Conﬁdentiality is a crucial part of any therapeutic relationship. At Farrell & Farrell Therapeutic Services we take conﬁdentiality very seriously. We will respect and guard the conﬁdentiality of each individual client. Your therapist will not disclose conﬁdential information about you or your session except with written authorization or where mandated or permitted by law.
If at any time you may want us to share information about your treatment progress with a third party you would be required to sign a Release of Information form.
There are exceptions to the practice of conﬁdentiality within the counselling relationship that Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychotherapists are ethically and legally required to abide by. Disclosure will occur under the following circumstances:
• If a client poses potential harm to him or herself.
• If a client poses potential harm to another person.
• If it is disclosed to the therapist that a child under the age of 16 is being harmed.
• If a client’s ﬁle is subpoenaed by a court of law.
• If sexual assault or misconduct by a Health Care Professional is disclosed.
During the initial assessment with your therapist, the guidelines of conﬁdentiality will be reviewed.