Angela Cupido Counselling respects & adheres to all applicable Professional regulations, standards, guidelines & laws in relation to Practice, and as required accesses confidential and anonymous Supervision and other Professional Development activities
no identifying information in regard to you will ever be shared without your expressed & informed permission. Giving expressed & informed permission occurs at times in counselling when individual(s) seeking services & counsellor's recognize that sharing, or releasing identifying counselling information may be to your overall benefit or need.
In these circumstances, a discussion between you & Angela Cupido Counselling will take place & you will fully understand what it is you are consenting to & why.
This process is providing Informed Consent to Release Information.
Rare or exceptional circumstances: In what are usually very rare circumstances, Angela Cupido Counselling is professionally required to disclose identifying information about you to respective third parties without your expressed permission.
These limited circumstances are:
- assessment that there is risk of physical / serious harm to self or other(s)
- identified risk of child abuse or neglect in relation to any identifiable child
- court/legal/police orders requested of Angela Cupido Counselling to release information
Protection of Privacy: As part of their duties, counsellor’s are professionally required to maintain records. Part of counselling requires that a counsellor listen & gather information about concerns & needs.
All Counselling Records are securely stored & kept by Angela Cupido Counselling from the point of agreement for services to 7 years (adults) from the date of last contact. Angela Cupido Counselling strictly adheres to all personal privacy rights, only seeks anonymous Supervision for professional development & all available security measures are conscientiously & consistently applied.
Angela Cupido Counselling will ensure that any concerns or questions you may have about services, confidentiality, privacy, supervision, or any other issue, are responded to during our first interaction, as well as in any future communication(s) or meeting(s), upon your request