It is important to me that you feel safe to talk freely. What you say in counselling will be kept in confidence.

There are some exceptional circumstances in which I may be required to break confidentiality:

  • If I gain knowledge of a child or vulnerable adult who is currently at risk of serious harm
  • If I am ordered to do so by a court of law
  • If I gain knowledge of an act of terrorism

I will always endeavour to discuss this with you first and, wherever possible, gain your agreement.

In accordance with BACP regulations, I have regular clinical supervision to support my work. During supervision I will discuss our work together, in an anonymised way, protecting your identity at all times.


I keep brief, respectful and professional notes of our sessions to help me support you in the best way I can. Session notes and your contact details are stored securely, in accordance with data protection regulations, GDPR 2018. They are kept for 7 years, in accordance with BACP guidelines and are permanently destroyed after that time.You are entitled to ask for a copy of these notes at any time.