Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy
For adult individuals and couples
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.
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. I receive additional regular supervision for EMDR therapy provision.
A full description of this Ethical Framework can be found by clicking on the following link: BACP Ethical Framework