This page outlines a very important aspect of your sessions.
I adhere to the UKCP, ACC and EMDR UK ethical frameworks. I also adhere to Data Protection guidelines. Information will be given to you on our first meeting.
It is a professional requirement for me to receive regular supervision. This includes discussing my client case load. Your specific details will not be disclosed.
Confidentiality is a very important aspect of your protection as a client. I assure you that I will keep in confidence whatever you tell me about your personal life during your sessions. However, there are limitations to this. They are:
If I considered that you were at immediate and serious risk of causing harm to yourself or others, I would contact your GP or the emergency services.
If you were to disclose certain illegal activities (specifically, terrorism, money laundering or drug trafficking) I am required to inform the police.
In rare cases a court may compel a therapist to break confidentiality.
Under these circumstances, I would inform you first (if at all possible), should I need to breach your confidentiality.