I take matters relating to my work including confidentiality and respect seriously.
I am an individual member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is invested in ensuring the high quality of counselling , and psychotherapy offered to the public in the UK.
As a member of the BACP, I follow exacting standards in my work with clients, and engage in continuous supervision, and professional development.
An important clause of the BACP ethical code I follow is about confidentiality, and respect offered to the client and what they bring to therapy. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.
As a professional, I have a duty of care not only to my clients, but also to the general public. I take my work load to my supervisor regularly. The purpose of this is to help me gain better insight into the work, and to help you more effectively. Any discussion about my clients will be on first name bases only.
The other exception is that if you put your own life, or that of another person in danger, I have a legal obligation to inform the authorities. I will discuss my thoughts with you before I take any steps.