Confidentiality is an important part of the therapeutic relationship between a client and a therapist. Whilst carrying out a consultation it is important for you to stress that all personal information relating to the client will remain completely confidential, and that information will not be disclosed to a third party without the client’s written consent.
You can help maintain client confidentiality by:
- Carrying out the consultation in private, or as privately as possible
- Ensuring that all consultation and treatment records are stored in a secure place and never left lying around
Never discussing a client’s personal details or their treatment with another person.