Counselling has limits to
confidentiality. Your records
are confidential within the
organisation. Please see
Confidentiality can be broken if;
- subpoenaed by a court.
- mandatory reporting where neglect or abuse is suspected is a legal obligation of the counsellor.
Your approval has been given to provide written information to:
- another health professional or agency, for example, a GP or a Lawyer;
- discuss the material with another person, for example, an employer, parent or the counsellor's own supervisor.
During your counselling you have to right to;
- be treated with dignity and respect.
- terminate a session and/or the counselling process at any time.
- only speak about issues that you are comfortable to discuss.
- refuse inclusion in activities in which you feel uncomfortable.
- view the counsellor's records and notes regarding your case.
- request a different counsellor.