In accordance with the requirements of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation):
I will treat everything discussed between us in our sessions as confidential. The only exception would be if I believed that you intended to cause serious and imminent harm to yourself or others, in which case I would discuss with you the need to reach out for wider support.
I will keep any written information about your counselling process confidential and secure. Aside from your contact details, the only written information that I am likely to hold are occasional notes after sessions, intended for my own learning and reflection.
In accordance with the ethical guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I meet with a supervisor for ongoing professional development. My clients' identities are kept private from my supervisor. As a further safeguard, my supervisor is also bound by a commitment to confidentiality.
Disposal of Records
At the end of your counselling process, I will dispose of any written information relating to our work together.