Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

However, there are times when a therapist may break confidentiality and these exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this 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 the client's cooperation in ensuring his/her safety. If a client does not cooperate, I will take further measures without his/her permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure the safety of the individual