Everything you share with me through sessions, phone calls, emails, or Skype is completely confidential. Written permission to consult with other professionals if you felt this would be beneficial to do so. Often this consultation would be, for example, with your doctor or psychiatrist. I do consult with colleagues about my work with clients but this is always done without revealing client names or self defining characteristics. In addition, I meet with my own supervisor regularly to assist me with providing you the best care and attention.
The content of therapy sessions, including written records, will be kept private and confidential so that you, the client, are comfortable and able to share and speak about whatever you wish.
There are however, some circumstances in which I am compelled to break confidentiality:
- If you disclose information that indicates you may be a threat to yourself or others.
- If you disclose information that indicates a child [under age 19] is at risk, being neglected, or is suffering physical or sexual abuse; or has experienced such abuses in the past.
- If you are or become involved in a legal matter the court has a right to subpoena your clinical record.
It is my goal and ethical responsibility to support you through your experience in therapy. There will be an ongoing dialogue as to our working relationship as well as how you feel that your therapy is progressing. Should you feel that our work together is not a good fit in any way, I would be more than happy to provide you with referrals for other qualified counsellors that may be able to better assist you in your journey.