Everything you say in counselling is confidential. I am required by law to treat your confidentiality with the utmost importance and respect.
Your confidentiality can be legally broken when you or somebody else is likely to be facing serious safety issues that cannot be reduced or resolved in the session.
Another time when confidentiality can be broken is during professional supervision. Professional supervision is something that all therapists and counsellors should undertake as best practice. It is also a strict requirement of professional registration designed to keep a therapists conduct accountable. I discuss my work with my supervisor who is also required by law to keep what I talk about confidential. To respect your privacy, even though I trust my supervisor totally, I never use surnames and generally do not provide names when discussing my work.
If you have questions about confidentiality or its limits, I am happy to answer them.