The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, confidential information cannot be disclosed to a third party without your written permission. Therefore, the information that you share during a session will remain strictly private and confidential.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse- I am required by law to report abuse to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.