Your privacy and confidentiality is important to you feeling safe in the therapuetic relationship. With that in mind, and in accordance with the law, I will not disclose information to anyone without your written consent.
There are some exceptions to this confidentiality. The following are times when confidentiality may be breached:
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.