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Confidentiality

Although your sessions with me are confidential, under exceptional circumstances I am legally required to break confidentiality and have a duty to disclose certain information. Possible examples are:

i. If you disclose any information during the course of counselling which indicates that you are at risk of seriously harming yourself, or injuring someone else.

ii. If it becomes evident during counselling that you have committed a crime such as murder/and or attempted murder, arson, armed robbery , child abuse, child or drug trafficking, downloading and/or using children in pornography, kidnapping or child abduction, rape and/or sexual assault, or you express intent to commit a crime such as an act of terrorism.

iii. If I am ordered by a court to disclose information about you.

As part of my ongoing training, professional development as a counsellor and to ensure efficacy of my client work, I attend sessions every four weeks with an experienced and qualified supervisor, at which I present my case work. Should I discuss your case, in order to safeguard confidentiality and protect your anonymity, I will not disclose your name or any possible identifying details.

Before considering breaching confidentiality, I will consult with my counselling supervisor. Additionally I will discuss the situation with you if this is feasible.