In accordance with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, Registered Professional Counsellors and Master Practitioners of Clinical Counselling adhere to a strict Professional Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics in maintaining confidentiality regarding your involvement in counselling.
Should you require your Counsellor to communicate with another professional, written consent must be obtained prior to releasing any information.
There are exceptions to this confidentiality in situations where your Counsellor:
1. Has evidence or strong suspicion of child, elder, or vulnerable person(s) abuse;
2. If you are assessed to be a danger to yourself or others;
3. If your Counsellor and/or their records are subpoenaed by a Court of Law or law enforcement;
4. If your Counsellor and/or their records are audited by the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association to protect the public.
Prior to beginning counselling you will be asked to sign an informed consent form which outlines the nature of counselling, including confidentiality and privacy. If you have any questions please speak to your Counsellor prior to signing this document.