Counselling is a private and confidential form of help. I hold information about each client and the counselling they receive in confidence. This means that I will not normally give your name or any information about you to anyone else. However, there are exceptional cases where I might ethically or legally have to give information to relevant authorities, for example if I had reason to believe that someone, especially a child, is at serious risk of harm or to prevent a miscarriage of justice. I will discuss any proposed disclosure with you unless I believe that to do so could increase the level of risk to you or to someone else. I may also discuss your case with my supervisor and the same levels of confidentiality are applied by my supervisor also.