Confidentiality & Ethics

As a psychotherapist following the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics. The UKCP code of ethics provides guidance and direction for psychotherapists in their work, ensuring that patients receive safe, effective, and compassionate care.

The UKCP code of ethics covers a range of important issues, including patient confidentiality, informed consent, and the use of touch in therapy. It also addresses the psychotherapist's responsibility to maintain their own physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as their responsibility to seek supervision and continued professional development.
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In my practice, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my patients, and to providing high-quality care that is tailored to their unique needs and goals. I understand that trust is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship, and I work to build trust with each of my patients by being open, honest, and transparent in all of my interactions with them.

At the same time, I recognize that the psychotherapy process can be challenging and that patients may encounter difficult emotions and experiences. For this reason, I approach my work with sensitivity and compassion.

In following the UKCP code of ethics, I strive to provide the highest standard of care to my patients and to maintain the integrity of the psychotherapy profession. Whether you are seeking help for a specific issue or working to improve your overall mental health and well-being, I am here to support you in your journey towards healing and growth.

Confidentiality is a key principle of the UKCP code of ethics and is central to building trust in the therapeutic relationship. As a psychotherapist, I understand that patients must be able to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with me in confidence, and that this information must be kept private.

In accordance with the UKCP code of ethics, I am committed to maintaining the confidentiality of my patient's information. This means that I will not disclose any information about my patient's or their therapy to anyone outside of the therapy room and supervision, unless:

I have the patient's written consent to do so

There is a legal requirement for me to disclose the information

There is a risk of serious harm to the patient or to others

In these exceptional circumstances, I will make every effort to discuss the situation with the patient and to only disclose the information that is strictly necessary.