Confidentiality and ethical practice

At all times during counselling I shall respect your privacy and culture. Everything that we discuss will remain confidential and any notes I make will be stored securely.

As part of my own ongoing professional development I am required to have regular supervision of my work. This helps to ensure that I am continuing to practise in a safe way. During supervision cases are discussed but clients are only ever referred to by a number. No personal details are revealed. I also work within the BACP Code of EthicsĀ (

The only circumstances where I am obliged to break confidentiality are if you have indicated that there is a risk of harm to yourself or a risk of harm to someone else. I am then required to seek advice and guidance from other professionals. Before doing so, I would try to ensure that I had discussed this with you.