Throughout the counselling process confidentiality is maintained for clients. This standard procedure and practice is for all clients, regardless of age or background, except in the following circumstances:
a) You instruct me to tell someone else and provide written or verbal permission of this
b) I determine you are a danger to yourself (eg self-harm or suicide), to others, or someone is a danger to you
c) I am ordered by a court to disclose information
d) The law is going to be, or has been, broken
e) Abuse of children is a mandatory reporting offence which I am bound by law to report
f) For supervision and education purposes (basic information only shared in this instance, not names or details that would in any way disclose or identify you, the client)
Where confidentiality cannot be maintained, as your counsellor I will take all steps possible to inform/discuss my intention with you.
Fee for counselling service is $80 for a 50 min session. If for any reason you need to cancel an appointment, please give 24 hours notice, otherwise a payment of half the usual fee is payable.