Confidentiality is a cornerstone of ethical and effective counselling, and here at Counselling Psychology Online, we believe in fostering an environment where clients feel secure in discussing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. In this blog post, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the confidentiality measures in place while also addressing the nuances that may arise during the therapeutic process.

The Basics of Confidentiality in Online Therapy

When you engage in online therapy with Counselling Psychology Online, it’s important to know that everything you share is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Our commitment to privacy ensures that the personal details and insights you provide during sessions are kept confidential within the therapeutic relationship.

However, sometimes, to help us to help you better, we may discuss some aspects of the therapy with our supervisors. But please feel rest assured that our supervisors are bound by the same ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality as we are. 

Exceptions to Confidentiality

While our primary goal is to maintain the confidentiality of your information, there are specific circumstances where disclosure may be necessary. These exceptions are rooted in our commitment to ensuring your safety and the safety of others. Here are the circumstances under which we may need to breach confidentiality:

Risk of Self-Harm: If, in our professional opinion, we believe that you are at risk of hurting yourself, we reserve the right to inform appropriate external agencies, typically your General Practitioner (GP).

Risk to Others: If, in our professional judgment, you present a risk to others, we may disclose relevant information to external parties, such as the police, to mitigate potential harm.

In any instance where we consider breaching confidentiality, we will make every effort to discuss this with you beforehand. We value transparency and collaboration, and your involvement in the decision-making process is essential.

Building Trust Through Communication

At Counselling Psychology Online, maintaining your trust is paramount. We understand that the decision to seek therapy is deeply personal, and our commitment to confidentiality is designed to create a safe and supportive space for you. If you ever have concerns or questions regarding confidentiality, we encourage you to openly discuss them with your therapist.

Counselling Psyhology Online

Counselling Psychology Online provides an array of online therapy services that can assist you in overcoming mental health challenges and enhancing your overall well-being. Our team of highly-trained therapists, psychologists and counsellors can help with a wide range of conerns, from anxiety and depression, to more specialised conditions like specific phobias and dermatillomania.

Get in touch with us to schedule an initial assessment session with one of our therapists. Always remember, seeking assistance is an affirmative step towards a healthier and more contented life.