All counselling sessions are confidential in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). There are however some limits to confidentiality. These include:
A disclosure of abuse involving a minor (under 18 years) or if any other child protection issue emerges. This can include if a child has been or is being harmed, or is at risk of being harmed.
Or, in the counsellors assessment, if the client is a danger to self or others or the counsellor.
Where it is considered necessary to break confidentiality, the counsellor will ideally do this with the full knowledge of the client. Breaking confidentiality usually means that the counsellor will anonymously discuss the issue with his supervisor to agree a way forward.
Please feel free to call Graham or text 087-1877977 - you can also reach out by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Counselling Rathfarnham
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Graham Matthews MIACP
I'm a professionally qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness Teacher working privately in South Dublin. I am fully accredited with IACP. From time to time, I blog about counselling related topics, mindfulness and other things that interest me.