An important aspect of counselling is that it is confidential – or private. This means that nothing you say to your counsellor will be repeated to anyone outside No5, including family, teachers or doctors. No one will answer any questions, or talk about, your counselling without your permission.
No5 is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore follows their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions to guide best practice, in particular around confidentiality and safeguarding for young people. Please click here for more details.
No5 takes confidentiality very seriously, and we also have a duty to ensure your safety. If we believed you or another vulnerable person was at serious risk of harm, we may need to break confidentiality. This may mean involving someone else who could help keep you, or them, safe. Counsellors always try to discuss this with you first and work with you to come up with a plan. See our safeguarding policy.