Confidentiality is imperative 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, we can discuss this together so that you are informed of the process.
Please refer to the BPC Code of Ethics and BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice if further information is required.
Data Protection / ICO
I will hold your personal data for the purpose of managing contact with you during the time we work together.
I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office: https://ico.org.uk/