All good therapy requires attention to confidentiality
The client needs to feel safe that the content they bring is treated with the utmost respect and privacy
I work with the code of Ethics and Practice required by the association I am accredited with.
The ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (EFGPCP)
Promoted by The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
What does confidentiality mean with regards to therapy?
It means that I will protect your identity and details of subject matter disclosed in therapy, by keeping records in accordance with data protection.
I will also keep the content of our conversation private and confidential unless it contravenes certain areas, which force me to disclose for the safety or protection of another. Example: if a child is at risk (child protection issue) or I am compelled by a court of law.
I will discuss with you the limits of confidentiality during our first appointment. I have also have a written copy of my counselling practice agreement, which I request that clients sign before we embark upon working together. This is to ensure you understand fully the process of therapy and the limits of confidentiality.
The practice agreement is also a way of you understanding the commitment I am making to you - while we are working together.
It is an important aspect of our therapeutic relationship, that you can talk openly and honestly with me. It is also important that you understand the parameters of confidentiality so that you always feel safe.
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