The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. From the moment you contact me, your identity as my client and everything discussed in therapy will be kept completely confidential. No one other than myself will be aware you are seeking counseling unless you choose to inform them.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.