Confidentiality is key to any relationship, but especially so for a counselling one. The sort of things you are free, encouraged, to talk about are usually of a very personal and sensitive nature and it would be a great breach of trust to have them revealed.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists I’m bound by three strands of professional ethics and the law. The BACP code of conduct. Supervision and the GDPR.
How is your confidentiality protected?
We will protect the confidentiality and privacy of our clients, actively and by informing clients about how their personal data is used.British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework
Supervision is essential to good practice. Communications will be consistent with confidentiality agreements.British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework
GDPR and the Data Protection Act (1998) require that your data is held securely in both electronic and paper forms. You are entitled to see how this data is held and processed.