For professional reasons I am unable to work with the same family as a Parent Supporter and a counsellor. In the event that you access parenting support and would like to access counselling too I am happy to help you find alternative counselling and vice versa.
As a Parent Supporter I am able to respond to urgent requests and offer support in between sessions via text or email (subject to availability).
As a Professional BACP Counsellor there are strict boundaries in place to protect both client and counsellor, this means that we would meet for a session once a week at a set time and place
As a professional BACP counsellor I am bound by their confidentiality policy, click here for more details: http://www.bacp.co.uk/
If you wish to access private counselling your details are kept confidentially and I do not share any details with any other agencies or organisation unless required to do so by law.
Unless you choose to inform your GP or Health visitor there will be no record of counselling on your medical record.
Breaching confidentiality without client consent would only occur in the few circumstances where I am legally obliged to do so, this would include disclosure of
Drug trafficking (This does not include drugs, alcohol or substances use or dependancy)
Acts of terrorism
Breach of The Child Protection Act
Real danger of harm to a client, candidate or any other person
Data protection policy
There is no current legal requirement to keep records http://www.bacp.co.uk/.
I will make minimal notes following the sessions for the purpose of supervision. The notes are stored electronically in a password protected file on a password protected computer. Electronic notes are stored using a number i.e client 107 and personal details are stored in a separate password protected file.