Privacy and Confidentiality
Therapy often involves talking about deeply personal issues and so it’s important that you feel confident that any information you share will be kept confidential.
Your personal information, including who you are and the information you share in session will remain confidential between you and your psychologist. There are a few rare exceptions where your information may have to be shared with someone else. These are:
Risk: If there is risk to you, the public, or other people are indicated to be at risk of serious harm, your therapist must share this information in the interests of protecting yours and other peoples safety. This would usually be done with your knowledge and consent and would most likely be shared with your GP. It is unusual for this to happen and your therapist will do their best to seek your consent to share this information.
Legal Obligation: If your therapist is required by law to disclose any personal information, such as if your therapist is ordered by a court to release specific information.