Confidentiality



Appointments:
Appointments are on a one to one basis (face to face).

Confidentiality
I aim to make your counselling session as relaxing an experience as possible.
I also endeavour to create a safe, secure and confidential environment enabling openness and ease of disclosure of what can be delicate, sensitive and often painful issues.
Confidentiality is important to the practice of CTA and to all of its clients.

The ethical guidelines for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) are followed at all times.

Material revealed in counselling will remain strictly confidential except when:
1 The client signs a written release of information indicating formal consent of such release;
2 The client expresses intent to harm self or someone else;
3 There is a reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect against a minor child, dependent adult or elderly person age sixty-five or older;
4 By law, any information about terrorism must be reported to the police.
5 Material from our session is used in clinical supervision while carefully protecting your identity and;
6 A court order is received directing the disclosure of information. A subpoena is not a court order and not sufficient for release.
7 Otherwise, we cannot disclose any information outside of the treatment context without a written authorisation from all individuals competent to sign such authorisation.

Verbal authorisation will not be sufficient except in emergency situations. However, this disclosure would be discussed with you in the session and I will try and involve you in the decision making process about any action taken.