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