When you come for your first appointment, you will have the opportunity to give me a thorough background of the presenting problem, as well as the opportunity to review my service information/informed consent and ask questions. Informed consent is an ongoing process, and throughout therapy, I fully support your right to ask questions, set goals and be an active participant in your treatment plan.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist his/her cooperation in ensuring his/her safety. If he/she does not cooperate, I will take further measures without permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure safety.