist I have undergone further training in the areas of Somatics and Emotion Focused Therapy with an emphasis on working with trauma, loss and attachment. I use an integrative approach, adopting my therapeutic style to the specific needs of the client.
"At times in our lives we can feel over-whelmed, that we can’t cope, when depression and anxiety take over. At such times we can end up feeling stuck, not knowing what to do next. Old patterns of behaviour and coping strategies, which were once effective, may now operate as a stumbling block in our lives." Hi, my name is Sinéad and since qualifying as a Psychotherapist I have undergone further training in the areas of Somatics and Emotion Focused Therapy with an emphasis on working with trauma, loss and attachment. I use an integrative approach, adopting my therapeutic style to the specific needs of the client.
(01) 267 6681 x83 View (01) 267 6681 x83
Photo of Siobhan Bardon, Psychotherapist in Greystones, County Wicklow
Siobhan Bardon
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Greystones, County Wicklow A63
Are you feeling stressed or anxious, sad or depressed ? Have you suffered loss or bereavement ? Do you want to make sense of a challenging issue and abolish your self-critic and enhance your self-esteem ? Siobhan has worked with a varied range of people and presenting issues and she focuses on creating a supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. Drawing from a variety of theories, Siobhan integrates them to work in a way that suits each clients needs.
Are you feeling stressed or anxious, sad or depressed ? Have you suffered loss or bereavement ? Do you want to make sense of a challenging issue and abolish your self-critic and enhance your self-esteem ? Siobhan has worked with a varied range of people and presenting issues and she focuses on creating a supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. Drawing from a variety of theories, Siobhan integrates them to work in a way that suits each clients needs.
(01) 267 6595 x38 View (01) 267 6595 x38

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Number of Counsellors in Greystones

20+

Average cost per session

€ 70

Counsellors in Greystones who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
75% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
68% Self Esteem
61% Bereavement
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Laya
100% VHI
75% Aviva

How Counsellors in Greystones see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Greystones?

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.