Therapists in Christchurch

Photo of Aleksandra Gosteva, Psychologist in Christchurch, Canterbury
Aleksandra Gosteva
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
Alex is a New Zealand fully trained, Registered Occupational Health Psychologist. With her breadth of extensive training, research and internships, she has developed special interests in different areas of psychology. Alex's extensive training and experience allowed me to develop a commitment to excellence and appreciation of the vulnerability, diversity, and presentation of people. For her clients, her main assets are my approachable demeanour, emphasis on wellbeing, and straightforward appraisal of their unique needs and situation.
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Photo of Talia Norriss in Christchurch, Canterbury
Talia Norriss
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8025
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
5/5/24 Space available! I enjoy working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I believe that therapy can bring meaningful change for those I work with. You may be wondering if therapy is the right approach for you, and not know where to start or what to say. That is completely normal! I aim to create a safe space where we can explore what brings you to therapy. I provide a personalised flexible approach to help people get the most out of sessions, and offer practical tools that can be used in everyday life. I offer sessions outside business hours for those who need flexibility. Christchurch or Online.
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Photo of Outcome Focused Therapy, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Outcome Focused Therapy
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. The energy of my work is focused on the description of clients aspirations, not an understanding of the clients problem. The focus of our session is directed toward what you want to achieve as opposed to what you want to leave behind. This is why it is highly valuable among individuals (adults, adolescents) couples, and groups
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Christchurch Anxiety & Depression Therapy
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8041
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Mental Health Nurse with over 18 years experience working in Mental Health. I  work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward. CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals, giving you a good understanding of whats happening for you, strategies to be able to manage it and time to off load and problem solve anything else happening in your life.
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Emotional Regulation And Stress Management With Nuraishah Abdullah
MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8013
Kia ora! My name is Aishah and I am an art therapist now based in Christchurch. I'm passionate about helping adult individuals to gain insights to themselves, regulate their emotions, identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and learn healthier ways of coping. The majority of my practice focuses on challenges such as intra and interpersonal relationship issues, facing life stress, recovering from past addiction, difficulties in setting goals and experiencing anxieties.
Kia ora! My name is Aishah and I am an art therapist now based in Christchurch. I'm passionate about helping adult individuals to gain insights to themselves, regulate their emotions, identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and learn healthier ways of coping. The majority of my practice focuses on challenges such as intra and interpersonal relationship issues, facing life stress, recovering from past addiction, difficulties in setting goals and experiencing anxieties.
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Photo of Caroline Williams, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Caroline Williams
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8011
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
We all experience difficulties in life which can either be current or have its origins in our past. I can support you to gain deeper insight, understanding and meaningful change with my engaging and upfront therapy style.I have an extensive background in both public and private psychology settings working with a vast array of issues from addiction, trauma to adult adhd and more. My passion is to create therapy which is accessible and personal .
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Photo of Juanine Lim Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Juanine Lim Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8041
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Counselling psychologist, who holds a culturally informed awareness of persons. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. With experience in anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, suicide prevention, crisis management, couple therapy, child-centered play therapy, transitioning, self-identity, grief and loss, relationships and emotional regulation. I am empathic in nature and believe in the good in humanity.
I'm a Counselling psychologist, who holds a culturally informed awareness of persons. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. With experience in anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, suicide prevention, crisis management, couple therapy, child-centered play therapy, transitioning, self-identity, grief and loss, relationships and emotional regulation. I am empathic in nature and believe in the good in humanity.
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Photo of Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd., Psychologist in Christchurch, Canterbury
Claire Heathcote - CH Psychology Ltd.
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8014
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative space in which I offer psychological assessment and treatment to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment planning and interventions are designed with the client and outcomes are monitored. I have had the privilege to work with a range of people, to support and empower them to reach the goals they desire. I have worked with low moods, depression, anxiety, self-harm, loss and grief, stress, workplace issues, parenting issues, relationship issues and anger problems.
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Photo of Lea Godfrey, Psychotherapist in Christchurch, Canterbury
Lea Godfrey
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8011
I am a registered psychotherapist and have a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, I am certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and I am a certified Buddhist chaplain. I work with adults experiencing a range of personal issues. If you are looking for a deeper level of understanding as to how you got to be as you are and how you might move forward, I can help.
I am a registered psychotherapist and have a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, I am certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and I am a certified Buddhist chaplain. I work with adults experiencing a range of personal issues. If you are looking for a deeper level of understanding as to how you got to be as you are and how you might move forward, I can help.
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Photo of Alisa Woodruff, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Alisa Woodruff
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8011
I currently have space for new clients in May/June. Struggling to cope with life or in crisis? Give me a call or text and we can have a chat about how I can help. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. I use a combination of approaches and skill building strategies to assist in creating change. If you are new to counselling check out my blog on "Getting the most out of therapy" at www.ngakautherapy.com. I have experience in working with young people and all age ranges, neurodiversity and trauma. Take advantage of $20 discount on the first session.
I currently have space for new clients in May/June. Struggling to cope with life or in crisis? Give me a call or text and we can have a chat about how I can help. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. I use a combination of approaches and skill building strategies to assist in creating change. If you are new to counselling check out my blog on "Getting the most out of therapy" at www.ngakautherapy.com. I have experience in working with young people and all age ranges, neurodiversity and trauma. Take advantage of $20 discount on the first session.
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Photo of Positive Psychology & Psychotherapy, Psychologist in Christchurch, Canterbury
Positive Psychology & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8022
Not accepting new clients
Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy provides effective and evidence-based counselling, psychology, and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our therapists have over 20 years of experience in the health and education fields, and we specialise in anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship counselling. We provide in-person therapy for those in the Canterbury area and online therapy for those in the rest of New Zealand. We provide animal-assisted therapy with our friendly Labradoodle. Please visit our website for up-to-date details.
Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy provides effective and evidence-based counselling, psychology, and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our therapists have over 20 years of experience in the health and education fields, and we specialise in anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship counselling. We provide in-person therapy for those in the Canterbury area and online therapy for those in the rest of New Zealand. We provide animal-assisted therapy with our friendly Labradoodle. Please visit our website for up-to-date details.
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Photo of Maree Stachel-Williamson, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Maree Stachel-Williamson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8013
It can really help to have someone neutral who you can rely on to be non-judgemental, supportive, and confidential during challenging times. Even if things are generally going well but you'd like to make some improvements in life or do some self-discovery work, having a safe, supportive space just for yourself, your thoughts and emotions, can be hugely beneficial.
It can really help to have someone neutral who you can rely on to be non-judgemental, supportive, and confidential during challenging times. Even if things are generally going well but you'd like to make some improvements in life or do some self-discovery work, having a safe, supportive space just for yourself, your thoughts and emotions, can be hugely beneficial.
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Photo of Hamish Webb, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Hamish Webb
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Christchurch 8053
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
Are you looking to make a change and be able to maintain it? Perhaps you are looking for support or a different perspective on things? Want to be able to improve your mood and/or communication? Want to have control over your anger and/or addiction? Want to be able to express love and communicate better? Getting personal Counselling and Coaching will make that difference.
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Photo of Amanda Donaldson, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Amanda Donaldson
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8024
Hi! I am here to listen and help figure out what is going on for you from the bad days to the good days, mental illness, with some psycho education to help develop awareness about how and why we feel, emotional regulation, and everything else in-between! I work with a range of mental illness/diagnosis, including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. I share the sentiment: you are the expert of your own life; I am here to work alongside you and facilitate and support you while you are on your journey. I can see clients in Christchurch city or Prebbleton. I am very looking forward to meeting you and working alongside you!
Hi! I am here to listen and help figure out what is going on for you from the bad days to the good days, mental illness, with some psycho education to help develop awareness about how and why we feel, emotional regulation, and everything else in-between! I work with a range of mental illness/diagnosis, including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. I share the sentiment: you are the expert of your own life; I am here to work alongside you and facilitate and support you while you are on your journey. I can see clients in Christchurch city or Prebbleton. I am very looking forward to meeting you and working alongside you!
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Toni Maree Kenyon
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8023
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
Kia ora, my name is Toni (ko Toni toku ingoa). I have been a counsellor for the past 12 years and early in my journey discovered my philosophy of counselling - "to be seen". What does that mean? For you to be seen in the room, authentically as you are, in a space free of judgment and assumption, for myself to be seen in the room as I am, and for that which is not yet known, to be seen. I worked for 10 years at Familial Trust supporting families/individual affected by addiction. I currently volunteer for FDS Aotearoa. I am also a qualified ACC counsellor working with survivors of sexual violence.
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Photo of CBT.NZ, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
CBT.NZ
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8011
Hi, I'm Sarah Grigg. I am an experienced and empathetic therapist with a health background. I have completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT at the University of Canterbury. As a registered Physiotherapist for the past 25 years, I have worked with diverse populations, including chronic health, disability, pain, anxiety and breathing issues. I provide therapy for adults, children adolescents, and their families, focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah Grigg. I am an experienced and empathetic therapist with a health background. I have completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT at the University of Canterbury. As a registered Physiotherapist for the past 25 years, I have worked with diverse populations, including chronic health, disability, pain, anxiety and breathing issues. I provide therapy for adults, children adolescents, and their families, focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy.
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Heatherlea Counselling
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8023
Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about certain aspects of your life right now? Maybe it's challenging to get motivated in the mornings, or perhaps you have a sense that life could offer more. The idea of counseling can feel overwhelming, but this is an opportunity to take control of your narrative and shape your own story. Instead of viewing life as a rehearsal, consider embracing this moment to make meaningful changes. Even small steps toward your goals can lead to a more fulfilling existence and stronger connections with loved ones.
Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about certain aspects of your life right now? Maybe it's challenging to get motivated in the mornings, or perhaps you have a sense that life could offer more. The idea of counseling can feel overwhelming, but this is an opportunity to take control of your narrative and shape your own story. Instead of viewing life as a rehearsal, consider embracing this moment to make meaningful changes. Even small steps toward your goals can lead to a more fulfilling existence and stronger connections with loved ones.
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OP Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MCouns, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Christchurch 8011
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
Hello, I’m John Melling and I’m a counsellor, a philosopher, and a gamer! I am passionate about supporting people managing anxiety and depression. Specialising in solution-focused and philosophical counselling, I also love to support fellow gamers that want to find a better balance between the many benefits of gaming and moving towards the future they desire.
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Photo of David Gaze, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
David Gaze
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Christchurch 8083
I offer a free first counselling session (60 min). I am open to helping anyone, however I have a particular interest in helping those who have been affected by traumatic experience such as bullying, earthquakes, child abuse, etc. These experiences can have limiting effects on our lives, and cause us immense suffering on an ongoing basis. I want to recognize that pain, and help those affected to move toward healing and resolution.
I offer a free first counselling session (60 min). I am open to helping anyone, however I have a particular interest in helping those who have been affected by traumatic experience such as bullying, earthquakes, child abuse, etc. These experiences can have limiting effects on our lives, and cause us immense suffering on an ongoing basis. I want to recognize that pain, and help those affected to move toward healing and resolution.
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Photo of Heart and Mind: Couples & Relationship Counselling, Counsellor in Christchurch, Canterbury
Heart and Mind: Couples & Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, NZCCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch 8013
Kia ora, My name is Kay. I'm a relationship counsellor working with couples, families, parents, and individuals. My therapy room is in Christchurch City Centre on Bealey Avenue. ​I believe that there is little of greater importance than living in right relationship: with ourselves, our partner, our family, and our community. I understand how we long to be understood and loved by the important people in our lives, however sometimes we struggle to achieve this. I would be honoured to work with you to improve the quality of your relationships and your life. Read more on my website: www.heartandmind.org.nz
Kia ora, My name is Kay. I'm a relationship counsellor working with couples, families, parents, and individuals. My therapy room is in Christchurch City Centre on Bealey Avenue. ​I believe that there is little of greater importance than living in right relationship: with ourselves, our partner, our family, and our community. I understand how we long to be understood and loved by the important people in our lives, however sometimes we struggle to achieve this. I would be honoured to work with you to improve the quality of your relationships and your life. Read more on my website: www.heartandmind.org.nz
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Christchurch

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Christchurch who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
78% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
67% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Southern Cross
47% Sovereign Health
47% AIA

How Counsellors in Christchurch see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Christchurch?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for counsellors in New Zealand, 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?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

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, the cost of a therapy session in New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. 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. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. 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 a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.