Ethics and the Law
- Client safety – in an emergency situation where the therapist is concerned for the immediate safety of a suicidal client intent on taking his/her own life.
- Child protection – where the therapist has grounds to be concerned for the safety of children who she believes may be at serious risk of sexual abuse.
- Psychotherapists, like other professionals in health, education and social policy, have requirements to meet under Irish law governing child protection and welfare i.e. Children First, 2013.
I inform all clients of the issues relating to client confidentiality upon starting counselling or psychotherapy. If you have questions at any stage, please feel free to ask for further information.