What is client confidentiality? 

Confidentiality includes not just the contents of therapy, but often the fact that a client is in therapy. 

Confidentiality is protected include:

  • Not leaving revealing information on  text.
  • Not acknowledging to outside parties that a client has an appointment.
  • Not discussing the contents of therapy with a third party without the explicit permission of the client.

The only exceptions to the rule are:

  • Where the clinician has the express consent to disclose the information or data to a third party
  • Where the clinician has sufficient concern to determine that the patient is at risk – either from their own actions or from the actions of others
  • Where others may be at risk.