Protecting the privacy of your personal information is an ethical obligation that I take very seriously.
This includes all verbal and written communication and documentation. I will not disclose any information about you or your family without written permission, except in a limited number of circumstances:
- If a child is being abused or at risk of abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) reporting to the appropriate authorities is mandatory.
- If there is a possibility that a client or anyone else may be in need of protection from serious physical harm or injury confidentiality may be broken.
- If a judge orders me to provide information, records, or reports I must comply.
To improve the quality of counselling I may share non-identifying information with a professional colleague who acts as my clinical supervisor. All shared information is kept confidential between myself and this person.