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Confidentiality

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 01 January 1970

Confidentiality is central to therapy.

So we ensure all therapists on rscpp.co.uk are bound by a code of confidentiality of a professional body.

Therefore you can expect the information you share with your therapist to be treated by them as confidential.

Knowing this will help you be open with your therapist, so they can help you.

In your assessment session, before therapy begins, discuss confidentiality with your therapist, and make a confidentiality agreement, so you have clarity.

Your therapist should clarify the circumstances when confidentiality may be broken, like if you or someone else is believed to be at risk of serious harm, or when required to by a court of law. Your therapist should always obtain your prior consent before involving another person, but if the situation is urgent and you are not available this may not be possible.