For more information contact:

 

Denise Lyall

Registered MBACP(Accred)

 

07984 015 280

 

info@deniselyall.co.uk

 

 

Denise Lyall

Counselling and Psychotherapy

For adult individuals and couples in Edinburgh

Privacy and Ethics

As an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am committed to working within and, am accountable to, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Two of the many important aspects of this code of practice surround client confidentiality and professional supervision. These are summarised below and there is a link at the bottom of this page which will take you to the full description. 

 

In addition, I adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  As such I have produced a privacy policy which lets you know what personal information I collect and hold, why I collect this data, how long it is kept and your rights over this personal data. (Privacy Notice)

Counselling sessions are confidential. It is only in certain circumstances that exceptions are made. For example, if it is evident that there is a serious risk of harm to an individual, I am obliged to break this confidential agreement. In this event, and where possible, I would always endeavour to explain the need to do so. I would also seek to discuss the options available and, to encourage my client to take appropriate action, or at least to gain consent prior to taking any action myself.

Regular supervision is a professional requirement for members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It is an important aspect of counselling provision as it serves to protect and ensure the best interests of the client. It is very much a part of my overall commitment to a high standard of practice and care. At supervision it is always my priority to maintain a client's anonymity.

A full description of this Ethical Framework can be found by clicking on the following link: BACP Ethical Framework