Charlotte Randall

Counsellor and Coach

Working with Children, Teenagers and Adults

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is central to the therapeutic work. I do not disclose information about you, either verbally or in writing, to others unless I have your permission to do so. I would always try to get your consent in writing first. However, there may be occasions when there is good reason to believe that you, or others, are at serious risk and I need to intervene without your consent if you are unable or unwilling to give it.  These exclusions are as follows:

  • If I believe you or a third party is in danger of serious harm.
  • If I believe you or a third party is involved in serious criminal activity.
  • If I would be liable to civil or criminal court proceedings if the information I held were not disclosed.

Ethical Framework and Supervision

I adhere to the National Counselling Society Ethical Framework and as part of this I seek regular clinical supervision. During supervision, themes of our sessions will be discussed to enable me to provide the best therapeutic experience for you.  You will not be identified in these discussions. My supervisor also adheres to a professional body ethical framework.

Young People’s Rights to their Privacy

Young people have a right to speak in confidence to someone outside of the family home. As a professional, I always encourage young people to share their sessional information with their parent/carer in a format that feels comfortable to them. This is their choice to make, and I will not disclose information about our work together unless I have their consent to do so.

However, the following exclusions to confidentiality apply if they are unable or unwilling to give their consent:

  • If I believe they or a third party is in danger of serious harm.
  • If I believe they or a third party is involved in serious criminal activity.
  • If I would be liable to civil or criminal court proceedings if the information I held were not disclosed.

Under the Children’s Act, 1989 I have a duty of care to report any child protection concerns to the relevant agencies.