There are limits on the confidentiality that counsellors offer. These are:
- If you tell me you are going to harm yourself or harm someone else.
- If you tell me you are going to commit a criminal act.
If you disclose any of these, we will discuss how we are going to respond. We may, for example, agree that you will pass on this information to a named person who needs to know for safeguarding reasons.
NB. Counsellors are required to have supervision themselves. This is part of the counselling profession’s ethical framework.