Are therapy sessions confidential?

I am bound by UK law and ethical considerations to disclose harm to children, yourself or others, or serious crimes like terrorism to someone. However, apart from those instances, therapy sessions are confidential, and you can talk without worrying if it’s private. 

For therapy to work, you need to be able to talk as freely as possible. Often, hiding our experiences from others keeps us in isolation, which is not good for us. So, you need to talk and unburden yourself.

I take notes after your session to remind me what you talked about before the next time, but these are protected, and I’m registered as a data controller with the ICO to follow their advice on data protection and keep your personal data safe from unauthorised access.

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