Confidentiality is crucial to the counselling process. This means that neither written nor verbal information about you is disclosed to anyone without your consent. However, on rare occasions there are exceptions to this rule which will be discussed with you in your assessment session. These include:
- The client gives consent for the counsellor to disclose information.
- The counsellor believes that the client or a third party is at risk or in danger of serious harm.
- The counsellor would be liable to civil or criminal court procedure if information is withheld.
If a breach of confidentiality is necessary then I will discuss this with you so that you are fully informed of the process.