Privacy & Confidentiality As a fully Accredited Mental Health Social Worker I am bound by the ethical code outlined by the professional organisations that I am registered with. This conduct is documented in the AASW code of ethics
The code of ethics outlined by the AASW recognises that your well-being, personal information and confidentially is paramount. What this means is that your privacy is of utmost importance and will be respected at all times. This serves to reassure you and develop a deep therapeutic understanding, knowing that what we discuss during the sessions will not be revealed to any other person.
In addition, I am ethically required to have your signed consent before passing on any information or having discussions with anybody about you and what we talk about.
There are some exceptions and these are linked to minimising harm to yourself and others, your MHCP, and where I am bound by the law to release documentation to legal representatives. These are typically rare occurrences, and you will be notified well in advance of any such event.