As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework (2018) for the Counselling Professions
Client confidentiality is maintained except when there are legal and ethical reasons for disclosure. I will attempt to talk through these exceptions with you before I share any information if possible.
These exceptions are:
I am required to receive my own supervision to ensure I continue to provide a safe and ethical service for my clients. Brief case information may be shared for supervision with a BACP Registered Professional.
When there is reason to believe that there is danger of serious harm to yourself or others.
Where there is legal requirement to disclose information such as any indication of drug trafficking, terrorism or a request by a court of law.
Personal details will be stored securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018) Our policy is to keep minimum notes and records. The information we do store includes:
Personal information, such as your name, address, date of birth etc;
Confidential case notes.
Your signed contract with us.