Therapeutic Client Confidentiality

Confidentiality in Counselling in Taunton.

The confidentiality of clients is fundamental to the counselling process.

Clients bring their private situations and issues to counselling. I respect that privacy and maintain a strict regime of confidentiality within statutory laws and the rules and code of ethics of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) to which I subscribe.

During the first introductory and assessment session, I explain the rules regarding confidentiality.

I may make notes for my reference and planning future counselling with clients. These notes are kept securely and only accessed by me unless a subpoena from a court of law might force me to produce them. That would be an exceptional situation.

My Professional counselling provides confidentiality, which is essential to the counselling process. I aim to create and safe space for my clients to truly express their emotions and feelings and be sure they will be listened to and understood without judgement, criticism or direction.

Exceptions to confidentiality:

Supervision:  I get supervision with a more experienced counsellor who reviews my practice. My supervisor also maintains confidentiality.

Risk of Harm: If I believe that you or others are at risk; I would advise you, if possible of my intention to inform the appropriate agencies.

Legal: Counsellors are required to inform of terrorism, money laundering, serious drug trafficking and to comply with statutory requirements and court subpoenas This is an exceptional situation.

 

For a prompt appointment, call or text: 07561725262. I may be with a client or otherwise occupied, in which case please leave a message with your contact number. I will respond promptly. E-Mail: acorntherapy1@gmail.com Or use the contact page to send me an email. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube
All messages left, whether voicemail, text or email will be dealt with in strict confidence. I aim to respond to all voice messages/texts/emails within 24 hours.

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