The law and professional ethics protect the relationship between a client and therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without your written permission to do so.
However, exceptions to this include:
- Suspected child abuse, dependant adult or elder abuse..... I am required by law to report these.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s..... I must notify the police and make effort to inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm herself or himself..... I will make every effort to enlist your cooperation in ensuring your safety. If I am unable to do that, I will take measures that are provided to me by law in order to ensure your safety.