The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, therapist will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Today you have taken the first step towards feeling better and experiencing a more positive, healthy and peaceful life.