Breaking confidentiality would only be considered in the following exceptional circumstances, these include: if your therapist is concerned you may be seriously at risk of harming yourself or harming another person or if there is serious risk that another person is of harm to you or if a child is at risk of being harmed.
In such instances your therapist will make every effort to discuss the situation with you first but only if that was not possible, your therapist would consider contacting relevant services e.g. your GP or emergency services.
As a requirement of good ethical practice and a commitment to continuing therapeutic excellence, each therapist discusses clinical work with their clinical supervisor. Their supervisor does not have access to your personal details and is bound by the same rules of confidentiality outlined above.
If you have any queries about confidentiality please do not hesitate to let us know and we will be pleased to respond.
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