The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be shared without written permission.
Exceptions to confidentiality and privacy include:
– Suspected child abuse /elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
– If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
– If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If the individual does not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.