As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical guidelines. One of the important factors is the need for client confidentiality, which allows clients to feel they can speak freely.
This means that I will not share the content of our sessions with others, nor disclose the fact that you are attending counselling sessions at all.
There are some limitations on the confidentially I can offer, which are detailed below:
In all cases where at all possible, I will speak to you before breaking confidence.
As part of maintaining privacy, I keep minimal notes on clients. I do not make notes on the content of sessions; the only notes that I keep are contact details which I am required to have for insurance purposes.
I will only use the contact details I hold to communicate with you if it is necessary to inform you of a cancellation, or by prior arrangement.
I will not share the contact details I hold with anyone else, unless required to do so by law, or in an unexpected emergency where I would be unable to continue my practice.