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 this 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 their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
- In couples therapy, I use the Gottman Method as a starting point. This involves separate and conjoint sessions. If an ongoing affair is disclosed to me by either partner, therapy will be discontinued and I will do my best to refer you to another therapist. If a past infidelity is disclosed to me by either partner in a separate session, therapy can only continue if the infidelity is brought out in to the open. It is part of the Gottman Method in couples therapy that the therapist not be complicit in secrets with either party.