Professional Ethics

My Diversity Statement

All adults and adolescents are welcome regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion, physical ability and attributes and gender identity.

 

I adhere to the code of practice and ethical standards of the British Association Counselling Psychotherapy.

 

Confidentiality

 

Confidentiality is intrinsic within good counselling practice. Information which is confidential, includes not only the identity and personal details of the client, but any aspect of the theraputic relationship. I adhere to the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) code of ethics which makes it clear that I would only consider breaching our confidentiality agreement:

 

‘In certain high-risk situations where best ethical and legal practice require the protection of the client or others (for example, in safeguarding, child protection, terrorism or serious crime), then the therapist must make decisions in compliance with current law, government guidance where applicable and ethical principles, having consulted with a supervisor and/or other relevant professionals and experienced colleagues, as appropriate’ (BACP 2018)

 

In order to maintain confidentiality, I will not knowingly accept or connect with you on social media such as Twitter or Linkedin. If I do use text or email it will be brief and concise.

 

For more information, please visit:

https://www.bacp.co.uk

The BACP offer a complaints process.