Yes, the sessions are completely confidential except in the following instances:

  • If we believe you are at serious risk of harming yourself or others. We would only do this in imminent circumstances, and we will try and discuss it with you first.
  • Like all mental health professionals, we are mandatory reporters under NSW child protection law, and this means that in a case where a child is at risk, we are required to make a report to the relevant authorities.
  • We may sometimes discuss client work with a clinical supervisor. The same code of ethics and confidentiality binds our supervisors.
  • On rare occasions, we may be required by a court of law to give evidence. This would only happen after consultation with our clinical supervisors and speaking with you.