Safety and Confidentiality
What I am told during counselling remains strictly confidential.
The only exceptions to this are where I am required by law to break confidentiality e.g. about a terrorist act or if a court orders disclosure, or where a client is at real risk of seriously harming him or herself or another, in particular if a child or a vulnerable adult is at risk.
I will attempt to discuss any possible disclosure of information with a client first unless it is absolutely not possible.
Supervision and Records
I have regular supervision as required by the BACP from a highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist. This enables me to be adequately supported and able to work in the best interests of my clients.
All records belong to me and are kept in accordance with the ethical framework of the BACP. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under data protection requirements.
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Member of the Law Society of Scotland