My partner/parent does not know I’m coming for counselling. If they call and ask you a direct question will you reveal this to them?

It is my firm belief and policy that each individual’s participation in counselling is strictly confidential. This includes whether or not you are attending counselling, as well as the content of any of the work we do together. In the event a friend or family member attempts to determine whether you’ve attended any counselling sessions (either during your counselling or for an indefinite period following the termination of sessions), no information will be given.

The only real exception to this rule of confidentiality is for legal minors, under the age of 18. For those under 18 there may be circumstances where it becomes necessary for me to notify their parent or legal guardian should it become my firm belief that the individual in question is at risk of significant harm.