Counselling in Dublin 18, Dublin

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Courageous Souls Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
I'm Soraya Ahmid (M.A in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, B.A. Hons. Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy & Professional Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy). I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist practising in the South County Dublin/Wicklow areas. ​ I am able to work face to face with children and adolescents (6 years +) and only have limited online session slots available for adults 18+.
I'm Soraya Ahmid (M.A in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, B.A. Hons. Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy & Professional Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy). I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist practising in the South County Dublin/Wicklow areas. ​ I am able to work face to face with children and adolescents (6 years +) and only have limited online session slots available for adults 18+.
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Nataliya Laine
MSc
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
If you are seeking help to manage life transitions, career changes, stress and anxiety, burnout, and depression, boost your self-confidence, and create a harmonious balance between your personal and professional spheres. Are you looking for actionable strategies that can be seamlessly integrated into your busy lives? Do you want to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, enhance your productivity, and develop a healthier perspective on life?
If you are seeking help to manage life transitions, career changes, stress and anxiety, burnout, and depression, boost your self-confidence, and create a harmonious balance between your personal and professional spheres. Are you looking for actionable strategies that can be seamlessly integrated into your busy lives? Do you want to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, enhance your productivity, and develop a healthier perspective on life?
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Siobhan Bardon
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
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.
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Kristina Muza
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
As a psychologist with experience, I know how great the potential is in every person. We sometimes forget about our capabilities. For various reasons, life did not contribute to the disclosure of our inner potential and resources. But in fact, everything that people need to cope with in life exists inside them. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instil self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Making changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with sadness and fear can bring life-altering results. English and Russian clients. Instagram: kris kmt
As a psychologist with experience, I know how great the potential is in every person. We sometimes forget about our capabilities. For various reasons, life did not contribute to the disclosure of our inner potential and resources. But in fact, everything that people need to cope with in life exists inside them. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instil self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Making changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with sadness and fear can bring life-altering results. English and Russian clients. Instagram: kris kmt
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Dr. Michelle Teo
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My clients come from a range of differing backgrounds, with unique life histories, and issues related to sexuality, internal conflicts, emotional dysregulation, and more. Some have mental health diagnoses while others are simply trying to find their way through the ups and downs of everyday life. My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for all clients to express themselves freely and to collaboratively find ways to help them move towards improved mental health. Please note that I am Chinese-born-Canadian but, only offer services in English.
My clients come from a range of differing backgrounds, with unique life histories, and issues related to sexuality, internal conflicts, emotional dysregulation, and more. Some have mental health diagnoses while others are simply trying to find their way through the ups and downs of everyday life. My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for all clients to express themselves freely and to collaboratively find ways to help them move towards improved mental health. Please note that I am Chinese-born-Canadian but, only offer services in English.
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Gabriela Bucur
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
I am a qualified Multilingual ( Italian, Romanian, English) 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 ( Italian, Romanian, English) 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).
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Michael O Carroll
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (Online Only)
I work in an integrative way where a particular style of therapy is chosen to best deal with the presenting issue while also meeting your overall needs. I work mostly ONLINE but I also provide a WALK & TALK therapy service in South Dublin. Call or text directly on 087 6200 365.
I work in an integrative way where a particular style of therapy is chosen to best deal with the presenting issue while also meeting your overall needs. I work mostly ONLINE but I also provide a WALK & TALK therapy service in South Dublin. Call or text directly on 087 6200 365.
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Susan Ricketts
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
Not accepting new clients
In most people's lives there comes a time when they need support to work out long-term issues. Or perhaps they have met with stresses in their relationships or at work. Often we struggle on, relying on family or friends. Sometimes we turn to strategies that worked for us before, but no longer seem to help us with our pain. We may feel depressed, anxious, isolated and unable to see a way out for ourselves. Perhaps we begin to experience the unnerving feeling of a panic attack. Or we may find ourselves overusing alcohol, struggling with food, spending or other addictions.
In most people's lives there comes a time when they need support to work out long-term issues. Or perhaps they have met with stresses in their relationships or at work. Often we struggle on, relying on family or friends. Sometimes we turn to strategies that worked for us before, but no longer seem to help us with our pain. We may feel depressed, anxious, isolated and unable to see a way out for ourselves. Perhaps we begin to experience the unnerving feeling of a panic attack. Or we may find ourselves overusing alcohol, struggling with food, spending or other addictions.
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Robert Paul Harris
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (Online Only)
I've been working with clients for over thirty-five 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-five 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....
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BobCat Integrative Consulting
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (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.
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Three Rock Counselling - IFS Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
I work in my practice helping people who seek therapy for a range of emotional and stress-related issues including stress, anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks and grief. I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life. I endeavour to create a compassionate, non-judgmental and transformative space for my clients and always practice with these values in mind. During times of struggle or stress, we can at times disconnect from what's important. The counsellor’s role is to get to know you, and for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a supportive environment, working at your own pace.
I work in my practice helping people who seek therapy for a range of emotional and stress-related issues including stress, anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks and grief. I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life. I endeavour to create a compassionate, non-judgmental and transformative space for my clients and always practice with these values in mind. During times of struggle or stress, we can at times disconnect from what's important. The counsellor’s role is to get to know you, and for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a supportive environment, working at your own pace.
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Rosemary Fitzpatrick
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
Every individual meets different challenges in life. How each of us meets these is unique and with support, together we can find a way though to find a solution which best fits your situation. You are the expert, I understand that with a gentle & sincere approach, confidence will return to enable you to face situations.
Every individual meets different challenges in life. How each of us meets these is unique and with support, together we can find a way though to find a solution which best fits your situation. You are the expert, I understand that with a gentle & sincere approach, confidence will return to enable you to face situations.
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CBT Kildare
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have practices in Sandyford, Dublin 18 and Kilcock, North Kildare. If you are experiencing work related stress, stress, anxiety, low mood or a mix of some of these issues , then CBT is an evidenced based , practical form of therapy that will provide you with the tools to become your own therapist after your CBT sessions. CBT is provided in a warm, friendly and empathetic manner in person under normal circumstances, but currently via Zoom - videoconferencing or by telephone. I can advise on how to access Zoom if this is new to you.
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have practices in Sandyford, Dublin 18 and Kilcock, North Kildare. If you are experiencing work related stress, stress, anxiety, low mood or a mix of some of these issues , then CBT is an evidenced based , practical form of therapy that will provide you with the tools to become your own therapist after your CBT sessions. CBT is provided in a warm, friendly and empathetic manner in person under normal circumstances, but currently via Zoom - videoconferencing or by telephone. I can advise on how to access Zoom if this is new to you.
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Daisy Oaitse Horan
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (Online Only)
Offering online & telephone counselling. Are you going through a difficult time at the moment? Do you need to talk with someone? Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. I truly admire those who make the difficult and courageous step to seek help. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where, together, we can explore the issues that have led you to this point in your life.
Offering online & telephone counselling. Are you going through a difficult time at the moment? Do you need to talk with someone? Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. I truly admire those who make the difficult and courageous step to seek help. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where, together, we can explore the issues that have led you to this point in your life.
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Pilar Landaluce
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
I work with children and adults. As an Art Psychotherapist, I'll use art as a medium to enable clients to communicate in a safe environment and to help them reflect on emotional issues and gain confidence and self-awareness. I use a client centred approach and therefore I would use a variety of treatments to help the client in their therapeutic journey. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist, specialising in TRAUMA. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
I work with children and adults. As an Art Psychotherapist, I'll use art as a medium to enable clients to communicate in a safe environment and to help them reflect on emotional issues and gain confidence and self-awareness. I use a client centred approach and therefore I would use a variety of treatments to help the client in their therapeutic journey. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist, specialising in TRAUMA. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
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Lucy Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
Waitlist for new clients
Do you ever worry that you're not good enough in some way? Or maybe say yes to avoid confrontation? Maybe you are experiencing low mood or feeling anxious? Well if any of this sounds familiar, get in touch, because I work with people that are fed up of feeling this way and want to change their negative opinion of themselves. I see myself as a warm and open-minded person who understands that we all go through challenging periods in life when things feel overwhelming. Sometimes life can be hard; complicated, confusing and painful. I am here to listen and support you.
Do you ever worry that you're not good enough in some way? Or maybe say yes to avoid confrontation? Maybe you are experiencing low mood or feeling anxious? Well if any of this sounds familiar, get in touch, because I work with people that are fed up of feeling this way and want to change their negative opinion of themselves. I see myself as a warm and open-minded person who understands that we all go through challenging periods in life when things feel overwhelming. Sometimes life can be hard; complicated, confusing and painful. I am here to listen and support you.
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Shane Delaney
Psychotherapist, MA, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or low self-esteem then I can work alongside you to empower you therefore giving you a better quality of life.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or low self-esteem then I can work alongside you to empower you therefore giving you a better quality of life.
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Gemma Perkins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
As a beacon of empathy & expertise in the field of psychotherapy, I am dedicated to guiding individuals through the intricate paths of their mental health journey. Equipped with a Hons degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, & fuelled by a dedication to holistic healing, I have embarked on a journey of continuous learning. My pursuit of excellence led me to attain a Level 9 certificate in CBT, coming equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of techniques to address a wide range of mental health concerns. I also attained Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which studies the interplay between mind & body in the healing process
As a beacon of empathy & expertise in the field of psychotherapy, I am dedicated to guiding individuals through the intricate paths of their mental health journey. Equipped with a Hons degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, & fuelled by a dedication to holistic healing, I have embarked on a journey of continuous learning. My pursuit of excellence led me to attain a Level 9 certificate in CBT, coming equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of techniques to address a wide range of mental health concerns. I also attained Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which studies the interplay between mind & body in the healing process
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Unfurl Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18
Hello, my name is Ciara McKeown, Art Therapist and owner of Unfurl Art Therapy. I am a fully qualified therapist with an MSc in Creative Arts Psychotherapy and BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Art Therapy. Clients come to me who are grieving, feeling depressed, anxious, or don't know what they feel but know something isn't right. I also work with clients entangled in toxic relationships, particularly Narcissistic Abuse. Often these clients feel stuck. We work together to get them unstuck!
Hello, my name is Ciara McKeown, Art Therapist and owner of Unfurl Art Therapy. I am a fully qualified therapist with an MSc in Creative Arts Psychotherapy and BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Art Therapy. Clients come to me who are grieving, feeling depressed, anxious, or don't know what they feel but know something isn't right. I also work with clients entangled in toxic relationships, particularly Narcissistic Abuse. Often these clients feel stuck. We work together to get them unstuck!
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Kevin Gilligan
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 18, Dublin, County Dublin D18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life and the quality of your relationships? If so you are certainly not alone. Maybe you've been struggling with issues in your life, feeling stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. Is the past holding you back? Hi, my name is Kevin Gilligan and I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Sometimes it maybe easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with an independent person. Your story, your pain, and collection of struggles are unique to you.
Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life and the quality of your relationships? If so you are certainly not alone. Maybe you've been struggling with issues in your life, feeling stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. Is the past holding you back? Hi, my name is Kevin Gilligan and I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Sometimes it maybe easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with an independent person. Your story, your pain, and collection of struggles are unique to you.
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Number of Counsellors in Dublin 18, Dublin

80+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Dublin 18, Dublin who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
83% Stress
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Laya
68% VHI
64% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Dublin 18, Dublin see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dublin 18, Dublin?

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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.